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  • Article: Dec 8, 2017

    In a motion put to full Council on the 14th December, Liberal Democrats are calling on the Council to stand up to the Government and insist the Secretary of State reconsider York's abysmal school funding position.

    Under the new Schools National Funding Formula, the Government is imposing real term cuts on schools by freezing per-pupil funding, while inflation and school costs, such as staff salary costs, employer pension and national insurance contributions, increase; affecting all schools and academies in the process.

  • Councillor Ashley Mason
    Article: Dec 7, 2017

    On Tuesday the 19th December, at 6pm, a public meeting will be held at West Officers to discuss local policing in York.

    The meeting will be chaired by Liberal Democrat Councillor, and Vice Chair of the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel; Cllr Ashley Mason. Furthermore, Deputy Chief Constable Lisa Winward, Superintendent Adam Thompson and Chief Inspector Charotte Bloxham will also be in attendance.

  • Article: Dec 7, 2017

    The final Executive Meeting of the year took place tonight and a number of positive decisions were taken to improve local services in the City:

    • The Purple Flag Scheme, a Liberal Democrat proposal, was signed off by the Executive. As a result, a wide range of partners can work to raise the standards of York City Centre, set by Purple Flag and tackle low-level Anti-Social Behaviour within the City; creating a safer atmosphere for families and visitors alike.
  • Cllr Reid at the Stadium contruction site ()
    Article: Dec 7, 2017

    This sets a significant landmark in the Community Stadium project; a project that the Liberal Democrats has seen through from the very beginning. Greenwich Leisure Ltd will now formally take possession of the Monks Cross site and construction equipment is now on site. It has also been confirmed that Greenwich Leisure Ltd will also take over the management of Energise Leisure Centre and Yearsley Swimming Pool.

  • Article: Dec 7, 2017

    Cllr Chris Cullwick, Liberal Democrat Vice Chair of the Council's Health Committee, has written to the Secretary of State to highlight the imminent challenges York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust faces this winter.

    In a recent meeting of the Health, Housing and Adult Social Care Policy and Scrutiny Committee, the Trust reported on a number of serious risks which would undermine their ability to handle increased demand for services during the winter period.