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Economic strategy report reflects a booming York - and the problems of success

York’s Conservative-led administration has put forward a robust response to a council report warning of the dangers of York’s lower-wage economy by pledging to continue to push forward long-term city developments which will reap significant economic benefits and help position York as “the intelle

Government confirms £780m East Coast Mainline investment

The Government has confirmed that a major upgrade to the East Coast Main Line through York will go ahead, part of a £750m upgrade that will see a major investment in new platforms, tracks, signals and junctions, to be completed in the early 2020s.

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.

York Outer MP presses ministers on improving technical education

Julian Sturdy, Member of Parliament for York Outer, today pressed Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to deliver on plans for better technical education by listening to employers and drawing on the experience of York institutions.

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.