Tag: sex work

New resources for Holbeck sex work zone – but is it working?

Senior members of Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police today (Thursday 13 December 2018) announced their latest plans to reboot the under-fire Managed Approach (also known as the Managed Zone) – a sex-work tolerance zone in the light industrial zone alongside Holbeck. The latest plans – which the leaders

Council commits to review of ‘Managed Approach’

With Holbeck residents and sex work support agencies outside the Civic Hall and then joining the public gallery, Councillors debated how to tackle the issue of the ‘Managed Approach’ to street sex work in Holbeck during a meeting of the full Council at Leeds Civic Hall yesterday (14 November 2018).

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

MP calls for review of “Managed Approach” to sex work in Holbeck

Hilary Benn MP (Leeds Central) has called on Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to commission an independent review into the “Managed Approach” to street sex work in Holbeck. The current policy, which aims to keep sex work away from residential areas, has met with widespread opposition from local

Another heated Holbeck forum: is there a way forward?

This week (Tuesday 11 September) saw the latest quarterly Holbeck Residents Forum, with discussion and presentations on a range of local projects – but the gathering was overshadowed by ongoing local anger about the ‘Managed Approach’, the sex work tolerance zone that lies just outside the community. The meeting –

Holbeck gathers for latest debate on controversial prostitution zone

100+ Holbeck residents gathered again this week (Tuesday 16 January 2018) with Council and Police officials, and others – for another heated community forum about the ‘Managed Zone’ (also known as the Managed Approach’). This controversial scheme permits on-street sex work in a designated non-residential area between Holbeck and the

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

Holbeck consulted again on ‘managed approach’ to sex work

Residents in Holbeck are being consulted again on the Police and Council’s ‘managed approach’ to dealing with sex work (prostitution) in the area. Questionnaires from independent researchers Qa Research have been delivered to residents, but the survey can also be completed online here: http://surveys.qaresearch.co.uk/Holbeck.asp A number of drop in sessions

Holbeck residents debate ‘Managed sex work area’

Over 100 people packed into St Matthew’s Community Centre on Saturday morning (27 February 2016) to put their views to Council bosses and Police officers. The meeting to discuss the ‘managed sex work area’ was organised by local councillors and chaired by Cllr Angela Gabriel. Most of the residents were