South Leeds Links: Bloom, new Holbeck Police HQ and Middleton Railway thanks – updated

Artist’s impressions of the planned new Holbeck Police HQ and custody suite.

Here’s our weekly roundup of what’s making south Leeds tick from other blogs and websites:

Holbeck in Bloom blog about a very welcome donation from Santander and some of the latest work in the area.

The show goes on – that’s the defiant message from the folks at Middleton Railway, who have thanked local people for their support following Saturday’s metal theft which was reported here on South Leeds Life. The railway will reopen on schedule this Sunday.

The Friends of Middleton Park post a lovely photo of their litter pick on their facebook page.

Middleton-based DAZL are holding a big dance day at the South Leeds Youth Hub in Belle Isle.

Some of the rubbish left in the Normanton Grove Garden

Chelsea Blankhorn of Normanton Grove, Beeston, was found guilty of failing to clear domestic waste and household items from her garden and fined. Check out the photo on the leftFind out how much she was fined here.

Three men from Beeston have have been fined for unlawfully burning the plastic from cables to get at the copper wires inside.

The new Holbeck Police Divisional HQ set for Elland Road has received planning permission and work is due to start on site in the summer, reports the YEP. See the photo at the top of this post.

Cottingley TRAC group reviews its successful estate clean-up on Saturday and talks plans for the future over on its Facebook group.

UPDATED 12.35pm – We’ve amended our headline – which was perhaps a bit strong – to more accurately reflect the content of this article.

UPDATED Thursday PM – We’ve removed the link to the Holbeck travellers post. On reflection it didn’t meet our editorial policy.