South Leeds Roundup: Meadows, Menus and Media


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

Holbeck meadowWe start this week in a wildflower meadow in … Holbeck. It might surprise some people in the city, but parts of Holbeck have been imaginatively planted with wild flowers. Holbeck in Bloom have posted some pictures including this one. Can you spot the butterfly?

Phil Kirby has responded to an invitation from American Express to find the most inspiring hidden places in the country. You can read his list of inspiring places over on The Culture Vulture – obviously it includes several Holbeck locations including Temple Works (pictured).

After a long pause Beeston food blogger Ewan Mitchell has posted two recipes on his Tonight’s Menu blog this week.

Waterfront residents at H2010 in Hunslet are petitioning for faster broadband, have you signed yet?

Our friends at South Leeds Community Radio have rebranded as South Leeds Media and launched a new website this week.

Beeston Festival has published its programme for the event on Saturday 14 June. They also promise to add the latest information in the run up to the day.

They are tackling alien invaders down in Stourton. Not Martians, but plants such as Himalayan Balsam and other invasive species. Toby Roberts fills in the details over on the Skelton Grange Environment Centre blog.

News over on the Hunslet Hawks website includes the Dance Academy’s performance at Elland Road, a job vacancy for a South Leeds Development Officer and hospitality packages for Fathers’ Day on 15 June.

The volunteers down at Holbeck Working Men’s Club have been busy cleaning, painting and filling two skips with rubbish.

There’s a Diesel Gala this weekend at Middleton Railway, you can see a video from last year to whet your appetite.

Leeds Dock (previously known as Clarence Dock) down near the Royal armouries on the ‘South Bank’ is getting spruced up according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. Public gardens are to be laid out, entertainments organised and top street artists have been brought in to decorate temporary hoardings on the site.

We spotted this story via the We Love Holbeck Twitter account. Holbeck Urban Village has been nominated for the Great Neighbourhood Award by the Academy of Urbanism (me neither). Go Holbeck!

And finally Leeds United fans with a long memory might remember Harold Williams who played with John Charles. He still lives in Beeston and has been interviewed by Yorkshire Post.