Leeds Pride 2022

Sunday 7th August – Leeds City Centre

Event Details and Travel diversions

Leeds Pride

Leeds Pride is back after missing two years due to the pandemic. Every year, Leeds Pride attracts over 50,000 people and the parade through the city features over 100 floats. Yorkshire’s biggest Pride event and it is free!! It’s fully inclusive and everyone is welcome to attend.

The schedule for the main day (Sunday) is as follows:

  • 12pm – 2pm – Sainsbury’s Parade Stage entertainment programme – Millennium Square
  • 2pm – The Robert Payne Parade – Millennium Square to The Calls
  • 3pm – 9pm – First Direct Main Stage entertainment programme – Lower Briggate

Events take place throughout the weekend; the Civic Hall will be lit in the colours of the rainbow and will proudly display the Pride flag for all to see; on Saturday a Community Marketplace is taking place in Brodrick Hall, Leeds City Museum from 11am to 4pm where people can find out about LGBT+ services, support and social groups in Leeds.

LCC and the organisers of Pride have tried to ensure that the spaces at Millennium Square and Lower Briggate are easily accessible so that everyone can enjoy the day. There will be a raised access platform in Millennium Square (also known as Accessible Viewing Area (AVA)) which is reserved for disabled people and their carers. Next to the AVA there are changing facilities, toilets as well as wheelchair accessible toilets. There are also accessible toilets in the permanent toilet provision under Millennium Square. There will also be two accessible buses parked on Great George Street. One of which will depart earlier to take people to the event spaces on lower Briggate. This allows those persons to get a position on the AVA on Lower Briggate. The second bus will travel as part of the parade.

Stewards will be available on the day to assist disabled people to find the AVA and toilets in both areas.

To find out more, please visit https://www.leedspride.com/accessibility-1

Bus services and road closures:

The parade route covers Millennium Square, Cookridge Street, The Headrow, Vicar Lane, Kirkgate, York Street, Duke Street, Kirkgate, High Court, The Calls, Call Lane and Lower Briggate and these roads will be closed approximately 13.45 – 16.15

Lower Briggate, Call Lane and Meadow Lane are closed 0400 – 2359.

A number of bus services will be diverted (including the 51/52 route) and you can see all the details here: https://wymetro.com/leedspride2022

Little London Community Fun Day

An absolutely fantastic day at the Community Day In Little London on Saturday. Given that there was a gap of 2 years when the day was unable to go ahead due to the pandemic we were all unsure what the turnout would be like. We needn’t have worried! The crowd in fact was bigger than ever. There was a great number of stalls present catering for people of all ages and the talent show, as always, was a highlight of the afternoon.

A big thanks to all who were instrumental in the organising of the day, who volunteered, who ran a stall, and no lesser thanks to all who attended, making the day the success that it was.

RED Warning Extreme Heat / Level 4 RED Heat Health Alert !!Leeds Impacted!!

Update received from Leeds Older People Commissioning Team

! Update. Previously issued warning for EXTREME HEAT has now escalated to RED status. Parts of the Leeds District area are included in the warning area.

Additionally, the Heat Health alert has also escalated to Level 4 RED = national emergency status. The first time ever issued in the UK.

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Warning type:

Extreme heat RED warning – valid from 00:00 Mon 18 Jul to 23:59 Tues 19 Jul.

Heat Health Level 4 RED warning – valid from 00:00 Mon 18 Jul to 00:00 Weds 20 Jul.

Extreme Heat AMBER warning (locations outside the RED area) – valid from 00:00 Sun 17 Jul to 23:59 Tues 19 Jul. 

Weather summary: An exceptional hot spell on Monday and Tuesday leading to widespread impacts on people and infrastructure.

Potential impacts

  • Population-wide adverse health effects experienced, not limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat, leading to serious illness or danger to life. Government advice is that 999 services should be used in emergencies only; seek advice from 111 if you need non-emergency health advice.
  • Substantial changes in working practices and daily routines will be required
  • High risk of failure of heat-sensitive systems and equipment, potentially leading to localised loss of power and other essential services, such as water or mobile phone services
  • Significantly more people visiting coastal areas, lakes and rivers, leading to an increased risk of water safety incidents
  • Delays on roads and road closures, along with delays and cancellations to rail and air travel, with significant welfare issues for those who experience even moderate delays.

Keep updated at: UK weather warnings – Met Office.

Be Scam Savvy….

Thanks to support from Age UK Leeds. We have two informal discussions about ‘Scam Prevention and Awareness’ coming up to help us all stay ahead of the scams and thus less likely to be caught out.

Venue: Caring Together Offices, 127 Woodhouse Street, Leeds LS6 2PY

Date: Monday 11th July 2022

Time: 11am to 12.30pm

and

Venue: Little London Community Centre, Main Hall, Oatland Lane, Little London. Leeds LS7 1HF

Date: Thursday 29th September 2022

Time: 2.30pm to 4pm

Open to all, no need to book just pop in and grab a cuppa

Standing and Seated Yoga

We have some seated and standing yoga happening on the below dates. The sessions are adapted for us so no need to get down on the floor. Just come, relax and feel the benefits of Vera’s many years as a Yoga instructor. Each session is standalone so no matter if you join this week.

Venue: Main Hall, Little London Community Centre, Oatland Lane, Little London LS7 1SR

Dates: Thursday 23rd & 30th June and Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th July 2022

Time: 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Leeds 10k this Sunday

Route and Road Closures

The Run For All 10k in Leeds is Sunday 3rd July

The race starts on the Parkinson Steps at 9am and the route winds round Woodhouse Moor and through Headingley before making its way back to the city centre along Meanwood Road.

The Leeds 10K was Jane Tomlinson’s vision. Having raised £1.8 million for charity while she was battling terminal cancer, in 2006 Jane knew her time left to fundraise was limited. As a result, she decided to set up the Leeds 10K to continue the fundraising vehicle for charities that she had started.

Whether you want to find a good spot to watch the runners go by, or you just want to know about the road closures in the area all the information is below:

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