Cllr Stephen Fenton spent the afternoon of Saturday 17 June blitzing the graffiti that has blighted a number of Virgin Media cabinets in Dringhouses & Woodthorpe.
Using special wipes designed to remove paint, Stephen cleaned up a total of eight cabinets on Chaloners Road, Wharfe Drive, Eason View, Thanet Road and Lowick.
The graffiti had first been reported to Virgin Media last year but they took no action, so the time had come to take some direct action.
The summer 2017 edition of the council’s ‘Shine’ magazine has been published and is available to download Here. Shine is the place to find details of activities for 5 to 18 year olds and families over the summer months.
The sun shone on a successful summer fair on Sunday 11 June hosted by Love to Eat and Friends of Chapmans Pond. The Energise climbing wall was a hit with the kids, and a number of local groups and organisations ran stalls including Dringhouses Library, West Thorpe Scouts, Woodthorpe Community Group and Dementia Yorkshire.
Cllr Stephen Fenton also took the opportunity to check out the new storage container that has arrived on site, funded through a ward committee grant to the Friends of Chapmans Pond. The container will be painted green, and there are plans to create a vegetation ‘camouflage.’
The popular annual summer fair held at Chapmans Pond on Moor Lane takes place on Sunday 11 June from 11am to 3pm. There’ll be plenty to do for all the family!
Chapmans Pond is temporarily closed for fishing as the fish have begun to spawn. Fishing will be permitted again when the fish have stopped spawning. The site however remains open.
All residents are invited to attend the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee meeting on Wednesday 24th May at St Edwards Church on Tadcaster Road. There will be a drop-in session from 6.30pm, with the main meeting starting at 7pm.
The council has re-painted the faded white lines in the Chapmans Pond car park on Moor Lane. In addition, yellow crosshatch markings have been painted in front of the entrance to the pond area, to reduce the risk of motorists blocking access.
Chapmans Pond car park
Concerns have been raised about York College students using the car park for all-day parking, which reduces the spaces available for visitors to the pond and customers at the Love to Eat café. Cllr Stephen Fenton has raised this issue with the College.
An example of ‘problem parking’ is pictured below.
We are pleased to report that the council has taken prompt action to remove graffiti on Southfield Crescent, in response to Cllr Stephen Fenton reporting the issue.
The bench and the rear of the community noticeboard were targeted by graffiti vandals.
This graffiti has been cleaned off
The latest edition of our Focus newsletter for the Chaloners Road, Wains Road, Eason View and Thanet Road area has been published and is being delivered by local volunteers.
Saturday 22 April is Record Store Day, a celebration of the UK’s independent record shops.
Vinyl Eddie at 86 Tadcaster Road will be taking part, so why not call in to check out what’s in stock, or look online at https://www.vinyleddie.co.uk/