Huntington & New Earswick Liberal Democrats

H&NE Councillors

Welcome to our ward webpage, now part of the York Liberal Democrats website.

Huntington and New Earswick has three hardworking Lib Dem councillors; Chris Cullwick, Keith Orrell and Carol Runciman.
Our Councillors and the Local Liberal Democrat team work all year round for Huntington & New Earswick, keep up to date with local news and campaigns posted here.

Barratts Appeal

This January the Public Enquiry for the Barratt application to build 300 houses off New Lane took place. Your Lib Dem Councillors attended the Enquiry and Cllr Keith Orrell spoke for the great majority of people in our community in objection to the proposal.

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Match Day Traffic and Parking

The great majority of Huntington and New Earswick residents supported the building of the Community Stadium and hoped City and the Knights would do well. However, many people told us they were concerned about increased traffic and match day parking.

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Upgrading Pelican Crossing on North Moor Road

The pelican crossing on North Moor Road is being upgraded  with the work starting on Monday 17th January. 

This work will include :


  • replacing the outdated traffic signals with new ones that will be more efficient and cheaper to run


  • changing the current pedestrian crossing to puffin style crossing to improve the crossing for all people


  • minor changes to tactile paving at site


  • resurfacing of the footway in the location of the crossing

The work will normally be carried out from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

To enable the work to be carried out there will be temporary traffic controls at the junction of North Moor and North Moor Road.

Additionally there will be a controlled crossing for pedestrians to use to cross the road.

It will be necessary to close footpaths in the works area at certain times during the works and footpath diversion routes will be put in place.

Cleveland Way Sewer Works

Your Lib Dem Cllrs delivered a FOCUS Special to residents of Cleveland Way, Cleveland Terrace, Cleveland View, Pentland Grove, Pennine Close and Mill Hill Drive detailing the sewer works currently being carried out.


We have now been advised that the work will take longer than Yorkshire Water originally envisaged and will now continue until approximately August 27th.


Lime Tree Avenue, New Earswick.

Your Lib Dem Cllrs have been urging the Trust to repair the potholes on Lime Tree Avenue and the approach road to the New Lodge development. We are pleased that the worst potholes to New Lodge approach have been repaired but disappointed that the ones on Lime Tree Avenue were not done at the same time. We therefore asked the Trust again to do this work.


The roads and pavements on Lime Tree Avenue are the responsibility of the Trust not the City Council

£17k to be invested in local play areas

Huntington Parish Council and New Earswick Sports Club have been successful in securing £17,520 of funding from the Council's Community Challenge Fund to carry out improvements at the Garth Road and Orchard Park play areas in Huntington as well as at New Earswick's Sports Club. 


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New Cold Calling Control Zone to be introduced in Huntington

A new Cold Calling Control Zone (CCCZ) has been created in Huntington, with the help of local ward committee funding.


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Local Councillors Encourage Fire Safety Visits

The Huntington & New Earswick Lib Dems have are encouraged by positive feedback from local residents regarding the availability of Fire & Rescue Services' Safe and Well visits. 

Calling the Fire Safety Advice Line on 01609 788545 will allow residents to book for an officer to assist them with smoke alarm services and installments. 

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New Earswick Folk Hall - A Thriving Community Hub.

With the most recent national easing of lockdown restrictions, Carol, Chris & Keith would like residents to know that the Folk Hall offers far more than just a library to local residents!

Remember Hands Face Space when enjoying our community spaces. 

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Help Us Design York's Community Woodland!

Your local Councillors, Keith, Carol & Chris would like residents to know about the exciting co-design phase of York's Community Woodland consultation. We are currently seeking the views of residents and local organisations to tell us what they think about the plans and ideas for the woodland in a short survey linked below!

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