New Garden Waste Subscription Scheme launches in York

City of York Council has launched a new Garden Waste Subscription Scheme, which will introduce a charge for garden waste collections from Monday 5 August 2024. The easiest way to sign up for the Garden Waste Subscription Scheme is to complete an online form at www.york.gov.uk/GardenWaste Support is available for anyone who is not able…

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GB Railfreight celebrates 10,000th delivery to Drax Power Station

GB Railfreight has today completed the delivery of its 10,000th biomass train from Liverpool to Drax Power Station, North Yorkshire. Since 2016, GB Railfreight’s trains have moved over 15m tonnes of sustainable biomass between Peel Ports, Liverpool and Drax Power Station in Selby, Yorkshire. The biomass hauled by these 10,000 train journeys – equivalent to…

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Road Closures on Towthorpe Moor Lane

City of York Council will be carrying out essential drainage works on Towthorpe Moor Lane at the junction with Strensall Road. Work will start on Monday 15 July and last until Thursday 25 July 2024, weather permitting, and will require a road closure at the junction between 8am and 6pm, when work is taking place….

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Andrew Jackson strengthens employment team with senior appointment

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce that Gillian Markland has joined the firm’s employment team as a partner. Gillian brings several years’ experience acting across a broad range of employment matters. She regularly advises both public and private sector employers on a range of matters including contracts of employment, handbooks, disciplinary and dismissals,…

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Recruitment boost as new air traffic control staff bolster Teesside team

Two new starters from two very different backgrounds have been welcomed to the tower at Teesside Airport. Ben Harrety, 18, and Dan Parsons, 33, have joined the Air Traffic Control team in recent weeks. Ben, from Wynyard, has always held a passion for aviation having started learning to fly aged just 14 and applied for…

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Leading Yorkshire nursery, Johnsons Nurseries, partners with college for second year of successful training course

Two Yorkshire businesses, an agricultural and horticultural college, Askham Bryan College, York and one of the UK’s largest commercial plant growers, Johnsons Nurseries, have partnered up for a second year to deliver a bespoke training course following a successful launch in 2023. Developed exclusively for Johnsons Nurseries’ staff, the 12-week ‘Introduction to Horticulture’ course will…

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Leeds charity partners with university to stop refugees and asylum seekers being ‘treated like objects’ 

Give a Gift and York St John University researchers aim to change the blueprint for support service design.   York St John University and Give a Gift are proud to launch the findings of a 10-month study aimed at improving the lives of refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK. The work was launched after…

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Further growth for Andrew Jackson’s Property team: Leanne Stefanovic joins as an associate

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP announces that Leanne Stefanovic has joined its property team as an associate, strengthening the firm’s client services offering across the region. Having assisted clients across a range of residential conveyancing matters for over 10 years, Leanne’s experience covers all aspects of residential property sale and purchase, as well as transfers of…

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York celebrates Armed Forces Week

City of York Council is joining partners across the city and the UK, to celebrate and recognise the contribution of our Armed Forces later this month Saturday (29 June). Armed Forces Day is a chance for communities to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving…

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Get set Harrogate, your new generation electric buses are coming!

Spa town’s power-packed new zero emission buses prepare for the open road as families and VIPs join the launch party They’ve had a movie star launch in the heart of Harrogate – and now the first of the spa town’s sparkling new electric buses are being prepared to carry their first customers in service in…

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Drax Foundation gives £500k to boost stem education, support communities and reduce energy poverty

New funding will go to seven projects that are sited near to where Drax Group operates in England and Scotland Latest donation of over £500k will support 3,600 vulnerable people with their energy bills, enable 3,100 children to access STEM education, and help 240 schools become more energy efficient. The Drax Foundation, the charitable entity…

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Night-time works to resurface key York road

City of York Council will be carrying out resurfacing works between the A1036 Malton Road, A1237 Outer ring road and Hopgrove Lane roundabouts. Work will start on Tuesday 18 June and last until Wednesday 3 July 2024, weather permitting, and will take place between 9pm and 5am on weekdays. From Tuesday 18 June to Friday…

