South Leeds Roundup: Hunslet Hawks and a tree called “Howard”


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

Lets start this week in Hawkshire where the Hunslet Hawks have unveiled their new shirt for the new season. They are also selling cups produced by young people from Middleton Park Youth Services who are based at the Belle Isle Community Hub. £1 from every sale being donated to the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust.

Tree called Howard at TCVAs ever there’s lots going on Skelton Grange Environment Centre. There’s a report about how Howard (the beech tree) got stripped of all his autumn leaves in last Thursday’s storm. Don’t forget their Winter Festival on Friday and if your stuck for a Christmas present how about one of their Bushcraft Day or Willow Workshop gift vouchers?

BITMO have started a Facebook page where you’ll be able to find the latest information about what is going on in Belle Isle including their Christmas Party for tenants on Saturday 14 December from 12:30 at Belle Isle Club. They have also updated the BITMO’s GATE page on the website with a full list of activities for December.

Housing Leeds have another house exchange event at Hillside on Thursday (12 December), they also have details of a British Gas scheme that could save you money on your utility bills.

Great report and pictures from Friends of New Forest Village’s Christmas Fayre including George who won the best dressed dog award and Santa arriving in updated (Audi) sleigh.

Lucy Potter lost her father three years ago when he died following a heart attack in the street. She has written a very poignant letter to the unknown men who helped him and rang for the ambulance on her Lucylines blog.

And finally, ‘Think BIG South Leeds’ is a new campaign from our friends at South Leeds Community Radio. It aims to link up local groups and encourage more people to get involved with groups in their area.