South Leeds Roundup: Ginnels, Green Bins and Good Deeds


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

Cottingley ginnelWe love a ginnel here at South Leeds Towers, so thanks to Steph Langley who posted a photo and details of a quiet path from Cottingley to the White Rose Centre on the Cottingley Hall TRAC group.

Last week we mentioned the Friends of Holbeck Cemetrery‘s Remembrance Walk. They’ve posted a poignant report on their blog.

Further down the hill, Lucy Potter reports, on Lucylines, a walk around Holbeck for the Neighbourhood Plan looking at the seven community centres and spaces around the area.

There’s advice from Friends of New Forest Village to order your green bin if you haven’t got one ahead of the new fortnightly collection starting soon in parts of Middleton. They’ve also organised a Christmas social event on 8 December.

The HUGO family are starting to take shape. This (spoiler alert) fictional family has been created by Leeds Federated Housing Association and Housing Leeds. They will act as guides to the online world, showing people in a very practical way what they can do. In a refreshing post on their blog Stephen Blundell from Leeds Fed talks about how the project is galvanising the organisation, amongst other things to make their website less boring.

Leeds Fed are also asking for nominations of groups or individuals to receive one of 12 Good Deeds in the run up to Christmas.

There is a great little video of an athletic goal celebration on the Hunslet Club Football Facebook page. That kid has a future!

The Friends of Middleton Park have posted some great photos documenting the onset of autumn in the park. They also report on their new officers following their AGM on Tuesday.

The South Leeds Academy have posted a number of news stories on the school website. Students have been busy on various projects working with the likes of Middleton Park Equestrian Centre, Leeds Rugby Foundation, Rotary Club of Leeds, Groundwork and NACRO, the crime reduction charity.

Local history fans, Friends of Stank Hall Barn are recommending a site called Tracks In Time where you can find out information about land ownership in Leeds 200 years ago. Sounds worth a browse.

Rothwell Neighbourhood Policing Team are asking for a name. There have been a spate of burglaries in the Winrose, Cranmore and Lingwells. The police remind you that you can call them in confidence on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. They also have advice for people concerned about seeing a clown on their street, apparently it’s not illegal unless the clown is intimidating people …

And finally, don’t forget that the Westwood Community Association have a trip to the Beverley Festival of Christmas on 8 December, only £7.

One Reply to “South Leeds Roundup: Ginnels, Green Bins and Good Deeds”

  1. WOW!
    I have only just seen this. This is one of my favourite dog walks, but is no good in summer, as its completely overgown, and you just can not pass.

    Thanks for the mention.

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