South Leeds Roundup: Custard, Cafes and Community Awards


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 down at the new Elland Road Police Station and ask the question: who hasn’t fantasised about throwing a custard pie at a senior Police officer? Children got that chance at the recent open day event, you can see the photos on the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Facebook page. It was all in a good cause with £1,200 raised for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Police custard pie

Anarchic Ali reports on a walk through South Leeds over on The Culture Vulture. It’s always nice to hear North Leeds-ers expressing their surprise at how wonderful Middleton Park is.

Is this street in Holbeck? Photos taken for Shelter at the end of 1960s have gone on show at London’s Science Museum according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

In case you hadn’t realised we a week into Stoptober the campaign to help people give up smoking. BITMOs GATE are supporting the initiative with advice and comments from users who have given up. There’s also a help session every Friday.

Belle Isle & Middleton In Bloom have started a Facebook page. Why not ‘like’ it and keep up to date with their activities?

Ewan Mitchell hasn’t got a place to run in the London Marathon and he’s delighted. Find out why on his Run Sancho Run blog.

Here’s one we missed at the time, but spotted a link on Facebook this week. Back in August the Leeds Café Blog reviewed the Feel Good Café at Hillside in Beeston. They loved the food, but marked it down on ‘kerb appeal’ calling it a secret café. For those that don’t know Hilldide is the old Hillside Primary School building near the bottom of Beeston Road across the road from the Greenhouse which has windmills on its roof. I’m telling you all this because South Leeds Life now holds a News Cafe there on a Tuesday morning and I’d hate you miss it!

Like many community centres you can take computer lessons or Salsa classes at Beeston Parish Centre, but now they’ve branched out. On Leeds United match days they’re offering locally sourced burgers and hot dogs to fans heading down the hill to Elland Road.

Those of you who know what ‘axelboes’ and ‘brake hangers’ are will be delighted to see photos showing the progress they’re making at Middleton Railway overhauling Brookes No 1. The rest of us just look on in awe.

Stone Age tools will be the subject of Leeds Young Archaeologists Club’s next session on 18 October. The club, for 8-16 year olds is exploring the heritage of Middleton Park.

There are some great photos of wrestling in and out of the ring at Holbeck Working Men’s Club recent wrestling night. Clearly a good time was had by all.

And finally, the Hamara Centre in Beeston are gearing up for their fifth Community Awards you can nominate an individual or an organisation on their website.