Trees planted in natural flood management pilot

Hundreds of trees have been planted as part of the first project to trial natural flood management techniques to help improve protection for the people of Leeds and living near the River Aire. The pilot site on a working farm at Eshton Beck, Gargrave now has 650 new trees planted by staff and trainees…

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Statement on meeting with Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey on Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme phase two funding

A leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has made the following comment after meeting between a delegation of council leaders and Leeds MPs with Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey on the position regarding funding for the proposed Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme phase two. The leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said:…

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Historic West Leeds Newlay Bridge summer works set to start

Maintenance work to the historic Newlay Bridge is set to take place from next week. Leeds City Council will start work on 23 July for a 12-week period to prepare and paint the underside of the bridge. The bridge’s waterproofing will be replaced, and stone decking cleaned, with the existing stone setts reinstated on…

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Leeds Bridge restrictions to begin for maintenance scheme

Traffic restrictions to allow essential maintenance works to be carried out on Leeds Bridge are to begin this weekend. From Sunday 21 January, no traffic (with the exception of the Elland Road Park and Ride service running weekdays 7am to 7pm) will be able to travel northbound over the bridge into the city centre.…

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Leeds Bridge maintenance scheme set to start

A programme of urgent maintenance works is to begin next week on the historic Leeds Bridge. From Monday 8 January, work will start on essential works to strengthen, clean and repaint the bridge which carries traffic on Bridge End over the River Aire by The Calls in the city centre. The project managed by Leeds…

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Leeds Bridge maintenance scheme starting in new year

A programme of urgent maintenance works is to begin early in the new year on the historic Leeds Bridge. From Monday 8 January 2018, work will start on essential works to strengthen, clean and repaint the bridge which carries traffic on Bridge End over the River Aire by The Calls in the city centre.…

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Next phase of Leeds flood protection plans on show

Proposals for the second phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme are going on show next month to communities upstream of the city centre. A series of drop-in events are being held in Kirkstall, Horsforth, Rodley and Apperley Bridge areas of Leeds, giving residents the opportunity to view options to reduce the risk of flooding…

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