18 Jul 2022

Leeds City Council Statement on scheduled consultation events today (Monday 18 July)

Connecting Leeds Environment Highways Extreme weather

Due to the Met Office red weather warning that is in force today (Monday 18 July 2022) Leeds City Council has taken the decision that the planned consultation events for ‘Connecting West Leeds’ and ‘Transforming Travel between Leeds & Wakefield - A61’ will be rescheduled.

Two transport consultation drop-in events due to take place today will now be rescheduled due to extreme weather. The events affected are:

  • Connecting West Leeds Phase 2: Drop-in event at Farsley Community Church, LS28 5EU. 2-7pm. This has been rescheduled to Monday 5 September, 2-7pm at the same venue.
  • Transforming Travel between Leeds & Wakefield – A61: Drop-in event at Oulton Primary, LS26 8NT, 6-8pm. This has been rescheduled to Monday 25 July, 6-8pm at the same venue.

The decision has been taken as there is a clear safety risk. The weather warning states: population-wide adverse health effects experienced, not limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat, leading to serious illness or danger to life. The advice is not to travel by train or car unless absolutely essential, as there could be last minute delays, cancellations to services and issues on the roads.

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Dane Hiscocks
Communications Team
Leeds City Council