Major regeneration boost for Morley

Morley is to benefit from a share of an £80 million government cash injection to breathe new life into its town centre. Leeds City Council has received £750,000 as one of 100 places across the country and 15 in Yorkshire – that have secured between £500,000 and £1million to help them recover from the…

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Free electric bike trials for commuters in Leeds

Commuters in Leeds can now borrow an electric bike free of charge for up to two weeks as part of a new council initiative to promote sustainable travel. Electric bikes, which make cycling easier and more accessible for many, have surged in popularity over recent years. It is hoped that the trials will encourage…

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Eight new pilot ‘School Streets’ start from across Leeds

Eight new School Streets pilots begin at primary schools across Leeds. Beecroft Primary School, Kirkstall; Chapel Allerton Primary School, Chapel Allerton; Great Preston CofE Primary School, Great Preston; Hollybush Primary School, Bramley; Hugh Gaitskell Primary School, Beeston; Middleton St Mary’s CE Primary School, Middleton; Westgate Primary School, Otley; and Woodlesford Primary School, Woodlesford are…

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New animation shows how £23m Headrow scheme will look when finished

Leeds City Council have released a new animation which shows how the £23m Headrow scheme will look once completed in spring 2021. The scheme forms part of the Connecting Leeds programme which is set to transform transport in the city centre into world-class gateways for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists, while continuing to provide…

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Leeds City Council calls for help to shape town’s future

Business owners and community groups in Morley are being asked to step forward to help steer a major regeneration opportunity for the town. Morley is one of 101 places across the country invited to bid for up to £25m funding from the Government’s Towns Fund to support economic development and investment. Leeds City Council…

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Council to introduce first ‘School Streets’ in Leeds

Leeds School Streets pilot scheme launches on Monday, 1 June, with up to six Leeds primary schools taking part. Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School, Pudsey; Ingram Road Primary School, Holbeck; Cross Gates Primary School, Cross Gates; Thorpe Primary School, Thorpe; Clapgate Primary, Middleton; and Lane End Primary, Beeston are the first schools to take…

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Boost for town centres as city-wide improvements begin

A start has been made to a major £5million programme of improvements to town centres and high streets across Leeds. The work on buildings, public realm and highway improvements is part of Leeds City Council’s Local Centres Programme to support businesses and enhance the urban environment of important local shopping and services. Since the…

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Council approves plan to more than halve carbon emissions by 2025

Senior councillors have approved plans to cut the council’s carbon footprint by more than half following the local authority’s climate emergency declaration in March. The new proposals mean that Leeds City Council will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from 70,000 to 31,000 tonnes by 2025, in line with science-based carbon reduction targets. The council hopes its…

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Six weeks left to take part in the Big Leeds Climate Conversation

Leeds City Council is urging residents to share their views on how the city should respond to the climate emergency before the Big Leeds Climate Conversation ends on October 31. By taking part in the conversation which is being conducted in partnership with the Leeds Climate Commission-residents will help the council develop a citywide…

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Roads closed for World Car Free Day 2019

Roads in Otley, Headingley and Beeston Hill are to be closed to traffic on 22 September as part of celebrations for World Car Free Day. Leeds will join cities from across the world including London and Paris taking part in this year’s World Car Free Day next weekend to raise awareness of the environmental…

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Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee MBE revealed as city’s first Active Travel ambassador

Leeds triathlete and double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee MBE has been named as the city’s first Active Travel ambassador. In his new role, Alistair will add his support to initiatives, projects and infrastructure projects being undertaken through the city’s Active Travel campaign, which key aim is to encourage more people to incorporate walking and…

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