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Last chance to oppose the Trolleybus and save Woodhouse Moor – ACT NOW

November 9th, 2013 · Community News

Woodhouse Moor

If you oppose the Leeds Trolley Bus today is the last day in which you can officially object.

If you don’t want to see three areas of Woodhouse Moor destroyed, Monument Moor, part of Little Moor and all of the broad grass verge and avenue of trees on the south side of Woodhouse Lane we urge you to send an email today to Leeds City Council Legal Services department objecting to the proposal on the grounds that (1) All of the park is well used and (2) It would be wrong to go ahead with the proposed appropriation in advanced of the public inquiry

If the council and Metro are successful in their appropriation of Woodhouse Moor, the people of Leeds would no longer be able to complain at the public inquire that the trolleybus route affects the park as the parts of the park affected would no longer be ‘park’

Please send your email to: sarah.blenkin@leeds.gov.uk

and quote reference: A76/DO/094793
Below we have written a template email, which you can copy and paste and modify for your own purposes.

Dear Sir/Madame

With regards to reference: A76/DO/094793

I am writing to object to the Leeds trolley bus and specifically to the appropriation of Woodhouse Moor.

I wish to let you know that all of Woodhouse Moor is well used by a wide and diverse range of Leeds residents. I therefore feel it would be wrong to go ahead with the proposed appropriation in advance of the public inquiry.

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Featured image ‘Woodhouse Moor’ by New Generation Transport available athttp://tinyurl.com/qbxep7h under Creative Commons Attribution.

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9th of November Cookridge Village Scouts Bonfire and Fireworks

November 9th, 2013 · Events

 Cookridge Village Scout Group Bonfire 2013

Cookridge Village Scouts  annual bonfire and firework display will be held this evening (Saturday 9 November.) Refreshments will be available from 5.45pm (pie and peas, hot dogs, jacket potatoes, hot and cold drinks)

The Bonfire will be lit at 6pm followed by fireworks at approximately 7pm. Please note that no alcohol will be permitted on site and personal fireworks including sparklers should not be brought to the event.

The event is open to non-members. Entry is by donation.

Details can be found on our website www.cvsg.co.uk

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Cookridge Methodist Church Nearly New Toy Sale

November 9th, 2013 · Community News, Events

What are your plans for the weekend? If you have an eye for a bargain make sure to visit the nearly new toy sale taking place at Cookridge Methodist Church between 1:00pm and 2.00pm

Cookridge Methodist Church Nearly New Toy Sale

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Giant Housing Development In Adel

November 4th, 2013 · Community News

Adel Leeds LS16 David Wilson Homes Development

Proposed David Wilson Homes development surrounding Adel Willows to the west, despoiling the outlook from Adel Church to the East and running down along the first fairway of Headingley Golf Club to the North East.

by Joel Beaumont
A large scale housing development has been proposed for a second area of Adel.

David Wilson Homes has confirmed they have applied to create a housing site next to the Centurion Fields estate that is currently under construction.

If given the green light the new site will be over three times the size of their Church Lane development, which once completed will contain 45 properties ranging from £499,995 – £699,995.

A public consultation is to be held to gain local resident’s view of the proposed new site. The consultation will take place Thursday 7th November from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at The Old Stables next to Adel St John the Baptist Church. It’s important for local residents to attend this meeting in order to air their views on this latest development in our local area. More info on the consultation can be seen here – https://www.facebook.com/events/544690175609846/?ref=22

Controversial Plans
Many residents of Adel were against the initial David Wilson Homes development on the brownfield site. A number of reasons were presented against the development including an increase in traffic to the area,  the destruction of natural beauty when other brownfield sites are available in Leeds, and the risk of flooding as the site was seen as a flood plain for the area. Members of the Adel Crag Association had their appeal heard at Leeds Civic Hall but were unsuccessful in having the Centurion Fields development sidelined.

Future Fortune
With housing a hot topic at the moment and in particular housing for first time buyers, David Wilson Homes has said a selection of the properties will be affordable.

The creation of this new site could see a the re-emergence of the faltering Trolleybus scheme as a new housing development coupled with a brand new multi-million pound leisure facility, in Holt Park Active, will see LS16 as an emerging social area.

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Holt Park Active Open Today

October 12th, 2013 · Community News

Holt Park Active opens this morning (Saturday 12 October at 9am). Have you been along yet to check out your fantastic new local facility?

To celebrate Holt Park Active are offering some fitness taster sessions free of charge from 9am including Zumba, Bodypump and Pilates. At Holt ParkActive there is something for everyone including families so why not bring the kids along? On Saturday there will be a bouncy castle, Aikido demonstrations and balloons for children, other great activities and also free gifts including footballs and frisbees.

Holt Park Active is a fantastic new facility in your local community offering the chance to beactive, try new classes, reach a fitness goal and meet with friends.

Top 10 reasons to go to Holt Park Active

  • 70 station Bodyline gym
  • Over 20 types of fitness classes including Zumba and Studio cycling
  • Swimming for everyone including learner and hydrotherapy pools
  • Lessons and courses for children over 12 months including gymnastics and trampolining
  • School holiday activities for children including arts and crafts
  • Active Life programme for people aged 60 and over
  • Women only swimming sessions
  • Activities for people with disabilities including specific swim sessions
  • Children’s parties available at competitive prices
  • Café and atrium area to meet friends and have a bite to eat.

Take a sneak peak now!

If you’re interested in our state of the art 70 station bodyline gym then why not take our virtual tour

There are over 20 types of classes available at Holt Park Active and the swim and fitness timetable is now available so why not take a look at when your favourite activities are on here or alternatively why not take the opportunity to try something new?

Don’t forget you can take advantage of our Bodyline membership and save money every time you visit Holt Park Active or one of our other 17 leisure centres across Leeds. Why not join today and you will also benefit from the fantastic offers that will be available in early 2014? To find out more about memberships go to www.leeds.gov.uk/bodyline

Don’t forget to come along this Saturday for a first look!

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