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Residents of Naburn have had weekday bus services restored this week after they were withdrawn following the announcement by Utopia Coaches that it would stop running commercial bus services from 22 August.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

York leads the way on government childcare initiatives

As the Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People on the City of York Council I was delighted when York was chosen as one of only eight councils to host a trial of the expansion of the government's childcare initiative, testing the outcomes of an increase in free childcare for elig

Electric double-decker to be trialled in York

Representatives from the Conservative-led City of York Council, First York and local bus manufacturer Optare have welcome the arrival of the first “Metrodecker EV” – the first zero-emission and fully electric double-decker bus to be used outside of London.

Ward councillors challenge HS2 station plans

Rural West ward councillors Ian Gillies and Chris Steward are challenging railway bureaucracy to have removed from an options paper a proposal for a new railway stop outside of Rufforth, as part of an alternative HS2 Phase Two route to Scotland which could see the new line to run north through th

Community Stadium construction to begin this autumn

York’s community stadium, designed to host York City FC and York City Knights RFLC, in addition to providing a cinema complex, leisure facilities, an NHS hub and library,  is set to begin construction this October.