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2016 HRRA Minutes

Attached are the minutes for 2016.

December 2016
HRRA-9th-December-2016

November 2016
Progress with the new Social club/Trinity asking for views on Parking/Protected Status for estate and more…
11th-Nov-2016-HRRA-minutes

October 2016
hrra-minutes-oct-2016

September 2016
hhra-minutes-sept-2016

July 2016
HRRA-July-Minutes

June 2016
HRRA June minutes

May 2016
HRRA.minutes.may14.05.ii

April 2016
HRRA minutes – Apr 16

March 2016
HRRA minutes- Mar 16

February 2016
HRRA minutes – Feb 16

January 2016
HRRA minutes – Jan 16

HRRA Committee Minutes

Attached are the latest Committee Meeting Minutes

December 2018 meeting meeting

 

November 2018 meeting minutes

HHRA MINUTES November 2018

September 2018 meeting minutes

HHRA MINUTES Sept 2018 (original)

May 2018 meeting minutes

HRRA Committee May Minutes 2018

April 2018 meeting minutes

HRRA Committee April 2018 minutes

March 2018 meeting minutes

HRRA Committee March 2018 minutes

February 2018 AGM minutes

HRRA 8 Feb 2018 AGM minutes

January 2018 meeting minutes

HRRA Committee Jan 2018 minutes

December 2017 meeting minutes

HRRA Committee Dec 2017 minutes

15/16 Estate accounts agreed by Avant, HRRA pressing for 16/17 to be agreed also, Chair indicates that will not stand for re-election and discussion if no-one comes forward.

November 2017 meeting minutes

HRRA committee Nov 2017 minutes

Vivian Cogan joined the committee, following the Sept Open meeting, Community activities to be carried out through the Social Club, £330,000 offered for the new club from the Premier League but further obstacles,

September 2017 Open meeting minutes

This open meeting with residents discussed the future direction of HRRA through the constitution and people were updated and expressed their views on various issues to do with the estate

September 2017 open meeting

July 2017 Minutes

HRRA committe July 2017 minutes

June 2017 Minutes 

This meeting was attended by a number of local residents, enquiring about the progress of the development of the club.  The concessions made by other members of the HRSA to the residents was reiterated as were the efforts to communicate with the residents on the new social club.  The Summer party was being arranged.

HRRA committee June 2017 minutes

May 2017 Minutes

The umbrella HRSA meeting had secured an extra £100,000 from Avant Homes for the build of the new club.  A meeting took place with the local MP Stuart Andrew.  A site walk took place between the developers and Trinity to outline, snagging but the HRRA were not permitted to attend.

The chair submitted a proposal for a constitutional review in respect of the Residents Association, and with alternative direction of conversion to a Community Association.

HRRA Minutes May 2017

HRRA Constitutional Review

 

April 2017 minutes
HRRA Committee April 2017
Attended by a number of resident as a result of an email sent on the sale of land, setting out the understanding of those present of the options present.

March Extraordinary Meeting Minutes
 HRRA Committee – extra meeting – 21 March 2017
Following a letter from Avant Homes indicating that they intended to sell off land to the rear of the estate, a meeting to discuss how best to inform the residents and what action to take.

March 2017 Minutes
HRRA Committee March 2017
Avant indicate will vacate site July 2017, even if planning permission for Clocktower/Enabling development approved. – Confirmation from Trinity that they still hold David Wilson initial Deposits for Estate- Informing the residents re disposal of land etc….

(February meeting subsumed in February AGM)

HRRA 12th January 2017

Sports Club build out to tender-Report Christmas party – Lighting raised by NHW and more

2016 Minutes

Attached are the minutes for 2016.

