York Lib Dems welcome £2m funding for York’s cultural, music and heritage institutions – but warn the “crisis isn’t over yet”

 York Lib Dems welcome £2m funding for York’s cultural, music and heritage institutions – but warn the “crisis isn’t over yet”

After months of waiting, the first payments from the £1.57bn support package announced by the Government have been released. With nine York institutions securing £1,914,895 collectively from rounds 1 & 2, the funding marks the first step towards restoring Britain’s cultural sector back to hea...

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Free school meals pledged over half-term, as Council steps in where Government has failed as

Free school meals pledged over half-term, as Council steps in where Government has failed as

City of York Council has today committed to support hungry children failed by the government's decision not to fund school meals through the half-term school holidays. Earlier this week saw 322 MPs vote against providing funding to the poorest families over the half term and upcoming holidays, di...

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Residents, businesses and the Council Executive reject Tory plans to merge York into a ‘mega-council’

Residents, businesses and the Council Executive reject Tory plans to merge York into a ‘mega-council’

Since launching our survey, more than 4000 residents have already said they oppose the plans to merge York into an unaccountable and unrepresentative ‘mega-council’. Following the publication of the Council’s report on the impact that such a merger would have on local services, residents and busi...

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