Day: 7 October 2022

Celebrating five years of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Leeds City Council and the Environment agency have reflected on the impact of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 1 (Leeds FAS1) since its launch five years ago. On October 4 2017 the first formal flood defences in Leeds were officially opened. An investment of £50m, the scheme is made

Beeston project among winners of UKRI innovation funding

An innovative project from Beeston bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks is amongst the winners of almost £14m in combined UKRI backing from its latest funding call under the Made Smarter Innovation challenge – the Sustainable Smart Factory competition. The project run by Spinko Limited (part of Harrison Spinks) aims to tackle

Relighting community bonfire nights

As previously reported, Leeds City Council have cancelled their official bonfires this year due to budget cuts. However, local councillor Ed Carlisle (Green, Hunslet and Riverside) is inviting local people and groups to consider holding their own events to fill the gap – and is offering support if needed. Cllr