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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Leeds schools get £100,000 of new bicycle and scooter storage

Nineteen schools across Leeds are receiving new bicycle and scooter storage, in a project worth £100,000. The schools will gain a total of 162 secure bicycle parking spaces and 200 scooter parking spaces. The project uses active travel funding allocated to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority from the Department for Transport. Chapel…

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Museums team digs deep to win top award for archaeology project

An inspiring project giving young people in Leeds a chance to unearth the ancient secrets of the past in their classrooms has scooped a top National Archaeology Award. The Council for British Archaeology named Leeds Museums and Galleries’ Primary School Membership scheme the winner of the Archaeological Achievement Award for learning, training and skills. Thanks…

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Leeds sets its sights on hosting major events in the future

Highly renowned for delivering world class events, Leeds is looking to continue this success and reinforce its place on the global stage through bidding for future events such as the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup and the Tour de France if it comes to the UK again in 2026. A report being presented to…

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Green light for latest phase of work on development masterplan

Leeds City Council has welcomed recommendations which could take it a significant step closer to finalising a major development plan that will help deliver high-quality homes and opportunities for local people. A planning inspector has provisionally backed the council’s proposal for 36 pieces of land to be retained within the city’s protected green belt…

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Winners announced for Leeds Quality in Care Awards

Unsung Heroes from across Leeds Adult Care Sector were celebrated at the Leeds Quality in Care Awards. The annual Leeds Quality in Care Awards celebrated the excellent work taking place across the sector and shone a light on those individuals and services that have made a real difference over the past two years. Representing the…

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Former CEO of Carers Leeds Val Hewison receives prestigious Leeds Award

The long-time advocate for unpaid carers across Leeds, Val Hewison has received one of the city’s highest civic honours. In recognition of her dedication, in working with and supporting unpaid carers across Leeds, Val Hewison was presented with the prestigious Leeds Award by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Asghar Khan this week. Val has…

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Key moment as historic Leeds Town Hall organ pipes down for major revamp

Expert engineers have literally been pulling out all the stops this week as work to secure the future of Leeds Town Hall’s historic organ finally started. The once-in-a-lifetime project, which technicians say is among the biggest the country has ever seen, will see the huge instrument carefully deconstructed and then rebuilt and reconfigured, 163…

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