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Kallum Taylor

Kallum Taylor, a 27-year-old Holgate resident who works for a local housing association has been chosen to be Labour's candidate at the Holgate by-election.

Kallum Taylor selected to contest Holgate by-election

Kallum Taylor, a 27-year-old Holgate resident who works for a local housing association has been chosen to be Labour's candidate at the Holgate by-election. Read more

Team Holgate

Labour's campaign for the Holgate by-election got off to a flying start this week. Dozens of local activists have been taking Labour's message of hope to people in Holgate, and have been responding to their concerns about local issues. We look forward to being able to speak with many more people over the coming weeks.

Sonja Crisp, who served for 11 years on the Council, announced her retirement on Friday 5 January. She said: “I have been a part of a very productive and dedicated team of three Labour Councillors for Holgate Ward and am proud of the things we have been able to achieve for local residents.

Voters in Holgate will go to the polls to choose an new councillor on Thursday 15 February. Holgate Labour Party members will be choosing the candidate to contest the vacancy on the evening on Friday 12 January.

 

 

Holgate by-election campaign off to a flying start

Labour's campaign for the Holgate by-election got off to a flying start this week. Dozens of local activists have been taking Labour's message of hope to people in Holgate, and have...

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Clifton Ward Councillors are encouraging the public to have their say on relocating the services to a Londis shop on Haxby Road.  The move would take the branch 800 metres away from its previous location from north of York hospital to the east of the main hospital site.

A long awaited replacement for Crichton Avenue branch post office could be open as early as March, as Post Office consults on providing services from a new location.

Post Office Consultation Underway

Clifton Ward Councillors are encouraging the public to have their say on relocating the services to a Londis shop on Haxby Road.  The move would take the branch 800 metres... Read more

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Sending out our best Christmas wishes and Happy New Years to all Clifton residents! Last week, we attended the Methodist Christmas Tree Festival and coffee morning as well as picking up some pressies from the Christmas Fayre.

Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year!

Sending out our best Christmas wishes and Happy New Years to all Clifton residents! Last week, we attended the Methodist Christmas Tree Festival and coffee morning as well as picking... Read more

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Thank you to all residents who we met with yesterday on our mobile street surgery around the streets of Clifton Green and Westminster Road. We really appreciate your time and value all your comments

Ward Walkabout in Clifton

Thank you to all residents who we met with yesterday on our mobile street surgery around the streets of Clifton Green and Westminster Road. We really appreciate your time and... Read more

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Labour councillor Danny Myers’ two-year fight against cuts to Fire Service crews was finally won this week.

Cuts to fire cover to be reversed

Labour councillor Danny Myers’ two-year fight against cuts to Fire Service crews was finally won this week. Read more

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North Yorkshire Fire Authority meeting - 13 December, 2017 11am

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Without repeating the speech I made to this Authority two years ago when a decision was taken to reduce the crew numbers to initially to 3 but then allowing officers to bring options for 2 through the Fire Cover Review.

We have been against cuts to crew numbers and against the introduction of TRVs from the start

Danny Myers' speech to increase number of firefighters

North Yorkshire Fire Authority meeting - 13 December, 2017 11am " Without repeating the speech I made to this Authority two years ago when a decision was taken to reduce... Read more

Labour will propose basic minimum standards across council procured construction contracts when it debates a motion to council in York this week (Thursday 14 December). The motion seeks to follow a number of other Yorkshire councils adopting a Construction Standards Charter, ensuring council procurement policy is used as a tool to achieve minimum standards within its construction contracts.

Labour seeks improved standards on construction contracts

Labour will propose basic minimum standards across council procured construction contracts when it debates a motion to council in York this week (Thursday 14 December). The motion seeks to follow... Read more

Fiona Derbyshire, Labour's parliamentary candidate for York Outer
Fiona Derbyshire, Labour's parliamentary candidate for York Outer

Fiona Derbyshire has been selected as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the York Outer constituency at the next General Election.

Labour announces Fiona Derbyshire as parliamentary candidate for York Outer

Fiona Derbyshire, Labour's parliamentary candidate for York Outer Fiona Derbyshire has been selected as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the York Outer constituency at the next General Election. Read more

Labour spokesperson for housing Councillor Fiona Derbyshire
Labour spokesperson for housing Councillor Fiona Derbyshire

Labour has written to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, following news that he intends to intervene in the preparation of York’s Local Plan.

Labour seeks talks over Local Plan intervention

Labour spokesperson for housing Councillor Fiona Derbyshire Labour has written to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, following news that he intends to intervene in the... Read more

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Following yesterday's announcement by Local Government Secretary of State Sajid Javid that the Government is preparing to take over the process of writing York's Local Plan, Leader of the Labour Group Councillor Janet Looker said:

Labour Group Leader's Response to Local Plan Warning

Leader of the Labour Group Councillor Janet Looker Following yesterday's announcement by Local Government Secretary of State Sajid Javid that the Government is preparing to take over the process of writing York's Local... Read more

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Thank you to everyone who spoke to us during our advertised Ward Walkabout around Brompton Road, Water Lane and Rawcliffe Lane this week! We value all ideas and comments and work hard to represent your views!

