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November 2013 Contents

04 Councillors’ comments 08 garden guru 12 Property MAtters 20 local matters 28 Local clubs and societies 30 families and children 34 Advertising Directory Competition

SID’S ON THE SLITHER AND WE WANT HIM BACK! Find Sid hiding in one of the adverts in Covered and you could win £100! Simply tell us which advert Sid’s hiding in, along with your name and contact details and we will put all correct entrants into a draw for £100. Closing date 22/11/13. The editor’s decision is final. Send your answers to: Sid the Snake Covered Magazine Butonia House Clayton Wood Close Leeds LS16 6QE




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onwards and upwards! Hello and a warm welcome to readers old and new from all at the Covered team – we’re delighted to be merging our title with The Really Useful Guides and reaching thousands of new households with our monthly blend of hyper-local news, views and features – all supported by the area’s best businesses of course. I’m sure readers will join me in extending thanks to Chris Dance who steered the good ship ‘Really Useful’ for the last nine years. Chris has stood aside as publisher and we wish him the very best of luck for the future. Dave Smith is staying with the new look publication so please continue to contact him with any advertising requirements. You can expect some changes to your Really Useful Guide over the coming months including a name change to Covered. Covered has been publishing magazines in Leeds for years now and, having merged with RUG, now boast the biggest monthly distribution in the city. 90,000 copies per month in total. You can expect to read more local news as our team spends time out in the community; attending, supporting and reporting your events and activities. If you have an event you’d like some exposure for, just let me know and I’ll do my best to offer some support. Other changes will include new reader-friendly listings for non-profits and charities, features on fashion, hair & beauty, gardening, property, pets, arts & entertainment and much, much more. We’ll also include giveaways and cash prize competitions – everyone likes a freebie don’t they? Try and ‘Find Sid’ this month for your chance to win £100. If you’re a party person then there are two tickets for the city’s hottest New Year event up for grabs on Pg2. If there is something you’d like to see in the new look magazine then don’t be shy, let me know! You can also share your views with others in the community by writing to our Readers’ Letters page – there’s £10 up for grabs if you’re the Star Letter. I hope you will welcome the changes to your local magazine and I look forward to providing you with a quality publication for many years to come. The deadline for editorial submissions and advertising for the next edition is 22/11/13. Until next month,

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Fabian Hamilton the MP for Leeds North East Of all the issues that constituents raise with me at my advice surgeries, housing is the one that outweighs all others. Put simply, the reality is that people who cannot afford to buy their own home have almost a zero chance of being able to rent a council house or one from a housing association. Virtually none have been built in this area for years. The only alternative is the private rented sector where rents are often high and accommodation poor. I believe that good housing for everyone is a characteristic of a just, humane and civilised society and I want a fundamental change of policy on house building. It would be good for those in need of a home and good for the economy creating tens of thousands of new jobs. Here in the Leeds North East constituency, a flying start could me made by building on land in Meanwood formerly occupied by the now closed and demolished Miles Hill Primary School. More new council houses could be built on this one site than have been built throughout Leeds in the last ten years. We must ensure that land where houses can be sensibly sited does not lie idle and that Councils are empowered to get on with the job of building. The growing practice of converting houses into separately let rooms or studios and the construction of micro apartments is symptomatic of a national crisis in housing provision. Years ago Leeds used to have an enviable reputation for being the city where there was a genuine choice between buying a house or renting a council house and there is no reason why this cannot happen again.

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Property Matters: WINTER CHECKLIST It’s no coincidence that during winter’s harsh months you’re far more likely to need the services of tradespeople. Frost, rain, wind and snow are enemies of bricks and mortar. Trades-people tend to be at their busiest over winter too, so you might not get quick service should you have an urgent need. Here’s Covered’s Really Useful Guide for ‘winter-proofing’ your home, inside and out!

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Oakwood Farmers’ Market - the real thing Oakwood Farmers’ Market celebrated their fifth birthday in March. They started and remain a wholly owned and fundraising subsidiary of REAP (see other article). Leeds City Council could have refused the necessary market licence on the impenetrable and ancient grounds that there were other comparable markets within a 6⅔ miles radius, including LCC’s own. But they had neither the nerve nor intention to oppose such a well-organised and supported body of ecowarriors, not least of all because REAP members do a lot of LCC’s work for free – including litter clearing at Roundhay Park. Resistance would have been futile.

