Prompt action on graffiti

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.

Great British Spring Clean success

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!

Little Hob Moor path improvements

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).

Hob Moor graffiti blitz

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!

Surprise at ‘Valentine’s Fair’ plan for Askham Bar

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!

         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.