Around 40 people assembled to protest outside West Offices last night, ahead of a crucial council committee vote on the fate of the Castlegate Centre. The protest was covered by York Press, appearing as the main story on the home page. The decision will now go back to the council’s Cabinet, who must decide how to change course. It’s rare to hold a protest and get a victory so soon afterwards, and everyone involved deserves to celebrate. Let’s hope its the first of many!
This isn’t the final part of the process, as cabinet must deliver it’s response. But it shows that public opinion does matter – especially when people stand together. If you want to be part of making this victory permanent, and tackling the wider threats of austerity politics, why not sign up for our campaign up date emails?