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New Bus Stops Proposed for the Local-Area

July 12th, 2010 · Uncategorized

by Joel Beaumont
Changes to bus stops in the local area have been proposed by Metro.

The proposed plans would see five bus stop shelters removed and replaced by poles with a timetable attached.

Along with this three bus stops which are just poles would be removed and shelters erected in their place.

The stops that will have their shelters removed compromise of two on Green Lane in Cookridge. Two on Otley Old Road; one where the road meets Holtdale Approach and the other where the road meets the start of Tinshill Road. The final bus stop to be altered is on Otley Road just past the Lawnswood Arms Pub heading towards Otley.

The bus stops set to gain a shelter are two on Green Lane and one near the Methodist church on Otley Old Road.

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The decision comes after the bus operator, Metro carried out a review of passenger numbers at bus stops.

These bus stops are only proposals and are subject to change.

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A Case of Wrong Plant at the Wrong Time

July 9th, 2010 · Uncategorized

By Joel Beaumont
A lily plant in Holt Park was mistaken for a cannabis plant last week.

The lily was upgraded to the Class B illegal drug by a resident, who reported what they believed to be a cannabis plant growing at a home on Holtdale Gardens.

However, when Police investigated, it turned out to be a harmless lily plant.

The Police have insisted however that people should still remain alert and inform them of anything they believe to be suspicious.

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Holt Park Residents Debate Suspended Funding

July 8th, 2010 · Uncategorized

by Joel Beaumont
Funding for initiatives in Holt Park were hotly debated this evening.

Issues over funding for projects, such as the Holt Park Wellbeing Centre and the Leeds Trolleybus scheme, were raised at the Holt Park Tennants and Residents Association, monthly general meeting.

After conformation from Gonnie Rutten, of Leeds City Council that the Wellbeing Centre was officially suspended members of the meeting had pressing questions.

One woman asked how much the project had already cost.

Ms Rutten said: “We were just two weeks from going on site, so several millions, certainly not small money.”

In response to this, Cllr Barry Anderson who was present at the meeting said: “People have said to me they would want the money spent on other things than the Wellbeing Centre. People would rather have money spent on transport.”

Both the Trolleybus scheme and Wellbeing Centre are under review in the government’s October Spending Review. For either project to be given the green light the public need to give their backing.

“We need people to confirm to us their support.” Cllr Anderson added.

If construction on the Holt Park Wellbeing Centre was confirmed, building work would not begin straight away. It is predicted building work would commence in early 2011.

This is due to the fact the contracts already signed would need reviewing, as most only lasted three months.

Ms Rutten said: If the work was to be restarted it wouldn’t begin for at least 3 months.”

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Old Ralph Thoresby Land to be New Homes

July 7th, 2010 · Uncategorized

by Joel Beaumont
Planning permission has been approved by Leeds City Council for work to begin on the derelict land left by the old Ralph Thoresby High School.

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The proposed plans will see the building of new homes for the over 55’s. The homes will replace the current sheltered accommodation situated on Farrar Lane.

The work is set to be completed by 2012. Under the plans, the existing homes will be demolished in 2014.

More information on the application can be found at here.

Planning application documents can be viewed here

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Kidz in Kampz Fun Day

July 6th, 2010 · Uncategorized

By Joel Beaumont
Local charity shop Kidz in Kampz is hosting a Fun Day.

The day will take place this coming Saturday, July 10th, in the Holt Park Shopping Centre.

There will be something for everyone on the day with a variety of stalls from a tombola to clothes stalls and many more.

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Also the Holt Park Residents and Tenants Association
will be holding two stalls one a bric-a-brac stall and the other and information stall, detailing their work, and the help and support they provide.

Refreshments will also be on the menu with a fabulous array of cream teas available from the ABC Cafe.

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So why not head on over to the shopping centre and support a charity. You may find a bargin on the way.

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