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  • Microbeads pic
    Article: Aug 24, 2016

    A local Liberal Democrat councillor is calling on the new Environment Secretary to introduce a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetic products.

    Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that are added to products such as face washes, body scrubs and toothpaste. They are small enough to go down the plughole and therefore thousands of tonnes of these tiny pieces enter our seas each year. Research shows they can end up being ingested by fish, birds and entering the human food chain, damaging the marine environment and also posing a potential risk to health.

  • Article: Aug 24, 2016

    Liberal Democrats in York have welcomed the news that the Treasury will back EU-funded projects in the wake of Brexit. The announcement from the government followed a Lib Dem motion to York's Full Council last month, which sought guarantees over future funding.

    At the Council meeting in July, Lib Dems called for assurances that York and Yorkshire would receive investment at least equal to that planned to be provided by EU programmes. European funding going directly to the region between now and 2020 includes support for small businesses, helping residents to find work, and support for farmers and rural communities.

  • Foss Barrier
    Article: Aug 17, 2016

    The Environment Agency has released a briefing about the Foss Barrier that addresses questions over the Barrier's reliability.

    This follows a letter from Councillor Andrew Waller, Executive Member for the Environment, to the Environment Agency in which he requested a response to reports in the media that the Barrier was rated as having low reliability in 2014 and 2015.

  • Mansion House ()
    Article: Aug 12, 2016

    Following two weeks of consultation and hundreds of response the residents of York have decided which colour the facade of York's historic Mansion House will be.

    Since it was built in 1732 the facade of York's historic Mansion House has seen many changes and colours. Taking inspiration from the past residents were presented with three options after paint historians analysed and identified three themes from the building's past.

  • Keith Aspden - recruitment event West Offices ()
    Article: Aug 11, 2016

    Young people will be able to find out about hundreds of apprenticeship vacancies with employers across York and the surrounding area, at City of York Council's sixth York apprenticeship recruitment event later this month.

    The recruitment event, which takes place at West Offices between 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday 24 August, the week after A Level results are announced, looks to highlight both the business benefits of hiring apprentices and the individual benefits of pursuing an Apprenticeship job with training.