Advice and support on flooding in York

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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Council to continue successful partnership with York BID

The Council’s Executive has voted to support York Business Improvement District (BID) in their campaign to secure a second term to continue working together with the Council and city’s businesses supporting the local economy.


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Councillor urges government to guarantee NHS heroes the right to live in the UK

Cllr Carol Runciman has written to Ministers urging action to guarantee the rights of health and social care staff from outside the EU, following the decision to axe the Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill 2019-21.


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Government decision to deny visa-free travel to musicians will hurt local artists

Following news that the Government rejected the offer of visa-free tours for musicians in the EU, Councillor Darryl Smalley has hit out at the damage such a decision will have on York’s local creative industry.


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Community volunteers help grit icy pavements

With recent weather conditions making the city’s pavements icy and often dangerous, local Haxby and Wigginton councillors have ensured that volunteers can help residents stay safe as local volunteers step in to aid the Council’s gritting services.


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Thousands of local self-employed still excluded from Government support

Ten months on from the Chancellor’s first announcements on coronavirus support, there are still 3 million people excluded from Government financial help. York Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to provide financial support to the self-employed, who continue to face untold financial challenges and are yet to receive any support from the treasury.


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Parliament praises York’s innovative approach to ‘green’ road repairs

A motion tabled to the House of Commons last month has recognised the innovative approach City of York Council is taking to cut the city’s carbon footprint in response to the climate emergency. An early day motion presented to Parliament last month praises a number of councils and local green road repair companies, as well as the Yorkshire Highway Authorities and Utilities Commission (YHAUC), who are using techniques that significantly reduce carbon output during road repairs.


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Government must provide support to nurseries and early years setting providers

Following the announcement that nurseries and other early year settings are to remain open during the latest national lockdown, Cllr Keith Orrell has written to Minister for Children to raise concerns about staff safety and lack of financial support for the sector.


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2021/22 Council Budget: Proposals for further investment in frontline services, social care and new Covid Recovery Fund

The Liberal Democrat and Green administration have published their budget proposals for the 2021-22 financial year. The draft budget proposes a new 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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New national lockdown - stay at home and stay safe

Following this evening’s (4 January) announcement from the Prime Minister, City of York Council has moved to reassure residents and businesses that it will continue to support local communities after further national restrictions were introduced.


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