Press releases

Cold callers claim to be part of rehabilitation scheme

Published on Friday, 28th August 2015 in News centre press releases

City of York Council has had reports of a scam in which cold callers in the York area are selling household items, and claiming that this is part of a rehabilitation scheme run by local probation, youth offending or prison services.

Council tax discount checks

Published on Thursday, 27th August 2015 in News centre press releases

City of York Council is urging customers who are registered for Single Occupancy discount on their Council Tax, but who are no longer eligible, to contact the council as soon as possible.

Is your two-year-old eligible for free childcare?

Published on Thursday, 27th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Parents of toddlers in York are being urged to check out whether they’re eligible for free childcare.

Council urges businesses and charities to apply for Connection Vouchers before it’s too late

Published on Wednesday, 26th August 2015 in News centre press releases

City of York Council is warning small businesses and registered charities that time is running out to apply for a £3,000 Connection Voucher to boost their broadband speeds.

A64 / A19 interchange overnight closures for surfacing works

Published on Monday, 24th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Works to resurface the A64 / A19 interchange, which supports the £2million Department for Transport funded Pinch Point scheme in the area, will start next week.

Adults with learning disabilities invited to help shape services of the future

Published on Monday, 24th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Adults (aged 18 and over) with Learning Disabilities and their family and carers are being invited to talk about their experiences of living in York as part of plans to improve services.

Decision Session: New responsibilities for letting agents – and fines for those who don’t meet them

Published on Friday, 21st August 2015 in News centre press releases

New laws to better regulate the private rented sector will be considered by the Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods on 25 August.

York students celebrate GCSE (Key Stage 4) results

Published on Thursday, 20th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Pupils, parents, teachers and children’s services leaders are today (20 August) celebrating after learners across the city have achieved excellent GCSE results.

Bigger and better Sky Ride for York

Published on Thursday, 20th August 2015 in News centre press releases

On Sunday 13 September Sky Ride York will take to the city’s historic streets in partnership with City of York Council, British Cycling and Sky.

Executive: Expanding City of York Ltd’s services

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Executive will be presented with a progress report of City of York Council’s trading organisation, City of York Ltd (CYT Ltd), at a meeting on 27 August.

Executive: New A-boards policy proposed for York

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Executive: Plans for new healthy child service for 0-19 year olds considered

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in News centre press releases

More mentors for young people in care invited to apply

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in News centre press releases

More independent mentors to help support children and young people in care are being sought by City of York Council to meet demand.

Volunteers help brush up council housing schemes

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in News centre press releases

A day’s painting by four teams of volunteers from a York training company is set to brush up communal areas at four City of York Council accommodation schemes.

Final Mansion House tours to take place ahead of restoration

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Residents and visitors are being urged not to miss out on the chance to tour the historic Mansion House before its restoration from September 2015.

Council responds to report on E-cigarettes: an evidence update

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Shine activities make summer fun

Published on Tuesday, 18th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Children, young people and their families are enjoying a summer of fun holiday activities, with an amazing 29,900 activity places available as part of the council co-ordinated Shine programme.

Better Homes opens door to 44 per cent higher energy efficiency and 31 per cent lower bills

Published on Monday, 17th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Energy improvements that have improved a York home’s energy efficiency rating by 44 per cent and cut heating and hot water costs by 31 per cent, will be on show on 18 August.

Medieval themed Assize of Ale returns

Published on Friday, 14th August 2015 in News centre press releases

The Sheriff of York, Guild of Scriveners and many more will all take part in the annual medieval-themed York charity event, Assize of Ale, this weekend.

A level results are higher than last year for York students

Published on Thursday, 13th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Number of York jobseekers falls to lowest recorded level

Published on Wednesday, 12th August 2015 in News centre press releases

National statistics released today have revealed the number of residents claiming Job Seekers Allowance in York has fallen to its lowest level since records began.

Golden girl to visit Mansion House after Special Olympics triumph

Published on Wednesday, 12th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Double gold medal winning athlete Laura Campbell will visit the historic Mansion House after returning from her accomplishments at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Young people invited to fourth York Apprenticeship Recruitment Event

Published on Wednesday, 12th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Young people will be able to find out over 100 Apprenticeship vacancies in the city as City of York Council hosts its fourth York Apprenticeship Recruitment Event on Tuesday 18 August.

York residents can save on their gas and electricity bills

Published on Wednesday, 12th August 2015 in News centre press releases

York residents have another chance to see if they can save money on their gas and electricity bills by joining The Big Community Energy Switch in partnership with City of York Council and iChoosr.

York’s Latest Public Health Chapter on How to Enjoy the Summer is published

Published on Wednesday, 12th August 2015 in News centre press releases

City of York Council has published the latest monthly chapter of its Director of Public Health annual report for 2015 which focuses advice on how to have fun in the sun during the summer holidays.

New Winter waste collections agreed

Published on Monday, 10th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Residents are set to benefit from two additional garden waste collections this winter as well as improved recycling collections over Christmas, following approval at a public decision session today.

Applications welcomed for Barbican Concessionary Days

Published on Thursday, 6th August 2015 in News centre press releases

York based groups, clubs and community organisations are being invited to apply for a concessionary day’s hire of York Barbican.

Increased Funding to help local businesses hire apprentices

Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Small and Medium Sized businesses across York are being invited to apply for a grant to help them hire an apprentice and grow their business.

Devolution explained

Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2015 in News centre press releases

York’s Executive has launched plans to consult residents on options for devolution in the city.

Seeing York in a new light

Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2015 in News centre press releases

Over 6,000 lanterns in York will be replaced this year with a new ‘white light’ - providing a clearer light, which will help make people feel safer at night.

Comment on this page
Feedback
Back to the top of the page