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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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More News on York Central Access Routes!

by aileenhingston on 6 July, 2017

A paper now on the City of York website, for discussion at the Executive on Thursday 13 July, sets out overall progress by the York Central Partnership to unlock the teardrop site.  This requires complex cooperation between the City of York council, the Housing and Community Agency and Network Rail, which is progressing towards a […]

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Micklegate Council By-Election

by aileenhingston on 27 June, 2017

Sorry for the long gap in posts on this site, while I concentrated on the Micklegate by election campaign on 8 June. I came 4th out of 4, which is never fun, but it was great to knock on doors in Micklegate and chat to so many people who were planning to vote Liberal Democrat. […]

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Residents’ Priority Parking Proposals Agreed

by aileenhingston on 27 June, 2017

The long process of consultation on resident parking proposals in various parts of Holgate and Micklegate came to a conclusion on 22 June when the Executive Member for Transport and Planning agreed to a series of recommendations, based on residents’ views. For the St Paul’s area, this reflects work by the Holgate Liberal Democrat Focus […]

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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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