New fire safety measures agreed for east Leeds high rise blocks

New sprinkler systems are to be retrofitted to 21 Leeds City Council-owned residential high-rise blocks in east Leeds after an opportunity arose to bring forward the planned programme of works. Significant work is already due to take place at the 21 blocks in the Burmantofts area as part of the District Heating Network scheme,…

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Take action now so debt worries don’t ruin your Christmas

Leeds residents are being encouraged to plan ahead for Christmas, to prevent overspending and debt worries from ruining their festive season. Leeds City Council is joining forces with a host of organisations to offer advice and guidance to Leeds residents on Saturday 14 October on Briggate, to help them beat the Christmas debt trap…

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Leeds council chiefs approve Core Strategy review

Senior councillors in Leeds have approved a selective review of the Core Strategy which underpins all development in the city at a meeting today. At its meeting at Civic Hall today, the council’s executive board formally approved a review of the strategy to take place this year, fulfilling the commitment made when the strategy…

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Council claims 300th property in tenancy fraud crackdown

A tough zero tolerance approach to tenancy fraud in Leeds has seen a council team recover its 300th property this week. The Tenancy Fraud Team, which investigate all types of social housing fraud including application fraud, unlawful subletting, non-occupation (where a tenant is not using the property as their only or principal home) and…

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Council response to homeless protest ending

A Leeds City Council spokeswoman said: “Our priority is assisting people who need accommodation and support on a daily basis. This was available throughout the protest and would have been provided to anyone that needed it regardless of the protest, making tent city unnecessary. “It takes significant commitment and resources to work with people…

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