How can City of York Council procure work from small businesses easily, with less barriers and what ways can residents and businesses be proactive in approaching the Council with beneficial ideas and…Continue
Just a quick update to say thank you to everyone for submitting your ideas, which have helped shape our bid to the Portas programme that has gone in today on behalf of the city of York. However, the work does not stop here, and the…"
"The popup shop is certainly something we are building into the Portas bid - it has worked with Bar Lane and is about to be tested across Micklegate at the We are York Emporium shop... and an idea that if we can get the engagement of a shop owner can…"
"In terms of next steps, we are looking at putting in a bid to the Portas programme as a city - although this is for a relatively small amount of money. We're getting some strong interest in seeing this as an opportunity to encourage small…"
"Sydnie - you are right that there is a gap in the market, although setting up a shop is a big first step, and we are looking at a potential opportunity to develop our markets as an opportunity for enterprising individuals such as yourself to set up…"
"... so rather than a trader having to rent their own space (which can be prohibitive), looking into a bit of "joint" space where traders can effectively split the cost. There is a pop-up shop at Bar Lane Studios on Micklegate,…"
"Some really interesting points and examples. Micklegate is indeed an area that needs a bit of reinvigoration, but is now getting an injection of life with the social enterprise you mention, and indeed the Micklegate Action…"
"Some interesting approaches in the link, Casey - these examples make it clear that it is indeed possible to work within legislation to achieve a better system/ethos of procurement. One of the debates is how to enable more local businesses to…"
"This is an excellent point, Simon - something that we do need to do everything we can to minimise. There are obviously regulations within which we have to work, but within these parameters, there is hopefully some room for…"
"Some good ideas, Heather - and would inject a bit of the private sector approach to funding innovative ideas into the council. We'll have to check against the EU regs as you suggest, but it could more readily…"
There are spaces in communities that are safe and welcoming, that are free and open to everyone. Spaces where communities can come together, spaces that are trusted by the public. They have free wifi and free internet access
These are called public libraries and we have 15 of them in York, and 1 on wheels that travels around.
They all have trained staff who support people accessing information and services in life-critical areas such as careers and job seeking; health;…
Below is an example of what myself and the GeniUS team talked about at our meeting. It was presented at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, held in London in April of this year.…