Fulford & Heslington Liberal Democrats

Cllr Keith Aspden

Welcome to Keith's new webpage, now part of the York Liberal Democrats website.

Keith Aspden and the Local Liberal Democrats work all year round for Fulford and Heslington, keep up to date with local news and campaigns posted here.

Keith Aspden is the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Fulford and Heslington Ward and was first elected to represent Fulford in 2003, then re-elected in 2007 and 2011. Following boundary changes he was elected to represent the new ward of Fulford and Heslington in 2015 and 2019. Keith lives locally, on Heath Moor Drive, off Heslington Lane.

In May 2013 Keith was elected Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on City of York Council.

Keith has been a member of Fulford Parish Council for many years, currently as Vice Chair. Outside of politics, Keith enjoys being involved in a number of community groups in the local area and in his spare time he enjoys playing squash and badminton.

Keith is always keen to hear from residents in Fulford and Heslington about local issues and concerns, so please do contact him using the links provided.

£5 Million Conservative Cut to Road Maintenance

York’s Lib Dem councillors have condemned the Conservative Government’s £5m cut to road and pavement maintenance across the city.

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Highlighting Parking Concerns

Cllr Keith Aspden, local councillor for Fulford and Heslington, has highlighted parking concerns on behalf of local residents, particularly on Main Street and Heslington Lane, Fulford.

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Huge Response to NHS Survey

Over the past few months York residents have responded by the thousand to a local Lib Dem health survey.

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Summer Events Back On!

Over the bank holiday weekend, there was a Big Jubilee Lunch on Main Street, in Heslington village.

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Big Jubilee Lunch

To celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and our village there will be a street party for all residents. On Sunday June 5th Main Street will be closed for the afternoon from Browns to the Deramore Arms. Hopefully everyone have an afternoon of fun with food, drink and entertainment. To find out more, and to see how you could get involved, simply click here


New Bus Real Time Display with audio announcements

Last week the first battery powered Real Time Display was installed in the new bus shelter opposite St Oswald’s Church in Fulford last week. The display has a bright yellow button which speaks the times of approaching buses when pressed. There are currently plans install more of these displays at rural and suburban locations outside the city centre. 

New SCP at Lord Deramore's School

Meet Sue.

Sue started this month as the School Crossing Patrol (SCP) at Lord Deramore's School in Heslington.

She saw the job advertised in a leaflet put out by the Lib Dems in Heslington and in Hull Road Ward. Along with the post at Osbaldwick Primary Academy Sue is the second SCP that we have helped to recruit this year making it safer for local children to cross two of the busy roads in our area.

If you meet Sue in person don't forget to say hello!

£1.25 million boost for local walking & cycling routes

City of York Council has released its latest plans for the Active Travel Programme, which includes £1.25m worth of new investment in local walking and cycling infrastructure in York. This comes after the government announced that Active Travel England (which will oversee new walking and cycling schemes across the UK) will be located in York, bringing jobs and further opportunities

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Funding for Heslington Meeting Room

The local ward committee has agreed £8,000 for footway and access improvements to the Meeting Room, in Main Street, Heslington. Following the suggestion from the community, the improvements will ensure improved pedestrian and disabled access to the facilities. A consultation has taken place to help design the scheme, which is planned for later this year.

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Footway Improvements Take Steps Forward

Cllr Keith Aspden has been campaigning with local residents for footway improvements on University Road.

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