As part of Edible York’s ‘Open Gardens’, there will be a herb planting session at Woodthorpe community beds on Moorcroft Road on Saturday 16th July from 3pm to 5pm.
All are welcome to get involved, just bring some gloves and hand tools.
Chapmans Pond is set to re-open for fishing on Monday 13th June, having been closed for recent weeks to allow the fish to spawn.
The re-opening of the full site comes after a successful summer fair held by Love to East and the Friends of Chapmans Pond on Sunday 12th June.
And thankfully the rain held off!
The ‘Clean for the Queen’ weekend of community clean-up activities was wholeheartedly embraced by many residents, including in Foxwood and Woodthorpe.
Lib Dem councillors Sheena Jackson and Andrew Waller (Westfield ward) and Stephen Fenton (Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward) joined volunteers in a clean-up at Foxwood Park, which forms part of the boundary between the two wards.
As well as litter picking, there was a lot of environmental work done, such as cutting back some of the trees along the boundary with Bellhouse Way.
Stephen also ventured further afield to do some litter picking at Woodthorpe shops, on the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s Woodlands estate and at the old Park & Ride site at Askham Bar.
Residents of the Wains Road / Chaloners Road / Thanet Road / North Lane area are being urged to attend a crucial meeting of the Dringhouses West Residents Association.
The meeting on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm will be held at West Thorpe Methodist Church.
The main focus of the meeting will be to elect a new Chair and Secretary, to take over from the long-serving office holders who are standing down after many years’ sterling service.
Cllr Stephen Fenton has organised a community litter pick at the former Askham Bar Park & Ride car park (now the ‘Moor Lane Pay & Display car park’).
The litter pick will take place on Sunday 24th January between 11am and 3pm.
Stephen has organised the litter pick in response to residents’ concerns about the state of the (mostly empty) car park. Litter ‘grabbers’ and refuse sacks will be provided.
Anyone wanting to join in the litter pick should contact Stephen on 07751 963215 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents are invited to the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee meeting on Wednesday 20th January at Woodthorpe Primary School, Summerfield Road, YO24 4RU.
There is a drop-in session at 6.30pm and the main meeting starts at 7pm.
The full agenda is available at http://tinyurl.com/DringWardMeeting
All local residents are invited to a community carols event at the Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road on Tuesday 15 December at 6.30pm.
The singing will be led by Dringhouses Primary School choir and the St Edward the Confessor choir.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be provided. There will be a collection towards the Community Hall project and Dringhouses School choir.