South Leeds roundup: Callum Wingate appeal, Belle Isle AGM and Cottingley waste collections

Here’s your weekly guide to what’s making South Leeds via the area’s blogs, websites and social media.

The Hunslet Club reminds us there’s a Family
Fun Day & Party In Aid of The Callum Wingate Appeal
 on Sunday. In seperate news, the YEP sad;y reports how con artists have hijacked fundraising efforts by friends of Callum, who nearly drowned while on holiday in Majorca.

Community stalwart Dennis Kitchen has set up a new blog for the Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan which is aiming to map the future of Holbeck. It’s a work very much in progress (we’re lendinhg a hand here at South Leeds Life) but keep your eye on that blog for the latest on the plan.

Dennis seems to be collecting blogs at the moment. He also contributes to the Voice of Holbeck, Holbeck in Bloom and Friends of Holbeck Social Club blogs.

In case you missed it last week, The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery blog about winning 105 trees for the cemetery.

Belle Isle TMO is holding its AGM tomorrow – go along and have your say if you live in Belle Isle.

Don’t forget, our local councillors will be meeting to discuss local council business tonight at the next meeting of the Inner South Area Committee at Holbeck Working Mens Club (6.30pm). It’s open to the public – why not pop down and see what your councillors are up to?

Plans by Cockburn School to build an all-weather pitch surrounded by 15-metre-high floodlights close to housing in Beeston have been withdrawn after residents voiced their fears, reports the YEP.

Holbeck police are offering advice if you have drug dealers up your street. Rothwell Police also offer advice if you’re buying goods off the internet.

Over on Facebook, Cottingley TRAC group say they’re going to meet tonight at Cottingley Primary School (7pm) to discuss local issues – all welcome. Leeds City Council will be at the primary school from 6.30.  Call in if you live between Cottingley Chase and Cottingley Road and want to learn more about the new recycling and waste collection service coming to your street soon.

Friends of Hunslet Cemetery have issued a ‘keep off the grass’ plea after cars dug up some of the grass.