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Park and Ride compensation claim

by Steve Galloway on October 21, 2014

The York Council is to seeking liquidated damages for the 5 month delay in completing the park and site and associated highways works at Poppleton. It says that the issues will be assessed during the preparation of the final accounts for the scheme which was completed using “using a standard construction contract which includes liquidated […]

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Council abandon cycle hire project

by Steve Galloway on

The Council’s much hyped plan to introduce a “Boris Bikes” style cycle hire scheme into York has been quietly abandoned. The Council has realised that such a scheme would lose a lot of money. A similar (commercial) scheme in the City 10 years ago failed after only a few months. As was pointed out when […]

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The Council is to re-examine its contracts which cover spraying weeds on public highways. The move, announced at the last Council meeting, comes in the wake of unprecedented levels of complaints about weed infested streets particularly in the west of the City. At one point, even prominent City centre structures like Ouse Bridge were under […]

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The last Council meeting heard confirmation that no vehicle speed checks had been completed in west York since 20 mph signs started to be put up 12 months ago. Elsewhere checks in the Bishopthorpe Road area have revealed that average vehicle speeds have not changed since the controversial £600,000 programme was introduced there. In the […]

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New highways resurfacing programme

by Steve Galloway on October 19, 2014

The Council has published an updated list of outstanding highway and footpath resurfacing works that it is undertaking this year. The programme is:

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Marygate It looks like the installation of barriers at the Marygate car park – which cost taxpayers £100,000 – has reduced Council income by around £35,000 (20%) over the last 3 months. Income from Marygate Car Park in the 13 week period from 30th June to 28th September totalled £142,000 in 2014/15. The equivalent figure […]

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Only 5500 motorists have so far applied for repayment of the fines – unlawfully imposed by Labour – on drivers using Lendal Bridge during the closure trial which started in August 2013. This represents only a little over 10% of the total penalty notices issued. Labour have set an arbitrary deadline of the end of […]

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The last York Council meeting heard that Labour Councillors are still actively considering introducing a Green Bin Surcharge. As previously reported, this new charge would apply to all green bins not just the supplementary bin charge introduced last year. Most residents feel that the “winter break” for green bin emptying comes too early in the […]

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A call for Santa’s Socks!

by Steve Galloway on October 18, 2014

York residents are being asked to put their best foot forward and make unique Santa’s Socks which will be filled with sweets and distributed by local food banks around the city.

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