Organisations Across Leeds United in Pledge to Root Out Racism

Leeds has come together in overwhelming support of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) anti-racism movement. With over 40 organisations across the City coming together in a pledge to Root Out Racism. Joining Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council and Tom Riordan, the Council’s chief executive and the…

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Leeds City Council and partners secure grant to buy more electric-cargo bikes for sustainable deliveries in West Yorkshire

A successful bid by Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Bradford Council secures Department for Transport and Energy Saving Trust’s grant to fund 32 new electric-cargo (e-cargo) bikes to the value of £160,000. The Energy Saving Trust’s £2m fund in England last year aims to help businesses and local authorities purchase cargo…

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Children in Yorkshire need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your council and help local children achieve their ambition?

Foster4YourCouncil is a new partnership between eight Yorkshire Local Authority Fostering Departments. Bradford, Calderdale, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Wakefield and York councils have come together to encourage people and families across our great county to consider becoming part-time or full-time foster carers in their local communities. Nationally, there is a critical shortage of…

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Local green spaces celebrated in Leeds as part of ‘Love Parks Week’

Keep Britain Tidy is an independent charity with three goals – to eliminate litter, end waste and improve places. This means more to us than just picking up litter. It means creating clean beaches, parks and streets. It means creating sustainable practices and eliminating unnecessary waste. It’s about working with people, businesses, organisations and public…

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Young people in Leeds get caught up in the Breeze this summer

Breeze Leeds is back this summer with its brand new Breeze Pass, providing young people with access to all the best events and offers across the city. The Breeze programme, part of Leeds City Council, ensures that children and young people aged 0 to 19 have plenty of activities to keep them busy during…

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Dinosaurs set to be released in parks across Leeds

Children are being encouraged to walk amongst dinosaurs this summer across some of Leeds’s most iconic green spaces, thanks to the help of the Love Exploring app. Leeds City Council are launching the app to help change how people enjoy parks across Leeds for years to come. Utilising augmented reality, the app will bring…

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Leeds Local Plan Update: Your Neighbourhood, Your City, Your Planet

Leeds City Council is encouraging residents and businesses to have their say on its draft Local Plan Update, which will set out the authority’s approach to planning policy and new development across the district over the next decade and beyond. The draft Local Plan Update is titled ‘Your Neighbourhood, Your City, Your Planet’. Although…

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Museum team’s COVID learning project completes top awards hat-trick

A unique museum education project that has helped bring history into hundreds of homes across Leeds during the pandemic has scooped a top national award. Leeds Museums and Galleries’ innovative Closing the COVID Gap project, the only one of its kind in the country, won a prestigious Museums and Heritage Award for learning outreach…

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Our Vision: A city where you don’t need a car

People are being asked for their views on plans to improve bus priority measures and facilities for cycling and walking on a key section of the A64. This is part of Leeds City Council’s plans aimed to encourage more people to travel by bike or on foot, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined…

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Leeds City Council renews commitment to reduce impact of child poverty

Senior councillors in Leeds are set to renew their commitment to tackling child poverty in Leeds at next week’s executive board meeting. Leeds City Council’s ambitious strategy, Thriving, first launched in 2019 and brings together vital work across the city to help reduce the impact of poverty on children and young people. Thriving unites key…

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