Wednesday 30th September  7.00pm – 8.00pm

(Members only event)

The Constituency Labour Party is organising an on-line (Zoom) information and discussion meeting on local government re-organisation in North Yorkshire. The meeting will be led by Steve Siddons, the Leader of Scarborough Borough Council.

Central government wants local government in York and North Yorkshire to be reorganised and simplified.

The current “two-tier” system involves North Yorkshire County Council and the seven District and Borough Councils (which include Scarborough BC).  The responsibility for delivering services  is split between the County and District/Borough Councils.

The government wants this replaced with a unitary (or “one-tier”) system, with new Council(s) providing all the services to the citizens in their boundaries. This would mean an end to the existing District and Borough Councils.

North Yorkshire County Council are proposing a single unitary authority to cover all of the county (except City of York which, under their plan, would remain as a separate unitary authority). The District and Borough Councils, on the other hand, have plans for two unitary authorities to cover the east and west of the county, including York.

More information about the District and Borough Councils’ plan is available here: https://www.get-change-right.com

And information about the County Council Plan is available here: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/stronger-together

IMPORTANT: This meeting is open to Labour Party members only and pre-registration is required. Information about how to register has been emailed to members and will also be available on the Scarborough and Whitby Labour Party Facebook page – click on the link below.

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