South Leeds Roundup: Hopscotch, Chimneys and Yellow Lines

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

The Westwood Community Association have a very good Facebook group with lots of lively discussion. This week they posted have some good advice about doorstep crime and how to avoid becoming a victim. There was also a discussion about cat fouling versus dog fouling hopscotch which kicked off with the invitation “If anyone fancies a game of hop scotch take ya wellies and walk along Bodmin Road – great game of hopping the dog doings”

They are also promoting their Welfare Benefits advice session tomorrow. If you’re worried about the changes get along to Westwood Primary School and speak to the experts. The event is open to anyone from South Leeds.

Lock No 2 & Tower WorksThe Leeds Citizen blog has covered the transfer of three Victorian chimneys in Holbeck from the Homes & Communities Agency to Leeds City Council. The redbrick chimneys were part of the Tower Works on Water Lane and were built in the style of Renaissance Italian bell towers.

Beeston in Bloom report on their blog about having pruning lessons and then setting about the shrubs in Cross Flatts Park’s Millennium Garden.

On the subject of Cross Flatts Park, their first Parkrun launches officially on 23rd March, but they’re having a bit of a trial run (geddit?) this Saturday. If you want to join them, just turn up at the Watsonian Pavilion in the park from 8:30am. There’s more on their Facebook page.

The Friends of New Forest Village Facebook page has details of their Eggstravaganza on Friday 29th March. As well as an egg hunt, there will be bonnets, egg decoration and egg and spoon racing. All split into three age groups.

Cottingley Hall TRAC has details of its meeting tonight (13th) on Facebook. The meeting is at Cottingley Primary Academy at 7pm. There will be housing staff, Police and Councillors present, letters to send to get the post office re-opened, plus “We’ve got the yellow lines man coming from highways”.

Hunslet Hawks had success against Whitehaven last Sunday. You can read the match report on their website and there’s a link from their Facebook page to TV highlights on YouTube. It was good to see photos of friendly Whitehaven fans drinking in the Garden Gate before the match on Facebook  and Twitter.