Leeds parks awarded the coveted Green Flag Award as they are officially recognised as some of the country’s best parks

Leeds City Council has once again received the prestigious Green Flag Award for seven of its parks and green spaces, including Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Middleton Park, Otley Chevin Forest Park, Pudsey Park, Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam Estate. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and recognises…

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Summer family fun with Leeds Museums and Galleries

Leeds Museums and Galleries are gearing up for a bumper summer of family fun, with a number of events set to take place in Leeds over the summer school holiday. Over the summer months, events will be taking place at some of the city’s most popular attractions, such as Temple Newsam, Lotherton, Leeds City…

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New chapter begins to help secure future of Kirkstall Abbey

An exciting new programme of events and activity is being put together as part of innovative plans to invest in a sustainable future for historic Kirkstall Abbey. Following a public consultation earlier this year, the project will see new entrance charges introduced for non-Leeds residents visiting the abbey ruins, helping to generate crucial income…

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Chance to have your views on proposals for Kirkstall Abbey

People are being asked to have their views on proposals to introduce a new entrance charge for non-Leeds residents visiting Kirkstall Abbey. We would like to hear your views whether you live in Leeds or elsewhere. A six-week online public consultation has been launched, giving people across Leeds and beyond the opportunity to views what…

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Leeds City Council sets out annual budget proposals to deliver estimated £65.4million savings needed in next financial year

Leeds City Council has put forward its annual budget proposals to achieve the estimated £65.4million it needs to save in the next financial year. With the city responding and adapting to changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, costs and demand pressures continue to rise especially in services providing care for vulnerable children, young people…

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Planning application submitted and funding pledged for flood defence measures in west Leeds and Apperley Bridge, Bradford

Ambitious proposals to reduce flood risk in the River Aire catchment have been submitted to Leeds City Council and Bradford Council. The multi-million pound plans, developed by Leeds City Council, Bradford Council and Environment Agency, include a new flood storage area between Horsforth and Rawdon and flood defences at Apperley Bridge. The proposals are…

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