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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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August
2018
Good weather conditions have enabled contractors doing repairs to Newlay Bridge to complete work that needed its closure a day ahead of schedule, allowing its immediate re-opening. A further full closure of the bridge was originally scheduled for ...
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August
2018
A further full closure of Newlay Bridge is needed for two days next week after complications arose with the current maintenance work. The Grade ll* listed bridge over the River Aire between Pollard Lane and Newlay Lane, which is undergoing work to...
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31
July
2018
Landlords are being urged to ensure their licences are up to date ahead of changes to the law that mean more people who live in privately-rented houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) will be covered by the scheme. New government rules will come int...
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June
2018
The emotional first-hand account of a Leeds man held captive in a German First World War internment camp has been rediscovered by a group of young history-lovers. Albert Stockwell’s moving diary is being shown to the public for the very first time...
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29
June
2018
Green fingered youngsters from across the city were invited to a celebration at Leeds Civic Hall this month as part of the annual Leeds in Bloom Awards. Six winners of the ‘Design a Flowerbed’ categories and two winners of the ‘Design an Edible Fl...
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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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30
April
2018
Leeds City Council is reminding residents that they can vote for three candidates and not just the usual one in this week’s local elections. All 99 of the council’s seats are being contested this year due to boundary changes, which means every cou...
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09
April
2018
All the seats for Leeds City Council are up for election this year and you can check the full list of candidates who will be standing to be a councillor in your area here The May 3 2018 vote in Leeds is what is termed as an "all out" election, as ...
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23
March
2018
Leeds City Council has welcomed today’s announcement by Defra (Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) of funding of £1.8m to help the city lay the groundwork for achieving its air quality targets. This money is designed for investment in...
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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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25
January
2018
The future of an important area of amenity greenspace in west Leeds has been secured by Leeds City Council. Following long and detailed negotiations, the council has acquired football pitches and associated recreational land at Woodhall Playing Fi...
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19
January
2018
From the beginning of next month (Monday 5 February), people looking to dispose of certain types of household rubbish at their local waste sorting site in Leeds will need to pay a charge. The charge will only be made for items not considered to be...
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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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04
December
2017
Leeds City Council has prepared a planning position statement in response to the listing for sale through public auction of the privately owned Grade I listed Temple Works. The council, as the local planning authority, has published the position s...
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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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05
October
2017
Paid work is available helping to ensure people are registered to vote in Leeds. It involves calling at homes where householders have not replied to requests to confirm their electoral registration details.  It is mainly evening and weekend work b...
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19
September
2017
Council leaders are set to agree multi-million pound funding to continue and expand the work of the city’s highly acclaimed Neighbourhood Networks. Proposals for extra funding for the Neighbourhood Networks are being discussed at Leeds City Counci...
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28
July
2017
Leeds City Council is offering a ticket to ride to Pride on its two accessible buses which will help people less able to get a VIP view of next weekend’s colourful extravaganza. The two buses will add to the space that will be available on the acc...
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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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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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14
July
2017
Online trolls have targeted the personal Twitter account of the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson, and put out a fake post abusing a number of communities with her image cut and pasted on it. Councillor Jane Dowson said: “This is a di...
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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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05
July
2017
A key public sector regional arrangement has been set up in West Yorkshire and York to finalise new framework agreements with a range of law firms and other providers. The West Yorkshire councils, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and City of ...
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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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