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Local Liberal Democrats deliver Focus 3 or 4 times a year throughout Holgate ward.  We also aim to knock on every door once a year, or post you a survey form, to ask about your concerns and experiences of living here. We will soon be stepping up our activity in Micklegate as well. If you tell us […]

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The Council is writing to around a third of all households in York to let them know that their recycling collection day will change from the 1st of April 2017. Households affected by the changes can expect to receive a new rubbish and recycling calendar in the post. The Council is also providing free boxes, […]

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New 44 Bus Route!

by aileenhingston on 10 February, 2017

A new bus contract with Connexions, from Acomb to the Piccadilly along Hamilton Drive and Holly Bank, will replace the current Transdev service from April. LibDem campaigner Aileen Hingston welcomed the new service: ‘It is very good news that there will still be a service along Hamilton Drive, as some elderly residents would otherwise have […]

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Liberal Democrat budget plans announced today will help protect local frontline services in the face of huge government cuts. Key proposals include: Doubling long-term investment in roads and footpaths to £20million More money for gulley cleaning, gritting and litter bins Supporting renewable energy to make York the Greenest City in the North More support for […]

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Campaign to Keep 44 Bus Service

by aileenhingston on 31 January, 2017

We called at almost 500 houses in the Hamilton Drive area – sorry we didn’t get to meet everyone, but we wanted to report to council officers who have been considering the future of the 44 Bus Service. Thank you to everyone who completed our survey, especially those who wrote extra comments.  The Transdev 44 […]

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Our Letter to the Council about the 44 Bus

by aileenhingston on 31 January, 2017

This is the full text of our letter to the Council.  We included anonymous extracts from your survey forms – thank you for being so eloquent! 31 January 2017 Future Bus Service along Hamilton Drive/Holly Bank to Acomb  I know you have been considering what bus service there should be to Acomb, along Hamilton Drive […]

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Keep the 44 Bus Along Hamilton Drive

by aileenhingston on 10 January, 2017

Residents along Hamilton Drive and Holly Bank Road were alarmed when TransDev ended the 44 bus from Acomb through to the University in November 2016. City of York Council stepped in to make sure the 44 goes on running between Acomb and the railway station till April 2017.  They are now considering what should happen […]

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Police Ask for Help on Road Safety

by aileenhingston on 15 December, 2016

North Yorkshire Police are encouraging everyone to report to them on poor driving practice, in Operation Spartan. This will allow them, through a mix of enforcement and education, to improve the attitudes of vulnerable road users and protect us all. ‘Vulnerable’ road users are those who may be disproportionately involved in collisions; for example bikers, […]

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Shiny New Yellow Lines at Corner of New Lane and Acomb Road

by aileenhingston on 6 December, 2016

Thanks very much to City of York for repainting the yellow lines at the end of New Lane after we pointed out that they were faded and partly missing. This isn’t an easy junction, especially in the dark. People look for parking for evening events at the Holgate Methodist Church, but this needs to be […]

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Hurray for Richmond Park!

by aileenhingston on 4 December, 2016

Congratulations and welcome to the new Liberal Democrat MP, Sarah Olney! We’re over the moon to see that Richmond Park was Open, Tolerant, and United in favour of the Liberal Democrats in this by-election. And thank goodness we have a woman MP to join the 8 men. There has been a step up in people […]

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Autumn Statement – Conservatives Fail To Deal With NHS Blackhole This week’s autumn statement shows a Brexit blackhole at the centre of government finance. Parliament has heard that hundreds of billions will be taken out of the economy just when we need it most. Liberal Democrats across our area and the country have been pushing the […]

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