Thanet Road – proposal to extend 20mph zone

City of York Council is proposing to introduce a 20 mph speed limit on a section of Thanet Road, from the Gale Lane roundabout to St James Place. The proposal addresses safety concerns by requiring motorists to observe what are considered to be more appropriate speed limits on roads carrying high traffic volumes particularly during  peak traffic periods.

A map showing the proposed extent of the 20 mph zone is set out below.


Easter event success for Revival residents

Residents on the Revival estate off Tadcaster Road organised a terrific family Easter event on Good Friday. There was a treasure hunt with clues deposited around the estate, and an Easter bonnet competition with lots of fantastic entries.

Staff from Tesco Askham Bar were there to serve free refreshments and run an Easter egg decorating stall.

                                                                           Cllr Stephen Fenton, with Alice!

Many thanks to the Revival Community Association for their hard work to make this happen.

Abbeyfield extension plans – drop-in session for residents on 25 April

There will be a drop-in session on Tuesday 25 April from 3pm to 7pm at St Edwards Church for local residents to learn about a proposal by the Abbeyfield Society Ltd to extend the Abbeyfield extra care home on Regency Mews, off Tadcaster Road. The society has been awarded a Homes & Communities Agency grant to support the provision of a 25 home extension to the scheme.


This is a ‘pre-planning’ public engagement aimed at getting feedback before a formal planning application is submitted. Details of the proposals will also be on display at Dringhouses Library and comments invited.

Good news on Woodthorpe Sunday bus service

We are pleased to report that First bus have confirmed that a Sunday bus service connecting Woodthorpe with Askham Bar is to continue.

A revised service 500 will begin on 2 April. The bus will no longer go up Alness Drive & Acomb Wood Drive towards Foxwood, but will still serve the Moorcroft Road / Acorn Way / Ryecroft Avenue / Grassholme loop.

The 500 service will not terminate at Askham Bar but will travel through to the city centre, via Bishopthorpe and Bishopthorpe Road. Passengers boarding in Woodthorpe can however get off the 500 at Tesco and get on to the number 3 Park & Ride bus. The bus will be free for the first few weeks of operation, but after than normal fares will apply. The new timetable can be downloaded Here