Yellow lines installed at Chaloners Road junction

Double yellow lines have been installed at the junction of Chaloners Road and Wains Road, to help keep the junction clear of inappropriate parking.

Chaloners Rd / Wains Rd junction

Chaloners Rd / Wains Rd junction

There had also been a proposal to put down double yellow lines at the junction of Mayfield Grove and Aintree Court. Late last year Cllr Stephen Fenton spoke with local residents about the proposal, and there were a mixtures of views – whilst many residents recognised the issues caused by vehicles parking near to – and sometimes on- the corners, there were some concerns about parking being displaced further into Aintree Court.

The proposals were advertised, and some objections were raised. This means that the matter will be considered at a public Executive Member for Transport and Planning Decision Meeting next month.

Action on flytipping and cycle path damage

Cllr Stephen Fenton is pressing Network Rail to take action to remove flytipping from its land at the end of North Lane, next to the railway line.

Flytipping by the railway line

Flytipping by the railway line

This was reported by Stephen and local residents some weeks ago. Network Rail have said that it has been ‘sent to the maintenance team’ but they can’t give a time estimate for it to be cleared.

Meanwhile in Woodthorpe, Stephen has asked for damage done to the markings on Lomond Ginnel to be repaired. It looks as though someone has hacked away at the paint markings at the junction with Girvan Close and Eden Close.

Lomond Ginnel markings damaged

Lomond Ginnel markings damaged

 

Action on street-level issues

We recently posted an article about a number of local issues in need of attention. We’re pleased to report that there has been progress in getting them fixed…..

Tree roots had caused the footpath on Silverdale Court to lift and crack in a couple of places, causing a trip hazard. These have now been fixed.

Repaired footpath on Silverdale Court

Repaired footpath on Silverdale Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Tadcaster Road the footpath was badly potholed at the entrance to the Texaco garage / Co-op. Although it is still something of a patchwork, the worst potholes have now been filled in.

Tadcaster Road footpath repaired

Tadcaster Road footpath repaired

On Wharfe Drive a large pothole had appeared and the road was subsiding towards the kerb, causing large pools of water to collect. This meant that in wet weather, anyone unlucky enough to be walking along when a car passed got a drenching. This has now been fixed.

Wharfe Drive repaired

Wharfe Drive repaired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are asking when the snicket barriers at the top of Carrfield are going to get a much-needed lick of paint. Funds to pay for this have been identified and approved from the 2015/16 Ward Budget.

Carrfield snicket barrier

Carrfield snicket barrier

 

What’s on – Tuesday 12 April, talk on the ‘Easter Rising’

‘Children of the Rising: Family and Loss in 1916’ talk by Dr Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid

Date: Tuesday 12th April, 7.00pm
Venue: The Winning Post Function Room, Bishopthorpe Road

York Irish

 

 

York Irish Association presents this event, which will explore the experiences of the children of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. Some participated in the Rising, some were sent away, some waited at home, watching and listening as flames spread and guns boomed; all were profoundly affected. A diverse group, ranging from young adults to infants, offer a glimpse into the intimate and hidden traumas of the rebellion in Ireland.