Some Councillors are apparently “processing” from the Guildhall to the “new” Council offices at Toft Green on Friday (11:00am). Details of the road closures can be seen by clicking here.
Quite why it has taken 6 months for the Councillors to find their way to the new building is a mystery.
A simple ribbon cutting event by the Lord Mayor in March would have cost little and allowed people to get on with their work.
There have been repeated assurances by the Labour leadership that the Guildhall will remain at the democratic heart of the City. Those assurances appear to lack conviction now that Councillors have sampled the hi tech luxury of West Offices.
We will see.
Residents can, themselves, experience the delights of West Offices on Saturday.
Those arriving with their full wheelie bin will be given an escorted tour of the *hear no evil” call centre.
The Council web site says, “Saturday 21 September from 10am to 4pm West Offices will be opening up for free public tours of the building, with the aid of colourful characters from York’s past to illustrate its historic connections, demonstrations of the City of York Hologram tour app plus some musical entertainment from CANsing, the council employees choir”.