Statement regarding the injunction granted for Leeds City Council in relation to anti social driving of motor vehicles

Leeds City Council has been granted a five year injunction prohibiting anti social driving across the Leeds area at Leeds County Court today (Tuesday 10 January). Councillor Debra Coupar, executive board member with responsibility for communities said: “We are very pleased with the outcome of the hearing today, and hope this sends out a clear message…

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Grant scheme rediscovers Armley’s heritage

A historic Leeds building has been restored to its former glory thanks to an innovative heritage project. The former Mike’s Carpets building in Armley, now MC Carpets, has been rejuvenated as part of the Armley Townscape Heritage Initiative, a joint grant scheme between Leeds City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The well-known building,…

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New Royal Navy submarine HMS Audacious officially tied with Leeds

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Gerry Harper was in attendance as a new member of the Royal Navy fleet was officially affiliated with the city. This follows a naming ceremony held at BAE Systems Maritime in Barrow-in-Furness that saw astute-class submarine ‘HMS Audacious’ unveiled in front of a small, select audience. Leeds’ links…

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We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you successes and victories, full understanding and respect from others. Christmas is a very sacred day. Have an unforgettable holiday Illuminated with all the lights Of the world and life’s delights! May Christmas spirit keep glowing And all the happiness get going. Be blessed with all…

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Kirkstall Flood Information Centre opens

A public flood information centre officially opened in Kirkstall in Leeds this week to provide information and advice to homeowners and businesses at risk of flooding. The Team Kirkstall Regeneration Hub, at 352-354 Kirkstall Road, has been set up by Phil Marken of Open Source Arts Ltd and Kirkstall Regen Ltd, the Environment Agency, Leeds City Council and…

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Stepping up taxi safety in Leeds in time for Christmas

Revellers travelling around Leeds this Christmas can feel more secure using taxis and private hire vehicles, thanks to additional security measures introduced by Leeds City Council this month. The council’s taxi and private hire enforcement team are extending their enforcement capabilities to use extra CCTV surveillance networks to monitor the activity of the taxi…

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Safeguarding in taxi and private hire licensing is top of the agenda

Senior councillors will next week discuss how Leeds City Council is keeping people who use taxis and private hire vehicles in the city safe. At the next meeting of the council’s executive board, on Wednesday 14 December, members will hear how work to improve safeguarding measures in taxi and private hire licensing has progressed…

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Council tax rise to fund growing adult social care pressures

Huge budget pressures have led Leeds City Council to again accept the government’s offer of adding 2% to council tax to contribute to the spiralling costs of caring for rising numbers of older people. A total council tax rise of 3.99% in Leeds for the coming year is proposed as the council deals with…

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Council to receive costs of protecting from skyscraper wind dangers

An agreement has been reached between Leeds City Council and the owners of Bridgewater Place to reimburse the costs of protecting the public from the wind danger caused by Yorkshire’s tallest skyscraper. Owners CPPI Bridgewater Place have agreed to pay the council £903,000 to cover the outlay of public money so far, including the…

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City’s Pet Champions land prestigious RSPCA award

An innovative scheme that keeps thousands of the city’s animals safe has won a prestigious welfare award. Hot on the heels of being awarded the RSPCA’s Gold Community Animal Welfare Footprint, Housing Leeds has been unveiled as the winner of the RSPCA’s Innovator Award for their Pet Champion’ scheme. The award is the most prestigious…

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Exhibition remembers city’s flood response one year on

Determined Leeds communities that bounced back in the wake of last year’s devastating Boxing Day floods will see their remarkable recovery remembered in a new exhibition. One year on from the unprecedented deluge, Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills will be displaying a powerful selection of photos, stories and artwork created by those affected…

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Shortlist announced for 26th Leeds Architecture Awards

The 2016 Leeds Architecture Awards look set to be the biggest and best yet; with nearly 80 nominations over seven categories the awards are back for their first ceremony since 2013. A judging panel chaired by guest assessor Kit Martin, CBE, and featuring Paul Ellison from Leeds Chamber Property Forum and Kevin Grady, Director…

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Leeds City Council Leader reacts to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said: “The Autumn Statement does not go nearly far enough in addressing some of the UK’s basic inequalities and there was very little, if any, mention of much-needed support for council services in Leeds. “We need decisive action nationally to address rapidly escalating demand for social…

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Leeds men urged to make a pledge against violence against women

Men across Leeds are being encouraged to pledge their support for a campaign to end violence against women. As part of the international 16 Days of Action and White Ribbon campaigns Leeds City Council has set itself the challenge of encouraging at least 1000 men across the city to show their support and pledge…

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