Sunday, February 28, 2021

Leeds City Council

Leeds brown bin collections slightly delayed due to impact of pandemic

The resumption of the brown bin collections in Leeds has been delayed due to the impact of Covid, Leeds City Council has said. Brown bin...

Leeds Council passes budget that will see £87m of cuts and hundreds of job losses

Words: Richard Beecham, local democracy reporter Nearly £90m of cuts, 800 job losses and a five per cent rise in council tax have been voted...

Fresh traffic calming plans aim to tackle speeding drivers in Bramley and Pudsey

Further measures to slow speeding drivers in Bramley and Pudsey could be introduced by Leeds City Council. Last year the council approved a raft of...

Leeds Council to debate axing 914 full-time jobs as council tax increase announced

Leeds City Council bosses are proposing to axe up to 914 full-time jobs as part of efforts to address a £119m budget deficit Core...

Leeds coronavirus cases rising – Bramley Greggs outbreak ‘dealt with very effectively’

Leeds’s top civil servant has warned the city is “bubbling under” the national COVID-19 watch list, adding younger people have been most affected by...

Leeds Council: Play areas re-opening – UPDATE

UPDATE: Children’s play areas and playgrounds in Leeds will begin to reopen from tomorrow (Thursday). The reopening programme is being done gradually to ensure they...

Possible £95m Leeds Council cuts to be discussed next week

Councillors in Leeds will formally discuss an emergency budget for the first time at a meeting next week, writes Richard Beecham. It follows weeks of...

Council told to rid communities of ‘laughing gas’ in Leeds

Leeds city council has been urged to do more to help rid communities of ‘laughing gas’, writes Richard Beecham. A committee of councillors is set...

Social distancing restrictions aren’t over – Leeds health chief’s stark Covid-19 warning

Leeds’s most senior public health chief has warned against thinking the social distancing restrictions are over, following recent announcements from the government, writes Richard...

Leeds Council still in dark over Covid rescue money, despite pleas to government one week ago

Leeds City Council could be weeks away from having to draw up an ’emergency budget’ due to the financial reverberations of Covid-19, writes Richard...

Still no sign of government rescue cash as Leeds council face ‘faces draconian cuts’

The Government has still not confirmed whether it will give Leeds extra cash to cover the costs of Covid-19, despite claims from Leeds City...

Leeds: Could leisure centres become temporary schools?

Schools should use community halls and leisure centres to help teach more children during the remainder of the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a Conservative...