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.

Fulford Show 2021 to go ahead!

Fulford Show will be going ahead this August after last year’s show had to be canceled because of Covid restrictions. The show, to be held from 1-5pm on Bank Holiday Monday, August 30, will be opened on the School Lane playing field by the Lord Mayor of York Cllr Chris Cullwick and the Lady Mayoress.


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£10k to be invested in local play areas

Fulford Parish Council and the Outgang playing field Committee have been successful in securing £10,000 of funding from the Council's Community Challenge Fund to carry out improvements at the Fordlands Road play area in Fulford and the Outgang playing field in Heslington.


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Covid-19 support

If you're struggling to manage, or you don't have any support, but need it because of COVID-19, we may be able to help you through this difficult time. Contact the Council by email: [email protected] or telephone: 01904 551550.

For information on available support and guidance please visit


Fulford library is open!

Fulford library is now open for browsing, borrowing and computer use. The Explore team is keeping the visitors feeling safe by restricting the number of customers allowed in the library, providing hand sanitising stations, requesting everyone to wear masks, social distancing and quarantining their books.


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Fulford flood update as river levels fall

Below you will find a further about flood levels and Fordlands Road.


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Fulford Flood update

As river levels in York begin to rise, below you will find an update on the flood defences that will be deployed to your area, as well as information on the latest support and advice, as your home or road may be directly affected.


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Council acts as flood warnings put in place

City of York Council is putting in place its flood defences to protect local residents and businesses. Action is being taken as river levels are expected to rise fast and a yellow warning for rain has been issued for over the next few days. Below residents can find information on the available advice and support.


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£4.9m package secured for joined Fulford flood defences

Following two successful petitions and campaign efforts over a number of years, Cllr Keith Aspden is delighted to report that £2m from the Council has been proposed to unlock an up to £4.9m package to complete the joined-up flood defence work for Fulford. 


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Explore York in a new way with local walks

‘Exploring York’ is an exciting, new series of leaflets on 10 beautiful walks around York. The walks vary in length from one to nine miles, making them suitable for a wide range of walking abilities and ages. Each walk has a clear, informative route map as well as some interactive games to play along the way, making them a great activity for families and anyone looking for something fun to do in the local area.


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Fulford & Heslington services

This is a list of local food businesses and emergency services we know that are open in the Fulford & Heslington area. It is accurate as of 4 May, but please bear in mind that things can change quickly.

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