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Leeds City Council to close ‘low demand’ services over Christmas

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Leeds City Council is closing buildings and services that are in low or no demand over the Christmas period.

Non-essential services and those with very low demand will be closed to reduce energy and building costs from midnight on Christmas Eve to midnight on January 1.

Some children’s social care work and adult social care services will continue while refuse collections, street cleansing and traffic management services will not be affected.

The council’s contact centre and some one stop centres will remain open, closing only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

For a more detailed list of affected services visit www.leeds.gov.uk

Coun Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds City Council said:“Following last year’s trial closedown we have decided to make the same arrangements this year, which we’ve done in consultation with staff and trade unions.

“We’ll be ensuring services are still being provided whilst enabling the council to save public money by closing some buildings which are not used or are in low demand over this period.”

He added that the council would still be contactable and equipped if an emergency situation occured.

 

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