Injunction to tackle misuse of fireworks in Leeds granted by court

Additional powers to tackle the misuse of fireworks in communities across Leeds have come into force this month. As part of an injunction order secured at Leeds County Court, both preventative and proactive measures will be available to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to take action against any individual or group that…

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Statement on Leeds United Championship trophy bus celebration

Leeds United have defended the decision to parade the Championship trophy on an open-top bus in front their supporters outside Elland Road. The newly-promoted club advised fans to stay away from the 4-0 win over Charlton, after which Marcelo Bielsa’s side were presented with the Championship trophy. Some supporters congregated outside Elland Road regardless…

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Council releases guidance ahead of hospitality venues reopening in Leeds

Leeds City Council has issued guidance for residents, visitors and businesses as hospitality and entertainment venues prepare to reopen this weekend. From Saturday July 4, restaurants, bars, leisure and entertainment venues can reopen as part of the latest relaxation of restrictions due to Covid-19. Working with representatives of the businesses concerned as well as…

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Leeds pupils take part in 200 mile Yorkshire cycle relay

Leeds pupils have taken part in the 2019 Schools Yorkshire Tour this week, a 200-mile cycle relay which aims to encourage more pupils to cycle to school and improve cycle skills. Pupils from various schools across the city have been transporting the baton from school to school, starting at Guiseley Primary School in the…

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New name for Leeds Safeguarding Children Board

The board responsible for overseeing the city’s safeguarding measures for children and young people in Leeds has a new name from this week. Following a national review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) and the resulting change in legislation the statutory responsibilities for safeguarding in Leeds will now be collectively held by Leeds City…

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Leeds fights back against hate crime in a series of events

A range of events was held across communities in Leeds as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017. At each event, residents were given the opportunity to discuss and offer their thoughts on hate crime with representatives of Leeds City Council’s Safer Leeds team, West Yorkshire Police and partners, and also find out…

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Leeds comes together to take a stand against hate crime

Leeds City Council, Safer Leeds, West Yorkshire Police, and West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner are standing together to reassure members of the public that hate crime in any form will not be tolerated. As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017, a number of events will be held across the city next week to…

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Football project kicks anti-social behaviour to the corner

Young people taking part in a football project to help address anti-social behaviour in Halton Moor will receive some special visitors tomorrow. The Leeds United Foundation Premier League Kicks football project has gone from strength to strength since it started last year, with over 70 young people in Halton Moor being engaged with coaching…

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Have your say on updated legislation to tackle anti-social behaviour in communities

Residents are being asked for their views regarding a proposed update of current legislation designed to tackle primarily in public places, alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in areas and communities across Leeds. This follows changes introduced under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act, 2014, which requires that all local authorities reconsider whether the Designated Public…

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Statement from leader of Leeds City Council on Sorrell Leczkowski, statement on behalf of Allerton High School

The following statement is from Allerton High School in Leeds, attended by 14-year-old Sorrell Leczkowski who was tragically killed in the Manchester Arena attack on Monday. Elaine Silson, headteacher at Allerton High School said: “We are all extremely shocked and saddened by the events in Manchester on Monday night. “Sorrell was a delightful member of the…

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