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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 new 25 Year Environment Plan and action on plastic waste

Julian welcomes new 25 Year Environment Plan and action on plastic waste

Julian has welcomed yesterday’s launch of the government’s new 25 Year Environment Plan by the Prime Minister, including important measures to tackle the problem of plastic waste. These include a target to achieve zero avoidable plastic waste by 2042, and the extension of the successful 5p plastic bag charge to customers at small shops. The

York Press Column: The Year Ahead

I hope that readers have enjoyed a peaceful Christmas and I trust all is...

Julian’s Christmas Message

As 2017 draws to a close I wanted to take this opportunity to wish...

Julian supports call for wider ivory sales ban

Julian is supporting calls for the government to widen its proposals for a ban...

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.