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This weekly news bulletin offers a quick round up of what's happening on social media.
Clean air is for life
Another satisfied customer at the #cleanairdayleeds event on Briggate. Come & find out about ways you can travel more sustainably & improve air quality in #Leeds @ConnectingLeeds @CleanAirLeedsCC @cleanairdayuk @LeedsCyclists @ActiveLeeds @Child_Leeds pic.twitter.com/Zbg42CdWQ5— Leeds TravelWise (@LeedsTravelWise) June 20, 2019
As Leeds marks national Clean Air Day we're all being encouraged to ask "what can I do?" Clean Air Leeds is about working together to improve the health of our city. So on Clean Air Day let's make sure we understand the facts about air pollution and early death and decide to do something about it
We're currently outside @leedslibraries on Victoria Gardens, encouraging people to switch to using the bus with free day tickets! We'll be here until around 3pm today, why not join us?! #cleanairday #connectingleeds @ConnectingLeeds pic.twitter.com/X3azDQUd12— First West Yorks (@FirstWestYorks) June 20, 2019
Some great community activity spotted today, too, as people come together to make changes: Play streets, Leeds University, St Paul's and Alwoodley pupils, Leeds Living, PCSO Nicola, and don't forget Wozzy!
Cleaner vehicles work goes on
You may have seen the news that Clean Air Charging Zones in Leeds and Birmingham are delayed as the government cannot deliver digital systems on time.
Despite this delay Leeds will continue to financially support owners of affected vehicles switching to less polluting models that will not be charged, as doing so is the best way to improve air quality prior to the charging zone’s introduction.
That's what we call a proper headline! Two special celebrations are coming up for the new-look Emerald Headingley Stadium. It also features in our summer of Leeds World Class Sport: four #CWC19 matches start tomorrow with England v Sri Lanka followed by an Ashes Test. Don't forget the Millennium Square fanzone too, for the full Cricket World Cup carnival experience.
...and the UCI Road World Championships are less than 100 days away from Leeds! Councillors Judith Blake and Mohammed Rafique accepted a giant flag to fly above Civic Hall. Leeds will host the start of the elite Men's Race on Sunday 29 September.
Reducing food poverty
After just one year, the Leeds Food Partnership (LFP) is celebrating winning a prestigious accolade, The Sustainable Food Cities Bronze award.
Celebrating women in engineering this week, led by our colleagues in @Leeds_Highways
People helping people
The Leeds Dementia Information Roadshow is coming to Kippax Community Centre on Thurs 27th June 10-12, featuring a range of speakers including author Wendy Mitchell, talking about living with dementia. pic.twitter.com/0uyIStjuD4— Dementia Friendly (@leedsdaa) June 10, 2019
"Abuse is not a nice subject, but its important that people know about it and how to get help" That was the message from people at North Seacroft Good Neighbours today, who hosted us for an awareness session. Download our leaflet at https://t.co/oxUxtS3PSs pic.twitter.com/63nVrRmb7c— Leeds Safeguarding Adults Board (@LeedsSAB) June 19, 2019
If you are living in South & East Leeds and want to connect with your community one of our friendly Wellbeing Coordinators could help you! 😊— connectforhealth (@CFHLeeds) June 20, 2019
To make a referral either call ☎️ 0113 387 6380 or visit our website ➡️ https://t.co/HlBVUe840y#LonelinessAwarenessWeek @great_together
30 hours free childcare for working parents
Do you know the benefits that using 30 hours childcare can have for working families? Claire from Leeds shares her story, in this short film, of how #30hours childcare helped give her back her independence.
Schools calendar updated
Our pioneering regional adoption partnership is bucking the national trend. One Adoption West Yorkshire approved more adopters for children in care across the region over the past year than in the previous year.
Clean air day for geeks?
Thought we should bookend our Clean Air day edition with this: Leeds' own Open Data Institute using their innovation, insight and shared data to help people get around our city and region more easily in future. #SocialPioneers