Population of York reaches 200,000

York Press: Population of York reaches 200,000 Population of York reaches 200,000

YORK’S population has broken through the 200,000 barrier, according to official figures.

An Office for National Statistics (ONS) report on 2012 population rates – the latest assessment available – revealed the number of people living in York that year is estimated to have risen by almost 2,000, or one per cent, to 200,018 while age ranges have altered across the city.

Areas in east York, such as Heslington, Hull Road, Osbaldwick and Derwent, saw rising levels of 20 to 24-year-olds, but the number of 25 to 39-year-olds living in the city fell since the 2001 Census.

The ONS report said this could reflect job opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.

Fulford and Guildhall both saw the number of children aged four and under rise by more than ten per cent between the 2011 Census and the 2012 estimates, which the ONS said has implications for childcare and school places.

Heworth and Micklegate saw the largest increases in the number of older children, with Fishergate, Heslington and Heworth Without’s 15- to 19-year-old population dropping sharply. 

The number of Derwent and Wheldrake residents in their mid to late 30s fell, with the report saying housing costs could be a factor, but more people in their early to mid-30s moved into the city centre.

Meanwhile, 12 council wards saw their 65- to 69-year-old population rise by more than ten per cent.

The ONS predicted in 2009 that York’s population would pass 200,000 by May 2010, but the 2011 Census showed it had fallen just short.

City of York Council leader James Alexander said information from the 2011 Census and the new population estimates was being fed into the authority’s draft Local Plan development blueprint, which includes building 22,000 new homes.

The plans for thousands of houses to be built on green belt land have caused controversy.

“It’s important that, through the Local Plan, we can secure homes and jobs for the future and any proposed developments include local amenities and services, such as school provision,” he said.

“It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.”

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9:25am Fri 17 Jan 14

oi oi savaloy says...

“It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.”

??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you!
“It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.” ??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you! oi oi savaloy

9:41am Fri 17 Jan 14

brownsoundz says...

I know its not just people from york that have been fined over lendal bridge and some have been fined more than once but this puts in prospective the amount of fines issued, almost 1/4 of yorks population.
I know its not just people from york that have been fined over lendal bridge and some have been fined more than once but this puts in prospective the amount of fines issued, almost 1/4 of yorks population. brownsoundz

9:46am Fri 17 Jan 14

smudge2 says...

brownsoundz wrote:
I know its not just people from york that have been fined over lendal bridge and some have been fined more than once but this puts in prospective the amount of fines issued, almost 1/4 of yorks population.
What has this got to do with the story brownsoundz...Get over Lendall bridge and try move forward with your life !!!
[quote][p][bold]brownsoundz[/bold] wrote: I know its not just people from york that have been fined over lendal bridge and some have been fined more than once but this puts in prospective the amount of fines issued, almost 1/4 of yorks population.[/p][/quote]What has this got to do with the story brownsoundz...Get over Lendall bridge and try move forward with your life !!! smudge2

9:49am Fri 17 Jan 14

voiceofnormalpeople says...

The vast majority of eastern Europeans now in this city is aged between 20 and 24. I know as working in a factory I can quite clearly tell you that 60% of our work force is foreign and fits this age criteria. make of this what you will. key the pro European brigade.
The vast majority of eastern Europeans now in this city is aged between 20 and 24. I know as working in a factory I can quite clearly tell you that 60% of our work force is foreign and fits this age criteria. make of this what you will. key the pro European brigade. voiceofnormalpeople

9:50am Fri 17 Jan 14

brownsoundz says...

couldn't care less about lendal bridge, just saying it shows what a mad ammount fines have been issued. sorry i will get on with my day
couldn't care less about lendal bridge, just saying it shows what a mad ammount fines have been issued. sorry i will get on with my day brownsoundz

9:57am Fri 17 Jan 14

smudge2 says...

brownsoundz wrote:
couldn't care less about lendal bridge, just saying it shows what a mad ammount fines have been issued. sorry i will get on with my day
Good idea...Enjoy !!
[quote][p][bold]brownsoundz[/bold] wrote: couldn't care less about lendal bridge, just saying it shows what a mad ammount fines have been issued. sorry i will get on with my day[/p][/quote]Good idea...Enjoy !! smudge2

