What’s on in York: Writing Historical Fiction – Meet the Author Carmen Radtke

Jun _5 Carmen RadtkeYork Explore Library :

Tue 5 Jun :

6.30pm – 7.30pm :


York resident Carmen Radtke and novelist will talk about her historical mysteries, her approach to researching the past and her inspirations. She also welcomes questions.

Her debut novel, The Case of the Missing Bride, was a Malice Domestic competition finalist and is published by Bloodhound Books. A Matter of Love and Death was published under the pen name Caron Albright by Bombshell Books.

This event will take place in the Marriott Room at York Explore Library

Facebook: Carmen Radtke
Twitter: @carmenradtke1

To book tickets please click here.

What’s on in York: Sensory Play – Make a Noise in Libraries

Bookstart Bear Logo JuneAcomb Explore Library :

Tue 5 Jun :

10.0am – 11.30am :


Come and celebrate National Bookstart Week and make a Noise in libraries 2018 at York Libraries.

In this session we will listen to the National Bookstart Week book “A Busy Day for Birds” by Lucy Cousins and then enjoy some sensory and tactile play.

This is a free event, no need to book just turn up and join in the fun.

What’s on in York: Baby Sensory event at York Explore tomorrow (Tuesday)

Bookstart Bear Logo June

York Explore Library :

Tue 5 Jun :

10.00am – 10.30am :


Come and celebrate National Bookstart Week at York Libraries.

Baby Sensory is an award winning baby development programme specifically designed for babies from birth to 13 months.  The sessions include a wide range of activities, such as music, puppet shows, fibre optic light shows and visual stimulation, which encourage your baby’s development while having lots of fun!

Free booking essential, call any library to book your place.

Spy camera fine income in York set to top £1/2 million this year

The York Council has issued updated figures indicating the number of Penalty Charge notices issued on Coppergate and Low Poppleton Lane.

ANPR “spy cameras” are in use in both locations.

The figures for Low Poppleton Lane in April are the first to be published since the Council discontinued issuing “warning letters”.

456 drivers were fined on Low Poppleton Lane in April. That could bring in around £20,000 in additional income for the Council.

The picture in Coppergate is similar, with 640 penalty charge notices issued, a big increase on the same month in 2017.

Taking both sites together, the Council could pull in around £500,000 a year in fine income – far above budget forecasts.

The use of “spy cameras” has been criticised in the past as an over-reaction by the authorities to relatively modest traffic problems.

In Coppergate, at least, most penalty notices have been issued to visitors to the City.

Signage, although now legally compliant, is difficult for motorists to interpret quickly as they search the City for their destination.