South Leeds Roundup: Remembering and a righteous rant

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 with a mark of respect. It was great to see football clubs across the city remembering the Christmas Truce of 1914 by posting photos of the two teams on Twitter with the hastag #FootballRemembers. Middleton Park FC posted this snap of their U15 team with players from Pontefract St Joseph.

Football remembers

If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s you might want to look at the Better Lives for People in Leeds blog where they reckon it’s beginning to look a lot like a dementia-friendly Christmas.

There’s a heartfelt plea for a job from Jodie on her tiamo77uk blog. She desperately needs money, which she wants to earn by the way, to get to see her soulmate from schooldays.

Stuck for something to do? Health For All’s Healthy Communities Team have published a handy roundup of the regular groups they organise across South Leeds. Activities range from women’s groups to healthy cooking and pizza evenings.

This is novel. One disgruntled South Leeds council tenant has set up a Facebook page to list their complaints about their landlord. Useless Leeds City Council lists problems with plumbing, heating and wiring, but remember folks, there are two sides to every story …

Leeds Young Archaeologists will be assembling at Middleton Park on Saturday morning for their Christmas Quiz. We gather they will be joined by various characters from history, sounds intriguing.

Speaking of Christmas Quiz’s, BITMOs GATE are moving on from their Christmas Fair on Saturday and building for their quiz next Friday (19 December). South Leeds Life will be fielding a team, why not come and join us?

A new sewing, knitting and crocheting craft group has started at Café Me’n’u who are also collecting baubles for the Cardinal community Christmas tree.

Boost your vocal confidence at Leeds Music Trust’s Christmas Singtacular Fundraiser on Sunday (14 December). The fun takes place at Holbeck Working Men’s Club and the ticket price includes a festive drink and mince pie.

Good news and bad news from Friends of Middleton Park. Firstly their bad news was the destruction of all the new benches around the lake. But on a happier note they have announced the date for Oddsocks Theatre’s return for Shakespeare in the park – put 7 July 2015 in your diary right now.

And finally there’s mixed news from Cottingely Hall TRAC too. A recently planted tree outside the café has been chewed through by a dog. Christine has a righteous rant explaining the time and effort that goes into meetings and form filling that ends up with plants and trees on the estate. On a happier note (quite literally) children from Cottingley Primary Academy sang carols to folk at Dulverton Court.