South Leeds Roundup: Skills, sons and a skate park

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

SLATE Northern CollegeWe start this week at SLATE. As well as recycling furniture and serving ace teas, SLATE provide work and training opportunities for people with learning disabilities. They are currently running a project for the volunteers using art to boost confidence and skills. You can follow the project on the Arts That Care blog. This photo was taken on a recent residential at Northern College.

Volunteer Louise Gibson writes about half term activities at Skelton Grange Environment Centre over on the Child Friendly Leeds blog.

Belle Isle Family Centre is hosting two activities this week according to Health For All. On Thursday 28 May there’s a showing of the film Big Hero 6, then on Friday afternoon there will be family fun including Face painting, arts and crafts, jewellery making and hair braiding.

There’s a lovely poem that any parent of a teenage son will relate to on the blog A Gypsie’s Wife’s Life.

Phil Kirby takes another walk around Holbeck and notices the beauty in the ordinary over on The Culture Vulture.

Beeston Festival is just ten day away and they have now published the programme for the day.

James Bailey, manager of the White Rose Centre will be addressing the Beeston Community Forum next Thursday evening (4 June 2015).

Beeston Neighbourhood Forum, which is putting together the Beeston Plan, as agreed its vision statement and elected a new committee.

One of my favourite dog walking tracks in Middleton Woods has seen some engineering works this week. I found why when South Leeds MTB posted some videos.

The Garden Gate pub in Hunslet hosted a fundraising day for Mickey Butterfield and his family. Local man Mick is in a coma following an accident on the M62. There was a great turn out and £2,402 was raised.

Students from The South Leeds Academy spent time at The Works skate park during the holidays and report on the school website.

Annoyed by nuisance quad bikes? There’s one less on the streets of South Leeds after Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team seized one in New Forest Village. They also reunited a motorbike with its owner within a hour of the theft and published their latest newsletter.

There’s a new art and craft class starting at Cottingley Community Centre next week, plus don’t forget yoga on a Thursday.

And finally, Leeds Dynamite cheerleaders have got a great new logo and t-shirts. Plus they’ve posted some inspirational videos to encourage you to get along to their try outs on Friday 12 June.

One Reply to “South Leeds Roundup: Skills, sons and a skate park”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing a link to my blogged poem. It’s always lovely to be read and it is kind of you. x

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