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
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.
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
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
In partnership with Yorwaste Ltd, City of York Council is offering free compost for use on gardens and allotments in York. The compost is produced from the garden waste that is collected from green bins.
The dates, times and location for compost collection are set out on the poster below.
The BT kiosk on Moorcroft Road outside Woodthorpe shops is in the process of being consigned to history.
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
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
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
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
A write-up of the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Team meeting on 9th March has been published on the council’s website Here.
The Ward Team is made up of the ward councillors and representatives from community and voluntary groups, the Police, local churches, Dringhouses library and housing officers.
‘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 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.