South Leeds Roundup: Salmon, Trout and Courgettes


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

TCV Salmon jumping weir

Let’s start with a sign of how much cleaner the River Aire is these days. Down at Skelton Grange Environment Centre they have been watching salmon (or are they trout?) jumping the weir. This photo is from their Facebook page. They also have information on how to tell the difference between salmon and trout.

Four members of Aire Valley Homes staff are going to canoe their way along 127 miles of the Leeds Liverpool canal to raise money for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James’. Meanwhile they are consulting tenants about satellite dishes and pets policies, the deadline for comments has been extended to 16th August. Details are on their website. Meanwhile on their Facebook page there’s information about nine spaces they have on a course at Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food in the market.

Leeds City Council is opening itself up to the public and adopting new technology, so it was sad to see a council committee meeting in public refused to let the Leeds Citizen record the meeting so that he could report accurately on it.

It’s the season of family fund days and Beeston Broncos advertise there’s on 25th August over on their Facebook page. They also have photos from the Hunslet Hawks sponsored walk to Dewsbury last week. There’s more photos from the walk on the Hunslet Hawks Facebook page.

Did you miss last week’s kites (not the feathered variety) in Middleton Park? You can catch up with a video posted onto Friends of Middleton Park’s Facebook page. This Sunday the Friends are offering a different aerial feast with a display of birds of prey at 2pm.

There’s a report on the Rothwell Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Facebook page that someone has been arrested, charged and remanded after a house was burgled and car stolen from Sissons Road in Middleton a couple of nights ago. Keep up the good work.

Meanwhile we gleaned the following intesting facts over on the Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Facebook page. CASAC offer a free service to help you find reliable and trustworthy local tradesmen and the Alzheimers Society have published a guide for people who have recently been diagnosed with dementia.

There’s some lovely comments about the edible flower beds outside the shops on Cottingley over on the Cottingley Hall TRAC Facebook group. Don’t be afraid to pick the courgettes, they come thick and fast at this time of year.

Finally, there’s loads in the way of gigs and barbecues going on at the Holbeck Working Men’s Club in August and all the details on their Facebook page. They are having a meeting for members on Sunday (11th August) to update everyone about the Club’s financial situation. Apparently they’ve got over the immediate cashflow problem, but they are not out of the woods yet. This club is trying really hard and deserves our support.