South Leeds Roundup: Seizures, smiles and supporters

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. It’s a bit shorter and later this week as we’ve been tied up putting the March newspaper together.

We start this week in Middleton Park. ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints’ is the advice from the Friends of Middleton Park. They’ve posted some lovely pictures, published the date for this year’s visit from Oddsocks Theatre (7 July) and announced the sad news that Nick Rose, who was a great stalwart of the group, has died.

Middleton Park Feb15

Next week’s meeting of Beeston Community Forum will feature the West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson and Insp Chris Bowen from the Neighbourhood Policing team. It’s on Thursday 5 March at 7:30pm.

Speaking of which the latest South Leeds Neighbourhood Policing newsletter is out. The team also report seizure of a motorbike that was stopped on Cemetery Road in Beeston and remind you of their weekly drop in sessions at St George’s Centre in Middleton.

Greg Turton has been elected as Chair of the Beeston Neighbourhood Forum which will be creating the Beeston Neighbourhood Plan. Their next meeting is on Tuesday 11 March.

Principal Marc Doyle has started a blog on the South Leeds Academy website. His latest post is entitled ‘Hard work determination, effort and a big smile’ definitely worth a read.

And finally, a play about Leeds United supporters set during the 1984 miner’s strike is coming to South Leeds reports the Yorkshire Evening Post. Marching On Together has received rave reviews in London and will play at Belle Isle WMC on Monday (2 March), Holbeck WMC on Tuesday (3 March) and Beeston Hill WMC on Saturday (7 March).