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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian seeks meeting with Post Office to discuss temporary closure of Woodthorpe branch

Julian seeks meeting with Post Office to discuss temporary closure of Woodthorpe branch

Julian has today contacted the Post Office to request a full update and meeting on when they will reinstate their Woodthorpe branch, following the news this will close temporarily. The Post Office have said the Moorcroft Road branch will close temporarily “following the withdrawal of these premises for Post Office use”. They have announced they

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York Press column – New Council must press ahead with York Central project

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Julian Welcomes Ring Road Announcement

October 1, 2018

Julian has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that York’s outer ring road will be one of the first schemes to receive investment from the Major Road Network fund. Announced last July, this fund targets economically important roads under local authority responsibility.

Commenting on the announcement, Julian said: “this is very welcome news for York and I am pleased that Chris Grayling has seen the merits in our case. Upgrading the ring road has remained one of my top priorities for the area and after debates, questions and letters to Ministers I am pleased that the Government is delivering.

“This is a big step towards ensuring that the ring road is fit for purpose and passengers can expect reasonable journey times throughout.”  

Further details will be released in the spring and construction is expected to commence in 2020-21. The Major Road Network fund is raised from Vehicle Excise Duty, the proceeds of which were previously only available for trunk roads managed by Highways England.

In his speech Chris Grayling said: “We are spending record amounts on improving our roads and we want more of our busiest roads to benefit from guaranteed investment.

“These first five schemes will unlock no end of benefits for communities by improving motorists’ journeys, taking traffic away from built up areas, as well as enabling new housing to be built and creating more jobs.”