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Holt Park Wellbeing Centre Finally Approved

April 13th, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont

The Wellbeing Centre for Holt Park has been given the green light after a review of the nation’s spending reinstated funding for the shelved project.

The Department of Health has announced that the £30 million pound regeneration scheme of Holt Park Leisure Centre, turning it into a social hub, has had its PFI funding approved.

Leeds City Council executive member for adult health and social care Councillor Lucinda Yeadon said: “We were delighted to hear this morning that the Department of Health has approved the new wellbeing centre for Holt Park. The new centre will provide a much-needed new resource for people of all ages in north-west Leeds to access a whole range of health facilities and services.”

An artist's impression of the centre.

Work on the centre was two weeks away from beginning when it was stalled under the coalition government’s spending review. Many across Holt Park, including local MP Greg Mulholland campaigned against cutting funding for the centre.

On hearing the news that the project had been approved Mr Mulholland said: “Having worked closely with the residents of Holt Park as well as with local councillors, the council and NHS Leeds, I am delighted that the Department for Health is to provide the funding needed for the development.”

“Holt Park and the surrounding area have been in desperate need of redevelopment and the news that the wellbeing centre has been given the go ahead is a huge boost for the whole area and the residents that will benefit from the range of services it will offer.”

As well as offering the services currently on offer at Holt Park Leisure Centre the Wellbeing Centre, under its proposed new title Holt Park Active Living Centre, will also a café, garden area, disability hub and elderly persons’ sector.

Adel and Wharfedale ward Councillor Barry Anderson said: “It is encouraging to see that the government has recognised just how vital the Centre will be for the people of Holt Park, and has decided to get behind the project. I look forward to the scheme progressing and to the string of benefits it will bring to the local area.”

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Old Mods Junior Cricket

April 4th, 2011 · Community News

Joel Beaumont
Outdoor training for the Old Modernians junior cricket team is to begin again this week.

Old Mods, Cookridge, Leeds, LS16 Club Logo

Teams include the under 9’s, under 11’s and under 13’s and are always on the look out for new players.

Children will have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their game under the expert tuition of fully qualified coaches.

Training takes place every Wednesday between 6pm and 8pm beginning 6th April at the Old Modernians Cricket Club on Cookridge Lane.

For more information contact Mark Ripley on 07970566139

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Chapletown’s Multicultural Market

April 1st, 2011 · Events

by Joel Beaumont
As well as Holt Park, the whole of the city of Leeds contains diverse and multicultural communities.

The district of Chapletown is celebrating these different cultures with a Global Village Market.
The market will have a variety of stalls exhibiting food, art, crafts and much more by worldwide cultures from Asia to the Carribbean. There will also be live music and entertainment.

The market is to take place on Saturday 2nd April from 12 noon to 5pm at the Reginald Centre on Chapletown Road.

Chapletown can easily be accessed from Holt Park by either taking the number 1 bus direct to Woodhouse Lane and walk to Chapletown Road. Or alternatively the number 12 bus, which can be caught from opposite the main entrance to Leeds indoor market, goes to Roundhay Road Cross Wingham Street just a 2 minute walk from Chapletown Road.

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Your Weekly Update from Your Local NPT
Week Ending 27/03/11

March 31st, 2011 · Crime


Mon 21/03/2011 @ 15:40:00 To Mon 21/03/2011 @ 15:50:00
MO – Suspects knock on complainants front door, complainant presses button in the living room to open front door, 2 suspects enter the flat, complainant meets them in hallway, suspect 1 remains with the complainant talking, claiming to be plumbers that need to do urgent work. Suspect 2 Searches the property whilst complainant is distracted; Suspects leave in the direction of ASDA, complainant contacts carer who contacts the Police.

Stolen – Nil

Mon 21/03/2011 @ 13:55:00 To Mon 21/03/2011 @ 14:30:00
MO – Suspect rings doorbell, states from Health & Safety working next door, needing to check water inside, access was allowed, suspect follows victim into the kitchen, turns on the tap, asks her to remove all items from under the sink, while he turns on the bathroom tap, suspect leaves the room and returns to the kitchen, says all ok, tells complainant to leave the tap on for 30 minutes and leaves. Victim Sees the bedroom drawers have been opened, 2 pillows moved, one with case removed and placed on top of pillow, other items in the flat had been moved slightly, nothing was stolen and no work was carried out.

Stolen – Nil

Vehicle Crime:
There has been no reports of vehicle crime this week.

Anything Else of Note:
We have noticed an increase in the amount of Bogus type Burglary in our area. Please do not let anybody into your homes without checking for I.D. British gas and Yorkshire water will always call you to arrange an appointment if needed, they will not turn up on your door step without booking an appointment

With no reports of crime I think we should be very pleased.
After noticing an increase in the amount of scrap collecting vehicles in our area we have been targeting these vehicles and checking that the occupants have the appropriate paper work. The scrap metal on the vehicles was also checked to ensure that the metal was genuine scrap.

PCSO Staurt Reardon

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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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