Leeds City Council - Archive (leeds city council)

2019
11
November
2019
| 16:53 Europe/London
Children and young people are taking centre stage at the city’s prestigious annual Child Friendly Leeds Awards ceremony. Celebrating the people, places and organisations who make Leeds child friendly, the awards which take place in February are en...
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11
November
2019
| 15:05 Europe/London
A fearless council director experienced highs and lows after successfully abseiling down Leeds Beckett’s famous Portland Building this weekend. Steve Walker, director of children and families at Leeds City Council, carried out the challenge on Sat...
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11
November
2019
| 12:29 Europe/London
After over four million brown bins were emptied in 2019, Leeds’ garden waste collections are going into hibernation for winter. Leeds City Council is reminding gardeners that their brown bin garden waste will be collected shortly for the last time th...
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06
November
2019
| 12:04 Europe/London
Leeds City Council is the first local authority to join over 60 leading public and voluntary sector organisations to commit to a shared vision for healthy ageing. The vision is set out in a landmark consensus statement created by Centre for Ageing Be...
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06
November
2019
| 10:28 Europe/London
Consultation begins today on the proposed expansion of Allerton Grange School, a project that would help meet the growing demand for secondary school places in north Leeds. The proposal seeks to permanently increase the number of Year 7 places at ...
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06
November
2019
| 10:19 Europe/London
The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, will lead the tributes to service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict on Remembrance Sunday. Held on Sunday 10 November, people of the city are once again warmly invited t...
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05
November
2019
| 13:49 Europe/London
Local people are being encouraged to join in the conversation as the Big Leeds Chat returns for a second year. The event, taking place throughout this week, acts as a platform for a citywide conversation about health and social care in Leeds. This...
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04
November
2019
| 11:35 Europe/London
Leeds City Council has updated its work practices to support new mothers to breastfeed or express milk at work. The council has reviewed its Infant Feeding Policy to allow new mums up to an hour of paid time to breastfeed or express breastmilk for...
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25
October
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
Leeds Rhinos star, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, has received one of the city’s highest civic honours. A champion both on and off the playing field, Jamie’s dedication to his club and city has been recognised with a prestigious Leeds Award. The Leeds A...
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15
October
2019
| 18:59 Europe/London
Experts are recommending that councillors consider lifting traffic restrictions during high winds at Bridgewater Place after a period of extensive testing of the building owner’s solution to the wind problems there. Leeds City Council’s executive ...
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30
September
2019
| 14:43 Europe/London
A special Windrush Plaque Trail will be launched in Leeds on Thursday (3 October) by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Eileen Taylor. Marking the start of Black History Month, the trail is being launched to commemorate the contributions that Windrush com...
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25
September
2019
| 11:09 Europe/London
Youngsters from Leeds and their parents took part in a ‘mini sports day’ yesterday at the launch of a brand new physical activity initiative. The initiative, entitled Active Imaginations, is an online resource which has been launched to help paren...
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23
August
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of twinning between Leeds and Dortmund, Leeds City Council is giving someone in the city the opportunity to win both a signed Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund 2019/20 football shirt. Leeds and Dortmun...
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21
August
2019
| 09:47 Europe/London
The time has come to nominate your next Child Friendly Leeds champions, as the prestigious awards approach their 7th year. The Child Friendly Leeds Awards are an opportunity to celebrate all the fantastic work that individuals and organisations ac...
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29
July
2019
| 13:47 Europe/London
A celebration of the Windrush communities and how they became a part of Leeds will be hosted by the Lord Mayor on Thursday 1 August at a special ‘Memories of Windrush’ event. Falling on both Emancipation Day and Yorkshire Day, the event will be he...
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17
July
2019
| 17:34 Europe/London
Leeds City Council and the Leeds Climate Commission have kicked off a three month consultation on climate change at a packed launch event held at the University of Leeds last night. The Big Leeds Climate Conversation aims to raise awareness of the...
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16
July
2019
| 10:09 Europe/London
Leeds City Council has launched a new service to support the estimated 5%* of school aged children and young people living in Leeds who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Leader of the council, Councillor Judith Blake, announced su...
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10
July
2019
| 11:04 Europe/London
Young people from across the city are coming together at a Youth Summit event next week to explore the issue of knife crime. Organised by the Leeds Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) and Leeds City Council’s Voice Influence and Change team, the ev...
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10
July
2019
| 10:53 Europe/London
Students from West SILC, East SILC, North West SILC, Broomfield SILC and the Lighthouse School have been working extremely hard this week at their summer pop up shop in the St John’s Centre. Entitled ‘Compass House’, the pop up shop opened on Tues...
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08
July
2019
| 12:55 Europe/London
Schools from across the city are coming together this week to celebrate their commitment to health and wellbeing at a special celebration event. Pupils and staff from schools across Leeds will descend on the Banqueting Suite at Leeds Civic Hall on...
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14
June
2019
| 16:09 Europe/London
Leeds pupils have taken part in the 2019 Schools Yorkshire Tour this week, a 200 mile cycle relay which aims to encourage more pupils to cycle to school and improve cycle skills. Pupils from various schools across the city have been transporting t...
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11
June
2019
| 10:13 Europe/London
This Father’s Day, Leeds Dads will be hosting a free ‘Dadtastic’ event to support dads to engage with their children. Dadtastic Day takes place on Sunday 16 June 2019 from 11am - 3pm at Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, LS2 8BH. In 2017, Dadst...
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07
June
2019
| 12:19 Europe/London
The Lord Mayor and council leader welcomed guests to a special celebration for Citizens Advice Leeds’ 80th birthday on Tuesday (4 June). Held at Leeds Civic Hall, employees and volunteers of Citizens Advice Leeds gathered to celebrate all the hard...
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23
May
2019
| 10:50 Europe/London
Councillor Eileen Taylor has been announced as the new Lord Mayor of Leeds for 2019/20. She was handed the chains at the council’s Annual General Meeting yesterday (22 May), taking over from Cllr Graham Latty. Cllr Taylor is the 126th Lord Mayor o...
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22
March
2019
| 10:31 Europe/London
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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15
March
2019
| 10:13 Europe/London
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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12
March
2019
| 10:15 Europe/London
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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01
March
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
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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28
February
2019
| 11:47 Europe/London
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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25
February
2019
| 11:07 Europe/London
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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