Appeal following a burglary in Woodthorpe

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information about a burglary that occurred in the Woodthorpe area of York.

It occurred on the evening of Friday 17th November 2017, where amongst other items a handbag was stolen.

The handbag is black in colour with one large middle pocket and two smaller pockets either side, possibly with a flowery “Cath Kidston” purse inside.

The purse has in it irreplaceable photos of great sentimental value.

If anyone finds the handbag or purse they should contact us on 101, select option 2, and ask for Mark Cook. You can also email mark.cook@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12170207175

Dringhouses Councillor heads young people project

Ashley with Members of Youth Parliament and Youth Council Leads from across Yorkshire and the Humber

Liberal Democrat and City of York Councillor, Ashley Mason, is taking a regional role to champion the voice of over 500,000 young people in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Cllr Mason, who has a track record in supporting the York Youth Council, has been supporting the regional Youth Work Unit to ensure young people have access to information and resources, in order to enable them to have their say in local and regional decision-making.

Cllr Mason is now working to create an online digital platform for all young people to access. It will contain useful information on how decisions are made, which bodies are responsible for services and what the role is of their elected representatives.

On Saturday the 18th November, Councillor Mason met with 12 young people, from respective Local Authorities, to discuss the creation of a possible digital platform. The discussion included Members of Youth Parliament and Youth Council from: Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, York, Doncaster, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, Barnsley and North East Lincolnshire.

Cllr Ashley Mason said:

“It was great to discuss my plans with these highly engaged and passionate young people. It was abundantly clear that there is a lot of disparity across the 12 local authorities, in regards to engagement and access to information. This new resource will help any young person wanting to learn more about organisations such as Councils and CCGs and in turn, help them influence the decisions that affect young people in their communities.

Cllr Mason added “I have given up a lot of my time to this project work; championing the voices of young people is something I feel very passionate about. It is so encouraging to have the full support of the young people I have spoken too and to hear what impact this could have. I am also very grateful to the Regional Youth Work Unit, who are equally as enthusiastic about this project as I am,”

The website is intended to be launched at the Young Peoples Convention in Northallerton, January 2018. The project is currently being self-financed by Cllr Mason, but anyone interested in supporting or contributing to this valuable project should email cllr.amason@york.gov.uk

Latest planning applications for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

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Land To East Of St Leonards Hospice And 13 To 20 The Square, Dringhouses York

St Leonard’s layout click to access

Erection of three-storey building comprising 30no. apartments, community hub and offices (use class B1) for Wilberforce Trust with associated access and parking. Construction of 13 car parking spaces for adjacent hospice use.

Ref. No: 17/02619/FULM 

St Leonards elevation click to access

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42 Acorn Way York YO24 2RW

Proposal              Erection of replacement single storey detached building to side to form garage and home office

Reference           17/02652/FUL

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 Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

 

Local Councillor Ashley Mason probes Fire Service takeover bill

Costs have been revealed concerning the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) bid to take over responsibilities for overseeing the Fire Service in North Yorkshire.

It has been revealed that Julia Mulligan has spent £141,437.50 on consultants in order to put her business case together, exceeding her budget by over £12,000 in the process.  The revelations come after Councillors on the Police and Crime Panel were issued with a last minute briefing paper from the PCCs office.

Cllr Ashley Mason, Vice Chair of the Panel and Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe, initially queried the costs earlier in the year, but was informed the details were commercially sensitive.

Cllr Ashley Mason said:

“I was astonished to learn how much the PCC had spent on this takeover bid. I was even more surprised to see that these costs are solely for the external consultants and marketers. The costs do not include the large amount of staff time her office put into the campaign and only £88,000 can be claimed back from the Home Office.

This is totally unacceptable and the money would have been better spent in employing more control room staff to address the failings in 101 services, or on local PCSOs, with numbers reducing in York.

The Commissioner has some serious issues to tackle within the police, who have recently fallen in their rating by the Inspectorate of Constabularies’ from ‘Good’ to ‘Requires Improvement.”

Latest planning application for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below are the latest planning application received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

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3 Whin Garth York YO24 1LA

Two storey side extension

Ref. No: 17/02627/FUL 

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 Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

St Helens Road pedestrian crossing beacon to be upgraded

St Helen’s Road among those to be upgraded.

The Council is to upgrade the Belisha Beacons at 14 pedestrian crossing sites in York

New beacon design

A report says,

“There are 43 zebra crossings across the city and outlying villages. A
zebra crossing is required by law to have a black and white striped pole
with a flashing yellow globe on each side of the crossing. If there is an
island in the middle, additional beacons may be provided as considered
appropriate. For years this equipment remained fairly standard, but in
the last decade new products have come onto the market using high
intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) to enhance the conspicuity of
the globe.
In recent years 9 zebra crossings have been upgraded to high
conspicuity units as part of road safety schemes. Feedback on these
has been very positive. The remaining 34 crossings have equipment of
variable age and condition”.
The new design id promised to eb more visible with diodes lastingt longer than older type.

The work is expected to be completed before the end of January.

Latest planning applications for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

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17 St Edwards Close York

Conditions 3 and 7 – 17/01963/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/17/00350 

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Proposed New Dwelling St Edwards Close York

Condition 8 – 17/01963/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/17/00349 

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2 The Beeches College Court Dringhouses York YO24 1UP

Crown clean and reduce Beech tree protected by Tree Preservation Order no. CYC 290

Ref. No: 17/02608/TPO 

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22 Hunters Way York YO24 1JJ

Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of approved application 16/01898/FUL to alter design and size of rear dormer.

Ref. No: 17/02561/FUL 

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 Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

Controversial Tadcaster Road planning application recommended for approval

An application to build 11 homes on land behind 26 Tadcaster Road has been recommended for approval by Council officials.

The recommendation comes despite objections from local Councillor Ann Reid, members of the local planning panel and the Conservation Area Panel.. The National Trust – which runs the Goddards historic house opposite the site entrance – have also objected as have many local residents.

The application seeks permission for the erection of 11 dwellings following the demolition of an existing two storey dwelling at 26 Tadcaster Road and a single storey dwelling located centrally within the site and identified as being 9a Mayfield Grove.

The site comprises an area of approximately 0.5ha. Thirteen lock up garages with a large area of harstanding are also  present within the site.

The site is bounded to the north by the rear gardens of Mayfield Grove, to the east by Tadcaster Road, to the south and west by the car park of the public house and the rear gardens of St Helens Road. Access to the site would be where number 26 Tadcaster Road currently stands.

The scheme proposes two rows of 3 two storey three-bed terraced houses with rooms within the roof, two 4 bedroom two storey dwellings, two 3 bedroom dormer bungalows and one 1 bedroom two storey dwelling.

Two off street parkingspaces would be provided for each dwelling with no allocated visitor spaces.

Most of the objections relate to traffic and parking issues.

The application will be determined by the planning sub committee when it meets on 9th November.

Residents can register to speak at the meeting if they wish.