South Leeds Roundup: Cemeteries, cycling and sponsorship

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

Park Fisheries tree Holbeck CemeteryWe start this week with Park Fisheries on Beeston Road, who you’ll recall won a Yorkshire In Bloom award last year. We read on the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery blog that they have donated a tree that had outgrown their pocket garden. It has a new home, and room to grow in a corner of the cemetery.

There’s a request on the Leeds Cycling Campaign blog for people to lead cycle rides from Beeston Festival on 14 June.

Speaking of Beeston Festival, they have details of sponsorship packages for local companies who would like to support the festival. Unity Homes & Enterprise have taken out Platinum sponsorship so we must calling it “Beeston Festival sponsored by Unity Homes & Enterprise”.

Skelton Grange Environment Centre have lots going on on Good Friday (18 April 2014). There’s willow weaving, bushcraft demonstrations and nature garden making or follow the trail to win the Easter Egg prize. If you’ve been wondering about that pond they were building, there’s now a full report on their blog.

Everything from messy play, through shield making, to an egg hunt is going on at The Tetley over Easter and through to 21 April.

‘Junior Staff’ took over South Leeds Community Radio earlier this week, you can see the photos on Facebook.

It was good to see Stank Hall Barn getting some coverage in the Yorkshire Evening Post. Pity they didn’t mention that most of the article appeared first here on South Leeds Life.

Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation (BITMO) report that that their Head of Housing Management, Simon Hale, completed the London Marathon in 4 hours 50 minutes and raised £961 for Cancer Research – well done Simon!

Did we mention that the Hunslet Club have combined a fun run with onesies and Easter Eggs to create a great day on Sunday (20 April 2014). The fun starts at 11am.

And finally there are photos of the trip to Flamingoland on the South Leeds Youth Hub’s Facebook page.