Ward Walkabout in Clifton

Thank you to everyone who spoke to us during our advertised Ward Walkabout around Brompton Road, Water Lane and Rawcliffe Lane this week! We value all ideas and comments and... Read more

Social housing

 

Labour has called for parties to work together following the Government’s announcement that it wants councils to return to building homes for social rent.

Labour calls for action on social housing

  Labour has called for parties to work together following the Government’s announcement that it wants councils to return to building homes for social rent. Read more

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Friday 20 October  -  6pm to 7pm

Lidgett Methodist Church

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Friends of Acomb Park - Urgent Public Meeting

Friday 20 October  -  6pm to 7pm Lidgett Methodist Church 60 Wheatlands Grove, YO26 5NH Read more

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Brilliant to see former Clifton Labour Cllr David Yellen at Kirby Misperton site today to oppose fracking. Labour will ban fracking because it would lock us into an energy infrastructure based on fossil fuels, long after the point in 2030 when the Committee on Climate Change says gas in the must sharply decline.

At Kirby Misperton Fracking Site

Brilliant to see former Clifton Labour Cllr David Yellen at Kirby Misperton KM8 fracking site today to oppose fracking. Labour will ban fracking because it would lock us into an... Read more

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We have recently met with Post Office bosses to push for a replacement branch post office over nine months after the ward’s only branch closed. We met with Mark Gibson, Head of Public Affairs at Post Office Ltd to talk through the closure of Crichton Avenue branch Post Office in Clifton and the search for a replacement.

Post Office talks continue in Clifton

We have recently met with Post Office bosses to push for a replacement branch post office over nine months after the ward’s only branch closed. We met with Mark Gibson,... Read more

We’re delighted to say that our campaign to restore the full service of Citizens Advice York has proved successful. Yesterday, Councillor Neil Barnes presented the 1770-signature petition to restore the full service of Citizens Advice York to the Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health. The Executive Member agreed to provide six months of financial support, temporarily restoring the full four-day-a-week advice service.

Citizens Advice Petition Success!

We’re delighted to say that our campaign to restore the full service of Citizens Advice York has proved successful. Yesterday, Councillor Neil Barnes presented the 1770-signature petition to restore the... Read more

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At the first Smarty Party gathering last month at St Luke's Church Hall, we were pleased to be joined by York Central MP Rachael Maskell and lots of local residents to talk about local history in Clifton.

Gathering to remember our local history - VIDEO

At the first Smarty Party gathering last month at St Luke's Church Hall, we were pleased to be joined by York Central MP Rachael Maskell and lots of local residents... Read more

Labour councillors in York are calling on the public to have its say on plans by North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to take over the running of the county’s Fire Service.

Labour calls for public say on fire service merger plans

Labour councillors in York are calling on the public to have its say on plans by North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to take over the running of the... Read more

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We have been pushing for a bench to be installed on the field next to the Forest School field by the path up from Lumley Road to Lady Road and are pleased to see this now in place!

New bench installed!

We have been pushing for a bench to be installed on the field next to the Forest School field by the path up from Lumley Road to Lady Road and... Read more

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It's great to see the Bus Stop arrive in Clifton and prove to be a big hit with youngsters and families. We went down to see how it settled in on Kingsway North for two days over the Bank Holiday weekend. Plenty of fun and games and things to do for all, from painting, crafts, games and video games.

Bus Stop Fun at Kingsway North

It's great to see the Bus Stop arrive in Clifton and prove to be a big hit with youngsters and families. We went down to see how it settled in... Read more

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A busy street stall this Saturday on Burton Stone Lane with Rachael Maskell MP for York Central talking to Clifton residents about the Citizens Advice campaign that has seen the advice sessions in York city-centre reduced to two days per week.

Busy Street Stall on Burton Stone Lane

A busy street stall this Saturday on Burton Stone Lane with Rachael Maskell MP for York Central talking to Clifton residents about the Citizens Advice campaign that has seen the... Read more

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Labour Group Leader Coun. Janet Looker has announced that Coun. Dafydd Williams will return to frontline politics after being appointed to the shadow transport brief for Labour.

Dafydd Williams takes shadow transport brief

Labour Group Leader Coun. Janet Looker has announced that Coun. Dafydd Williams will return to frontline politics after being appointed to the shadow transport brief for Labour. Read more

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Another cracking team was out yesterday evening collecting signatures for our Citizens Advice Petition.

Cracking team out in Acomb

Another cracking team was out yesterday evening collecting signatures for our Citizens Advice Petition. Read more

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It's good to see the hedges finally cut back at the bottom of Westminster Road leading to Paddy's Field. If you let us know of any issues you want us to take up and get sorted, please get in touch using the details below.

Hedges cut back at Westminster Road

It's good to see the hedges finally cut back at the bottom of Westminster Road leading to Paddy's Field. If you let us know of any issues you want us... Read more

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