South Leeds Roundup: Staffies, Steam Trains and Self Help

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

Photo courtesy Middleton Railway facebook group
Photo courtesy Middleton Railway facebook group

Trains started running again on the Middleton Railway this last weekend – did you hear the whistle? Full timetable details are on their website.

Friends Of New Forest Village/Heritage Village are asking on their Facebook Page for an indication of whether parents on the estate would use a “Mums & Tots” group if one were set up. They have been working with Cllr Kim Groves on setting one up.

Hands Off Our Homes are promoting their demonstration to protest against the Bedroom Tax on Saturday 20th April.

The Hunslet Independent Supporters Trust which owns the Hunslet Hawks have their AGM on 17th April in the Phoenix Suite  at South Leeds Stadium, full details are on the Hawks website.

The Yorkshire Evening Post have a couple of stories from our neck of the woods this week. In the first they report on slow Broadband speeds in LS10 compared to other parts of the city. In the second, they report plans for a “Hunslet Stray” – a new green corridor from the Adelphi by Leeds Bridge to the Alf Cooke Printworks on Hunslet Road

Aire Valley Homes have pulled together a schedule of things going on in Cottingley on their Facebook page. As they say “you’ll never be at home again!”

The Friends Of Middleton Park have a recommendation on their Facebook page for cheap binoculars on sale at Lidl next week, just right to help you start bird watching on a budgie, sorry budget.

Amber’s Autism Awareness is a great Facebook page just showing the realities of day to day life with an autistic child for Autism Awareness Month. Amber lives in Cottingley.

Rothwell Neighbourhood Policing Team report how Facebook helped them to reunite a dog and its owner. “PC Hirst reunites Pepper the staffy with her owner after our facebook appeal. This just shows the value of facebook and sharing posts between friends and family. A massive thank you to all involved.”

There’s been lots of self help on the Westwood Community Association Facebook page – this is something Facebook is so good for. From children’s hair cuts to reporting lamp posts in need of repair.

Cottingley Hall TRAC Facebook page has a lot of people complaining about the bin service. And a discussion on changing bus routes with 55 no longer serving Cottingley, but 51 and 52 replacing it.

Finally this week, Dynamite Leeds, the Middleton based Cheerleading and Dance group are going mad with excitement on their Facebook page, having just heard they are to represent the UK in International Competition in the USA. We’ll have the full story soon.