Local businesses invited to get involved in York Armed Forces Day 2019

Local businesses and community groups are being asked to support Armed Forces Day 2019 by pitching an offer, such as a gift or discount code, for armed forces personnel from 24 – 30 June.


Armed Forces Day (29 June 2019) allows City of York Council and local residents and businesses to give thanks for all the hard work and contributions made by the armed forces community.

The day of events, which will be held in York city centre, aims to further develop partnerships between local businesses and organisations, and members of the armed forces community.

Over 60 city-wide offers and discounts were listed during Armed Forces Day 2018, for a variety of city attractions, eateries, shops and travel networks.

Businesses are able to offer a week-long incentive throughout Armed Forces Week or a single-day deal on 29 June for Armed Forces Day.

To get involved, email: Lauren@mudstresscoffee.com

Charlie Croft, Assistant Director of Communities and Culture at City of York Council, said: “We are incredibly proud of our Armed Forces and are committed to supporting our armed forces community. It is important to work with partners across the region to give thanks for the service they provide.

“If you are a business or community group in York with an offer or discount for Armed Forces Day, please get in contact to show your support.”

*All offers and discounts are redeemable on presentation of valid accreditation; Service ID, Defence Discount Card or Letter.

Share your views on the York Station planning application

Plans that will see the front of York Railway Station transformed with the removal of Queen Street Bridge and reorganising the layout leading into the station are now available to comment on using the planning portal.

The plans were submitted last month following an extensive public consultation in summer 2018 which saw over 1,500 people share their feedback on the scheme. People now have the opportunity to comment on the submission at www.york.gov.uk/planning (ref no19/00535/FULM and 19/00542/LBC). Following this it is expected to go before the planning committee in summer.

Following feedback from the public consultation designers altered the master plan to take into account the comments.

Different landowners and funding arrangements mean that plans for the area will be delivered in phases, each with appropriate partners, planning approval and timescales. We’re working closely with Network Rail, London North Eastern Railway and Northern Powerhouse.

The project to transform the front of York Station will receive funding through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of Government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

For more information about York Station front visit www.york.gov.uk/stationfront

Clockhouse pub survives closure bid

The Clockhouse Pub on Tudor Road was granted a reprieve at a meeting yesterday when licensing officials considered its closure.

Additional conditions have been attached to the license including fitting a noise limiter and a requirement to close all doors and windows from 10:00pm

The Councils decision was described as the “final chance” to address the noise issues.