Archive for Month: November 2020

  • COUNCIL COVID-19 Update – 29th November

    Latest Position Infection rate continues to reduce, now at 220 per 100,000, with the over 60s rate at 199 per 100,000, and positivity rate is 10.2%. 31 care homes currently reporting outbreaks, most affecting staff rather than residents. We are finding that outbreaks are shorter and handled well with all the learning from first wave.…

  • Online Fraud 27/11/2020

    A further Police Alert below: During both periods of National Lockdown, we have seen increases in the amount of Online Fraud reported to us. Online Fraud can take the form of Emails, texts & other online messages, such as social media messaging. Sometimes these messages can be seen as suspicious immediately due to incorrect personal…

  • Give Safe Gifts Campaign 27/11/2020

    Latest Alert from the Police; Keeping your child safe online On the run up to Christmas, we know a lot of people will be purchasing gifts for children such as tablets, smart phones and games consoles. The Internet and all it can offer, is a wonderful tool for keeping in touch with friends and family,…

  • Covid guidance

    I have received the information below from the Council this afternoon: This email is just to ensure you have all the information you need to hand.   Please bear in mind that the regulations won’t be laid in parliament until early next week, which is when we will be able to answer detailed questions about…

  • Police Alert – Bogus Burglars Targeting Elderly Victims In Leeds

    A further alert below: “In recent days we have seen an emerging issue of offenders burgling the homes of elderly / vulnerable people in Leeds by distracting the victim – usually by pretending to be Water maintenance workers (e.g. saying they need to come in to check the taps or water pressure) and then stealing…

  • Latest Police Alert – Doorstep Traders and Bogus Callers In West Leeds

    The latest Police Alert is below: “We are noticing an increase in reports of ‘doorstep traders’ in the West of Leeds, especially targeting the elderly. We urge all residents to exercise caution when dealing with anyone who attempts to sell any product or service which has not been requested. Quite often, these callers are claiming…

  • COVID-19 Update – 26 November – Tier 3 announcement

    Please find below the latest Covid update and Tier 3 confirmation: “Thank you for all you are doing to help manage the pandemic – be that with your own actions or helping others.  Although it is challenging, it is also clear that there is hope with such significant progress on a vaccination and plans developing…

  • Business Grants Especially discretionary grants

    Please find attached some important information re businesses applying for financial support. Please note the tight deadline for applying. Support for Businesses: The following grant schemes for businesses financially impacted by the pandemic are now open or in development. More information is available at https://bit.ly/LeedsBusinesses   and will be shared via our social media pages including the Inclusive Growth…

  • Latest Police Alert – Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse

    The latest Police Alert is below: “As part of the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse, West Yorkshire Police, alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire and the Violence Reduction Unit, is launching a new campaign which aims to highlight financial abuse of older people. Many people believe that domestic abuse can…

  • LATEST COUNCIL COVID UPDATE – 25TH NOVEMBER

    See below, latest update received this evening. “Today’s briefing provides an update on Christmas bubbles, the Spending Review, local testing and contact tracing, vaccination planning, our support for businesses, and reminders for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid-19. As you know, we expect to hear on Thursday which tier Leeds will be entering…