New powers to tackle street drinking in Armley approved

New powers banning street drinking in Armley town centre and its immediate surrounding areas have been given the go-ahead this month. Secured by Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police at Leeds Magistrates Court, the ‘Partial Closure Order’ forms part of a wide range of work being undertaken in the Armley community to tackle…

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Thousands of Leeds tenants to enjoy cheaper energy bills as council appoints contractor to deliver £24m heating upgrades

Leeds City Council has confirmed plans to connect 26 tower blocks to cheaper, greener heating after appointing a contractor to deliver the work by 2024. The £24m upgrades mean thousands of residents can expect cheaper and more reliable heating as well as warmer and healthier homes. A number of council-owned tower blocks in Armley, Gipton,…

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Additional PSPO powers introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour in communities across Leeds set to continue

Additional powers introduced in October 2017 to tackle anti-social behaviour and associated issues in designated communities across Leeds will remain in place following a review. Also given the go-head by Leeds City Council alongside the existing 13 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) is a new PSPO specifically covering the area of Swillington. A PSPO…

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Council bosses asked to back extra care housing plan for Leeds

Council chiefs in Leeds will be asked to approve plans to provide up to 200 new council-owned extra care housing apartments at a meeting next week. At the council’s executive board meeting to be held at Civic Hall on Monday 17 July, members will be asked to approve a proposal which involves potentially developing…

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Proposals for two new leisure and wellbeing centres and potential new swimming pool in Kippax to be tabled at executive board

A proposal seeking to develop plans for two new leisure and wellbeing centres in Leeds are set to be discussed by senior councillors next week. Featuring in a report setting out the council’s future vision for leisure and wellbeing centres to Leeds City Council’s executive board on 14 December 2016, members have the opportunity to…

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