Leeds City Council - Archive

2019
12
July
2019
Any person with a special or unique memory of working in the municipal building of Leeds Central Library are being asked to share their stories at a special event next week. Members of the Leeds Library Service would love to hear and find out more...
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08
July
2019
Leeds City Council has today issued an update on the progress of the programme to upgrade all street lights in the city to make them more energy efficient. In December 2018, the council’s executive board approved a plan to invest £25.4million to c...
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03
July
2019
Over 100 small voluntary groups and charities in Leeds have been recognised by the Lord Mayor of Leeds for the contribution they make to the city. Over 200 individuals from different communities and charities attended the special event at Leeds Ci...
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02
July
2019
Traders at Leeds Kirkgate Market are being given the chance to develop their digital skills by taking part in a new training programme which started today. Working with local trainers Leeds Boost, Leeds City Council is offering a free 12-month tra...
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02
July
2019
A new phase of public consultation on measures to help transform transport and travel in and around Leeds has started this week. Connecting Leeds has now opened a public consultation on proposals to expand the 1,000-space bus park and ride site at...
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28
June
2019
Consultation is underway in Leeds on plans for a new special free school and additional specialist places for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). There are five Specialist Inclusive Learning Centres (S...
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28
June
2019
With the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup now in full swing, fans of all ages will have the chance to emulate their heroes from across the world on two new non-turf pitches in a famous city park. Funded by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as pa...
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27
June
2019
People of all ages are once again being invited to celebrate the courage, dedication commitment of the British Armed Forces, as part of Leeds Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom is now marked by hundreds of events held across ...
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26
June
2019
The next phase of work on a major project to protect Leeds from the risk of flooding has been confirmed after the contract for it to proceed was signed today. Leeds City Council has agreed a contract worth £75.98million with contractor BMMjv, a jo...
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20
June
2019
Senior councillors in Leeds will discuss an update on the plan to transform transport and travel in and around the city at a meeting next week. At the council’s executive board on Wednesday 26 June, councillors will consider a report to progress p...
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20
June
2019
In the 75th year following D-Day and the Battle of Monte Cassino, Leeds City Council Armed Forces Champions – Councillors Jane Dowson, Caroline Gruen and Mohammed Iqbal, and members of the armed forces and veterans associations – under Parade Marshal...
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20
June
2019
Two special celebration events are to be held this year to mark the completion of exciting redevelopment work at Emerald Headingley Stadium. In what promise to be unforgettable occasions for all those in attendance, a city-wide Community Engagemen...
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19
June
2019
One Adoption West Yorkshire is bucking the national trend by approving more adopters for children in care across the region over the past year than in the previous year. At next week’s meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board, members will ...
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19
June
2019
Plans to protect homes and businesses in Otley from the risk of flooding are set to move a step closer at a meeting next week. At its meeting at Civic Hall on Wednesday 26 June, Leeds City Council’s executive board will be asked to give approval f...
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19
June
2019
Proposals for a new state-of-the-art indoor play facility at one of the city’s most popular and enduring visitor attractions are set to be considered by senior councillors next week. As part of a report submitted to a meeting of Leeds City Council...
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18
June
2019
Senior councillors in Leeds are set to approve a recommendation at a meeting next week that the Site Allocations Plan for the city guiding future development is ready to be formally adopted. The meeting of the council’s executive board at the Civi...
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14
June
2019
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY YORKSHIRE 2019 AND LEEDS CITY COUNCIL Celebrations are taking place across Yorkshire to mark 100 days to go until the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. Official Yorkshire 2019 flags have been presented to the nine local...
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13
June
2019
Tickets are now on sale for Child Friendly Leeds Live 2019, which will be headlined by CBeebies’ Mr. Bloom & His Band with popular former CBeebies presenter Alex Winters returning as host. Child Friendly Leeds is proud to bring CFL Live to Millenn...
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11
June
2019
Consultation is underway on a proposal to create a new eight-form entry secondary free school for pupils aged 11-16 in east Leeds. Leeds City Council is currently holding talks with Arcadia Group Ltd with a view to acquiring from them a 2.7-hectar...
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05
June
2019
Leeds City Council has secured funding to research the views of women who may not have previously engaged with the council or other services and may face barriers to achieving their potential. The funding has come from the Government Equalities Of...
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29
May
2019
Once the beating heart of a number of mill operations, even in semi-retirement Fiona Elizabeth is still more than capable of letting off steam. Leeds Industrial Museum’s magnificent mill engine was by Woodhouse and Mitchell of Brighouse in around ...
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23
May
2019
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY YORKSHIRE 2019 AND LEEDS CITY COUNCIL With just under four months to go until the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, organisers Yorkshire 2019 have unveiled the highly anticipated race start and finish times. Millions of...
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17
May
2019
Young people from across Leeds and West Yorkshire will be showcasing their creative talents and business skills at Leeds Kirkgate Market during Love Your Local Market fortnight which runs from 17 May to 31 May. Young traders aged between 16 and 30...
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16
May
2019
Public consultation on proposed modifications to the Leeds Core Strategy Selective Review is set to start tomorrow. Leeds City Council’s executive board today approved six weeks of consultation to run from Friday 17 May to Friday 28 June with the ...
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16
May
2019
Leeds Museums & Galleries are celebrating today after winning a major award at the coveted Museums + Heritage Awards ceremony last night. The Leeds Curriculum won Educational Initiative of the Year, while Battle Bus (London Transport Museum) and RAF ...
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09
May
2019
After a lifetime toiling at the beating heart of British industry, she’s certainly earned a rest. But this weekend, Leeds Industrial Museum’s magnificent mill engine will be letting off some steam as she comes out of retirement to celebrate Nation...
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09
May
2019
Leeds Museums and Galleries welcomed a record number of visitors over the past year, new figures have revealed. Statistics drawn together from the city’s nine council-run sites show an astonishing 1,698,640 people came to take in a spectacular arr...
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05
May
2019
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY TOUR DE YORKSHIRE AND LEEDS CITY COUNCIL Chris Lawless became the first British winner of the Tour de Yorkshire after defending champion Greg Van Avermaet won an enthralling final stage in Leeds. No less than 800,000 spe...
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03
May
2019
With the Tour de Yorkshire overall Stage 4 finale arriving in Leeds city centre this Sunday, the stage is set for what promises to be another wonderful and unforgettable event for those in attendance. Leeds City Council in partnership with West Yorks...
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03
May
2019
As a result of the local elections in Leeds which saw 33 wards contested and one councillor elected per ward, the new make-up of the city council is as follows: Overall political composition (99 seats in total): Labour [LAB]: 57 seats (down fro...
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