Waste Collection updates for #York

Please note that residents can now be informed about waste collection updates via York’s Council website. Please see the link below:


The table will indicate if there has been a service issue that day. You can click on the day they were due to receive a collection and this will list the streets affected and the date for re-collection. Information is presented on a rolling week basis.

This page will replace any updates previously made on waste social media pages and these will be removed. This means there will be no social media platform for waste!

#York for Europe – AMAZING STUFF IN MARCH #YorkForEurope

Monday Vigil, Remain the Best Deal for Women March and Rally, EU Citizens Rights Legal Info and York for Europe Coaches to the Big London March (also Remain Supportive – social event)
Remain – The best Deal for Women

York for Europe have an epic line up of speakers at their march and rally next week (see graphic below) – From 12:30 p.m on Saturday 9 March in St. Helen’s Square, York.  All Welcome

EU Citizens Legal Information Session  – Monday 12 March, 19:00 to 21:00, Friends Meeting House Friargate, York

A free event, supported by the European Commission and delivered by an expert in the field.  This will involve an overview of the current landscape for those not currently holding UK citizenship.  There will also be a Q&A to answer practical questions.

FREE TICKETS available from Eventbrite

And the BIG ONE – ‘Put it to the People March – Saturday 23 March, London, York Coaches from Leeman Road – 07:30 AM.

Last time was big,  this time will be EPIC! – York for Europe quickly sold out their first coach to the London march. There are still a few places remaining on the coaches booked for the 23rd March.  Join York for Europe and the 12 other Yorkshire groups to make history.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

Coach tickets are £20 or £30 and available HERE


#York is part of EU Settlement Scheme pilot

City of York Council has announced they will take part in the second phase of the national EU Settlement Scheme pilot.

York is the one of only four North East areas taking part in the scheme; the other three are Stockton on Tees, Newcastle and Hull.

The EU Settlement Scheme is a Home Office initiative which allows EU citizens living in the UK to apply to the scheme if they wish to continue living in the UK past 30 June 2021.

The second phase of the EU Settlement Scheme tests the application process ready for when the scheme opens fully to the public by 30 March 2019.

EU Citizens can choose whether to send their details to the Home Office, use an android app, or make an appointment at York Register Office for a cost of £14, to verify their identification.

The appointments are ideal for residents whose mobile phone or other device doesn’t have near field communication (NFC) and the resident is eligible to apply for settled status during the pilot phase.

Appointments can be made at York Registration Service, York Register Office, 56 Bootham, York, YO30 7DA, for Mondays and Tuesdays between 1pm – 4.30pm at a cost of £14 (including VAT).

Applicants must bring ID and be able to provide a valid phone number and email address. To make an appointment, call 01904 654477.

Businesses are able to bulk book appointments for large groups of employees or arrange for Register Office staff to visit their premises if more convenient.

For further details about making an appointment www.york.gov.uk/EUSettlementScheme or to find out if you’re eligible to apply, visit (Home office link)


Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Micklegate ward. Full details can be found by searching for the application reference. Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

Ref No: 18/02322/FUL

Location:       Land To The South Of 4 Scarcroft Lane York

Proposal:       Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of permitted application 17/01722/FUL to alter siting, external appearance and height of approved dwelling

Applicant:      Mr D Todd

Contact Mr L Vincent

Consultation Expiry Date        14 November 2018

Case Officer:   Jonathan Kenyon   Expected Decision Level       DEL


Ref No: 18/02372/EIASP

Location:       Station Building Railway Station Station Road York YO24 1AY

Proposal:       Scoping opinion in respect of the York Railway Station frontage improvement works

Applicant:      Marc Watterson

Consultation Expiry Date        6 November 2018

Case Officer:   Lindsay Jenkins Expected Decision Level DEL


Ref No: 18/02390/ADV

Location:       Knavesmire Hotel  Albemarle Road York YO23 1ER

Proposal:       Installation of replacement illuminated and non illuminated signs to the exterior of the building

