Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds City Council)

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March
2019
Young people from across the city shared their views on whether they think Leeds is a child friendly city at a Youth Voice Summit event last week. Since 2016, Leeds City Council’s Voice, Influence and Change Team has hosted various Youth Voice Sum...
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March
2019
Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked to reinforce the city’s commitment to children’s play at a meeting of the Executive Board next week. At the meeting, to be held at Civic Hall on Wednesday 20 March, Councillors will review progress against...
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March
2019
Pupils who have been taking part in a creative writing competition will be awarded for their poetic and literary efforts at a civic ceremony later today. Hundreds of children from primary schools across the city submitted entries into the Arooj cr...
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March
2019
Last night saw the best building developments, restorations and alterations showcased at a glittering awards ceremony at Leeds Town Hall. The 27th Leeds Architecture Awards, organised by Leeds City Council, recognised the contribution that buildin...
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February
2019
Local school children and their teachers will be taking to the water next week (Wednesday 6 March) as they test out and launch a new canoeing activity on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The new canoeing activity will be offered to schools and group...
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February
2019
Leeds’ buildings, places and spaces are to be celebrated this week at the 27th Leeds Architecture Awards. The 2019 Leeds Architecture Awards promises to be a fantastic event on Thursday (28 February), with architects, developers, artists and regen...
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February
2019
A new Change4Life campaign is encouraging parents in Leeds to “make a swap when you next shop” to halve their children’s sugar intake. According to Public Health England (PHE), children have already exceeded the maximum recommended sugar intake fo...
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February
2019
The winners of the sixth Child Friendly Leeds awards have been announced in a star-studded ceremony at Leeds City Varieties last week. The awards, organised, planned and presented by young people, celebrate some of the people, places and organisat...
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2018
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December
2018
Leeds City Council has formally responded to HS2 Ltd with its views on their Working Draft Environmental Statement (WDES). The WDES, a non-statutory document, was published by HS2 Ltd in October so they could gain insight into perspectives from lo...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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