10:01am Fri 17 Jan 14

roskoboskovic says...

i m always intrigued by the fact that we ve had hundreds if not thousands of new dwellings in every area of york over the last 15-20 years or so yet we never hear how much extra revenue this has provided for the council via council tax.at at least a grand per dwelling on average this amounts to a very tidy sum indeed yet we are always been told that our services must e cut.
i m always intrigued by the fact that we ve had hundreds if not thousands of new dwellings in every area of york over the last 15-20 years or so yet we never hear how much extra revenue this has provided for the council via council tax.at at least a grand per dwelling on average this amounts to a very tidy sum indeed yet we are always been told that our services must e cut. roskoboskovic

10:30am Fri 17 Jan 14

asd says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
i m always intrigued by the fact that we ve had hundreds if not thousands of new dwellings in every area of york over the last 15-20 years or so yet we never hear how much extra revenue this has provided for the council via council tax.at at least a grand per dwelling on average this amounts to a very tidy sum indeed yet we are always been told that our services must e cut.
Are you really that naive.... seriously. How many services that is needed in York from roads, school, bins etc. You really think that would cover it. Then goodness Central Government funding to councils is there to help, oh I forgot their cutting the funding silly me.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: i m always intrigued by the fact that we ve had hundreds if not thousands of new dwellings in every area of york over the last 15-20 years or so yet we never hear how much extra revenue this has provided for the council via council tax.at at least a grand per dwelling on average this amounts to a very tidy sum indeed yet we are always been told that our services must e cut.[/p][/quote]Are you really that naive.... seriously. How many services that is needed in York from roads, school, bins etc. You really think that would cover it. Then goodness Central Government funding to councils is there to help, oh I forgot their cutting the funding silly me. asd

11:23am Fri 17 Jan 14

Andy449 says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
“It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.”

??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you!
You'll probably find that skilled or high paying jobs won't be advertised in the local paper nowadays. For example, in my field (IT), there are plenty of jobs within York and the surrounding 10-20 miles which pay well above the national average wage but you need to search the more specialised websites to find them.
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: “It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.” ??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you![/p][/quote]You'll probably find that skilled or high paying jobs won't be advertised in the local paper nowadays. For example, in my field (IT), there are plenty of jobs within York and the surrounding 10-20 miles which pay well above the national average wage but you need to search the more specialised websites to find them. Andy449

12:08pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Population up and wages down. More houses = more traffic jams and more flooding. Is that what you want?
Population up and wages down. More houses = more traffic jams and more flooding. Is that what you want? ColdAsChristmas

12:29pm Fri 17 Jan 14

chris9104 says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
“It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.”

??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you!
It could also be because of the ridiculous prices charged for job adverts. Last time I wanted to I was quoted £500 per week. Why would I pay that much for apart timers advert?
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: “It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.” ??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you![/p][/quote]It could also be because of the ridiculous prices charged for job adverts. Last time I wanted to I was quoted £500 per week. Why would I pay that much for apart timers advert? chris9104

1:25pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

ledal bridge. people are stuck in york now with the only exit costing you £60.
ledal bridge. people are stuck in york now with the only exit costing you £60. Archiebold the 1st

1:33pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bloodaxe says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
“It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.”

??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you!
The ONS report says it. JA is quoting it.
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: “It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.” ??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you![/p][/quote]The ONS report says it. JA is quoting it. bloodaxe

1:35pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bloodaxe says...

brownsoundz wrote:
I know its not just people from york that have been fined over lendal bridge and some have been fined more than once but this puts in prospective the amount of fines issued, almost 1/4 of yorks population.
"Puts in prospective" ? What does that mean ?
[quote][p][bold]brownsoundz[/bold] wrote: I know its not just people from york that have been fined over lendal bridge and some have been fined more than once but this puts in prospective the amount of fines issued, almost 1/4 of yorks population.[/p][/quote]"Puts in prospective" ? What does that mean ? bloodaxe

1:37pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bloodaxe says...

voiceofnormalpeople wrote:
The vast majority of eastern Europeans now in this city is aged between 20 and 24. I know as working in a factory I can quite clearly tell you that 60% of our work force is foreign and fits this age criteria. make of this what you will. key the pro European brigade.
Ah yes, Normal People.
[quote][p][bold]voiceofnormalpeople[/bold] wrote: The vast majority of eastern Europeans now in this city is aged between 20 and 24. I know as working in a factory I can quite clearly tell you that 60% of our work force is foreign and fits this age criteria. make of this what you will. key the pro European brigade.[/p][/quote]Ah yes, Normal People. bloodaxe

1:54pm Fri 17 Jan 14

brownsoundz says...

can the press please delete my account.
can the press please delete my account. brownsoundz

3:07pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Can't all be wrong says...

chris9104 wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
“It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.”

