South Leeds Roundup: Runners, relatives and residents meetings

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

We start this week in Cross Flatts Park where the weekly Saturday morning parkrun was graced by five London Marathon finishers. Congratulations to them all.

If you want to start your running journey South Leeds Lakers are running (geddit?) another Couch to 5k programme starting on 30 May.

Angel recommends her work experience placement with the Shine Project and Shine Nail Bar in a guest blog on their site.

Local history group Middleton Life are on the lookout for pit or colliery checks, tokens or tallies. These were used to check miners in and out of the pit and must have been in use at Middleton colliery and Broom pit. Have you got one at home?

Did you know The Works skate park has special sessions for littlies? Strider Club is every Wednesday from 4-5pm and for 8 year olds and under only. Bikes and helmets are provided so what are you waiting for?

Do you want to try out for Cheerleading? Aviators Cheer are currently recruiting for their Minis, Youth and Junior teams (age 5+). They meet every Wednesday at the Level Up Academy in Beeston and the first session is free.

If you missed Monday’s very popular Bluebell Walks with Middleton Railway and Friends of Middleton Park, there’s another chance to enjoy the spectacle on Sunday (7 May).

The Friends of Holbeck Cemetery have been helping families trace their relatives over the last few weeks. You can read about it on their blog.

The Inner South Community Committee have organised local residents’ meetings for Beeston Hill (16 May)  and Holbeck (23 May). Local councillors will be present and you will have a chance to raise your issues.

There are regular meetings this Thursday (4 May) for Hunslet Carr Residents Association (6:30pm Woodhouse Hill Community Centre); and Beeston Community Forum (7:30pm at Beeston Village Community Centre).

And finally, Cockburn School report that the recent charity show raised over £650 for the Kyle Asquith Foundation.