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NEW GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS ON MIXING INDOORS IN LEEDS

NEW GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS ON MIXING INDOORS IN LEEDS

Updated government restrictions on households mixing indoors will be put in place in Leeds this week as part of a new national risk alert system aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19. Leeds was named in the “high” middle tier of the government’s three-tier system earlier today in response to a rise in the number […]

BIRD WATCHING PROJECT ….

BIRD WATCHING PROJECT ….

A group of older people in Leeds will form a flock of budding birdwatchers this winter thanks to a heart-warming new community project. Through an innovative partnership between Leeds Museums and Galleries, arts organisation Skippko and older people’s support network Armley Helping Hands, the group is being encouraged to spot and identify the birds they […]

HELP CREATE A WOODLAND WONDERLAND…

HELP CREATE A WOODLAND WONDERLAND…

Leeds City Council is encouraging people within their household groups or support bubbles to collect tree seeds in their local parks and green spaces to help support the growing of future woodlands across Leeds. Running until November, residents can collect acorns, beech nuts, chestnuts and conkers, and leave them in seed collection boxes across the […]

AN AMBITIOUS RESTORATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

AN AMBITIOUS RESTORATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

An historic part of Leeds city centre is set for a string of ambitious improvement projects after key heritage funding was officially agreed. Leeds City Council’s plans for New Briggate are set to receive funding as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HAZ) programme. The nationwide funding programme, managed by Historic England, is […]

STAY SAFE TRAFFIC MEASURES FOR KIDS

STAY SAFE TRAFFIC MEASURES FOR KIDS

Starting today eight new School Streets pilots begin at primary schools across Leeds. Beecroft Primary School, Kirkstall; Chapel Allerton Primary School, Chapel Allerton; Great Preston CofE Primary School, Great Preston; Hollybush Primary School, Bramley; Hugh Gaitskell Primary School, Beeston; Middleton St Mary’s CE Primary School, Middleton; Westgate Primary School, Otley; and Woodlesford Primary School, Woodlesford […]

OPEN FOR SOME RETAIL THERAPY

OPEN FOR SOME RETAIL THERAPY

Shops and businesses in Leeds to start reopening from today Ahead of some shops and business reopening from Monday, Leeds City Council has issued further information on measures in place to keep people safe in the city centre. The priority remains on keeping people safe in public space and places, and ensuring people can adhere […]

COUNCIL PARKING FREE TO USE

COUNCIL PARKING FREE TO USE

Council-run car parks and on-street parking bays in Leeds will be free to use from today in light of the Corina pandemic. Parking charges for all Leeds City Council car parks and on-street car parking will be suspended until further notice, with priority given to NHS and social work staff and other key workers. Councillor […]

NEW GUIDANCE ON COUNCIL SERVICES IN LEEDS

NEW GUIDANCE ON COUNCIL SERVICES IN LEEDS

After the Prime Minister’s announcement on new coronavirus restrictions Leeds City Council will be closing and / or stopping the following with immediate effect. Further updates will be given over the coming day about any other services that might be affected: All council waste sites to be closed Garden waste collections have been suspended All […]

PARK PLAYGROUNDS TO CLOSE

PARK PLAYGROUNDS TO CLOSE

Leeds City Council will be temporarily closing all playgrounds in its parks from 23rd March as part of the authority’s efforts to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Whilst parks will remain open for the time being, all playgrounds in parks will be closed and the gates will be locked with notices in […]

YORKSHIRE NATIVES SPENDING MORE TIME ON DIGITAL SCREENS

YORKSHIRE NATIVES SPENDING MORE TIME ON DIGITAL SCREENS

Yorkshire natives spend more time on digital screens than sleeping and socialising combined Ocushield research shows that people from Yorkshire spend 9 hours, 20 mins per day on digital screens compared to 7 hours, 52 minutes sleeping and socialising 80% also admit they don’t avoid digital screens before bed National Eye Health Week – Ocushield […]

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