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Holt Park and the Royal Wedding

April 29th, 2011 · Video

by Joel and Luke Beaumont

Yesterday we hit the streets to find out the what peoeples thoughts were on the Royal Wedding

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Spring Time

April 26th, 2011 · Community News

With the countryside right on our doorstep here in Holt Park it’s a great way to experience the seasons. One local photographer has shot the start of Spring at a near by Manor Farm.

Local photographer Ollievision paid a visit to Manor Farm in Adel and snapped some iconic images of Spring, new born lambs.

Images courtesy of Ollievision.

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Volunteers Needed for Holt Park Centre Tidy Up

April 24th, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
Local residents are looking for volunteers to help clean up an area of Holt Park.

Holt Park Tenants and Residents Association are going to clean up the square in between the Holt Park Shopping Centre precinct and the Holt Park Leisure Centre, adjacent to the seating the area.

The volunteers are aiming to carry out mini projects such as weeding, cutting back shrubbery, etc and are looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand.

The work will take place on Tuesday 26th April between 9am and 3pm but volunteers are welcome to attend at any time. There will also be refreshments and sandwiches available.

Holt Park Tenants and Residents Association chairperson, Alan Mann said: “This is a great way for people to help out in the local community. Furthermore,  if you are on Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance this work can be added to your CV, and we are more than pleased to act as references for future employment.”

For more information or to volunteer call Alan Mann on  07901656886.

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Holt Park Easter Bus Services

April 21st, 2011 · Travel

by Joel Beaumont
There will be slight changes to the buses that run from Holt Park over the Easter Holiday week. Listed below is an outline of the service changes.

Numbers 1 & 6 Holt Park – Leeds and 19a Ireland Wood – Garforth via Leeds

Friday 22nd April: Saturday Service
Saturday 23rd April: Normal Saturday Service
Sunday 24th April: Normal Sunday Service
Monday 25th April: Sunday Service
Tuesday 26th April: Normal weekday service

For more information visit http://www.wymetro.com/travelnews/bank.htm or call 0113 2457676

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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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