South Leeds Roundup: Cake, crafts and a community clean up

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

Hunslet Club cakeWe start this week at the Hunslet Club where it was presentation night for the U7, U8 and U9s rugby teams. Coaches, volunteers and parents were thanked with the most amazing cake. Take a look. And don’t miss the Hunslet Club’s Christmas raffle, there’s a 40” LED TV up for grabs!

You can find out more from the Inner South Community Committee, who moved quickly to report on tonight’s meeting on their Facebook page including posting a video of Andrea Edwards from the Hunslet Club explaining how they will be spending a grant agreed by the Councillors.

A postscript to last week’s Abbey Dash stories – Mike Wallis has written about a very busy weekend involving the 10k run on his Backwards Lion blog.

Local historian Chris Nickson has written a fictionalised account of a true story. The battle of Holbeck Moor tells the tale of the day the good people of Holbeck took on Moseley’s fascist Blackshirts in 1936.

It’s always good to see pupils being consulted about school policies. At Hunslet St Mary’s primary school they’ve been talking to the School Council about a new behaviour policy and are now trialling the new system.

Lot’s going on at Middleton St Mary’s too with a visit to a synagogue, study of particles and an enterprise project. Great stuff.

Phil Kirby has written more about what’s going on (or about to stop?) at Temple Works in Holbeck on The Culture Vulture blog.

The Leeds Citizen covered the Missing Councillors poster story reporting that @TheSocBiz had dubbed the anonymous flyposting ‘The Beeston Spring’!

Jodie writes about finally getting to a Bryan Adams gigs and waiting in vain for him to retweet her comments on her tiamo77uk blog.

Middleton Elderly Aid know how to get people to their AGM – have a chocolate truffle baking class! They have also started a Twitter account – you can follow them @ElderlyAid to keep up to date.

A reminder that it’s the Friends of Stank Hall Barn’s AGM on Monday, 7:30pm at the Tommy Wass pub.

Speaking of AGMs it’s Skelton Grange Environment Centre’s coming up on Tuesday (2 December 2014). It’ll be sandwiched between a Christmas crafting session and a showing of the film ‘North of the Sun’.

If you’ve wondered about volunteering at Skelton Grange, do have a read of this young graduate’s experience there from the Child Friendly Leeds blog.

The Prerona Project, run by Asha Neighbourhood Project in Beeston is recruiting local Bangladeshi women to volunteer and help others in their community. You can find out all about it on their Facebook page.

Good to see the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team were out in the Cross Flatts 20mph zone with SID, their speed indicating device. Whilst it doesn’t give out tickets, it does draw drivers attention to their speed and is available for community groups to borrow. The team have been out and about offering crime prevention advice to local community groups.

News from the South Leeds Music Centre – they will be running drop in music classes for teenagers at South Leeds Youth Hub on Tuesday nights starting in January.

Want to meet Santa? Get along to the Friends of New Forest Village’s next event on 14 December at Central Park.

Don’t forget that it’s SLATE’s Christmas fair at Hillside on Saturday (29 November). Santa, turkey dinners in the café, vintage craft stalls and so much more.

And finally, Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation (BITMO) are advertising two apprenticeships and have posted photos from a community clean up at West Grange Drive.