At this Thursday’s Full Council rather than address the issues with the roads, missed bin collections, the shocking state of weeds in the city or the issues facing adult social care; York’s Liberal Democrat Group decided to posture with political rhetoric about the EU referendum result.
Conservative councillor Martin Rowley has condemned the votes of Lib Dem and Green councillors at last night’s Full Council which denied him the chance to give just a three minute ‘right of reply’ to the Council Leader’s report.
Julian has today welcomed the Culture Secretary’s announcement that the National Railway Museum in York is to receive £18.5m in Government funding for the construction of a new Central Hall and exhibition space.
Yesterday, Julian questioned the First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, who was standing in for Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions, about proposals to build over 500 houses on land adjoining the renowned nature reserve at Askham Bog.
Official ONS figures show that in Yorkshire and Humber, there are now 2,588,300 people in work – meaning that, under the Conservatives, 206,937 more people have been able to access the security of a job.
Further to the unanimous rejection of this planning application by the Planning Committee at City of York Council in July, Julian is very concerned by the news the developer is appealing the decision, which will now go to a public inquiry starting on 12th November.
City of York Conservative Group has expressed concern over the proliferation of weeds and general lack of vegetation maintenance in all parts of the city and is calling on the Lib Dem / Green coalition on the City Council to take immediate action before the situation further deteriorates.
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