Kirkstall bridge floods

Photo: Lucinda Yeadon

Floods aftermath: Kirkstall’s Lucinda Yeadon nominated for national award

10 October 2016

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A Kirkstall councillor who took a leading role in organising the clean up immediately after the floods in Kirkstall has been nominated for a prestigious national award.

Cllr Lucinda Yeadon

Cllr Lucinda Yeadon

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon (Lab) has been nominated in the Metropolitan Councillor of the Year category in the Cllr Achievement Awards run by local democracy think tank LGiU & CCLA.

Cllr Yeadon, a deputy leader of Leeds City Council, issued a rallying cry for volunteers to help the owners of homes and businesses on Kirkstall Road affected by the Boxing Day floods last year which left homes and businesses under several feet of water when the River Aire burst its banks.

She also took a leading role in helping the recovery in the area and continues to be involved in a number of initiatives

Cllr Yeadon said via social networking site Twitter that she was ‘incredibly chuffed’ with her nomination

Below is a video of Cllr Yeadon urging students to clean-up after themselves when they leave.

The ceremony will be held at the Livery Hall at Guildhall, London on Tuesday 1st November. The full list of categories and nominees can be found here.




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