South Leeds Roundup: Tennis, Tetley’s and tenants

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

We start this week with a date for your diary. On 19 April the Tennis Centre at John Charles Centre for Sport will be hosting the actual Davis Cup, as won by Andy Murray and Team GB.

The Davis Cup. Photo: elPadawan via Creative Commons
The Davis Cup. Photo: elPadawan via Creative Commons

There’s a report on the recent 20mph zone launch at Middleton Primary School over on the Child Friendly Leeds blog

The Yorkshire Evening Post that Vastint the developers who recently bought the Tetley brewery site in Hunslet from Carlsberg are looking to build 1,600 homes on the land.

The Hamara Centre in Beeston is recruiting a Health Team Project Worker, they are also looking for fitness instructors.

Looking for a second hand fully accessible minibus? HEA (Holbeck Elderly Aid) has one for sale.

Inspector Jon Arrowsuch from the Inner South Neighbourhood Policing team will be speaking and taking questions at the Beeston Neighbourhood Forum on Thursday (3 March).

Wondering how to mark International Women’s Day next week? We spotted these fab friendship bracelets on Facebook made by the Switch group at the Shine Project.

Another house makeover and The Hunslet Club are looking for another tenant this time in Belle Isle. They are also looking for a bar manager and events co-ordinator.

We realise it means crossing the river, but there’s a rather good gig coming up organised by the Leeds University Union to support the Holbeck-based Leeds Music Trust.

“When we first went out we got shouted at by people in Beeston – now we don’t get shouted at!” Progress for South Leeds Lakers marking their first birthday over on Run Leeds.

The Inner South Community Committee are hosting an event at Leeds Civic Hall for local older people on Monday 21 March. Don’t forget their meeting and workshop session take place next Wednesday (9 March) at The South Leeds Academy.

If you were at Cross Flatts Parkrun last Saturday, you may have seen Paul Whitehust snapping away, see if you can see yourself in one of the 302 photos.

Winter is officially over despite this morning’s snow, so Cottingley Community Centre is holding its Spring Fair on Saturday 12 March from 12:30pm. Whilst you’ve got your diary out, there will also be a special D-day themed event to celebrate local hero Bill Cutler on 9 April.

Speaking of diaries, the annual Shakespeare in Middleton Park is a highlight for many. Oddsocks Theatre is bringing Macbeth this year on Tuesday 5 July. We can’t wait!