South Leeds Roundup: Fire, fertility, funding and a fitness challenge

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 with breaking news as fire broke out this afternoon in a block of bedsits on Beeston Road. The Yorkshire Evening Post got the story, but asked to use South Leeds Life’s photo. The road was blocked in one direction for a time this afternoon due to the number of emergency vehicles.

Fire Beeston Road 04Feb15

As you may know there are plans for the Council and NHS to share our health information. We’ve already highlighted an event coming up next week at the John Charles Centre. There’s a thoughtful blog about this ‘big conversation’ on the Better Lives For People In Leeds blog.

Several South Leeds organisations were in the running for a Child Friendly Leeds Award, but all were pipped at the post. You can find out who did win on the Child Friendly Leeds blog.

Michael arrived at Holbeck’s Men in Sheds project recently in personalised overalls, now everyone wants some.

There was an important free vote in Parliament this week on a new fertility technique that uses cells from three ‘parents’. You can find out why your MP, Hilary Benn, voted yes on his blog.

Debs Davies is complaining about her skinny arms and how she’s building them up on her Rosietints blog. Meanwhile on Run Sancho Run, Ewan Mitchell discusses his love of challenges and this summer’s 100km ‘trailtrekker’ event.

There are plans afoot for Leeds to bid to be the European Capital of Culture in 2023. The Leeds Citizen suggests that we replace the usual suspects writing the bid with panels of citizens picked at random. What do you think?

Good news at Health For All with news that the Bridge Project at Holbeck Community Centre has received funding to continue for another three years. Their breastfeeding support group and Change 4 Life project working with overweight children have also received extra funding.

The Tetley has published its half term family art activities. They are all free and you don’t have to book, just turn up.

Parkrun, the free weekly 5km run in Cross Flatts Park, has posted a video made back in November. So if you want relive the experience, or check out the course before you have a go, you know where to look!

The Inner South Community Committee has posted the new timetable for activities at the South Leeds Youth Hub in Belle Isle. You can also find a video invitation to next committee meeting from Cllr Angela Gabriel.

And finally, don’t forget that the Hunslet Club are running their annual Fitness Challenge this Saturday (7 January). Have you signed up to test yourself and raise funds for the club and St Gemma’s Hospice.

One Reply to “South Leeds Roundup: Fire, fertility, funding and a fitness challenge”

  1. A friend and I are interested in any old photos of Holbeck,particularly of Holbeck WMC,Jenkinson Lawn,Leeds 11. When we say old we mean anything from the 1980’s back to its start in 1877! Help!

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