Leeds waterfront set to shine as festival returns with a splash

We are delighted to announce that Leeds Waterfront Festival is back. The annual Leeds Waterfront Festival is set to make a return this weekend with an exciting range of family activities, showcasing the best of city’s vibrant waterfront. Featuring dragon boat racing, live music performances, a fun fair, street food and water sports the…

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Plan ahead for a busy weekend in Leeds

Leeds City Council is encouraging people travelling into Leeds this weekend to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys. The city is hosting several major events this weekend including the England Women’s Football international friendly at Elland Road, the Cricket test match at Headingley, and concerts at the First Direct Arena and at…

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Nominations open for the Leeds Quality in Care Awards 2022

Nominations are now open for the Leeds Quality in Care Awards 2022, which recognise excellence in Adult Social Care in Leeds. The annual awards are being organised by Leeds City Council in partnership with NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Leeds Care Association. They aim to showcase the great work taking place in…

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Back of the net! New Multi Use Games Area opens in Gildersome

A new Multi Use Games Area has opened its gates for the first time in Gildersome. Due to a lack of informal sports and recreational provision in Gildersome, Leeds City Council’s parks and countryside team have worked alongside the Gildersome Action Group and other key partners to raise the funds to deliver the new…

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Update on works to improve city centre transport connectivity

Changes to traffic management on the approach to Leeds City Square are being introduced to prioritise bus services, ahead of the next stage of works to create a world-class gateway to the city and to significantly improve the main entrance to Leeds City Station. Preliminary works on Bishopgate Street and Neville Street, near to…

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Council wins prestigious industry award for low carbon heat network

Leeds City Council has scooped up a prestigious industry award for the success of its flagship low carbon district heating network. The council and its network partners Vital Energi and Ener-Vate were revealed as the winners of the ‘Heat and Efficiency: Operational’ trophy earlier this week at the ADE’s Decentralised Energy Awards. By using…

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Council chiefs set to back new tribute to David Oluwale

Council chiefs in Leeds are set to give their backing to the creation of a major new public artwork paying tribute to the life and legacy of David Oluwale. At a meeting, members of the council’s executive board will be asked to support the significant new piece by internationally-renowned artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA,…

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Leeds celebrates 70 years of British achievement, creativity, and diversity with a specially commissioned street photography exhibition for the Platinum Jubilee

Leeds is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee this summer with the launch of a free to view photographic street exhibition showcasing 70 years of achievement throughout Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Since 6 February 1952, when Princess Elizabeth acceded to the throne to become Queen Elizabeth II, this country has celebrated many national and local…

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Leeds Libraries to help make a boy’s Ghostbusters wish come true

A young Ghostbusters super fan is strapping on his proton pack and hunting down ghouls in an action-packed competition, thanks to Leeds Libraries. Working with the charity Make-A-Wish, Leeds Libraries will be helping to grant the wish of eight-year-old George, who lives with Ebstein anomaly, a rare and life-limiting congenital heart defect which means…

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New braille-tactile maps help increase accessibility to Leeds

Blind and partially sighted people in Leeds will have a new way to explore some of the city’s best-loved landmarks thanks to a brand-new book of braille-tactile maps. Leeds City Council and Visit Leeds have collaborated with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to increase accessibility to the city by creating the…

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Leeds City Council Launches ‘The Leeds Platinum Jubilee Memories Project’ in Honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s 70-year Reign

Cherished stories, memories and photos of royal events in Leeds are being brought together as the city prepares to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. People in Leeds are being asked to come forward with their contributions to the new historical record, which will be hosted by Leeds Libraries’ online Leodis Photo Archive…

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New Leeds Lord Mayor for 2022/23 officially announced

Councillor Robert W Gettings MBE JP has been announced as the new Lord Mayor of Leeds for 2022/23. He was handed the chains at the council’s Annual General Meeting, taking over from Councillor Asghar Khan. Councillor Gettings is the 128th Lord Mayor of Leeds and he will be accompanied during his time in office…

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