South Leeds Roundup: brown bins, bands and book clubs


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

Cottingley Hall TRAC have debates on Facebook about moving an impromptu bee hive, finding rabbit hutches and planting up the new planters as well as some lovely photos of the towers in the early morning light.

Westwood Community Association will be attending Bell Isle Gala this week and Middleton Gala (13th July) and is looking for Tombola prizes to help them raise funds on heir stall. Their Bridlington trip is now full but there are a couple of places on the Ponderosa trip still available. It’s all on their Facebook Page.

Friends of Stank Hall Barn have been given permission to use images by artist Richard Bell. Their Facebook Page is the place to keep up to date with the re-roofing works and their plans for an information day on site in July.

Rothwell Neighbourhood Policing Team has a timely reminder on their Facebook page to be careful with your barbecue. They have graphic pictures of the damage that can be caused  by a barbecue getting out of control. They are also pushing the burglary prevention event for the Manor Farms where you can pick up free home security equipment. The joint event with Aire Valley Homes is on 27th June at Manor Field Hall.

Speaking of Aire Valley Homes, they are promoting the various local festivals and galas on their Facebook Page. They also have news of BMX, skateboard and golf sessions at The Works in Hunslet. On the housing front they are consulting on their satellite dish and pets policies. They also had a note about the problems with brown (garden waste) collections – the poor spring has delayed a lot of gardeners who then took the opportunity of the fine weather to catch up – unfortunately the system couldn’t cope with everyone catching up at the same time!

Middleton Park Football Club are looking for football players of all ages and also some new managers for their children’s teams. There’s more information on the Facebook Page.

West Yorkshire Police are campaigning on their website to make people aware of Child Sexual Exploitation and in particularly to recognise the signs – mood changes, skipping school, staying out all night, unexplained gifts or new possessions, etc. They also tell you who to contact if you have concerns about a child.

Friends of Middleton Park reveal on their Facebook Page that this Sunday’s history event will be a history walk looking deeper (geddit?) into the park’s mining history and covering some mining disasters. There a hint of ghost stories too. It all starts at 2pm at the Visitor Centre.

Meanwhile Friends of Cross Flatts Park are appealing on Facebook for volunteers to help put on their programme of Bands In The Park. This Sunday it’s Alistair Russell and Chris Parkinson singing folk songs from the North East. If you can help, get along to the Watsonian pavilion at 1:30pm.

The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre have news on Facebook of their summer activities including overnight Bushcraft events in August and also remind us that June 29th is International Mud Day.

Holbeck Working Men’s Club announce a night of rock’n’roll and rockabilly on the eve of Holbeck Gala. Chuckwagon, featuring Alun Lewis off Emmerdale and Pink Peg Slax will be playing on Friday 5th July. It’s all on their Facebook Page.

And finally, South Leeds Community Radio have photos on Facebook of construction work going on to fit out their new studios and news that next month’s Book Club will be discussing The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory.