South Leeds Roundup: Peaks, Parks and Promotion


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

Harry Hawk IngleboroughWe start with that community walk over the Three Peaks of Yorkshire, it’s all over the web.

Debs Davies has written for us about the Three Peaks walk, and she’s also referred to in a post on her Rosietints blog about keeping the fun in fitness training.

Another walker, Ewan Mitchell, has written his own account of the Three Peaks challenge on his blog Run Sancho Run.

There’s yet another account over on the Hunslet Hawks website. I am so impressed that Harry the Hawk got to the top of Ingleborough. SPOILER ALERT – kids don’t read this bit: I am impressed that he can do anything in what must be a hot, heavy and sweaty outfit.

Pupils from Middleton St Mary’s primary school have been out in the great outdoors too, this time to the North Yorkshire Moors. They’ve blogged about it on the school’s Student Site.

AGMs (Annual General Meetings) don’t have to be boring according to Jodie’s stream of consciousness retelling of the recent Leeds Fed AGM on her tiamo77uk blog: “Well done Leeds Fed on being more than just a landlord.”

New Holbeck resident Hannah Reid has written about how only two weeks in she already loves the area and her neighbours on her blog Wondering The World.

Can South Leeds produce the next Katherine Grainger or Steve Redgrave? In one of two stories from the pages of the Yorkshire Evening Post this week, Leeds Rowing Club have opened a new boathouse at Stourton and are encouraging new members to take up the sport. The second story concerns residents in Belle Isle campaigning for road safety, specifically on Winrose Drive.

The South Leeds Academy is looking for two new governors. Both parents and other community members interested in supporting the school are invited to apply.

There’s always something on at Skelton Grange Environment Centre. Ahead for next week’s Open Day, they have an Autumn Fest this Friday (26 September 2014) featuring apple pressing and autumn crafts.

Another organisation that’s very busy is the Friends of Middleton Park. As their summer programme comes to an end this week with the Friendly Band (Sunday 28 September), details of their winter programme have been published as part of the Parks & Countryside’s Out & About leaflet. We’ll add them to our own Events Calendar when we’ve got a minute.

Middleton Elderly Aid have been busy posting photos from their Beginners Craft Group and from Middleton Community Fair. They also have a vacancy for a part time finance assistant and are looking for new trustees.

And finally back to the Hunslet Hawks and their push for promotion which continues on Sunday when they play York. Coach Barry Eaton has blogged about the importance of the supporters in getting this far. “Be loud and proud in the Pop Stand, back us vocally like you have all season and together we can do it!”