Tag: Cllr Debra Coupar

Managed Approach curtailed by Coronavirus crisis

Safer Leeds has changed the Managed Approach to street prostitution in Holbeck in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Sex workers and men seeking sex are advised that the Government’s advice on social distancing applies to them and that soliciting in the Managed Approach area, or the surrounding residential area, will

Independent review of Holbeck Managed Approach to start this week

University of Huddersfield Enterprises Limited, has been appointed to carry out an Independent Review into the city’s Managed Approach to street sex work in Holbeck. This follows a tendering process by Leeds City Council which commenced in May this year. Four tenders were subject to a detailed assessment and evaluation

New homes for Gypsy and Traveller families in Hunslet

Leeds City Council have put an end to a cycle of encampment and eviction for eight Gypsy and Traveller families by providing them with a home at Kidacre Park, Hunslet. The site was developed with funding from Council Commuted Sums and Homes England and is the first development of Gypsy

Healthy Holidays continuing to tackle Holiday Hunger in Leeds

Thanks to significant funding from Leeds City Council, the Asda Foundation, and Jimbo’s Fund, Leeds Community Foundation will be able to continue to support some of the 30,000 schoolchildren in Leeds whose families and carers struggle to feed them in the school holidays. Over £200,000 will be distributed in grants

Holbeck homes warmer for winter

Over 150 properties in the Holbeck area of Leeds are now warmer, cheaper to heat and more energy efficient thanks to a programme to tackle fuel poverty funded by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) More than 150 households in Leeds have seen their homes made warmer in time

Public urged to support campaigns to end violence against women

People across Leeds are being encouraged to pledge their support for the 16 Days of Action campaign to end violence against women. Although women make up the majority of victims of domestic violence and abuse, it is recognised that men can also be victims. Help and support is available for

Beeston landlord fined for failing to ensure tenants’ safety

A rogue landlord has been fined for failing to correctly licence and maintain a property on Cemetery Road in Beeston – and is now nearly £8,000 out of pocket. Earlier this year the council undertook visits to potentially unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) on Cemetery Road, Beeston. One of

Call to join Civic Hall vigil as Councillors debate Holbeck’s “Managed Approach”

The group campaigning against the “Managed Approach” to street sex work in Holbeck, Save Our Eyes, have called on supporters to join a peaceful vigil on the steps of the Civic Hall next Wednesday (14 November 2018). Campaigners have worked with the Conservative group on Leeds City Council to get