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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian welcomes progress on infrastructure fund bid for York Central and Clifton Gate sites.

Julian welcomes progress on infrastructure fund bid for York Central and Clifton Gate sites.

Julian has warmly welcomed the announcement from the Secretary of State for Housing, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, that the City of York Council’s application to the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) has moved on to the next stage. Commenting, Julian said “I am delighted that York’s application to the HIF has cleared the first

Julian meets Minister on future on Strensall Barracks site

On Wednesday Julian met with Minister Tobias Ellwood and officials at the Ministry of...

Julian lobbies government on access to new Cystic Fibrosis drug

Julian has acted to support local residents affected by Cystic Fibrosis by writing to...

Julian to host Haxby Local Plan drop-in meeting

Julian will be holding a public local plan drop-in event on Saturday 24th March...

Julian discusses the future of York’s library service

December 18, 2017

Last Friday, Julian visited Acomb Explore Library Learning Centre where he met with Fiona Williams, CEO of Explore York Libraries and Archives. This was to discuss the future vision of York’s library service and learn more about Explore as an organisation.

Explore York is contracted by the City of York Council and provides 14 static libraries in places such as Strensall, Bishopthorpe, Huntington, Dringhouses, Copmanthorpe and Dunnington. Explore also provides 4 reading cafés, 1 mobile library, a prison library and a home library service.

York’s libraries are very successful, but in order to build on this success and ensure the service continues to meet the changing demands and expectations in the coming years there is a need to keep innovating. Therefore, the City of York Council has opened a library consultation so they can hear the public’s views on this matter.

Libraries are centres of learning and opportunity for all, they offer a space for the local community to come together and that is why it is important for the people of York to have a say in what they would like their future library service to look like. Julian is encouraging local residents to get involved by completing the online survey about the library service. This survey is available at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CYCLibraries17.