Final phase of work to commence on Regent Street Flyover project

Regent Street flyover has come to the end of its usable life. We are replacing it with a safer, more robust structure. The final phase of work is set to start soon on the Regent Street Flyover project which will see the installation of the northern bridge beams. The construction of the new flyover commenced…

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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. Over the past three years, the council has worked with a range of partners including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire…

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Leeds City Council secures future of Kirkstall nature reserve

Leeds City Council has agreed to purchase the Redcote Lane site in Kirkstall from National Grid for £1. The 32-acre site, which was part of a former power station, is currently used as a nature reserve by The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Nicola Slater, portfolio manager for National Grid said: “National Grid has a nationwide…

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National funding to tackle health inequalities across Leeds

The Leeds Anchors Network has been awarded funding of £450,000 to reduce health inequalities across the most disadvantaged communities in Leeds. From September 2021, this funding will support new opportunities for a joined-up approach to economic and health issues, focusing on areas with the most need. A dedicated team will work to strengthen links…

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Second phase of Future Talent Leeds conversation begins

Leeds City Council has launched a citywide conversation to help identify the skills needed now and for the future of the city’s economy. The conversation aims to hear the thoughts of as many people as possible to help shape the Future Talent Plan for Leeds. Recognising the jobs, skills and business landscape in the…

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Photography project captures life in Leeds during pandemic

The intimate stories of 12 people living and working in Leeds through the COVID-19 pandemic have been captured in a poignant new photography project. Through a series of compelling and thought-provoking images, the 19cms exhibition documents a unique chapter in the history of Leeds, exploring the human impact of the pandemic as the city…

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Council, universities and police strengthen community relations partnership

A stronger partnership to build better community relations and address community concerns in inner north west Leeds has been confirmed this week. The partnership, made possible through funding from Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds, will offer a new, dedicated community service for the Headingley, Hyde Park and Little Woodhouse areas. It…

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New bins launched across Leeds to boost recycling ‘on-the-go’

New recycling ‘on-the-go’ bins are being launched in selected district centres across Leeds this month, building on the success of the 2018 ground-breaking city centre provision encouraging recycling of common food and drink packaging consumed out of home. The eye-catching bright orange and yellow bins will soon be able to be found in 6…

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Free support service delivers the goods for small businesses in Leeds

A free service is delivering a timely helping hand to small businesses in Leeds as they aim to bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leeds Micro Business Support Service provides expert advice on everything from contingency planning and social media messaging to brand creation and gearing up for Christmas. Targeted…

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Otley primary school achieves gold award for active and sustainable travel

Westgate Primary School in Otley has been awarded a gold school travel award, in recognition of its commitment to active and sustainable travel. Awarded by the National Education Awards scheme, Modeshift STARS, the accreditation recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other sustainable modes of transport. To achieve the award, Westgate…

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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. To resurface the road, 50mm of existing road surface will be removed, the drainage covers and manhole lids will be re-set and the white lines and other…

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Purls of wisdom at Lotherton as knitted miners memorial is unveiled

A newly-knitted tribute to the men, boys and ponies who lost their lives in a Yorkshire mining disaster has been unveiled after being lovingly crafted by their descendants. The tragedy at Peckfield Colliery in Micklefield claimed the lives of 63 people and 19 ponies when, on Thursday April 30, 1896 an underground gas explosion…

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Future Talent Leeds conversation extended for extra week

First phase now open until Wednesday 6 October. The citywide conversation to help identify skills needed now and for the future of the Leeds economy has been extended by a week. Now running until 9am on Wednesday 6 October, the first phase of the ‘Future Talent Leeds’ conversation is open for anyone over 16…

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