Government must ensure safety of pupils and school staff

Following ongoing concerns regarding the reopening of primary schools across England, councillor Keith Orrell, Executive Member for Children, Young People & Education, commented:

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As York enters Tier 3, Council Leader calls for more support for local businesses

Following the announcement that York is to be placed in the very high Tier 3 restrictions, Council Leader Keith Aspden has written to the Business Minister urging the Government to provide additional financial support to businesses in the hardest-hit sectors in the city.

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Council backs Lib Dem calls to raise Carers Allowance

In a Full Council meeting, York councillors have backed Lib Dem calls to lobby the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance by £1,000 a year, to help support 2351 unpaid carers in York during the coronavirus pandemic.

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York’s new stadium complex completed

City of York Council and operators GLL have confirmed that the stunning LNER Community Stadium complex has been completed.

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Lib Dems to seek cross-party support for £1,000-a-year boost for 2,351 carers in York

In a motion to next Thursday’s Full Council, York’s Liberal Democrat councillors are calling on the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance by £1,000 a year, to help support 2351 unpaid carers in York during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Government must use £2bn from repaid business relief to implement a COVID Hospitality Recovery Fund

Cllr Andrew Waller, Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, has written to the Minister of State for Business, urging the Government to commit to providing comprehensive and long term support for local businesses, particularly those in the hospitality sector.

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York Lib Dems call for benefits uplift to be made permanent

Cllr Nigel Ayre, Executive Member for Finance and Performance, has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to urge for the £20 uplift in Universal Credit to be maintained after April 2021 and extended to legacy benefits to ensure millions of families are not forced into poverty.

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Local Councillor calls for more disabled people to stand for election on International Day for People with Disabilities

December 3 marks the UN International Day for People with Disabilities. The 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

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York Councillor in bid to ensure local residents access to post this Christmas

York Liberal Democrat councillor Simon Daubeney has taken up the issue of a broken post box at Foxwood Lane shops in Westfield. With the post box having been out of action for more than six weeks now due to rusted hinges, local residents are left having to walk a considerable way to the nearest operating post box. 

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Government funding secured to take the next step in delivering new Haxby station

As a part of the one-year spending review announced by the Chancellor today, the Government has confirmed that funding will be provided to further develop proposals for Haxby Station, with the expansion of the funding available in the third round of the New Stations Fund. This follows extensive lobbying efforts by local Lib Dem councillors and marks the next step in securing the delivery of Haxby station.

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