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Clifton Labour Councillors are calling for Crichton Avenue Post Office to be re-opened as soon as possible. Crichton Avenue branch has been closed since the weekend before Christmas and it is now causing disruption to more and more residents as they learn that their local branch Post Office shows no signs of re-opening.

We have written to the Post Office to ask what they are doing to ensure Clifton has a Post Office. We want Crichton Avenue Post Office to be re-opened as soon as possible.

There is a dispute between the Postmaster and the Post Office, and this is extremely regrettable. Wendy and her colleagues have put so much hard work into Crichton Avenue Post Office, and it’s valued by all its customers.

Many people are lost without it. When Clifton Green Post Office closed people understood there would always be a Post Office within a mile of their home. Clifton has a lot of elderly residents who are now facing a long walk to their nearest Post Office and it’s not fair, particularly in the cold weather. The Post Office must find a solution to get this vital service for Clifton residents re-opened.

Sadly, the Post Office seems to be in a state of managed decline.  We have seen disputes before Christmas at major ‘Crown’ Post Offices including at Lendal and now local branches are suffering from the Government’s lack of focus on providing essential services.

According to figures uncovered by the Communications Workers Union, across the country last year there were over 700 Post Office branches that were classed as ‘temporarily closed’.

The Post Office is a lifeline to local communities and we will continue to press the Chief Executive to re-open Crichton Avenue as a matter of urgency.

Call to re-open Crichton Avenue Post Office

Clifton Labour Councillors are calling for Crichton Avenue Post Office to be re-opened as soon as possible. Crichton Avenue branch has been closed since the weekend before Christmas and it is...

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Role: Campaign Organiser – City of York Labour Group 
Location: York Central CLP Office
Salary: £20,649 pro rata, plus £378 fixed sum allowance
Duration: 15 hours per week, with flexible working by arrangement.  Fixed term contract until May 2019, with possibility to extend. Occasional evening/weekend working required.

York Labour Group on City of York Council is looking to appoint a Campaign Organiser to support its activities in working toward taking back control of the council.

The successful applicant will have a focus on community campaigning and will be expected to work closely with local Labour councillors, helping to build their campaign capacity, and have a proactive approach to delivering effective campaigns.

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To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter, setting out your suitability for the role, to Councillor Janet Looker, Leader of the Labour Group at: janet.looker25@gmail.com by no later than Wednesday 25th January.

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Councillor Janet Looker

Leader of the Labour Group
City of York Labour Party
59, Holgate Road
York. YO24 4AA.

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 IT IS TIME FOR A NEW APPROACH TO OUR RAILWAYS

Labour’s plan is to bring railways into public ownership, keep fares down by running services on a not-for-profit basis and invest in our railways – putting passengers first.

Since the Tories came to power, rail fares are up 27%. That’s a rise three times higher than wages and some season tickets are up by over 40%.

Under-investment is leading to chaos and cost to commuters. We were told that higher fares would fund investment, but vital projects to improve reliability have been delayed for years. Passengers are paying even more to travel on increasingly overcrowded and unreliable trains.

The Tories can't admit it, but rail privatisation has been a failure. Every year, millions of pounds which could go on improvements is handed to shareholders and rigid contracts make it harder to deal with overcrowding.

Labour will put passengers first, bringing rail into public ownership. Routes will naturally return to public ownership as private contracts expire, meaning profits can be re-invested to improve services and hold fares down.

Rachael Maskell MP says:
“Train ticket prices are still rising three-times faster than the growth in wages. Since 2010 we have seen a 27% increase in ticket price, the season ticket price for York to Leeds is now at £2,232, almost £500 more than in 2010.

“Labour believes that rail should be seen as an affordable, sustainable form of transport; and we would ensure that it is fully integrated into a regional transport and environmental plan, linking buses and trains and tackling congestion and air pollution.

“Labour will put passengers first, bring the railways into public ownership and keep fares down by running services on a not-for-profit basis.”

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 IT IS TIME FOR A NEW APPROACH TO OUR RAILWAYS

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