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HoltParkToday.com Website Update

August 16th, 2010 · Website Updates

Ever needed to know the opening times of a local establishment?

holtparktoday.com is here to help. We have added some extra functionality to this website. Check out the right hand side of the website (just below the weather) to find out the opening times of your local shops.

This new panel is powered in ‘real-time’ which means it updates live when and as shops in the local area open and close.

So if you ever need to know what is open in the local area make sure that holtparktoday.com is the first place you come and check

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Crime Update for Holt Park

August 13th, 2010 · Crime

by Joel Beaumont
A high rate of crime took place in Holt Park last week.

West Yorkshire Police were called to attend the crime scenes of several thefts in the Holt Park area.

On Holtdale Fold a house was broken into through an insecure window and property was stolen. Also two thefts involving cars took place. A car was stolen from Otley Road and on Holtdale Drive a vehicle had its window smashed and property stolen from inside.

A final incident took place in the ASDA car park where a handbag was snatched from the seat of a car. Police are urging users of the car park to be more vigilant as in July a car was stolen as the owner accessed the recycling containers.

The suspect of the latest incident has been identified and the police are actively seeking his arrest.

The local Neighbourhood Police Team (NPT) who can often be seen patrolling the streets of Holt Park are attempting to find the culprits responsible and continue to keep crime down in the area.

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Summer Safety at Holt Park

August 6th, 2010 · Events

by Joel Beaumont
Holt Park Leisure Centre will be holding awareness sessions in a bid to keep youngsters safe around water this summer.

The sessions entitled “Get Safe for Summer” are designed to highlight to young people the dangers of water and how to respond if something goes wrong.

The sessions, open to anyone aged 8-12 and with a Dolphin Level 5, will teach the participants basic lifesaving skills, the water safety code, and how to help someone in trouble without putting yourself in danger.

The sessions, which run in conjunction with Breeze and Leeds City Council, will take place on Thursday 12th August, Monday 23rd August and Thursday 26th August each session will run from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.

Places for the sessions need to be booked in advance and can be done so by calling:
0113 267 9033.

Sessions are priced at £5.20 standard, LEEDSCard/BreezeCard holders £4.60 and LEEDSCard Extra £4.15 each.

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Holt Park Entrance to be Regenerated

August 4th, 2010 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
A bid for funding to see a main entrance way into the Holt Park estate given a face-lift has been submitted.

If funding is approved, the community spaces project will see the entrance on the junction of Holt Lane and Cookridge Lane opposite the Methodist Church be regenerated.

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The move is in a bid to bring a run down and neglected area of Holt Park back to life.

The improvements for the area will include laying a hoggin path made from a mixture of gravel and sand which is easy to maintain and provides ample drainage. The planting of flowers and plants, new seating being erected, an “animal trail” being designed by residents and a community artist and a sculpture in the entrance which is still to be designed.

The entrance will also have a notice board similar to the one opposite the Highfield Surgery as well as an information board on the wildlife people may find on the site.

The project has been established through discussions between residents of Holt Park, West North West Homes and local councillors about creating a friendly and attractive way into the estate.

Alan Mann Chair of the Holt Park Tenants and Residents Association said: “The area has great potential and would become an informative natural area for the community, as well as a interesting, characterful entrance feature into the estate.”

Groundwork Leeds, who will be in charge of the regeneration work, along with the Holt Park Tenants and Residents Association submitted the bid for funding from Community-Spaces in July.

The decision on funding for the project will be decided in September.

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Holt Park Play Areas to be Removed

August 3rd, 2010 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
Old play areas around the Holt park estate are set to be removed.

The play areas which were erected in the 1970’s have been deemed a health and safety risk to young children as well as serving no real community purpose anymore.

Four of the nine play areas in Holt Park have already been removed. Earlier this year Groundwork Leeds in conjunction with the Holt Park Tenants and Residents Association had the four play areas on Holtdale Garth, Lawn, Grove and Road demolished.

Another bid for the remaining five play areas to be removed has been submitted to West North West Homes.

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