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Conservative Councillors Criticise New Special Responsibility Allowances

York’s Conservative councillors have criticised the decision of the Liberal Democrat and Green coalition to introduce two new ‘Special Responsibility Allowances’ of £15,600 and respectively £5,200. These will go to the extra Executive Member and the chair of the new Climate Change Committee.

Strensall Conservatives Back Towthorpe Residents In Call For Speed Reduction

Strensall Conservative Councillor Paul Doughty and fellow Campaigner Sian Wiseman are giving their full support to calls from local residents to lower the 60mph national speed limit section through Towthorpe, for the section of Towthorpe Road between the junction with Strensall Road and the end o

Councillors welcome deferral of Strensall Barracks sale

Conservative Strensall ward councillor Paul Doughty and Earswick parish councillor Sian Wiseman, who last week raised concerns about the fate of the Strensall Barracks site following environmental concerns which saw it removed from CYC's Local Plan, have today welcomed the decision by the Defence

Conservatives Fulfill Commitment To Secure Future Of York's Libraries

Explore Libraries and Archives Mutual Limited will be re-appointed to deliver York’s flagship libraries and archives’ services over the next 15 years, fulfilling the Conservative-led administration’s commitment to fully fund library services for the term of that contract.

Julian Sturdy MP Meets with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Askham Bog

Earlier this month, Conservative MP for York Outer Julian Sturdy met with Rob Stoneman, Chief Exec of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) at a very wintery Askham Bog to discuss their objections to the proposed development site on Moor Lane and hear more about YMT’s vision for an ambitious Environ