Tag Archives: Leeds City Council

Cut backs at Bramley pool stopped

Campaigners celebrated winning their battle to against reduction in opening times for Bramley Baths. Over the last few weeks, schoolchildren have marched against plans to slash hours in half. This was part Leeds City Council’s recent decision to make £90m of cuts. Older campaigners joined in, some of who have been using the baths since [...]

Don’t Cut the Day Centres

Wednesday 16th March from 10am Outside Leeds Civic Hall On March 16th, the council are holding their next meeting to discuss cuts to mental health day centres. We will be protesting outside the Civic Hall from 10 a.m. Please publicise and support this protest. Called by The Vale and Stocks Hill Day Centre Users Group

How We Shut Down Leeds City Council

On Wednesday 23rd Feb, workers, students and unemployed of Leeds shut down the City Council meeting and temporarily stopped them passing their cuts budget. Leeds council, a council with a Labour majority, planned to vote through £90 million of cuts meaning 1500 council workers would be sacked and essential services slashed. A rally called by [...]

New events announced by Leeds Against the Cuts

TUESDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2.00pm Leeds Civic Hall Council Chamber public meeting against mental health cuts called by Leeds UNISON This month Leeds City Council is preparing to make a decision on cuts that could see sports centres, libraries, day centres and the Leeds Crisis centre closing, with up to 3000 local government jobs to go. [...]

Save Our Libraries Day, Feb 5th

Saturday, Feb 5th is Save Our Libraries Day.  I don’t know if there is an organised campaign in Leeds (we don’t feature on the Guardian map of protests), but at the very least consider going to your nearest library. Leeds is going to be affected - there is discussion of 20 libraries closing in the Leeds [...]

Save Leeds Crisis Centre

We have received an email from people campaigning to save Leeds Crisis Center: Please help us to save Leeds’ only instant access crisis counselling service from closure. Other counselling and mental health services already have long waiting lists and will soon be cut too. We are people who have used or valued Leeds Crisis Centre [...]

Consultancy fees: £150,000; Extra agency staffing costs: £500,000; Wrecking public services: priceless

Leeds City Council’s cost-cutting plans are descending into farce. Back in October, eleven bin routes were axed. Since then, thousands of bins have gone uncollected on a weekly basis and part of the plans have already had to be axed. What’s more, bin workers face fines of up to £400 per month if they fail [...]