FARMA certified FARMA, Farmers’ Retail & Markets Associaton, represents, regulates and inspects farmers’ direct sales, farmers’ shops and local farmers’ markets throughout UK. It has been in existence for thirty years in one form or another. FARMA expects, inspects and authenticates self-produced and marketed goods, their authenticity, their provenance - and other ecological and animal welfare criteria. Oakwood became members of FARMA in their first year and are now fully accredited. Many of the thirty or so stallholders have been there from the outset. Oakwood Farmers’ Market - third Saturday morning every month. Oakwood Clock Tower, Leeds LS8 2HU and

FARMA market accreditation favours produce actually farmed or made in the locality – not shipped in and relabelled. Mornington House Preserves (Ilkley) and Swillington Farm certainly tick those boxes.

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Reaping rewards in Roundhay and Oakwood REAP (Roundhay Environmental Action Project) was started in 2007 by Roundhay residents, motivated by the grim predictions of climate scientists and the passive reaction of politicians. With the overall aim of promoting local action on carbon reduction and the environment, they want to raise awareness and come up with real ways to change individual lifestyles, so that people feel they can do something, however small. REAP aims to encourage local residents to live more sustainably. They run projects on energy, transport and gardening as well as events and activities. One highly successful initiative is the edible bed at Oakwood. Anyone can have a go at planting and looking after the bed – and anyone can pick the produce, guided by “Pick Me” notices! Vegetables, soft fruit and herbs are flourishing, often in varieties not found in supermarkets, and are chosen for

looks as well as taste so the bed enhances the area around Oakwood Clock. The main group activity days coincide with the Oakwood Farmers’ Market (monthly, third Saturday). In October, for example, was a seed and plant swap day – a great way of adding variety to your own fruit and vegetable plot. Check the website for news and activities at

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In search of Shadwell’s past – Shadwell History Society Shadwell (Scadewelle at the time) figures in 1086 in the Domesday Book. A much later publication by the WI in 1978 (recently reprinted), set out to trace the history of “Shadwell and its People” via memories and reminiscences. A concerted effort is now under way to build on existing documentation. The Shadwell History Society came into being in November 2012, inaugurated at the centenary event marking the village’s leaving Wetherby to become part of Leeds. Helped by a grant of £10 000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, SHS aims to promote interest in Shadwell’s heritage, to build up an archive and to undertake and publish research. Current projects include a further record of oral history, a study of Parish Council records from the turn of the 20th century, a collection of maps, photographs and memorabilia, including resources from Shadwell Primary School and research into the stories of those who lost their lives in war, as recorded on the memorial outside Saint Paul’s Church. SHS would like to hear from anyone who wishes to be involved or has any archive material. Newspaper cuttings, photos, letters, bills are all relevant to the history of the village. Contact Denise Trickett by email at

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Getting into character on day three of six weeks of rehearsals – Jacob James Beswick (Mowgli) and Andrew French (Shere Khan)

Into the Jungle at West Yorkshire Playhouse To panto or not to panto? If you are looking for a family Christmas treat with a difference, head for West Yorkshire Playhouse. Running for eight weeks from 30 November is an adaptation of Kipling’s Jungle Book unique to WYP. Adapted by Rosanna Lowe, directed and choreographed by multi award-winning Liam Steel (of Les Misérables fame) and with original music by Niraj Chag, it is a fastmoving and dynamic production using physical theatre, dance and puppetry. Mowgli’s journey brings him into contact with friendly and fearsome characters, brought vividly to life. Watched over by a kindly panther and a clumsy (but well-intentioned) bear, he confronts a boa-constrictor, greedy dancing monkeys and, finally, the bloodthirsty tiger Shere Khan. Each encounter teaches him something about the world, other people and himself – and how to build on his gifts and qualities and curb his dangerous tendency to over-confidence.

There is a cast of twelve, including Andrew French as Shere Khan and Jacob James Beswick as Mowgli. Neither is a stranger to Leeds; Jacob’s sister lives in Armley and Andrew was here six months ago in the world première of Refugee Boy, based on the novel by Benjamin Zephaniah. Both are happy to be back in Yorkshire. Andrew told Covered, “the fish and chips are the best in the country – and people here even say thank you to the bus driver!” This Jungle Book is very much aimed at families. There is plenty of music and dance, but Disney it is not. The recommendation is for 7-year-olds and up as the story is very close to Kipling’s original, tracing Mowgli’s path to manhood. It is a tale of rites of passage, of a coming of age, fiercer and edgier than the softer film version. What about younger children? The Playhouse is also staging the well-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs, running for six weeks from 6 December. All the giggles will be there in this version, along with song, live music and puppetry against a magical set. Information and booking on 0113 213 7700 or


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St Margaret’s Church Hall, Horsforth, LS18 5LQ Saturday 23rd November 10am - 1pm Something for everyone, lots of stalls and delicious refreshments

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Sand Moor Golf Club, Alwoodley Lane, LS17 7DJ A small but growing group of friendly, social, charitable professional and business people. A non-religious/ political and multiethnic organization welcomes men & women who want to make a difference to anyone in the world. Enquiries: Derek Davidson 0113 2666203 Email: Website: www.

