Residents decide on playground proposals

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.

Plan A

Plan B

Plan C

Plan D

Woodthorpe Green play improvements – vote for your favourite scheme!

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.


Ultra Fibre Optic works get underway

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
  • Leeside
  • 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

 

What’s on – Celebrate York / Münster twinning anniversary at City Screen

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:

https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/York_Picturehouse/film/toni-erdmann

What’s on – Joint Ward Committee meeting agenda published

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).

Weekend litter pick success

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.

Defibrilator training boost

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 Bowling Club, which is based at York Racecourse Stables, was awarded £1,600 by the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward Committee.
Liberal Democrat Councillor Ashley Mason, who is also a paramedic, offered to train the members in how to use the equipment, saving the club £350. York Racecourse was also kind enough to let the Bowling Club use their facilities for no charge for the training.

Cllr Ashley Mason (right) with Ray Lyall from Dringhouses Bowling Club

Cllr Ashley Mason said:
A person’s chance of survival decreases 10 per cent every minute that passes without defibrillation, so applying a defibrillator within the first four minutes of collapse means the patient has the best possible chance of surviving.”