South Leeds Roundup: Daffodils, Chickens and the Ice House

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

Dewsbury Road DaffodilsWe all need “a bit of bright in the grey” at the moment as Spring doesn’t quite get sprung. “Ragwort” writing on Beeston in Bloom’s blog reports that the nearest Dewsbury Road trough to her is turning into a host of golden daffodils.

The Yorkshire Evening Post have had several stories about our area this week. First up the Police mounted a series of raids across the area to seize stolen goods. Next Sharp Lane Primary is one of a number of schools to be increased in size to accommodate the rise in demand for school places. Finally there’s the story of a man in Holbeck who takes his chickens to work.

We are used to hearing about jobs going to China, but the BBC report that Beeston-based Symingtons are bringing jobs back from China to a new factory in Hunslet.

Friends of Middleton Park report on Facebook that there will be an archaeological dig to excavate what they think is the ice house for Middleton Lodge (the grand house that stood next to the rose garden). Stand by for news of a weekend tour of the site.

Still on Facebook, Aire Valley Homes point us to a story on about their partnership work with West Yorkshire Police which has reduced crime in the area. But they point out that 1 in 4 burglaries in Belle Isle and Middleton are “through an unlocked door”.

South Leeds and Morley Scouts have been busy. They report lots of work going on at their Pheonix campsite and a successful meeting in Middleton to launch a new Beavers, Cubs and Scouts group.

And finally, following their meeting last week, Cottingley Hall TRAC report on Facebook that the whole estate will be 20mph zone with speed bumps on Cottingley Drive, plus the Council will be sending traffic wardens on match days to enforce parking restrictions.