South Leeds Roundup: Gates, Goals and Sunday Lunch


Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook. It’s a shorter roundup this week as people seem to have been distracted by the Bank Holiday and half term.

BITMOs GATE userWe start at BITMOs GATE where Jess Dewhirst has started a new blog. Through The Gate will tell the stories of some of the people who come and use the community centre in Belle Isle. As she points out getting a job maybe the goal, but often there are other obstacles to get over before that goal can be reached.

Holbeck Urban Village will be hosting a new cycling event according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. Citycross has been imported from Belgian and includes speed and dexterity in an urban environment.

The next meeting of the Beeston Community Forum will Thursday 5 June when the guest speaker will be Sue Rumbold, the Chief Officer for Childrens Services at Leeds City Council.

The Police and Council teamed up recently to mount a joint operation to tackle anti-social behaviour on greenspaces. The operation used off-road motorbikes and a Police Land Rover to cover 100 miles of bridleway and the full story is on the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team’s website.

There’s lots of news about who’s coming to SLATE’s Feel Good Vintage Fair over on their Facebook Page. The Fair is at Hillside on Saturday 7 June and looks fantastic with furniture, jewellery, music ice cream and of course vintage teas.

And finally there’s something different going on at the Holbeck Underground Ballroom – the home of Slung Low Theatre. The Sunday Lunch Project offers a free lunch in return for discussion about to change the world for the better. You don’t need a PhD and they’re keen to hear from “not the usual arty types”.