Tag: Cllr Judith Blake

Council faces £50m funding gap this year

Stark impact of coronavirus on council’s budget outlined to executive board Proposals to tackle Leeds City Council’s significant budget shortfall, which has risen sharply due to the continued costs of coronavirus, are set to be discussed by senior councillors next week. As part of a meeting of the executive board on

Golf Club clubhouse threatened by fire and demolition

The clubhouse of the former South Leeds Golf Course has come under attack twice this week with a demolition notice posted on Monday (20 July 2020) followed by a fire in the building that night. South Leeds Golf Club ceased trading in November 2019 and the land reverted to Leeds

Commemorative benches will mark #VEDay75 in Belle Isle & Middleton

VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) commemorates the day on which allied forces formally announced the surrender of Nazi Germany, drawing the Second World War in Europe to a close. This year, when VE dawns on Friday (8 May 2020), it will mark 75 years since the UK first celebrated

We need the government to build a new school

Following last Saturday’s (7 March 2020) demonstration in Middleton about school places, we asked the Middleton Park Councillors and the Not My School Campaign to explain their positions. This article has been written by Councillors Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell, to read the Not My School Campaign’s article

Temple Works to house British Library North?

In response to the Chancellor’s announcement of £25m government funding to support the siting of a British Library North in Leeds, Leeds City Council has revealed that the Grade I listed Temple Works is being explored as its potential home. The funding has been made available as part of the

Extra school places created for South Leeds students

Following our report that children in South Leeds were facing journeys to high schools across the city, Cllr Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council and David Gurney, Executive Headteacher of Cockburn School, have issued a joint statement: “We would firstly like to thank families across south Leeds for their

Life-saving defibrillators installed around Middleton and Belle Isle

Anyone in Middleton and Belle Isle who is unfortunate enough to suffer a heart attack now has a better chance of survival after three Community Public Access Defibrillators have been installed in locations across the local area. Councillor Judith Blake who represents the area and is also Leader of Leeds