Jenny Brooks


Learn about self-build plots at Lowfield

Residents interested in building their own homes are invited to meet a range of experts at West Offices ahead of the opening of bidding for the council’s first ever self-build plots.

Dramatic fall in rough sleeping

Following extensive work by council homelessness teams and the city’s social welfare partners the number of people sleeping rough in the York has reduced during 2018 from 29 to nine.

In 2017, the official number was 29, in 2016 and 2015 it was 18.

£1.8m investment to improve older peoples’ accommodation in Acomb

York’s Conservative-led administration is to invest £1.8m to update and improve the older peoples’ accommodation at Lincoln Court in Acomb, including creating seven new dementia-friendly flats and introducing an enhanced level of housing to help older people to maintain the ability to live indepe

New rules for HMOs

New national licensing conditions for houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) will come into effect later this year which are designed to improve conditions for households living in them.

Next steps to secure school places

Proposals are under development for the need of school places in the Micklegate area through plans to extend Scarcroft Primary School.

Council Budget to Support Children’s Social Care

Conservative Councillor Jenny Brooks, Portfolio Holder for Education, Children and Young People, has singled out Council’s almost two million pounds spend on children’s social care for the upcoming financial year as one of the most significant elements of its 2016/17 budget.