Clean Air on A660 in Leeds NW – time for all of us to have our say

Since 2016 Headingley and Weetwood Labour Parties have been campaigning on the issue of Clean Air along the A660 corridor. The Leeds NW Labour Party has committed itself to the campaign. Our new MP, Alex Sobel – who has a strong record of environmental political action - has fully backed it. So Labour’s A660 Clean … Continue reading Clean Air on A660 in Leeds NW – time for all of us to have our say

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Judith Blake & Northern Labour leaders call summit on government investment

Labour Leader of Leeds City Council, Judith Blake, has joined other Labour Council Leaders and Mayors of Northern Cities in reacting strongly to recent government statements about transport infrastructure investment – i.e. the Tories’ decision to cancel funding for rail electrification while issuing backing for London’s Crossrail 2 - and their implications for the North. … Continue reading Judith Blake & Northern Labour leaders call summit on government investment

Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake – how cities can make UK fairer & stronger

Leeds is a member of the Core Cities group. Today they have launched a Green paper. Cities are capable, ready and willing to help the UK become a fairer and stronger place. The Green paper sets out how – and calls on government to help and support their efforts. You can read more about it … Continue reading Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake – how cities can make UK fairer & stronger

Why Leeds is not Kensington – Headingley’s Neil Walshaw on Council response to tragedy

The news has been dominated over these last weeks by the Grenfell Tower tragedy – and rightly so. The dreadful fire itself and its causes, the care and treatment of survivors, the responses of government and of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council – all these raise questions which are of urgent and wider public concern. … Continue reading Why Leeds is not Kensington – Headingley’s Neil Walshaw on Council response to tragedy

New Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel today met residents of Hi-Rise block

Today Alex Sobel was out with his team to visit the Hi-Rise Block in the constituency, and to speak to residents about any concerns they had. Alex says: "I have spoken to Leeds City Council and they reassured me of the seriousness with which fire safety in our blocks is treated. A daily inspection is … Continue reading New Leeds NW MP Alex Sobel today met residents of Hi-Rise block

Council reassures tenants of Leeds’ highrise blocks – cladding used is fire-retardant

The devastating fire at Grenfell highrise flats in London earlier this week has shocked the country. A recent refurbishment – with flammable cladding – has been implicated in the disaster. Inevitably, fears have arisen about similar blocks, and similar refurbishments elsewhere. Leeds City Council has reassured its tenants that the cladding used here is fire … Continue reading Council reassures tenants of Leeds’ highrise blocks – cladding used is fire-retardant

Breathing easy across Leeds during Breathe Easy week

We’ve been campaigning hard on Clean Air and Pollution along the A660 corridor and beyond. This is ‘Breathe Easy’ week, and this year the theme is air pollution and clean air. This post gives more details about getting help and support for people in Leeds with lung conditions.

Better Lives for People in Leeds

Each year, Breathe Easy Week, which runs from 12-16 June 2017, raises awareness of lung conditions: this year the theme is air pollution and clean air.  The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is working closely with Leeds City Council’s public health team to deliver Breathe Easy support groups across Leeds, offering support to people with lung conditions.  Jeremy Bacon, British Lung Foundation Breathe Easy manager explains how the groups work, how you can get involved and why they have a key role in helping people improve their health   

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More detail on funding the redevelopment of Headingley’s historic sports venue

Headingley Carnegie Stadium – home to Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club - is to get much-needed redevelopment, at no cost to the council taxpayer. More details on the agreement with a private financial services organization, which has been brokered by Leeds City Council, are now available. The proposals will be submitted to Leeds … Continue reading More detail on funding the redevelopment of Headingley’s historic sports venue

Leeds City Council resolution on Clean Air – passed 29 March 2017

On Monday 3 April, Cllr Lucinda Yeadon spoke to a public meeting in Headingley on the subject of air pollution. In our report of that meeting, we mentioned the resolution passed by Leeds Labour-controlled council on the subject. The full text of that resolution is below. This Council believes that air pollution in the UK … Continue reading Leeds City Council resolution on Clean Air – passed 29 March 2017

Clean Air: Public meeting with Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Headingley 3 April

From Otley to Headingley, air quality is something which concerns all of us here in Leeds NW. The A 660 corridor links the constituency from one end to the other. As we’ve said before, it often has some of the highest levels of air pollution in the UK, as measured by the monitoring station near … Continue reading Clean Air: Public meeting with Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Headingley 3 April