Roundhay Environmental Action Project (REAP)

A vibrant organisation for anyone no longer in full time work. Over 20 special interest groups & fortnightly talks. Enquiries: 07552 448834 or www.

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Promoting local action on climate change and the environment. Contact: Jill Jones: Website: www. REAP also runs the farmers market at Oakwood Clock ( www. ) & is currently planning other projects.

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A group of residents of Roundhay Ward. www.roundhayplanningforum.

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Church hall of St Johns C of E Church, Harrogate Rd LS17 7BZ Local magic society meeting twice a month. Busy and varied programme. New members welcome. Whether you're a full-time professional or just a keen amateur, a magic club has to be the best place to learn and share Magic Enquiries:

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Leeds Elmete Probus Club

Leeds Seventeen 17 Nursery Ln Leeds LS17 7ED Meet the last Tuesday of each month. Social activities for retired men from professional/business backgrounds. Guest speakers, ad hoc outings etc. Members from all over North Leeds. Enquiries: 0113 2301559

Shadwell & District Probus Club

Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall, Alwoodley LS17 7BX Friendly group of amateurs and professionals who meet twice a month on Thursday evening. Enquiries: Mike Smith Tel: 0113 2935991 or / www.

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Weekly Classes. All Welcome. £3 per class. 1st class free. Enquiries: 0113 2777113 / l.enoch@

North Leeds History Group

Moor Allerton Library, Moor Allerton Centre LS17 5NY Mondays 1-3pm. New members welcome. Friendly informal group examining the history of Medieval Britain with many reflections also on the modern world. £2 a week, inc refreshments. Enquiries:0113 2256405

Oakwood & District Historical Society

A small group of enthusiasts who share a common interest in the past of the locality. Enquiries: 0113 266 5884 or

The Thoresby Society

Wike Ridge Inn Wike Ridge Lane, Shadwell LS17 9JW 3rd Monday of the month 10am -10.30am. Guest speakers, bar & lunch, outings & holidays for members & spouses. 01937 586263

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Crag House Farm, Crag Hill LS16 7NH Saturday 7th December 11am - 4pm Join Santa himself for roast chestnuts, hog roast, craft stalls and handmade wreaths, Christmas Tree's and everything else you need for Christmas!' Enquiries: 0113 2303 600 or www.

Girlguiding UK

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section & Adult Volunteers. Enquiries: or 0113 293 6585.


Roundhay Parochial Hall, 5 Fitzroy Drive, LS8 4AB Action packed monthly activity for primary school aged children. No adults allowed! Further details: www.

Lineham Farm– Tea with Santa

Swan Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 8AZ 7th December. There will be two sittings 12-1.30pm and 4.30pm till 6pm. Tickets £12 per child includes food, a gift from Santa and a Christmas activity. Anyone interested to book can contact the office on 0113 2817880 or email or hannah@

Spanish Playgroup

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Meanwood LS6 4NP Thursdays 10am-1pm, term time. For 0-5 year olds and their Spanish-speaking parents or carers. Informal and friendly environment. Enquiries: 07775 579927 or

PLACES OF WORSHIP Lidgett Park Methodist Church

Lidgett Place, Leeds LS8 1HG Sunday morning worship: 10.30am with Junior Church Sunday evening worship: see web for details Thursday evenings: 7:00-7.30pm, an OASIS of quiet space together, with reflective words and music. For information about other groups and events, and about other local Methodist churches visit: Contact: Rev Andrew Atkins or Rev Palo Tshume Tel: 0113 268 1757 email:

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North Leeds Cricket Club

Leeds Rowing Club

Roundhay Athletic

Roundhay Park, Leeds Website:

Little Yin Qigong Club

St Edmund's Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay LS8 1JN Wednesdays 6.45 to 7.45 Gentle and relaxing Chinese exercise for all. Friendly group welcomes newcomers. Concessions available. Enquiries: Sue 07729 617471

North East Leeds FC

Junior football club based in Roundhay. Enquiries: Steve Waide, email: www.

North Leeds Bowling Club

Old Park Road, LS8 1JX Crown Green Bowling Club on the edge of Soldiers' Field, next to the cricket club. Experienced players or novices are welcomehelp will be given to get started. Green open from April to October for matches, friendlies or just a game with friends. Social events held about once a month during the season. Contact Trevor Holliday: tel 2671071 or Frances Dada:francesdada6@ tel 2690978

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Shadwell Village Hall. Mondays 5-6pm Thursdays 8-9pm. Collingham Memorial Hall Mondays 1.45-2.45 Wednesdays 9.30-10.30; Bramham Village Hall Wednesdays 11-12 noon. £5 per session. Enquiries: 0113 2738640

St Andrew’s Roundhay United Reformed Church

Shaftesbury Ave, LS8 1DS. FamilyWorshipeverySunday at10.30amwithcrèche.Enquiries: David Pickering (Minister) tel. 0113 269 7002 or Helen Wheelhouse (Youth and Children’s Worker) tel 07425132287.

