Tag: Safer Leeds

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

Closure order to stop illegal car meets on Lowfields Road

Additional powers given to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police last year to tackle a range of anti-social behaviour problems being created by unlicensed ‘car meet’ events on a south Leeds road will remain in place for a further three months. As part of the Premises Closure Order granted

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

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