??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you!
It could also be because of the ridiculous prices charged for job adverts. Last time I wanted to I was quoted £500 per week. Why would I pay that much for apart timers advert?
Employers now use agencies either High St or web based, very few young read any kind of newspaper, let alone a provincial one, so by definition there will be fewer jobs advertised.
[quote][p][bold]chris9104[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: “It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.” ??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you![/p][/quote]It could also be because of the ridiculous prices charged for job adverts. Last time I wanted to I was quoted £500 per week. Why would I pay that much for apart timers advert?[/p][/quote]Employers now use agencies either High St or web based, very few young read any kind of newspaper, let alone a provincial one, so by definition there will be fewer jobs advertised. Can't all be wrong

4:40pm Fri 17 Jan 14

oi oi savaloy says...

Andy449 wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
“It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.”

??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you!
You'll probably find that skilled or high paying jobs won't be advertised in the local paper nowadays. For example, in my field (IT), there are plenty of jobs within York and the surrounding 10-20 miles which pay well above the national average wage but you need to search the more specialised websites to find them.
that doesn't answer my question ??

the ONS and j.a. make it sound like there are 1000's of positions for graduates and young professionals !

as for me i know where to look for jobs and am lucky enough to have been in a position where companies have approached me ;)

looking a few years down the line tho maybe j.a. is making sure there is plenty of shop work in York because pretty soon he will be ringing that till again in somewhere like dixons :D
[quote][p][bold]Andy449[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: “It’s encouraging that the data also shows a sharp increase in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in York, which could reflect the employment opportunities available to graduates and young professionals.” ??? what are these opportunities for graduates and young professionals he speaks of??? all i see are low paid supermarket/shop jobs and being created,i remember when the york press on a wednesday had about 6 pages of jobs in it ,now its lucky to have a couple of columns! when you think of all the well paid jobs that have disappeared in york over the last 22 years its absolutely shocking! well done to hugh bayley i am totally ashamed i ever voted for you![/p][/quote]You'll probably find that skilled or high paying jobs won't be advertised in the local paper nowadays. For example, in my field (IT), there are plenty of jobs within York and the surrounding 10-20 miles which pay well above the national average wage but you need to search the more specialised websites to find them.[/p][/quote]that doesn't answer my question ?? the ONS and j.a. make it sound like there are 1000's of positions for graduates and young professionals ! as for me i know where to look for jobs and am lucky enough to have been in a position where companies have approached me ;) looking a few years down the line tho maybe j.a. is making sure there is plenty of shop work in York because pretty soon he will be ringing that till again in somewhere like dixons :D oi oi savaloy

4:46pm Fri 17 Jan 14

oi oi savaloy says...

asd wrote:
roskoboskovic wrote:
i m always intrigued by the fact that we ve had hundreds if not thousands of new dwellings in every area of york over the last 15-20 years or so yet we never hear how much extra revenue this has provided for the council via council tax.at at least a grand per dwelling on average this amounts to a very tidy sum indeed yet we are always been told that our services must e cut.
Are you really that naive.... seriously. How many services that is needed in York from roads, school, bins etc. You really think that would cover it. Then goodness Central Government funding to councils is there to help, oh I forgot their cutting the funding silly me.
and are you really that naive that you fall for the government cuts line all the time?

where were these government cuts when they gave paul edmundson jones who is on well over a 100k p.a. pay packet (with well over 30 days holiday per year) a 12k pay rise?

and what about the 70k p.a. non job that was recently created just to stop a certain member of staff leaving to go to st johns??

