Here’s a roundup of some the main events taking place over the coming week in South Leeds. For full listings go over to our What’s On calendar here.
We start this week down at Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Stourton where their fundraising Open Day and Platinum Jubilee celebration is going ahead on Saturday, 10am-4pm. The green oasis on the River Aire is a former industrial site that has been transformed into a haven for wildlife and people. Amongst other activities, visitors will be able to view the new accessible Queen of Spades wildlife area, funded by the National Lottery Platinum Jubilee fund. The cafe will be open for tea, coffee and homemade cakes. Suggested donation for adults is £1 and kids run free. The centre is located on Skelton Grange Road, LS10 1RS.
Middleton Railway has decided to stay closed this weekend as a mark of respect to the Queen. Their Heritage Open Day events will be going ahead next weekend (17-18 September).
On Sunday the Great Middleton Park Show will also be going ahead with organisers saying it’s important for the community to come together to celebrate the life of the Queen. The show takes place around the lake and the visitor centre from 1-4pm. If you are entering the produce show, please take your entry to the marquee between 8:30-11am.
If you are looking to improve your public speaking skills and confidence, why to pop along to White Rose Speakers who meet at the Jury’s Inn at Brewery Place (LS10 1NE) on Wednesday at 7pm.
Dewsbury Road Community Hub and Library is the place to be on Thursday when you can meet PCSOs from the Neighbourhood Policing Team over a cuppa, to raise concerns or ask questions between 10am-12pm.
Leeds Baby Bank will also be there, at the same time, to help families with pre-school children. They support people to access support services, community activity and longer-term support. They also gift families an essential top-up of items like nappies, wipes, formula and toiletries.
And finally, don’t forget the Heritage Open Day festival, but be aware that some events may be cancelled at short notice.