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The Council is writing to around a third of all households in York to let them know that their recycling collection day will change from the 1st of April 2017. Households affected by the changes can expect to receive a new rubbish and recycling calendar in the post. The Council is also providing free boxes, […]

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Liberal Democrat budget plans announced today will help protect local frontline services in the face of huge government cuts. Key proposals include: Doubling long-term investment in roads and footpaths to £20million More money for gulley cleaning, gritting and litter bins Supporting renewable energy to make York the Greenest City in the North More support for […]

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The following streets will be reinstated to the gritting schedule in February: Crossmoor Lane, Eastfield Avenue, Greenshaw Drive, Haxby Moor Road, Moor Lane, Oaken Grove, Usher Lane, West Nooks, Westfield Lane, Westfield Road, Wheatfield Lane. Part roads: Wheatfield Lane to Oak Tree Lane; Usher Lane to bridge; Walmer Carr to Green Dike. These routes are […]

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Rescuing the Haxby Hedgehog

by Sarah on 4 December, 2016

Back in October, a resident posted to the Haxby Facebook page, asking advice about a juvenile hedgehog they had found curled up on a path during daylight. Another resident offered to take the hedgehog to the vet, while I got in touch with Emma, who runs a York based hedgehog rescue for advice. Emma couldn’t […]

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Local Liberal Democrats have been at Headlands School asking parents to make the Brake Pledge to improve road safety.  The event follows concerns about speeding across Haxby & Wigginton and some near misses outside the school. It was organised by Haxby resident Sarah Dixon and local councillor Cllr Ian Cuthbertson. The pair spoke to local […]

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Fracking – Drop-in session

by Sarah on 28 November, 2016

From Executive Member for the Environment and Liberal Democrat Councillor for Westfield Ward, Andrew Waller: Most of the area of the City of York is covered by licences for Fracking granted by the Government. The Environment Agency is running a “Meet the Regulator” session on Tuesday 29th at the Merchant Taylors (Aldwark) between 2pm and […]

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Autumn Statement – Conservatives Fail To Deal With NHS Blackhole This week’s autumn statement shows a Brexit blackhole at the centre of government finance. Parliament has heard that hundreds of billions will be taken out of the economy just when we need it most. Liberal Democrats across our area and the country have been pushing the […]

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Lib Dems oppose cuts to local pharmacies

by admin on 22 November, 2016

York Liberal Democrats are opposing government plans to cut funding for local pharmacies. The Government has announced plans to cut funding for pharmacies by more than £200m over the next two years starting with an in-year 12% cut this December. It is estimated the cuts could lead to up to 3,000 of the country’s 11,700 pharmacies being […]

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Sign the Brake Pledge

by Sarah on 21 November, 2016

Ian and Sarah are calling on residents to sign the Brake Pledge as part of Road Safety Week 2016. The pledge asks drivers to consider six things before they drive: Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable. “We often hear from residents that speeding in Haxby & Wigginton is a concern, and having witnessed a […]

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Anti-Bullying Week – Get Involved!

by admin on 17 November, 2016

Anti-Bullying Week – Get Involved! This week schools, colleges, parents, carers, children and young adults unite to say a big ‘NO’ to bullying. Of course it’s important to tackle bullying all year round! But this week is a special chance to draw everyone’s attention to bullying. So we can take individual and collective efforts to […]

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