South Leeds Roundup: Awards, Aiming High & Remembrance

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

We start this week in Beeston at the Hamara Centre. December will see the 7th annual Hamara Community Awards dinner. You can nominate an individual or organisation for one of six awards.

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Last year’s Hamara Community award winners

Aiming High is the support offered to community groups by Health For All. In response to feedback, they have put together a programme of training sessions to help groups with fundraising, measuring what they do and getting more people involved.

Middleton Elderly Aid have published photos from their recent trip to Millstones. They also report that tickets for their Christmas party are sold out.

Young people from Belle Isle, Middleton and Cottingley groups came together as DAZL put on a dance show for the Sharp Lane Community Group’s bonfire party on Saturday.

A new course for parents is starting at Park View Primary School according to Asha Neighbourhood Centre in Beeston. Called Incredible Years it covers issues such as play, rewards and boundaries.

Residents of Beeston Hill are invited to a residents meeting at the Hamara Centre next Tuesday (15 November). There will be a chance to meet local police officers and councillors and raise any issues of concern. The meeting is organised by the Inner South Community Committee.

The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery are holding their annual Remembrance Walk on Sunday afternoon (13 November). They will be focussing on those that fought at the Somme a hundred years ago and have some interesting information about how the Commonwealth War Graves Commission started.

And finally, don’t forget to join Cottingley Hall’s first ever Remebrance Service at the Christmas tree behind the shops from 10:45am on Friday (11 November). The short service will be followed by refreshments at the community centre.