Although the new Executive now includes a representative from both the Labour and Green groups, it is anticipated that a more balanced all party meeting of a “scrutiny committee” will also consider the same issue a week earlier.
The future of the fountain was brought into question when the Quango “Make it York” announced that it would be demolished.
The statement was widely criticised as there had been no prior consultation with residents or most Councillors.
Another petition is being collected concerning the nearby site where children’s rides are traditionally located at Christmas. It is expected that it will attract sufficient signatures to force the Council to publicly debate the issue and consider reinstating the Carousel at its traditional location.