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Electric double-decker to be trialled in York

Representatives from the Conservative-led City of York Council, First York and local bus manufacturer Optare have welcome the arrival of the first “Metrodecker EV” – the first zero-emission and fully electric double-decker bus to be used outside of London.

Ward councillors challenge HS2 station plans

Rural West ward councillors Ian Gillies and Chris Steward are challenging railway bureaucracy to have removed from an options paper a proposal for a new railway stop outside of Rufforth, as part of an alternative HS2 Phase Two route to Scotland which could see the new line to run north through th

Community Stadium construction to begin this autumn

York’s community stadium, designed to host York City FC and York City Knights RFLC, in addition to providing a cinema complex, leisure facilities, an NHS hub and library,  is set to begin construction this October.

Conservatives welcome £1.3 billion boost to schools budget

Cllr. Stuart Rawlings, Conservative spokesperson for schools and young people, has welcomed this week’s announcement that the government will be providing an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years- helping to create more good school places York.

Julian Calls For Hessay Asphalt Plant to be Blocked

Julian has joined with local residents and ward councillors calling for a proposed asphalt plant in Hessay to be refused planning permission.

He has been working alongside ward councillor Chris Steward for many weeks on exploring the concerns raised by application.

RingGo: York’s new system for pay-by-phone car parking

Motorists who pay for car parking in York via their mobile phone should be aware that from Saturday 1st July the service will be provided by a new operator- RingGo- and some drivers may need to download a new app or use a different number to pay for their parking.  New location codes are being in

Council tenants reassured on fire safety

Following the Grenfell Tower fire the Conservative led City of York Council has written to its tenants and leaseholders living in its blocks of council homes to give them reassurance regarding the safety approach of the council towards preventing anything similar happening in York.

£20 million investment for roads and footpaths in York

More than £20 million will be spent on roads, paths and cycleways as well as a new initiative funded by the government to make use of pioneering pothole detecting cameras to help identify and repair problems more quickly.