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Farsley Festival 2014

May 25th, 2014 · Events

Farsley Festival 2014

by Joel Beaumont
This bank holiday sees the return of Farsley Festival.

On Monday 26th May, Farsley Town Street will play host to a huge street party. Last year saw over 5000 people take to the street and 2014 is set to be even bigger and better, in celebration of the tenth year of Farsley Festival.

This year’s theme is designed to coincide with Yorkshire’s hosting of the Tour de France. Town Street will be closed to traffic for the “Tour da Farsley” where there will be something for everybody.

The festival will be opened at 1pm in spectacular style with a huge bike parade up the hill of Town Street to the sounds of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (Hovis theme tune). All those taking taking part will ride with a loaf under their arm.

There will be a variety of live music from the likes of Leeds City Stompers, Tom Attah, and Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers as well as many more local musicians.

On the day there will be activities for all ages including riding a Penny Farthing, painting with bike parts and “Pedal Powered” refreshments.

Everyone is welcome to come and take part in what is guaranteed to be a great day out celebrating heritage, family, community, Yorkshire and all things bicycle.

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Police Crime Commissoner visits Holt Park

February 27th, 2014 · Community News

Holt Park Police Crime Commisioner

Image courtesy of Holt Park Tenants and Residents Association

Last night (26/02) saw more than 30 local residents turn out to see police crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson as guest speaker at a Holt Park  Tenants and Residents Association monthly meeting.

In a productive meeting the Police and Crime Commissioner explained his role in holding the Chief Constable to account, setting the policing budget and making communities in West Yorkshire safer and feel safer.

Mark took a wide range of questions from the audience including how he allocates the budget, how to apply for the Safer Communities Fund, how his role compares to that of the Police Authority and how West Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are dealing with severe Government cuts.

Mark told the attendees that he spends over 50 per cent of his time out of the office visiting the community and said that the value of these meetings could not be overlooked.

Mark also spoke about the progress the Proceeds of Crime campaign is making after meeting with Policing Minister Damian Green earlier this week to discuss closing loopholes in the legislation. He also spoke about his Proceeds of Crime campaign to get more of the cash seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act back into West Yorkshire. Currently 50 per cent of POCA cash goes back to the Treasury.

To support the campaign, sign the petition here http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/52046

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Police to fit anti theft screws to registation plates.

January 30th, 2014 · Events

Do you own a car? Have you ever had your registration plates stolen?

PCSO Rachael Nicklin

Your local PCSO Rachael Nicklin will be at ASDA, Holt Park between 10:30 – 14:30 on Sunday 2nd February to swop your existing screws with anti theft screws.

West Yorkshire Police are committed to tackling car crime. The stealing of registration plates from cars raises concerns both for the Police and the car owner if the registration plates are then used in crime.

This process takes approximately 10 minutes of your time but will help to protect you and your vehicle from becoming a target.

The numbers up for thieves

Please share this information so the we can help protect more people in our local area

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HoltParkToday.com top 10 articles of 2013

January 22nd, 2014 · Community News

Today I wanted to share with you our website stats for 2013 as well as our top 10 most visited articles

In 2013 we had a total of 7,718 people visit our website

HoltParkToday.com visits 2013

Of the 7,718 people who visited our website they spent an average of 1 minute 10 seconds reading our website

HoltParkToday.Com average visit duration 2013

and out of the 7,718 people who visited the website over half the people went on to read an additional page on the website

HoltParkToday.com page visits 2013


below are our most visited articles in 2013

1. Plans to bring Holt Park Back to Life

2. Holt Park Active Now Open

3. Leeds Celebrates Chinese New Year 2013

4. Crime reports

5. Holt Park Leisure Centre shuts down

6. 14-18 year olds bodyline gym membership 5 for 2 months special offer

7. A guided tour of Lanswood Cemetery

8. Ralph Thoresby High School we have rocked you

9. Happy Valentines day – Things we love about Holt Park

10. Cookridge Village Hall amateur dramatic society presents snow white

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who retweeted these posts or Liked and Shared them on Facebook. Please help us get 2014 off to a great start by sharing this post using one of the buttons below. We will have more great articles for you in 2014

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Friends Of Ralph Thoresby

December 8th, 2013 · Ralph Thoresby

Exterior shot of Ralph Thoresby High School located in Holt Park, Leeds, LS16 A new organisation has been set up to help parents and members of the Holt Park community engage with their local school.

Friends of Ralph Thoresby is in its infancy and a launch event, to help gain people’s views on what the aims of the group should be, will take place on Monday 9th December at 7pm at Ralph Thoresby School.

Also at the event will be Joanna Williamson, founder of Friends of Lawnswood and current chairperson Annette Dadds. They will be give an insight into how their organisation was started and the benefits for parents, school and the community.

Assistant Headteacher, Brian Wilson hopes those in attendance can evening can help benefit the school and community. He said: “This is an opportunity to gain more information and discuss how the ‘Friends’ can move forward, so ideas and opinions are welcome.”

Featured image ‘Ralph Thoresby High School’ by Rich Tea available at http://tinyurl.com/m37tzlg under Creative Commons Attribution.

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