Over these past days we’ve brought you the depressing facts of LibDem/Tory Cuts, and their impact on Leeds. We all need to understand what has been happening to Local Government funding. We all need to appreciate the long hard road which has brought Leeds to this year’s Council Tax increase. In the last of our … Continue reading Leeds City Council Budget 2014-15: 3. Now for the Good News – a Labour Council working to protect services.
5 July 2014 – it’s getting closer and closer. The Grand Depart – as the Tour de France kicks [or wheels?] off – from here in Leeds. Now it has all become just that bit more real. The timings of the Yorkshire stages have been announced – here. They're in French, not surprisngly – but … Continue reading Le Tour in Leeds NW: the Grand Depart Timings have been announced
Made those New Year’s Resolutions to shed the Christmas pounds? Need some help keeping them? Leeds Smart Swaps, the new Change4Life campaign may be for you. Throughout January, Leeds is supporting ‘Smart Swaps’. That's a campaign which encourages and supports families to cut sugar and saturated fat from their everyday snacks, drinks and meals by … Continue reading Healthy Leeds 2014: Sign up to ‘Smart Swaps’, join Let’s Get Active -and admire the Grand Depart Trophy.
A meeting is set to be held next month that will begin the conversation on whether Leeds should put itself forward to become the 2023 European Capital of Culture. As part of the event at Leeds Town Hall on 7 January from 2pm-5pm, those in attendance will have the opportunity to join the discussion, and … Continue reading Should Leeds bid to be European Capital of Culture 2023?
Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has today written to the director of the Tour de France, Christian Proudhomme, to support calls for a women’s version of the event to be held. Ms Harman also called for a women’s race to be held alongside the Grand Depart, which … Continue reading Could Leeds see women’s Tour de France? Harriet Harman calls for action
Just one-year-to-go until next year’s Grand Depart - and celebrations will kick off in style on 7 July when the eagerly awaited Sky Ride event launches in Leeds city centre. Hundreds of people of all ages will line up on their bikes outside the Town Hall to take part in the free mass-participation cycling event … Continue reading Don’t forget Skyride on 7 July – enjoy a traffic free Leeds
As part of the exciting countdown to the Grand Depart next year, Leeds residents will get a taste of what is to come when the city centre hosts the mass-participation cycling event, Sky Ride on Sunday 7 July. Sky Ride Leeds is part of this year’s national campaign by British Cycling and Sky aimed at … Continue reading Countdown to the Grand Depart – Sky Ride in Leeds, Sunday 7 July
It was frustrating to learn that Leeds has its bid rejected for cycle safety funding. Much of Leeds, including the stretch of road including Headingley Lane is in dire need of better marked cycle lanes and other safety improvements. Investment in this area would mean not only better safety for existing cyclists, but hopefully could … Continue reading LibDems and Tories in Government axe funding for cycle safety in Leeds.