Good news on Woodthorpe Sunday bus service

We are pleased to report that First bus have confirmed that a Sunday bus service connecting Woodthorpe with Askham Bar is to continue.

A revised service 500 will begin on 2 April. The bus will no longer go up Alness Drive & Acomb Wood Drive towards Foxwood, but will still serve the Moorcroft Road / Acorn Way / Ryecroft Avenue / Grassholme loop.

The 500 service will not terminate at Askham Bar but will travel through to the city centre, via Bishopthorpe and Bishopthorpe Road. Passengers boarding in Woodthorpe can however get off the 500 at Tesco and get on to the number 3 Park & Ride bus. The bus will be free for the first few weeks of operation, but after than normal fares will apply. The new timetable can be downloaded Here

Prompt action on graffiti

Cllr Stephen Fenton reported to Network Rail recently two locations in the ward where graffiti ‘artists’ have been at work – at the Hob Moor underpass and on St Helens Road railway bridge – see pictures below.

We are pleased to report that Network Rail acted quickly and the graffiti was painted over on Tuesday 14 March.

We continue to press Virgin Media to take action to clean off graffiti on their cabinets on Chaloners Road, Wains Road and Lowick.

Great British Spring Clean success

The local Lib Dem councillors embraced Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ weekend, with support from Dringhouses Scouts and local residents.

Litter picking took place in the Chaloners Road area, Moor Lane, Woodthorpe Green and around Askham Bar. The photos below give a flavour of what was achieved.

Chaloners Road park

Dringhouses Scouts in action

A good haul from Moor Lane

Getting ready for the Askham Bar litter pick

A record litter pick haul at Askham Bar!

Little Hob Moor path improvements

Money from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward budget has paid for improvement work carried out on the footpath / cycle path that crosses Little Hob Moor towards Hob Moor Terrace.

One section of path was prone to being covered in mud as water ran off the hill towards the railway line. French drains have been installed and the affected section of path has been raised and resurfaced – pictured below.

The next area of path in need of attention is a section by the allotments, which is very badly potholed (pictured below).

Hob Moor graffiti blitz

Thanks to prompt action from City of York Council and Network Rail, graffiti at the Tadcaster Road entrance to the Hob Moor underpass has been dealt with.


We wish that Virgin Media were as quick – graffiti on their cabinets on Chaloners Road and Wains Road has been ignored despite having been reported last August!