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Harrogate Spring Water champions mindful drinking at Royal Ascot event with LK Bennett

Harrogate Spring Water, the Official Water Supplier of Ascot and Royal Ascot, recently hosted a stylish event at The Ivy, York, in collaboration with Official Womenswear Sponsor, LK Bennett. Influencers from across the North of England were invited to indulge in Harrogate Spring Water-based non-alcoholic cocktails whilst previewing the new Royal Ascot collection from LK…

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Planet & People First Verification Achievement

SVH Inc. CIC Achieves People and Planet First Verification! SVH Inc. CIC is proud to announce its achievement of the prestigious People and Planet First Verification, underscoring our commitment to fostering sustainable, Strong, Vibrant, Happy, and Incorporated communities. As a certified member of Social Enterprise UK, this milestone marks a significant chapter in our journey…

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Work to start near Millennium Bridge

Work starts next week between Millennium Bridge and Butcher Terrace to improve accessibility and to allow it to stay open for longer when the river levels rise. Work will begin on Monday 17 June 2024 and is expected to last for five weeks. The works will: Raise part of the path (the dip which is…

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York’s Blue Badge holders supported with a National Day of Action

To uphold their rights and access to disabled parking, Blue Badge holders in York were supported by a crack-down on badge misuse and fraud on Friday 24 May as part of the National Blue Badge Day of Action. This day aims to ensure that Blue Badge holders across the UK can get the parking to…

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UPDATE: Road closures for planned resurfacing works

There have been changes to the times of resurfacing works on Bishopthorpe Road that will require road closures this June. Due to the poor condition of the underlying carriageway, we will be closing Bishopthorpe Road to vehicle traffic on Thursday 6 June and Friday 7 June (6.30pm-Midnight). This will be instead of the closures originally…

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Changes to York’s sexual health service proposed

Proposals to change the way sexual health services are provided in York will be considered later this month and could then be consulted on later this year. The sexual health service in York is delivered through YorSexualHealth, provided by the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The provision of free, comprehensive, open access…

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New Fishermen’s Mission fundraiser in Yorkshire

The only charity dedicated to supporting the fishing community, the Fishermen’s Mission has a new Regional Fundraising Manager in Yorkshire. This is a newly created role for the county and it will be of vital assistance to our clients – active fishermen, former fishermen and their families. “The region has a strong history of fishing,…

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We’ve got the power – could you be the face of Harrogate’s electrifying new buses?

The Harrogate Bus Company launches search for locals to get in the picture – on the back of a sparkling new electric bus Could you be the star on the back of a sparkling new electric bus in Harrogate? The spa town’s leading bus operator, The Harrogate Bus Company, is launching a quest to find…

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Money launderers jailed for £1 million fraud after York-based investigation

Five money launderers who laundered the proceeds of bogus computer service companies that conned victims – many of whom were elderly and vulnerable – out of over £1 million have been sentenced to 9 and a half years imprisonment at Leeds Crown Court (3 June 2024). The sentences follow an investigation led by the National…

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Drax Foundation helps 148 UK schools save £1.6m in energy costs and reduce their CO2 emissions by 1,700 tonnes

The Drax Foundation, which is the corporate foundation of the renewable energy company Drax Group, launched a three-year programme in 2023 to donate £4.5m to projects that help schools and other community-led organisations to become more energy efficient. In the first year of operation, the programme has supported the energy education charity, Energy Sparks, and…

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Ride with pride! Transdev’s colourful celebration of diversity takes to the road

‘Everyone’s welcome on our buses’ message seen by thousands at York Pride as specially designed double decker makes its debut Ride with Pride – the message is clear to all as Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev’s newly-designed double decker takes to the streets of historic York. Bus number 2421 has now become Transdev’s standard bearer for…

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MOU agreed to develop ‘bioship’ technology and plans to construct the world’s first biomass-fuelled ship

