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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

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York and North Yorkshire devolution deal signed

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‘Project Gigabit’ delivering next generation connectivity in York Outer

October 28, 2021

Julian welcome the latest ‘Project Gigabit’ update, which aims to connect the UK to lightning-fast, reliable broadband. Through the scheme, this Government has now reached the milestone of 50% gigabit-capable coverage in the UK – a dramatic rise from 5.8% in January 2019. This growth is expected to continue, reaching 60% gigabit-capable coverage by the end of December.

York Outer is in Lots 8 for Project Gigabit, which could inject between £128m – £218m to level up for the hardest to reach areas. As constituents will know, Julian has been campaigning hard for better digital connectivity in the more remote parts of York Outer and has successfully secured fibreoptic upgrades for many villages.

While Project Gigabit delivers progress, Julian feels strongly that connectivity targets need to be reassessed now more people work from home. Internet speeds which were deemed acceptable before the pandemic, may no longer be fit for purpose if households have one or two people working during the day joining video calls and accessing work networks.

Julian will continue to lobby for improvements for his constituents and will ensure the Government does not leave any household behind in terms of connectivity.