December 2016
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/HRRA-9th-December-2016.pdf”>HRRA-9th-December-2016</a>

November 2016
Progress with the new Social club/Trinity asking for views on Parking/Protected Status for estate and more…
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/11th-Nov-2016-HRRA-minutes.pdf”>11th-Nov-2016-HRRA-minutes</a>

October 2016
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/HRRA-Minutes-Oct-2016.pdf”>hrra-minutes-oct-2016</a>

September 2016
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/HHRA-MINUTES-Sept-2016.pdf”>hhra-minutes-sept-2016</a>

July 2016
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/HRRA-July-Minutes.pdf”>HRRA-July-Minutes</a>

June 2016
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/HRRA-June-minutes.pdf”>HRRA June minutes</a>

May 2016
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/HRRA.minutes.may14.05.ii_.pdf”>HRRA.minutes.may14.05.ii</a>

April 2016
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/HRRA-minutes-Apr-16.pdf”>HRRA minutes – Apr 16</a>

March 2016
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/HRRA-minutes-Mar-16.pdf”>HRRA minutes- Mar 16</a>

February 2016
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/HRRA-minutes-Feb-16.pdf”>HRRA minutes – Feb 16</a>

January 2016
<a href=”http://www.highroydsresidentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/HRRA-minutes-Jan-16.pdf”>HRRA minutes – Jan 16</a>

 

2015 Minutes

December 2015
HRRA minutes – Dec 15

November 2015
HRRA minutes – Nov 15

October 2015
HRRA minutes – Oct 15

September 2015
HRRA minutes – Sep 15

July 2015
HRRA minutes – July 15

June 2015

2015 HRRA Minutes

December 2015
HRRA minutes – Dec 15

November 2015
HRRA minutes – Nov 15

October 2015
HRRA minutes – Oct 15

September 2015
HRRA minutes – Sep 15

July 2015
HRRA minutes – July 15

June 2015
HRRA minutes – June 15

May 2015
HRRA minutes – May 15

April 2015
HRRA minutes – Apr 15

March 2015- AGM notes
AGM 2015 minutes

February 2015
High Royd Minutes February 2015

January 2015
High Royd Minutes January 2015

Vulnerability of Europrofile Locks

HIGHROYDS RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION -NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Home Security – Vulnerabilty of EuroProfile Locks.

  • What is a EuroProfile lock?
  • How is it vulnerable?
  • How do I know if I have such locking mechanisms?
  • Do I need the expense of a Lock Smith to replace the lock or can I do it myself?

What is a Euro Profile Lock?

It will be noted that in police reports there are repeated references to entry to houses being gained by breaking the Euro Cylinder barrel lock. This is an extremely common lock on most modern doors. These are fitted on patio and estandard-europrofile-lockntrance doors. Despite there being Building Regulations still permit developers to fit this locks to new build properties but as will be seen from the video below they are extremely easy to ‘snap’ and get entry into the property. It will be noted that the key goes in vertically.

 

How is it vulnerable?

It will be seen that with a pair of ‘Mole’ Grips, (Adjustable Plyers), the lock can be snapped in seconds and entry can be gained.

Press on the link to see how easily this is done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYh371UjbEM (It takes a few seconds to load)

(Note that whilst this is a branded video, there a number of manufacturers of Anti Snap locks on the market. HRRA NHW don’t promote any particular one.)

antisnap-locks

Anti Snap’ or Anti Bump locks, as they are some times called have the key going in horizontally as opposed to vertically. YOU and BURGLARS will recognise them.

You should replace these lock barrels and fit Anti Snap Locks. Note: MOST people change their locks to Anti Snap locks AFTER being burgled. You can change your locks, before and deter burglars from even trying it, as they will recognise that they will not get in on this door and have to go to another one.

Do I need to go the expense of using a Locksmith to change my Locks or Can I Replace them Myself?

 You can get a locksmith to change the my EuroProfile locks. However, it is not hard to Alternatively, you can replace them yourself. It is important that you know the size of your lock barrels. To do this you can take them out, measure them and put them back in again, with the use of a few tools such as a screwdriver and a pair of pliers.  This Link shows you how.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqdv1awLnLI (It takes a few seconds to load)

You can purchase AntiSnap locks on the internet for about £40 per lock. Make sure you order sufficient spare keys. You keys will come with a code that you must have so as to order further replacement keys.

Introducing Neighbourhood Watch – What’s it All About?

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HIGHROYDS RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

At our AGM recently we raised the proposal of establishing a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (NHW) on the estate with the aim of addressing any antisocial behaviour/criminal activities on the estate. There was a positive response both at the meeting and subsequently from feed back from residents who attended.

