Water water everywhere (particularly on Tadcaster Road)

Cllr Stephen Fenton has asked council officers to investigate measures to tackle the frequent flooding on Tadcaster Road at the junction with Calcaria Court (near the St Helens Road traffic lights).

A dip in the road surface combined with some strategically ill-placed drains has created a ‘bowl’ in which water accumulates. The picture below was taken on Sunday 15th November.

Calcaria Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen is also asking officers to look again at the drainage arrangements outside the vets and Vinyl Eddie’s on Tadcaster Road. The area was cleared recently, but the ‘lagoon’ next to the bus stop is as bad as ever and mixed with rotting leaves, has formed a thick sludge. The local Lib Dem team believe that a more fundamental look at drainage arrangements at this location is needed.

 

Road patching details released

Further details have been released on the roadworks on St Helens Road and Thanet Road that are due to take place during the week commencing 16th November.

St Helens Road

Patching repairs to the carriageway are due to be carried out on Friday 20th November, during which time the road will be closed. A diversion route will be in place. Residents have been asked to ensure that cars are parked off road or elsewhere whilst the work is being carried out. The Contractor carrying out the work will be Sanmet.

The map below shows the extent of the patching work.

The area shaded red will patched up

The area shaded red will patched

Thanet Road

Patching repairs to the carriageway are due to be carried out on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th November, during which time road closures will be in operation. A diversion route will be in place. Residents have been asked to ensure that cars are parked off road or elsewhere whilst the work is being carried out. The Contractor carrying out the work will be Sanmet.

The map below shows the extent of the patching work.

The area shaded red will be patched

The area shaded red will be patched

 

Action on leaf litter clearance

Cllr Stephen Fenton has secured action to remove compacted leaf litter on the cycle track which links the Askham Bar Tesco store with Moor Lane.

The 'leaf vacuum' in action on 11th November

The ‘leaf vacuum’ in action on 11th November

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The council’s ‘leaf vacuum’ was deployed to clear up the cycle track on the morning of 11th November.

A significant improvement!

A significant improvement!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residents who are aware of any other footpaths or cycle paths that are in need of clearing should call Stephen on 07751 963215 or e-mail cllr.sfenton@york.gov.uk

Askham Bar issues tackled

Local Lib Dem councillor Stephen Fenton is pursuing a number of problems affecting the area near the Askham Bar roundabout near Tesco.

Flyposting has been an issue around the ward of late, including a banner advertising a wedding fair at York racecourse which took place last month. Stephen has asked the organisers to remove the banner, which they have promised to do ASAP.

The soon-to-be-removed sign on the Askham Bar roundabout

The soon-to-be-removed sign on the Askham Bar roundabout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaf fall at this time of year is inevitable, but can cause hazards for pedestrians and cyclists. Stephen has asked for the cycle track linking Moor Lane with the old Park & Ride car park to be swept, as it is becoming hazardous with wet leaves being compacted and forming a slippery surface.

Cycle track in need of sweeping

Cycle track in need of sweeping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is good news further up Tadcaster Road however, where the felled street sign on Slingsby Grove has been replaced.

Before...

Before…

 

 

 

 

 

....After

….After

Action on street-level issues in the Tadcaster Road area

The local Lib Dem team regularly monitor street-level issues across the ward. Cllr Stephen Fenton spent the weekend out and about in the Tadcaster Road area, and has reported a number of issues that require action, summarised below.

Saturday's Garage Trail helped raise funds for York Against Cancer

Saturday’s Garage Trail helped raise funds for York Against Cancer

 

Stephen also supported the ‘Gruesome Garage Trail’ on Saturday organised by the new community group that is being established to champion the needs and interests of residents of the Middlethorpe estate off Tadcaster Road. It was the group’s first event, and was a success in bringing the community together.

 

Set out below are the issues reported for action in the Tadcaster Road area.

A new graffiti tag has been spotted on St Helens Road railway bridge and a cable box on Tadcaster Road opposite Nelsons Lane

A new graffiti tag has been spotted on St Helens Road railway bridge and a cable box on Tadcaster Road opposite Nelsons Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 'lagoon' has formed by the bus stop outside the vets on Tadcaster Road, caused by leaves blocking the drainage channel

A ‘lagoon’ has formed by the bus stop outside the vets on Tadcaster Road, caused by leaves blocking the drainage channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The street sign at the top of Slingsby Grove has fallen over - corrosion may have been the cause

The street sign at the top of Slingsby Grove has fallen over – corrosion may have been the cause

 

 

 

 

 

 

The snicket between Dringthorpe Road and Middlethorpe Grove is being blocked by a resident's conifer hedge

The snicket between Dringthorpe Road and Middlethorpe Grove is being blocked by a resident’s conifer hedge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loose kerb stone on Middlethorpe Grove in need of repair

Loose kerb stone on Middlethorpe Grove in need of repair

 

Woodthorpe Post Office alcohol licence bid

An application has been submitted to the council for a licence to allow for the sale of alcohol (off the premises) at Woodthorpe Post Office.

PO alcohol licence application

Residents can make representations in writing if they wish. The address to write to is City of York Council, Licensing Services, Hazel Court EcoDepot, James Street, York. Y010 3DS.

Further information about licensing can be found at https://www.york.gov.uk/info/20169/business_licences/1194/entertainment_and_alcohol_licensing_register

Graffiti blitz continues

Local Lib Dem councillors are keeping up the fight against graffiti. Having secured action to remove graffiti on St Helens Road bridge (with Network Rail) and at the Moor Lane pedestrian crossing near the Tesco roundabout, the latest outbreaks that have been reported for cleaning up are at:

  • Tadcaster Road phone box, opposite the fish & chip shop
  • Cable box at the junction of Eason View and Don Avenue
  • St Helens Road
The local Lib Dem team are taking action to get graffiti cleaned up as soon as it appears

The local Lib Dem team are taking action to get graffiti cleaned up as soon as it appears

Footpath improvements gather pace

Local Lib Dem councillors Stephen, Ashley and Ann are pleased to report more progress in fixing footpath problems in the Woodthorpe and Dringhouses area.

The latest batch of footpaths to be repaired are at:

  • Silverdale Court (next to the garages) – pictured below
  • Carron Crescent (outside no. 8)
  • Orchard Way (outside no. 32)
  • Aldersyde (at the entrance to Aldersyde Court) – repeat repair after a HGV crushed some of the paving slabs
  • North Lane (outside no. 55)
Silverdale Court footpath repairs

Silverdale Court footpath repairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition an area for repair has been marked out on Eden Close where a utility cover poses a trip hazard due to the disintegration of the tarmac surface.

Marked for repair - pavement on Eden Close

Marked for repair – footpath on Eden Close

 

Woodthorpe shops phone box set to be axed

British Telecom have announced plans to remove the phone box located outside the Woodthorpe shops on Moorcroft Road.

No consultation planned by BT on phone box removal

No consultation planned by BT on phone box removal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sign that has been put up by BT makes it clear that no consultation is planned, nor does it give any clue as to when the phone box is likely to be removed.

Councillor Stephen Fenton recently asked for repairs to be made to the kiosk (which have been done), as part of efforts to improve the environment around the shops.