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.
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.
So incredibly chuffed to have been shortlisted for Metropolitan Cllr of the Year @LGiU C’llr Achievement Awards 2016 https://t.co/SgGaP8BoST
— Lucinda Yeadon (@Lucinday) 7 October 2016
Thrilled @Lucinday – your commitment to the people of #Kirkstall shines through every day, in dreadful floods you showed calm leadership https://t.co/YrxtAtHitZ
— Rachel Reeves (@RachelReevesMP) 8 October 2016
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.