New bioship technology would use gas from biomass to propel ship MoU between Japanese and British companies contains plans to develop bioship by the end of the decade Technology could decarbonise shipping of biomass pellets to Japan, potentially reducing carbon emissions by 22% Leading Japanese companies, NYK Line (NYK), NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBP),…

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Castle Employment named one of The Sunday Times best places to work

Yorkshire, UK – Castle Employment Group is thrilled to announce its inclusion in The Sunday Times prestigious list of the Top 100 Companies to work for. This accolade recognises the dedication and effort Castle Employment places in creating an exceptional workplace culture that adheres to rigorous standards of employee satisfaction and wellbeing. Every year, The…

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Council support for struggling households

Ahead of Government financial support ending in September 2024 for households battling the cost of living crisis, residents are urged to claim all they are eligible for and see where they can get discounts and lower their bills. The reduced Household Support Funding for York of £1,037,906 is available until 30 September, and will provide…

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Ousewem unveils powerful video collaboration with The Artery to address environmental challenges

Ousewem, an innovative flood resilience project supporting vulnerable North Yorkshire communities, is proud to unveil an insightful video created in partnership with The Artery, a champion for creativity and collaboration in North Yorkshire’s rural and coastal communities. Founded on the principles of fostering creativity and empowering early-career creatives, The Artery has received funding from Innovate…

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Council supports Pride month

City of York Council will be joining communities across the city to celebrate Pride Month, joining in the annual Pride parade on Saturday (1 June). Under a Pride banner, council staff will parade from York Minster through the city to the lively and varied celebration at the Knavesmire. There, council staff and partners will be…

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Look Say Sing Play Stay and Play sessions prove a hit with parents

Over 2,200 parents, carers and young children have attended popular stay and play sessions delivered by Explore in partnership with City of York Council over the last three months. The weekly, hour-long sessions are for parents and carers with children aged 0-2 years, and are held at the libraries in Tang Hall, Acomb and York….

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The Belfrey awards Simpson contract for its major building project

St Michael le Belfrey, a thriving Grade I listed church in York city centre, has awarded the Contract for Impact – its major repair and reordering project – to Simpson, a York based construction company with significant expertise in restoration and conservation. The rigorous tender exercise was overseen by cost consultants Morham & Brotchie and…

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Innovative flood resilience project introduces talking lampposts to Yorkshire

Ousewem, an innovative flood resilience project, is transforming community engagement efforts by enlisting the help of talking lampposts to raise awareness about natural flood management (NFM) in North Yorkshire. Led by City of York Council, in collaboration with North Yorkshire Council, Ousewem aims to identify and deliver nature-based solutions (NbS), including NFM, to reduce flood…

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York Children’s Services’ worker receives national award

A City of York Council staff member working with children and young people in care has won a national award for her work. Annie Whitley, a Corporate Parenting and Co Production Advisor, was nominated at the national Frontline Awards, which Celebrate amazing social workers and young people with lived experience of social work. Frontline described Annie’s…

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Road closures for planned resurfacing works

City of York Council will be carrying out resurfacing works on Bishopthorpe Road and Elvington Lane (B1228) requiring road closures this June. Works will start on Bishopthorpe Road on the evening of Friday 31 May and be complete by Wednesday 19 June, weather permitting. Bishopthorpe road will be closed to vehicle traffic: 6.30 pm on…

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Council launches Buzz About York

City of York Council is launching the ‘Buzz About York’ campaign to promote biodiversity and help wildlife flourish across the city. We are trialling sustainable planting in flowerbeds with long-lasting, perennial plants that will provide a good source of nectar for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. This will: increase biodiversity; provide habitats for insects and…

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York St John celebrates the city’s Festival of Ideas

York’s Festival of Ideas 2024 starts this weekend (Saturday 1 June).   Featuring world-class speakers, exhibitions, theatre, music, films, guided walks, family-friendly activities, and much more, the York Festival of Ideas offers a huge range of stimulating and diverse events for all ages and interests – with most events free. Now in its 13th year,…

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Castle Employment named one of the Sunday Times best places to work

