South Leeds Roundup: Santa Specials, cycling and sausage casserole

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

Santa SpecialIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so we start this week down at Middleton Railway are starting their Santa Specials on Saturday (6 December). Full details are on the website, do have a read through and do book in advance – they’re very popular!

Like Middleton Railway, Holbeck Working Men’s Club have been decorating for Christmas.

Young people struggling to find work might find Stephen’s experience of the Head Start programme a useful read. You’ll find it over on the Child Friendly Leeds blog. On the same blog there’s an article by Louise about Mimika Theatre Company’s recent visit to Skelton Grange Environment Centre.

If your struggling to find relatives graves for you ancestry project Friends of Holbeck Cemetery report that records have been transferred to the Central Library. They also have a photo record of all their ‘Guinea Graves’.

Tips to help you read and Persuasive writing both feature on the Middleton St Mary’s Primary School site as well as details of the Christingle service.

Beeston Neighbourhood Forum is holding its AGM tomorrow evening (4 December) and they are looking for volunteers to join the committee. Their January meeting will be on Thursday 8 January when Hilary Benn MP will be discussing local issues.

Windmill and Low Road primary schools faced Ofsted inspections on the same day. Nothing unusual there, except that the schools are federated and share many of the leadership team. The full story, including their rating as ‘Good’ were covered in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Looking for stocking fillers? The Hunslet Club are selling woolly hats and wrist bands. They also have details of a Dance Camp on 22 and 23 December and Christmas Shows next weekend.

Would you like to be trained as a running group leader? Cross Flatts Parkrun have details but you must apply by Friday (5 December).

Check out an advent calendar with a difference on the West Yorkshire Police website. Behind each window is a useful safety tip.

Space for Cycling is the demand of the Leeds Cycling Campaign. On Saturday (6 December) they will be riding around Leeds en masse with tinsel on their bikes. There’s a feeder ride leaving Middleton Park Visitor Centre at 11am and following the cycle route into the city centre.

Ewan Mitchell finished his 10K in Middleton Park with a smile on his face to prove that he is a ‘real runner’. Read about it on his Run Sancho Run blog.

And finally, are you looking for cheap and tasty dishes? Jodie has a recipe for a sausage casserole on her tiamo77uk blog.