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1st May - Coronavirus Scam Alert for 1st May - click to view.
1st May - Support for Microbusinesses
Free support initiative for microbusinesses in Leeds.
Small business owners in Leeds can book free telephone 121s with local business experts, for bespoke advice & support.
The website features helpful resources on things like finance, government support, strategy, marketing & people. Free webinars will launch next week.
The project has been supported by Leeds City Council and business transformation experts Insight with Passion.
Please see more details here: https://mybusinessleeds.info Twitter: https://twitter.com/smallbizleeds26th April - Answers to FAQs from the public.
Answers to the questions that Leeds City Council are responding to most.Click here to view the PDF. 24th April - Ultimate guide for children, families and young people in the Leeds area.
Child Friendly Leeds Ultimate Guide and blog site that brings together all local and national resources and activities for children, young people and families in Leeds while we stay at home. It includes online family-friendly events hosted by Leeds Inspired, the award-winning Leeds Curriculum from Museums and Galleries, top tips for keeping the kids entertained at home, a fortnightly #OurChildFriendlyLeeds competition, and lots of other fun and engaging activities.
Visit the site here.
23rd April - Ramadan 2020 - Important message from Leeds City Council21st April - Information on support for sports clubs.
Guidance produced by Leeds City Council. Click here to view.
We are very aware that many sports clubs in the city are struggling financially now that the country has gone into lockdown. Our sports clubs will have a number of governance models that they use, this includes: Not For Profit Voluntary Organisation, Charitable Status, CASC, Small Business, Registered Company etc. Therefore dependant on their structure they could be eligible for financial support from government, Sport England or their NGBs.
We have emailed all the clubs on our databases and updated our club support webpage with the latest support information available . Also myself and colleagues are available to follow that up by providing 1-2-1 support to clubs in helping them potentially access support.
If you become aware of any sports clubs in your wards that require assistance, please direct them to our webpage for info in the first instance, you can also pass on my details below and I will follow up any enquiry.
https://active.leeds.gov.uk/classesandactivities/leeds-sport-club-development-resources9th April - An Urgent Plea from a Leeds GP - Cancer Signs and Symptoms
GPs across Leeds are calling for anyone with concerning cancer symptoms not to delay consulting their doctor due to the much publicised pressure on the NHS. GPsare still welcoming telephone triages of patients with concerning symptoms as the earliest diagnosis and treatment is vital.Full press release can be viewed in this document. 7th April - Public Toilets, The Shambles
Leeds City Council has advised that the public toilets on the Shambles are now closed. The disabled toilet facility will be accessible to those people who have a radar key and they will be cleaned regularly.
6th April - Covid-19 Scams - Weekly Awareness Update - click to view in pdf format.
This weekly alert will outline trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected. Unfortunately there has been an increase in reports of scams, doorstep Crime and business complaints all relating to the COVID-19 pandemic here in West Yorkshire. This news alert will give you an indication of the current situation here in West Yorkshire.
Last week, (w/c 23rd March) WYTS had 103 COVID-19 complaints and queries. A further 40 intel reports were submitted through our intelligence database relating to COVID-19.
1st April - Public Transport Update - Advice Note from West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Click to view in pdf format.
1st April - Financial Support for Businesses - Information from Leeds City Council.
Please see what appears to be the most comprehensive list of what’s available in terms of financial support re: the Coronavirus outbreak: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses
24th March - Brown Bins Suspended & Recycling Centres Closed - Update from Leeds City Council
Brown bin collections suspended.
We have reduced staff numbers due to COVID-19. Black, green and medical bin collections will be collected as usual. Brown bin collections are suspended until further notice. Do not put garden waste in your black or green bin. We will not collect any bins with garden waste in them.
Other options for garden waste:
- Compost garden waste at home
- Pile garden waste up at the edge of your garden (this is good for wildlife too)
- Leave grass cuttings on the lawn and do less pruning
- Check out Zero Waste Leeds for advice
Household Waste Recycling Centres Closed
Following the instruction to close all non-essential businesses, we have closed our household waste recycling centres. Please store bulky items (large items like wood, metal or furniture) and electricals at home until further notice. Do not try to dispose of these items in your household bins. Please do not leave waste outside the Recycling Centres or anywhere else as this is classed as fly tipping and is a criminal offence for which people will be prosecuted.
24th March - Funding Opportunities Update
23rd March - 100% Digital Leeds
At 100% Digital Leeds we have compiled a list of useful digital tools and resources to support people who are isolated, including tutorials on video calling. You can also contact the team https://digitalinclusionleeds.com/contact/ if you would like particular help or advice about digital tools or resources – Keep in touch with us and let me know if I can support you in any way.
Share with us any platforms or ideas you’re trying and we will add them to this page on our website, we would love for this to be a place for people to share good practice and find resources to support the many isolated people across Leeds.
19th March - Bus Services Update
For anyone using bus services, First Bus have announced that X98 and X99 as well as all First Bus services around Leeds will only run a Saturday service Mon-Sat from 23rd March until further notice. Normal Sunday service on Sundays until further notice.