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What we’ve been up to at Leaders for Leeds…

The theme for our next breakfast meeting is ‘Community led housing in Leeds’ on Friday 24th July.  All are welcome, whether or not you are currently involved in community led housing, to hear from Steve Hoey, Director at Canopy Housing. This is a great opportunity to hear from Steve and discuss issues effecting community led housing in Leeds.  Click here for more details and booking!

Here’s what happened at our previous breakfast meeting! 

A few weeks ago you might have spotted members of the Leaders for Leeds network trying to get into a pub at 8am.  For many this was an unusual experience. The Cross Keys on Water Lane very kindly got up early to host our breakfast meeting on the 20th May in their very welcoming James Watt Room. 

We heard from Simon Foy, Head of policy and Intelligence at Leeds City Council.  He gave us an overview of the recent trends and potential future prospects of the city’s economy in the context of the wider city region.

The city’s economy remains strong, robust, and is predicted to grow.  Employment growth will bring new demands around infrastructure services and housing.  We heard that inequality remains a central theme in the city despite our best efforts.  Going forward educational attainment will be a key determinant for tackling these issues and rising to the challenges of closing the gaps between different parts of the city.  Improving health and wellbeing remains a major issue for all.

Thank you to Simon for his input and to everyone who came along and contributed their questions.

Click here to book for our next breakfast meeting ‘Community led housing in Leeds’ on Friday 24th July.