So what do we mean by getting public service standards in York back to an acceptable level?

The new Council Leader will face some difficult decision on priorities.

With the new Labour Leader promised to refund £1.3 million to Lendal Bridge motorists and also to freeze Council Tax levels (at a cost of £2.1 million?) many will wonder whether a further decline in street service standards may be in prospect?

We hope not.

Standards have dropped off since 2011, nowhere more so than in Cllr Williams own Westfield ward. We give some examples here.

Individually they cost little to remedy.  They do however require a new, more proactive, approach to maintenance.

We have, of course, reported these issues for attention

Overgrown garage area

Overgrown garage area

Litter Acomb car park

Litter Acomb car park

Insecure rubbish storage (Front Street)

Insecure rubbish storage (Front Street)

Verges overgrown and verges not endged

Hedges overgrown and verges not edged

Uneven carriageways (Gladstone Street)

Uneven carriageways (Gladstone Street)

2 thoughts on “So what do we mean by getting public service standards in York back to an acceptable level?

  1. […] any freeze on Council income levels. The Council will need to redirect its resources to improving basic services. It will need to shelve some of its major capital projects, reduce the amount that it is borrowing […]

  2. […] any freeze on Council income levels. The Council will need to redirect its resources to improving basic services. It will need to shelve some of its major capital projects, reduce the amount that it is borrowing […]

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