Free School Meals to be provided during May holiday

Liberal Democrat Councillors have ensured that the most vulnerable children in the city will have access to Free School Meal vouchers over May break.


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Council urges Pension Fund to invest in green infrastructure

After proposals put forward by York’s Liberal Democrat councillors to call on the York and North Yorkshire Pension Fund to invest £120 million in green infrastructure were approved by Full Council in March, senior officers have lobbied on behalf of the city’s councillors.


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Lib Dems challenge Government’s “power grab” on planning

York’s Lib Dems have hit out at Government’s plans to deregulate the planning process, as Executive Member for Economy and Planning is set to discuss impact of Permitted Development Rights at his decision session on Tuesday (27th March).


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Local Councillor thanks residents shaping future of Front Street

1259 residents and 27 businesses have had their say over the future of Acomb’s Front Street, one of the city’s most important shopping areas, by taking part in COVID-secure market research, online surveys and conversations across social media to help shape the social and economic future of the high street. Local councillor and business owner Sue Hunter has taken the chance to thank all those who have taken the time to share their views.


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Local councillor welcomes Network Rail backtrack on compound plan

Councillor Stephen Fenton has welcomed a decision by Network Rail to move a proposed compound further away from homes on Moor Lane.


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European Super League threatens the future of grassroots football

Commenting on the announcement that 6 Premier League clubs are to join a new European Super League, Lib Dem councillors have hit out at the impact such a decision could have on the future prospects of grassroots football and local football teams such as York City FC.


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York’s Liberal Democrats voice concerns on Covid Passports

With the Government still considering the rollout of covid vaccination ID scheme, York’s Liberal Democrat councillors have hit out at the liberty, efficiency and implementation concerns over the plans.


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Council Leader seeks clarity on future of Covid testing in York

Council Leader Keith Aspden has written to the Health Secretary urging him to lay out the details of the future approach to local asymptomatic testing, and guarantee that local Public Health teams will receive the funding necessary to carry out this crucial service.


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Council Leader joins Independent Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping

Councillor Keith Aspden has been selected to join the national Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping, which will be chaired by Lord Bob Kerslake, former President of the Local Government Association and former head of the civil service.


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Another Lib Dem Manifesto Pledge achieved, as senior management savings reach £200,000 per year

In the run up to the last elections in 2019, York's Liberal Democrats promised to Increase investment in the Council’s frontline services, streamlining the Council’s management structure to prioritise the services that matter to residents. [York Liberal Democrats Manifesto 2019)


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