The latest edition of our Focus newsletter for the Woodthorpe & Acomb Park area has been published, and is now being delivered by local volunteers.
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.
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.
Many thanks to the Revival Community Association for their hard work to make this happen.
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.
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
A new path leading from Ashbourne Way to the entrance to Acomb Wood is taking shape, thanks to the efforts of a team from The Conservation Volunteers.
Work on the path, which has been funded from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward budget, started on Thursday 23 March and should be completed on the 24th.
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.