Category: Coronavirus

Completion of season: York City Football Club

York City Football Club have announced that they are yet to receive official information from the National League about the completion of the season. Despite this, the club want to reassure fans they have made a strong case regarding their position in the league and how the season may be brought to a close. They advise… Read more »

York Pride 2020 cancelled

Due to recent events with the outbreak of coronavirus, York LGBT Pride committee have reluctantly made the decision to cancel York Pride 2020.  They say, while carefully considering all options, it’s been a very hard decision to make.  However, the health and wellbeing of supporters, volunteers, traders, artists and emergency services is way more important… Read more »

York City Council have released a new business support plan

On the 23rd March, York City Council released a new coronavirus business support plan. The updated bulletin includes: new government advice, information for the self-employed, details of new lobbying efforts by the council and partners on behalf of the self-employed and information about support from the local media. They have also included details for immediate… Read more »

Coronavirus is being used for fraudsters to target victims 

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus, fraudsters have been using this to their advantage. North Yorkshire Police have had a number of reports of fraud over the past few weeks relating to Covid-19.   North Yorkshire Police have released the latest scams and how to stay safe from them.  Fraudsters have been claiming to be from the… Read more »

York council leader responds to coronavirus

Council leader, Councillor Keith Aspden, has made a statement to the executive regarding the city’s response to coronavirus. The leader has drafted a coronavirus response which includes business support and an emergency fund. The council have announced it will create its own emergency fund to support local residents, businesses and communities, including support for children… Read more »

Councillors call for delay to government consultation on Leeman Road closure

Councillors ask government to postpone vital Leeman Road closure consultation until after virus outbreak In the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 Holgate Ward councillors Rachel Melly, David Heaton, and Kallum Taylor have written to the Secretary of State for Transport to urge a delay to the upcoming consultation on plans to permanently close Leeman… Read more »

York Fashion Week Update

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement last night concerning significant new measures being adopted by the UK in light of Covid 19, the majority of events that were to form York Fashion Week are being postponed. Anyone who has purchased tickets will automatically receive a full refund within the next seven days. Organisers still intend… Read more »