Please note that Whitby Community Network hosts the following information for “20s Plenty for North Yorkshire” and “Action Vision Zero for York and North Yorkshire”.
On 2nd May 2024, voters of York and North Yorkshire will be able to vote for a mayor for the Combined Authority. The elected mayor will have powers to invest an extra £540 million in the region over 30 years (£18m per year) for local priorities such as economic growth, transport and the fight against climate change. The mayor will also assume the powers of the current Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. The new combined authority will oversee major projects including transport, education and housing schemes.
The budget for 2024/25 is spread across 15 months to help prepare for the formation of the new authority and £6m has already been allocated towards staff and election costs as well as other overheads. Over the course of the whole year, a budget of £4.5m will be spent on staff salaries. The mayoral election itself will cost the order of £2.2m.
The candidates for the election are as follows
We will be holding a mayoral hustings on Tuesday 19th March 2024 at 7:00pm on Zoom on the subject of Road Safety.
The candidates who have agreed to participate are as follows.
All candidates have been invited to Hustings & to take the Mayoral Pledge on aiming for zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads by 2030. Cllr Kevin Foster has already provided a video supporting default 20mph.
Amy Aeron-Thomas will introduce Action Vision Zero.
Chair: Ian Conlan, 20s Plenty for North Yorkshire.
20s Plenty for North Yorkshire campaigns for default 20mph “where people are”. 153 parishes of North Yorkshire have voted in favour of default 20mph in their parish. See also their YouTube channel for related videos. If anybody wants to join their mailing list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Action Vision Zero for York and North Yorkshire campaigns for zero road harm on York and North Yorkshire’s roads. See also their Facebook page.