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  • Cllr Mason (centre) with the YWU ()
    Article: Nov 20, 2017

    Liberal Democrat and City of York Councillor, Ashley Mason, is taking a regional role to champion the voice of over 500,000 young people in Yorkshire and the Humber.

    Cllr Mason, who has a track record in supporting the York Youth Council, has been supporting the regional Youth Work Unit to ensure young people have access to information and resources, in order to enable them to have their say in local and regional decision-making.

  • Cllr Reid (left) and Cllr Ayre (right) at the Community Stadium site ()
    Article: Nov 17, 2017

    The contracts to build York's new stadium and leisure complex were signed-off last night at a meeting between involved parties. This means development of the 8,000 all-seat Community Stadium, and accompanying leisure facilities, will begin before Christmas.

    This sets a significant landmark in the Community Stadium project; a project that the Liberal Democrats has seen through from the very beginning. Greenwich Leisure Ltd will now formally take possession of the Monks Cross site and construction equipment will arrive on site within the next few weeks. It has also been confirmed that Greenwich Leisure Ltd will also take over the management of Energise Leisure Centre and Yearsley Swimming Pool.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2017

    Additional support is set to be made available to residents who are trying to drop the habit and quit smoking.

    Cllr Carol Runciman, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, has given the go ahead for Varenicline (Champix) to be included as part of a new pharmacotherapy support package to users of our Yorwellbeing service.

  • Cllr Ashley Mason (centre), with students from York College. ()
    Article: Nov 17, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats continued to closely scrutinise the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) at last Thursdays North Yorkshire Police & Crime Panel.

    Cllr Ashley Mason pressed the Commissioner regarding Freedom of Information (FOI) practice at the OPCC and North Yorkshire Police, and additionally, requested an update on the progress of the 101 service.

  • Article: Nov 17, 2017

    Police commissioner spends over £141,000 on fire service takeover bid

    Costs have been revealed concerning the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) bid to take over responsibilities for overseeing the Fire Service in North Yorkshire.

    It has been revealed that Julia Mulligan has spent £141,437.50 on consultants in order to put her business case together, exceeding her budget by over £12,000 in the process. The revelations come after Councillors on the Police and Crime Panel were issued with a last minute briefing paper from the PCCs office.

  • 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.