City of York Council

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 […]

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 […]

ME Awareness – Lightning Up Clifford’s Tower In Blue

  Just to let you know that City of York Council has agreed to light up Clifford’s Tower in York in blue over the period 11 to 17 May to help raise awareness of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).   This is part of a worldwide campaign where buildings in towns and cities across the globe will […]

Calls For Fresh Law To Tackle Pavement Parking

  By Stuart Minting in The Press.   FRESH laws are needed to tackle the problem of motorists parking on pavements – according to a council meeting. North Yorkshire County councillors were told residents including children, wheelchair users and pedestrians face significant issues created by inconsiderately parked cars. And that the problem was present in […]

Clifford’s Tower In York Turning Blue For M.E Awareness

  The City of York is supporting ME awareness week, as a result of a recent Liberal Democrat motion to kick-start an awareness campaign on the issue. Over this week, York’s historic city walls and Clifford’s Tower will be lit up every night until the 13thMay to show support for The York ME Community, who […]

Raising ME Awareness In York Through City Of York Council

You will be aware that I had a meeting with City of York Council on the subject of Raising ME Awareness.  I have received notification that the Lib Dem Group will be proposing a motion at the next full council to raise awareness of ME in York. There will also be a Press Release by […]

Grants To Help Keep Your Home Warmer This Winter And Beyond

From City of York Council.   Funding available for North Yorkshire homes, courtesy of West Yorkshire Combined Authority As the cold weather continues to bite across the county, householders in York are being reminded that they can apply for up to 100%-funded grants to help insulate energy inefficient homes and reduce heating bills. Funded by […]

City Of York Council Meets With The York ME Community To Talk All Things ME Awareness !

  I had a very productive meeting with Cllr Aspden and Cllr Runciman of City of York Council where they have stated they will back efforts to raise awareness of ME, understanding that much more is needed to increase understanding of this debilitating disorder, in York and across the UK. I will post more as […]

York Park And Ride Fares Go Up

  From Minster FM.   City of York Council and First York have announced that several fare changes will be introduced for the Park & Ride network from Sunday (4 February 2018). The fare changes will impact customers who purchase return, weekly, monthly and annual tickets, and new discounted tickets will be introduced for under […]

What A Place To Stay ! Rooms In Rowntree Park Lodge Could Become Holiday Homes

  From YorkMix.   There’s room at the top at Rowntree Park Lodge – and plans are afoot to turn the space into holiday homes. The upper floors of the lodge have become vacant and City of York Council plans to spend £150,000 refurbishing them before they are let out to holidaymakers. This would bring […]

Uber To Appeal York’s Decision To Deny It A Licence

  From YorkMix.   Uber is appealing against the decision to remove its York licence. Last month City of York Council members voted not to renew the licence for the controversial taxi app firm. That decision by the gambling, licensing & regulatory committee, was met with cheers at the council’s West offices HQ. But some […]

Finding Support In Your Community – Local Area Coordination – York

If you are vulnerable due to age, frailty, disability or mental health issues, our Local Area Coordinators can support you to: get the right help from local services develop relationships and community networks get your voice heard be more involved in your community We launched the local area coordination service in June 2017 to help you […]

Famous York Street To Go One-Way ? Radical Traffic Controls Proposed

  From YorkMix.   Traders in one of York’s most famous streets have suggested radical traffic changes, to help with its revitalisation. Micklegate has been one-way since June, while the Bar is restored, with traffic heading out of the city redirected. Thousands of motorists have had to use alternative routes but some traders say the […]

York Bus Passengers Given The Chance To Win Free Travel With Smartcard

    From Minster FM.   Increasing numbers of people in York are now taking the smart option when catching a bus. The high-tech ‘York By Bus Smartcard‘ has already revolutionised getting around York by bus for hundreds of people on 50 local routes. And very soon i-Travel York which co-ordinates travel around the city […]

City Of York Council Handyperson Service For The Vulnerable

  City of York Council currently commission a city wide handyperson service for vulnerable people. They are due to recommission this in April 2018 and need your input. Come along to the event at West Offices from 3pm-5pm on Tuesday 27 June and have your say. To find out more and share your ideas telephone: 01904 […]

Revealed: The Scale Of York’s Spending Cuts

By YorkMix.   New figures show the scale of the cuts to spending on public services by City of York Council since the modern period of austerity began. Respected think-tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has worked out exactly how much each council has changed its expenditure in recent years. For City of York […]

Housing On York’s Biggest Brownfield Site Would Return City To Its Roots, Says Sir Vince Cable

  By Victoria Prest in The Press.   Building housing on York’s biggest brownfield site could bring the city “back to its roots” if the right balance of housing and office space is found. Sir Vince Cable, the York-born former Lib Dem Business Secretary, made the comments while he was in the city on Friday […]

York’s Foss Barrier Failed Because Of ’30 Tonnes Of Water A Second’ – £13m To Be Spent On Repairs And Improvements

  Story from The Press.   Engineers will have a total of £13 million to strengthen the Foss flood barrier pumping station – which failed because of the sheer volume of water coming down the Foss, a councillor has revealed. Cllr Andrew Waller said the £10 million announced by the Prime Minister on Sunday to […]

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