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  • NHS
    Article: Jul 23, 2016

    York's Executive Member for Health has called for patient services to be protected following the news that the Vale of York CCG has been placed into special measures.

    The Clinical Commissioning Group, which runs NHS finances and planning in the York, Selby and Tadcaster area, was placed in special measures by NHS England yesterday. It was rated inadequate for its leadership, finances, planning and performance, and is facing an end of year deficit of £13million.

  • One Planet York ()
    Article: Jul 22, 2016

    City of York Council wants to lead by example and become a 'One Planet Council' to demonstrate it's putting sustainability at the heart of everything it does.

    Typically in the UK we are using the resources of three planets when we have just one, which is not sustainable.

    To help address this, One Planet York focuses on ten key principles, including: zero waste, zero carbon, sustainable transport, health and wellbeing, land use and wildlife and sustainable food and water.

  • Schools
    Article: Jul 22, 2016

    The Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson in York, Cllr Ashley Mason, has criticised the Government over delaying a new national funding formula for schools.

    New Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced the delay in the House of Commons yesterday. The Government had been planning to bring in the new funding scheme in England from 2017-18 , but it will now not apply until 2018-19.

  • keith aspden ()
    Article: Jul 20, 2016

    Figures released by the Office for National Statistics have shown a 31 per cent fall in the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in York in the past twelve months.

    Preliminary statistics have shown a fall of 80 residents claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) and Universal Credit claimants (out of work) in June compared to last month's figures meaning there are now 825 claimants in the city.

  • Westfield Councillors 2015 ()
    Article: Jul 18, 2016

    Over 800 residents have signed a Liberal Democrat petition calling for action to fix pavements in Front Street to help those who use wheelchairs and mobility scooters get to the shops.

    Westfield Lib Dem Councillor Sue Hunter launched the petition in March after concerns about uneven and damaged paths on Front Street in Acomb. Cllr Hunter says there is a patchwork of different surfaces and levels with a number of broken flagstones and kerbstones. This is causing particular issues for elderly residents and those who use wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility scoters.