South Leeds Roundup: Building sites, bushcraft and ballet


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

Photo: Shaun Flannery
Photo: Shaun Flannery

Safety on building sites was on the curriculum for children from Beeston Hill St Luke’s, Greenmount and Hunslet Moor primary schools when they met Keepmoat Ken recently. Keepmoat are the main contractor on the sc4L housing regeneration project.

The Yorkshire Evening Post had two heartwarming stories from South Leeds this week. First up is the story of 4 year old Harvey Sutcliffe who bravely donated bone marrow to help his sister’s fight against a rare cancer. They then visited the ever popular Park Fisheries in Beeston as Yorkshire In Bloom judges were inspecting their garden.

The exploits of Holbeck Elderly Aid’s craft group in crocheting a yellow jersey for a City Square statue are covered again on the Better Lives For People In Leeds blog. The post includes an interview with manager Elissa.

Do you remember the Urban Pollinator project that saw wild flower meadows in Hunslet Moor, Cross Flatts Park and Middleton Park? There’s a catch up post on their blog explaining how things are developing in Leeds following the end of the research project.

The child sexual abuse story continues with revelations almost every day. Local blogger John Cockburn is following the story on his blog What Can I Do About It? This week he reflects on a radio debate between Liz Davies and Matthew Parris.

Middleton Railway is holding a charity day on Sunday in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. There will be Footplate Experiences and Drive For A Fiver and all in a good cause. Details are on their website under Special Events.

Are you a supporter of the Hunslet Hawks? Are you their biggest supporter? Are you in fact the biggest rugby fan in the country? Why not enter the competition being run by league sponsors Kingstone Press.

Is your garden shed secure? The Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team has information to help you ‘get a-shed of the situation’. Ignoring the terrible pun, I can vouch for the efficacy of the security measures.

The Dog Wardens of the South & Outer East Locality Team rounded up three strays on the streets of the Cardinal estate in Beeston this week. The comments reveal their attitude to lost pets and fines for offenders.

There are a few places left on the Bushcraft Days at Skelton Grange Environment Centre. These are next week on Tuesday and Wednesday and are for children aged 8-12 years.

And finally, there’s loads going on down at The Hunslet Club. On top of all the usual sports classes Northern Ballet are coming back with another ballet for children in September and they are running some workshops and not just for ballet dancers.