Like many across the city, the York Conservatives were shocked today by the news that the John Lewis store at the Vangarde Retail Park will not be reopening on April 12th when non-essential retail businesses can begin in-store trading again.
York Conservative Councillor Paul Doughty criticised a Lib Dem motion at tonight's Full Council which would have put artificial restraints on how council and other employees pension funds are invested.
At last night's full council meeting, Cllr Paul Doughty, Strensall ward councillor and Conservative Group Leader, proposed our amendment to the Lib Dem - Green Party 2021/22 City of York Council budget.
Looking back to this time last year, I doubt many would have expected what was to come. Coronavirus has touched all our lives and its impact will be with many of us for the rest of our lives. Many have suffered loss, pain and bereavement and I know first-hand how painful this has been.
York Conservatives have expressed deep concern that the LibDem-led Council have already concluded that council tax will be raised by the maximum possible eye-watering 4.99% ahead of their resident ‘Consultation’ even closing.
Today, at Prime Minister’s Questions, Julian pressed Boris Johnson on the importance of York returning to the lowest tier 1 level (medium alert) of restrictions when the renewed national lockdown expires on 2nd December in line with the fall in the virus locally, and asked him to call on City of
Julian asked the Home Secretary, Priti Patel MP, for a commitment that new North Yorkshire Police recruits would be used to improve rural police presence rather than be purely focussed on city centres.