St Edmund’s Parish Church

LidgettParkRoad/NorthParkAvenue,RoundhayLS8 1JN.SundayWorship: 8.00am,10.00amand6.30pm. Children’sGroupsfromtheageof3upwardsmeet duringthe10.00amservice.MidweekCommunionon Wednesdaysat11.00am.Fordetailsofgroups,activities, hikesandmuchmorevisit: www.stedmunds.roundhay. DavidPaton-Williams01132664532

Old Park Road, LS8 1JX Friendly, family orientated club welcomes playing & social members. Club night Thursdays. Members of the Airedale & Wharfdale Senior & Junior Cricket League. 3 senior sides and 9 junior sides U17’s to U9’s incl a girls team. Clubhouse available for hire from £150 for up to 90 people. Enquiries: 07545 207361 or sarah. www.pitchero. com/clubs/northleedscricketclub Formed in 2003 the club currently play in the premier division of the Leeds West Riding Sunday League. Enquiries: Tony Charlesworth, /Home. asp?team=roundhayathletic

Roundhay Lawn Tennis Club

Shaftesbury Avenue, Leeds LS8 1DU Six floodlit courts, modern clubhouse and changing facilities. Enquiries: David Ward, info@

Roundhay Runners

Thursday evenings. Sociable running club in Roundhay. New members welcome. Enquiries: Suzie Gillon, suzie@ www.

Roundhegians Badminton Club The memorial Ground, Chelwood, LS8 2AT Competitive league badminton for seniors. Social matches for members. Juniors across the age range are also catered for on Saturday mornings. Enquiries: Judith Miller 0113 2683254

Roundhegians Rugby Club

The memorial Ground, Chelwood, LS8 2AT 4 Senior teams including veterans team. Junior teams from U7 to U18 age range, including girls up to U12. New players welcome throughout the season. Enquiries Seniors: Jamie McClean 07785 960270 Juniors: Diane Boyce 0113 266 3724

Shadwell Tennis Club

Friendly club for players of all levels. New members of all ages & abilities welcome, make new friends & meet fellow villagers. Annual fees just £35/ £15 under 18s. Enquiries: 0113 2252996 or shadwell_

Shadwell United

U9, U10, U11, U13 & U15 teams playing in the Garforth league. Enquiries: 07713 877003 or peter.cass@

St. Theresa’s AC Running Club

John Smeaton Sports Centre, Smeaton Approach LS15 8TA Tuesdays 7pm with extra training on Thursday eves.

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A voluntary organisation with the aim of bringing a sense of pride to Slaid Hill, making it an attractive, environmentally friendly place to live, shop and work. Enquiries: Geoff or Margaret 0113 2689661 or

Leeds Horticultural Society

St Chad’s Hall, Otley Road LS16 5JT First Tuesday of the month A variety of interesting speakers – always a friendly relaxed evening with tea/coffee/ biscuits. Enquiries: Pat 0113 2250030 or www.

Shadwell Horticultural Society

Methodist Church, Main Street, Shadwell LS17 8HN 14th November 8.00 p.m Guest Speaker talk on “Christmas Foliage”. Enjoy an interesting, relaxed, friendly evening with raffle, refreshments & people on hand to give gardening advice. Free to members, £2 non-members. New Members Welcome. Enquiries: Susan 0113 2738821

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Contact with a description of the timber and photos where possible.

Friends Of Gipton Wood

Voluntary Group which meets monthly for a workday in the wood. Enquiries: 0113 2667569 or

The Friends of Roundhay Park PO Box 129 LS8 1WY A voluntary group with membership (including honorary) approaching 300. Enquiries: or

Gledhow Valley Conservation Area Group A voluntary group which focus on the heritage, green spaces and structures of the Conservation Area, bringing people together to value the historic environment with fund raising and social events.

Arts & crafts Leeds Photographic Society

St Edmund's Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay LS8 1JN Meeting every Tuesday. A friendly bunch of photographers with a wide range of abilities from beginner to pro. Learn and bounce ideas around - new members very welcome. Enquiries: Ian Wray 07814 737499 Web: Facebook: http://www. Twitter:@lps1852

Roundhay Watercolour Group St Edmund's Church Hall, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay LS8 1JN Monday evenings. All ages and abilities welcome. Enquiries: 0113 2931465

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