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You said, we listened: More frontline street cleaning services for York

Cleaner streets being at the top of most residents’ list of frontline priorities, York’s Conservative-led council has invested a significant portion of last year’s budget underspend  new street-cleaning equipment, which has just been delivered and ready to be put to use.

Work on new grassroots football pitches to begin soon

Planning permission approval for the development of eight new football pitches and a clubhouse on grazing land near Askham Bar means that work can begin on these much needed sporting facilities by the end of summer.

New licensing schemes in view for HMO's

City of York Council is preparing a new inspection programme with a revised licensing fee schedule to support new laws regarding the regulation of houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs), which come into effect on 1 October of this year.

Conservative Motion: Keep first green bin free

The CYC Conservative Group motion for next Thursday’s full council meeting promises to prioritise keeping residents’ first collection of garden waste free of charge in the face of rising council expenditure.

'Operation Eyeball' to fight fly tipping

York’s Conservative-led administration continues its relentless campaign against fly tipping with the creation of a new combined York/North Yorkshire task force to tackle the crime in rural areas of both authorities.

Council house allocation refresh

A new policy to determine how council housing is allocated will be reviewed at next week’s decision session of Conservative Cllr. Helen Douglas, Executive Member for housing and safer neighbourhoods.

New bike share scheme for York

Proposals to introduce a new bike share scheme in York will go in front of Cllr Peter Dew, the Conservative portfolio holder for Transport and Planning, next week.

£2.45 million investment for new sports facilities

A £2.45 million investment at the former Burnholme Community College site is set to add improved sporting facilities at the proposed health and wellbeing campus being developed for the site. The money will allow the facilities to be open for 75 hours a week and will include a fitness gym with inc

Opportunity Fair for young people with special educational needs

Askham Bryan College will host York’s ninth annual Opportunities Fair on Wednesday 11 July, from 9.30am-2pm, giving young people with special educational needs a chance to investigate where their talents might take them in the future.