South Leeds Roundup: spirals, stories and swimming pools

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

Cycle spiral copyWe start this week at The Tetley art gallery, where they’ve been creating bicycled powered art. Their Cycle Spiral event took place today (8 April) and looked like great fun.

The Holbeck Highline project, which aims to get the disused viaduct back into use as a walk/cycle route have posted an amazing aerial video of the route.

South Leeds pupils did well in the Yorkshire Evening Post story writing competition. Alannah Marsden from Clapgate won in the primary school category with Fathema from St Francis of Assisi primary school, a runner up.

Another story in the YEP concerned Mark Wilson from Beeston who has been staging comedy fundraisers for Parkinsons UK.

Are you a young gamer looking to get together with others? Leeds Central Library has a Games group ever Wednesday evening, full details are on the Child Friendly Leeds blog.

The Shine Project works with vulnerable young women in South Leeds. Find out about their busy year so far on their blog.

A new book “The Railway Foundry, Leeds: Hudswell Clarke and Co. Ltd – The Diesel Era” is being launched at Middleton Railway on Saturday. It’s one of their Diesel Heritage days and trains will be pulled by HC D577 Mary and HC D631 Carroll.

The spring newsletter has been published by Holbeck Elderly Aid. Inside there’s news of all sorts of activities including a new regular coffee morning at the refurbished Ingram Court.

Lots going on at the Hunslet Club, as always. They have photos of their Easter Fun Runsie; news of an upcoming junior football tournament; and a 5k run in Middleton Park with BITMOs GATE. If you want to be part of the team they are advertising for a part time administration assistant.

Seven charities benefited from a share of the £2,000 raised by St Andrew’s Pantomime over their 2015 season. The allocation was agreed at their AGM last week. What a fantastic effort!

Calling all childminders, Skelton Grange Environment Centre is running nature play training, encouraging imaginative informal play in the natural world. They also have another amphibian survey coming up on 16 April (you don’t have to be a childminder to take part).

And finally, a campaign to Re-open Middleton Swimming Pool has been launched on Facebook and gained 265 ‘likes’ in a week or so. As one commenter points out, they’ll have to rebuild it before they can re-open it, but the page the page shows the strength of feel for local family friendly swimming pools.

One Reply to “South Leeds Roundup: spirals, stories and swimming pools”

  1. Maybe instead of “fanciful projects” you should be realistically looking at ground level. Holbeck and its “long term” residents have been just left to deal with the “druggies, prostitutes, pimps” etc. Decenthardworking people live here,engage eith them first!. Long suffering resident of Meynell Heights. L Goodwill.

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