Apparently the York Council is going ahead with a plan to bid for nearly £2 million of public funding, despite being told that the area does not qualify for the “Community Renewal Fund”.
York wasn’t on the list of 100 towns and City’s given priority for use of the fund.
Nevertheless, the Council has gone ahead and drawn up a list of schemes that might have benefited. “Partners” were asked to put forward their proposals.
Nine projects were subsequently selected.
There has been no public consultation on the proposals. This has now been exacerbated by a failure (in the Council report to a meeting next week) to provide any explanation of what the projects are intended to achieve.
The single line descriptions are a totally opaque.
We’re pretty sure though, that the “Bosch startup harbour programme” has little to do with ships and water!