A report to a leisure committee meeting taking place on 22nd June confirms that residents will pay for admission to the Art Gallery, and local museums like Castle, in future.
The Museums Trust is launching its own YMT card which will cost £22 a year.
This will offer unlimited access to York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum & Gardens and the newly refurbished York Art Gallery for a year. The YMT Card saves £5 compared to buying individual day tickets for the three YMT charging venues.
It is clear that, if the Council want free entry for York Card holders to these venues, they will have to increase their subsidy to the Trust.
The move by the Trust is being viewed as retaliation for the decision taken by the former Labour controlled Council to cut its grant from £1.6 million to £600,000 pa.
Admissions to the two museums have remained fairly steady over the last 3 years with between 162,000 and 170m000 visitors being recorded each year.
Children and young people from City of York Council’s York Music Centre are celebrating group and individual successes in an Irish music competition.
The group of young musicians competed in the Northern Regional Fleadh in Manchester on Saturday 9 May and has won a place in the All Britain Fleadh, to be hosted by the Northern Region on 27 and 28 June at Meyerscough College near Preston.
The residents of Gale Farm Court, the sheltered accommodation unit for older people which is located on Front Street, have come up with a novel way of making better use of their community room.
They are offering free use of the room – which can accommodate up to 40 people – to local groups who need a meeting space.
The residents will permit free use of the room with priority being given to groups who might let residents join in with their activities.
Obviously this offer is likely to be of particular interest to craft, further education and discussion groups who are in need of additional participants, but it may also go some way to satisfying the demand for space at places like Energise and the Library which are sometimes over subscribed.
Any group that is interested should communicate their details and requirements to:
Kerrie Smith|Sheltered Housing Scheme Manager
t: 01904 552298 |m: 07825680637| e: email@example.com
City of York Council is inviting fitness instructors to get in touch about setting up new classes to add to the successful Eng-AGE 50+ activity programme.
Instructors who join the Eng-AGE programme will be invited to showcase their activity by offering a taster session at the annual Eng-AGE 50+ Day at Energise on Monday 17 February from 9.30am to 4pm.
Planning is already underway so any instructor who wants to find out more should contact Catriona Sudlow, Older Peoples Physical Activity Officer on 01904 553377 or email Catriona.firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 13 December.
For more information about the Eng-AGE programme of activities visit www.york.gov.uk/eng-AGE
Energise has passed a tough assessment from Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest, in which it scored Excellent.
Quest is the most well known improvement programme within the leisure industry and its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure centres in the UK.
In order to achieve Quest Plus, Energise went through a two year process, with a mystery visit and a two day assessment in the first year, and a second mystery visit and one day assessment in the second year.
The mystery visit in year two is particularly challenging as the mystery visitor does not work in the leisure industry.