Ultra Fibre Optic work plan for 15th to 28th January

TalkTalk have announced their Ultra Fibre Optic cable-laying plans for the second half of January.

‘Advanced civils’ work will be done on Leven Road, Kinbrace Drive, Lindale, Bannisdale, Skiddaw, Tarbert Crescent, Cairnborrow, Moor Lane, Wansbeck and Crummock.

‘Narrow trenching’ work will be done on Jervis Road, Lerecroft Road, Orrin Close, Nevis Way, Eden Close, Wansbeck, Cairnborrow, North Lane, Lowick, Alness Drive, Troutbeck, Bannisdale, Stonethwaite, Grassholme, Miterdale, Lindale and Quaker Green.

Play area improvements get underway

The £62k scheme to improve play areas at Nelsons Lane and Woodthorpe Green got started during the week commencing 8 January. The improvements are part-funded by the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee.

Initial work has focused on removing the equipment that isn’t to be retained and start the preparatory work for the new equipment to be installed.

Nelsons Lane – all existing play equipment removed

Woodthorpe Green – toddler play equipment retained (and to be re-painted when the weather is a bit warmer)



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


                6 The Horseshoe York YO24 1LX

Proposal              Single storey rear extension

Reference           17/02994/FUL


                6 Gower Road York YO24 2JA

Proposal              Two storey side and single storey rear extensions

Reference           17/02957/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

St Helens Road planning application approved

At a meeting on 11 January, members of the council’s Area Planning Sub Committee approved plans to demolish 27 St Helens Road and extend the Abbeyfield House care home on Regency Mews to include 17 extra care flats and 8 dementia care flats.

Councillor Stephen Fenton joined  local residents at the meeting to ask the committee to refuse the application. Stephen focused his remarks on the impact that the development would have on the Wendy House Day Nursery, which has served local families for over 27 years.

Despite the concerns raised by the speakers, the committee voted unanimously to accept the officer recommendation that the application be approved.

A webcast of the meeting can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9Z7lvLYv9M

Local groups benefit from Tesco ‘Bags for Life’ scheme

Community and voluntary groups in Dringhouses are set to benefit from the Tesco ‘bags for life’ scheme, where the money raised from the sale of carrier bags is used to fund local projects in communities across the UK.

The Dringhouses Scout Group recently secured a £4,000 grant from the scheme and the Revival  Residents Community Association is currently bidding for a grant. Local residents can support their bid at the Askham Bar Tesco store, where blue tokens can be deposited in the relevant bucket.

Councillors take action on potholes

The wet and freezing weather has taken its toll on some local roads, with potholes appearing at a number of locations.

Local Lib Dem councillors have been out and about to check the condition of the roads, and have reported a number of potholes for repair at locations including Alness Drive, Wains Road, Tadcaster Road and Sherringham Drive.

We will chase these up to ensure that repairs are carried out promptly. If we have missed any potholes in need of repair, please contact Cllr Stephen Fenton at cllr.sfenton@york.gov.uk