South Leeds Roundup: The Bridge, Bats and Badges

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 Holbeck where the team from The Bridge centre won the Fair Play Final in the football tournament which was part of Leeds Learning Disability Week. Congratulations to all who took part.

Bridge football

Speaking of football, Beeston Hill St Luke’s Primary School will be hosting its version of the Euros this weekend with a kids competition on Saturday (25 June) and an adult tournament on Sunday (26 June).

I won’t pretend that Let’s Recycle is an everyday read here at South Leeds Towers, but we did notice this snippet about a new waste facility in Stourton. As well as treating 200,000 tonnes of waste every year, the plant will create 40 jobs.

Bat and Chat is the latest addition to the Hamara Centre’s packed timetable. Now you can enjoy table tennis followed by a cuppa in the lead up to Ping Leeds street festival. There are separate over 50s and open sessions.

The staff at SLATE are celebrating their new shiny corporate badges. And why not?

Sad news from Belle Isle Family Centre that they are having to close the café due to financial losses. All other activities at the centre will be continuing as normal.

Looking for somewhere to enjoy the sunshine? Why not visit the Cottingley Community Centre garden? Good to see the team who run the centre getting some recognition from the Lord Mayor too.

Leeds Young Archaeologists were out surveying in Middleton Park last Saturday as well as learning about the park’s mining heritage.

If you want to know more about mining in Middleton Park why not join one of Middleton Railway’s Mining Tales and Trails walks on Sunday (26 June).

Regular visitors to Middleton Park will have heard the model airplanes that are flown from the Clearings most weekends. You find out all about them on Sunday when the South Leeds Aero Modellers host their annual air show in partnership with the Friends of Middleton Park.

What to do with an old golf course? Well while plans are worked on for the old Middleton Park course Run Leeds suggest using as a running route. They grade the 4.25 km route as ‘hard’.

Alligator Gumbo will be bringing New Orleans jazz to Cross Flatts Park this Sunday from 2:30pm as part of the Friends’ Bands in the Park series.

To tie in with the Waterfront Festival this weekend, The Tetley art gallery is having its own Weekender, including live music.

And finally, it’s good to see that the Inner South Police recovered a rotavator taken from Shafton Lane allotments after receiving community intelligence.