A large number of children and adults came along to the drop-in sessions at the Woodthorpe Green playground on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning to see the options for improving the play area.
Everyone was asked to vote for their first and second preferences out of the four plans on display.
Braving the rain on Friday afternoon
Great turnout despite the rain
Sunnier on Saturday!
There will be another chance to vote at the Ward Committee meeting on Tuesday 26 September from 6.30pm at the indoor bowls club on Thanet Road, and at the McMillan fundraising coffee morning at St James the Deacon on the morning of Saturday 30 September.
All four plans are set out below.
The play area at Woodthorpe Green is going to be updated with some new equipment, thanks to funding from City of York Council and the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee.
The Woodthorpe Community Group is working with the council to gather feedback on plans that have been submitted by playground companies and would like everyone who uses the park to come along and vote for their preferred design.
Representatives from the Community Group will be in the playground from 3-4pm on Friday 22nd September and 10-11am on Saturday 23rd September. Playground users are invited to come along and vote for their favourite design.
Work had got underway to lay Ultra Fibre Optic cable beneath the pavements across the ward, starting in the Thanet Road area. The work is being undertaken by contractors on behalf of TalkTalk. Residents should receive a leaflet about the works two weeks in advance, and then again 48 hours before the crews arrive.
Work is being done on the following streets between 18 and 22 September:
- St Helens Road
- Thanet Road
- Eason View
- Eason Road
- Gower Road
- Don Avenue
- Swale Avenue
- Thanet Road
From 25 September the work moves on to:
- Turnmire Road
- Southfield Crescent
- Railway View
- North Lane
- The Pastures
- Meadow Court
TalkTalk have set up a 24-hour careline number which residents can call in the event of any problems – 0800 542 8073. There is also a Facebook page – TalkTalkUFOYork
City Screen joins the 60th anniversary celebrations of York’s twinning with the city of Münster with a screening of the delightfully quirky German comedy Toni Erdmann on Monday 18 September at 5:15pm.
York was one of the first cities in Britain to partner with a German city after WWII, encouraged by the Foreign Office to promote healing and contribute to a more secure peace in Europe. Since 1957 many exchanges have taken place between Münster and York including schools, choirs, sports teams, art exhibitions, and civic receptions. Many people’s photos and reminiscences are currently on show in an exhibition upstairs at York Explore.
Dave Taylor, Marketing Manager of City Screen, said, “I’m pleased that the cinema will be able to contribute two films towards this celebration. The first one of these, Toni Erdmann, finds excruciating humour and great pathos in a comedy drama about an embarrassing parent. Toni is a practical joker who tries to reconnect with his hard-working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach. Cinemagoers should please note that we’ve had to bring the screening forward to 5:15 from the time published in our brochure. I hope that doesn’t inconvenience anyone.”
Book to see Toni Erdmann (15) at City Screen on 0871 902 5726, or at the Coney Street Box Office, or online at:
The agenda for the Ward Committee to be held on Tuesday 26 September has been published.
The meeting, which is a joint meeting of the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe and Westfield Ward Committees, will take place at the York Indoor Bowls Club on Thanet Road. There will be a drop-in session at 6.30pm, with the main meeting starting at 7pm.
Any residents who are not able to make the meeting can catch up with their Drighouses & Woodthorpe ward councillors as they stop off on a cycle round the ward at Tadcaster Road Post Office (5pm), Wains Grove shops (5.35pm) and Moorcroft Road shops (6.05pm).
Residents joined local Lib Dem councillors with community clean-up activities around Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward on 2nd and 3rd September.
On Saturday 2nd, the Chaloners Road / Eason View area was litter picked, and on Sunday 3rd a larger team tackled the Askham Bar old Park & Ride site and surrounding area.
Over 20 bags of rubbish collected at Askham Bar
Cllr Ann Reid joined the litter pick
A number of passers by told us that they have recently seen rats in and around the car park, which is concerning but not surprising given the disgusting amount of food waste and packaging that some irresponsible people see fit to dump here.
Residents in west York can benefit from free energy-saving advice sessions being run by Citizens Advice York at Acomb Explore on 15 August and 19 September from 2pm to 4pm. There are also advice sessions every Thursday morning at the Sanderson Court community centre on Chapelfields.
Local Liberal Democrat councillors were pleased to help the Dringhouses Bowling Club secure a new defibrillator, along with free training in its use for eight club members.
The summer 2017 edition of FOCUS for the Chaloners Road / Wains Road / Eason View / Thanet Road / North Lane area is now being delivered by local volunteers.
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The Woodthorpe Community Group hold their second annual Family Fun Day on Woodthorpe Green on Saturday 12 August. It’s all set to be a great community event, so please come along!