Protesters gathered again outside the Council’s West Offices to protest the closure of 29 Castlegate and the decimation of support services for 16-25 year olds in our city. The current plans would eliminate the popular counselling service and reduce other services to 16-19 year olds only. We’re campaigning for a holistic service in a suitable venue instead.
Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting decided to fully review the proposal and bring it back to a Full Council meeting in February, just 3 months before the city heads to the ballot box. Its an interesting decision, given it risks making Castlegate an election issue. We’ll keep monitoring the situation, and will announce fresh protest actions as soon as we know what new proposals are being developed.
The story was also covered by YorkMix.