We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year — and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority. The history of Christmas dates back to thousand years. The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336AD in the time of the Roman Emperor…

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Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year — and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority. The history of Christmas dates back to thousand years. The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336AD in the time of the Roman Emperor…

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Keep cool at Millennium Square’s Ice Cube in the New Year

The Ice Cube, the city’s coolest attraction, will return to Millennium Square in February 2018, once again providing the opportunity for visitors of all ages and abilities to try their hand at ice skating under the specially covered outdoor rink. Organised by Leeds City Council with support from new event media partners Radio Aire, who…

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Annual Christmas bin collection changes

Waste and recycling bin collection changes are to take place over the Christmas and new year period. Collections will take place up until and including Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December. Bins scheduled to be emptied on Christmas day will instead be emptied the day before on Christmas Eve. Otherwise all other collections will…

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Further precautionary steps taken to manage unauthorised vehicle access to pedestrianised areas of city centre

Temporary manual gates to support the existing vehicle access restrictions in place on pedestrianised areas of Leeds city centre have been installed. The gates will be in operation from 10.30am to 7pm every day and will help control unauthorised vehicular access into restricted pedestrianised areas during the festive period. The seven gates will provide…

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Leeds City Council service information for the festive period

Details of this year’s Leeds City Council services for over the festive period are available on the council website here: Leeds City Council Christmas services 2016 Services that are expected to have low or non-essential demand are being scaled back to allow the closure of a number of council buildings, which saves on costs over the…

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