Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Audio: Statement regarding Trinity Leeds

This is an audio recording of Councillor Andrew Carter reacting to news of the delay to the Trinity Leeds development.

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Statement regarding Trinity Leeds

Councillor Andrew Carter, joint council leader and executive board member with responsibility for development said:

“It goes without saying that this is very disappointing news – but I’m pleased that this is just a postponement and not a cancellation.

“The developers have made it perfectly clear that they remain committed to Leeds and that work on the project will continue behind the scenes even if nothing happens on site for the time being.

“Although it is frustrating, I am reassured that the decision to delay is based entirely on current economic conditions.

“Once the recession is over Leeds will be well placed to take advantage and the Trinity Leeds development will be one way of attracting even more shoppers to our city.”


For media enquiries please contact:
Andy Carter, Leeds City Council Press Office on (0113) 395 0393
email: andy.carter@leeds.gov.uk

Leeds’ Territorial Army volunteers receive honours

Three volunteer soldiers will be honoured for their service with Leeds’ Territorial Army at a special ceremony tonight.

Sergeant Alan Moxon, Gunner Joshua Greaves and Warrant Officer Dominic Ash all serve with 269 Battery Royal Artillery Volunteers, a territorial army unit based in Carlton Barracks, Leeds.

Alan and Joshua have recently returned from mobilised service supporting operations in Afghanistan, where the two specialist radar operators were deployed with state-of-the-art Lightweight Countermortar Radar (LCMR). They spent six months in Afghanistan, and both found the tour very rewarding and a good opportunity to put their training into practice. They are being awarded with their Afghanistan operational service medals.

Dominic has completed 16 Years in the territorial army. He served in Iraq in 2005 and Bosnia prior to that. Both tours of duty were for 6 months. He is being awarded a bar to his long service medal.

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Gerald Wilkinson will present all three awards at a special ceremony at Carlton Barracks.

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When: Tuesday, 7 April, 7.30pm
Where: Carlton Barracks, Leeds, LS7 1HE
What: Deputy Lord Mayor presents medals to three volunteer soldiers.

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Deputy Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Gerald Wilkinson said:
“The territorial army provide vital support to British ground troops, and their volunteers show remarkable commitment by giving up significant periods of their spare time to serve their country in really challenging circumstances.

“I am delighted to present these three volunteer soldiers with their medals and to thank them on behalf of the people of Leeds.”

For more information about 269 Battery Royal Artillery Volunteers please call 01904 668602.

For media enquiries, please contact;
Claire Macklam, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1578
Email: claire.macklam@leeds.gov.uk