live online sessions with leaders across the city answer your questions
community conversations with local interest groups and networks
business round tables discussing sector by sector approach
We're building networks, and inclusive approaches, to make sure all communities have a voice, including the disabled community, children and young people, older people, students, black and minority ethnic people (BAME), and the LGBTQ community.
We'll share what you're telling us, so you know what other people in the city think, and why we make decisions.
We want to hear from all disabled people, whether they use a blue badge or not. We also welcome the views of any other residents who may not consider themselves disabled but feel the footstreets extension has affected their ability to access the city centre. We want to consider ways in which we can best cater for everyone’s needs as well as improving safety and accessibility.
As part of Our Big Conversation we're asked you to complete a 15 minute survey, which has now closed. The results will:
allow us to track attitudes towards coronavirus, its impact, and national/local responses
help York’s continued recovery from the significant challenges we all face as a result of coronavirus
Devolution: Have your say on the first steps
We're working to begin the process of agreeing a York and North Yorkshire devolution proposal, to form a Combined Authority alongside councils across North Yorkshire.
Devolution usually focuses on growing and strengthening local economies. A deal for York and North Yorkshire could see powers and funding transferred from Westminster, to decision-makers in the local region.
A devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire could potentially unlock significant funding for York.
Tell us whether you support the idea of devolving powers and funding from central Government to York and North Yorkshire.
If you support devolution, tell us which areas would you would like to see benefit from additional investment in our city, such as:
Infrastructure and Place, including investment for York Station, the delivery of a York Riverside Walkway, funding to improve York Castle Museum’s, progress the Castle Gateway scheme, implement York’s Cultural Strategy, funding to transform secondary shopping areas in Haxby and Acomb and develop proposals to relocate a significant Civil Service or parliamentary presence to the York Central site.
Innovation, including investment in low carbon technologies and bio-tech innovation to make York and North Yorkshire the UK’s first carbon negative region.
Tourism, including the development of a tourism plan between York and North Yorkshire and Visit Britain.
Housing, including delivering affordable homes on council sites, such as York Central
Skills and Adult Learning, including the creation of a low carbon skills programme to up-skill the existing workforce
Or tell us about other areas or services which you feel may benefit...
Unitarisation: Tell us what you think
The Government has said any York and North Yorkshire devolution deal requires local government to simplify by removing the complex two-tier (County and District) structure in other parts of North Yorkshire.
We want to hear from residents about their views about our size and boundaries, including where they would like decision making to take place.