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Edition 36

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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.

Can you donate food?

Can you support calls to donate food to those in need?

The Big Summer Collection wants donations of food and toiletries to help Big Change Leeds. As the poster details, your contact is 07903 123283.

Leeds foodbanks, meanwhile, are urging the public to increase efforts during the school holidays – in the absence of free school meals.

FareShare Yorkshire has a Leeds warehouse for companies wishing to donate surplus food.



Protests next week - disruption to travel

Climate change protesters have announced plans for action in a number of UK cities, including Leeds, next week (w/c 15th July). Because this may cause some travel disruption, we advise everyone to keep an eye on their transport arrangements for next week, for instance using the https://www.wymetro.com website



Youth debate knife crime

Knife crime awareness is the focus of a summit organised by Leeds' young people. It follows 25,000 youngsters voting in a ballot on top issues.



Get set for Pride

Leeds Pride, on 4 August, is shaping up to the biggest and best yet. Follow these tweets for updates. Leeds Inspired, meanwhile, are asking for Pride events to be added to their listing – attractions like this village fete, Bookish Queers and Woodhouse Moor park run.




By road, by rail

Energy savings of 62 per cent are to be made from Leeds' street lights conversion programme.

This short film shows aerial progress on East Leeds Orbital Route.

Look out for the Big Bike Fix in south Leeds.

Clean Air Leeds has a Twitter discussion to discover what organisations are doing to encourage sustainable travel.

Here is the response of West Yorkshire Combined Authority to the publication of latest rail statistics.

Morley primary school pupils are helping identify speeding drivers alongside the police. 

For older readers, this short film shows how you could work for West Yorkshire Police.

Drive safely

The dangers of drink or drug driving are examined in the latest monthly newsletter by police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.





Big issues debated

Devolution, scrutinising services and supporting people with learning disabilities were some of the subjects debated by city councillors yesterday. Watch a recording online.

Image taken from Compass House.

Summer pop up shop Compass House is at St John's Centre until today. It's a great opportunity for students with special educational needs and disabilities to gain valuable work experience.

Discover digital at Leeds libraries.

The use of technology to support adults with learning disabilities, meanwhile, is one of the reasons for Leeds being named digital council of the year.



EU citizens in Leeds

Are you an EU citizen living in Leeds? You can find Leeds' online round up of the government's EU settlement process and details on local help. 

Home Office graphic says 'Apply to the EU settlement scheme online'.


Weighty tale to help health

How did Stephen drop from 108kg in weight to 85kg – and what are the health benefits? Read his One You Leeds blog.

Active Leeds' monthly fitness cash pass costs only £30.

The annual Changing Places Awareness Day is on 19 July – here's one example of Leeds' support.

Congratulations to Leeds Teaching Hospitals for two Health Service Journal Awards. They recognise Trust work on falls and care for older people.

Leeds Compassionate City Awards 2019.

Maintain your health and wellbeing this summer with advice from @leedsemergency.

A reminder, the NHS Leeds annual general meeting takes place on 24 July, from 4pm, at Leeds Town Hall.



Major development opportunity in 'West End' of Leeds.

Don't miss out


Celebrating the city centre is at the heart of the Waterfront Enhancement Fundopen now.



Summer of fun

Plenty happening, as the school summer holidays approach, at the city's museums, West Leeds Activity Centre and in events listed by Visit Leeds.

Celebrate Bastille Day in Leeds.

We'd suggest Rhinos fans arrive early for the Hull KR match – to enjoy the Emergency Services Cup, while the Kirkgate Market Heritage Tour is highly regarded – just like Cookridge Street pop up park.

Can cam

We reported on Leeds Girls Can tackling the city's 10K run last weekend. This finish line photo is joyful.

Back in a fortnight

No edition next week. We return on 25 July. Thank you.