South Leeds Roundup: Floods, Fans and a Fowler diesel engine


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

Photo courtesy of Leeds City Council
Photo courtesy of Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council are consulting on their flood risk strategy. Whilst much of South Leeds is securely on hills we do have waterways running through the area. The press release is illustrated with a picture from Millshaw when it flooded a couple of years ago.  By the way, it’s good to see that they’ve caught up with South Leeds Life in their coverage of the Urban Pollinators flower meadows and the opening of Middleton Park Visitor Centre (!).

Rugby fans can visit a free exhibition to mark the Rugby League World Cup at the Leeds Central Library. To co-incide, Leeds Reads the library blog has published a list of ten books about the sport recommended by Phil Caplan.

On the subject of rugby, Hunslet Hawks have published details of their popular half term rugby camps. The camps are for 7-14 year olds, sign up now! There will also be a skills session for girls (10-16) on Monday 28th.

I’m enjoying following Lucy who is still in New York City. You can follow her exploration of the city’s family support services on her Lucylines blog. Even if you’re not greatly interested in family services as such, her descriptions of the various neighbourhoods she’s visited are very evocative. “On Friday I went back to The Bronx. This time to the Highbridge Community with its steep hills nestled within an extensively built up residential area, imagine Meynell Heights and then add 500 more.” Great photos on the blog too.

There are hundreds of community groups doing all sorts of wonderful things in our neighbourhoods, but they are not always easy to find if you don’t know about them. Voluntary Action Leeds the sector’s umbrella organisation has revamped its website to help. It’s now called Doing Good Leeds and you can use it to search for organisations or for opportunities to volunteer yourself find out about jobs and training opportunities or get advice. Take a look.

A newly refurbished Fowler diesel engine called Harry will be debuting at Middleton Railway’s gala this weekend. Photos and full details are on their Facebook page.

SLATE are showing off their bunting and pom poms that will be decorating Hillside for their Vintage Fair on Saturday.

As well as giving us their results Middleton Park FC are asking supporters to buy goods online via their website. Using the link ensures the club get a donation to their funds.

Leeds Federated Housing Association are holding an event at Rowland Road Club next Tuesday. Called “Creating a Brighter Beeston” it’s part consultation, part advice and even gives you the chance to do some graffiti art. They are particularly looking for ideas on how best to use the binyards.

South Leeds Music Centre are gearing up for their 40th anniversary concert on 26th October. You can now email with your requests for tickets.