South Leeds Roundup: Heritage, Hunslet St Mary’s and the Hugo Family


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

Stank Hall on BBCWe start with a plug – watch out for Stank Hall Barn on the telly on Thursday (5 December), it will feature in Restoring England’s Heritage (7:30pm BBC1) presented by John Sergeant.

Congratulations to Hunslet St Mary’s Primary School who were recently inspected by Ofsted. They have been graded as “Good”, an improvement on their 2011 “Satisfactory” mark. You can read the full report on the school website.

The White Rose Shopping Centre’s expansion plans are due to get planning permission according to The Leeds Citizen, despite a strong objection from Bradford. The plans include a new cinema, larger Primark and Debenhams and a new car park.

In his weekly blog, Hilary Benn MP looks forward to taking a group of Middleton Primary School children on a tour of the House of Commons. We would love to publish a report from the visit if anyone from school is reading.

There’s a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post that Asda has contributed a hamper to support pensioner Harold Swift who had £600 stolen from him outside Old Lane post office. The collection at Café Me’n’u has already topped £200. It’s good to see the community rallying round.

You can find out everything that’s happening at the St Luke’s charity shop on Beeston Road over on their new Facebook page.

Preparations are almost complete for the New Forest Village Christmas Fayre on Sunday 8 December from 1-4pm on Central Park. The friends group are also looking for a new secretary.

The HUGO family have moved to Leeds and you can find out what each member of the family makes of us on their blog. These stories are part of Leeds Fed’s digital inclusion project.

There’s been more enforcement action in the area against residents not clearing rubbish from their gardens and letting their dogs roam the streets. Full reports are on the Council’s South & Outer East Locality Team page.

Parks aren’t just for summer. Middleton Park hosted a Santa 5k run last weekend and Cross Flatts Park will host a Lantern Festival on Friday 13 December.