South Leeds Roundup: Big Bird, Sgt Pepper and the missing wedding couple


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

Tram and Water Tower MiddletonFriends of Middleton Park have loads going on – every Sunday until the end of September – and it’s all over on their Facebook page and website. You’ve already missed a bird walk and Tingley Brass Band, but there’s still lots to do. They’ve also been posting lots of old photos of trams.

We’re still fascinated by the Amber’s Autism Awareness Facebook page and delighted that mother Christine has kept it going following Autism awareness month in April. The little details of life do a lot to demystify a condition that still often misunderstood.

Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team report seizing an off road motorbike on the Parkwood estate on Friday on their Facebook page, bringing some peace and quiet to the neighbourhood.

Meanwhile Rothwell NPT have reports of children’s car seats being taken from cars parked in Belle Isle and news of free bike tagging in City Square on Thursday 16th. But we particularly liked this item on their Facebook page:

“A male who was seen in a store in Middleton shoplifting was detained after being stopped by a big yellow Bird (from Sesame Street) and a Tiger, the suspect was actually wanted for Breach of Bail but obviously got the shock of his life when the two store mascots gripped him! I bet the CCTV from that one was interesting!”

Don’t forget Leeds Dynamite cheerleaders have a fundraiser on Friday evening. You can follow all their activities on their Facebook page.

Skelton Grange Environment Centre is 21 years old. Staff have created a unique birthday card featuring the faces of staff and volunteers. But, they ask on their Facebook page, is it more Sgt Pepper or Where’s Wally? You decide.

Aire Valley Homes have some water saving tips on their Facebook page, while The Greenhouse show how they save water through rainwater harvesting and “grey water” usage to save 25,000 litres of water per year in each flat.

Middleton Methodist Church have a lovely new photo of the building on their Facebook page where they are still trying to find the couple who are planning to get married at Hunslet Methodist Church on 1st June 2013. Can you please get in touch if you know the couple!

South Leeds Life hopes to link in with Made in Leeds, the local TV channel that is due to launch in the autumn. The Guardian Northerner blog provides some context looking at where Made In Leeds fits into the north’s broadcast media history.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has an unusual story about flytipping in Hunslet. The Council were called to clear up the mess in the Telfords only to find that a local resident had rearranged the goods into an alfresco living room. Remember if you have stuff that can be reused please ring SLATE who will collect and re-sell.

What’s the connection between a house on Noster Terrace and Leeds United Football club? To find out you’d better look at the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery blog.

Beeston In Bloom pose another potential mystery on their Blooming Beeston blog. Apparently their plant sale last week was a “reasonable success”. It got us wondering where the line between a reasonable success and a bit of a waste of time lies … We’re sure everything Beeston In Bloom does is very successful.