What does a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Involve?

For those who were unable to make the AGM, a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is essentially a communications network between the residents and the Police in which to pass on information that assists the police to keep us safe. It is NOT expected that residents confront such behaviour themselves. That is the job of the Police. A Neighbourhood Watch Member would pass on information on suspicious behaviour to the Neighbourhood Watch Co-Ordinator who in turn would have a point of contact, the Police Liaison Officer. The Liaison Officer would feed in such information to the Neighbourhood Policing Teams responsible for the area. Essentially the NHW group would be the eyes and ears of the police, which give them more up to date information on suspicious activity on the estate.

What would I be asked to do as a member?

Be alert to suspicious activity or activity in your local area.

Report information to the NHW Co-Ordinator and in serious cases the Police immediately.
Look out for neighbours properties when they are away.

Adopt basic Crime Protection techniques.

What is the level of commitment being requested?

Limited – you will receive occasional emails from the NHW Co-Ordinator and do the above.

Meet, perhaps, once per month for a short meeting to share information with other members

What is the benefit to you?

A NHW scheme will make your estate safer and make the work of the Police more effective. This gives you and your family a greater sense of security and wellbeing. You will also get to know some of your neighbours, make friends and build up a sense of community within the estate which will have benefits well beyond the scheme.

What do HRRA want you do if you want to get involved?

Sign up below indicating which street, block you live on. Speak to your neighbours to see if they would be interested in joining in. We aim to get representatives on each part of the estate, so that there is reasonable coverage of it. We will contact the local Neighbourhood Police Liaison officer and arrange a meeting when he/she will attend.

HIGH ROYDS RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

UPDATE: THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH LIAISON OFFICER WILL BE COMING TO MEET US ON THURSDAY 7th APRIL AT 7:30PM AT THE SOCIAL CLUB. PLEASE COME ALONG IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SCHEME.

Neighbourhood Watch

What does a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Involve?

For those who were unable to make the AGM, a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is essentially a communications network between the residents and the Police in which to pass on information that assists the police to keep us safe. It is NOT expected that residents confront such behaviour themselves. That is the job of the Police. A Neighbourhood Watch Member would pass on information on suspicious behaviour to the Neighbourhood Watch Co-Ordinator who in turn would have a point of contact, the Police Liaison Officer. The Liaison Officer would feed in such information to the Neighbourhood Policing Teams responsible for the area. Essentially the NHW group would be the eyes and ears of the police, which give them more up to date information on suspicious activity on the estate.

What would I be asked to do as a member?

Be alert to suspicious activity or activity in your local area.
Report information to the NHW Co-Ordinator and in serious cases the Police immediately.
Look out for neighbours properties when they are away.
Adopt basic Crime Protection techniques.
What is the level of commitment being requested?
Limited – you will receive occasional emails from the NHW Co-Ordinator and do the above. Meet, perhaps, once per month for a short meeting to share information with other members

What is the benefit to you?

A NHW scheme will make your estate safer and make the work of the Police more effective. This gives you and your family a greater sense of security and wellbeing. You will also get to know some of your neighbours, make friends and build up a sense of community within the estate which will have benefits well beyond the scheme.

What do HRRA want you do if you want to get involved?

Email committee@highroydsresidentsassociation.com expressing your interest and indicating which street, block you live on. Speak to your neighbours to see if they would be interested in joining in. We aim to get representatives on each part of the estate, so that there is reasonable coverage of it. We will contact the local Neighbourhood Police Liaison officer and arrange a meeting when he/she will attend in the next week or two.

Litter Free High Royds – Saturday 19th June

LITTER FREE HIGH ROYDS

Introduction

High Royds Litter Heroes is a new resident driven project to set up a volunteer litter picking scheme covering the whole of the High Estate over an annual cycle. Come and join the High Royds Residents litter pick and take part in improving our environment for our own enjoyment and for the benefit of the wildlife.  Everyone is welcome.

