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City of York Council is asking for comments on new proposals to cut congestion and journey times on one of York’s busiest roads


Residents and businesses have until Friday 2 February to comment on designs to upgrade the outer ring roads Wetherby Road roundabout. The roundabout upgrades will mean more lanes and space on the approaches and exits, and improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. Also, and where possible the road layouts will be designed to accommodate a potential future a potential future scheme

Written on 9th January 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Chamber Budget Requests


West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Chancellor to create business stability in this year’s Budget. The Chamber wants to see Philip Hammond introduce measures that will tackle the up-front costs of doing business, and offer incentives for investment; the business group is also calling for improved mobile network coverage.  The submission to the Chancellor, due

Written on 16th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Economy, Lobbying, News

Election: Reaction


Commenting on the General Election outcome, the President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber said:  “I’d like to congratulate the MPs across North Yorkshire on their election victory and look forward to working with all to ensure that business and the economy remain priorities. As the dust settles on the formation of the next government I would particularly welcome commitment

Written on 12th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, media, News

New vision for key city area


An ambitious new vision to revitalise a key area of York’s city centre through a major redevelopment of Piccadilly, Coppergate Shopping Centre, and the Eye of York through to St George’s Field and the Foss Basin, is due to be considered by councillors. The Castle Gateway scheme, previously referred to as the Southern Gateway, sets out ideas for the creation

Written on 30th January 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in construction, News, property

York roads resurfaced, from 24 Oct

Resurfacing York roads

York Council will be carrying out essential resurfacing on several roads in York, including Huntington Road, Campleshon Road, Bad Bargain Lane, Moor Lane, Low Green and Fulfordgate from 24 October. Work is set to take place on: · Huntington Road from 24 October for five days, 9.15am-4pm. A temporary road closure from the junction of Link Road to Brockfields Road

Written on 20th October 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in infrastructure, News, Transport

Accountant helps Lord Mayor’s charities at Race Day


  North Yorkshire accountants and business advisers, JWPCreers, has provided sponsorship at York’s last race meeting of the year on Friday 7 October. The sponsorship enables a race day bucket collection to be held by the Lord Mayor for four charities: York Civic Trust, environmental charity St Nicks, York LGBT Forum and York Racial Equality Network. The race will be called JWPCreers

Written on 5th October 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Members' news, News

Recruiter celebrates 50 years

08/07/16: Castle Employment, York.

Castle Employment, an award winning employment agency operating in Scarborough, York and Leeds, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary following two years of expansion. To celebrate, the team held a grand Summer Party for staff, customers and suppliers on the evening of their anniversary on 3rd August. The Castle team are also involved in many fundraising events throughout the year with

Written on 8th September 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Employment, Members' news, News

Coppergate bus lane proposed


Comments are being invited on plans for a bus lane on Coppergate in York city centre. Traffic restrictions have been in place on Coppergate since the 1960s, but enforced infrequently. The council’s Executive has approved the reintroduction of automatic number plate recognition cameras (ANPR) to enforce the restrictions. A draft Traffic Regulation Order provides details of the restrictions to be

Written on 15th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News, Retail, Transport