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Disabled Swimming Sessions In Holt Park

March 30th, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
Swimming sessions for people with a disability or receiving physiotherapy are available at Holt Park Leisure Centre.

Leeds Area Disabled Swimming Club offer weekly swimming sessions for people who are disabled, injured or part of a recovery process.

The swimming sessions, which take place in a safe and controlled environment, are believed to help improve or maintain the participants condition.

The sessions take place on a Monday 7pm – 8pm at Holt Park Leisure Centre. For a limited time in March the first session is free.

For more information contact either of the following: Roger 0113 2674716 or Sara 0113 2876250

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Bollywood Charity Event at Ralph Thoresby High School

March 29th, 2011 · Community News, Ralph Thoresby

by Joel Beaumont
The story of Bollywood, a charity theatre event, is coming to Ralph Thoresby School.

The production, celebrating 60 years of Bollywood, will take place on Wednesday 30th March from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

As well as the performance by Trischool Dance Academy there will be a raffle with the proceedings going to charity.

Tickets for the event cost £5 for adults and £4 for under 12s and Ralph Thoresby pupils.

For more information or to purchase tickets call Ralph Thoresby School on 0113 3368181

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Your Weekly Update from Your Local NPT
Week Ending 20/03/11

March 25th, 2011 · Crime

Burglary:
There have been no reports of burglary or vehicle crime in the last week.

A garage was broken into on Holt Farm Close where the door was prized open.

A window has been smashed on Holt Park Crescent, the offender has been identified and further enquiries are on going.

There has also been some metal items from a garden stolen on Holtdale Avenue, 1 of the items was an extremely heavy anvil which would have required 2 people to carry the item
and possibly a vehicle to transport it, if you have seen anything please contact us directly or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There has also been an attempted robbery occur in the ginnel that runs alongside of Holt Farm Rise leading towards the car park area. A knife was produced but was not used and nothing was stolen. This occurred at 2300 on the 10th March but was reported to ourselves at a later date hence why it is featuring on this weeks update.

The description given of the offender is:
a white male, stocky muscular build, approx 5ft 8inch tall, late 30’s to early 40’s wearing a dark hooded top with a Nike tick on it and he talked in a Yorkshire accent with a deep voice. If anyone knows anything about this terrible crime please do not hesitate to contact us.

ASB:
ASB has remained low in the last week. All local priorities have been
patrolled on a daily basis. Various groups have been advised regards loud behaviour in and around the shopping mall. On the 15th PCSO Reardon had a report made to him of youths smoking cannabis in the mall, although no dates or times could be provided.

On the 16th traffic was monitored onHoltdale Approach, due to the fog motorists were not using their fog lights and we received some complaints from local residents. This was indeed the case and the matter was discussed with the Holt Park TARA regards the possibility of trying to make the area around the school a 20mph zone as this is probably the best way of dealing with the traffic issues.

On the 18th PCSO King reports no traffic issues at Ralph Thoresby.

Security at Asda suffered abuse from 2 females on the 19th, both were identified and spoken to but deny the allegations, 1 of the parents intervened and removed the girls from the area.

On the 20th PCSO Salkeld spoke to a local youth in front of his parents regards his recent erratic behaviour and general association with unsavoury characters on the estate.

Speed Indication Device has not been deployed

Arrests of note:
A 24 year old from Burmantofts has been arrested for a public order offence after disorder on Holt Road, further enquiries continue

A 19 year old female from Cookridge has been arrested for being drunk and disorderly on Holtdale Way following reports of a female shouting and
screaming at various locations around the estate, she has been charged

A 32 year old male from Tinshill has been arrested for a robbery that took
place on Holt Farm Rise, further enquiries continue

A local 20 year old male was detained by a PCSO on Holt Crescent after he
was found to be in possession of cannabis, he was given a street caution

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Residents to Beware of Bogus “Microsoft” Calls

March 23rd, 2011 · Crime

by Joel Beaumont
Bogus callers are targeting residents in Holt Park with fake phone calls claiming to be from the computer company, Microsoft.
Holt Park Microsoft Phone Scam
One local resident who fell victim to the bogus call said the caller, who had a foreign accent, said he was called Sam Martin and was from Microsoft.

He asked the home owner to switch on their computer as there were corrupted files that needed sorting. When he was confronted about this being a possible fake call he threatened the resident with jail claiming he was from the police.

The resident then contacted local councillor for Adel and Wharfedale, Cllr Barry Anderson, who took the matter up with the Trading Standards.

The Trading Standards Local Manager said: I understand that Consumer Direct has received a few calls over the past months about this. As with all e-crime it’s difficult to stop so publicity is probably the best.

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Tinshill Top Traffic Light Safety Concerns

March 22nd, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
Newly erected traffic lights opposite Tinshill playing fields have had to be altered amid safety concerns.

Traffic Lights Tinshill Top Leeds LS16

The traffic lights at the junction of Tinshill Lane and Otley Old Road had louvered amber and green lights at the second stop line. However, complaints by motorists and cyclists to the council, that the lights were difficult to see, has resulted in them being altered and made more visible.

The louvered traffic lights were adjusted last week in order to improve visibility yet still maintain their purpose.

The reason for the traffic lights being louvered at the second stop line is to prevent those approaching from north of the fire station seeing green at the first stop line.

When a call is activated at the fire station the lights north of the station go red whilst the ones at Tinshill Lane remain green. Without louvres, the green signals can be seen prior to the station at the brow of the hill. This then presents a risk that drivers would see these and think they were intended for them leading them to drive in front of the emerging fire engine.

The problem has been addressed and the area is now safe in all aspects.

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