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  • LATEST ECONOMY BRIEFING – 4th APRIL 2020

    See below the latest Economy Briefing from the Council: COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT BRIEFING NOTE The Government has made additional announcements to improve the deliverability of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), so that more small businesses can access it and is also stopping banks and lenders from asking company owners to guarantee, loans with…

  • COVID-19 COUNCIL UPDATE – 4th April 2020

    Today’s update is below. “We were hoping for a shorter update today, but as things continue to develop at such a rapid pace, this covers a lot of information. The current position on COVID cases in Leeds 272 and sadly 35 recorded deaths in hospital in Leeds. Shopping developments for payment that help volunteers. Following…

  • Update on OPAL’s response to Covid 19

    I have received the message below from OPAL which outlines the work they are doing during this time. The Pool part of the Ward is usually covered by Otley Action for Older People. You may wish to contact them if you live in Pool or you know someone who lives in Pool. “OPAL are the…

  • EMPTYING OF STREET LITTER BINS

    I recently took up my concerns with the Director of Communities and Environment in respect of the decision that has been made not to continue collecting and emptying litter bins and also the potential impact of increased fly tipping, dog waste bags and other related issues leading to environmental health issues. When you bear in…

  • Neighbourhood Watch Our News Special Edition Enewsletter Published 04/04/2020

    I have received the email below from the Police Alert in relation to the latest Neighbourhood Watch Enewsletter Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters, We continue to think about you all at this difficult time. In response we hope you have been able to connect with your neighbours to support each other through this crisis. At Neighbourhood…

  • LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

    Please find below the latest update from the Local Government Association covering a number of issues. “Dear colleague, With warm weather forecast and temperatures in some areas set to hit highs of 20ºC over the weekend, today we reminded residents of the need to stay at home and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Over the…

  • Corona Virus Scams Alert – SAFER Project, West Yorkshire Trading Standards

    I have received the letter below from the SAFER team at West Yorkshire Trading Standards. If you would like that attachment referred to please email me barry.anderson@leeds.gov.uk “Dear All The SAFER Project Team hope you are all well and we are sending you our best wishes. Given the current circumstances we would like to make…

  • JOURNEYS

    A number of residents have raised concerns with me that they cannot get access locally to products that they need and that are essential but they are available in other parts of Leeds and have asked if car journeys for this purpose are OK. On the opposite side of the argument some residents have been…

  • GRASS CUTTING DURING COVID-19

    Please find below an update on grass cutting during this period. [Grass Cutting contractors] are still at work and we have at least daily liaison with them regarding staff headcount and work prioritisation. Like LCC they have seen a drop in attendance and have introduced distancing measures that mirror ours. All this has reduced capacity…

  • COUNCIL UPDATE COVID-19 – 3RD APRIL

    Here is today’s update: “Yesterday there was a large increase in the number of deaths across the UK. These were people who were infected before the lockdown and unfortunately the rise is not unexpected. As of 9am on 2 April 163,194 people had been tested nationally, of which 33,718 were confirmed positive. Of those hospitalised…