South Leeds Roundup: Chickens, legends and model railways


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

Hunslet chickenWe start this week with Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Facebook appeal for a missing black speckled chicken. Apparently the Hunslet Club have lost one. On a more serious note they have another rogues gallery of individuals they would like to talk to and they are also very good at promoting community events such as Hunslet Gala.

In the week we launched our latest Community Reporters course, there’s a timely rant over on the Culture Vulture blog. The rant is in response to rants from journalists complaining that blogging isn’t real writing and has laid the profession low.

Beeston Festival has shared an amazing aerial video made by Morteza Fatahi of Quadcopter Aerial Photography. It shows the festival from a whole new angle!

Friends of Stank Hall Barn have lots of news on their Facebook Page and on their website. There are photos of the current roofing works plus news of “Stank Hall Barn Revealed” – an event on 14th July when there will be guided tours of the site including inside the barn. They are also asking for your stories about the site, or legends you’ve heard about it. They have set up a special page on their website where you can add your information.

Holbeck Working Men’s Club are holding a barbecue this Saturday from 5pm.

Friends of Middleton Park are promoting various shows on their Facebook Page. It’s not too early to enter Craft, Flower & Produce show in September. Then there’s the Dog Show on 28th July – they’re stressing this is fun show with categories such as “Waggiest Tail”. But before either of those, Oddsocks are coming with their outdoor production of The Comedy of Errors on 9th July – not to be missed!

Amber’s Autism Awareness Facebook page written by mum Christine from Cottingley continues to give interesting insights into the life of a family living with autism. We enjoyed Amber’s use of Fabreze to make everything – and we do mean everything – in her room smell lovely.

South Leeds Music Centre are having a coffee morning on Saturday. Do pop in to support their great work and hear some lovely music whilst you’re there.

A new addition to the Facebook scene is the snapped titled South and Outer East Locality Team. These are guys who keep our streets clean and they are under local control through the Council’s Area Committee. They’ve already posted about enforcement action taken against a takeaway and illegally transporting waste. It good to see Council teams using social media to open up new channels of communication.

And finally, Middleton Railway have news of a special event this weekend. They are hosting a model railway exhibition as well as the usual full size trains. There’s even a chance to ride on the footplate! Details are on the website.