South Leeds Roundup: Facelifts, fundraisers and fair trade


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

Dewsbury RoadWe start this week with a question posed on The Leeds Guardian: Is it time for Dewsbury Road to have a facelift? The question was raised by reader Mr Singh, who has spotted a scheme in Hull using Heritage Lottery Funding on a similarly rundown main road. “Oh, and get rid of all those takeaways while you’re at it” he adds. What do you think?

A large cannabis factory was uncovered by eagle-nosed PCSOs last week in Holbeck. The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that the seized horticultural supplies have been handed to Slung Low, the theatre group based under the railway arches on Bath Road. This follows a similar use of confiscated goods that South Leeds Life reported in January last year.

This week Leeds Fed tenant Jodie has started a blog having got involved with the HUGO project (helping u get online). Check out tiamo77uk (no, me neither) to find out her views on Hunslet library, speeding cars in Beeston and much more.

Over on Leeds City Blog Maria Berz has written up her experience of Market Delivered, a scheme to help people who want to use Kirkgate Market, but can’t get there easily.

There’s been another break in at Holbeck Working Men’s Club, but on a happier note they are organising an extravaganza night featuring Dreams UK on 5 April. This will be a fundraiser for a local autism charity, put the date in your diary now.

Saturday 1 March will be Fair Trade Day at Beeston Parish Centre where they will be holding a table top sale.

If you’ve been looking for half term activities have you considered South Leeds’ newest centre of culture: The Tetley? They have child-friendly events on every day through to Sunday.

Live healthy, eat healthy, be healthy! Was the slogan adopted by the Hamara Youth Council for their healthy eating event last Saturday. Read the report on the Hamara website.

Saturday also saw the Battle of the Bands over at South Leeds Youth Hub in Belle Isle. There are photos of the young crew who helped make the day a success as well as their trip to the Ice Cube in Millennium Square.

And finally, as spring approaches and crocus and snowdrops raise their heads, Beeston In Bloom have refreshed their website. You can find out about their work parties and meetings and follow their blog.