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Final Fairness Commission public meeting

York Fairness Commission

5:13pm 4th October 2011
(Updated 5:14pm 4th October 2011)

The York Fairness Commission is reminding local residents that it’s their last chance to let the Commission know their views before it makes its recommendations to the council about future spending priorities.

The final Fairness Commission public meeting will be held at York High School on Wednesday 5th October between 7.00pm-9:30pm. All are welcome to come along and give their views about what services are most important to them and where the council should be spending its money.

The Commission Sponsor, Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, will be hosting the meeting and particularly wants to hear from York’s young people and their families. People will be invited to join in small discussion groups about work, training, access to services, transport and well-being and the commissioners will join each table to hear what is being said.

The York Fairness Commission is an independent body set up by City of York Council to propose ways of tackling deprivation, exclusion and inequality with the aim of making York a fairer place for everyone who lives and works here.

The Fairness Commission wants to hear from all York residents about the different ways in which people in the city experience inequality and how they think this unfairness could be overcome.

Residents can also get involved by giving feed back on The Fairness Commission website www.yorkfairnesscommission.org.uk or calling 01904 551188 Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm to tell them their views. It is also possible to join in the debate through Facebook and Twitter.

Ruth Redfern, Chair of the Commission, said:

“As a city York is in pretty good shape, with higher than average levels of employment and relatively high income levels. But not all York residents benefit from the overall success of the city.

“There are still individuals, groups and neighbourhoods where people are excluded from a good quality of life and are disadvantaged for reasons such as low income, poor health and crime.

“We hope that through this new online presence people will give us their views on how we can make York a more equal, fairer city for all, where everyone can fulfil their potential.”

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