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Leeds has an ambition to be the best city in the UK.

This weekly news bulletin offers a quick round up of what's happening on social media.

Edition 30

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Leeds is asking you to agree your three – a trio of pledges to reduce, reuse and recycle more in our daily lives. It's part of a whole city response to Leeds tackling climate change.


A couple of quick pointers. Check the map above to find your nearest glass recycling bank – Leeds has over 700 across the city. That goes alongside the council's 100 electric vehicles, the most for any UK local authority. Bin wagons, plus park and ride buses, will follow.


The UK's first zero carbon cluster could be set for Yorkshire, with the signing of a partnership agreement.

See it their way

Experience a different road perspective for cyclists and bus drivers. Swap With Me is one of Leeds' Clean Air Day events. Elsewhere, here is West Yorkshire Combined Authority's response to research into UK passengers' feelings on bus travel.

One way to help get cleaner air in West Yorkshire is to get a M Card. More details via https://ticketsandpasses.wymetro.com/

A safer place

What do you think of these plans, for the year ahead, to make Leeds a safe place for everyone.

Various other supportive examples this week include: GP practices helping people affected by domestic violence, advice for migrants new to the city, Freedom Families' first Parents Engage event and this celebration of first generation Jamaicans in Leeds.

Tackling crime

Burglaries often increase during the summer – here are some simple steps to take action. You can get updates from West Yorkshire Police's many, localised news feeds and neighbourhoods archive. In return, do you recognise someone caught on camera?

Watch this short film to learn if someone you know is being exploited by criminals.

Waste warning

Residents warned to take responsibility for household rubbish. Otherwise, they risk getting a fine.

Get help

Need help for problem gambling? Support is available in Leeds.

Beat the Odds raises awareness of support for problem gambling, for more information visit talkgamblingleeds.org.uk.

Social media is key to good customer service. Listen to this – from 13mins 20secs to 16mins – to hear industry experts rate the council's Facebook and Twitter services.

Carers Week runs 10th to 16th of June. Get more details from Carers Leeds. https://www.carersleeds.org.uk/tag/CarersWeek2019/

Active Leeds, meanwhile, is tackling myths around weight loss in its latest podcast, NHS Leeds' antibiotics resistance scheme is up for an award and watch this children's hospital film to see how young transplant patients have something to look forward to.

Fostering's net benefits

This foster carer's tale shows how one young person has a bright footballing future. Foster4Leeds has many introductory events in the coming weeks.

Summer in the Square

This is a graphic for the Pop Up Play event.

Play days

Two other current events to catch our eye include Briggate being transformed into a play space for your little ones and Kirkgate Market's vintage fair.

Leeds' free Summer Bands in the Park series and Temple Newsam's Fantastical Beasts, pictured below, are also in full swing. Further ahead, check out Leeds Armed Forces Day.

For a guide to what's on, we recommend both Visit Leeds and Leeds Inspired.

Trio seek support

Three groups are seeking support. Seagulls Life House is crowdfunding in support of their work in paint reuse and community arts. 

The Tribe Youth Group is fundraising for outdoor play equipment. And, digital champions are wanted as part of Leeds libraries' Get Online sessions.

In return, thank you

A celebration of small groups and charities is being hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Eileen Taylor.

The Leeds-Dortmund 50th anniversary is celebrated in a blog. https://internationalrelationsleeds.blog/2019/05/23/leeds-dortmund-50-writing-project/

EU becomes 1

You will have seen the Euro election results for the region. But, you may not have heard how Leeds' hard working elections team pipped the Spice Girls to top the UK's Twitter trends with #EUresultsYorksandHumber