Tag: Safer Leeds

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

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

Holbeck sex zone in the spotlight again

The Holbeck ‘Managed Approach’ (also known as the ‘Managed Zone’) has faced renewed pressure and attention this summer – from local campaigners and the national press. And whilst the scheme seems secure for the time being, the Council insist that it’s under constant review, and that different options might possibly

Reference group helps monitor sex work area

Problems associated with street prostitution in Holbeck continue, but agencies including the Police and Cleansing have increased their activity and there is improved dialogue between residents and agencies. Since we reported on the public meeting on 3 October, a Reference Group has been established to enable dialogue between Holbeck residents

Closure Order to tackle anti-social behaviour at Holbeck flats

Unauthorised visitors have been banned from a Leeds tower block as part of work by the police and council to tackle drug use and anti-social behaviour. Officers from Operation Leodis – a team funded by Leeds City Council to tackle mainly housing-related anti-social behaviour – have secured a partial closure

Pressure mounts on controversial prostitution scheme

The scrutiny of the controversial ‘Managed Prostitution Area’ in Holbeck intensified this week – notably with significant new media coverage, and a heated meeting between businesses, West Yorkshire Police, the Council, and other stakeholders. Following local MP Hilary Benn’s article addressing the issue here in South Leeds Life last weekend,