Applicant:      Mr Devlin

Contact Mrs Gillian Shepley

Consultation Expiry Date        8 November 2018

Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL


Ref No: 18/02306/LHE

Location:       51 Wentworth Road York YO24 1DG

Proposal:       Erection of single storey extension extending 4.8 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.835 metres and a total height of 2.985 metres

Applicant:      Ms Melanie Paris

Contact Mr Philip Bixby

Consultation Expiry Date        2 November 2018

Case Officer:   Faith Chingono  Expected Decision Level DEL


Ref No: 18/02246/LBC

Location:       The Mount School Dalton Terrace York YO24 4DA

Proposal:       Extension to existing building to form new dance/ drama studio with associated internal alterations and minor external works

Applicant:      Mr Nick Higgins

Contact Miss Sharlene McFarlane

Consultation Expiry Date        14 November 2018

Case Officer:   Erik Matthews   Expected Decision Level DEL


Ref No: 18/02332/TCA

Location:       Land Lying Between Albemarle Road And Mill Mount York

Proposal:       Various tree works including felling of an Ash tree in a Conservation Area

Applicant:      Mr Mike Cole

Contact Mr Jonathan Slight

Consultation Expiry Date        30 October 2018

Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level DEL


Ref No: 18/02333/TCA

Location:       Land To North Of Jacobs Court Trinity Lane York

Proposal:       Crown reduce and lift 4 no. Himalayan Birch trees in a Conservation Area

Applicant:      Mr Robert Agar

Consultation Expiry Date        30 October 2018

Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level DEL


Ref No: 18/02218/FUL

Location:       Melrose Stand York Racecourse Racecourse Road Knavesmire York

Proposal:       External alterations to allow formation of new premier sports lounge

Applicant:      York Racecourse Knavesmire LLP

Contact Dawson Williamson Ltd

Consultation Expiry Date        26 October 2018

Case Officer: Sophie Prendergast   Expected Decision Level      DEL


Ref No: 18/02245/FUL

Location:       The Mount School Dalton Terrace York YO24 4DA

Proposal:       Extension to existing building to form new dance/drama studio with associated internal alterations and minor external works

Applicant:      Mr Nick Higgins

Contact Miss Sharlene McFarlane

Consultation Expiry Date        26 October 2018

Case Officer:   Erik Matthews   Expected Decision Level DEL



Have your say: Current consultations of City of #York Council


You can find all consultations on:

Budget Consultation – How would you set our budget

Early in 2019, councillors will have to set the council budget for 2019/20. We’re asking residents, businesses and community groups to tell us what you think the budget should look like, in areas such as:

  • amount to pay on council tax
  • parks, play areas and libraries
  • adult social care
  • business rates
  • parking charges
  • plastic recycling
  • household waste

Use our budget simulator to make the very same decisions our councillors will face early next year, and visualise the impact of setting the budget – it should only take 5 to 10 minutes to tell us what areas you would prioritise.


  • complete and return the survey printed in Our City magazine – landing on your doormat during October, or available in libraries and West Offices
  • come to a drop-in session at West Offices on Tuesday 20 November, between 5.00pm and 7.00pm

All printed questionnaire responses from Our City must be received by Friday 23 November. Online consultation closes at midnight on Friday 30 November 2018.

Feedback on the Bootham Park site

The Bootham Park site is extremely important to York, that’s why we’re working with health partners, to explore:

  • how best to guide redevelopment and protect the site’s significant heritage
  • how the site could be used and how it interacts with the wider area
  • how a comprehensive approach could have large benefits to the city

We want to make sure that future developments continue to protect the significant heritage of Bootham Park site; we’re also considering how it interacts with the wider area, at the heart of York.

See for www.york.gov.uk/BoothamPark for further information, and how to give your feedback.

We’re gathering your feedback and talking with potential providers to help us shape the brief for our designers and architects, so we can present a proposal for the sensitive redevelopment of the area in November.

