Leeds City Council

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Most Recent

Council aims to raise £95m selling city sites

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Several former high schools and a library in Leeds are to be sold off in a move expected to generate £95m for the city council by 2022.

HOLT PARK DISTRICT CENTRE
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The former Matthew Murray School, in Holbeck, and Micklefield School are on a list of dozens of sites earmarked for sale, while some sites, including the former Wortley High School and Cardigan Road Library, have already been sold.

The former Holt Park District Centre (pictured), Otley Civic Centre and Abbey Mills, in Kirkstall, are also among those set to be disposed of by the authority.

A report set to go before council decision makers next week claims the authority would raise about £95m by selling the sites.

The report, which is due to be discussed on 7 January, states the sale of the "surplus property assets" will provide an "essential source of capital".

Leeds libraries axe fines for late library books

Libraries in Leeds will no longer fine people for returning books late in a bid to boost numbers using the service.

Bookshelves at Leeds libraries
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All current fines owed on overdue books have been wiped in an amnesty, said Leeds Libraries.

The chief librarian said: "By changing our policy and also making it easier to join, Leeds Libraries will be accessible to more people than ever".

People will also no longer need to show proof of identity and address to join the free service.