More than 300 EU citizens in York stuck in Home Office backlog as cliff-edge looms

York’s Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK, with the physical proof they need, as new Home Office figures reveal that 300 residents in York are still waiting for a decision on their Settled Status application.


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£286k for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets in York this year

York’s Lib Dem councillors have hit out after it has been revealed that £286,165 for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets in York this year due to a government change in how Pupil Premium funding is calculated.


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Cllr Chris Cullwick becomes new Lord Mayor of York

Councillor Chris Cullwick, Liberal Democrat ward Councillor for Huntington and New Earswick, has been appointed the new Lord Mayor of York after being elected by colleagues and receiving his appointment during today’s socially distanced Annual Council meeting.


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Councillor Cuthbertson to return to his Executive role

After having stepped down from his Executive Member role for Children, Young People and Education due to health issues earlier last year, Councillor Ian Cuthbertson will be returning to his portfolio following today’s Annual Council meeting.

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Lord Mayor Elect announces their charities

Councillor Chris Cullwick, who will become York’s new Lord Mayor this Thursday (27 May), has announced which charities the incoming civic party will be fundraising for during their year in office. The three local organisations chosen are the mental health charity York Mind, youth homelessness prevention organisation SASH, and The Wilberforce Trust, who are working to support people with visual and sensory impairments.


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Bus Service Improvement Plan

Following the publication of a National Bus Strategy, York Lib Dem-led Council will support a flourishing network of bus services as the city recovers from the pandemic.


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York’s transport strategy for the next generation

Plans for residents and businesses to shape how we travel around the city have been agreed by the Council's Executive, setting out the vision, objectives and targets for York’s transport strategy - the fourth Local Transport Plan (LTP4).


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Public Health team works with businesses to ensure safe reopening of hospitality sector

Pubs, restaurants and hotels welcomed people indoors on Monday, as the country took the next step in the lockdown easing map. This came after months of closure for local businesses who have struggled throughout the pandemic.


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New civil service jobs coming to York

Recruitment of the first 19 new Cabinet Office posts based in York has begun this week. This is the first phase in the creation and relocation of more than 200 roles from the Cabinet Office to York over the next four years. The confirmation of this came earlier in the year after months of proactive lobbying efforts by the Lib Dem-led administration.


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Business and Public Health team partnership helps York’s reopening efforts

Council Leader Keith Aspden and Councillor Andrew Waller have visited York’s Designer Outlet on-site staff testing site to discuss how proactive partnership between York’s businesses and public health team is supporting the city’s reopening efforts.


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