Trees planted in natural flood management pilot

Hundreds of trees have been planted as part of the first project to trial natural flood management techniques to help improve protection for the people of Leeds and living near the River Aire. The pilot site on a working farm at Eshton Beck, Gargrave now has 650 new trees planted by staff and trainees…

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Comment on visit to Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme today by Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “The comments today by the Secretary of State were a little disappointing as they offered no new reassurance or commitment to our residents and businesses that the city will get the comprehensive flood defences it urgently needs. The reference to additional funding for the next phase…

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Statement in response to publication of National Flood Resilience Review

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “Leeds is barely mentioned in this report which really does smack of the government not taking the risk here seriously. Storm Eva caused absolute devastation for residents and businesses in Leeds, with many still recovering. The people of Leeds need the new Secretary of State to…

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Share your memories of city’s historic flooding

Communities in Leeds are being asked to share their photos and memories of last year’s devastating Boxing Day floods for a new exhibition. Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills is calling on residents to help put the exhibition together, which will focus the impact of the floods as well as the community spirit the…

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