Today West Leeds Dispatch is starting to map the cuts communities in West Leeds are facing as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Leeds City Council is facing a £119m budget shortfall for 2021/22, half of which is due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic alone. The council faces extra budget pressures in areas like adult social care and had faced years of reduced Government funding.
More than 800 full-time jobs are at risk and its leader has warned further cuts will be required without a government bailout.
In the map below we are chronicling the proposed cuts revealed so far in West Leeds and have put them in one easy-to-follow map. It’s an emerging picture, but these so far include building sales, cuts to parks, bowling greens and Christmas light displays.
Simply click and hold on the interactive map below to navigate around it, and click on the different pins in the map to show more details:
We would also like your help to add to this map. If you know of any cuts which we haven’t covered, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can follow all our coverage of the cuts by following this link. Or check out the interactive timeline below: