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  • 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'.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2017

    Liberal Democrats on City of York Council are seeking to make champion of mental health in the city.

    The provision of mental health services has been gaining more and more coverage in recent years as politicians of all parties are beginning to recognise its importance.

    At this evening's Council meeting Liberal Democrat Councillor Chris Cullwick is putting forward a motion to highlight mental health issues in York.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2017

    Residents of York and North Yorkshire are being given an opportunity to make their voices heard on facking as part of a council consultation on the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan, covering the City of York, North Yorkshire and the North Yorkshire National Park.

    One of the issues covered by the plan is the rules governing the location of facking wells, which the government is trying to impose on the York and North Yorkshire area, without the support of local people.

  • RCW Ward Team
    Petition: Jul 17, 2017

    Lib Dem campaigners in Rawcliffe and Clifton Without have launched a petition in an effort to stop the smells coming from the Water Treatment Works near Rawcliffe Park and Ride.

    Many residents have told our team and the local press how the smells negatively affect them. In response to local concerns, the Lib Dems are now petitioning Yorkshire Water to take decisive action to stop the smells coming from the Rawcliffe Waste Water Treatment Works.

  • Article: Jul 4, 2017

    The City of York Council's proposed Local Plan will take a step forward on Monday 10 July when an update on the technical progress of the plan will be presented to the Local Plan Working Group. This follows months of review after the MoD's surprise announcement last year that it is to sell off its barracks land in York.

  • Cllr Aspden near A19 Fulford
    Article: Jun 30, 2017

    Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Fulford and Heslington, has reiterated his call for additional flood defence funding and works in Fulford.

    Earlier this year, Cllr Aspden collected signatures from Fulford residents for a petition that called for the completion of flood defence works in the area. Over 150 residents signed the petition, which was submitted to City of York Council and the Environment Agency.

  • Article: Jun 28, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Councillor Ian Cuthbertson has called for rapid progress to be made on York's Local Plan and warned of the risks of further delays.

    Councillor Ian Cuthbertson spoke at City of York Council's Local Plan Working Group yesterday (Tuesday 27th June), to support the work done by the Liberal Democrats in creating a Local Plan that works for York and to urge the Council to make rapid progress to get the plan finalised and submitted to the Secretary of State.

  • Document: Jun 19, 2017
  • Andrew Clean Air Day
    Article: Jun 15, 2017

    Today is the first National Clean Air Day and Liberal Democrat Councillors in York are taking part. Air pollution increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and asthma attacks, as well as being associated with dementia. The health burden of air pollution is unnecessary and National Clean Air Day is all about giving everyone the tools and inspiration to reduce pollution now.

  • York Lib Dems Pride 2017
    Article: Jun 12, 2017

    Local Lib Dems were joined by Baroness Lynne Featherstone for the annual York LGBT Pride celebration on Saturday 10 June. Lynne spoke at the start of the parade, saying that none of her work in politics had made her as happy as legalising same sex marriage, and even though many people had been involved the real credit should go to the LGBT campaigners who had fought hard for their rights.