Richmondshire District Council

Government launches their consultation on local government in North Yorkshire

Council leaders from Craven, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby are urging people to have their say in a Government consultation on the future of local government in North Yorkshire and York.

The Government has said local government in North Yorkshire and York must be reorganised to form one-tier, unitary authorities – and has now launched an eight-week consultation on two separate proposals that have been put forward.

Councillor Richard Cooper, Leader of Harrogate Borough Council, speaking on behalf of the six district and borough councils, said: “We would urge residents, businesses and organisations to have their say in this crucial consultation. Please take your time to read the proposals and give your views to Government.

“This reorganisation will affect the lives of more than 800,000 people in York and North Yorkshire, so it’s really important that you take this opportunity to make your voice heard.”

To take part in the consultation visit the GOV.UK website.

The district and borough council leaders are: Cllr Richard Foster (Craven), Cllr Richard Cooper (Harrogate), Cllr Angie Dale (Richmondshire), Cllr Keane Duncan (Ryedale), Cllr Steve Siddons (Scarborough) and Cllr Mark Crane (Selby).