Tag: Managed Approach

Voice of Holbeck call for exit strategy from Managed Approach

About 40 residents attended a meeting to discuss the end of the Managed Approach to street sex work in Holbeck on Wednesday evening (21 July 2021). The ‘zone’ element of the Managed Approach was suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic and as we have reported, a decision

MP’s Notebook: Cladding, sex work, Health For All and Middleton Park

The recent fire at the Blue residential block by Granary Wharf was a chilling reminder of the risk of fire in high rise buildings. This block has some cladding problems, although it seems they were not involved in the fire. Thankfully the West Yorkshire Fire Service arrived extremely quickly, put

Making Holbeck voices heard on street sex work

Voice of Holbeck have published their long-awaited report of the Listening Well project detailing residents views about street sex work and the Council’s ‘Managed Approach’ strategy today (2 February 2021). Listening Well ran over the course of a year up to February 2020 and consisted of nine round table events

Further calls for the Managed Approach to be ended

Students from Ruth Gorse Academy will speak about their experiences walking to school through the Managed Approach area on BBC’s Look North programme tonight (10 November 2020) ahead of a debate on the Managed Approach at the full Council meeting tomorrow. Ben Mallinson, Principal at Ruth Gorse, has written to

Women protest against the Managed Approach in Holbeck

Women from a group called Leeds ReSisters unfurled a banner on Whitehall Road in Holbeck this morning reading: “City of Punters #WomenFriendlyCity #ChildFriendlyLeeds #Leeds2023” The group are angry that Safer Leeds appear to be continuing with the Managed Approach to street sex work in Holbeck and called the recent Independent

Independent review recommends keeping the Managed Approach

An independent review of the ‘Managed Approach’ to street sex work in Holbeck recommends that the approach remains in place and continues to evolve. The report, published this morning (10 July 2020) was commissioned last year and undertaken by The University of Huddersfield. It concludes that the Managed Approach should