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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caring Together has a small quantity of books and C.D.s and DVDs to keep, swap or borrow. We also usually have small quantities of food available on a free or pay as you feel basis. Feel free to browse whenever you find yourself in the office.
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