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House fire in Holt Park

November 21st, 2010 · Uncategorized

On Saturday, 20 November 2010 around 10.30pm two fire engines, an ambulance and a police vehicle were called to attend a property in Holtdale View.

The call-out was due to a local resident leaving saucepans alight on the cooker after the resident had retired to bed. The resident survived and was treated by the West Yorkshire Ambulance Service for effects associated with inhaling smoke. Firemen on the scene stressed the importance for all residents to have smoke detectors that worked. If any resident would like a free smoke detector and a fire safety check then they should contact the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service on 0800 587 4536

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WARNING to Residents Over New Telephone Scam!

November 19th, 2010 · Crime

By Joel Beaumont
A new telephone scam is escalating with people from the local area affected. Police are warning the public to be more vigilant.

The scam is quite simple but may fool many. The caller receives a call from someone claiming they are from their phone company and demanding payment for an unpaid bill.

In order to prove their legitimacy the caller will tell you to hang up and try call out and they will disconnect your phone to prevent this.

They will not have disconnected you, simply muted the call from their end and not hung up. Upon hearing your failed attempts they will then call back claiming this has just proved they were from the phone company and demand the credit card payment immediately, otherwise you will be “cut off”.

A member of the Holt Park OPAL group, recently a victim of the scam said:
“It’s very convincing, but the sad thing is it is so simple that it will certainly fool a lot of people.”

“I phoned the Police and was informed I wasn’t the first, it’s only just started, but it is escalating.”

Police are urging the public to spread the word about this scam. So please help by informing your friends and family.

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Holt Park Tenants and Residents Associations win award.

November 8th, 2010 · Uncategorized

By Joel Beaumont
The Holt Park Tenants and Residents Association (HPTRA) has won an award for all the work they do.

West North West Homes Leeds awarded the association the title of best tenants and residents association in Leeds.

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The award was part of West North West Home Community Stars award evening held last month at Leeds Civic Hall.

West North West homes Chief Executive, Claire Warren, said:
“This evening is about recognising the unsung heroes who live and work in our communities and valuing the contributions they make, however small, towards making west and north west Leeds a better place to live.”

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Roadworks at Tinshill Top

October 17th, 2010 · Uncategorized

By Joel Beaumont
Roadworks are due to commence this Monday 18th Oct at the junction of Tinshill Lane and Otley Old Road.

The work is set to last for 10 weeks in order to put a signalised crossing in place.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place and delays are expected. It is advised that drivers find an alternative route.

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Delegation’s Treasury Visit Shows Positives

October 16th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Joel Beaumont
The delegation that travelled to London earlier this week to present their appeal for the Holt Park Wellbeing Centre were pleased with the way the meeting went.

MP Greg Mullholland along with Leeds City Councillors and officials met with Chief Secretary of the Treasury Danny Alexander.

Mr Mullholland said: “I was pleased that the delegation had the chance to make the case for the Holt Park Wellbeing Centre to the Chief Secretary. He was impressed by the case we made and certainly now understands the importance of this to the area. We will now be putting our case to health ministers and also hope we can convince them that this important project must go ahead.”

The delegation now plan to take their case to the Department of Health in the hope the Wellbeing Centre will be given theby go ahead once more.

Part of the delegation was Cllr Barry Anderson of Adel and Wharfedale, he said: We appeared to answer all of his questions in the detailed case we put before him [Mr Alexander]. The next stage is convincing the Secretary of State for Health of the merits of our case.”

Further feedback about the well being center will be decided in the spending review on 20th of October.

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