The mystery of the Holt Park Leaflet – Labour Sleuth is on the case

Residents in Holt Park have recently received an “anonymous” leaflet that attacks a future Labour government and seeks to blame the Labour run Leeds City Council for the Lib Dem Tory cuts. The Lib Dems want us to believe that the Labour-led City council is responsible for cutting local public services. We all know this … Continue reading The mystery of the Holt Park Leaflet – Labour Sleuth is on the case

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Mark Henley welcomes Dog Exclusion Order for Pool in Wharfedale Play Area and Skate Park

From 13 November the Children’s Play Area and Skate Park in Pool in Wharfedale will be covered by a Dog Exclusion order – thanks to an extension of Dog Orders by Leeds City Council. What does this mean? Anyone in charge of a dog will commit an offence if, at any time, they take their … Continue reading Mark Henley welcomes Dog Exclusion Order for Pool in Wharfedale Play Area and Skate Park

‘Labour – the party for ALL children and ALL families – in Leeds and at Westminster’: Alex Sobel.

Leeds North West Constituency

This week has seen significant announcements by both main parties relevant to childcare and families.

In advance of the Tory Party Conference, David Cameron has said he will bring in tax relief for families in 2015.
By this what he means is tax relief for a Tory version of a family – in work, with one wage-earner, a stay-at-home parent, earning enough to benefit from tax-threshold changes. The gender of the working parent is not specified – but in practice this looks too like a return to the old Married Man’s Tax Allowance for comfort. In practice, too, it will likely put money into the hands of men, rather than directly into the hands of women and children.

‘Love is love, commitment is commitment’ says David Cameron
– for married couples with one earner on £40K, but not for married couples with each on £10K;
– except for two thirds…

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Golden Acre and Otley Chevin – two Leeds parks gain Green Flag Award. Visit them in Love Parks Week.

Sometimes it feels really great to live in Leeds North West. Well, usually it feels really great to live here. But you're reminded just how lucky we are when you hear something like this. Leeds has again been recognised for its high-quality green spaces, after six parks across the city were granted a prestigious Green … Continue reading Golden Acre and Otley Chevin – two Leeds parks gain Green Flag Award. Visit them in Love Parks Week.

Attention all kids – and kids-at-heart – CBBC is coming to Leeds

Looking forward already to the summer break? There’s extra reason to this year. CBBC will be live in Leeds for the weekend – in Millennium Square from 25-27 July – brought to you courtesy of a collaboration between Leeds Council and BBC Look North. There’ll be live broadcasting of such old favourites as Blue Peter … Continue reading Attention all kids – and kids-at-heart – CBBC is coming to Leeds