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West Leeds: Council announces closed buildings due to Coronavirus pandemic

Council chiefs have agreed the temporary closure of a number of buildings due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Many of the buildings are still being checked for security reasons and maintained daily by the council. Some have staff working from home.

In a report, council officer Mark Mills said a number of services have closed and the number of staff working from offices has been substantially reduced.

“The open and closing of buildings on a daily basis requires a number of staff to ensure that the building remains safe and secure whilst open and that it is cleaned.

“Given the potential reduction in staffing numbers through illness and self-isolation, reducing the number of buildings operational for a period of time will reduce this pressure.

“The temporary closure of buildings will also reduce the utility costs for a period of time, this being a key saving given the additional financial pressures on the Council at present.”

Closed buildings

The list of closed council buildings in West Leeds includes:

  • Abbey House Museum & Gardens
  • Adams Court, Armley
  • Armley Leisure Centre
  • Kirkstall Abbey (site)
  • Kirkstall Leisure Centre
  • Leeds Industrial Museum (Armley Mills)
  • Pudsey Civic Hall
  • Pudsey Leisure Centre
  • Stocks Hill Centre, Chapel Lane,
    Armley
  • Calverley Mechanics Institute
  • Swinnow Community Centre

There’s no mention of Pudsey Town Hall.

Open buildings

  • Farnley Hall – under review
  • Hough Lane, Bramley
  • Strawberry Lane Community Centre – Permission to use offices and storage for food distribution and to provide telephone services and support to older people
  • West Leeds Activity Centre

All council-run residential homes and children’s centres remain open. All libraries are closed until further notice.

The full city-wide list of closed and open buildings has been published in this report here.

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