South Leeds Roundup: Seized bikes, birds of prey, barns and breakfasts

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

We start this week with the news that the latest South Leeds Neighbourhood Policing newsletter is out. Also on Facebook they report on a trail bike seized in Holbeck and a quad bike seized in Beeston this week.

Quad bike copy

Girls from the Hamara Centre have been roller skating at Old Cockburn Sports Hall in Beeston. You can download the full activities timetable from their website.

The Works Skate Park in Hunslet has published its opening hours for the summer. Remember it costs just £3 for the whole day during the school holidays.

Is there beauty in flaking paintwork and rust? Is the question asked on the Arts That Care blog this week.

Writing can be very therapeutic and Helen’s blog Hello From Me To You is clearly one of the ways she deals with her depression. Worth a read.

Lensa is in confessional mode on her Sojourner’s Musings blog. This week she reveals why she decided not to go back to work after the birth of her children.

On his blog, Hilary Benn MP sets out his thinking on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill the Labour’s controversial abstention in the Commons vote last week. He also sets out his views on the Assisted Dying Bill which will be debated in September.

Ewan Mitchell is considering following Bob Graham on a 66 mile run around the Lake District. Find out more on Run Sancho Run.

Another runner, Debs Davies discusses her three runs a week schedule: one for fun, fun for a goal, and one for distance. Sounds like a plan.

Nigel Richardson, Director of Children’s Services at Leeds City Council will be the speaker at Beeston Community Forum’s next meeting, which takes place next Thursday (6 August 2015) at 7:30pm at Beeston village Community Centre.

Friends of Middleton Park battled against the elements on Sunday as they welcomed SMJ’s birds of prey. Lovely photos of the birds and the flower beds planted by local schoolchildren back in May.

A team of volunteers from Leeds City Council are the latest to help The Friends of Stank Hall Barn develop their community growing. Don’t forget the Barn itself will be open again this Saturday for Yorkshire Day (1 August).

Sticking with the Council, staff from the Parks department were treated to breakfast by Holbeck In Bloom this week. This was a thank you for their help throughout the year and in the run up to judging for Yorkshire In Bloom.

And finally, Speak to the Streets will be holding a free Hip Hop event at The Hunslet Club on Sunday (2 August). Street Impact : Leeds promises DJ-ing and graffiti demos as well as a Freestyle Jam and a takes place from 2-6pm.