Not easy on foot: Fishergate to Bishopthorpe Road via Castle Gateway

By Susan Major In Step 2 My Castle Gateway process we’re seeking to address key challenges that arise from our Draft Brief. The aim is to understand the issues better so we can refine the brief and openly address disagreements and tensions. Below is a blog by Susan Major who took part in our Public … Read more

My Castle Gateway Creative Hack

15th August, 6pm-8pm  2 Bishopthorpe Rd, York YO23 1JJ. Access information: there is a ramp available. Email Helen Graham, if you need flat level access. The Post It Notes are in – we know what matters and the kinds of things people want to be able to do in Castle Gateway – but now it … Read more

The ‘My’ in My Castle Gateway

Before collaborating on My Castle Gateway project, Phil Bixby and Helen Graham worked together on My Future York. More than once they’ve been asked why use ‘my’ (rather than, say Your Future York or Our Future York). Here they discuss the various reasons and how ‘my’ signals the distinctive approach to engagement taken in the … Read more


The My Castle Gateway team have come to work together in order to develop a new approach to public engagement drawing on their different experiences and perspectives. What we share is a recognition of the limits of conventional approaches to consultation and a desire to explore more open and sustained ways of involving people in … Read more