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Potential Closure Of Cookridge Fire Station

September 4th, 2012 · Community News

Cookridge Fire Station may be forced to merge with another in Leeds as part of cost cutting measures.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, in a bid to save up to £12 million, is considering the merger or closure of numerous stations across the county.
Cookridge Fire Station Leeds LS16
Under the recommendations, by West Yorkshire’s Chef Fire Officer, Cookridge fire station would merge with Moortown fire station at one location containing just one fire engine.

Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling said: 

We know we have to find cuts of between and £8-12m over the next two years, and already have plans in place, but all the messages coming out of central government project further reductions in financial support for local authorities up to 2020

Mr Pilling’s proposals would see the number of fire-fighters be reduced by 200. The reccomendations for Leeds are as follows

  • Merge Hunslet and Morley fire stations at a two-appliance station between the two.
  • Merge Rothwell and Garforth at a one-appliance station between the two.
  • Merge Cookridge and Moortown at a one-appliance station between the two.
  • Remove an appliance from Stanningley.

If  West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority agree to go to public consultation with the recommendations then more details will be published after 7th September.

Potential Closure Of Cookridge Fire Station | News Release

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Ralph Thoresby Theater Production wins awards

July 30th, 2012 · Ralph Thoresby

It may be the summer holidays, but the students of Ralph Thoresby High School are having their work recognised in the Wharfedale Festival of Drama and bringing home with them a vast number of awards.

The annual school productions at Ralph Thoresby School are fast gaining
recognition across our local communities.

This year, the school produced a slick performance of ‘GREASE’ to 4 nights of
sell out audiences. The final night was said to be particularly enjoyable for our audience,
with a sing-a-long version and the front of house offering an atmosphere of a
period designed American diner offering doughnuts, popcorn and cola.

Grease Ralph Thoresby High School band with Steve Hackshaw

Grease Ralph Thoresby High School band with Steve Hackshaw

Grease Ralph Thoresby High School full cast
Grease Ralph Thoresby High School full cast

The audience joined in the singing and acted their favourite roles from the
musical without having to take the major step of standing on stage.

The production was entered into the Wharfedale Festival of Drama and won the
following awards

  • Best Overall Production (Youth & Schools)
  • The Innovation Trophy (for a singalong performance of Grease)
  • Best Musical Director – Steve Hackshaw
  • Festival Chairman’s Special Award for the inspired American Diner themed
  • foyer and hospitality

  • The Front of House Ambience award

Many of the cast picked up personal performance awards, notably

Outstanding Performance awards

  • Abigail Jones
  • Lauren Middleton
  • George Lloyd-Burman
  • Domanik Wightman
  • Certificates of Merit

    • Daniel Donnell
    • Joe Collins
    • Molly Mesher
    • Shelley Horne

    Ralph Thoresby High School would like to thank all audience members for joining us and making the show a real success. Hope to see you next year.

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    Crime report for Holt Park, Cookridge & Adel
    Monday 25th to Sunday 1st July 2012.

    July 15th, 2012 · Crime

    Holt Park Crime Report, Leeds, LS16If you wish to contact a member of your local North West Outer NPT please contact us either via email aa.nptnorthwestouter@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk, or telephone 01274 471458 , this is a voicemail system, both of these are checked at least twice per day and someone will get back to you.
    All details of your local officers are on our website www.westyorkshire.police.uk/npt

    Holt Park


    PRIORITY:
    ASB Holt Park Centre including bus stop on Farrar Lane, daily all times


    Crime
    There have been no reported house burglaries in the area this week.

    There has been no reported vehicle crime in the area this week.

    ASB
    Officers have been continuing patrols at the Holt Park Centre and surrounding areas.
    No Anti Social Behaviour of particular note has been reported or identified in the area this week.

    Arrests of Note
    A 22 year old male from the area has been Recalled to Prison after breaching his licence conditions.

    Cookridge


    PRIORITY:
    ASB Woodhill Road, Moseley Woods, Green Lane – Weekends.

