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CONNECTING LEEDS…

CONNECTING LEEDS…

After 18 months of construction, a multi-million pound Connecting Leeds scheme which is set to transform one of the city’s busiest streets is close to completion as work to resurface the road starts. The Headrow scheme, once complete in May, aims to give people more appealing alternatives to the car by making bus services quicker […]

FREE WEEKEND PARKING IN LEEDS

FREE WEEKEND PARKING IN LEEDS

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 today that parking charges are being suspended in council-managed car parks and on-road spaces in the city centre and […]

BE SEEN TO BE GREEN………

BE SEEN TO BE GREEN………

Download With fortnightly brown bin collections set to resume in the city from Monday, March 22, residents are advised to please note the following important information. Due to the range of challenges associated with coronavirus, the council would like to in advance, thank residents for their patience and understanding when brown bin collections restart next […]

FULL STEAM AHEAD …..

FULL STEAM AHEAD …..

The great  North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced a vacancy for a Heritage Engineering Steam/Diesel Apprenticeship based primarily at its headquarters in Grosmont. It’s the heritage railway’s latest such opening – 25 years after Traction and Rolling Stock Manager, Piglet, joined as a fresh-faced 16-year-old engineering maintenance apprentice, in December 1996. Piglet has worked […]

PUT RECYLING AT THE TOP OF YOUR CHRISTMAS TO DO LIST

PUT RECYLING AT THE TOP OF YOUR CHRISTMAS TO DO LIST

People in Leeds are being encouraged to put recycling at the top of their Christmas to-do lists this year. Leeds City Council is doing all it can to help ensure everyone continues to get bin collections over the Christmas and New Year period. Crews will be working flat out, with the service only closed on […]

PLAN AHEAD FOR SAFE SHOPPING IN LEEDS

PLAN AHEAD FOR SAFE SHOPPING IN LEEDS

Leeds City Council and the city’s retailers have been working hard to provide a safe shopping environment now that lockdown restrictions have eased. Footfall is expected to increase over the next few weeks and journeys may take longer than usual. To avoid getting caught in the Christmas rush, people are being encouraged to plan their […]

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 […]

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