Local News

Tadcaster Road junction gets upgrade

City of York Council’s Conservative-led administration continues its £2.62 million rolling programme to replace aging traffic lights with work at the junction of Tadcaster Road and St Helen’s Road from Monday 30 April.

National attention for York's high-tech traffic trials

National media from sources including The Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times have reported on York’s pilot scheme which aims to ease traffic congestion through monitoring drivers’ mobile phone signals and relaying this information to “smart” traffic lights.

York at forefront of animal welfare regulations

City of York Council’s Executive next Thursday will be asked to adopt an enhanced animal welfare licensing policy which will put York at the cutting edge of animal welfare regulation.

Masterplan for Castle Gateway announced

York Council leaders have put forward their proposed masterplan for a series of developments in and around the city’s Castle Gateway area designed to give some of the city’s most important and historic sites the setting they deserve.

The four stages of the plan include:

Road repair plan published

Roads and footpaths to be repaired in the 2018/2019 fiscal year have been published.

Delight as Transport Boss backs Strensall Rd Speed limit safety call

Strensall ward Conservative Councillor’s Paul Doughty and Helen Douglas together with Earswick Parish Councillor Sian Wiseman have welcomed the decision of the Executive Member for Transport, Cllr Peter Dew to implement an 18 month trial to reduce the speed limit of the 60mph national speed limit

York’s first business rate fraud prosecuted

City of York Council and its fraud investigation partner Veritau have uncovered and prosecuted a serious case of small business rate relief fraud, which is thought to be the first such successful prosecution in the country.

The fraud was for the amount of £4,097.

‘Improving Finances, Improving Lives’ fund invites bids

City of York Council is asking for applications from local organisations and community groups for grants from its ‘Improving Finances, Improving Lives’ fund for 2018/19. The closing date for applications is 4 May 2018.

Transport for the North: A new beginning

Elected leaders from the north’s nineteen local and combined authorities, co-opted business leaders, representatives from Highways England, HS2, Network Rail and Transport Minister Jo Johnson met Thursday, 5 April, for the inaugural board meeting of Transport for the North, England’s first sub-na