South Leeds Roundup: Runners, Readers and Railways

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

AmberLet’s start this week with the excellent Facebook page, Amber’s Autism Awareness, which is two shy of 100 “Likes”: “Autism parent fact – you have moments of extreme guilt. Are you giving your other children enough of your time, do they feel left out at all, is it fair when their sister attacks them for apparently no reason? You also feel guilty about dealing with the autism. It can sometimes feel that your suppressing your child’s natural instincts and pushing them to be more “normal” and fit in better, like your trying to cover up the condition in some way.”

Cross Flatts Parkrun announce that they will hold a minute’s silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombs before their run on Saturday. They are still keen to hear from volunteers willing to help with the organisation of the runs.

South Leeds Community Radio reveal the next subject for their book club: Michael Morpurgo’s “War Horse”. The club will meet to discuss it on 8th May.

Middleton Railway have news of their “Kids 4 A Quid” promotion on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st on their website. They are also holding a Teachers’ Open Day on Saturday 20th.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report on opposition from the police and others to an application for an alcohol licence by Winston’s “Sauna” on Dewsbury Road.

Cottingley Hall TRAC have news of a Learning Market after school on Thursday at Cottingley Primary and South Leeds Community Radio will be there.

Hunslet Hawks have slashed their ticket prices for their cup clash with Catalan Dragons – under 16s go free. Details are over on their website.

Voice of Holbeck announce their next meeting on their blog. They will be planning a celebration for the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. The meeting will be on Thursday 25th April at 7:00pm at Cleveleys Court.

Beeston In Bloom have virtually got a virtual tour of their work around Beeston on their blog “Blooming Beeston”. There are some lovely photos of their tubs and borders.

Meanwhile Holbeck In Bloom announce that they have a new website at

South Leeds Live At Home announce their Spring Fair to be held on Saturday 27th April at St Andrew’s church hall, Old Lane, Beeston.

Finally news of another South Leeds blogger. Lucy Potter who some will know as family Support Worker at Hunslet Moor Primary School has started a blog – well worth a read at