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  • Article: Nov 16, 2017

    Today, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced that he will be starting the formal intervention process in our Local Plan.

    The Liberal Democrats do not share the same views expressed by the Secretary of State; that York has 'failed to cooperate' on its duty to provide local development schemes.

  • Cllr Carol Runciman (left) with Jean Clark (right) outside York’s historic walls.
    Article: Nov 13, 2017

    Turning purple for pancreatic cancer

    The iconic views of York's historic walls and Clifford's tower will remain purple until Friday 17th November to raise awareness around pancreatic cancer.

    Campaigner, Jean Clark, is the momentum behind the UK's Purple Lights for Hope campaign in York, having originally asked that the lights were switched on to purple. The campaign calls on individuals and organisations across the UK to light focal points up purple in villages, towns and cities throughout November, in order to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and remember those who have sadly died of the disease.

  • Article: Nov 10, 2017

    Plans have been agreed for the further rollout of Cold Calling Controlled Zones, an extremely effective tool in combating the number of persistent cold callers.

    Cllr Ann Reid, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism has given the go ahead for Council officers to relax rules on the establishment of new zones, allowing communities to create a new zone where residents are overwhelmingly in favour. To support this, officers will also be drafting new material to assist interested communities with the administration of a zone.

  • Article: Nov 6, 2017

    Data released by NHS England has shown significant improvements in the performance rating of adult social care outcomes in the past year.

    York is ranked as 42nd of the 152 local authorities in England, a rise of 81 places from last year when the city was ranked 123rd with York the most improved nationally.

  • 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.