South Leeds Roundup: Reflections, Residents and the Rotary Club


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

Temple Works roofOver on the Culture Vulture, Phil Kirby has been up on the roof of Temple Works in Holbeck to sample another bottle of Asda’s wine in his Come Wine With Me series. The piece is illustrated by this stunning photo by Joolze Dymond.

Don’t forget the Battle of Bands this Saturday at the South Leeds Youth Hub in Belle Isle. If you’re not in a band, but want to be you might like the Out of the Jam event at Old Chapel in Holbeck, organised by Cloth Cat on 22 February.

You have a chance to add what you think to the Trolleybus debate over on The Leeds Guardian. They are pioneering collaborative journalism and want you to send in text, photos or video explaining how the Trolleybus will impact on you. The debate’s been dominated by people in the north of the city, but it will affect Hunslet and Belle Isle too – so go on, have your say!

Our friends at South Leeds Community Radio have published a What’s On guide for February. Taking a wider sweep than South Leeds Life they have information on the Ice rink in town, exhibitions, performances at the Carriageworks and Brighouse & Raistrick Brass Band at Morley Town Hall to name but a few.

Good to see young people at Hamara learning some journalism skills. Children attending the Supplementary School were recently challenged to solve and report a Whodunnit murder mystery. The full story is on the Hamara website.

There’s lots going on for older people at the South Leeds Live At Home Scheme. You can keep up to date with things by liking their Facebook page  or following them on Twitter @SouthLeedsLaH

The principle of the Leeds Poverty Truth Challenge is that decisions about poverty must involve people who have directly faced poverty.

If you’re a council tenant it’s worth ‘liking’ Housing Leeds on Facebook. Amongst other things they have the link to the survey about they should be involving tenants and communities in the future.

Holbeck Working Men’s Club have new sweet and snack stands plus guest beer Butcombe Bitter (if there’s any left), plus its their Annual General Meeting on Sunday at 11am.

Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team are telling you to “zip it”. That is your bag, your purse and pockets to stop pickpockets.  Their colleagues in the Rothwell NPT have news of a session at BITMO to help you use their Immobilise system under the slogan “Get it logged, get it back”. Ti

Residents at the H2010 development by the River Aire in Hunslet have raised concerns about a waste processing plant that’s planned for the north bank across from them. If you want to object to the proposals you need to do so by this Friday (14 February 2014). They also have a meeting coming up about a spate of burglaries in the area.

Time To Change is the campaign to break down the stigma around mental health issues. Leeds campaigners were out in force at the White Rose Centre on Saturday and have posted a compilation of photos and video of the day.

The viaduct project, now called the Holbeck Highline, got a good write-up in the Yorkshire Evening Post. They’ve also received a small grant to help them get going.

And finally congratulations to Sanha Iqbal and Irum Mahmood, students at The South Leeds Academy who have been awarded Service Above Self awards by Leeds Rotary Club.