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York Central: Step Nearer on Funding and on Consultation

by aileenhingston on 24 November, 2016

City of York Executive agreed tonight to join up with the West Yorkshire Transport Fund which will give access to investment money for the York Central access route, and for changes at the front of the railway station (and improvements to the ring road).  This has to be ratified by the full Council. They also […]

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Lib Dems oppose cuts to local pharmacies

by admin on 22 November, 2016

York Liberal Democrats are opposing government plans to cut funding for local pharmacies. The Government has announced plans to cut funding for pharmacies by more than £200m over the next two years starting with an in-year 12% cut this December. It is estimated the cuts could lead to up to 3,000 of the country’s 11,700 pharmacies being […]

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The City of York  paper on York Central Access, to be discussed at the Executive meeting on Thursday 24 November and a call-in meeting on Monday 21 November, has now been published. It sums up the recent history including detailing various land swaps between City of York and Network Rail, but says these do not […]

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West Bank Park Heritage Project

by aileenhingston on 17 November, 2016

We are all deeply upset by the fire, apparently arson, at the former park keeper’s house in West Bank Park which is the base of the ‘Backhouse‘ proposal for a community centre and cafe. Friends of West Bank Park held a well-attended public meeting on 16 November to report back on the steps which had […]

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Holgate Community Garden as Village Green?

by aileenhingston on 16 November, 2016

Holgate Community Garden, at the end of Cleveland Street and Upper St Paul’s Terrace, is threatened by the potential Chancery Rise route into the York Central development.  We await consultation on alternative routes and the pros and cons, including impact on traffic flows across Holgate and western York. A well researched report is now available […]

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Can we Unstick the Problem of Private Roads like Wilton Rise?

by aileenhingston on 13 November, 2016

The Council agreed a positive initiative on ‘private roads’ on 10 November, following pressure from LibDem Councillors Nigel Ayre and Keith Aspden. This concerns roads which are not ‘adopted’ by the Council for repair and maintenance, and remain the responsibility of owners of properties in the street.  Two examples in Holgate are Enfield Crescent and part […]

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Consultation Agreed for Residents’ Priority Parking

by aileenhingston on 10 November, 2016

The Executive Member for Transport and Economic Planning agreed today that officers should initiate consultation on residents’ priority parking for two areas in Holgate: St Paul’s and Phoenix Boulevard. The St Paul’s decision was based on a paper from the Holgate LibDem Focus Team, analysing responses to our residents’ survey in St Paul’s in June […]

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St Paul’s Area: Residents Parking on Council Agenda

by aileenhingston on 4 November, 2016

On Thursday 10 November Cllr Gillies, the City of York Executive Member for Transport and Planning, will consider a paper on residents priority parking, which recommends consultation on restrictions in the St Paul’s area.  Members of the public can attend the meeting. Petitions were received this summer from 4 areas, and the paper confirms that money has […]

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Acomb Market to be Permanent

by aileenhingston on 2 November, 2016

The Market has so far been taking place on a trial basis. Councillor Keith Aspden, City of York Council’s Executive Member for Economic Development, decided on 1 November to  give the Market a permanent footing by amending York’s 600-year-old Markets Charter. The markets have been running since June this year, after local traders group Acomb […]

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West Bank Park to be Locked at Night

by aileenhingston on 1 November, 2016

It is very good news that West Bank Park is to be locked at night again from 1 November 2016, for the first time since the Labour Council cut funds in 2013. The Friends of West Bank Park have arranged for a trial from 1 November 2016.  A local security firm will lock the gates […]

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