    ASB Golf Course and Pauls Pond area, youths camping on Weekend


    Crime
    There have been no reported house burglaries in the area this week.

    There has been no reported vehicle crime in the area this week.

    ASB
    No Anti Social Behaviour of particular note has been reported or identified in the area this week.

    Adel


    PRIORITY:
    Speeding, Church Lane


    Crime
    A euro profile type lock on a UPVC door was attacked on a detached property on Adel Park Gardens. Entry was gained, but no property was stolen.

    Three thefts from vehicles in the area this week.
    A door lock and a window were attacked on a vehicle that was parked on Farrar Lane.
    The rear window of a vehicle was broken and property stolen from a vehicle at Lawnswood Cemetry.
    A window was broken and property stolen from the boot of a vehicle that was parked on Weetwod Lane.

    *** Please do not leave valuables in vehicles or any leave any property on display ***

    ASB
    No Anti Social Behaviour of particular note has been reported or identified in the area this week.

    Arrests of Note
    A 23 year old female from the Leeds area and a 41 year old male from the Leeds area have been arrested in relation to the series of Theft from Vehicles in the Adel area that occurred this week. Charges have been made in relation to this matter.

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    Positive Steps For Leeds Trolleybus Scheme

    July 14th, 2012 · Community News

    by Joel Beaumont
    Officials in Westminster have made a U-turn on the  Leeds trolleybus scheme giving the project the go-ahead.

    Holt Park Number 1 Trolley Bus

    The project has been up in the air several times before and was axed in the Coalition government’s October spending review. But now, Transport Secretary, Justine Greening has given approval for “programme entry status” for the £250 million scheme.

    The New Generation Transport scheme will receive £173.5 million of funding from central government with the remaining amount coming from local authorities.

    The newly revised trolleybus network would operate solely on overhead power cables with 40% of the route, from Holt Park to Stourton, running in specially designed lanes.

    The 8.7 mile network would incorporate two new park and ride schemes giving Leeds the first modern trolleybus network in the U.K.

    The approval of programme entry status allows West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive to apply for the statutory consents necessary for the scheme to go ahead. If this part of the application process is given the green light work will begin in 2016 with the trolleybuses fully operational by 2018.

    Speaking about what the trolleybus scheme would mean for Leeds Ms Greening said:

    “They will make public transport in Leeds more accessible and attractive than ever before and I know trolleybuses will be transformational for growth and jobs in West Yorkshire.”

    “Investment on this scale, in precisely this kind of infrastructure, is a recognition of how crucial Leeds and Yorkshire are to the long-term success of the British economy.”

    As well as the trolleybus scheme two new railway stations are to be built. One at Kirkstall Forge and the other at Apperley Bridge along with a new southern pedestrian entrance to Leeds City Railway Station.

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    Holt Park Nominated for Leeds Community Stars Awards

    July 1st, 2012 · Community News

    by Joel Beaumont
    Leeds-Community-Stars LogoTwo initiatives from across Holt Park have been shortlisted for the Leeds Community Stars Awards with the public able to decide the winner.

    The Leeds Community Stars awards are designed to recognise the hard work and community spirit of individuals and groups from across Leeds.

    In the “Best Community Initiative” category the Holt Park Entrance Project has been nominated for the award. The Entrance Project saw the regeneration of a corner of the Holtdales with flower planting and the creation of footpaths. The Holt Park initiative is up against projects from Billing View and Swarcliffe.

    The second nomination comes under the “Green Initiative” category and is for the Holt Park Recycling Scheme. The £48,000 scheme has helped to make Holt Park a greener area with the increase of recycling and the reduction of fly-tipping in the area. Holt Park is nominated alongside a project in Middleton.

    To help Holt Park come out on top you can vote free of charge for these two initiatives. Voting can be done by simply texting the word STAR followed by the number of the project you want to vote for 80800. The entrance project is STAR 11 and the Recycling project is STAR 16.

    To vote for both projects two separate texts must be sent. The closing date for votes is 2nd July at 12pm.

    For a full list of the nominations visit: http://www.leedscommunitystars.org.uk/finalists

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