maybe this is THE young professional job j.a. harps on about!
[quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: i m always intrigued by the fact that we ve had hundreds if not thousands of new dwellings in every area of york over the last 15-20 years or so yet we never hear how much extra revenue this has provided for the council via council tax.at at least a grand per dwelling on average this amounts to a very tidy sum indeed yet we are always been told that our services must e cut.[/p][/quote]Are you really that naive.... seriously. How many services that is needed in York from roads, school, bins etc. You really think that would cover it. Then goodness Central Government funding to councils is there to help, oh I forgot their cutting the funding silly me.[/p][/quote]and are you really that naive that you fall for the government cuts line all the time? where were these government cuts when they gave paul edmundson jones who is on well over a 100k p.a. pay packet (with well over 30 days holiday per year) a 12k pay rise? and what about the 70k p.a. non job that was recently created just to stop a certain member of staff leaving to go to st johns?? maybe this is THE young professional job j.a. harps on about! oi oi savaloy

6:45pm Fri 17 Jan 14

CaroleBaines says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
asd wrote:
roskoboskovic wrote:
i m always intrigued by the fact that we ve had hundreds if not thousands of new dwellings in every area of york over the last 15-20 years or so yet we never hear how much extra revenue this has provided for the council via council tax.at at least a grand per dwelling on average this amounts to a very tidy sum indeed yet we are always been told that our services must e cut.
Are you really that naive.... seriously. How many services that is needed in York from roads, school, bins etc. You really think that would cover it. Then goodness Central Government funding to councils is there to help, oh I forgot their cutting the funding silly me.
and are you really that naive that you fall for the government cuts line all the time?

where were these government cuts when they gave paul edmundson jones who is on well over a 100k p.a. pay packet (with well over 30 days holiday per year) a 12k pay rise?

and what about the 70k p.a. non job that was recently created just to stop a certain member of staff leaving to go to st johns??

maybe this is THE young professional job j.a. harps on about!
You mean there are no cuts? Gosh - someone tell the government because even they say there is. Good job you were here to put everyone right!
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: i m always intrigued by the fact that we ve had hundreds if not thousands of new dwellings in every area of york over the last 15-20 years or so yet we never hear how much extra revenue this has provided for the council via council tax.at at least a grand per dwelling on average this amounts to a very tidy sum indeed yet we are always been told that our services must e cut.[/p][/quote]Are you really that naive.... seriously. How many services that is needed in York from roads, school, bins etc. You really think that would cover it. Then goodness Central Government funding to councils is there to help, oh I forgot their cutting the funding silly me.[/p][/quote]and are you really that naive that you fall for the government cuts line all the time? where were these government cuts when they gave paul edmundson jones who is on well over a 100k p.a. pay packet (with well over 30 days holiday per year) a 12k pay rise? and what about the 70k p.a. non job that was recently created just to stop a certain member of staff leaving to go to st johns?? maybe this is THE young professional job j.a. harps on about![/p][/quote]You mean there are no cuts? Gosh - someone tell the government because even they say there is. Good job you were here to put everyone right! CaroleBaines

8:05pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Tug job says...

brownsoundz wrote:
couldn't care less about lendal bridge, just saying it shows what a mad ammount fines have been issued. sorry i will get on with my day
If people didn't drive over Lendal Bridge during the hours of exclusion, they wouldn't be fined. It really is that simple.

No point trying to calculate the proportion of York's population basd on the number of penalty notices issued as there can't anyone left in the district who is well enough to drive a car who does not know of the restriction.
[quote][p][bold]brownsoundz[/bold] wrote: couldn't care less about lendal bridge, just saying it shows what a mad ammount fines have been issued. sorry i will get on with my day[/p][/quote]If people didn't drive over Lendal Bridge during the hours of exclusion, they wouldn't be fined. It really is that simple. No point trying to calculate the proportion of York's population basd on the number of penalty notices issued as there can't anyone left in the district who is well enough to drive a car who does not know of the restriction. Tug job

9:28pm Fri 17 Jan 14

oi oi savaloy says...

