South Leeds Roundup: Hugo, Hamara and The Highline


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

Let’s start this week with the new kids on the block (or should that be blog?) The HUGO Family Blog is part of Leeds Federated Housing’s project to Help yoU Get Online (geddit?). Each member of the family will blog about their online experiences and Leeds Fed will be bringing their mobile internet café out to their properties around the city.

Leeds Fed HUGO banner

The Hamara Healthy Living Centre in Beeston has a new website where you can find out about the range of programmes they run and the many events they hold.

We’ve been following Lucy Potter’s blog LucyLines with interest as she documents her study visit to the USA as a Travelling Churchill Fellow. This week’s news is that she’s back. In a post called From Brooklyn To Beeston (how cool is that?) she reflects on the visit the similarity and differences between our countries.

Lucy couldn’t resist one last visit to The Highline in New York. This is the park that has given inspiration to the Holbeck Viaduct Project. Perhaps proving the Six Degrees of Separation theory, “the boyfriend of a mate of a mate” of Ed from the group … works in the right bit of Network Rail. So hopefully that will aid progress.

Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team report another drug seizure based on information from the public.

South Leeds Live At Home scheme are due to launch the Happy Days Dementia Café in December, if you would like to help them do get in touch.

There’s lots going on at Middleton Park FC. Never mind the Manchester City coaching sessions, their Women’s team had a good win at the weekend and they have a Hallowe’en party coming up for members, friends and family.

Speaking of Hallowe’en, or “Owl’O’Ween” Holbeck Working Men’s Club are having another band night on Saturday (26 October) – four bands for £3.

Gardeners in Holbeck have been busy putting in shifts for Holbeck in Bloom along Old Elland Road.

Could you be a Neighbourhood Champion? Housing Leeds are looking for people to grade their estate and help “to make your community a better place for everyone”.

The South & Outer East Locality Team point to an information event in Middleton for residents on the new fortnightly bin collection service. It’s on Wednesday 30 October from 11:30-2pm at Middleton Park Circus.

The Reception Class at Hunslet St Mary’s primary school had a trip to Skelton Grange Environment Centre last week and have created a lovely record on their blog. As they say: “We love learning outside!”

And finally, Beeston’s own art gallery space, Basement Arts Project, has another exhibition coming up this weekend and next. “Epigone” features new works by Richard Taylor. As it takes place in the basement of a family house you are asked to email for directions.