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Holt Park Becomes a Hive of Orienteering

February 17th, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
On Wednesday evening 16 February between 7.00 and 7.45 you may have seen a number of people running around Holt Park wearing headtorches and carrying maps.

This was the final event of Airienteers Winter Midweek Night Orienteering league. Airienteers is a club with members coming from between Skipton and Leeds.

Airienteers Logo

The orienteering competition choose to stage the final event in Holt Park’s maze of streets and footpaths.Competitors on this urban orienteering leg had to locate specific lampposts using a map from the early 1980’s.

The map was drawn up by then local resident, Rob Blore. It does not show any buildings or street names just the web of roads and footpaths that make up Holt Park.

Last night saw Ian Nixon win the men’s league and Claire Towler the women’s.

Orienteering Compass

Organiser of the Airienteers league, Chris Burden said: “We hope to return to Holt Park on the last Saturday of October 2012 for a day time event. It will use a different and more detailed map which is currently being surveyed and drawn.”

“We intend to put out proper orienteering equipment, which are red and white kites (flags) and electronic punches at about 25 or so control points. It will also be a bigger event so we would want to forewarn the local community, and be able to address any concerns, and most importantly, encourage participation.”

“We would love members of the local community to participate.” he added.

For more information about orienteering in the Aire valley visit www.aire.org.uk

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Holt Park Resident Evicted

February 16th, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
A woman from Holt Park, who made her neighbours’ lives a misery, has been evicted from her home and banned from the area.

Holt Park eviction noticeLouise Thornton, 28, gave her neighbours a torrid time with her drunken, abusive and violent behaviour.

A joint action by Leeds City Council, North West Leeds Homes and West Yorkshire Police, resulted in Thornton receiving a Closure Order for her Holt Park flat, 41 Holtdale Drive.

An injunction, banning her from the district, was also imposed by District Judge Giles at Leeds County Court.

Holt Park eviction notice
Thornton had been the reason behind many anti-social behaviour complaints in Holt Park over the last couple of years. These included threats to neighbours, being drunk and abusive in the street and had stolen money from a vulnerable neighbour on over 40 occasions.

Cllr Peter Gruen, executive board member for community safety and chairman of the Safer Leeds board, said: “This catalogue of antisocial behaviour had a negative impact on the lives of decent, law abiding people.

“Despite our frequent efforts to help and support Louise Thornton to stop behaving this way. We had no choice but to take action through the courts to remove her from the property and the local community.”

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Holt Park Crime Report from Your Local NPT
Week Ending 13/02/2011

February 15th, 2011 · Crime

No Burglaries in the area this week.

Vehicle Crime:
No vehicle crime in the area this week.
Anything Else of Note
There has been a recent spate of thefts from local stores so officers will be monitoring this.

ASB Section / PACT Priority Update
A drunk male was returned to his home after refusing to leave a location.

Three weeks running and yet another good crime report for Holt Park. Please share this good news with your friends on Facebook, by clicking the share button!

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Holt Park Crime Report from Your Local NPT
Week Ending 06/02/2011

February 10th, 2011 · Crime

We have had no reported burglaries this week for the Holt Park area.

Vehicle Crime:
We have also not had any vehicle crime reported for Holt Park.
Anything Else of Note
We have however, had one report of theft this week, whereby fence panels were stolen from Holtdale Fold.

ASB Section / PACT Priority Update
We have not received any reports of anti-social behaviour this week; however, two females were spoken to after shouting abuse to officers. One was found to be from the other side of Leeds and currently holding an ASBO, both females were removed from the area.

The Pact issues have been patrolled daily and no issues have arisen. Two vehicles were removed from outside the front of the school as they were parking on a dropped kerb and double yellow lines.

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Sponsored Dog Walk at Golden Acre Park.

February 9th, 2011 · Events

by Joel Beaumont
St Gemma’s Hospice is holding its annual sponsored dog walk in Golden Acre Park next month.

Sponsored dog walk at Golden Acre Park, Holt Park, Leeds, LS16

The walk is set to take place on Sunday 20th February with three separate stages of the walk for you and your four-legged friend to be apart of.

There is a one mile, three mile or six mile route to choose to walk around the awe inspiring local park.

Organiser of the event Tara Greatorex said: “The sponsored dog walk is a great fun event and this year we are hoping for a record number of dogs taking part.”

To enter the walk is free and all the money raised from sponsorship will go directly to St Gemma’s Hospice.

The hospice offers specialist medical and nursing care for local people with life threatening illnesses, predominantly cancer, and support for their families too.

On the day of the walk there will be goody bags for dog and owner and a special prize for the dog that has raised the most money by April 1st 2011.

To enter the sponsored walk fill in an application form online at:
http://www.st-gemma.co.uk/events/0211dogwalk.html or call 0113 2185565

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