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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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£500,000 in targeted funding for North Yorkshire Police from new government Safer Streets Fund

£500,000 in targeted funding for North Yorkshire Police from new government Safer Streets Fund

North Yorkshire Police has been awarded £548,980 as its share of the government’s new £25 million Safer Streets Fund. The Safer Streets Fund was an important Conservative manifesto commitment at the December 2019 general election to improve general security in communities especially impacted by ‘acquisitive crime’ such as car theft, robbery and burglary. This is

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Julian Backs Re-Opening of Gyms and Leisure Centres

June 24, 2020

Julian has recently been contacted by Duncan Bannatyne asking for assistance in reopening gyms and leisure facilities as soon and as safely as possible.

Many other local gym owners and members have reached out to Julian asking for help and he has lobbied Ministers on their behalf to hopefully allow these businesses open alongside the hospitality sector on July 4.

As long as gyms and leisure facilities take the necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus, Julian supports all efforts to further reopen the economy.

Commenting after writing to Ministers, Julian said:

I am sympathetic to concerns that gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres will not be able to open from July 4, and think the government should seriously consider bringing this forward from the current projected date of mid July for those sites that demonstrate they can open safely. I appreciate that many gyms and leisure centres, with spacious rooms and good air extraction systems, can operate just as safely as the eateries and pubs due to open on the 4th.

“As lockdown is gradually eased in line with the state of the virus, I believe we have to move from a system of blanket restrictions for whole sectors, to more flexible arrangements, where the opening of individual locations depends on the ability of each to prevent covid transmission.

“I am more than happy to lobby Ministers on behalf of affected local venues.”