South Leeds Roundup: play dates, parties and programmes

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 at Cottingley Community Centre where they’ve launched a new Facebook page. It’s the place to go if you want to know about things like the new Saturday Play Date sessions (below), see photos from the Easter Fair, or to suggest new activities you would like to see at the centre.

Cottingley Play Date

Over on the Better Lives For People In Leeds site they are promoting a consultation about how people are cared from when they come out of hospital. You can join a discussion at the Hamara Centre in Beeston on Saturday 25 April.

This isn’t a new article, but we hadn’t seen it before. Tom Forth has had a look at the Hol Beck and suggests that we could be using the flow to generate hydro-electric power.

Apparently there’s an election going on. We were interested in a Twitter discussion at the weekend involving The Leeds Citizen amongst others. It was pointed out that the parties seem more interested in tweeting pictures of canvassers than debating policies.

Sticking with the election theme, here’s an early warning that Beeston Community Forum has moved its meeting from 7 May (polling day) to 14 May. They look to have some interesting speakers too.

Debs Davies is considering health versus beauty or as she puts it “Taking the Fit out of Fitness”. You can read her thoughts over on her Rosietints blog.

Here at South Leeds Towers we love a bad pun, so hat’s off to Skelton Grange Environment Centre who invite you to a Toad-ally fantastic amphibian survey on Thursday (16 April). You can also see their Friday volunteers doing some great hedge-laying.

How hard can it be to buy a pint of milk? asks Phil Kirby on The Culture Vulture. He’s not impressed by the New Forest Village housing development in Middleton, but its community spirit is defended by Hannah in the comments.

Speaking of New Forest Village, the Friends group are looking for new committee members at their re-arranged Annual General Meeting next Thursday 23 April at St George’s Centre.

The Shakti project held a successful showcase event bringing 80 Asian elders together at Health For All’s Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre.

And finally, the Friends of Middleton Park has produced their programme of summer activities. You can pick up your copy at their Steering Group open meeting on 21 April at St George’s Centre.