Ask York 4: City Centre Regeneration & Urban Renewal

The Ask York 4 Panel:

  • Pete Kilbane – Chair
  • Imelda Havers – Independent Regeneration Consultant
  • David Dunning – News Editor at Minster FM
  • Cllr. Ashley Mason – Lib Dem
  • Phil Pinder – York Retail Forum

Listen live here at 1pm and again at 5pm.  Click the red bell in the bottom-right of your screen to receive alerts every time Two Rivers Radio is live.

Ask York 4 focused on City Centre Regeneration and there were some fantastic questions and great debate form both the live studio audience and the panel.

Should there be a cross party city summit to tackle #York’s issues on #regeneration and behaviour?  Is there a lack of leadership in @CityofYork on this?

Discussion moves on pedestrianisation of #York – do you think having more #footstreets would be a good thing for the future of the city?

Would a tourist tax help the regeneration of #York asks @GSwinburn? @imeldahavers says as a resident she has no problem with #tourists but stag & hen parties are a strain on resources and we should focus on that.

Would a tourist tax make #York a pariah city or a leader? Views from the floor at #AskYork are largely in favour; lively debate now happening about stag and hen parties!

Phil Pinder of @YorkRetailForum and the other panelists agree that business rates are archaic and should be abolished. @imeldahavers says they are the bane of retailers’ lives.

What can we do with the large empty shops and could they house indoor markets? Phil Pinder of @YorkRetailForum is in favour; @daviddunninguk says demographics have changed; maybe city-centre shops have had their day & focus should be on food/drink/entertainment?

Future of the old BHS centre revealed!

Final question for #AskYork is about #recycling: questioner asks why #York doesn’t have segregated bins in the city centre – the state of #York is an embarrassment!

Great questions and informative answers. This is a not to be missed show for anybody that cares about the future of our city!

Details of the next Ask York to be revealed soon.  We’d love to see you in the live studio audience.  If you have any ideas or thees you would like us to cover please get in touch: tworiversradio@gmail.com

York Wellbeing Day – Elaine White

Improve Your Work/Life Balance

A short presentation from Elaine about the reasons she passionately
believes that the future of employment and self employment is changing
and why we will need more than one space to work from.
There will be an opportunity to try out the workspace and join us for a
lunchtime network.

There are 2 sessions – morning and afternoon.
£5 to cover lunch and networking opportunity.

For more information click HERE.

Two Rivers Radio @ The Corner Pin – 1 Year On!!!

Two Rivers Radio broadcast our very first regular Monday, live from our pop-up studio at The corner pin on September 18th 2017. Since then we have produced some fantastic, independent and grass-roots radio for the people of York, by the people of York, in the heart of York.

Huge thank yous also go out to all of our presenters and producers, past and present: Steve JudgeDeclan MinskipRose DrewAlan GillottFasil DemsashStephen AllanTracy Neasham-AllanCatch A FireDave HarperSteve BrooksHMGWPaul CoullUpside Your MindJake FurbyJim HornbyNigel Daniel FinburgJess Justjess ParkerJuliet PowellKate LockGraham BlueskiesPete KilbaneSam BoothAlex Fisher, @Lisa Kelly, Claudia L. WardleChristian SimonJohn Compost CosshamBob HortonEmily MarcoBecca MilesMaxime MaigretMadeline Leah Bennett, the News Team from York St John MediaAdam Walsh, Dr David Lawson & Jonah Hebron.

There has been some fantastic radio made over the last 12 months. Whether you have produced 1 hour or 51 hours over the last year, your involvement, enthusiasm and effort has been greatly appreciated. There are big plans for the rest of this year and into 2019 so we hope you stick with us as we grow and develop as York’s Community Radio station.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Linford & Kevin at The corner pin for providing us a studio space every week. Thank you also to the team at the Pin who have put up with us over the last year, Joseph, Starr, Valentine Zoë Myers.

Finally, Two Rivers Radio wouldn’t be where it is now without the fantastic behind the scenes work by Maja Krystyna MorawskaPresh PreciousBen Ozz Wallace & Jez Russell.

If you are reading this and have not been involved, but would like to be – please email tworiversradio@gmail.com

We will be live from midday ’til 10pm today so please tune in here:www.tworiversradio.stream

York Wellbeing Day – Nicola Stead

Nicola is running 2 workshops from her studio at Clifton Moor.

1. Re-energise Clay Workshop – a lunchtime event 12pm – 2pm. Take
a break from the office and come and play with some clay.
Re-energise yourself by making a clay pot and get your creative
imagination going again, ready for your work head in the afternoon.
Donation for materials

2. Family Session – Come along and create a clay pot together, work
with this magical material to learn the therapeutic, calming effect of
clay. Work with your child and learn these creative processes
together.

Donation for materials.

Thursday October 4th 2018

Learn more about The Creative Studio HERE.

York Wellbeing Day – Red Tree Writing

Play With Words

This 3 hour interactive session will explore how writing can help you
reconnect with yourself, tune into your creativity and guide you through
life. Together, in an informal, supportive environment, we’ll explore our
personal histories with writing, discuss the various forms of writing
available to us and play with writing prompts. Everybody has the right to

write, and this session will get you going whether you currently have a
personal writing habit or not.’

Thursday 4th October 2018

To learn more about Claire Davies, click HERE.

Find out more about Red Tree Writing HERE.

York Wellbeing Day – Red Tree Writing

Play With Words

This 3 hour interactive session will explore how writing can help you
reconnect with yourself, tune into your creativity and guide you through
life. Together, in an informal, supportive environment, we’ll explore our
personal histories with writing, discuss the various forms of writing
available to us and play with writing prompts. Everybody has the right to write, and this session will get you going whether you currently have a
personal writing habit or not.

Thursday 4th October 2018

To learn more about Claire Davies click HERE.

Find out more about Red Tree Writing

York Wellbeing Day – Louise Black

Louise is running a fantastic massage event in East Cottingwith raising
funds for York Mind, for a £5 donation you can get yourself a 15 minute
hand, arm, back or Indian Head massage. Drinks and cakes available.

Thursday October 4th 2018

Dyls Party in the Park – Live!!

Join Two Rivers Radio from midday today for another wonderful afternoon and evening of #livemusic from Party in the Park at Dyls.

Tune in: www.tworiversradio.stream

There will be live music and exclusive interviews throughout the day from local artists including:

Suzy Bradley
Pete Bridge
Stan Smith Music
Stephen Leach
Lizzy James
Noggy
Thomo

There will be great food & drink, music, cocktails from Sloemotion and a super atmosphere. All in aid of SASH.

York Wellbeing Day – Kirsty Pearson

Kirsty of Ambiance Holistic Therapies is hosting a fun, interactive family session which will give you
valuable tools you can use at home to encourage and foster calm and
confident children.

Thursday 4th October 2018

To learn more, click HERE.

York Wellbeing Day – Elena Holmes

Elena is running an interactive session how much nutrition influences our
wellbeing. Weighing up the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of
the food we eat. How do we navigate all the nutritional information we
see and hear.

Thursday 4th October 2018

To find out more about Elena Holmes, please click HERE.

For tickets to York Wellbeing Day click HERE.