South Leeds Roundup: Pink parasols, peregrines and (litter)picking

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

We start this week with Yorkshire in Bloom gold medal winning Park Fisheries in Beeston. They like nothing more than to brighten up the street scene. Usually it’s their floral displays, but their new fuchsia pink parasols certainly do that to!

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Spotted on Twitter, appropriately enough, @JonathanBliss saw a Peregrine Falcon on Old Lane in Beeston. Apparently it flew down off St Anthony’s, heading for Asda.

Fans of DCI Banks may be interested that the crew were filming for the new series at Holbeck Cemetery this week.

Our good friend The Leeds Citizen has been having a look at who is standing in the council elections. Interestingly he tips two of our wards for potential upsets.

The Hamara Centre in Beeston has launched a new project for young people who are at risk of child sexual exploitation.

Holbeck Elderly Aid’s modernisation goes on a pace. Now trading as HEA, they have a shiny new website with all the information you could want about their activities and services.

Good to see The Works skate park are running disability sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The three cups won by Leeds Rhinos last season – Challenge Cup, League Leaders and Super League Championship – will be at Hunslet Warriors on Friday (22 April).

… and if you want to know what they look like, check out The Holbeck, which hosted them last week.

Staying with rugby league, the Hunslet Hawks have launched a chocolate bar. The Hawkie (‘It’s not for Rhinos’) is available from the Hawks shop at South Leeds Stadium. Well done to everyone at the Salford game that contributed to the Samaritans collection, £199 was raised.

Students interested in a career on stage, or backstage, could benefit from a new partnership between The South Leeds Academy and West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Well done to the Police off road team who seized two motorbikes in Middleton Park.

Middleton Park councillors were on hand to help Sharp Lane Community Group open their centre on Cranmore Grove. Regular activities include coffee mornings, bingo and a lunch club.

Described as ‘toadally awesome’ it’s another amphibian survey on Thursday (21 April) at Skelton Grange Environment Centre.

Down at the Hunslet Club they are hosting a Family Day from 4pm on Sunday 1 May and have a night of boxing on Friday 13 May.

And finally, when they’ve finished running round it, runners at Cross Flatts Parkrun will litterpicking and generally cleaning up the park on Saturday (23 April). You can join in if you don’t run!