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Week Ending 13/03/11

March 15th, 2011 · Crime

No reported burglaries in the past 7 days, Excellent

Vehicle Crime:
No Vehicle crime reported also. Excellent

Visit the West Yorkshire Beatcrime website http://www.beatcrime.info – where you can use your postcode to obtain crime figures for your local neighborhood.

Anything Else of Note:
Holtdale Mall/Asda entrance is attracting youths who are now impacting both on shoppers and the community in general, we are currently looking at new ways of tackling this ongoing problem but this will not be an overnight fix? Improvements could be made to the CCTV system covering the Mall and rear of the leisure centre? We are also working with the community to introduce things for the youth of the estate to be involved in, there has been some excellent work put in by the Holtdale residents who have some events planned shortly, If you would like to be part of these please visit the Holt Park web site http://holtparktoday.com

These figures are a great improvement on the previous week and reflect a return to normal life on and around the estate. We together with the community are working hard to improve the quality of life for Holtpark residents, the recent figures have been very encouraging and our aim is to improve still further, if you see/witness or are suffering anti social behaviour please let us know, if you can get names and descriptions this would assist us to deal with the incident quickly and efficiently.

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Holt Park Recycling Scheme Consultation Days

March 14th, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont

Leeds City Council Waste Management Department in association with West North West Homes and Sanctuary Housing hope to introduce a recycling collection scheme to Holt Park.

The proposed scheme would see small communal recycling areas dotted across Holt Park for residents to utilise
Consultation points to discuss proposed recycling schemes for Holt Park will take place across the area this week.

These informal consultations are to take place across Holt Park in order to acquire residents views on the issue. Here residents can also put forward there queries and suggestions. The team at each consultation point will also be there to give advise about recycling and how to reduce your waste.

If you have been wanting recycling facilities in Holt Park it is important that you attend one of these sessions and make your voice and opinions heard. Holt Park Today encourages you to go and let your thoughts and ideas be know for this proposed scheme.

These consultation points will be in four places across Holt Park on four days. They will take place according to the following:

15th March 12.30 – 4.00pm Holtdale Green
16th March 09.30 -12.30pm Holtdale Road
17th March 12.00 – 4.00pm Holt Farm Close
18th March 09.30 – 3.30pm ASDA Car Park

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Holt Park Today has been updated.

March 9th, 2011 · Website Updates

Server Update

We have recently moved server for Holt Park Today. We have been recently getting a lot of traffic and that wouldn’t be possible without you ladies and gents.

Along with this move, is a few updates.

1. At the bottom of posts you have the ability to share the posts in many different ways, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Email or the Share button which allows you to share on any different social sites you may be on. If a place you would like to share on isn’t in the list be sure to contact us.
2. We have updated our backend to the latest release, so everything should be running smoother and a little quicker from the server move, once again if you spot an error or something you think looks out of place, please feel free to contact us.

We hope you enjoy visiting Holt Park Today as much as we enjoy your feedback and interest.

- Holt Park Team

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Eye Check-ups Extra Important For Young Children

March 7th, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
This article was inspired by a post on Families Leeds

Parents and carers are being urged to take their young children for regular eye check ups.

Parents group, Families Leeds and Paul Appleson, an optometrist from Wetherby, are trying to persuade parents and carers from across the city to take their children for regular check-ups. They hope that a trip to the opticians will be seen in a similar light to the importance of check-ups at the dentist.

Recent surveys revealed that a third of all eight year olds have never had their eyes tested. Although this may not seem that drastic, a simple problem such as a lazy eye may have been avoidable but is now too late to rectify.

Holt Park eye test
Mr Appleson said: “There are certain conditions that can only be corrected before the age of eight, without a test a child will probably end up with an eye problem throughout their life. That’s why we use the warning, ‘Eight is too late.’”

Every child under the age of 16 is entitled to a free eye test on the NHS. There are two local opticians that are child friendly and look forward to seeing more people taking eye tests.

Lawrence Gaunt, Holt Park 0113 267 9547

Optica Mondi, Adel 0113 261 0088

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Holt Park Involved in BBC World Book Night

March 3rd, 2011 · Community News, Events, Good News Stories, Travel

by Joel Beaumont

To celebrate World Book Night from the BBC, one local resident is to give away free copies of their favourite book on the number 1 bus.

Becky Moore, from Holt Park, will hand out 48 copies of the novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Saturday 5th March.

Half of The Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

As part of the BBC nationwide giveaway Becky will give passengers travelling from Leeds City Centre to Holt Park a copy of the book she loves.

She said: “When World Book Night advertised for volunteers to give away books, I noticed that one of the books was Half of a Yellow Sun. I read it a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it, so I thought I’d apply.”

The book is set in Nigeria during the bloody Nigeria-Biafra war and relates to issues of life and love during hostile times.

Becky said: “Other parts of the world are so intertwined with our colonial past and trade. Yet most British people know little of West Africa.”

Becky will be boarding the bus in the city centre at around 3pm to give away the freebie.

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