South Leeds Roundup: Blue buildings and Easter Bunnies

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

Autism Blue Civic HallWell done to Karl Wilson at Leeds Autism services in Hunslet who has got public buildings in Leeds to light up in blue to mark World Autism Awareness Day on Thursday (2 April). There’s more about this on the Better Lives For People In Leeds blog.

Six year old Maariya Rahmani, from Hunslet Moor Primary School, was amongst the winners of the Arooj creative writing competition reports the Child Friendly Leeds blog.

Leeds novelist Chris Nickson has written a thoughtful piece about how history can be erased from the landscape by development. Worth a read as the South Bank takes shape.

We get a mention in John Baron’s roundup of Leeds hyperlocal websites on his Leeds Bloggers, er, blog.

Find out what Holly Class from Middleton St Mary’s primary school found when they visited the Fairburn Ings nature reserve.

If you’re fed up with reading Ewan Mitchell banging on about running, you might be please to hear that this week he’s turned his attention to walking. Specifically the 100km TrailTrek he is undertaking in August to raise money for Oxfam.

A new job club has started at the Hamara Centre. Help is on hand for job search, CV writing and interview practice. Every Wednesday 1-4pm, no appointment needed, just turn up.

Don’t forget that services have resumed at Middleton Railway. This weekend they are open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and there’s an Easter Bunny Hunt.

The Belle Isle Family Centre is hosting two family events during the school holidays. There’s a film showing of Paddington on 7 April followed by a Spring Family Fun day on 16 April. All details are on the Health For All website.

Dennis Holmes, Director of Adult Services at Leeds City Council will be the guest of Beeston Community Forum on Thursday (2 April). They will also be discussing new housing proposals on the Parkwood estate.

A new section of The Works skatepark will be opening in time for the Easter holidays. Check out all their events and opening times.

Dennis Robbins, CEO at The Hunslet Club and Gerald Jennings from the White Rose Centre were arrested by Police last Friday. Luckily it was all for charity and £1,000 was raised to free the ‘Hunslet Two’. Don’t forget their Activity and Football Camps this holiday.

Street food and local independent traders will be available at Leeds Dock’s Easter Market on Saturday and Sunday (4-5 April).

And finally, do you care for someone with dementia or memory problems? South Leeds Live At Home are running some training to help you find the help you need. They do much more besides such as their lunch clubs and walking group. Plus they will be re-launching their Men’s Group in June.