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Leeds Sight Seeing Free Weekend

July 30th, 2010 · Events

by Joel Beaumont
Sightseeing in Leeds will be free for residents of the city this weekend.

Welcome to Yorkshire is offering residents of Leeds the chance to travel on the Leeds City Sight Seeing open top bus and Leeds City Cruises river boats for free on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August.

By showing proof of residence when you board either modes of transport the journey will be free of charge.

For more information on routes and timetables please visit: http://www.yorkshire.com/features/2010/may/leeds-city-sightseeing

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Ireland Wood Surgery

July 22nd, 2010 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
Building work on the brand new Ireland Wood Surgery has begun.

The site, opposite Otley Old Road where the Wise Owl Pub was situated, will be transformed into a state of the art medical centre.

The new medical centre costing £4million will replace the doctor’s surgery at the top of Tinshill Lane.

The modern surgery will be spacious and have many major advantages including full disabled access and an expansive car park. The surgery will also have a pharmacy situated on site.

proposed Ireland Wood Surgery

Image of what the proposed Ireland Wood Surgery might look like

Christine Gaughran, managing partner of the Tinshill Lane Surgery, said: “It is excellent news that building work on the new surgery is starting. Patients, doctors and staff will all benefit hugely for having modern spacious facilities which will enable us to provide our high standards of medical care in a more effective way in keeping with the demands of a modern 21st century NHS.”

The Croft & Tinshill Medical Practice’s other surgery at the New Croft in Horsforth will be unaffected by the move.

The Ireland Wood Surgery is set to open in Spring 2011.

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Holt Park Through a Lens

July 21st, 2010 · Community News, Good News Stories

by Joel Beaumont
A photographer originally from Holt Park presents his take on the local area.

Photographer David Treen grew up in the Holt Park area and attended Ralph Thoresby up until 1995. That year he moved to the U.S.A. with his family.

Last year David returned to Holt Park for the first time since 1995. In his time over here he captured his view of Holt Park on camera.

Images courtesy of David Treen

David said: “ I have a lot of fond memories and wanted to try and capture some of them on film. While much has changed with the school, the rest of the area is quite similar to how I remember it.”

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A Map for the People of Holt Park

July 19th, 2010 · Website Updates

by Joel Beaumont
After a successful week of news reporting from holtparktoday.com we wanted to give our readers something different.

We have developed a page for the site containing an interactive map. The map is filled with lots of important places in Holt Park and places of interest.

We hope you find this additional page not only useful but interesting.

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Interactive map courtesy of Luke Beaumont

Although we have tried our hardest to produce an accurate map, if you find anything wrong or feel a place of importance has been missed then please leave a comment highlighting this point or any other thoughts to do with the map.

We have more upgrades planned for the near future that we will be launching soon. Be sure to keep checking the website on a regular basis to keep yourself up to date with what is happening.

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Safer Roads to Cross

July 18th, 2010 · Community News

by Joel Beaumont
A new zebra crossing is being proposed for a busy area of Holt Park.

The new crossing will be situated on Holtdale Approach just outside Ralph Thoresby High School.

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The zebra crossing will be placed along with 9 others across Leeds in order to makes the roads around the city safer.

These areas have been identified as part of Leeds City Council’s annual pedestrian crossing review. From the review requests for new crossings by the public and local councillors are considered.

The crossing, which is being funded by the Local Transport Plan, is set to be completed before April 2011.

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