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Decision session: Additional Pride in York Funding

Published on Wednesday, 4th May 2016 in News centre press releases

Proposals to improve York’s parks, gardens and open spaces will be presented in a report to an Executive Member decision session on 10 May.

Joint Executive statement on progressing York’s Local Plan

Published on Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 in News centre press releases

Ex Factum seeks York’s lost amphitheatre!

Published on Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 in News centre press releases

The legend of where York’s long lost Roman amphitheatre lies beneath the city is to be battled out at Ex Factum!

Decision Session: Working towards a shared Health and Safety service for York and North Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 28th April 2016 in News centre press releases

A proposal to create a shared Health and Safety service for City of York Council and North Yorkshire County Council to help simplify and streamline teams will take a step forwards next week.

Consultation opens on licensing variations

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in News centre press releases

A consultation on a proposed review of City of York Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy has opened today (27 April).

Adult Social Services Directorate achieves ‘Customer Service Excellence’

Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016 in News centre press releases

City of York Council’s Adult Social Services Directorate has been awarded the Government Standard for Customer Service Excellence.

Independent chair and flood panel announced

Published on Monday, 25th April 2016 in News centre press releases

City of York Council has today announced the independent chair and panel members who will lead on the inquiry into the recent flooding in York.

International Earth Day - citywide support for One Planet York

Published on Friday, 22nd April 2016 in News centre press releases

To mark International Earth Day 2016 [22 April], organisations have joined forces with City of York Council to pledge their support towards creating a more sustainable and resilient One Planet York.

Majority of York’s Residential, Nursing and Homecare Services rated ‘Good’

Published on Thursday, 21st April 2016 in News centre press releases

Two thirds of York’s Residential, Nursing and Homecare Services are rated as ‘Good’ according to national inspectors, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

More people in work in York

Published on Wednesday, 20th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Figures released today have shown an increase in the number of people in employment across the city in 2015.

Executive: Goose management

Published on Wednesday, 20th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Executive members will be asked to approve recommendations arising from a Goose Management Scrutiny Review at a meeting on Thursday 28 April.

Executive: York Museums Trust (YMT) Scrutiny Review

Published on Wednesday, 20th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Executive members will be asked to approve recommendations arising from a York Museums Trust (YMT) Scrutiny Review at a meeting on Thursday 28 April.

EXECUTIVE: Arrangements for non-statutory Home to School Transport under review

Published on Wednesday, 20th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Options to secure savings to City of York Council’s home to school transport service budget for 2016/17 will be considered by Executive on 28 April.

EXECUTIVE: New look for services to help vulnerable residents live independently

Published on Wednesday, 20th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Following extensive engagement with partners and the voluntary and community sector, support services in the city to help vulnerable young people and adults live independently could get a new look.

Council consults on new Children’s Centre proposals

Published on Wednesday, 20th April 2016 in News centre press releases

City of York Council is launching a consultation today (20 April) on developing Children's Centre services into a new way of working with families.

Golfers tee off for Lord Mayor’s charities

Published on Wednesday, 20th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Golfers will putt their game to the test as they take part in the Annual Lord Mayor’s charity golf day at Pike Hills Golf Club on Friday 22 April.

Canon Lee School consults on its move to Hope Learning Trust

Published on Wednesday, 20th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Government policy, now formalised by legislation, is that all schools which are placed into special measures should rapidly become sponsored academies.

Council tenants and Travellers can return home

Published on Tuesday, 19th April 2016 in News centre press releases

The last few City of York Council tenants whose homes were flooded on Boxing Day will return to their dried and refurbished homes by the end of April 2016.

Beacon to be lit in York to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday

Published on Tuesday, 19th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Local residents are invited to come and watch the lighting of a beacon this Thursday evening as part of the celebrations to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

Nearly 95 per cent of York children get a place at their first choice of primary school

Published on Monday, 18th April 2016 in News centre press releases

New Lane pedestrian improvements

Published on Friday, 15th April 2016 in News centre press releases

City of York Council will be carrying out work to install a puffin crossing on New Lane, Huntington from Monday 18 April.

York Jobs Fair showcases local employment opportunities

Published on Friday, 15th April 2016 in News centre press releases

York Jobs Fair gave over 800 visitors the opportunity to talk to local organisations at the event held at York Railway Institute on 14 April.

Plans to improve standards in the private sector housing open to consultation

Published on Friday, 15th April 2016 in News centre press releases

A consultation is being shared by City of York Council with residents, partners in health, housing, and those involved in the private rented market, regarding a draft Private Sector Housing Strategy.

Cold callers claim to be part of rehabilitation scheme

Published on Tuesday, 12th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Views sought on bus subsidy changes – drop-in sessions announced

Published on Monday, 11th April 2016 in News centre press releases

The council is seeking views from residents and commuters on a number of changes to council subsidised bus routes in York, following agreement to make £350,000 required savings at Budget Council

Former councillors to be recognised at Honorary Aldermen ceremony

Published on Monday, 11th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Three of York’s former councillors will be recognised for their service to the city and become Honorary Aldermen of the City of York at a special ceremony on Tuesday 12 April.

Applying for national Flood Resilience Grant now even easier

Published on Monday, 11th April 2016 in News centre press releases

York residents and businesses can now complete and submit their application for up to £5,000 flooding support at the click of a button.

It’s not ok Campaign: Online safety session for school govenors

Published on Monday, 11th April 2016 in News centre press releases

School governors in York are being invited to an online safety event later this month, as part of the It’s not ok campaign to raise the profile of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

York Central gets Ministerial boost

Published on Monday, 11th April 2016 in News centre press releases

Spring into action with Sky Ride Local in York

Published on Friday, 8th April 2016 in News centre press releases

City of York Council is encouraging residents to get out and about on their bikes this spring and explore York and the surrounding area with Sky Ride Local, a series of free guided bike rides.

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