First announce changes to York bus services

Services 1, 4, 5/5a, 10/10a & X10 affected

old busService 1 – revised timetable
Chapelfields – City Centre – Wigginton
The Sunday afternoon timetable will be revised to provide more even gaps between buses.
An additional Saturday morning journey will be introduced from Wigginton.
An additional journey will be introduced at 2320 from Wigginton to the City Centre.

Service 4 – revised timetable
Acomb – Foxwood Lane – City Centre
Minor timetable changes, with more time allowed between Clifford Street and Station Road, to improve reliability.

Services 5/5A – revised timetable
Strensall – City Centre – Acomb
A revised timetable will be introduced, with some journeys adjusted to run slightly faster, such as the 0655 from Strensall.

An additional Monday to Friday morning peak journey will be introduced from Strensall to the City Centre.

Services 10/10A – revised timetable
Nether Poppleton – City Centre – Stamford Bridge

A revised timetable will be introduced, with improvements to the afternoon peak frequency.

Some duplicated evening journeys will be withdrawn.

Departure times from Piccadilly stop PA will be adjusted to remove clashes with other services.

A slight adjustment will be made to the morning journey past Manor School, to improve arrivals in relation to session times.

Service X10 – service withdrawn
Dunnington – City Centre – Askham Bar
We’re withdrawing this service so the resource can be reinvested to provide more services during peak times.

Revised timetables are available Forthcoming Timetables (click)

 

Latest planning applications for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward. 

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

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44 Goodwood Grove York YO24 1ER

Single storey side and rear extensions

Reference  16/01028/FUL

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17 Spey Bank York YO24 2UZ

Erection of single storey extension extending 5.7 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.3 metres and a total height of 3.2 metres

Ref. No: 16/01168/LHE

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257 Thanet Road York YO24 2PE

Condition 3 – 15/00710/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/16/00157

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11 Lakeside Court Mayfield Grove York YO24 1JG

Dormer roof extension to rear to create additional bedroom

Ref. No: 16/01110/FUL

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Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received.

Residents’ views sought on parking at The Horseshoe

Councillors Ashley Mason and Stephen Fenton canvassed opinion among residents of The Horseshoe over the weekend about how to tackle thoughtless and dangerous parking,

Access to the street is being hindered by non-residents parking up in The Horseshoe, off Tadcaster Road, and then going into town or perhaps to York College. The photograph below demonstrates the issues residents face.

Barely enough room for a car to get through, let alone an emergency vehicle

Barely enough room for a car to get through, let alone an emergency vehicle

Stephen and Ashley asked residents for their views on potential options such as extending the double yellow lines, or installing single yellow lines to prevent parking on the street on weekdays during working hours. This latter approach has been used on nearby Middlethorpe Drive.

Stephen commented “We got a lot of helpful feedback from the residents whom we spoke with. We are mindful of the risk of solving one problem but in doing so creating new problems, such as pushing commuter parking further into the street. That’s why we’re seeking residents’ views on this issue.”

 

Chapman’s Pond closed to anglers.

Chapmans PondChapman’s Pond is closed to anglers for up to four weeks following Environment Agency advice.

The closure coincides with the start of the carp spawning season. Closing the pond reduces the stress to the fish during the spawning period and allows them to use more areas of the pond undisturbed. The action may also help prevent the high number of fish deaths that occurred at the pond last year.

It is common to close fishing ponds during spawning and most of the other nearby ponds, including the railway pond close during this period. Voluntary water bailiffs at Chapman’s Pond will help advise anglers of the closure and continue to monitor the site.
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North Lane flytipping removed

We are pleased to report that Network Rail have taken action to remove the rubbish that had been dumped at the end of North Lane by the railway line.

Gone at last!

                                                  Gone at last!

 

This will come as a relief to local residents who had been concerned that the rubbish had been left to accumulate for many weeks.

Askham Bar litter pick success

Cllr Stephen Fenton was joined by seven local volunteers for a litter pick at the old Park & Ride site on Sunday 15th May.

Askham Bar May 2016

“I’d like to thank the volunteers who gave up their Sunday afternoon to join in the litter pick. We managed to bag a decent haul of rubbish.”

Stephen also swept the cycle path that runs along the side of the nursery building, where there was a lot of detritus in which weeds were starting to take root. Other cycle tracks in the vicinity have been reported as needing a good sweep.

 

Askham Fields Lane being resurfaced next week

Askham Fields Lane May 2016City of York Council will be carrying out essential resurfacing works on Askham Fields Lane, Askham Bryan from Monday 23 May.

The work is expected to take up to 5 days to complete, weather permitting. Work will take place between 9.30am – 4pm.

In order to carry out these works safely, a temporary road closure of Askham Fields Lane will be in place. Residents are advised there will be no access or egress for vehicles during working hours except in emergencies.

There will be no on-street parking during these times. Residents who require vehicular access are asked to inform operatives onsite to ensure safety. Vehicular access will only be allowed if it is safe to do so. Pedestrian access will be available at all times.

As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption. Residents are assured that everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum, however motorists should expect some delays and plan their journey accordingly.

The contractor carrying out the work is Specialist Surfacing who will be responsible for safety.

For more information on travelling in and around York visit www.itravelyork.info

Latest planning application for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward. 

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

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32 Carrfield York YO24 2SG

Dormer window to front

Ref. No: 16/00806/FUL 

Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received.

Community litter pick this Sunday

Cllr Stephen Fenton is organising a community litter pick this Sunday, 15th May, at the old Askham Bar park & ride site (now known as the ‘Moor Lane pay & display car park’). The litter pick will start at 2pm and finish at 4pm. A similar event in January generated over 50 bags of rubbish.

Litter picking teamAny local residents who would like to take part should e-mail Stephen on cllr.sfenton@york.gov.uk or call 787988, so that Stephen knows to bring a sufficient number of litter grabbers on Sunday!