Liberal Democrats celebrate Askham Bog victory

York Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision made by the planning inspector to reject plans to build 516 homes on land next to the Askham Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest.


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Petition launched to put pressure on private parking company to change track

Three weeks after calling for the private parking company at Tower Court to do the decent thing, the local Lib Dem Councillors for Rawcliffe and Clifton Without have launched a petition to increase pressure on the company. The petition calls for the parking company and the owners of Tower Court to relax parking enforcement during the Covid-19 period, commit to fully review the rules, and refund local residents that have been unfairly hit with fines.

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York's Lib Dem Councillors responding to Coronavirus

In March – as the true extent of the crisis was becoming clearer – City of York Council took steps to enable the council to deliver support to individuals and York’s businesses and communities. Like all other local authorities, the shutdown rendered normal decision-making procedures unworkable, and you can read about how local decision-making is adapting here.


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Green Waste Services to start and Household Waste and Recycling Centres to reopen

Plans to resume bulky waste services, green bin collections and reopen Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) have been agreed by City of York Council.

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Progress on York's historic Guildhall continues safely under restrictions

Restoration and redevelopment works on York's historic Guildhall have continued safely and effectively since social distancing restrictions were put in place last month by the Government.


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Lib Dems call for guidance from the Government on reopening local tips

Councillor Paula Widdowson, City of York Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, has today written to Ministers to underline the need to safely reopen Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) for residents’ essential use.

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York’s air quality significantly improves during lockdown

New analysis shows air quality in York has improved by an average of 30 per cent during the coronavirus lockdown.


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Council brings public meetings online during extended lockdown

The council has set up virtual meetings online to ensure council business can proceed during the extended lockdown period.


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Lib Dems call for energy saving scheme to be extended to 7697 local homes amidst Covid-19 crisis

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to extend a national scheme that saves £140 on energy bills to households struggling due to the coronavirus, helping an estimated 7697 households across City of York Council.


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Join Council leaders live on Facebook for coronavirus Q&A

Residents are invited to watch and interact with a live #AskTheLeaders Coronavirus question and answer session on City of York Council’s Facebook page on Tuesday 28 April, 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

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