South Leeds Roundup: Scooters, schools and … Santa?


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

Skelton jamsAs we are entering autumn, the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, I thought we should start in Stourton. Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre have been harvesting fruit and veg over the last few weeks. They have lots of photos and had a celebratory harvest lunch last Friday and, I notice from Twitter, they are now selling jam made from this year’s fruit. Cllr Gabriel – you have competition!

Over on Further Adventures of a Dad, Ewan Mitchell describes a bank holiday camping trip (I think we’ve all been there … in the rain) and discusses what sort of vehicle – bike, trike, scooter – to buy his lad for his third birthday.

Hunslet St Mary’s CoE Primary School welcome everyone back for the autumn term on their blog and ask what the children liked best about their first day back. They also have the results of their parents survey. Meanwhile New Bewerley Community School ask if the children liked the new multi-coloured dining room furniture on their Twitter feed

Friends of Middleton Park are gearing up their Flower, Craft & Produce Show on 15th, meantime this week they welcome back Professor Fiddlesticks to teach you circus skills. They will be also opening the café early to support the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust’s inaugural 5k run/walk. The Friends promise “refreshments, toilets, tea, and sympathy”, can I put in early order for tea (no sugar) with a side order of sympathy?

Aire Valley Homes have 9 places for tenants who are interested in cooking and looking to get back into work at Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food. The eight week course runs in Kirkgate Market. They also have news that McDonalds is recruiting across Leeds.

Rothwell Neighbourhood Policing Team report that residents in the West Granges area of Belle Isle have set up a No Cold Calling Zone with help from West Yorkshire Trading Standards.

Friends of New Forest Village have been in discussion with the Parks department and are due to discuss options for Central Square at a meeting next Thursday (12 September).

And finally, I was taken aback by this post on Middleton Railway’s facebook page: “September already? Have you booked your Santa Special tickets yet? Full details and dates on” . Not yet, surely? Can’t we enjoy autumn first?