Tag: Leeds Dock

Cladding: the nightmare continues

Thousands of local residents remain locked in a bitter and urgent battle for major safety renovations on their flat blocks – and to avoid having to foot the punishingly high costs themselves. Earlier this month (10 February 2021) saw the government’s long-awaited £3.5bn Building Safety Fund (BSF) announcement, to tackle

Steph McGovern welcomed to Leeds Dock by Canal & River Trust

Former BBC Breakfast presenter launches new Channel 4 daytime show – Steph’s Packed Lunch – from Leeds Dock Staff from waterways and wellbeing charity, Canal & River Trust were on hand to give a warm waterways welcome to their new neighbour Steph McGovern. Today (14 September 2020) the former BBC

Residents engulfed in cladding crisis

Stress and uncertainty as building owners shift safety costs to flat owners Hundreds of South Leeds residents enter 2020 facing the threat of huge ‘life-changing’ bills – tens of thousands of pounds per household – and maybe even eviction, following the news that their apartment blocks have failed key fire

River Aire rising – but Hunslet riverside not hit too hard

Today’s heavy rainfall (Saturday 16 March 2019) in Leeds and across the region saw the River Aire full to the brim in Leeds city centre and along the Hunslet riverfront – but the communities along the river escaped serious flooding. From 2.30pm onwards, the river was recorded to be outside

Join the festival at the Waterfront this weekend

It’s time for the Leeds Waterfront Festival 2018 and once again there are lots of activities planned for various points along the river this weekend (23-24 June). Activities at Granary Wharf (near the station) include canoeing, kayaking and sail boarding; as well as a climbing wall, martial arts, food and