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Prepare to saddle up as Let’s Ride cycling festival comes to Leeds

Prepare to saddle up as Let’s Ride cycling festival comes to Leeds

Roads in the city centre and surrounding areas will be closed to traffic on Sunday 2 September 2018 as cycling festival, Let’s Ride, comes to Leeds. The free-to-attend event will bring music, food and drink, fun and games, demos, giveaways, activities, challenges, face-painting and the opportunity to see your city from a different perspective – […]

Beer for the grown ups, cricket for the kids

Beer for the grown ups, cricket for the kids

Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club invite you to their inaugural Beer Festival (if you’re old enough) on August bank holiday weekend. You’ll be able to sample six fine ales supplied by Partners Brewery and it’s free entry. The festival takes place on the Saturday and Sunday, 25 & 26 August from 11am-11pm each day. On the […]

Heritage Open Days in South Leeds

Heritage Open Days in South Leeds

The feast of all things ‘heritage’ will be with us soon, this time for 8 days! Heritage Open Days is a national event, co-ordinated throughout our city by Leeds Civic Trust, and will run from Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 September and Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 September 2018. Across the city, buildings will be […]

From empty home to Council house

From empty home to Council house

An empty property scheme completed this March has added more homes to Leeds City Council’s housing stock and returned over 129 empty properties back into use across the city. Since the scheme began in 2015, Leeds City Council’s housing services have identified suitable properties and have secured both ‘Homes England’ and ‘Right to Buy Grant […]

White Rose announces ‘Refill Me’ initiative

White Rose announces ‘Refill Me’ initiative

White Rose Shopping Centre, owned and managed by Landsec, has unveiled a new green initiative, Refill Me, which allows guests to easily identify where reusable water bottles can be refilled with no obligation to purchase. Since the campaign launched last week, a total of 37 shops at White Rose and Trinity have signed up to […]

Leeds housing association shortlisted for three national awards

Leeds housing association shortlisted for three national awards

BME-led housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise has received national recognition for its work after being shortlisted for three prestigious 24housing Awards. Unity, which has its headquarters in Chapeltown, but also manages properties in Beeston, Holbeck and Hunslet, has been singled-out in the ‘Community Achievement’ and ‘Customer Services Provider of the Year’ categories. Ali Akbor, […]

Should landlords be licensed in Beeston?

Should landlords be licensed in Beeston?

Consultation launched on introduction of licensing for private rented housing in parts of Leeds Back in February South Leeds Life reported on a landlord of a property on Beeston Hill described by a judge as a “disgrace”. Now people are being asked for their views on the possible introduction of licensing for private sector rented housing […]

New all day bus ticket for young people

New all day bus ticket for young people

MyDay, a new all-day, £2.60 county-wide bus ticket for West Yorkshire’s young people was launched on Monday 9 July 2018. Devised in consultation with young people from West Yorkshire, MyDay will be available to anyone aged under 19. The introductory £2.60 price will be fixed until the end of the year. Leeds Youth Council organised […]

Applications now open for secondary school places in Leeds

Applications now open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for next September. Although it is only early in the summer holidays, families with children starting secondary school in September 2019 can already start applying for their child’s school place. Schools will be holding open evenings for children, […]

Planning applications 30 July 2018

Planning applications 30 July 2018

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 30 July 2018:   Two storey side and first floor side/rear extension  248 Cross Flatts Grove Cross Flatts Leeds LS11 7BS Ref. No: 18/04562/FU | […]