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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian questions Ministers on flood defences south of York

Julian questions Ministers on flood defences south of York

Julian this morning asked Ministers about the resilience of flood defences, and emphasised the need to remember smaller communities south of York when drawing up flood protection plans. In the House of Commons during questions to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, Julian said: “Hard flood defences like the

Julian visits Copmanthorpe Pharmacy to encourage residents to ‘Stay Well this Winter’ and ‘Think Pharmacy First’

Julian recently visited Copmanthorpe Pharmacy to learn about how North Yorkshire Community Pharmacies are...

Julian Pledges his support to help campaigners save New Earswick Swimming Pool

Last Saturday, Julian visited New Earswick Swimming Pool where he met with campaigners, pool...

Julian visits Haxby fish and chip shop for Small Business Saturday 2017

Julian today paid a visit to the award-winning Millers fish and chip shop in...

The fight over illegally tethered horses goes on

February 18, 2013

The campaign over the problem of illegally tethered horses in York continues to rumble on and last week Julian meet with David Bowles, Head of Public Affairs at the RSPCA to raise the matter once more.

Following the meeting, Julian said “Discussions centred around three major areas on which to tackle this highly visible horse crisis affecting not only York but the whole Country. Firstly consider trying to reduce the supply of horses coming into the Country as numbers have jumped over the last few years, secondly making it an offence to deliberately abandon horses on private and public land through better definition of fly grazing in the animal welfare act and thirdly reinstatement of the National Equine Database. The last point I have raised directly with DEFRA ministers, because to my mind without a national database, horse passports are ineffective and enforcement is much more difficult and I don’t think we should give local trading standards any reason to duck this difficult issue.”