Healthy Holidays fund Active Leeds intensive swimming programme

Children across Leeds were invited to attend intensive swimming lessons over the school holidays, in partnership with Healthy Holidays Scheme, Zoggs and the Swimming Teachers Association. Over the course of the week each child was provided swimming equipment and five 45-minute swimming lessons for five days. The scheme was funded by the Department of…

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Active Leeds unveils two new state of the art gyms

New state of the art gyms have been unveiled at two popular Active Leeds Leisure Centres, as part of Leeds City Council’s ambition to get more people moving. Significant investment has been made into new equipment and wider refurbishments at Pudsey and Garforth Leisure Centres, with just under a million pounds being invested across…

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Leisure centres across Leeds receive green boost

Leeds City Council leisure and wellbeing centres will soon house some of the greenest gyms and pools in the city, thanks to a more than 10million pounds of investment in low carbon upgrades. With work at several key Active Leeds leisure centres across the city already crossing the finishing line, local residents and leisure…

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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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Good luck message to all Leeds athletes at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Leeds City Council would like to wish all athletes that are from or based in the city, the very best of luck in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Councillor Salma Arif, Leeds City Council’s executive member for public health and active lifestyles said: “Being selected to compete in an Olympic Games is alone a tremendous…

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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 parks tennis coaching programme earns prestigious national award

A tennis coaching programme undertaken in communities across Leeds has received a prestigious national accolade. In recognition of the efforts made through the ‘Leeds Parks Community Tennis Programme’ to adapt to Covid-19 restrictions and inspire a new generation of adults and children to take up the game after lockdown, the initiative was named as…

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