York Stories of Interest

Guest Blog: Outdoor Seating Plans For York City Centre

  From York Disability Rights Forum.   We invited Make it York and City of York Council to tell us about the outside seating that’s being introduced as part of the plans to reopen the city. Here you can find out about the ways that disabled access has been incorporated into those plans. As well […]

2021 Tour De Yorkshire Postponed, But All Set To Return In 2022

  By Graham Clark in the Yorkshire Times. Welcome to Yorkshire, and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have confirmed that the 2021 Tour de Yorkshire will now be postponed until 2022. The difficult decision has been made after in-depth and constructive discussions with race organisers ASO, and also after detailed consultation with all the tourism […]

How To Hide Your Disabled People: A Lesson From City Of York Council

By Elki in York Disability Rights Forum. Elki lives in York and relies on using her Blue Badge to be able to park near enough to the places she needs and wants to go. In this Member’s Voice post, Elki writes about what she sees as the dangers of reducing disability visibility in York. Disability […]

Mum Launches Petition To Reopen Historic York Shop

  From YorkMix. A mum whose dream of reopening an historic York shop could be dashed by planners has launched a petition to support her cause. Last August Sara Winlow bought the property which used to house South Bank Stores on Balmoral Terrace, close to the racecourse. The shop had long since closed, and she […]

Former Radio York Journalist Turned BBC Boss Axes Popular Presenters From The Station

  From YorkMix.   BBC Radio York is facing major cutbacks as the corporation aims to make £25 million of savings. Under the plans the BBC is to cut 450 jobs in its English regional TV news and current affairs, local radio and online news. Look North will have just one presenter and Radio York will have just three daytime […]

York City Prepare Bootham Crescent To Welcome Back Fans

  From YorkMix Sport.   York City are ready to ‘grasp with both hands’ the opportunity to bring fans back to games. When England comes out of lockdown, stadiums are to be allowed to welcome limited numbers of spectators, if they are in a Tier 1 or 2 area. Stadiums in Tier 1 will be […]

City Of York Council Ban Blue Badge Holders From City Centre

  There are approximately 49,058 cities, towns and villages in the UK. The disabled spend is around £212 billion per year. I wonder how many of these places have banned Blue Badge holders from their centres stopping them spending some of that money with struggling retailers? York has..

£70m Scheme To Dual Outer Ring Road Won’t Start Till 2023

  By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix.   Work on dualling the outer ring road – the A1237 – could start in 2023 and be complete by 2025. Under the plans the single carriageway would be dualled in both directors between the A19 at Shipton Road to A1036 at Little Hopgrove. Five roundabouts – at Clifton […]

Can You Help Steer The Future Of Healthwatch York ?

From Healthwatch York.   Healthwatch York at York CVS is keen to recruit at least three new Steering Group members, including a new Chair. Steering Group members play an essential role in setting our strategic direction and checking that we are on track to deliver our aims and objectives. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted and […]

Your Shoes

  From YorkMix. Your Shoes will invite audiences to explore York from the perspectives of different York citizens. How is it to go shopping as a mother? How does someone with a disability experience the city? How does a Refugee experience York differently compared to someone who has lived here their entire lives? Through asking […]

Councils Face Calls To Re-Think COVID Streetscape Changes

  By TJM in Disability News Service.   Local authorities in England and Wales are facing calls to re-think the “streetscape” changes being made in response to COVID-19, amid concerns that the new street infrastructure is making parts of towns and cities inaccessible to many disabled people. Disabled people and their organisations have previously warned that many […]

September News From York Carers Centre

Our one to one carer support and advice is being provided over the telephone at the moment, please get in touch if you need us, we’re here to help. All our support groups and activities listed below are taking place online via zoom, and bookable by contacting our reception on enquiries@yorkcarerscentre or 01904 715490.  If you’d like to take […]

The York Disability Rights Forum

  At the request of York Independent Living Network, we’re supporting the development of a disabled person-led forum for anyone living or working in York who identifies as disabled or as having a disability. We aim to ensure that the Forum is led by, and open to, people and allies from right across a range of […]

York Central infrastructure Funding Confirmed

From gov.uk.   Homes England and Network Rail will be investing £77 million to ensure that York’s new city centre quarter development goes ahead, following confirmation of the route for the funding to the project from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The announcement has been welcomed as a clear signal of the […]

York Disability Rights Forum

From The Yorkshire Times.   As an active campaigner for the York ME Community I’m pleased to be involved with the newly launched York Disability Rights Forum. The work to raise awareness of ME is challenging and over the years the Community has had many successes, including getting support for achieving our aims from local […]

The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League

The York ME TGA Inter-Company Fantasy Football League   The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility.  This is to help raise awareness of the illness that affects around 250,00 people in the UK, and 800 to 1,000 people of all ages in the York area alone. Companies enjoyed […]

York ‘No One Expected This’: York At Crossroads As Coronavirus Takes Toll

  By Josh Halliday in The Guardian. For a city that has been at the heart of major national events for 17 centuries, beloved both by medieval kings and warring Romans, York has seen its fortunes rise and fall over the years. But new questions about the future of the former Viking capital of England […]

News From York Carers Centre

Accessing carer groups from home  You can now access our carer support groups and activities online as we continue to work within government guidance, and explore ways we can offer our face to face groups in the future. If you’d like to take part in any of our groups/activities, and would like help setting up […]

‘We Knew We Were Experiencing Something Special’ – York Band Release ‘Stunning’ Debut Album

  By David Nicholson in YorkMix.   To mark the release of Human Contact, the debut album by York band The Howl & The Hum, David Nicholson takes a listen and remembers where, for him, it all began Wednesday night for me is the quiz with Tom Adams in the chair at The Swan in Bishy Road, […]

Harrogate Charity Urges Businesses Coming Out Of Lockdown To Consider Disabled People In Pre-opening Preparations

  From The Yorkshire Times.   A Harrogate charity is urging businesses coming out of lockdown to consider the needs of disabled people in their pre-opening preparations. And for those opening their doors this coming Monday (June 1) – and in two weeks’ time – Disability Action Yorkshire has published guidance on how to achieve […]

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