Building closures, rising charges and staff cuts as Council tries to balance budget

The closure of Thwaite Watermill museum in Stourton and new car parking charges at Middleton Park, service and staffing reductions and price increases are among wide-ranging changes being proposed as Leeds City Council sets out its annual budget plans for next year. The council has published its initial budget proposals

Creative Communities project is up and running

Swarthmore Education Centre’s Creative Communities project is now well underway, with the first two 6-week blocks of creative workshops successfully delivered and some amazing artwork has been produced. This Lottery funded project is taking place in Belle Isle, Middleton, Holbeck and Hunslet until Summer 2025 and aims to celebrate “all

White Rose Shopping Centre launches first Impact Report

White Rose Shopping Centre and Trinity Leeds published their first Impact Reports on Thursday (30 November 2023) which outline how the shopping centres have contributed to the economic, social and environmental success of the Leeds community. The retail and leisure destinations are home to more than 220 retailers and restaurants

Homeless Stars Housing has accommodated over 40 people in the last quarter

Homeless Stars Housing has been working hard to eliminate homelessness in Leeds, by providing immediate accommodation to vulnerable people facing rough sleeping. Homelessness has soared in Leeds, and many people are facing the difficulty of staying in temporary accommodation and Bed and Breakfasts. In the past quarter, Homeless Stars Housing

Ruth Gorse Academy continues to be an ‘Outstanding’ school

Ofsted Inspectors have confirmed that The Ruth Gorse Academy in Hunslet continues to be an ‘Outstanding’ school in a report published on 30 November 2023. In a glowing report, Inspectors comment that: “At The Ruth Gorse Academy, there are no barriers to pupils’ success. This includes pupils who are disadvantaged.

Festive waste and recycling collection arrangements 2023-24

With over a thousand tonnes of extra black and green bin waste expected to be produced and over a million bins to be emptied, Leeds City Council’s refuse service will be working through the Christmas period to ensure bin collections continue to run smoothly. The service is only closing on