Leeds City Council - Archive (Councillor Judith Blake)

2018
11
October
2018
Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake has responded to today's confirmation in Parliament of the launch of consultations on the Phase 2b route that will bring HS2 high speed rail into Leeds. She said: “HS2 will be transformational f...
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22
June
2018
Twelve ‘big ideas’ for delivering inclusive growth as part of a wider strategy are set to be considered by senior councillors next week. The Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy 2018-2023 aims to deliver inclusive growth across the whole city. It focus...
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16
May
2018
Leeds City Council's Leader, Councillor Judith Blake, has made the following response to the announcement by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling that the East Coast Main Line is to be brought back under government control. Cllr Judith Blake, Leader...
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11
May
2018
Response from Leeds City Council leader to comments by Lord O'Neill on One Yorkshire devolution bid: Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “One Yorkshire isn’t just a bold ambition – things have moved on considerably sinc...
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30
April
2018
Leeds City Council has responded to the news of the proposed merger between two of the big four supermarkets: Asda, which has its headquarters in the city, and Sainsbury’s. Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake said: “We’ve met comp...
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07
February
2018
The cranes are down, the windows are washed and council staff are preparing to move back in to Merrion House after an 18 month refurbishment to the 10 storey office block was completed at the end of January. The decision to improve and extend Merr...
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30
January
2018
Finalised budget proposals will go to Leeds City Council’s executive board next week as the council continues to balance reductions in funding with ever-increasing demands on services. Since initial plans were published in December, the council ha...
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15
January
2018
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY An ambitious plan to use HS2 as the spark to create thousands of jobs for the Leeds City Region is launched today. Around 300,000 jobs are expected to be created over the period covered by t...
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2017
18
December
2017
Consultation is open for people to express their views on Leeds City Council's annual budget plans, which were published last week. The proposals are aimed at helping the council again maximise efficiencies while coping with reductions to funding ...
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13
October
2017
Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake has written to the leaders of the Etz Chaim synagogue on Harrogate Road expressing her shock at anti-Semitic graffti there and offering the council's full support. Police were informed after the gr...
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27
July
2017
The Leader of Leeds City Council has hit back at Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s response to criticisms of his stance on TransPennine rail electrification. In a Yorkshire Post article published on Thursday, the Transport Secretary said concer...
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26
July
2017
The leaders and mayors of cities across the north have agreed to convene a summit to make the case for TransPennine rail electrification, ahead of the return of parliament in September. Northern political and business leaders will meet in late Aug...
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24
July
2017
Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “It’s deeply concerning that just days after Chris Grayling hinted at abandoning the TransPennine line electrification, he has wholeheartedly thrown his support behind Crossrail 2. “For...
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12
July
2017
Statement from Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake regarding Burberry's announcement that they are pulling out of plans to develop Temple Works in Leeds. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “Burberry have ...
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04
June
2017
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “I am deeply saddened to be talking about such appalling acts less than a fortnight after the atrocity at Manchester Arena that cost so many lives and indeed the previous horrific Westmi...
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23
March
2017
Leeds Civic Hall and Leeds Town Hall will be lit up red, white and blue tonight as a mark of respect to those affected by the Westminster attack as civic leaders express their condolences with the people of London. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader ...
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31
January
2017
An extra £2.7m to pay for the growing costs of caring for Leeds’ increasingly older population could be raised by a proposed further 1% increase in council tax in the city to a total 4.99%. Since Leeds City Council announced its initial budget pro...
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2016
06
December
2016
Huge budget pressures have led Leeds City Council to again accept the government’s offer of adding 2% to council tax to contribute to the spiralling costs of caring for rising numbers of older people. A total council tax rise of 3.99% in Leeds for...
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23
November
2016
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “The Autumn Statement does not go nearly far enough in addressing some of the UK’s basic inequalities and there was very little, if any, mention of much-needed support for council servic...
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18
October
2016
Leeds is getting set to welcome a spectacular new shopping experience to the city this week as the impressive Victoria Gate throws open its doors to the public on Thursday (Oct 20). People are being advised by Leeds City Council to plan their jour...
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13
September
2016
Leeds City Council is facing further severe reductions in its funding over the next three years so challenging that it will have no choice but to make tough decisions that will impact on services. After six years of major cuts, financial planners ...
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15
July
2016
An idea sown eight years ago to create a new green space for everyone to use in busy central Leeds has bloomed into a stunning city centre oasis. Families, office workers and anyone passing through the city centre can now enjoy the elaborate water...
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14
July
2016
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “We have received strong assurances from Burberry that their plans for their new operation in Leeds are very much still on track. We remain committed to fully supporting those plans and ...
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28
June
2016
Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake said: “The referendum result has triggered a period of deep uncertainty and I want to reassure everyone in the city we’ll do everything we can, working with our partners, to maintain stability at a...
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16
June
2016
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said:   “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Jo’s family and friends at this truly awful time. This is an absolutely shocking incident that has robbed a family of a loving mother a...
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09
June
2016
Following the publication of the Environmental Audit Committee report into the government's approach to flooding, Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council said: “Sadly, Leeds has first-hand experience of the consequences of the govern...
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07
April
2016
Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council paid tribute to former councillor and Lord Mayor, Denise Atkinson who passed away yesterday. Councillor Blake said: “My heart goes out to Denise’s family and friends at this incredibly diffi...
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16
March
2016
  JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN THE NORTH’S CORE CITIES AND GOVERNMENT NORTHERN POWERHOUSE PHASE 2 Building the Northern Powerhouse is crucial to rebalancing the national economy. This agenda is based on the sound economic theory that through work...
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06
January
2016
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “The comments by the Secretary of State are disappointing as they do not commit the government to providing the investment in the comprehensive flood defences the city and its residents ...
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2015
30
December
2015
Leeds City Council has confirmed an initial range of financial support proposals which will be made available for households and businesses severely affected by the recent floods in the city. Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, ...
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