Woodhouse Moor raves are a danger to public health - West Yorkshire Police and Leeds Council must act: Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Bill McKinnon, chair, Friends of Woodhouse Moor.

Rubbish left on Woodhouse Moor.

IT was interesting to read our local councillor’s email response to complaints about the recent raves on Woodhouse Moor.

In it, she explained that the police are too short staffed to prevent raves on the Moor, and praised the volunteers who regularly clear up litter afterwards. But raves are more than a litter problem.

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They’re a danger to public health being perpetrated by a small and selfish minority. They’re also illegal. The primary duty of Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police is to protect the citizens of Leeds.

If they fail in this duty, those who as a result become infected with coronavirus, are entitled to ask “What is the point of these bodies?”

From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds.

HOW sensible that councils in lockdown areas are considering doing local targeted contact tracing to stop the spread of coronavirus (The Yorkshire Post, August 7).

This is the most effective way of finding cases and getting names of their contacts who can then isolate for 14 days. Much more personal than a centralised system that is easy to ignore.

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