South Leeds Roundup: Strength games, swifts and scything skills


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

Live Well Mini StrongmanWe start this week in Hunslet. Never mind ‘The World’s Stongest Man’, The Live Well Project were putting local children through their paces. Events included mini Strongman events including Kettlebell Farmers Walk, Medicine Ball Toss, Tyre Flips, Keg Carry and Chain drag. There are lots more photos on Facebook.

On a more serious note, Hilary Benn MP has made a statement on his blog about the fate of the Yazidi community in Iraq in which he speaks out about the persecution of religious minorities.

Sticking with politics for a while we spotted a tweet from Cllr Kim Groves: Support our NHS marching from Jarrow to Westminster passing Belle Isle Road, Sharpe Lane 12-12.30 Saturday. There’s more about the march here.

Made In Leeds a new community TV channel will be launching in Leeds in October according to The Leeds Citizen. We understand you’ll find them on the vacant Channel 8.

Are you a musician looking for a band? Or a band looking for a musician? This Musician Social event at The Old Chapel Studios in Holbeck could be for you.

AsSister is a new initiative at the Hamara centre for young women aged 11-19.

If you like untangling knotty philosophical problems you might be interested in a series of talks at The Tetley hosted by Leeds Salon. Topics include ‘Have we still got soul?’ and ‘Are we just another ape?’.

Friends of Middleton Park remind you that it’s their Dog Show on Sunday (24 August 2014). Registration opens at 12noon giving you time to look round the doggie stalls before judging starts at 1:30pm. They’ve also posted a lovely little video of swifts doing their aerobatics above the rose garden the other evening.

There’s an important scam alert on the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team website. Apparently fraudsters are sending distressing text messages purporting to come from your child. As usual they are after codes to get your mobile phone credits.

It’s not too late to get involved in the Beeston Neighbourhood Plan. You can still send in your questionnaire or complete it online.

Are you looking for scything skills or traditional woodland craft training? Look no further than Skelton Grange Environment Centre who are running these workshops as part of their busy programme.

Volunteers from Planning Aid were on hand at Holbeck Gala recently to help residents complete questionnaires about the Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan.

Are you internet savvy? Do you want to help other people get online? Leeds Fed are looking for more volunteers to help the HUGO (help you get online) project. They are running a training session for new volunteers on 1 September so get in touch.

And finally, children on the playscheme at Asha Neighbourhood Project in Beeston have been busy decorating buns.