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  • LATEST INFORMATION FROM THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

    I have received this update last night: Stay at home, save lives Public Health England have released new British Sign Language (BSL) versions of social media resources explaining to households who suspect COVID-19 infection what to do which are now available on their Campaign Resource Centre. In addition, there are also new social distancing animations…

  • LATEST COUNCIL COVID-19 UPDATE – 31ST MARCH

    Here is today’s Covid-19 Update from the Council: “I am aware that you may have seen reports last night that The Convention Centre in Harrogate is the latest facility to be chosen to be turned into a “Nightingale Hospital” alongside the likes of the NEC in Birmingham, The  Manchester Central Complex and the ExCeL conference…

  • LATEST INFORMATION FROM THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

    This is the latest update from the Local Government Association. “This evening’s announcements Today’s daily press conference – the Foreign Secretary announced plans to fly home tens of thousands of Britons stranded by the ongoing pandemic. New arrangements have been set up between the Government and airlines to charter special flights to help get British…

  • LEEDS CLEAN AIR CHARGING ZONE – DELAY

    I have been sent the information below. “Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Leeds City Council has asked the government for permission to delay the planned Clean Air Charging Zone until January 2021 at the earliest. How will financial support be affected? • Leeds City Council is still accepting applications for, and continuing…

  • CLARIFICATION ON GARDEN BONFIRES

    I have been getting a number of emails from residents asking for clarification on the position re garden bonfires. I took this issue up with the Council and the response I have received from the Chief Officer is: “We’re aware there has been an increase in domestic bonfires as residents seek ways to manage their…

  • COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING GUIDANCE

    I have been sent the link below. Please find below a link to newly issued Government guidance on mental health and well being. Guidance for the public on the mental health and well being aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19

  • CAR PARKING IN LEEDS PARKS

    A number of residents had raised complaints about residents going by car to, for example, Golden Acre in this instance, and putting people at risk because of the social distancing regulations. However, even more residents wanted clarification that it was OK for them to drive to nearby parks so that they could exercise both themselves…

  • COVID-19 UPDATE – ECONOMIC BRIEFING INCLUDING CLARIFICATION ON TRADESPEOPLE

    I have received clarification as to how residents should be dealing with individual tradespeople coming to their house. This clarity appears to give more flexibility than was first anticipated. The extract is set out below: “For individual tradespeople or those offering repairs or maintenance services to people in their homes they must observe Public Health…

  • LATEST COUNCIL COVID-19 UPDATE – 28TH MARCH

    I have received this update this afternoon, If you want the briefing note on “shielding” “At a glance the update covers: A briefing note about “shielding” and the Leeds response to our role in relation to this cohort, as we have said before this is set within the broader work we have been doing on…

  • LIST OF LOCAL SHOPS & TAKEAWAYS OPEN IN ADEL

    2 members of the Adel Neighbourhood Forum have compiled a list, below, of Adel Shops and services which complements my recent list of major suppliers in another post. “Adel Shops and Services Open for food takeaway services at 27th March 2020. Please see below details of shops and others providing take away food services in…