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The Leeds Women’s and Girls Hubs were established as a mechanism for any woman or girl to contribute to decision making, and to influence and shape services for women and girls across the city.
|When||Wednesday 25 September at 10:30am to 12:30pm, 2019|
3 Millennium Square , Leeds, LS2 3AD
Both Hubs are formally recognised as Leeds Equality Hubs and are members of Leeds City Council’s Equality Assembly.
The Women’s Hub was established in March 2017 when members first came together to discuss and agree working priorities, one such being “Women’s Safety” and also to set the aim for Leeds to be “A Woman Friendly City” - the first of its kind in the U.K.
At subsequent meetings and consultations Hub members have discussed at great length which areas of their safety are the most important to them. These have been narrowed down, in the first instance to focus on Transport and Leeds City Centre at Night.
Members have also considered potential solutions which they would like to be presented to invited professionals/leaders and/or their representatives and include ideas such as:
- Safe places in the city centre for women at night
- Safer taxi and other transport waiting areas
- More visible professionals making areas feel safer
- Training door staff, driver of taxis and buses as part of their professional accreditation
- Erica Ward - West Yorkshire Combined Authority
- Sandra Evenden - SISK Building Contractors
- Nicola Raper - Leeds City Council Entertainment Licensing
- Yvonne Roberts - Leeds City Council City Development
- Andrew White - Taxi and Private Hire Licensing
- Samantha Longfellow-Peniket - Leeds City Council Liaison and Enforcement Officer
- Claire McCall – Community Safety Co-ordinator Safer Leeds
- PC Cath Arkel – Leeds District Licensing – West Yorkshire Police.