Here’s a round-up of the latest news connected to the Coronavirus pandemic in West Leeds today.
Police stops on Stanningley Road
Police conducted a traffic operation on Stanningley Road in Bramley, this morning. Over 100 vehicles were stopped and checked.
Two COVID-19 warnings were issued for activities in breach of coronavirus restrictions and advice was given to motorists regarding speed along the road.
Barca issues warning
Barca Leeds, which is helping to co-ordinate voluntary activity in Bramley & Stanningley Ward, has issued a warning over someone posing as a member of their team:
❗️It has been reported someone is posing as a member of our team in the community. Please note:— Barca (@BARCALeeds) April 14, 2020
👍All our staff/volunteers have ID badges.
👍We never ask for cash from anyone.
👍 We will let you know if we are visiting.
Please share & keep our community safe, thank you. pic.twitter.com/7Yar3GhSAJ
Working with the council and Voluntary Action Leeds, Barca has been co-ordinating staff and volunteers to create and deliver free food parcels, pick up prescriptions and offer welfare phone calls to local people.
Swinnow pack-ups support
Volunteers at Swinnow Community Centre are giving nearly 300 pack up lunches a day out for free – but are appealing for help. Posting on Facebook, volunteers said:
“We have had some fantastic donations but we still need more, we are asking if people/ companies could please donate even £1 each per week to help with the costs we know not everyone can contribute but if you can this will be a great help to keep us going.”
The centre will accept bank transfers. Details on their Facebook page.
New Wortley meals
Volunteers and staff at New Wortley Community Centre have been delivering hot meals to vulnerable people in LS12 today.
Thanks again to our volunteers and staff who helped deliver a roast chicken dinner and hot chocolate pudding to vulnerable residents of Armley Ward. Some even had a visit from The King himself @RugbyLeeds @S_Horner61 @HelenRugby @StuartMckenna85 @JamesEaton19 pic.twitter.com/wHlvlKJhTH— 'New Wortley CC' (@NewWortleyCC) April 16, 2020
Pudsey 10k cancelled
A popular annual run in Pudsey has been cancelled on its 30th birthday this year – with organisers announcing the date for next year’s event. Posting on Facebook, Pudsey 10k organisers said:
“All our Pudsey 10k races have been rescheduled for 20th June next year – 2021. All entries have been automatically deferred. All entrants will receive an e-mail communication.”
Last year the event raised more than £3,000 for charity.