Council Budget approved: Plans to invest in social care and recovery get the go ahead

Proposals put forward by the Liberal Democrat and Green Partnership, to stabilise Council’s financial position and invest in frontline services, social care and city’s economic recovery, have been given the go-ahead following agreement at Full Council this evening (25 February).

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Councillors call on Network Rail to pause Moor Lane compound plans

Liberal Democrat councillors for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe have called on Network Rail to pause controversial plans to establish a compound on land on Moor Lane in Dringhouses.key_more_lane.jpg

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Haxby Hall gets the go ahead

The planning application for a new 65 bed residential and dementia care home at Haxby Hall has been approved by Council’s planning committee.

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Lib Dems announce James Barker as North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner candidate

 

 

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Lib Dems call for residents to ‘Back York’ as York’s future set to be consulted on

The Government has today announced a consultation on the future of local government in York and North Yorkshire to unlock devolution, which will consider two proposals to remove 2-tier authorities in the region.

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Back York petition reaches milestone

Over 1,700 residents have now backed York and confirmed that the city should remain independent by signing a cross-party petition due to be presented to the House of Commons.

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Schools must be supported ahead of pupils returning

Read Cllr Keith Orrell's comment regarding school reopening plans announced by the Prime Minister.

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Plea for more support to schools ahead of pupils returning

Councillor Keith Orrell, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education, has written to the Schools Minister to urge the Government to provide comprehensive support to schools and teachers ahead of the expected announcement on school reopening.

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Council invests to continue support the most vulnerable

Additional funding of £200k to maintain the winter grants scheme to 31st March 2021 has been approved to continue providing financial support to over 600 of the city’s most financially vulnerable residents through the ongoing pandemic.

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Budget proposals approved by Council Executive

Council’s Executive has approved budget proposals for the 2021-22 financial year, which will now be debated at the first virtual Budget Council on the 25th of February. The new budget proposes a plan to stabilise Council’s financial position and outline priority investment for frontline services, social care and mental health, alongside ongoing support for businesses and residents impacted by the pandemic.

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