York Lib Dems call on the Government to cover the TV licence fee for over 75s

In the light of the news that the BBC is to go ahead with a plan to end free TV licences for most over-75s, York Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to foot the bill to keep TV licences free for the most vulnerable.

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York Lib Dems respond to Chancellor’s summer statement

The Government spending plans in response to the COVID-19 crisis announced today feature positive measures, but fail to address the real extent of the challenge facing the country.

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Celebration as York’s libraries reopen

From today, Tuesday 7th July, libraries at York Central, Acomb, Clifton and Tang Hall will be once again open to readers with pre-booked appointments.
The reading cafés at Rowntree Park and Homestead Park were opened yesterday and will be serving drinks and snacks to take away and enjoy outside. Whilst Explore’s new Reading café in Hungate will be opening its doors for the first time today.

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York Lib Dems welcome long-awaited funding for cultural, arts and heritage institutions

After months of warnings about the looming ‘cultural catastrophe’ the country was facing as cultural, arts and heritage institutions battled for their survival, the £1.57bn support package announced by the Government is the first step towards restoring Britain’s cultural sector back to health.

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Ward funding provides new safety banner for Dringhouses Primary

Lib Dem councillors for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe are making use of their ward budget to urge motorists to slow down near school entrances.

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Cllr Runciman's statement on Pillar 2 data in York

Statement from Cllr Runciman, Executive Member for Adult Social Care & Health

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York awarded £5million to carry out improvements on Tadcaster Road

Yesterday it was announced that City of York Council has been awarded £5million by the Department for Transport to carry out repairs on Tadcaster Road, following a successful bid to the Government’s Transport Challenge Fund 2020.

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Government must clarify its guidance on the reopening of the hospitality sector

York Councillors Ashley Mason and Denise Craghill have earlier this week written to the Home Secretary to highlight concerns regarding the lack of Government guidance on the reopening of hospitality premises.

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Businesses and the self-employed encouraged to apply for Micro Business Grants as deadline approaches

York Liberal Democrats are encouraging small businesses, including self-employed taxi drivers, to apply for the City of York Council Micro Business Grant to cover expenditure relating to the instalment of personal protective equipment.

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Colouring York Green in support of St John Ambulance

York’s Liberal Democrats are joining City of York Council in encouraging everyone to show their support for St John Ambulance by colouring York green on St John’s Day tomorrow (24th June).

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