Consultation closes at midnight at 9.00am on Thursday 1 November

School Admission Arrangements

The annual admission arrangements consultation is taking place between 8 October and 7 December 2018. The admissions policies, published admission numbers and related documents for schools in the City of York area relate to how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2020-2021 school year.

The consultation is a joint exercise between all admissions authorities in York, including:

  • City of York Council on behalf of community and voluntary controlled schools
  • the governing bodies of voluntary aided schools
  • the academy trusts of (single) academies
  • the trust board, and local governing committees, of multi-academy trusts

View the draft policies online. Comments can be made by completing the school admission online survey, emailing admissionsconsultation@york.gov.uk or by writing to School Services, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA, or to any of the schools and academies that are jointly consulting.

After consultation all admission authorities will determine their admission arrangements by 28 February 2019 in line with the School Admissions Code.

Consultation closes at midnight on Friday 7 December 2018

Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment

Ahead of the current policy expiring in March 2019, we’re seeking your views on our Statement of Licensing Policy which has been updated to include relevant changes in legislation. We’re also asking you to comment on a Cumulative Impact Assessment, which identifies an area of the city centre where the number and concentration of licensed premises adversely affects residents, visitors and other businesses, and therefore the promotion of our licensing objectives.

The results of the consultation will be considered by the Gambling, Licensing and Regulatory Committee before being approved by Full Council in March 2019.

To get involved you can email: licensing.unit@york.gov.uk or send your comments by post to:

Licensing Services
City of York Council
Eco Depot
Hazel Court
YO10 3DS

Consultation closes at midnight on Friday 28 December 2018

Fossgate improvements

Fossgate is one of the York’s best loved streets, with its own special character in the heart of the city. It offers a variety of independent shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs which attract a diverse range of residents and visitors. We want to continue working with residents and businesses to support Fossgate’s vibrant, growing community, and we’re seeking your feedback on how to invest £500,000 in improvements.

See www.york.gov.uk/Fossgate for further information about our proposals, and how to give your feedback.

Your comments will help us create our final designs for improvements to Fossgate, and will also help our Executive Member for Transport and Planning to decide on whether to go ahead with the improvements at the open decision-making session on Thursday 15 November 2018.

Consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 21 October 2018


Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP & Professor of Green Economics speaks in #York at @Clementshall at 7:30 on Friday November 2nd #Micklegate

How can we make the economy work better to provide housing, jobs and a safe environment for all?

MollyMolly Scott Cato, Green MEP & Professor of Green Economics speaks in York at Clement’s Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BW at 7:30 on Friday November 2nd.

Entry is FREE!

There will be a pay as you feel café so attendees can come straight from work and not have to worry about food,
and there will be a paid bar until 10:30pm!




#York City Centre Signage consultation of @theyorkbid

York BID is committed to installing new signage in the city centre to help visitors and residents find their way around.

As part of their Appearance & Environment programme, and in partnership City of York Council and York Civic Trust, they want to provide high quality, useful signage that can be easily updated.

They have looked at schemes in other cities as well as York and drawn up some designs. Now they want the feedback of residents and visitors.

Please go to the link below and spend five minutes completing their wayfinder survey. Your opinions might help to shape the signposting in York for many years to come.


This research is being carried out according to the Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct. All your answers and information you provide will be treated as anonymous and confidential in accordance with the new Data Protection Act and GDPR legislation.

You can read more about how your Personal Data is protected here.

#York Central – Updated Answers to questions No.1 & No.2

Following the submission of the outline planning application for the York Central development, the York Central Partnership has received a number of questions from residents seeking clarification on some key themes.  To answer these questions they are creating a series updates to provide answers, clarifications and explanations .

The first of these updates is focused on how it is proposed that vehicles, including cars buses and taxis, will move through the site and connect with York’s existing road network:


In the second they are looking at how people will walk and cycle through York Central and its connections with the wider city: