South Leeds links, Thursday March 22: Mounted police in Middleton and Belle Isle

Here are some links to stories which have been making south Leeds tick this week…

The Friends of Middleton Park have organised a litter pick for this weekend and also update readers on progress on the park’s big revamp.

The YEP follows up on a story we featured a couple of weeks ago about campaigning mums launching a bid to put the brake on speeding drivers outside Cottingley Primary School.

There will be a community clean-up on the Cardinal estate in Beeston on Friday, March 30. Find out more on the White Rose Residents’ Association’s Facebook page.

Check out the latest events, including a boxing night, at The Hunslet Club.

The folks at Beeston Festival are seeking an Afro-Caribbean band for this year’s festival.

Your local police have been busy updating their websites… Mounted police will be seen around Middleton and Belle Isle to help reduce anti-social behaviour – find out more here. There’s also an appeal for help over a burglary which led to irreplaceable jewellery being stolen from an elderly widow in Belle Isle. PCSO Sarah Holman has attended Hunslet Moor Primary School’s World of Work day and officers also visited the Four Dragons Karate Club in Beeston.

Judges from the Yorkshire in Bloom contest will visit Holbeck Cemetery as part of their route around the area this year, reports the new Friends of Holbeck cemetery blog.

There are positive photographs galore of the area in the Looking Good Holbeck and Beeston blog.