Olympian’s seal of approval of new Leeds cycle facilities on the East Leeds Orbital Route

Double Olympic Champion and Leeds City Council’s active travel ambassador, Alistair Brownlee joins pupils and staff from Highfield Primary School on the new East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR). Accompanied by Councillor James Lewis, leader of the council and Councillor Helen Hayden, executive member for infrastructure and climate, Alistair Brownlee makes the first tracks on…

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Leeds parks awarded the coveted Green Flag Award as they are officially recognised as some of the country’s best parks

Leeds City Council has once again received the prestigious Green Flag Award for seven of its parks and green spaces, including Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Middleton Park, Otley Chevin Forest Park, Pudsey Park, Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam Estate. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and recognises…

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Leeds’ climate change resilience to be discussed by councillors

Senior councillors are set to discuss the city’s resilience against the impacts of climate change at a meeting of Leeds City Council’s Executive Board. Ahead of the meeting, the council has published a new report setting out the main risks that Leeds will face over the coming decades due to global warming. The report…

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New artwork is picture perfect addition to city centre green space

A new collection of artwork is adding a thought-provoking and visually-vibrant extra dimension to a popular piece of green space in Leeds City Centre. Leeds City Council commissioned local artist Melody Sutherland earlier this year to create a series of interactive art installations in Merrion Gardens. She was tasked with using her talents to…

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Heritage takes centre stage in rebirth of much-loved Leeds street

A new era for New Briggate is dawning as this historic Leeds street gets the love, care, attention and investment that will help ensure its future is every bit as bright as its past. A range of co-ordinated investments designed to make the character-filled and culturally-rich area even better for visitors, residents and businesses…

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Plan ahead for a busy weekend in Leeds

Leeds City Council is encouraging people travelling into Leeds this weekend to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys. The city is hosting several major events this weekend including the England Women’s Football international friendly at Elland Road, the Cricket test match at Headingley, and concerts at the First Direct Arena and at…

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Back of the net! New Multi Use Games Area opens in Gildersome

A new Multi Use Games Area has opened its gates for the first time in Gildersome. Due to a lack of informal sports and recreational provision in Gildersome, Leeds City Council’s parks and countryside team have worked alongside the Gildersome Action Group and other key partners to raise the funds to deliver the new…

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Update on works to improve city centre transport connectivity

Changes to traffic management on the approach to Leeds City Square are being introduced to prioritise bus services, ahead of the next stage of works to create a world-class gateway to the city and to significantly improve the main entrance to Leeds City Station. Preliminary works on Bishopgate Street and Neville Street, near to…

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Council wins prestigious industry award for low carbon heat network

Leeds City Council has scooped up a prestigious industry award for the success of its flagship low carbon district heating network. The council and its network partners Vital Energi and Ener-Vate were revealed as the winners of the ‘Heat and Efficiency: Operational’ trophy earlier this week at the ADE’s Decentralised Energy Awards. By using…

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