South Leeds roundup: Hunslet cemetery, Cottingley arson latest and 100,000 up!

Street cleaners targeting the Beeston Hill area.

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

As the summer holiday season really starts to kick in, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve now passed the 100,000 page views mark since South Leeds Life started in late November 2010. And we’ve just clocked up more than 1,000 followers via social media such as Twitter and Facebook and via WordPress. Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

Here’s what’s making south Leeds tick this week:

As first reported on South Leeds Life, the YEP reports on security measures being lined up at vandal-hit Hunslet Cemetery.

Beeston Community Forum has written to Leeds City Council’s development department following a recent public meeting. Read the letter here: Asda Tesco 15 july 12[1]

The arson attacks on the Cottingley Hall estate which we reported on earlier this week have cointinued. Check out the video and reaction on Cottingley TRAC Facebook page.

In more positive news for the Cottingley estate, the Cottingley in Bloom group now has a Facebook page. Go on and like it!

Check out the Friends of Holbeck Social Club’s new blog here.

Fancy refreshments in the park? The Friends of Middleton Park may have the answer on their Facebook page…

Photos released by the council look at the impact of street cleaning. There are some interesting photos of Beeston Hill.

A building contractor which looks after thousands of homes in south Leeds looks likely to be hit with a series of fines after a review of its performance flagged up continued problems.


From 1 September Rothwell NPT’s weekly MiddletonsSurgery is being replaced by a monthly joint meeting at the same place with MP Hilary Benn. Check out the details here.

There’s also a report of the Heritage Village/New Forest Village area community meeting in Middleton here.

Enjoy your holidays!