Author Archives: Voice of Holbeck

About Voice of Holbeck

We're a local residents' group which meets regularly to discuss local issues in the area

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Hi Just had a telephone message from Angela Gabriel to remind us that 3rd May is Local Gov election day. Angela is up for re-election so Holbeck in Bloom meeting will take place week after on Thursday 10th May. When … Continue reading

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reply to blot on the landscape

Please accept my apologies for any offence caused by my previous blog . Seemingly some readers have taken exception to my remarks made in an effort to achieve free speech.  Some commens from concerned readers related to the fact that the … Continue reading

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Special report: Blot on the Landscape

Blot on the Landscape

Travellers have taken over in Holbeck. Guess as individuals they are ok but as a collective thay are a xxxx nuisance. For the past month local residents have had to put up with noise, vandalism and inconvenience all in the interests of Human Rights. Horses left to roam over grass verges have trampling down recently planted flower beds, dogs allowed to rum amok, on occassions biting passers-by who needed hospital treatment. Piles of rubble dumped, the remnants of private drives and pathways recently tarmacked. When will so called ‘do gooders’ wake up to the plight of ordinary citizens struggling to pay bills and live in harmony with their neighbours. Human rights should work both ways and balance out the rights of all .
Sadly for us Holbeckians these travellers have changed the face of Holbeck forever. The Day Centre closed two years ago and offered by the council to local community groups is now unusable . Walls damaged. electricity and Gas cables ripped out and copper pipes stolen. Holbeck Elderly Aid were almost at the point of taking over this centre and bringing a much needed facility back into community use. Alas this project will doubtfully ever take place due to the astronomical costs now needed to repair the centre. The South Leeds Sports Centre has undergone a similar fate and will acording to reliable sources most likley need to be demolished.
We must call time on these unsociable, unaccountable families and they should be made to face up to their actions and held accountable by the authorities. Holbeck has always welcomed travelling people and has a history of being hospitable, many such families have settled within our community and are valued.

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Next Meeting Thursday 29th March 2012

Jubilee Plans At our last meeting to which other local groups were invited it was decided to organise a Jubillee Party The event will take place at St Matthews Community Centre on Saturday 2nd June starting at 6pm . Some … Continue reading

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Report on Jan Meeting

Hi. Thanks to all those who attended the meeting last Thursday despite the poor weather. Our local councillors were unable to attend they were supporting a youth service event . We missed their banter. Ian chaired the meeting and as … Continue reading

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January Residents Meeting

Dear Friends Just a reminder that our first meet of the year is on Thursday 26th . The meeting will be held at Cleveleys Court starting at 7pm with light refreshments. The Agenda will cover a police report relating to our … Continue reading

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Report on November Meeting

Here’s what happened Holbeck in Bloom,  The group have purchased new wooden planters and are hoping that these will help towards Holbeck keeping up to, if not improving on, the silver award gained in this the first year of entry … Continue reading

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