South Leeds Roundup: Prints, paths and ping pong

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 Elland Road Police station. Middleton Girl Guides paid a visit last week and had their fingerprints taken. They weren’t in trouble, it was a trip to find out more about policing, including CSI. The Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team are also warning drivers of Ford Transit vans to be extra secure as there has been a spate of van break-ins in Hunslet and Beeston.

Elland Road Middleton Guides

Have you seen the new ‘Welcome to Hunslet Carr’ sign outside the Bay Horse? It will be officially unveiled by Hunslet Carr Residents Association on Thursday 7 April.

You may have seen The Outsiders performing at Beeston Festival or Holbeck Gala in recent years. They are band of talented musicians and singers who all have learning disabilities. They formed and rehearse at the Old Chapel Studios in Holbeck. Now Leeds Student TV have made a short documentary about them.

Sticking with video, heres a ‘vlog’ or video blog about the The Works’ recent ‘battle of the park’ scooter event.

If you can spare some time on Saturday (19 March), Hunslet Warriors are looking for help to lay a path by their new rugby pitch.

Back in December we profiled Mark Wilson who’s ill health hasn’t stopped him fundraising for charity. His latest Leeds Laughter Spectacular was a sell out success and raised a fantastic £2,700 for Parkinson’s UK.

Coming soon: DAZL will be bringing dance to Cottingley Community Centre from 20 April. Meanwhile a bereavement friendship group has started on a Tuesday.

Here’s an interesting opportunity, Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club are looking for scorers. Training is provided and you get £20 per match.

It’s another win-win-win with The Hunslet Club. Take a house that’s been lying empty, train young people in construction skills to refurbish it then let it to one of your members. Plus they have a sponsored fun run coming up in Middleton Park on Sunday 10 April.

And finally, do you fancy rolling around on the water in a giant bubble? Yes Water Zorbing is coming to Leeds Dock in Hunslet next Thursday (24 March) and it’s free! Canoeing, yoga and ping pong are also on the agenda for Wellness Week.