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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

York Local Plan

The City of York Council has recently been consulting about a Local Plan for the city. The Plan is a citywide plan which will help shape future development in York over the next 20 years. It sets out the opportunities and policies on what or will not be permitted and where, including businesses and new homes. The Plan is also

Written on 2nd November 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying, News

Have your say on York’s spending plans

York’s residents and businesses can have their say on the council’s future spending plans over the next few weeks. The results of the 2018 citywide budget consultation will help set the council’s financial priorities for the forthcoming year. Despite already achieving savings of over £100m in the last decade through a combination of efficiency savings and reviewing the services it

Written on 23rd October 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

Council wants your views on the York’s most important plan for a generation

A six-week consultation on the latest draft of York’s Local Plan – which identifies what and how land can be used – starts today. Homes in the city will receive a special edition of the Our City publication over the next two weeks, which explains the plan and how to have your say. The full version of the Local Plan

Written on 18th September 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, News

Lupton Fawcett Touch Rugby Tournament

Join Lupton Fawcett for the first annual Touch Rugby Tournament at York Rugby Club. Thursday 14 September 2017 – 5pm till 8pm All profits to our York office charity for 2017 – Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Corporate Team Entry only £100 + Vat Mixed teams of 6-10 players – All abilities welcome! The evening will include a light buffet and drinks

Written on 24th August 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News, Uncategorised

Scarborough bridge consultation

With thanks to City for York Council To help provide better accessibility, connectivity & more capacity, the council is consulting with residents, commuters and visitors on the construction of a new shared use bridge over the River Ouse. The new bridge will replace the current crossing adjacent to Scarborough Bridge, providing a much wider and accessible facility. The current narrow

Written on 12th July 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

York Business Games

This annual event is for businesses in York to compete against each other in some fun sports. The idea of the day is around fun competition not elite sports!! Giving businesses a great opportunity for team building as well as socialising and relaxed networking. The event has space for 16 teams of 6 players and up to 4 subs, and is

Written on 7th July 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News

Is your business ready to take advantage of degree and master’s level apprenticeships?

York St John University is pleased to be hosting a breakfast session for employers about degree and masters level apprenticeships. The recent introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy means funding is available to employers who want to pay for apprenticeship training and following the launch in April this year, 1.3 per cent of the UK’s employers will have to commit to

Written on 23rd June 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News