South Leeds Roundup: Plans, Kites and Trains


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

Holbeck flowersHolbeck Neighbourhood Plan has a new website. It’s still under construction but as it develops it will be the place where you can find everything to do with the Plan. It already has information about the progress they have made in developing the plan to date. Oh, and some very nice photos of Holbeck.

Speaking of new websites, Beeston Parish Centre (St Mary’s near the Co-op) now have an online home for news of their activities and information if you want to hire the venue.

There will be kites over the Clearings according to Friends of Middleton Park’s Facebook page. These are not birds, but not kids toys either, these are big grown up kites. Alternatively you can enjoy the brass sounds of Yorkshire Imperial Travel Band or the “Imps” as they are apparently known. Remember transport is available for residents with mobility problems and the café will be selling Yorkshire Day themed cakes.

If you’re missing your fix of community festivals, head over to the Hunslet Gala Facebook page where they’ve posted some more videos …

… Or if your in the city centre, look out for The City Talking free newspaper, Beeston Festival features on the centre pages of Issue 5. Meanwhile John Baron asks how do you solve a problem like New Dock? In their online edition.

You know it’s summer when the Yorkshire Evening Post turns to the debate over where Holbeck, Beeston and Hunslet start and stop. The excuse is the 110th anniversary of the old Police station and Library building on the corner of Dewsbury Road and Hunslet Hall Road.

It’s not too late to join the Hunslet Hawks on their annual sponsored walk to the Dewsbury Rams. If that sounds like too much effort, perhaps you could sponsor one of the walkers? Details on their Facebook page.

There’s an appeal on Leeds GATE’s Facebook Page for people to donate old (but not too old) computers for the public to use at their centre.

Finally, Middleton Railway remind us that they are running trains on Wednesdays throughout August. Details on their website.