York City Council

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'Scary figure' of £270m to be spent on York council houses

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More than £270m is going to be spent on repairing council homes in York - an average of about £33,000 per property.

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The money will be spent over the next 30 years on fixing things like wiring, kitchens and bathrooms.

Councillor Michael Pavlovic said the sum for the planned works is a “very scary figure” at a housing meeting, but a council spokesman said the repairs are part of a “normal process”.

About one in every 10 council properties were deemed to be "not at a decent standard" earlier in the summer, according to a report prepared for the meeting.

But Mike Gilsenen, the council’s head of building services, said the majority failed because 546 homes did not have electric certificates from the past 30 years – so the council does not know what condition the wiring is in.

A programme to check the electrics in these homes will begin next month.

York's clamp-down on 'challenging' hen and stag parties

Plans to spend more than £80,000 to tackle the "challenges" stag and hen parties bring to York are being discussed today.

Stag and Hen pic
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Councillors are looking at the findings of a report which says York's evening economy has grown in recent years and is now "both vibrant and challenging".

"The challenges are most sharply expressed when hen and stag parties use the city centre," it said.

Council leader Keith Aspden said the rising number of bars and restaurants, as well as York's popularity as a party venue, causes problems between visitors and residents.

"The authority must look at ways of reducing anti-social behaviour and support a safer city centre", he said.

Some of the money will be used to appoint a council worker who'll bid for Purple Flag status, a scheme which recognises cities which are well managed at night.

Clifford's Tower plans could see car park redeveloped

People are being invited to find out more about how the area around Clifford's Tower, in York, is set to be transformed.

Clifford's Tower
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Under City of York Council's proposals for the Eye of York area, the Castle Car Park will be turned intoa public space and there are plans to extend the rear of the Coppergate Centre to create new restaurants and flats.

A drop in session is being held at the authority's West Offices, in Station Rise, this evening.

Karting company taking legal over stadium disruption

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A karting centre says it's taking legal action against City of York Council over the new community stadium.

York MotorSports Village and the disruption
York MotorSports Village

York MotorSports Village staff say they've put up with "significant disruption" for more than three years and now access to its car park has been reduced.

The deputy chief executive of the council says the business owner has been "informed of these plans throughout the process".

Local elections: York remains in the balance

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The authority may still be in no overall control, but the Liberal Democrats have something to smile about.

But their gains to take them to 21 seats of the 47 available has come at the expense of their Conservative coalition partners.

The Tories have are 12 down on their previous benchmark four years ago, now holding just two seats.

Labour gained two seats against their 2015 number, now holding 17.

Radio York's Gemma Dillon said she expected negotiations between parties in the city to go on over the weekend in order to try and find a way forward.

First election results for York and North Yorkshire

The first results are coming through in York and North Yorkshire's local elections.

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The first ward to declare was Tanfield, where David Anthony Webster of the Conservative Party was elected with 600 votes.

In Ryedale, Steve Mason has taken the Amotherby ward for the Liberal democrats from the Conservatives.

Councillor Mason is a member of Frack Free United and his ward includes Kirby Misperton, where Third Energy plans to frack.

In Selby, Labour has held its three seats in the Selby East ward, while the Conservatives have held Thorpe Willoughby, Cawood and Wistow.

Meanwhile City of York Council says turnout at the local elections is provisionally at just over 40%, which is higher than previous votes.

Other counts in North Yorkshire are due to declare through the afternoon.