Hubs open up in Leeds suburbs

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Residents of two Leeds suburbs will now be able to pop into one-stop council service hubs near their homes.

Community hubs have opened in Moor Allerton and Pudsey after the idea proved successful in other parts of the city.

The drop-in centres will provide information on council tax and benefits as well as offering an appointment-only registration service for births, marriages and deaths.

Moor Allerton’s hub will have housing support advice, a Job Shop and a cycle hire scheme, while Pudsey’s will supply information on welfare rights and operate a pop-up police office.

Both sites will be home to a community library and a programme of pop-up events covering a range of topics and services.

Leeds City Council is championing the hubs to ensure services are more accessible to residents, and plans to open new centres at Otley, Yeadon, Bramley, Garforth, Hunslet, Rothwell and Morley.

Coun Debra Coupar, executive member for communities, officially opened the two new hubs.

“I was delighted to be at the opening of out two new community hubs, which are a key element of our ongoing strategy to make important local services more accessible and available to residents across the city.

“With pop-up information also being available on a variety of subjects and a community library, both hubs promise to be a really important resource for local residents.

“I would urge people when they have the chance to pop down and see what we have to offer.”

The hubs are located at the Moor Allerton Centre on King Lane and on Church Lane in Pudsey.

To find out more about community hubs and where they are located visit http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Pages/Default.aspx

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