Road closures in Leeds-Tuesday 21 October 2014

The Met office are forecasting high winds affecting the Leeds Area for much of Tuesday 21st October.

As a result, Leeds City Council is warning commuters and other road users to beware of road closures around the Bridgewater Place junction tomorrow . Currently the closure is planned for 9.45am until mid-afternoon, but this might have to be brought forward into rush hour if conditions worsen. Road users are advised to allow longer for journeys.
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Leeds Inner Ring Road Closures – October 2014

The A58M Leeds Inner Ring road will be closed between the Westgate and Wellington Street junctions Eastbound and Marsh Lane and Wellington Street junctions Westbound only, on 17th-20th October and then again on 31st October until 3rd November 2014. This is to allow essential maintenance on the pedestrian footbridge crossing the Inner Ring Road by the old International Pool building. Continue reading

Rural pubs are community hubs – What do you think?

Rural pubs are community hubsA typical rural pub injects £100,000 into the local community, and is much more than just a place to drink.

The impact of pubs on rural communities in England was measured by Ignazio Cabras, a reader at Northumbria University’s Newcastle Business School’s Newcastle Business School.

The eighteen month research programme examined the importance of pubs in shaping community cohesion and social wellbeing across rural England.

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Job Opportunity

Support Worker, Leeds City Council Employer Supported Volunteering

This post is to support Leeds City Council (LCC) staff and partner organisations in the delivery of the LCC Employer Supported Volunteering scheme. This is a new and exciting post where you will work with LCC to promote the service and generate take up of the offer, as well as working with third sector organisations developing suitable opportunities.

Location: Stringer House, Volunteer Centre Leeds and LCC Premises

Hours: 37 per week
Salary: SO1 Pts 29-31 £24,892-£26,539

Closing date: 27 October 2014
Interviews will be held on Thursday 6 November 2014.