Local Democracy Reporter

Latest articles from Stuart Minting

Frustration over £12m bridge opening delays

Frustration is mounting over delays and uncertainty surrounding the opening of a £12m congestion-busting bridge and town centre bypass, more than five years after work to build it began.

Many North Yorkshire kids missing out on free meals and holiday club

Less than a quarter of children eligible for free school meals have accessed a high-profile holidays activities and food programme in North Yorkshire, largely due to a lack of public transport in rural areas, an insufficent number of groups and a perceived social stigma among parents.

Historic home owner proposes quarry opposite wildlife haven

A PROPOSAL by the ancestral owner of a 17th century historic house to create a sand and gravel quarry beside Yorkshire’s longest river and opposite a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust haven could create risks to human health from noise, air quality and vibration, a study has concluded.

North Yorkshire saved 'millions' from working changes

CHANGES to ways of working at the region’s biggest employer following the Covid-19 pandemic is saving the public purse millions of pounds a year, freeing up huge amounts of staff time while also producing significant environmental benefits, figures have revealed.

County debates £17m spend

MAJOR talks have begun on a North Yorkshire investment plan for almost £17m of Government funding aimed at building pride in place and increasing life chances across the county.

Plan to restore state room 83 years after fire

THE custodians of Castle Howard say a proposed revamp of a principal state room derelict since being destroyed in a chimney fire 82 years ago marks a “very significant moment” in the stately home’s gradual restoration.