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17 Jun 2022

Leeds City Council statement on bid to host Eurovision 2023

Joint statement from Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council and Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for economy and culture:

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Major Connecting Leeds work to transform New Briggate now complete: New Briggate-8

27 May 2022

Major Connecting Leeds work to transform New Briggate now complete

Connecting Leeds highways work to improve a popular street in the city centre is now complete.

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Leeds given prestigious Purple Flag status for fifth year running: VL Art Walk 2021 - Greek Street 02

24 May 2022

Leeds given prestigious Purple Flag status for fifth year running

Leeds has been given prestigious Purple Flag status for the fifth year running, for achieving excellence in the management of its evening and night-time economy.

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Final resurfacing work to start around the Corn Exchange and New Briggate: CornExchange AerialView 01-4

21 Feb 2022

Final resurfacing work to start around the Corn Exchange and New Briggate

The Connecting Leeds £25million transformational Corn Exchange project is due to complete following resurfacing works which are happening later this month.

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Save the Date! Leeds Libraries to launch Leeds Lit Fest 2022 with a day of free events for families and children: IMGP0816

11 Feb 2022

Save the Date! Leeds Libraries to launch Leeds Lit Fest 2022 with a day of free events for families and children

Join us on 26 February for family-friendly reading activities at Leeds Central Library.

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09 Feb 2022

Leeds City Council receives funding to make hundreds of homes warmer by boosting thermal efficiency

630 properties in Leeds will see improvements in their energy and thermal efficiency thanks to a £9.6million grant from the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.

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Leeds sets out tree-mendous ambition to provide high quality parks and green spaces in all local communities: roundhayparklake-2

09 Dec 2021

Leeds sets out tree-mendous ambition to provide high quality parks and green spaces in all local communities

Leeds City Council’s executive board will consider a 10-year strategy next week which will set out the ambition for the city to have the best parks and green spaces in the UK.

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Leeds City Council kicks off National Tree Week with planting event in Harehills Park.: Cllr Salma Arif - Harehills planting exercise

29 Nov 2021

Leeds City Council kicks off National Tree Week with planting event in Harehills Park.

To mark the beginning of National Tree Week, Leeds City Council launched their winter tree planting season over the weekend with a tree planting event held in Harehills Park.

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Statement from Cllr James Lewis, Leader of Leeds City Council, in response to today’s publication of the Integrated Rail Plan: LCC Colour

18 Nov 2021

Statement from Cllr James Lewis, Leader of Leeds City Council, in response to today’s publication of the Integrated Rail Plan

“After more than 10 years of effort, investment and planning based on the government’s clear proposal to bring HS2 to Leeds, we have been left extremely disappointed and frustrated by today’s announcement which only offers more studies, reviews and uncertainty for high-speed connections to our city - but, sadly, we are not surprised.

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11 Nov 2021

Leeds City Council’s executive board to discuss refreshed strategy on tackling crime and keeping communities safe

Members of Leeds City Council’s executive board will discuss a refreshed version of the ‘Safer Leeds’ partnership strategy next week in its ongoing commitment to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime and protect communities.

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Resurfacing work around the Corn Exchange to start next week: CornExchange AerialView 01-4

01 Oct 2021

Resurfacing work around the Corn Exchange to start next week

Major work to resurface the roads around the Corn Exchange area will start next week as part of a £25million project being carried out by Connecting Leeds.

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Work to transform four key areas in Leeds city centre complete after two years of construction: DSC03054

10 Aug 2021

Work to transform four key areas in Leeds city centre complete after two years of construction

Construction work, designed to transform the bus network, reduce public transport journey times and improve public realm has completed in four key areas in the city.

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