South Leeds Roundup: Pooper Scoopers, Parking Permits and Police Volunteers


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

Pooper ScooperFriends of Middleton Park have posted a lovely video made by Wakefield Council to remind dog owners to clear up after their pets. “Pooper Scooper” is a reworking of a classic Abba track. They’ve also posted a depressing photo of some recent fly-tipping, but on a happier note they are requesting photos from last week’s Festival of Dance. So go on, send them your snaps – you know it’s good to share.

Local blogger JC raises some interesting issues about the current consultation on charging for resident parking permits over on What Can I Do About It?

Leeds City Council has announced the loan of a Hunslet-built engine to a Leicestershire village where it spent its working life. The Lord Granby was built by the Hudswell Clarke & Co in Hunslet in 1902 and worked in a quarry near Melton Mowbray. It’s now to be restored by the Eastwell History Group.

Beeston is the latest area to be featured in Leeds List’s Pick of the Suburbs series. They seem to like what they found mentioning Cross Flatts Park, Nazma’s and Hillside as well as the more predictable Elland Road and White Rose Centre.

Following the popular trip to climb Snowdon in North Wales earlier this year, Beeston resident Ed Carlisle is plotting an ascent of the Three Peaks of Yorkshire. The plans aren’t finalised so head off to his event on Facebook to register your interest and say which date you prefer.

Police volunteers will be out with officers in Beeston Hill on Thursday (22nd August) evening. They will be offering crime prevention advice about burglary and car crime.

The world beating Leeds Dynamite Cheerleading are holding try outs for their 2013-14 squads on Saturday at their Middleton Baptist Church base.

It’s great to see that Hunslet Hawks are supporting the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust’s 5k sponsored run in Middleton on 8th September. Come on runners, join Harry The Hawk and get signed up and support this great local charity.

There’s been a lively debate thanks to Rothwell Neighbourhood Policing Team asking on Facebook where they should deploy their off road bikes. As well as pointing out problem areas, people pointed out that creating a proper off road course for the young people would be a better solution than confiscating bikes.

Cottingley Hall TRAC have organised a drop in session tonight (Wednesday 21st) from 6:30pm at Cottingley Heights. It’s a chance to raise issues informally with Aire Valley Homes, Councillors and the Police.

Not content with a great day out at Ponderosa, Westwood Community Association are already organising a trip to visit the Beverley Christmas Market on 8th December.

Finally, sad news that Stank Hall Barn won’t be opened as part of this year’s Heritage Open Day. According to the Friends group, the paperwork can’t be sorted in time. However they promise more events later in the year.