Hunslet: Update from PACT meeting
The Hunslet Carr PACT meeting took place at Woodhouse Hill Community Centre on Thursday 2 May at 6.30pm the meeting was attended by committee members, 8 residents, Carla Yeomans from Aire Valley Homes, Councillor Mohammed Iqbal and PSCO Rob Manning.
The residents reported that there was a lot of dog fouling in the area, especially on the football pitch on Leasowe Avenue. Councillor Iqbal stated that this was a major problem in South Leeds and he would speak to the enforcement team at Leeds City Council to conduct patrols in the area. Residents were also advised they could report the matter to the council by calling 0113 222 4406
The chair stated that there are two spare allotments, the group are wanting to apply for one of them so it could be used for the community and the other one would be used by the school. Carla from Aire Valley Homes will to look into this and report back at the next meeting.
One resident wanted to make the group aware that the National Westminster Bank on Church Street would close on 25 June 2013.
Residents had heard that the Railway Inn on Balm Road was going to be converted into flats, they also voiced concerns that these could be used as a bail hostel. PSCO Manning said that the Police had no details about this and the Councillor agreed to speak to the local planning department to clarify this.
PCSO 781 Rob Manning gave a report to the residents on crime in Hunslet. There had been a house burglary, where burglars gained entry through an open upstairs window. The suspects used scaffolding on the building to reach the first floor.
There had also been a burglary at Lidl and at a local nursing home.
Holbeck NPT officers have seized a dangerous dog from Hunslet, the dog was identified as a banned breed. This now takes the total to ten banned breed dogs since September 2012.
There has been a slight increase in the number of vehicles broken into and residents were reminded not to leave items on display in parked vehicles.
Residents were advised that the meeting was not the place to report repairs or crime reports and they should use the free number for repairs 0800 915 6660 and 101 for the police.
The next meeting will take place on Thursday 6 June at 6.30pm