South Leeds Roundup: Festivals, fun days and food hygiene

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

We start this week down by the river. Leeds Waterfront Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary when it returns on the weekend of 24 & 25 June. As usual it will bring entertainment and activities to various sites along the River Aire including Holbeck, Hunslet and Stourton.

Students at the university have been writing about Holbeck-based Leeds Music Trust ahead of a fundraising gig coming up next month.

A new arts and crafts group has started at Woodhouse Hill community centre. It runs every Tuesday from 6:30pm and everything made by the group will be sold in aid of Hunslet Carr Residents Association.

We love this: “If you ever needed a definition of a good working party, it was our session at the Lodge Lane planter today. There were many hands to make light work, it lasted less than an hour and we were pleased with the final result. The fact that we planted everything we brought and used some our compost from a recent drug raid was just icing on the cake. Well done girls.” Published by Beeston In Bloom.

An appropriately favourable review from Leeds Confidential have who found the wonderful Turkish food on offer at Venus Supermarket in Holbeck.

If you were caught up in traffic chaos yesterday morning, there’s a short report about the offending crash in the Yorkshire Evening Post. It happened at the junction of Cemetery Road, Top Moor Side and the M621 sliproad.

Are you a tenant, or shared owner with Leeds Federated Housing Association? They are currently recruiting for a tenant board member. Training and expenses are provided plus £3,005 payment per year.

Never mind the grown ups. Hunslet Warriors under 11s took on Milford Marlins as a curtain raiser to Hunslet RLFC match on Sunday. Just part of the work of Hunslet Rugby Foundation.

The amazing Leeds Dynamite cheerleaders have a few vacancies in their squads. Act quickly before the opportunity’s gone.

Have you got your tickets yet? MADDFest 2017 at Cockburn School. 2 nights of Music, Art, Dance and Drama. 15th/16th March. TICKETS ON SALE £2.

Breeze are holding a Family Fun Day to promote the Friday Night Project. It’s at Middleton Leisure Centre on Saturday 1 April (it starts at 1pm so we’re pretty sure it’s not a April Fool).

Those amazing fundraisers Rhian and Amy are taking part in the Radical Run, a 3km giant inflatable assault course at Temple Newsam. Please sponsor them for the Middleton-based child bereavement charity Charlies Angel Centre.

If you’re worried about food hygiene, don’t worry about eating at the SLATE Feel Good Café at Hillside in Beeston, for the fourth year running they’ve been given a 5 star rating by Environmental Health.