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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Hosepipe Ban for Yorkshire

Hosepipe Ban for Yorkshire

Yorkshire Water has announced that it will introduce a hosepipe ban from 26th August. Yorkshire Water’s director of water, Neil Dewis, said: “Parts of Yorkshire have seen the lowest rainfall since our records began more than 130 years ago. The hot, dry, weather means that Yorkshire’s rivers are running low and our reservoirs are around

York Press column – New North Yorkshire Mayor and new Yorkshire Prime Minister?

This is a historic month for our great county, as Yorkshire Day on 1st...

Julian welcomes 190 additional police officers for North Yorkshire Police

Julian has welcomed new figures that show 190 police officers have been recruited in...

York and North Yorkshire devolution deal signed

On Yorkshire Day, a new historic devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire was...

Julian Raises Impact on Home Working Caused by Rural Broadband with Minister for Digital Connectivity

May 6, 2020

Julian raised the issue of how poor rural broadband can impact an employee’s capacity to work from home throughout the Covid-19 outbreak with the Minister for Digital Connectivity, Matt Warman MP, during a Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport telephone surgery.

Concerns were brought to Julian by a resident of Hessay who noted that not all the village would benefit from the installation of a fibre cabinet. The resident was understandably concerned about this and Julian probed the Minister as well Openreach for an explanation.

The Government are committed to closing the connectivity gap between rural and urban communities to ensure no one is disadvantaged due to where they choose to make their home but initiatives will never be successful if our villages are only partially connected. Julian has asked the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for their assessment on how rural broadband has impacted employees ability to work from home and probed Openreach to discover if they plan to ultimately connect all of Hessay to the fibre cabinet.

Julian will continue to make the case for our villages and hamlets to benefit from the same broadband speeds as urban settlements. If you are experience any issues with your internet provision, please get in touch so Julian can take up your case.