South Leeds Roundup: Flowers, Foundations and Friday Nights


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

Wild flowers Middleton ParkNow’s the time to see this lovely wild flower border according to Friends of Middleton Park. They have the West Yorkshire Brass Band performing on Sunday (7 September) and then it’s their big show the following week. Get your entries ready for the many craft, flower and produce classes or just go along and enjoy pony rides, zumba and a miniature railway.

There are lots of community groups, especially from Beeston it would seem, seeking your vote for the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving. You can choose from: the Cardinal Community Enterprise Project which runs the youth club and Café Me’n’u; Cardinal Court Extra Care Scheme; Cross Flatts Park Bowling Club; Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club; Middleton Park Football Club; Welcome to Beeston. Please do take a look at what these groups do and vote for one them.

Hunslet Rugby Foundation have launched a Facebook page with photos of their work with Aspiring Communities and Belle Isle TMO

The Hunslet Club has lots on offer now the kids are back to school you can download the new timetable from their website and keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Also back after the summer is the ever popular Friday Night Project. Two sessions at Middleton Leisure Centre for 8-13s and 12-18 year olds every … your ahead of me … Friday, from 6pm.

Would you be interested in sitting on the Hate Crimes Scrutiny Panel? This groups looks at how the Police handle complaints of hate crime. The details are on the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Facebook page. They also have reminders about not parking on the zig-zags outside schools and news of an illegal motorbike seized in Holbeck this week.

Beeston blogger Debs Davies discusses how to use a training journal to keep herself motivated as she balances fitness with job, family and education. You can read more on her Rosietints blog.

Local TV is coming to Leeds soon in the shape Made In Leeds. Friend of South Leeds Life, Richard Horsman, argues we should welcome it over on The Culture Vulture. You can see the test transmission on Freeview Channel 8.

Speaking of television, Leeds GATE (Gipsy & Traveller Exchange) recommend Irish Traveller Television and encourage people to get involved in making programmes. Sounds exciting!

Health For All have a couple of reminder posts on their website. The first is for their ‘4 tots’ football and rugby sessions 18 months to 4 years. The second lists the various community venues they operate around the area which are all available to hire for events.

And finally, Leeds Civic Trust has been out and about on the ‘South Bank’ – that’s Hunslet and Holbeck to you and me. They’ve posted some great photos which are well worth a look.