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Temporary full time store/cafe manager job in Ireland Wood

October 18th, 2017 · Community News

People are sat in a cosy cafe.

Local cafe, Keepers Coffee & Kitchen based in Ireland Wood are looking for a temporary full time store/cafe manager.

Do you have the skills experience and enthusiasm to take up the helm in this cosy cafe and pre-loved clothing store?

If you have catering experience, are great with people and love providing customers with mouth watering food and drinks, and possess a flair for selling cards, gifts and clothing, you might be just the person for this role.

If you or anyone else you know might be interested in working in this rewarding environment and are available at short notice please get in touch with claire@lighthousefuturestrust.org.uk for further information.

The successful applicant will be required to take an enhanced DBS check.

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Police appeal for information following robbery at ASDA

September 18th, 2017 · Crime

ASDA in Holt Park
Picture: Google

Detectives are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a supermarket in Holt Park this morning.

At 6.14am today (Monday 18th September 2017) police received a report of a robbery at the ASDA store, on Holt Road in Holt Park.

Two men in balaclavas armed with crowbars forced entry through a door while the shop was closed and confronted staff. They made threats and stole a substantial amount of cash.

The men left the scene along with a third man who had been acting as a lookout.

They ran along a ginnel towards the High Farm public house and drove away in a white or light-coloured 4×4 vehicle.

Detective Inspector Susan MacLachlan, of Leeds District CID, said:

“This was a terrifying experience for the store staff but thankfully no-one was physically injured.

We are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify the suspects and would like to hear from anyone who saw them leaving the scene in this 4×4 vehicle.

We would also like information about anyone seen acting suspiciously in the area in the lead up to the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime number 13170430959 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

This information was originally seen on the West Yorkshire Police Facebook Page

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Your feedback wanted on buses that run to Holt Park, Cookridge, Tinshill and Adel

March 16th, 2017 · Community News

Double Decker First Bus is waiting at a bus stop in Holt Park. In front of the bus are people with shopping bags and trollies.

First Buses are reviewing their bus service for North West Leeds. This review will cover the buses that travel through Headingley including the 1, 6, 19, 19A, 28, 29 and X84.

First buses have acknowledged that these bus services need to be improved due to the fact that they suffer from road congestion when traveling through Headingley.

In order for the service to be improved First Buses may need to change the routes or frequencies of some of these services and you are invited to have your say before any changes are made.

You’re invited to complete an online survey throughout March or to attend a local drop-in event:

Adel – Monday 20th March
Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, 12:30PM – 15:30PM

Headingley – Tuesday 21st March
Heart Centre, Bennet Road, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Leeds Trinity University – Wednesday 22nd March
Main Reception, 4:00PM – 6:30PM

Holt Park – Monday 27th March
Library – 10:30AM – 1:30PM

Once the consultation is complete First Buses we’ll submit a proposal to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, with a view for changes to be implemented in September 2017.

Paul Turner, Head of Commercial at First Buses, said:

“Our bus services in North West Leeds are very well used and have remained unchanged for some time, but some routes are suffering from increasing road congestion. We need to consider new timetables from September and as part of this we want to hear the views of our customers so we can ensure buses still go where people need them to.

“We haven’t made any decisions yet and so we’d urge as many people as possible to get involved. I’m sure there will be new ideas and suggestions that we may not have considered or explored.”

“Representatives from First Leeds and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority will attend the local drop-in events, but we will also have an online survey available for anyone unable to attend one of our events.”

Complete the online survey now.

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Plans to merge Cookridge and Moortown fire station move ahead

January 26th, 2017 · Community News

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are moving ahead with plans to merge Moortown and Cookridge stations by closing them and building a new station between the two.

A planning application has been submitted to Leeds City Council for the new station on a designated open space site, already owned by the authority, at the junction of Ring Road Moortown and Black Moor Road.

A red rectangle around some land indicates the location for the new fire station.

Other suggested sites at Weetwood Police Station, Boddington Sports Pavilion, Meanwood, Weetwood and Spen Lane and Wira Business Park were ruled

A ‘Save Moortown Fire Station’ campaign on Facebook, started by firefighter Paul Drinkwater, has won support from nearly 1000 people. – https://www.facebook.com/savemoortownfirestation/?fref=ts

The projected completion date of the new fire station is expected to be January 2018. .

The planning application and additional documents can be found on Leeds City Council website – https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OHE65OJBHBP00

Original article can be seen at – http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/site-earmarked-for-fire-station-1-8315262

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How To Survive The Hottest Day of The Year In LS16

July 19th, 2016 · Community News

The mercury is set to peak at 31•C today, as LS16 is bathed in a Mediterranean style heatwave.

Here are a few ideas for what to do in the gorgeous weather in our local area.

Beer Gardens!

The newly refurbished Lawnswood Arms has a wide selection of food and drink as well as somewhere for the kids to play.

In the heart of LS16 is the High Farm pub offering a selection of local and international ales in its iconic old farm house setting.

Or why not venture into Horsforth where the Old Ball pub has a large sun baked beer garden as well as buy one get one free pizzas.

3 half pints of beer on a table in a sunny beer garden

A Bite To Eat!

The sun doesn’t have to be the only heat available today. The Cheerful Chili at the foot of Otley Chevin can add a little spice to your evening.

If you would rather dine al fresco with the nation that invented the term then a trip to Divino or Gusto may be where to enjoy an evening meal in LS16.

Wooden tables out side on a summers day

Keep Active!

If alcohol or food are not what your looking for but quite the opposite then perhaps a trip to Holt Park tennis courts may be for you. With three courts to choose from you can head down and recreate some Murray magic.
Tennis
Alternatively take a trip to Cookridge Hall Driving Range and de-stress after work by hitting a few golf balls in the evening sun. A bucket of 50 balls will set you back £3.50 the same as that beer garden pint.

Silhouette of a golfer

Or for those people wanting to stay fit but stay in doors out of the sun you could always visit the fully air conditioned Holt Park Active gym or swimming pool for those who really want to cool off.

Holt Park Active Swimming Pool

Local Green Space!

Finally if you’d like the pace a little slower then why not pay a visit to Golden Acre Park. Enjoy an ice cream and a stroll round the lake taking in the natural beauty.

Golden Acre Park

Whatever you decide to do remember to stay hydrated and apply some suncream.

Let us know in the comments below how you decide to spend the day in LS16.

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