South Leeds Roundup: Allotments, apprentices and assault courses

This week South Leeds has been touched to two terrible stories with the attack in Beeston and the car crash in Morley. These have been covered elsewhere, but here is your regular roundup of the other stories that are making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter.

We start this week with gardeners with special needs who were given certificates at the end of their Green for Go course by Groundwork Leeds. Friends family and carers joined them at Lady Pit Lane Allotments in Beeston for tea and cake to celebrate.

Go for green allotment

As it’s National Apprenticeship Week, Belle Isle TMO asked Keeley and Adam to introduce themselves and talk about their experiences so far.

Meanwhile, Keepmoat took 32 of their apprentices to Ripon Barracks, according to the sc4L blog. They went for a week of motivational personal development activities. If pictures of assault courses are your thing, you must read this post.

There are photos of some fabulous moon buggy designs on the Hunslet St Mary’s primary school website. Well done Year 6!

If you prefer historic photos of Beeston you should look up Memories of Beeston and Save Our Beeston on Facebook.

Aimee Robinson, a journalism student from Leeds Beckett University has written up an exhibition at The Tetley art gallery put on by Sheffield architecture students looking at the redevelopment of the South Bank area of Holbeck and Hunslet.

Any runners out there? Ewan Mitchel reviews the Harewood 10k race. “It’s not fast and flat, far from it.  The appeal of the Harewood 10k is its setting.” Details are on his Run Sancho Run blog.

Health For All report that they are starting a new arts and crafts course next week (18 March). The course will run for five weeks on Wednesday Mornings at the Beeston Village Community Centre.

As well as their Saturday family workshops, The Tetley art gallery runs monthly messy play sessions for under fives. The next Tiny Tetley is on Wednesday 25 March. The gallery also has an archive of Tetley artefacts from bottle tops to pub signs, which might be of interest to ex-employees or keen drinkers!

There is a consultation about the future of Old Cockburn Sports Hall on Thursday (12 March). The council are considering transferring the building to a community organisation. Details are on the Inner South Community Committee Facebook page.

Friends of Stank Hall Barn are having their next community planting day on Monday 16 March.

And finally, still on the gardening theme, Holbeck In Bloom are looking for more members as they re-enter the Yorkshire In bloom competition this year. You don’t need to be a gardening expert, just willing to help.