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Energy Saving From The Library

May 18th, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
An energy saving device which saved over £8,000 across Leeds last year can be borrowed from Holt Park Library.

Energy monitors, which clip to household electrical appliances and highlight which are consuming the most energy, can be loaned in the same way as a book from your local library.

energy monitor available from Holt Park Library

People who used the scheme last year saved altogether across Leeds £8,775 on their household electricity bill. This equates to preventing 38,169 tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere.

Councillor Tom Murray, executive member of Leeds City Council’s environmental services, said: “Energy monitors allow us to see the amount we’re using and how much it’s costing us. People are often surprised at how much power appliances soak up when on standby, or when a charger is left idle but still connected after use.”

The loan period for the monitor lasts 3 weeks and as well as stating how much energy the appliance is wasting it also points out how much money the appliance is using.

“By making changes that save money, we’re also benefiting the environment by ultimately reducing the city’s carbon emissions. I’d highly recommend borrowing an energy monitor.” added Cllr Murray.

Take up this opportunity by visiting the library and don’t forget to share this news with others to help them save money and reduce Holt Park’s carbon footprint.

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Holt Park Refreshments Fundraiser

May 9th, 2011 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
A cleaned up area of Holt Park is now to be put to fund raising use.

The outdoor square built onto Holt Park Leisure Centre will hold tea and coffee mornings to raise money for Holt Park Gala, more details on the festival will be announced when further information is available.

The next tea and coffee morning will be held on this Saturday on the 14th of May.

The area is now fit for use after the Holt Park Tenants and Residents Association along with volunteers successfully gave new life to the square, in between the ASDA and Holt Park Leisure Centre last week.

The paved area, which runs alongside the seats and trolley bays in Holt Park Shopping Centre, was overgrown and in need of some care and attention as can be seen in the pictures below.

Holt Park Leisure Center, saw volenteers from Holt Park Tenents and Residents Associations improve this forgotten area.

Holt Park Leisure Center, saw volenteers from Holt Park Tenents and Residents Associations improve this forgotten area.

With some pruning, weeding and cutting back more light is let into shopping centre and the area becomes perfect for events to take place there.

These improvements can be seen in the images below.

Holt Park Leisure Center, saw volenteers from Holt Park Tenents and Residents Associations improve this forgotten area.

Holt Park Leisure Center, saw volenteers from Holt Park Tenents and Residents Associations improve this forgotten area.

Last week saw Greg Mullholland call in for a cup of tea. Make sure to visit this week and see who you can spot.
Greg Mulholland with members of Holt Park Tenants and Residents Association, raising funds for the up and coming Holt Park Festival

If you are interested in hosting a bun stall or just want to donate some buns cakes or some of your time to help on a stall please email Alan Mann – alanmann03@aol.com

Please share this information with your friends to help promote the great work taking place in Holt Park.

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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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