Yorkshire, UK – Castle Employment Group is thrilled to announce its inclusion in The Sunday Times prestigious list of the Top 100 Companies to work for. This accolade recognises the dedication and effort Castle Employment places in creating an exceptional workplace culture that adheres to rigorous standards of employee satisfaction and wellbeing. Every year, The…

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First flight to Dalaman in 13 years takes off from Teesside

A Turkish gem has returned to Teesside departure boards for the first time in 13 years – with a jet full of TUI holidaymakers setting off on Tuesday morning (28 May). The sold-out service to Dalaman was the first of a programme which will see flights to and from Teesside every Tuesday until 17 September….

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Arts students bring colour, vision and vibrance to campus for end of year shows

York St John University Degree Show Exhibitions open their doors to the public   From sculpture to photography, graphic design to animation: York St John University is proud to welcome friends, family and members of the public to the Art and Design Degree Show Exhibitions 2024. The Art Degree Show will feature sixty exhibiting artists across…

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YorHome announces home improvement grants and 12 months rent up-front for new landlords

City of York Council’s not-for-profit letting agency YorHome is offering new incentives for landlords signing with us. Besides offering probably the lowest management fees in the city, we’re now offering market-beating benefits of 12-month’s rent up front and funding for certain home improvements. Anyone with a residential property in or immediately around York who is…

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Major refurbishment to Glen Lodge’s original building starts

After adding 27 extra homes to Glen Lodge in 2018, work is starting to refurbish and make the 32 original apartments more energy-efficient, accessible and comfortable. This popular independent living community in Heworth was originally built in the 1970s and a £4 million investment in 2018 added 25 new apartments and two new bungalows to…

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York scientist wins international award for his work to tackle unnecessary animal testing

Dr Owen Kavanagh from York St John University founding member of group honored by the Lush Prize 2024 “We believe it’s time to put an end to the bias in favour of animal-based methods in research as often non-animal methods are more suitable and ethical.” Dr Owen Kavanagh, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at York…

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Council elects new Lord Mayor and confirms new Executive Team

City of York Council has elected the new Lord Mayor of York, and approved its new leadership team at a full council meeting today (23rd May 2024) Councillor Claire Douglas remains as the Leader of the Council and has responsibility for Policy, Strategy and Partnerships. Councillor Pete Kilbane stays as Deputy Leader with executive portfolio…

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Transdev’s Yorkshire workshop wonders in UK skills challenge

Testing road ahead for bus firm’s mechanical, electrical and bodywork stars From experienced engineers to rising stars of the workshop – Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev’s team of all the talents are to take on the ultimate test. The Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) is celebrating Britain’s best in bus and coach engineering with its…

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£100,000 fund opens for applications to support ward residents

Following £100,000 of support having been successfully awarded to support ward residents in January 2024, a further £100,000 is now available this year. At the beginning of 2024, 37 organisations from across the city applied for a share of funding and 16 were successful. This next £100,000 pot will be offered in two lots of…

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City of York Council celebrates the life-changing impact of its amazing foster carers during Foster Care Fortnight (13-26 May)

City of York Council is celebrating the life changing impact its foster carers have on the lives of local children and young people. The council cares for over 200 children and young people in York and local foster carers provide safe, loving homes if they can’t live with their own families. Ordinary people doing the…

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Access consultation delivers five new bays for Blue Badge holders and businesses

Following the Council’s consultation on making York city centre more accessible, five new experimental bays open today (21 May) for Blue Badge holder parking and business loading. Disabled people, residents and business have been consulting with the Council since November 2023 in a number of different ways, including drop-in sessions, online and in-person workshops. They…

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A Personal Choice! Lord Mayor of York chosen charities

‘Stroke Association’ Chosen by Lord Mayor as key charity for 2024 – 25 The incoming Lord Mayor of York; Cllr Margaret Wells has chosen her charities for her year in office, the headline charity will be Stroke Association. Both the Lord Mayor Elect and Sheriff Elect Fiona Fitzpatrick are both stoke survivors and know first-hand…

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