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

Headingley War Memorial Restoration completed – dedication ceremony, Sunday 2 April

Headingley War Memorial is a familiar sight to all who live in Leeds North West. It stands opposite the Skyrack pub and St Michaels Church, where the A660 – here Headingley Lane - meets St Michaels Road. It is a First World War memorial, commemorating the 125 men from the St Michaels Parish district of … Continue reading Headingley War Memorial Restoration completed – dedication ceremony, Sunday 2 April

Leeds Labour Council set to secure deal for Headingley Carnegie Stadium redevelopment

Thanks to the efforts of Leeds Labour-led Council investment has been found to redevelop Headingley Carnegie Stadium. The Council has brokered an agreement which will provide the funds that are required. The stadium is home to Leeds Rhinos rugby league team and Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union club, as well as main home ground of Yorkshire … Continue reading Leeds Labour Council set to secure deal for Headingley Carnegie Stadium redevelopment

Out and Proud in Weetwood – Leeds Hunters LGBT+ inclusive rugby team playing today

Passing through Weetwood today? Then watch out for the Rainbow flag flying proudly over the rugby ground. The LGBT+ Pride flag will be flying to mark the first time an inclusive team based in Yorkshire will officially play one from another region. Kicking off at 2pm on Saturday 18 March, The Leeds Hunters will take … Continue reading Out and Proud in Weetwood – Leeds Hunters LGBT+ inclusive rugby team playing today

Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake on proposals for Leeds/Bradford Airport parkway station

Leeds Council Leaders Judith Blake and Richard Lewis have issued an Open Letter on proposals for Leeds Bradford Airport parkway station [below]. As the letter makes clear, all proposals and decisions have to be made in the context of severe spending constraints - and as part of a package of measures to improve Leeds transport … Continue reading Leeds Council Leader Judith Blake on proposals for Leeds/Bradford Airport parkway station