‘Revival’ parking proposals published

Proposals have been published by the council which would introduce waiting restrictions at a number of locations on the ‘Revival’ development off Tadcaster Road.

The proposals (details of which can be viewed below) are designed to improve safety at places that are adversely affected by indiscriminate / obstructive parking.

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Proposed lines to be installed:

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First phase of yellow lines:

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Footpath works completed on time

We are pleased to report that the footpath works on Turnmire Road have been completed on time. The work began on 20th July and had been expected to take five weeks.

Turnmire Road

As well as the footpath improvements, driveway crossovers have been resurfaced, and the grass verges have been left in a decent state.

This represents an improvement on the work done last year on Lerecroft Road, from which many of the grass verges have never recovered.

We welcome feedback from residents on priority areas for road and footpath improvements, so that we can bring these to the table in discussions on how resources  can be best deployed.

Action on Acomb Wood Drive street lights

Stephen has secured action to cut back trees that are obscuring street lights on Acomb Wood Drive.

Some trees have been cut back to allow light through

Some trees have been cut back to allow light through

But some lamps remain entirely obscured by branches

But some lamps remain entirely obscured by branches

Two trees have already been cut back, but others are the responsibility of the Woodland Trust. They Trust have said that they will instruct their estate contractor to trim back the branches in early September.

We will monitor the situation to make sure that this happens.

Pavement progress!

We are pleased to report that the pavement problems that Stephen reported on Aldersyde and Tadcaster Road have been actioned.

The badly cracked paving stones at the corner of Aldersyde and Aldersyde Court have been replaced, and the area is now much safer for pedestrians – see below.

Aldersyde

It is also pleasing to note that the badly potholed pavement on Tadcaster Road at the junction with Pulleyn Drive has been repaired.

Pulleyn Drive

Speed camera on Tadcaster Road

North Yorkshire Police deployed a speed camera on Tadcaster Road on Saturday. The camera is connected to a speed monitoring system installed on a motorcycle – see picture below.

Technology used in the fight against speeding

Technology used in the fight against speeding

Also on Saturday there was a collision between a car travelling north along Tadcaster Road and a Royal Mail van that was turning onto Tadcaster Road from The Horseshoe. There were no indications that speed was a factor. Many residents have told us how concerned they are about getting onto Tadcaster Road at times when the traffic volumes are particularly heavy.

One junction has been improved following calls from local Lib Dem councillor Ashley Mason for action – the markings at the junction of Pulleyn Drive and Tadcaster Road have been re-painted.

Ashley's intervention has led to road markings being repainted

Ashley’s intervention has led to road markings being repainted

Travellers move off Moor Lane site

The traveller caravans that have been occupying council land on Moor Lane vacated the site on Wednesday evening. The job now begins to clean up the site and make it secure – at council taxpayers’ expense.

Some black bags left by the gate have been collected, but when Stephen walked round the site on Thursday evening it didn’t take long to find black bags and other items that had been dumped in bushes.

Some rubbish has been cleared from the site

Some rubbish has been cleared from the site

But there is still rubbish left to clear

But there is still rubbish left to clear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also a large amount of green waste that the travellers have left behind.

Garden waste dumped by the travellers

Garden waste dumped by the travellers

 

 

 

 

 

The immediate priority is for the site to be made secure, and Stephen has asked for this to be done urgently.

Moor Lane layby dumping tackled

Stephen has reported more dumping in the layby off Moor Lane.

Moor Lane layby 2As well as the all too familiar sight of bags of rubbish left hanging from the dog bin, a large number of beer bottles have been dumped.Moor Lane layby 1

If any residents see dumping happening here, please let Stephen, Ann or Ashley know the date and time and any other information, such as vehicle registration number.

Chance to brush up your decorating skills

The Bell Group, who are carrying out painting to Council owned homes in the Foxwood area, have teamed up with Foxwood Residents Association to give people in the area the chance to hone their decorating skills.

A taster day is being organised for Wednesday 19 August from 10am until 2pm for anyone interested in learning new skills or discussing a career in painting and decorating.  As part of the day, a room at Foxwood Community Centre will be given a makeover and those attending will have the opportunity to win a prize of £50 worth of decorating vouchers from Johnstones.

Home-decorating

For further information contact Karen Fletcher on 07721 747070.

Travellers fail to leave Moor Lane site

Caravans remain despite notice to leave

Caravans remain despite notice to leave

Travellers who are occupying council-owned land on Moor Lane have failed to leave the site despite being issued with a ‘Direction to Leave’ notice last week. The notice expired on 10th August.

Legal avenues are now being pursued, beginning with the matter being brought before Magistrates later this week.

We will post further updates as and when they are available.