CaroleBaines wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
asd wrote:
roskoboskovic wrote:
i m always intrigued by the fact that we ve had hundreds if not thousands of new dwellings in every area of york over the last 15-20 years or so yet we never hear how much extra revenue this has provided for the council via council tax.at at least a grand per dwelling on average this amounts to a very tidy sum indeed yet we are always been told that our services must e cut.
Are you really that naive.... seriously. How many services that is needed in York from roads, school, bins etc. You really think that would cover it. Then goodness Central Government funding to councils is there to help, oh I forgot their cutting the funding silly me.
and are you really that naive that you fall for the government cuts line all the time?

where were these government cuts when they gave paul edmundson jones who is on well over a 100k p.a. pay packet (with well over 30 days holiday per year) a 12k pay rise?

and what about the 70k p.a. non job that was recently created just to stop a certain member of staff leaving to go to st johns??

maybe this is THE young professional job j.a. harps on about!
You mean there are no cuts? Gosh - someone tell the government because even they say there is. Good job you were here to put everyone right!
Er... Tell me woman where I said there was "no government cuts" in my comment??
I know there are "government cuts" I also know that my poll tax now council tax bill as more than compensated for that over the last 25 years! I remember the old rates system and I remember the fantastic services councils gave back in the 70's and 80's! And now these con men councillors just cut services and reward executives with obscene wage packets ... Take your blinkers off re read my comment and tell me where I said there are no government cuts!!?? You probably are a councillor a labour one at that!
[quote][p][bold]CaroleBaines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: i m always intrigued by the fact that we ve had hundreds if not thousands of new dwellings in every area of york over the last 15-20 years or so yet we never hear how much extra revenue this has provided for the council via council tax.at at least a grand per dwelling on average this amounts to a very tidy sum indeed yet we are always been told that our services must e cut.[/p][/quote]Are you really that naive.... seriously. How many services that is needed in York from roads, school, bins etc. You really think that would cover it. Then goodness Central Government funding to councils is there to help, oh I forgot their cutting the funding silly me.[/p][/quote]and are you really that naive that you fall for the government cuts line all the time? where were these government cuts when they gave paul edmundson jones who is on well over a 100k p.a. pay packet (with well over 30 days holiday per year) a 12k pay rise? and what about the 70k p.a. non job that was recently created just to stop a certain member of staff leaving to go to st johns?? maybe this is THE young professional job j.a. harps on about![/p][/quote]You mean there are no cuts? Gosh - someone tell the government because even they say there is. Good job you were here to put everyone right![/p][/quote]Er... Tell me woman where I said there was "no government cuts" in my comment?? I know there are "government cuts" I also know that my poll tax now council tax bill as more than compensated for that over the last 25 years! I remember the old rates system and I remember the fantastic services councils gave back in the 70's and 80's! And now these con men councillors just cut services and reward executives with obscene wage packets ... Take your blinkers off re read my comment and tell me where I said there are no government cuts!!?? You probably are a councillor a labour one at that! oi oi savaloy

10:53pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Phalanges says...

Role on the million. Then we’ll have really achieved. :-(
Role on the million. Then we’ll have really achieved. :-( Phalanges

12:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

oi oi savaloy says...

Hang on a minute!! Are we a city of graduates and young proffesionals? Or are we a city of people on low pay who don't earn enough to pay £650 a month rent in the private renting sector?? 45 million pounds is a lot of money on housing benefit when you think the average claim must be about £300!
Question to James Alexander how man people have York city council brought into York and housed from other towns that are on benefits? And how many immigrants have you housed in social housing in front of indigenous population? Also when are you gonna stop giving keys away to little girls who are knocking babies out just to get a council house??
Hang on a minute!! Are we a city of graduates and young proffesionals? Or are we a city of people on low pay who don't earn enough to pay £650 a month rent in the private renting sector?? 45 million pounds is a lot of money on housing benefit when you think the average claim must be about £300! Question to James Alexander how man people have York city council brought into York and housed from other towns that are on benefits? And how many immigrants have you housed in social housing in front of indigenous population? Also when are you gonna stop giving keys away to little girls who are knocking babies out just to get a council house?? oi oi savaloy

12:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

oi oi savaloy says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
Hang on a minute!! Are we a city of graduates and young proffesionals? Or are we a city of people on low pay who don't earn enough to pay £650 a month rent in the private renting sector?? 45 million pounds is a lot of money on housing benefit when you think the average claim must be about £300!
Question to James Alexander how man people have York city council brought into York and housed from other towns that are on benefits? And how many immigrants have you housed in social housing in front of indigenous population? Also when are you gonna stop giving keys away to little girls who are knocking babies out just to get a council house??
Just had the calculator out and that means if average is £300 that means 150000 properties claiming!!
Does anybody know the true figure for housing benefit claims in York?
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: Hang on a minute!! Are we a city of graduates and young proffesionals? Or are we a city of people on low pay who don't earn enough to pay £650 a month rent in the private renting sector?? 45 million pounds is a lot of money on housing benefit when you think the average claim must be about £300! Question to James Alexander how man people have York city council brought into York and housed from other towns that are on benefits? And how many immigrants have you housed in social housing in front of indigenous population? Also when are you gonna stop giving keys away to little girls who are knocking babies out just to get a council house??[/p][/quote]Just had the calculator out and that means if average is £300 that means 150000 properties claiming!! Does anybody know the true figure for housing benefit claims in York? oi oi savaloy

12:33am Sun 19 Jan 14

roy_batty says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
Hang on a minute!! Are we a city of graduates and young proffesionals? Or are we a city of people on low pay who don't earn enough to pay £650 a month rent in the private renting sector?? 45 million pounds is a lot of money on housing benefit when you think the average claim must be about £300!
Question to James Alexander how man people have York city council brought into York and housed from other towns that are on benefits? And how many immigrants have you housed in social housing in front of indigenous population? Also when are you gonna stop giving keys away to little girls who are knocking babies out just to get a council house??
Just had the calculator out and that means if average is £300 that means 150000 properties claiming!!
Does anybody know the true figure for housing benefit claims in York?
Its 11000+ and that works out at about £4000+ each, which isn't far from the truth as my daughter gets about £280 a month.
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: Hang on a minute!! Are we a city of graduates and young proffesionals? Or are we a city of people on low pay who don't earn enough to pay £650 a month rent in the private renting sector?? 45 million pounds is a lot of money on housing benefit when you think the average claim must be about £300! Question to James Alexander how man people have York city council brought into York and housed from other towns that are on benefits? And how many immigrants have you housed in social housing in front of indigenous population? Also when are you gonna stop giving keys away to little girls who are knocking babies out just to get a council house??[/p][/quote]Just had the calculator out and that means if average is £300 that means 150000 properties claiming!! Does anybody know the true figure for housing benefit claims in York?[/p][/quote]Its 11000+ and that works out at about £4000+ each, which isn't far from the truth as my daughter gets about £280 a month. roy_batty

8:05pm Tue 21 Jan 14

oi oi savaloy says...

roy_batty wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
Hang on a minute!! Are we a city of graduates and young proffesionals? Or are we a city of people on low pay who don't earn enough to pay £650 a month rent in the private renting sector?? 45 million pounds is a lot of money on housing benefit when you think the average claim must be about £300!
Question to James Alexander how man people have York city council brought into York and housed from other towns that are on benefits? And how many immigrants have you housed in social housing in front of indigenous population? Also when are you gonna stop giving keys away to little girls who are knocking babies out just to get a council house??
Just had the calculator out and that means if average is £300 that means 150000 properties claiming!!
Does anybody know the true figure for housing benefit claims in York?
Its 11000+ and that works out at about £4000+ each, which isn't far from the truth as my daughter gets about £280 a month.
oops i was a tad generous with the zero's i actually meant 15,000
[quote][p][bold]roy_batty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: Hang on a minute!! Are we a city of graduates and young proffesionals? Or are we a city of people on low pay who don't earn enough to pay £650 a month rent in the private renting sector?? 45 million pounds is a lot of money on housing benefit when you think the average claim must be about £300! Question to James Alexander how man people have York city council brought into York and housed from other towns that are on benefits? And how many immigrants have you housed in social housing in front of indigenous population? Also when are you gonna stop giving keys away to little girls who are knocking babies out just to get a council house??[/p][/quote]Just had the calculator out and that means if average is £300 that means 150000 properties claiming!! Does anybody know the true figure for housing benefit claims in York?[/p][/quote]Its 11000+ and that works out at about £4000+ each, which isn't far from the truth as my daughter gets about £280 a month.[/p][/quote]oops i was a tad generous with the zero's i actually meant 15,000 oi oi savaloy

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