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  • Councillor Nigel Ayre
    Article: Sep 26, 2016

    City of York Council in partnership with Sporting Memories is hosting a Boccia Tournament for anyone over the age of 50 on 1 October to coincide with Older People's Day at Energise Leisure Centre.

    Cllr Nigel Ayre, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said:

    "This tournament is a great way to get active and for people to share their Sporting Memories at the same time. We hope this will help to reignite connections between generations to combat the effects of dementia, depression and loneliness."

  • Erasmus ()
    Article: Sep 22, 2016

    Opportunities to study and train abroad under the EU's Erasmus programme must be protected during the coming Brexit negotiations, the Liberal Democrats have said.

    The party has backed a motion calling on the Government to make a clear commitment to protecting the student exchange scheme, which has benefited over 200,000 UK students since it was set up in 1987. Around 100,000 more young people in the UK were expected to go on Erasmus from now until 2020, benefiting from EU funded grants to cover tuition, travel and living costs.

  • Carol Runciman ()
    Article: Sep 21, 2016

    Plans for a new way of working, helping people to enjoy healthy, active and independent lives across York, will be discussed at an Executive meeting on Thursday 29 September.

    Executive will consider a report which provides an update on the progress made towards a new operating model for adult social care. The new approach aims to enable people in York to maximise control over how they manage their social care needs including greater use of community assets and support from a range of partners.

  • Save Parent Governors
    Article: Sep 21, 2016

    York Liberal Democrats have welcomed a U-Turn by the Government on plans to scrap parent governors, but vowed their local campaign on the issue will continue.

    Proposals in the Conservative's 'Educational Excellence Everywhere' White Paper in March, included replacing elected parents on school governing bodies in favour of professionals with the "right skills". However, in a climb-down last week the new Education Secretary, Justine Greening told the Commons Education Committee that she does not think the Government should proceed with the policy, and there could still be a requirement for all schools - including academies - to have parent governors.

  • Stepehn Fenton - Brighton
    Article: Sep 18, 2016

    York Councillor Stephen Fenton has spoken out against government housing policy at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton.

    Cllr Fenton (pictured) was speaking during a policy debate on housing and homelessness, and used his speech to criticise "ludicrous" national policies which will force York to sell-off higher value council homes and could cost the authority up to £455million over the next 30 years. The York Lib Dems have launched a petition on the issue which can be found at www.yorklibdems.org.uk/housing.