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  • Article: Mar 8, 2017
    By Cllr Keith Aspden

    Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader of City of York Council, Cllr Keith Aspden, has responded to the Chancellor's Budget announcement today.

    Commenting on the Budget and funding for social care, Cllr Aspden said:

    "Nationally, there is still an estimated funding gap of £1 billion next year for adult social care. It shows that Liberal Democrats are right to keep campaigning on the issue.

  • Article: Mar 2, 2017

    The Council is writing to around a third of all households in York to let them know that their recycling collection day will change from the 1st of April 2017.

    Households affected by the changes can expect to receive a new rubbish and recycling calendar in the post. The Council is also providing free boxes, lids and nets to households affected by the change.

  • Road Investment 2017 ()
    Article: Feb 24, 2017

    Liberal Democrat budget plans were passed at a meeting of City of York Councillors yesterday. The budget will help protect local frontline services in the face of huge government cuts.

    The budget will:

    • - Double long-term investment in roads and footpaths to £20million
    • - Increase money for gulley cleaning, gritting and litter bins
    • - Support renewable energy to make York the Greenest City in the North
  • Lord Shipley with Cllrs Aspden and Reid
    Article: Feb 20, 2017

    A leading Liberal Democrat peer has hailed progress on York Central on a visit to the city and urged the Government to continue to back the plans.

    Lord Shipley, Lib Dem Spokesperson for Communities, Decentralisation and the Northern Powerhouse and a former government cities advisor, toured the York Central site on Wednesday 15th February with Deputy Council Leader Cllr Keith Aspden, Cllr Ann Reid, and representatives from Network Rail.

  • Cllr Ashley Mason
    Article: Feb 20, 2017

    Liberal Democrats are fighting against real term school funding cuts in York. Recent figures from the National Union of Teachers show that schools in the city will lose £4.2 million in real terms by 2020.

    The biggest secondary school loser in York will be Manor CE Academy, which is predicted to lose out by £454,415 or £461 per pupil by 2020. Meanwhile, Huntington School will see a real terms cut of £383 per pupil, Archbishop Holgate's £358 per pupil and Fulford School £293 per pupil. Primary schools across York also face cuts with Tang Hall Primary set to lose £555 per pupil by 2020.