Empty Council garages still a problem in west York?

The Foxwood Residents Association recently used the Freedom of Information legislation to find out how many empty Council owned garages were available in the neighbourhood.

It turns out that the number was relatively small.

The Council says that it has a waiting list at most blocks.

However, the Council doesn’t routinely keep an up to date list of vacancies posted on its social media channels.

We think that is a mistake.

An empty garage brings in no revenue for the Authority while the chances of a void garage being vandalised are high.

We think that it may be time to outsource the management of this asset.

A contractor could be targeted to ensure that all garages are kept in use and that they are maintained to a high standard.

It might also help to reduce parking congestion on some roads in the City!

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