South Leeds Roundup: Mills, Mondays and MADE in Leeds

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

Photo: Chris Allen via Creative Commons
Photo: Chris Allen via Creative Commons

We start this week with a Yorkshire Evening Post report about Leeds Civic Trust’s concerns about Hunslet Mills. The Grade II* listed flax mill is prominent on the waterfront, but plans to turn it into apartments stalled in the recession.

The YEP also highlights the plight of little Jacob Duffy from Middleton who was born with 12 fingers and 12 toes as well as eye and heart problems. There’s a benefit evening coming up in August at the Beeston Sports & Social Club.

You can follow the adventures of SLATE’s volunteers in art on the Arts That Care blog. This week they are contemplating how negativity breeds negativity and how to break the cycle.

So before there was Leeds United, there was Leeds City. Have you ever wondered how that club ended in 1919? Chris Nickson has the story on his blog.

As well as contributing to South Leeds Life, our MP Hilary Benn has written a couple of articles. One is on Labour’s defeat in the general election and the second is on why he thinks 16 and 17 year olds should have a vote in the upcoming EU referendum.

Here at South Leeds Towers we know how therapeutic and satisfying writing can be. Beeston based blogger Lensa Woodcock has found time to restart her blog, so now she loves Mondays. Read about it on her blog The Sojourner’s Musings.

Interested in a sports apprenticeship? The Works Skatepark are running a programme for 16-18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training.

Marc Doyle, the Principal at The South Leeds Academy has written about how impressed he is with all the hard work going on by students and staff to make it into a Good school.

The Friends of Stank Hall Barn had help from Yorkshire Bank volunteers in their community garden this week. They’ve posted photos to show how it’s coming on.

Have you got green fingers, or just keen to prettify Middleton Circus? Why not join Belle Isle & Middleton In Bloom at their planting session on the circus on Friday morning (12 June) from 9:30am.

The Barmines are a band from Belle Isle and Hunslet. As well as playing at Beeston Festival they were featured on MADE in Leeds local TV. The Old Chapel Music Studios in Holbeck, where they rehearse, have posted a link.

Did you know there are crafting sessions on Mondays (10am-12pm) at Cottinley Community Centre? Amongst many other activities, by the way.

Following on from the Craft Cafe last week, Belle Isle TMO have cleverly inserted a copy of South Leeds Life under some “ridiculously nice” pancakes made by their new Black African Women’s group ‘Aiwa’. All pictures of the paper guarantee a mention in the Roundup!

Just having a photo of one our articles doesn’t count, so we won’t mention JCCS Tennis for that. But do go along to their free tennis weekend on Saturday and Sunday (13,14 June).

There’s great opportunity for young people in Middleton to get involved with the Prince’s Trust Team Programme. Adam Princes Trust Sutcliffe’s post advertising the scheme on Facebook has been shared over 3,500 times.

And finally, hats of to a team from Beeston-based medical supplies company DePuy who have been trekking 48 miles through Nidderdale to raise funds for local charity St Luke’s CARES.