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  • keith aspden ()
    Article: Oct 19, 2016

    City of York Council has welcomed figures released by the Office of National Statistics today which show a 26.4 percent reduction over the past year of the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in York.

    Preliminary statistics have shown a decrease in the amount of residents claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) in September compared to the previous month's figures meaning there are 530 claimants in the city. In September 2015 there were 720 claimants. The number of residents claiming Universal Credit rose throughout September, bringing the total to 648.

  • Carol Runciman - Glen Lodge ()
    Article: Oct 18, 2016

    Work to extend a City of York Council sheltered accommodation scheme is starting to deliver a £4 million investment to increase and further improve care services for older people.

    Glen Lodge Housing with Extra Care Scheme is being extended as part of the council's plans to modernise accommodation for older people in the city with 25 new flats and two new bungalows being built.

  • Aileen Hingston ()
    Article: Oct 14, 2016

    Local Liberal Democrat campaigners have welcomed plans for a new cycle lane scheme on Holgate Road.

    The proposals were given the go-ahead by York's Executive Member for Transport & Planning at a meeting yesterday. The plans will see new cycle paths on Holgate Road from the Iron Bridge towards Acomb Road.

  • Cllr Sue Hunter
    Article: Oct 14, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Sue Hunter has backed the idea of a new investment scheme for Front Street and called on the council "to give Acomb the support it deserves".

    A recommendation for a"wider renewal and reinvigoration scheme" was agreed by York's Executive Member for Transport & Planning at a meeting yesterday in response to petitions presented by Lib Dem councillors in Acomb and Foxwood.

  • ann reid ()
    Article: Oct 12, 2016

    Liberal Democrats are calling for City of York Council to oppose government plans for new grammar schools.

    The Lib Dems have submitted a motion to next week's Full Council urging the authority to respond to a government consultation on the issue. Last month, the government published controversial plans to relax the ban against opening new grammar schools, allow non-selective schools to introduce selection, and allow existing grammar schools to expand.