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Holt Park Pub Assault

October 16th, 2010 · Crime

by Joel Beaumont
Investigations into the assault outside the Eyrie Pub last weekend is still on going.

Police are still following up leads as part of continuous operations to prosecute those responsible.

On Wednesday the 14th of October at Holt Park Tenants and Residents Association local PCSO reported that:

Last Sunday, 10th October, a man was violently assaulted in the car park of the Eyrie Pub. The victim was left with a fractured skull and is currently in a critical state in hospital. Due to the state of his injuries he is unable to help police with their enquiries.

It is alleged the victim was hit over the head with some form of a brick. The victim was put into the recovery position while ambulance crews were on their way.

Police have arrested 3 suspects 2 of whom have been released on bail.

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Delegation heads to London to Save Holt Park Wellbeing Centre

October 14th, 2010 · Uncategorized

By Joel Beaumont
A group of councillors and department officials are today heading to Parliament to put forward a final bid to save the Holt Park Wellbeing Centre.

MP Greg Mullholland will lead the group with an appeal to his party colleague Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury to save the £30 million project.

Mullholland said: “The centre would be a massive benefit to the local community and a step in the right direction for the development of the area.

“This meeting offers the opportunity for us to let the people in the Treasury know just how important this centre is to the people of Leeds.”

The Wellbeing Centre had funding approved by the former Labour government and was 2 weeks away from building work commencing when the plug was pulled on the operation, by the newly elected Con/Lib coalition.

Labour councillor Mark Dobson, who is also chairman of the health scrutiny board, said: “I welcome the meeting. A new centre would integrate health and leisure services with services for older people and a new centre would provide a holistic centre for the most vulnerable people of Leeds”

Adel and Warfedale Conservative councillor Barry Anderson added: “I welcome this opportunity to put forward the benefits that this development will bring to the local community, in particular the needs of local disabled residents and those residents facing social isolation. The facility will enable these residents in particular to improve their quality of life.”

Whether the appeal is successful will be determined on the 20th October when the government announces the results of the Spending Review.

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Ireland Wood Library Ear-marked for Closure

October 12th, 2010 · Uncategorized

by Joel Beaumont
Libraries across Leeds face closures in a bid to save costs.

Up to 20 libraries across Leeds may be forced to close a council report has revealed.

The report due to be reviewed by the City’s council executive board next week suggests 20 libraries across Leeds that are poorly used, may have to close.

On the report’s list is local library Ireland Wood. The report says some of the smaller libraries are in a poor condition and £3.5m is needed to refurbish them.

Leeds Guardian reported on this article last week, you can read their article here

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Crime Report for Holt Park, Cookridge and Adel

October 11th, 2010 · Uncategorized

The weekly crime report is in for Holt Park, Cookridge and Adel

Holt Park

There have been no burglaries to houses in the past week but a garage was
broken into by smashing a window on Otley Road, a bike, food and tools
were stolen.

There has also been a vehicle broken into on Holt Park Road, the window was smashed and the car searched.

On the 1st Oct Police searched a home on Holtdale Avenue relating to a drugs report, however nothing was found.

Anti Social Behavior
Local priority areas have been patrolled, no new reports of graffiti have
been found.

On the 30th Sept Police received a report of youths running over cars on Holt Farm Rise.

On the 1st Oct two harassment warnings were given to
residents on Holt Farm Close following an on going and escalating case of
neighbour disputes.

Police monitorng speeding in the area found 14 motorists speeding on Holt Lane.

Arrests of note
On the 3rd Oct a 36 year old female was arrested for an assault on a local resident on Holtdale Drive, further enquiries continue.


Cookridge has again remained crime free with no reported burglaries or
vehicle crime. There was of anattempted burglary nearby on Tinshill Road fortunately entry was not gained.

Anti Social Behavior
Local priorities have been patrolled, on the 28th Sept we received a report of
nuisance youths on Smithy Lane however when officers arrived all was

On the 29th Sept there was a similar report on Cookridge Avenue, officers have
been trying to contact the caller but without success. Further enquiries
will follow.


Excellent news again for Adel with no reported burglaries or vehicle
crime. There was 1 crime reported on Wayland Croft where suspects
climbed onto a roof and removed some tiles, however they were disturbed and left empty handed.

Anti Social Behavior
On the 28th officers visited the old Eastmoor Site on Tile Lane, since
demolition started the site has quietened down considerably attracting far
less youths. However, on this occasion 3 were found and spoken to by

Police monitoring speeding in the area on 4th Oct found over 12 motorists in excess of the speed limit on Sir George Martin Drive.

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Leeds Light Night

October 7th, 2010 · Uncategorized

What are you doing this Friday Night? Fancy doing something different? A free event is taking place across Leeds on Friday 8th October.

Leeds Light Night, a one night only event, will see over 100 performances, art installations, exhibitions and participatory projects take place across the city in over 40 different venues. The exhibition of talent will take place in a variety of locations including theaters, shopping arcades and prison cells.

These events will be taking place for people of all ages to enjoy, with most happening between 5pm and 11pm.

The vast majority of the work on display will never have been seen before and aims to present Leeds in a new light.

The best part about it is that all events are free to attend.  So why not invite a neighbor or friend and see what  Leeds Light Night is all about.

You can read a more about this event over at Guardian Leeds or by visiting the Leeds Light Night website

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