Severe Weather Warning:

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning of Wind

Valid from 12:00 on Mon, 16th Oct 2017 until 23:55 on Mon, 16th Oct 2017

Leeds is on the very edge of the area covered by the warning so may or may not be impacted to the extent of the below forecast.

Very strong winds are forecast to affect most western and some central parts of the UK during Monday. These strong winds are forecast in association with the northward track of ex-Ophelia across or near to the west of the British Isles. Southerly winds are most likely to gust between 55 and 65 mph across much of the warning area with the potential for gusts of 80 mph in coastal areas.

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Kind Regards

Duty Emergency Planning Officer
Resilience and Emergencies Team (RET)

Office hrs: 0113 3786000
Out of hrs: 0113 3760399


Official Twitter: @leedsemergency

Einformation: Severe Weather Warning: Yellow Warning of Wind – Tuesday 12th September to Wed 13th

See update below, received today from Cllr Anderson;

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning of Wind

Valid from 20:00 on Tue, 12th Sep 2017 until 10:00 on Wed, 13th Sep 2017

Very strong winds with gusts of 55-65 mph, perhaps reaching 75 mph in exposed places, are looking increasingly likely on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Longer journey times by road, rail and air are likely, with restrictions on roads and bridges. There is also a chance of power cuts, and damage to trees and perhaps buildings.

The strongest winds are expected to arrive in the west of the region later on Tuesday evening and move eastwards overnight. There is some uncertainty in peak wind strengths and how quickly winds will ease on Wednesday morning. Heavy rain will be an additional hazard, especially in the north of the warning area, resulting in especially difficult driving conditions. This warning has been expanded in area and with the likelihood of “medium” impacts increased.

Further updates will be sent if and when the situation dictates.

For more details please go to:

Duty Emergency Planning Officer
Resilience and Emergencies Team (RET)

Office hrs: 0113 3786000
Out of hrs: 0113 3760399


Official Twitter: @leedsemergency




Flu Jabs at Adel Pharmacy

Please see the below information recently received from Nira at Adel Pharmacy;

Adel Pharmacy will be providing from mid September a free NHS walk in flu vaccination service for eligible patients to help prevent flu this season.

Simply walk in or call Adel Pharmacy on 0113 2300351 and the pharmacist will be able to give you, your flu vaccination there and then. If not, then the pharmacy team will book at a time most convenient for you.

Adel Pharmacy opening times:

Monday: 8.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Tuesday: 8.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday: 8.30am – 12.30pm Afternoon closed

Thursday: 8.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Friday: 8.30am – 12.30pm 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Leeds Businesses Urged to Get Litter Picking

We recently received below from Forge Waste & Recycling, which may be of interest to you.

· Forge Waste & Recycling is supplying free litter picking kits to all interested businesses within their area of operation

· Forge Waste & Recycling is collecting the sacks of rubbish after the litter picking has taken place, free of charge

Forge Waste & Recycling has launched a litter picking campaign in Yorkshire, which encourages local businesses to make a positive impact in their local community.

Street cleansing costs UK taxpayers almost £1 billion per year in England alone, but it’s not just the public fund that is impacted; litter takes its toll on local business as well as mental health, community wellbeing, wildlife and the environment.

Forge Waste & Recycling will supply a litter picking kit to local businesses who request it, which is to include litter pickers, gloves and hi-vis bibs for each volunteer, as well as bags for the litter. The bags of litter will then be collected by Forge, free-of-charge.

MD of Forge Waste & Recycling, Harvey Mills said:

“Working in waste, we are passionate about litter. We have a ‘zero waste to landfill’ guarantee on waste we collect, and that is because we understand the devastation that waste can cause when left to its own devices. Litter not only looks ugly but it is really bad for local business, the environment, wild animals and human health.

“This campaign is an opportunity for businesses to easily organise a litter pick in their locality, clearing up unsightly mess, improving the look and feel of their local area, whilst also giving themselves bragging rights on their blogs and social media channels!”