South Leeds Roundup: Elections, Engagement and Emails


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

Hunslet St Mary's logoHunslet St Mary’s blog keep’s us up to date with life in the primary school. This week we learned the outcome of the School council elections – congratulations to all the successful candidates.

There is loads going on at Middleton Park FC and not just with Manchester City. The club are working with Leeds United to run girls and women’s football on Saturday 2nd November. They also have a call out for people with disabilities who would like to play football in the Ability Counts league.

Our new art gallery, The Tetley is recruiting ahead of their opening in November. They are looking for reception, kitchen and bar staff and gallery attendants.

The Rothwell Neighbourhood Policing Team have been using Facebook to notify us of various incidents and arrests, including a nasty attack on Elland Road, a drug seizure in Belle Isle and criminal damage in Middleton. Meanwhile Holbeck NPT have been closing cannabis farms and retrieving stolen goods in Beeston.

Its good to see some Council officers using social media to engage and sort out problems. There seems no greater problem than refuse collection on Cottingley, so well done to Tom Smith asking for feedback and following up problems on the Cottingley Hall TRAC group. You can find Tom on the South & Outer East Locality Team page.

Are you worried that the CIA are reading your emails? You might be interested in a debate being organised in Leeds by Leeds Data Thing to see how we feel about how health and social care organisations in the city use our data. The debate will be on Twitter (#AboutMeLeeds), off-line and in person at a debate. It’s all part of the Leeds Digital Festival.

Volunteers from Asda and Beeston in Bloom were at Holbeck Cemetery on a misty autumn day  to plant young oaks and other trees.

Leeds Music Trust are still compiling stuff to be buried under their new building in Holbeck. Kaiser Chiefs and Pigeon Detectives have been down to add memorabilia to the time capsule – which was, apparently the idea of Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky. LMT are also organising a charity concert at Holbeck WMC, the Oxjam Festival will run all day on Saturday 26th October, tickets are just £5.

Autumn means the end of Friends of Middleton Park’s summer programme, but they are posting some lovely photos and the they promise to open the café again this weekend. They even promise an activity but haven’t decided what it might be yet – you’ll just have to check back later in the week.

And finally, Leeds South Foodbank opened its doors for the first time last Friday. They have news of a special carol concert at Leeds Minster (the parish church as was) on Friday 6th December at 7pm. The entry charge? “Bring a tin to get in …”