New bins launched across Leeds to boost recycling ‘on-the-go’

New recycling ‘on-the-go’ bins are being launched in selected district centres across Leeds this month, building on the success of the 2018 ground-breaking city centre provision encouraging recycling of common food and drink packaging consumed out of home. The eye-catching bright orange and yellow bins will soon be able to be found in 6…

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Otley primary school achieves gold award for active and sustainable travel

Westgate Primary School in Otley has been awarded a gold school travel award, in recognition of its commitment to active and sustainable travel. Awarded by the National Education Awards scheme, Modeshift STARS, the accreditation recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other sustainable modes of transport. To achieve the award, Westgate…

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Leeds City Council delivers free parking boost for local traders

Visitors to Leeds will be able to take advantage of free parking as part of the city’s efforts to get the high street buzzing again following the easing of national coronavirus restrictions. Leeds City Council announced that parking charges are being suspended in council-managed car parks and on-road spaces in the city centre and…

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Additional PSPO powers introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour in communities across Leeds set to continue

Additional powers introduced in October 2017 to tackle anti-social behaviour and associated issues in designated communities across Leeds will remain in place following a review. Also given the go-head by Leeds City Council alongside the existing 13 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) is a new PSPO specifically covering the area of Swillington. A PSPO…

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Roads closed for World Car Free Day 2019

Roads in Otley, Headingley and Beeston Hill are to be closed to traffic on 22 September as part of celebrations for World Car Free Day. Leeds will join cities from across the world including London and Paris taking part in this year’s World Car Free Day next weekend to raise awareness of the environmental…

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Museum-goers set for a gin-credible history lesson, by George!

A delicious taste of the elegance, opulence and extravagance of life in Georgian Britain will be served up to museum-goers in Leeds. The rise of London gin shops and traditional Georgian jellies will be among the topics covered during a fascinating talk at Leeds City Museum, currently home to a stunning collection of furniture…

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Object of the week- Original Chippendale drawings

In the 18th Century, a furniture maker from Leeds came up with a revolutionary new idea to sell his fabulous designs to potential customers. In a ground-breaking stroke of marketing genius, he produced the first “furniture catalogue”, filled with hand-drawn images of the beautiful pieces he could craft to order. The book was called…

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