Date: Thur 27 Nov – Sun 21 Dec
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (late night Thur until 8pm)
Venue: Parliament Street
Enjoy the magic of York’s Christmas market . Come and wander amongst the pretty wooden huts and meet stall holders in Dickensian costume.
City of York Council is teaming up with partners across the city to celebrate the invaluable work of carers this week as part of national Carers Rights Day (Friday 28 November).
Carers Rights Day aims to support carers by ensuring they have the information and advice they need to claim benefits, access practical support and find out how technology can help make their lives a little easier.
This year’s theme is ‘Looking after someone? Know your rights’. It focuses on making carers aware of their rights; letting them know where to get help and support, and raising awareness of carers’ needs.
York’s eagerly awaited St Nicholas Fair launched today (Thursday 27 November) with the award for The Best Dressed Stand going to Paula Snowdon from Millies Designs.
Paula, who can usually be found in Shambles Market on Saturdays and Sundays, is launching a new range of high quality decorations and shabby chic gifts at the Fair.
The Christmas Fair, part of York St Nicolas Christmas Festival, opens on Parliament Street and continues for over 3 weeks until Sunday 21 December. This year over 60 winter-white chalets, selling a huge variety of different produce, crafts, gifts and Christmassy decorations, will open every day from 9am to 6pm. Late night shopping will be available on Thursdays until 8pm.
Stagecoach and Virgin Group are the new operators of the InterCity East Coast franchise operating passenger trains along the East Coast Main Line (ECML) .
Details of he companies plans can be read by clicking here
Bus operator First and City of York Council have today officially launched a free WI-FI service for tens of thousands of bus users thanks to York’s share of £50 million from the government’s Super-Connected Cities programme fund.
North Yorkshire Police and City of York Council have joined forces to help keep cyclists safe this winter.
During the dark nights, North Yorkshire Police’s Cycle Response Team are handing out free LED cycle lights to people who they stop riding without them while out on patrol.
Officers are giving the lights, which have been supplied by City Of York Council’s Road Safety Team, to people cycling alone to help keep them safe.
Not everyone officers stop will be entitled to the cycle lights. They will be given to youngsters or other vulnerable people who would otherwise have to walk home if they were forced to continue their journey without lights.
Officers are also giving out reflective back pack covers.
Nick Clegg launching the new scheme last year
In York the take-up of universal infant free school meals in primary/infant schools, on school census day in October, was 77.9%.
The initiative announced by the coalition government 2 years ago has proved to be popular with many parents.
Now plans have been outlined which would see the scheme extended to other primary school children.
The extra garden waste collections will take place during the weeks commencing 19th and 26th January 2015.
The collections will be on residents normal recycling collection day.
Christmas trees will also be collected at the same time.
Residents should by now have received a new collection calendar (right).
If not please visit the Council’s Facebook site.
The planning committee taking place on 4th December will consider an application to replace the temporary University sports hall which is located on Heslington Lane.
The temporary hall has been in use for over 8 years and is showing signs of wear and tear.
Location of hall
The replacement hall measures approximately 55m x 40m x 13m to the ridge. The building would be insulated and incorporate heating and ventilation. Materials would comprise insulated panels and a fabric membrane roof, all over a galvanised steel frame. Access would remain as existing, from Heslington Lane via James Way.
The application is recommended for approval.
Sport England have asked for a condition securing the use of the sports hall by the local community.
The hall is additional to the facilities being provided at the sports village on Hull Road.