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  • Cllr Andrew Waller with electric bus
    Article: Aug 14, 2017

    A landmark moment has been celebrated in York today as it has become the first UK city outside London to trial a new fully electric double decker bus.

    Cllr Andrew Waller, Executive Member for Environment at City of York Council, welcomed the arrival of the first "Metrodecker EV" in York today, which will be trialled on the York Park & Ride network and selected city routes over the next month.

  • Cllr Mason
    Article: Aug 4, 2017

    Local Liberal Democrat Councillors were pleased to help the Dringhouses Bowling Club secure a new defibrillator, along with free training in its use for eight club members.

    The Bowling Club, which is based at York Racecourse Stables, was awarded £1600 by the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward Committee.

  • Article: Jul 26, 2017

    Cllr Andrew Waller, Executive Member for the Environment (Liberal Democrat, Westfield Ward) has welcomed the government's announcement that the sale of diesel and petrol cars will end in 2040 but warned against short term complacency on air quality.

    Cllr Waller said: "Whilst we welcome the government's announcement we can't wait until 2040 to address problems of air quality, particularly in York. The technology already exists to overcome the issues so this is a matter of government priorities. The Liberal Democrats are serious about tackling air pollution; we have called for all new diesel car sales to end by 2025 and a scrappage scheme to help drivers convert to greener vehicles. We have already seen the successful conversion of 14% of the city's taxi fleet to lower emission vehicles through a local scheme to support the cost of replacement.

  • Article: Jul 25, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Ashley Mason, Vice Chair of the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel is calling for an urgent review of the 101 non-emergency phone number to ensure it is fit for purpose for residents in the North Yorkshire police force area.

    At a meeting on 20 July, panel members expressed concerns to the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, about recent poor performance of the service, which can be used to report non-urgent issues to North Yorkshire Police.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Ashley Mason, Vice Chair of the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel, is asking York residents to have their say on proposed Fire Service changes, which could see the Police and Crime Commissioner assume control of the Fire Authority.

    Cllr Mason said 'I urge local residents to have their say on these controversial Fire Service reforms, which could damage the valuable work the Fire Service provide'.