Objectives

The objectives of the project are to:

  • make the High Royds Estate litter free

  • recruit resident and non-resident volunteers to participate in monthly litter picking targeting an organised area of the estate

  • promote a culture where picking up litter is seen as normal behaviour

  • reduce littering by keeping areas clean through regular picking

  • document to Ben Bailey & Trinity Estates that residents & non-residents are proactive in keeping our estate litter free

The Concept

The idea of High Royds Litter Heroes is to promote litter picking as a safe, enjoyable activity and make it really easy for people to go out and do some litter picking. This project will aim increase social capital on the estate and with positive action driven by resident & non-residents it will help keep our estate beautiful and we can socialise after with a natter and refreshments after.

When

We will meet at the Social Club at 10am on Saturday 19th March, where we will agree routes and areas for picking, identify tasks and organize equipment.  20 Litter pickers have been bought for the project.  Leeds Council has provided us with collection bags and will remove our full bags. 

Target Areas & Litter for Ben Bailey to Remove

In addition to collecting the readily manageable litter we will locate and list large items for removal by Ben Bailey or Leeds Council, and most importantly we will take some before and after photographs to share on the Facebook page to celebrate success and encourage our community development.

Refreshments After

At 12pm we will come back together at the Social Club to share our information and for some well-earned tea, biscuits and cake! 

Taking care of ourselves as well as the environment 

Please ensure that you have sturdy footwear and protective clothing, especially thick gloves, use mechanical pickers for broken glass and as an experienced litter picker said, ‘don’t be tempted to stick your hand in where you can’t see’.   Please note we are volunteers picking litter at our own risk.  Let’s keep this an accident free activity.

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High Royds Neighbourhood Watch

NBW

How to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

  • Contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team (westyorkshire.police.uk/npt) to find out who your local Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer is, who can provide advice and assistance on setting up a scheme.
  • Speak to your neighbours and find out whether other neighbours are interested in forming a Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) scheme.  Whilst there is no official restriction on the number of households in a scheme, a successful scheme will operate with between 5 and 10 households.
  • Arrange a meeting, inviting all those who want to be involved in Neighbourhood Watch.  This could be at a designated home, community centre or even the pub.  The NHW Liaison Officer or Police representative will be present at this initial meeting in order to explain how Neighbourhood Watch operates.
  • Select a Co-ordinator for the NHW scheme, who will act as a point of contact with the Police.

The Role of a Co-ordinator

In order for the scheme to be successful, it is important that the Co-ordinator is a motivated and enthusiastic individual, who will be willing to act as the main point of contact with the Police and other NHW members.  Whilst this need not be an onerous or time-consuming role, the individual must be prepared to volunteer enough of his/her time to ensure the scheme is properly organised and relevant information is shared amongst scheme members.  This may appear to be a lot of work, but sharing information could be done by something as simple as email.  Obviously, it depends on the individual, but the role of the Co-ordinator can usually be completed in as little as half an hour per week.

Alternatively, the scheme may decide to appoint a Deputy Co-ordinator who shares the workload.  The Co-ordinator / Deputy will need to:

  • Act as main point of contact with the Police and the rest of the scheme
  • Hold or host meetings
  • Encourage other members to be vigilant and contact the Police to report any suspicious behaviour
  • Pass information from the Police to other watch members
  • Keep a check on vulnerable residents and those that are away from home
  • Encourage Watch members to implement crime prevention methods around the home

The Role of a Neighbourhood Watch Member

  • Be alert to any suspicious behaviour or activity in your local area
  • Report information to the scheme Co-ordinator, and in serious cases to the Police
  • Monitor peoples homes whilst they are away
  • Implement basic crime prevention techniques

Support the scheme Co-ordinator in distributing information to the rest of the group

Please Read – Avant Homes recent invoice for Estates Fees

There are various ongoing issues being taken up by residents. Recently the Estate Committee have challenged service charge and other payment demands from Trinity, for those properties in management, and now from Avant (formerly Ben Bailey Homes, the site developer) who have made a retrospective demand dating back to Aug 2014. See the letter from the Estate Committee. If these affect you, then let the Estate Committee know and get involved – estates@highroydsresidentsassociation.com

Estate Committee to Avant 28.01.16

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