South Leeds Roundup: Clubbercise, caffeine and a ‘crafternoon’

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

We start this week with Clubbercise, the new exercise class that’s held in the dark with glow sticks. Beeston Parish Centre has posted a short a video to promote Julie’s class in case you were wondering if it was for you. They also have news of an upcoming Spring Craft Fair.


Is the council using horses to cut the grass? Ask the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery after a horse was spotted there last week.

How much coffee do you drink? Debs has been considering whether her caffeine intake is healthy on her Rosietints blog.

Jodie has also been getting fitter and losing weight, so why is she still a Size 18 at a certain shop? Read her story on her blog tiamo77uk.

Pre-run nerves give way to joy and a sense of achievement when 19 runners turn up for the inauguaral South Leeds Lakers run for Ewan on his Run Sancho Run blog.

Hannah has written a very thoughtful post about Valentine’s Day, comparing her experience to the working girls she meets on the streets of Holbeck. It’s on her Wondering The World blog.

Organisers of our summer community festivals are gearing up. Beeston Festival announced this week that their annual bash in Cross Flatts Park will be on Saturday 6 June and they are taking stall bookings already.

News updates on the Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan website this week include a report on the last forum meeting and progress with the Unity homes on Brown Lane East which are due to be finished next week.

In a busy week for Health For All, they report that they are able to increase their team of Health Trainers,    particularly to work with Eastern European and other ethnic minority groups and with men. They also introduce Claire Jones who can help community groups find funding for their activities. Finally they have a new family cookery course starting next week at Beeston Village Community Centre.

The Leeds Young Archaeologists Club will be in search of elephant skulls and long boats this Saturday (21 February). They are visiting the Discovery Centre, near the Royal Armouries, which houses items from the Museum Service’s collection that are not currently exhibited.

Residents at H2010 on the waterfront at Hunslet have been discussing a proposed waste plant on the opposite bank. Although it failed to get planning permission, the company has appealed and there will be a public enquiry later this year.

And finally, if you’ve ever thought about saving money on greetings cards, SLATE are holding a Crafternoon on 14 March where you can learn how to make your own cards and have afternoon tea, how civilised!