The mystery of the Holt Park Leaflet – Labour Sleuth is on the case

Residents in Holt Park have recently received an “anonymous” leaflet that attacks a future Labour government and seeks to blame the Labour run Leeds City Council for the Lib Dem Tory cuts. The Lib Dems want us to believe that the Labour-led City council is responsible for cutting local public services. We all know this … Continue reading The mystery of the Holt Park Leaflet – Labour Sleuth is on the case

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Leeds City Council Budget 2014-15: 3. Now for the Good News – a Labour Council working to protect services.

This is the third of a series of posts explaining the Leeds Labour Council’s Budget for 2014-15.

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Over these past days we’ve brought you the depressing facts of LibDem/Tory Cuts, and their impact on Leeds.
We all need to understand what has been happening to Local Government funding.
We all need to appreciate the long hard road which has brought Leeds to this year’s Council Tax increase.IMG_6177

In the last of our series of posts on the Labour Council’s Budget, we bring you the Good News.
Children and the vulnerable are top of the list – 58.6% of the total Council Budget will be spent on Children’s Services and Adult Social Care.
But in a host of ways, the Labour Council is working to protect and improve life for all its citizens.

    CHILDREN – A NUMBER ONE PRIORITY – A COMMITMENT TO GIVE EVERY CHILD IN LEEDS THE BEST START IN LIFE

All 57 Children’s SureStart Centres have been kept open, and will be kept ope

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‘Super-cocooning’ – Alex Sobel welcomes policing initiatives against domestic burglary in Leeds North West

Leeds North West Constituency

I suspect you haven’t heard about ‘super-cocooning’. It probably conjures up images of warm beds and cold nights, or over-protective parents.north-west-leeds-region_2

But it’s something which will matter to you in the – we hope unlikely – event that you are the victim of a burglary.
It’s the term for the process the police have put in place to deal with domestic burglary and its victims.

So what is the process, and what will it look and feel like on a street where it takes place.

Three things are central to it
– ensuring full house to house enquiries are conducted within a reasonable proximity to a burgled house so that people are aware of the issue and any evidence available is gathered;
– reassuring the victim that all this has happened and of the fact the police are there to prevent any repeat or other offences locally;
– and finally…

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Crime report May 28th 2013 for Holt Park, Cookridge and Adel

Holt Park Crime Update There has been one burglary reported this week on Kenworthy Garth, this  occurred between 00:00-02:25 hrs on 22/05/13. Person/s removed door lock barrel  from rear door gaining entry to property. Person/s are then disturbed by  occupant and leave property taking accessible items. 3 males have been arrested  for this offence and enquiries … Continue reading Crime report May 28th 2013 for Holt Park, Cookridge and Adel

Police and Crime Commissioner marks 6 months in office

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has paid tribute to the officers and staff of West Yorkshire Police as he marks his first six months in office. "Over the last six months I have visited officers and staff across the county including going out on the beat with neighbourhood policing teams and have seen … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioner marks 6 months in office

Police Commissioner to hold surgery in Otley, 17 May

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, has announced that he will hold a surgery in Otley on Friday, 17 May, 2013. The surgery will be at the Otley Core Resource Centre on Orchard Gate between 3.00pm and 5.30pm. Anyone wanting to raise issues will be able to request a 15 minute appointment to … Continue reading Police Commissioner to hold surgery in Otley, 17 May

Local policing reports – here’s some good news.

Local policing reports for 19 February showed excellent results for Holt Park and Bramhope - with no burglaries, robberies or vehicle crime. Adel had no robberies or vehicle crime, Cookridge no robberies. Follow the link on our 'Links' page for more information on local crime and police priorities. And don't say we never bring you … Continue reading Local policing reports – here’s some good news.

A message and update from our new Police Commissioner

It has been two months since the election and I have set out below some of the key issues. Campaigning Against the Cuts Labour’s election campaign highlighted the reckless cuts the government is making to policing and crime prevention across West Yorkshire. The scale of the 20% cuts – over 100 million by the end … Continue reading A message and update from our new Police Commissioner

Have your say on West Yorkshire policing

Questioned about his stance on budget cuts and privatisation, Mark Burns Williamson, our new Labour Police Commissioner, has made his position clear. Mark writes 'I made it clear during my election campaign that I am against privatisation of the police and since the election have held firm to this position including in meetings with the … Continue reading Have your say on West Yorkshire policing