Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, has welcomed the government’s decision to lower the screening age for the NHS bowel cancer programme from 60 to 50, following calls for this from him and many others.
We are delighted to inform you that the application for a massive 10m tall steel walled self-storage facility on Water Lane – neighbouring residential properties - was rejected on 09/08/2018 by the City of York Council’s Area Planning Committee.
Cllr. Keith Myers, Conservative councillor for Acomb Ward, has closely monitored the sudden arrival of travellers who have set up camp on the old Manor School site in Boroughbridge Road and has contacted residents to reassure them that he is working with the council to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
The Government has confirmed that a major upgrade to the East Coast Main Line through York will go ahead, part of a £750m upgrade that will see a major investment in new platforms, tracks, signals and junctions, to be completed in the early 2020s.
Leeds City Region has made the shortlist for the location of the new headquarters for Channel 4. It joins Greater Manchester and Birmingham as the three finalists left in the mix following the London-based broadcaster’s decision to move to a regional location. Contenders which didn’t make the shortlist include Liverpool, Cardiff, Glasgow and Bristol.
Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, yesterday met with Health Minister Stephen Barclay to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, having raised the issue in Parliament earlier this month.
Whether for it or against it, the City of York Council is looking for residents’ views on the proposed introduction of a Clean Air Zone in the city centre. As part of this consultation, a drop-in event is taking place on Monday 23 July between 3- 6pm at West Offices, where officers will be available to answer questions and provide more information about the proposals.

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