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Friday 20 October  -  6pm to 7pm

Lidgett Methodist Church

60 Wheatlands Grove, YO26 5NH

Friends of Acomb Park - Urgent Public Meeting

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After their promises during the election to protect front line services, it seems the Lib Dems are now doing anything but. The Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Cllr Andrew Waller, has signed off plans that will see huge cuts to the level of street cleaning in Acomb and across the city.
 
Many of Acomb’s streets will go from being cleaned once a fortnight to once a month, whilst many others will go from being cleaned once a month to once every three months.
 
This will undoubtedly cause significant issues and we’d like to hear from you about any problems you witness as these street cleaning services are cut. Please contact me directly if you want to report any concerns about this, or anything else.

To find out how your street will be affected by the street cleaning cuts download the document linked to below. It shows the before' and 'after' maps and the cuts to the level of service being imposed by the Tory and Lib-Dem council on Acomb residents.

Acomb Street Cleaning Cuts Map

Acomb Street Cleaning Cuts

After their promises during the election to protect front line services, it seems the Lib Dems are now doing anything but. The Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Cllr Andrew Waller, has...

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Labour candidates Tracey Simpson-Laing, David Horton and Rachael Maskell enjoyed afternoon tea at Elm Tree Gardens in Acomb today with local residents.

Tracey Simpson-Laing
Stuart Barnes

Labour's Acomb candidates

Rachael Maskell

Labour's York Central candidate

Tea at Elm Tree Gardens in Acomb

Labour candidates Tracey Simpson-Laing, David Horton and Rachael Maskell enjoyed afternoon tea at Elm Tree Gardens in Acomb today with local residents. Tracey Simpson-Laing Stuart Barnes Labour's Acomb candidates Rachael...

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Tracey Simpson-Laing and Stuart Barnes have objected to the plans submitted by Associated British Foods for the British Sugar site as they go against promises made to the community with regards to the tree bank and other areas of open space. Also initially no affordable housing has been offered as part of the application, a big concern for local people.

Labour make objections to plans submitted British Sugar site

Tracey Simpson-Laing and Stuart Barnes have objected to the plans submitted by Associated British Foods for the British Sugar site as they go against promises made to the community with...

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Tracey Simpson-Laing and Stuart Barnes took a break from campaigning to visit the plant and wildlife at Fish Ponds Wood of Woodlea Avenue, a valuable community resource.

Visit to Fish Ponds Wood

Tracey Simpson-Laing and Stuart Barnes took a break from campaigning to visit the plant and wildlife at Fish Ponds Wood of Woodlea Avenue, a valuable community resource.

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Tracey Simpson-Laing and Stuart Barnes undertook a litter pick at Viking Park, on Sunday. Unfortunately some people using the park have not been using the bin provided. Tracey and Stuart will be keeping an eye on the issue now the weather is improving.

Acomb litter pick at Viking Park

Tracey Simpson-Laing and Stuart Barnes undertook a litter pick at Viking Park, on Sunday. Unfortunately some people using the park have not been using the bin provided. Tracey and Stuart...

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Eighteen new council homes have been built in Acomb. York’s Labour council is committed to the more affordable housing where it is most needed. The residents will live on a street named after York’s recent successful staging of ‘Le Tour’. A great choice of street name from a pupil of Carr school.

 

Eighteen new council homes in York

Eighteen new council homes have been built in Acomb. York’s Labour council is committed to the more affordable housing where it is most needed. The residents will live on a...

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Once again the Liberal Democrats are putting around misleading information. So this is the truth about the so called missing sign.

The proposed design indicates one 20mph sign plate and two 30mph sign plates to be placed on new posts. This has been implemented on site.

As part of the 20mph implementation process for the city, the Council has to consult the Department for Transport guidance 'Traffic Signs Manual'.

Chapter Three offers guidance on indicating changes of speed limits. Fig. 14-7 on page 109 shows terminal signs must be placed on both sides of the road to indicate the higher limit (30mph) on the major road (Wetherby Road) but only one terminal sign is required on the minor road (Briar Avenue).

This arrangement has been used for a number of small and narrow 'Cul-de-Sac' streets across the City as part of the 20mph rollout.

20mph is funded from the Government ring-fence Local Transport Plan fund; it is not Council Tax money.

The money can only be spent on schemes to improve safety (such as 20mph) or modal shift (encouraging moves to walking, cycling and public transport)

The money cannot be used for anything else. Across the UK over 13 million residents are now covered by 20mph in their residential streets and the amount grows each day. 20mph is supported nationally by all three main political parties

Stuart Barnes
Tracey Simpson-Laing

Labour's Acomb candidates

Labour's Acomb team clears up speed sign rollout confusion

  Once again the Liberal Democrats are putting around misleading information. So this is the truth about the so called missing sign. The proposed design indicates one 20mph sign plate...

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Tracey Simpson-Laing, the local councillor for Acomb, inspected work on the foundations of the new Council homes at Hewley Ave. Labour is committed building more homes in York to address the chronic housing shortages faced by local people.

New Council homes in Acomb

Tracey Simpson-Laing, the local councillor for Acomb, inspected work on the foundations of the new Council homes at Hewley Ave. Labour is committed building more homes in York to address...

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