Cllr Stephen Fenton reported to Network Rail recently two locations in the ward where graffiti ‘artists’ have been at work – at the Hob Moor underpass and on St Helens Road railway bridge – see pictures below.
We are pleased to report that Network Rail acted quickly and the graffiti was painted over on Tuesday 14 March.
We continue to press Virgin Media to take action to clean off graffiti on their cabinets on Chaloners Road, Wains Road and Lowick.
Community and voluntary groups across Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward are invited to apply for a share of the 2017/18 ward budget. The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 April 2017.
The local Lib Dem councillors embraced Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ weekend, with support from Dringhouses Scouts and local residents.
Litter picking took place in the Chaloners Road area, Moor Lane, Woodthorpe Green and around Askham Bar. The photos below give a flavour of what was achieved.
Chaloners Road park
Dringhouses Scouts in action
A good haul from Moor Lane
Getting ready for the Askham Bar litter pick
A record litter pick haul at Askham Bar!
The minutes and presentations from the Ward Committee meeting held at Woodthorpe Primary School on 15 February 2017 have been published on the council website Here.
Money from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward budget has paid for improvement work carried out on the footpath / cycle path that crosses Little Hob Moor towards Hob Moor Terrace.
One section of path was prone to being covered in mud as water ran off the hill towards the railway line. French drains have been installed and the affected section of path has been raised and resurfaced – pictured below.
The next area of path in need of attention is a section by the allotments, which is very badly potholed (pictured below).
Residents are invited to attend the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee meeting on Wednesday 15th February at Woodthorpe Primary School, Summerfield Road, York YO24 2RU.
There will be a drop-in session from 6.30pm to provide an opportunity to chat with local councillors. The meeting starts at 7pm.
Just a week after we reported the problem of flooding at the junction of Chaloners Road and Chaloners Crescent, work is underway to install a new gulley.
Further up Chaloners Road, much-needed repairs have been made to the snicket that leads to Highmoor Close.
Thanks to prompt action from City of York Council and Network Rail, graffiti at the Tadcaster Road entrance to the Hob Moor underpass has been dealt with.
We wish that Virgin Media were as quick – graffiti on their cabinets on Chaloners Road and Wains Road has been ignored despite having been reported last August!
We continue to receive complaints about irresponsible and inconsiderate parking across the ward, most recently on Tadcaster Road near to the Co-op garage.
The photograph below taken earlier this week shows, incredibly, a car parked slap bang in the middle of the footpath whilst the driver went into the Co-op.
The police have been notified.
Lib Dem councillors for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward have expressed surprise at the news that a ‘Valentine’s Fair’ is planned to take place on council land at the old Askham Bar Park & Ride site between 17 and 26 February.
News to us!
We were not informed or consulted about the proposal – we found out about it earlier this week via a post on Facebook. We understand that Events & Attractions Ltd are to operate the fair and we are told that they are due to deliver letters to the surrounding residential properties which will include contact details, information about operating hours and how noise levels will be monitored and any complaints acted upon.
We have expressed our concern to officers at Make it York and City of York Council about the fact that councillors and residents have not been made aware of an event that has the potential to cause disruption to a residential area in which there already exist parking problems.