Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds City Council)

2018
12
December
2018
Students from West SILC, East SILC, North West SILC, Broomfield SILC and the Lighthouse School have been spreading Christmas cheer this week with their Christmas pop up shop in Kirkgate Market. Working in partnership with Leeds City Council’s Voic...
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10
December
2018
People across Leeds are being encouraged to take responsibility for their actions this festive period and beyond by not drinking and driving. To raise awareness of the consequences of drink driving, Leeds City Council’s Influencing Travel Behaviou...
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14
November
2018
Leeds City Council is set to deliver one of its most ambitious council housing programmes over the next three years, with an estimated 358 new homes being built across several sites in the city. The Council Housing New Build Programme has seen alm...
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13
November
2018
Plans to protect of one of the most important listed buildings in the North of England and ready it for future use are to be discussed by Leeds City Council. Grade 1 listed Temple Works- also known as Temple Mill- needs urgent weather proofing to ...
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31
October
2018
A business rates pilot scheme which this year is reinvesting around £41m raised locally in the local area is bidding to expand to spread the benefits across more of the Yorkshire region. The Leeds City Region business rates pool was established fi...
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23
October
2018
The city's skies will once again be lit up as Leeds celebrates Bonfire Night. In what is always a stand out occasion in the city’s event calendar, six public bonfires organised by Leeds City Council will be held at East End Park, Roundhay Park, Wo...
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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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31
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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24
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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29
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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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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