South Leeds roundup: Holbeck Police HQ meeting, Cross Keys and Cottingley Springs

Artist’s impressions of the planned new Holbeck Police HQ and custody suite.

Police are holding another public meeting to discuss  work on building the new Holbeck Division Police HQ off Elland Road.

Council bosses are to press ahead with controversial proposals to extend Leeds’s Cottingley Springs gipsy and travellers site amid fears they could be creating a ‘ghetto’, reports the YEP. The paper also reports how Hunslet church was converted by an independent film crew for a space-age sci-fi flick that is now ready for lift off.

Culture Vulture blog posts a glowing review of a lunchtime visit to the Cross Keys pub in Holbeck.

Beeston in Bloom blogs on a productive working party and a volunteer’s 80th birthday.

Do you use the mobile library in Belle Isle? Join Playbods this evening at Windmill Children’s Centre and Belle Isle Family Centre.

“A baker brings a homemade cake to secret location in South Leeds.” Check out more on the Clandestine Cake Club here.

Hunslet Hawks have added six new faces to their squad, reports the Morley Observer and Advertiser.

Hunslet St Mary’s School is back blogging for the new school year.

Over on Facebook:

Check out Operation Daffy Dil 1! A new project for next month for the Friends of Sharp Lane Plantation in Belle Isle is to plant as many bulbs as they can on the Plantation in various areas like the  borders, around the staked trees and the large engraved stones.

Middleton Park halt
The finished railway halt in Middleton Park. Photo: Friends of Middleton Park facebook page

Friends of Middleton Park have a photo of the finished halt in the park (see above).

Adele Bosworth reports on Cottingley TRAC’s page that a Macmillan coffee morning is being held at Dulverton Court on 28th sept from 9am

Aire Valley Homes are looking for a new Tenant Board Member… could it be YOU?!
Don’t forget, you can contribute to South Leeds Life – it’s YOUR blog. We welcome contributions, be they the written word, phtoographs or video. Simply email us at, or you can easily file copy through our community correspondents website, which will take you through writing a story step by step. You can also share your photos with us on our Flickr pool.