South Leeds Roundup: Tie dyeing, tea rooms and toilet cleaner


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

Tie dyeing at Hunslet ClubThere’s always so much going on at the Hunslet Club. Their Facebook page is a great place to keep up to date with everything from Zumba to Boxing to Latin Fusion. We particularly liked this photo of University students working with young people on a tie dyeing session.

Hunslet St Mary’s Primary School was Radio Aire’s School of the Week last week. Some of the recordings have been posted on the school blog

You may have heard at the last Beeston Forum that a prolific local burglar had been apprehended in a wheelie bin with the help of the police dogs and helicopter. The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that he’s been to court and is starting a three year prison sentence.

By the way, the speaker at next month’s Beeston Community Forum on Thursday 6 February will be Stewart Robinson from the Valentine Fun Fair which will be at Elland Road from 14-24 February.

Rugby fans, don’t forget Hunslet Hawks will be hosting the Leeds Rhinos for the annual Leeds Brewery Lazenby Cup on Sunday. Kick off’s 2pm and under 16s get in for free!

The Green Team at Skelton Grange Environment Centre on Friday will be taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch, logging sightings of our feathered friends. New volunteers are always welcome.

SLATE’s Feel Good Tea Rooms at Hillside are extending their opening hours to 8am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. And there’s an early heads up for SLATE’s first big event of the year. They will be holding a Mothers and Daughters Feel Good Day at Hillside on Mother’s Day, 30 March. Put it in your diary.

The Housing Leeds Facebook page is always a good place to find out about community events across the city. This week it also features a satisfied tenant from the Garnets in Beeston and household tips such as using flat cola to clean the toilet.

And finally this week, the issue of bins is never straightforward on the Cottingley Hall estate. So it’s good to know there’s always information on the Cottingley Hall TRAC Facebook page. This week Council staff were explaining missed collections and posting maps to show affected properties. Credit where credit’s due, we think this is good use of social media to keep residents informed.