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  • Article: Oct 19, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of burying its head in the sand after it was announced the rollout of Universal Credit will go ahead. Theresa May was forced to announce the scrapping 55p per minute helpline would be scrapped during a stormy session of Prime Minister's Questions earlier this afternoon.

  • Document: Oct 17, 2017
  • Article: Oct 16, 2017

    Members of City of York Council's Audit and Governance Committee have today written to the Leader of the Council, Cllr David Carr, asking him to publish the second LGA report, which investigated the conduct of officers and members at a meeting of the audit and governance committee on 22 February.

    Cllr Carr has so far refused to publish the report, despite promising members at a full council meeting in July that he would.

    In the letter the councillors say:

    "As members of City of York Council and its Audit and Governance Committee, we are writing openly to you to express our concerns over the lack of openness and transparency with the above report.
    We would like you to confirm that:

    1. The report will be published for the Audit and Governance Committee as soon as possible, if necessary with the full version seen in private session and a redacted copy being public.

    2. You re-affirm your commitment to working in an open and transparent manner, whilst protecting the rights of members and officers by not prejudicing the outcome of any report.

    We hope that you as Leader and City of York Council will learn from past events at Audit and Governance and push forward towards greater openness instead of just trying to fulfil minimum expectations with Members and the public. When writing public reports, we should carefully balance the legitimate public interest in disclosure against data protection concerns, working with redacted or summarised reports with private annexes rather than excluding whole reports as confidential."

  • Ashely Mason Businesswoman
    Article: Oct 12, 2017

    Emily Pickard, a local mum of two and founder of popular local website www.york.mumbler.co.uk, will be the guest speaker at the Entrepreneurs' Business Breakfast next month.

    Emily's website features local events, jobs, offers and other useful information aimed at the York parenting community.

    The York Entrepreneurs' Business Breakfast is being organised by Liberal Democrat Councillor Ashley Mason (Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward) and will be held at the Masonic Hall on Duncombe Place on Thursday 23 November 2017 between 8.30am and 9.45am - admittance to the event is free.

  • New Earswick Swimming Pool
    Article: Oct 9, 2017

    A petition launched last Friday by Huntington & New Earswick's three Liberal Democrat councillors has already passed the 600 mark.

    The signatories are calling on the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust to consult with residents and users on recently announced plans to close New Earswick Swimming Pool in March 2018.