Rawcliffe & Clifton Without Liberal Democrats

RCW Councillors

Welcome to our ward webpage, now part of the York Liberal Democrats website.

Rawcliffe and Clifton Without has three hardworking Lib Dem councillors; Darryl Smalley, Sam Waudby and Derek Wann.

Our Councillors and the Local Liberal Democrat team work all year round for Rawcliffe and Clifton Without, keep up to date with local news and campaigns posted here.

Big response to NHS Survey

Over the past few months York residents have responded by the thousand to a local Lib Dem health survey.

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New Bus Shelter Vandalised

Following a £3800 investment, last year a new bus shelter was installed on Shipton Road, near the Manor Lane junction.

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£5m Tory cut to York’s road budget

York’s Lib Dem councillors have condemned the Conservative Government’s £5m cut to road and pavement maintenance budgets.

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£8.4m secured for electric buses, four local services set to benefit

City of York Council has been awarded over £8.4million to support the purchase of 44 fully electric buses – one of the key sustainable transport schemes for the city.

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Clifton Ings Flood Work Update

As part of the York Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), the Environment Agency is investing £21 million to improve flood defences in the Clifton Without and Rawcliffe area. This will provide a high standard of protection against future flooding, benefitting 135 homes and protecting local businesses as well. It will also reduce the risk of flood water spilling on to Shipton Road.

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A local library fit for the future

Another major new milestone has now been reached in the campaign for a new library to serve Rawcliffe & Clifton Without, with City of York Council unveiling plans for a new Library Learning Centre. As reported last year, the Council and Explore have been consulting on the location and facilities of a new library for our area. The consultation found 90% of residents were in favour of the move to the former Clifton Junior School on Rawcliffe Drive. The design retains the large main hall whilst demolishing the two wings of classrooms as they are in a poor condition. A new two storey extension will connect the two remaining parts.

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All aboard! New bus shelters arrive in Rawcliffe & Clifton Without

Councillor Sam Waudby stands next to a newly refurbished Bus Stop

For many years, residents have raised concerns about the poor state of some of our bus shelters locally.

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Works start on Shipton Road P&R junction

City of York Council has started major road works at the junction of A19 Shipton Road / Park and Ride Access as part of the Traffic Signal Asset Renewal Programme. Works started on Monday 10th May and will last for 5 weeks.


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Ward funding used to boost maths support for young people locally

Rawcliffe and Clifton Without councillors granted £2260 in ward committee funding to Maths Monkeys CIC, in order to offer free maths tuition to local school-age children. 


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Cliftonmoorgate Path Cleared

Cllr Sam Waudby was pleased to have cleared overgrowth on the pathway of Cliftonmoorgate after being contacted by residents requesting that it be cut back. The path is now double the width, so it's much safer to use and makes it easier to social distance while using the path.

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