Leeds today: Incinerator, residential care homes closures, arena and bus changes

Good morning, Leeds.
It’s the last of my three guest posts while Mike is away on holiday, writes John Baron. It’s been a blast looking again at some of the blogs that make the city’s blogging scene so vibrant. It also made me realise how much Guardian Leeds is missed.

Sadly, different ideas to replace or carry on the work there seem to have stalled, although the Leeds Alternative Media group – which sprang from a public meeting post-Gdn Leeds – is continuing to meet and I understand Leeds’ answer to the Salford Star and Manchester Mule may not be too far away…

What’s making the city tick today?

The design of Leeds City Council’s “exciting” Arena project had to be changed at the last minute to avoid the scheme going over budget, reports the excellent Leeds Citizen blog. Keep your eye on Leeds Citizen – it’s one to watch!

Exploring Leeds blog features the documentary on the impact of Tetley’s on Leeds.

How does poverty play out in the economic powerhouse of Yorkshire, the retail and tourist success story, the regenerated and rebuilt city, that is Leeds? Find out with blogger Mike Chitty.

Interesting video posted by one of Leeds’ top bloggers Matt Edgar on the (past, present and) future of a city.

Holbeck Viaduct or ‘What happened to our skywalk?’ is the title of a post bu Janey Dodge over at The Culture Vulture.

Feeling fashionable? Leeds-based Hebe Media blog features the latest in Leeds street style.

Concerned over plans for a municipal waste incinerator in inner city East Leeds? Waste management is on the agenda of the next public Richmond Hill Forum meeting, reports the No2Incinerator blog.

Five council-run residential care homes in Leeds have been recommended to close, reports the BBC. A city council report proposes the closure of Kirkland House, Westholme, and Grange Court, with Spring Gardens and Knowle Manor to shut once new homes have been built in Morley and Otley. The report also suggests Dolphin Manor in Rothwell could close, or might be taken over by the community.

Check out the latest bus service changes, courtesy of Metro.

Add your events, comments and opinions in the comments section below. The lovely Kirsty – AKA @gazpachodragon on Twitter – will be in the hot seat for tomorrow’s round-up.

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One Response to Leeds today: Incinerator, residential care homes closures, arena and bus changes

  1. Lee says:

    Good work John, nice to have you back briefly! Agree with you on ‘Leeds Citizen Blog’ really good stuff on there

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