Not In My Barracks Yard! Campaign to Stop York Army Barracks Closure

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to save the Army barracks in York from closure.

The campaign, led by York Central MP, Rachael Maskell, is petitioning the Ministry of Defence to keep the Imphal barracks open, arguing that their closure would cost over 1,000 jobs.

The group’s petition slams the Ministry of Defence for their “wrongful” decision to close the barracks, and argues that no political and economic impact assessment has been undertaken regarding the decision. The campaign says that the MoD has a legal duty to carry out an impact assessment, which it has not done for 34% of its estate.

York has long been a garrison city, having played host to the armed forces for over 2,000 years.

The campaign group’s page can be found here.