The programme aims to further improve the sector by ensuring that homes meet expected standards and are well-managed, and the session will also consider streamlining and making the scheme more cost effective.
The first two schemes operated from 2006 and 2011. The new scheme that will run from 2016, is proposed to have a new condition: licence holders must demonstrate that they have the required up-to-date knowledge and skills to operate a HMO. They should be able to show that they have attended, as a minimum, a one-day professional development course provided by the council, or alternative courses which have been recognised by the council as meeting the necessary standards.
The Council is consulting local Councillors on plans for accident reduction initiatives in the area. By far the most controversial is likely to be a proposal to introduce a chicane on Thanet Road outside Lidl.
The initiative was prompted by the 11 accidents which have been recorded on the stretch of road between the Gale Lane junction and St James Place. Four of these were due to children running onto the highway. All of the accidents were recorded as “slight” (i.e. no major injuries)
While chicanes do slow traffic, they are unpopular as they lead to increased congestion.
We think that the installation of guard rails would be a better idea.
The Council is also considering removing the guard rails at the Cornlands Road/Gale Lane mini roundabout (to improve sight lines) and installing a traffic island at the Kingsway West/Tudor Road junction.
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Date: Sat 12, Sun 13, Thu 17- Thu 24 Dec
Time: Between 11am and 4pm
Venue: York Castle Museum
Cost: Included in the entry fee
Meet everyone’s favourite cold hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge as he tells you his story on the cobbled Victorian Street Kirkgate.
Bah, Humbug! Meet everyone’s favourite cold hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge as he tells you his story on the cobbled Victorian Street Kirkgate.
The drop in one man show sees Scrooge transform his life in the much loved festive tale of redemption.
Please visit the website for full Christmas listings : www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk