South Leeds Roundup: Apps, Arts and Autism


Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook.

Council housing in Leeds has returned from the ALMOs to Leeds City Council this week, so we start with a farewell to Aire Valley Homes and its Facebook page and hello to Housing Leeds’ new Facebook page. We’re looking forward to lots of South Leeds news and events.

If you are interested in volunteering opportunities with West Yorkshire Police you might be interested in a webchat coming up on Thursday (3 October) at 7pm. A webchat is a live online discussion, full details here.

ask-the-policeIf you have a burning question for a Police officer but can’t find you can now turn to your smartphone. West Yorkshire Police are behind a new app called Ask The Police, which lists hundreds of commonly asked questions. It’s available for iPhones and Android.

It’s National Home Security Month and Leeds social enterprise CASAC (Community Action and Support Against Crime) have published their ten top tips.

Beeston-based Basement Arts Project host a new exhibition by Richard Taylor at the end of October called “Epigone” (me neither, apparently an impersonator or apprentice).

Hunslet St Mary’s primary school have really taken to social media with tweets and blogs. The latest blog is about the election of their new school council. New Bewerley are also tweeting, we particularly liked this one from last week: “We have found out in assembly today that we speak 17 different Euro languages in KS2! We all sung in Slovakian for #EuropeanDayofLanguages”.

Some of us from South Leeds Life went to the Talk About Local un-conference at the weekend. John Baron’s has written up the day on his Leeds Bloggers site and in particular the discussion about financial sustainability. It’s good to hear experiences from others around the country trying to do the same thing.  Cafe

Sound advice for parents of children with autism on Amber’s Autism Awareness as well as lovely “selfie”, apparently one of 175 Amber took that day!

Café Me’n’u is rapidly becoming the social hub of the Cardinal estate in Beeston. They are now launching a regular coffee morning every Monday.

Debate continues about bringing the Holbeck Viaduct into use as a park and footpath with volunteers coming forward and issues such as consultation with the tenants of the arches being raised.