Back York petition submitted to Parliament

With over 3,200 signatures from local residents, the cross-party petition to keep decisions for York in York has been presented to the House of Commons.

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Council to continue its role at heart of York Central development

The council’s continued role in unlocking a new generation of jobs, homes and cultural facilities in the York Central site will be considered by the Executive next Thursday (22 April).

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Help shape York’s new community woodland

As part of our commitment to creating a cleaner, greener city and the ambitious target of reaching net zero carbon by 2030, we're planning to plant 50,000 trees to create a new community woodland by the spring of 2023. Residents have now got an opportunity to have their say on these plans.

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Lib Dem councillors hit out at Government’s failed Green Homes Grant scheme

York’s Lib Dem councillors have slammed the Green Homes Grant scheme for its botched implementation, excessive bureaucracy, red tape and poor administration, which risks leaving Government’s zero carbon ambitions in limbo.

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A week left to Back York

Local residents have only this week to have their say on the future of local government in York and North Yorkshire. The Government’s consultation on local government restructure will close on the 19th April, and the outcome could have far-reaching effects for York and its residents.

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There's still time to Back York!

On 19th April the Government’s consultation on the future of local government in North Yorkshire closes, and the outcome could have far-reaching effects for York and its residents. As Liberal Democrat councillors representing wards in the north of the city, we want to set out why we believe this is an important moment for our city and why we want to encourage residents to take part in the consultation.

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Peer Challenge highlights city’s success in tackling the pandemic

The Outbreak Management Peer Challenge, conducted by experienced elected member and officer peers from the Local Government Association, has highlighted the success of the city-wide collaborative approach in tackling the pandemic.

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Councillors hit out at freeze in Public Health funding

Councils have seen a £700 million real terms reduction in public health funding between 2014/15 and 2020/21 – a fall of almost a quarter (23.5 per cent) per person. Lib Dem Councillors have hit out at the lack of investment in public health which risks embedding health inequalities further exposed by the pandemic.

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Dangerous driving must not be a legacy of lockdown - Lib Dem PFCC candidate

James Barker, Liberal Democrat Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner candidate for North Yorkshire, has warned that speeding and dangerous driving could become a legacy of lockdown and has pledged to review the Police’s efforts to tackle the issue on North Yorkshire’s roads.

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York to develop innovative approaches to tackle flooding

City of York Council has been awarded investment to implement natural catchment flood risk solutions as a part of a new programme to develop and test new approaches to tackling flooding.

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