2022/23 Council Budget: Proposals for investment in York’s communities, protecting the vulnerable and recovering from the pandemic

The Liberal Democrat and Green administration on City of York Council have published their budget proposals for the 2022-23 financial year. Following an incredibly challenging financial year, this year’s draft budget puts forward proposals to stabilise the Council’s financial position and increase total spending by £12.4 million, particularly in adult and children social care, as well as targeted support schemes through the Covid Recovery Fund for local communities, mental health support, holiday hunger schemes and support for residents on lowest income.

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday by shopping local!

Saturday 4th December will mark this year’s Small Business Saturday; a day to celebrate and support the many wonderful local and small businesses here across the whole city of York.

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Preferred site of new Haxby station announced

The preferred site for the future Haxby station has been revealed to be to the north of Haxby, off Towthorpe Road.

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York set to welcome Afghan refugees

Migration Yorkshire has announced their fair share figures across the region, which will see York welcome at least 38 Afghan refugees in the coming years as part of the Government’s Afghan Citizens' Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) and Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP).

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GP crisis in York: 3 in 10 wait more than 8 days for appointment

Three in ten (30.7%) people in York had to wait eight days or more for a GP appointment, the highest level since before the pandemic in February 2020, new NHS figures have revealed.

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Lord Mayor supports White Ribbon campaign

During White Ribbon Day (25th November), Lord Mayor Chris Cullwick and Lady Mayoress Joy Cullwick welcomed representatives from IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) to support their nationwide campaign to end violence against women and girls.

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Council seeks White Ribbon accreditation in commitment to ending violence against women and girls

City of York Council has applied to achieve White Ribbon accreditation, as part of the White Ribbon Day on the 25th November, the start of 16 days of action to end male violence against women and girls.

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Centralised Test and Trace system failing local schools

Councillors have highlighted the persistent issues with the centralised Track and Trace system, which is failing to supress covid cases across local schools.

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Report reveals 43% air quality improvement during last year’s lockdowns

Annual status report on the city’s air quality shows that concentrations of NO2 have continued to decrease since 2012.

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Council Leader brands Integrated Rail Plan a ‘betrayal for the North’

Following the delayed announcement of the Integrated Rail Plan, City of York Council Leader Keith Aspden has hit out at the Government going back on its promises to ‘level up’ the North.

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