Conservatives Support ‘Greater Yorkshire’ Devolution

CYC Conservative councillors have put forward a motion for next Thursday’s full council meeting  proposing the council support a ‘Greater Yorkshire’ way forward on devolution, promoting  an arrangement  which would incorporate Yorkshire’s three traditional ridings less the separate South Yorkshir

York Outer MP Calls for Progress on Devolution

In a debate held in Parliament yesterday regarding Yorkshire devolution, Mr Julian Sturdy made clear that York risked being left behind as a result of slow progress in securing a deal for the area.

Older persons’ accommodation programme on target

Members of CYC’s Conservative-led administration reviewed the progress made towards delivering over 900 new units of accommodation with care for older people at their public Executive meeting on 28 September.

Julian Welcomes School Funding Announcement

Julian has welcomed the Department for Education’s recent announcement on school funding and described the commitment as “a victory for York’s schools”.

Bus service restored to Naburn

Residents of Naburn have had weekday bus services restored this week after they were withdrawn following the announcement by Utopia Coaches that it would stop running commercial bus services from 22 August.

Extra Funding for Citizens’ Advice drop-in sessions

£12,000 of extra funding will be made available to Citizen’s Advice York (CAY) so it can run reinstate two half day advice surgeries each week for six months to help residents during the role out of the Universal Credit system in York.

Pop-up Shakespeare Theatre approved

York’s Castle car park will host Europe’s first pop-up Shakespeare Theatre next year after plans were approved by the council’s Conservative-led Executive.

Guildhall contractor appointed

York’s Conservative-led council has appointed the well-respected contractor Interserve to carry out the transformation of the historic Guildhall into an innovative civic and business venue.