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Child Behavioural Support Schemes Unveiled

March 2nd, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
Two new child behaviour support schemes are to operate in the local area this Spring.

Pram to Primary and 5 – 15’s are two projects from North West Leeds Extended Services designed to help parents/guardians with their child’s behaviour.

The projects, which last for 7 weeks, are designed to help parents and/or carers understand and tackle their child’s behaviour.

5 – 15’s is for youngsters that age and will take place weekly at Iveson Primary School from 8th March at 09:15 am  to 11:15 am.

Pram to Primary is for children aged 0 – 6 years old and will run from May 9th at Ireland Wood Primary School from 09:15 am to 11:15 am.

Children do not have to attend either of the schools in order to be able to take part in the sessions.

Due to demand it is advised that places for the sessions are booked in advance.

To make a booking or for more information call:

Ireland Wood Parent Support Advisor, Gail Pollard :- 07966875516
Iveson Primary Learning Mentor, Dalaney Fish :- 0113 2256868

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Your Weekly Update from Your Local NPT
Week Ending 27/02/11

March 1st, 2011 · Crime

We have not had any burglaries reported this week for the Holt Park area.

Vehicle Crime:

We have not received any reports of vehicle crime.

Anything Else of Note
We have had one report of lead theft this week on Holtdale Road. Although, one report was received on Holt Farm Close whereby an offender was disturbed attempting to steel lead from a porch. No description could be given due to the darkness of the hour.

2 pedal cycles were stolen from Holtdale Garth. The cycles were secured with a heavy chain but this was broken through.

A warrant was executed at a property on Holtdale Gardens a small amount of drugs and paraphernalia seized. No arrests were made.

ASB Section / PACT Priority Update
We have not received any reports of anti-social behaviour this week for the Holt Park area.

A vehicle operation was undertaken on Wednesday this week whereby multi agencies joined together to clamp down on motorists driving in accordance to the law. Vosa, the Department for Works and Pension, Leeds City Council, Customs & Excise, Trading Standards and the police were all present. 4 vehicles were given prohibition notices, 1 vehicle was seized for using red diesel and one vehicle was scrapped due to not being roadworthy.

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Holt Park Community Tennis Project Proposal

February 24th, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
Holt Park tennis courts have been earmarked as the possible next venue for the city’s community tennis project.

In a similar project to what takes place at Carr Manor High School and in the near future Chapel Allerton Park, Holt Park tennis courts would become part of the Community Tennis Project.

Holt Park Tennis Courts

The project would work in partnership with the council’s Sport Development and Parks departments, Holt Park Leisure Centre and local schools. Also incorporated in the project would be Carnegie Tennis who would provide the coaching and utilise their coach scholarship scheme.

The project would most likely take place on a Saturday designed for people aged 8+. It would consist of coaching and social opportunities on the new courts at Holt Park. It would also help young coaches as an area in which they could practice their trade and benefit others in Holt Park.

Carnegie would be responsible for the delivery of the coaching on the courts and run the project as a non-profit scheme, with the only expenditure being equipment and coach costs.

With this in mind a proposed cost of between £2 – £4 per hour would need to be implemented.

Apart from this organised activity the courts would remain open and free to the public.

A decision on the Holt Park Community Tennis Project should have been reached by Spring 2011.

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Holt Park Crime Report from Your Local NPT
Week Ending 20/02/11

February 23rd, 2011 · Crime

Our Local Priorities in your Neighbourhood are :

  • Parking at Ralph Thorseby High School start and end of school day.
  • ASB/Graffiti rear of Asda mall (school changing rooms, leisure centre and tennis courts)

News Roundup

No reported burglaries in the past 7 days, Excellent

Vehicle Crime: 1 Reported
A vehicle was taken with out the owners consent on Holtdale Approach, 2 arrests have been made which again is 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:
Asda have reported 1 shop lifter
1 reported lead theft on Holtdale Close
Assault on Holtdale Drive , 1 arrest made

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 Holt Park 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.

ASB Section / PACT Priority Update
There is still some graffiti at the rear of Asda, this has been reported and is due for removal. In general the youths on the estate have been well behaved and all have responded positively when spoken too. If you are one of the youths on the estate reading this that is aware of others involved in drugs or some other type of illegal activity then please let us know. If you have read any of the blogs of addicts who are struggling to over come an addiction they can be quiet chilling , as with smoking once you have started it can be very hard to stop, there is nothing glamorous about been addicted, do them a favour and call us.

The Crime Stoppers number is 0800 555 111 were you can offer information with out revealing your identity.

Home Security improvements discount available:
An average house cost in the region of £150 to replace the locks, West Yorkshire police in conjunction with our partners have secured funds which would reduce this cost to £50, and this is an offer too good to miss? The funding gained will not last long so please call the number below.

Call 0845 519 2122 today to arrange your free assessment
For more information visit the CASAC web site on www.casac.org.uk

Police in North West Leeds have issued an appeal for householders to get their uPVC door locks checked and replaced with bump and snap secure Euro Cylinder locks.

This follows an increase in break-ins where vulnerable and cheap Euro Profile locks have been forced. Burglars use a simple tool to smash the lock in a technique well known among criminals.

Around one-in-four burglaries in West Yorkshire involves the Euro Profile locks, which are widely used in uPVC doors, particularly older ones.

CASAC has been working in the West Yorkshire area for over 10 years addressing some of the root causes of crime, during that time CASAC has developed a unique relationship with West Yorkshire Police, which means that all CASAC staff have official Police Identification Badges, evidence of a true partnership and providing confidence for users of their services.

Other News:
Did you know the Holt Park Estate has it own web site? We it does and it’s a excellent one, have a look, lots of information, log on to www.holtparktoday.com

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Ralph Thoresby Students Contribute to Professional Theatre Production

February 22nd, 2011 · Community News, Events, Ralph Thoresby

by Joel Beaumont
Pupils from Ralph Thoresby School have helped to create a West Yorkshire Playhouse theatre production.

The play has had the input and support of young people from across Leeds in developing the production for its upcoming shows.

Pupils from Holt Park’s Ralph Thoresby have written the music to accompany the play and will team up with other pupils from across Leeds to put together the final recordings.

In partnership with Interplay, a professional  arts company based in Armley, Leeds, Ralph Thoresby is helping to bring the production to life and benefit pupils from the school and across the city who have fallen out of education.

Interplay’s Tools for the Trade Alternative Education programme helps youngsters who aren’t engaging in mainstream education and encourages them to participate in learning through music production and film making.

Francis Hill Drama and Media teacher at Ralph Thoresby and Director of the project said:
“We have spent the last few months doing workshops in order to explore the play and develop our own interpretation. It has been brilliant fun and really exciting to see the students take on the creative demands of the script by employing their knowledge of theatre and whimsical imaginations in order to bring the text to life.”

The play entitled Gargantua, by award winning playwright Carl Grose, is a dark comedy about a giant baby on the loose in a city.

Gargantua will be shown at Ralph Thoresby School on the 10th -11th March and at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on 14th May.

For tickets to the Ralph Thoresby showing will be available on the door or you can purchase them now by visiting the school office or alternatively calling 0113 3368181.

For tickets to the Playhouse showing call 0113 2137700 or visit www.wyp.org.uk

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