South Leeds Roundup: Soup, starlight and a sure shot


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

Den buildingThere are some great photos from Friends Of Middleton Park’s zumba and den building activities last week. Plus they look ahead to Oddsocks theatre and a history walk next month. They are also encouraging people to comment on the Trip Adviser site. Middleton Park is ranked 62nd attraction in Leeds – surely it deserves to be higher up the list?

The ever-busy BITMOs GATE in Belle Isle had 23 people in for a free bowl of soup as part of their Tasty Tuesdays this week. They also have news of Belle Gala, their June programme and much more.

The plight of Starlight Majorettes in Beeston is reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post. They are looking for a sponsor to help them avoid closing down.

Speaking of Beeston and the YEP, it turns out Christine Thornton, Chair of Beeston Community Forum, is a bit of a sure shot and can take a gun to pieces and put it back together again a rifle after years in the Territorial Army. We discovered these facts in a profile of the community activist and can’t help wondering if these skills could prove useful at the Forum’s always lively meetings?

The volunteers down at Holbeck Working Men’s Club have a range of entertainment lined up over the coming weeks including World Cup coverage, a horse racing night and wrestling.

As we mentioned on Monday The Beeston Neighbourhood Plan has launched a website, you can find out all the details and keep up to date with the latest events at

If local history is your thing, it well worth ‘liking’ Friends of Stank Hall Barn. They post loads of interesting links to events and information and not just in South Leeds.

And finally, the return of cranes to the city centre points to building developments starting up again. This week the Business Daily reports that a 750 apartment housing scheme off Sweet Street in ‘Holbeck Urban Village’ is likely to be developed shortly.