Residents decide on playground proposals

A large number of children and adults came along to the drop-in sessions at the Woodthorpe Green playground on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning to see the options for improving the play area.

Everyone was asked to vote for their first and second preferences out of the four plans on display.

Braving the rain on Friday afternoon

Great turnout despite the rain

Sunnier on Saturday!

There will be another chance to vote at the Ward Committee meeting on Tuesday 26 September from 6.30pm at the indoor bowls club on Thanet Road, and at the McMillan fundraising coffee morning at St James the Deacon on the morning of Saturday 30 September.

All four plans are set out below.

Plan A

Plan B

Plan C

Plan D

Woodthorpe Green play improvements – vote for your favourite scheme!

The play area at Woodthorpe Green is going to be updated with some new equipment, thanks to funding from City of York Council and the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee.

The Woodthorpe Community Group is working with the council to gather feedback on plans that have been submitted by playground companies and would like everyone who uses the park to come along and vote for their preferred design.

Representatives from the Community Group will be in the playground from 3-4pm on Friday 22nd September and 10-11am on Saturday 23rd September. Playground users are invited to come along and vote for their favourite design.


What’s on in York: Exciting Easter Crafts @Dringhouses

Dringhouses Library

Fri 21 Apr

3.00pm – 4.00pm & 4.00pm – 5.00pm

£2 per child/£5 family ticket

Apr _21Heather Dawe Crafts 2 JpgCome along and join artist Heather Dawes who will show us how to make amazing fluffy spring lambs, colourful flowers, and dazzling dragonflies, all out of simple craft materials.

Suitable for children 4-12 years, sessions at 3pm and 4pm.

Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

Sponsored by York Evening Decorative and Fine Art Society (YEDFAS).

Tickets available from any Explore Library.  For more information contact Lucy at Dringhouses Library on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Treasure Island Craft Club @ Dringhouses Library

Dringhouses Library

Thu 13 Apr

2.30pm – 4.30pm

£2 per child/£5 family ticket

Apr 13_treasure Island ImageOur after-school craft club is still running this Easter holiday, with a special Treasure Island activity.

Help Anna make and decorate a mysterious island, make a map and find the buried treasure.

Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

Tickets available from any Explore Library.

For more information please contact Lucy on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Easter events at York Libraries start today

Stories, crafts and a craft fair happening over the Easter holidays come and check it out.

Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Tue 4 Apr – Tue 25 Apr
Time: Library opening times
Venue: Fulford Library and village
Cost: £1

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Children’s Easter Crafts

Date: Mon 10 Apr
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: York Explore Library
Cost: £2

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Treasure Island Craft Club

Date: Thu 13 Apr
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Dringhouses Library
Cost: £2 per child/£5 family ticket

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Easter Stories & Crafts

Date: Thu 13 Apr
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Clifton Explore Library
Cost: £1.50

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Exciting Easter Crafts

Date: Fri 21 Apr
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm & 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Dringhouses Library
Cost: £2 per child/£5 family ticket

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Success for playground investment campaign

Liberal Democrat councillors for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward have warmly welcomed plans to invest £17,000 in each of two local playgrounds.

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The Nelsons Lane and Woodthorpe Green play areas are two of ten sites across the city that are each set to receive £17,000 in funding from City of York Council. The funds comes from a £170,000 capital programme for 2017/18 for playground improvement. Full details of the citywide plans, which were announced on 30 January, can be found here: https://www.york.gov.uk/press/article/2083/170k_proposed_to_make_big_improvements_to_york_s_playgrounds

Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Lib Dem councillor Stephen Fenton has thanked the local community for their support last summer when the case for funding for the Woodthorpe Green and Nelsons Lane playgrounds was being put together:

“During my visits to Dringhouses Primary and Woodthorpe Primary Schools in July 2016 I gathered lots of ideas from pupils about how they think we can improve local play areas, and we gathered even more suggestions at the Woodthorpe Family Fun Day in August. This engagement helped us to demonstrate the level of community support for improving play provision in the ward, and I am looking forward to working with community groups to develop improvement plans for the two playgrounds.”

Welcoming the citywide plans, Councillor Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Economic Development and Community Engagement, said: “Thanks to this proposed funding, ten of York’s play parks will be significantly improved for children and families in the city. Hopefully this will provide more opportunities for children and young people to exercise in a fun and safe environment.”

Under the plans, the £170,000 funding will be equally shared between the following playgrounds:

· Askham Bryan

· Badger Hill

· Cemetery Road, Fishergate

· Littlethorpe Close, Strensall

· Nelsons Lane, Dringhouses

· Rowntree Park

· School Lane, Fulford

· Victoria Field, Holgate

· West Bank Park, Holgate

· Woodthorpe Green

The report to go to the 7th February Decision Session is available at http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=735&MId=9472&Ver=4

Applications open on Monday for 2017 school places

Applications for City of York Council school places for September 2017 open on Monday 12 September 2016 at Secret Life 5 YearOldGroup10--(None)_A2www.york.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Parents and carers of children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, are invited to apply for places in the reception class at their chosen York primary schools. Also, parents and carers of children who have just started in Year 6 may apply for a place in Year 7 at secondary school from today.

All details and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at www.york.gov.uk/guideforparents. The guide, updated for 2017 admissions, contains information on school admissions and appeals processes as well as information on admissions statistics, oversubscription criteria and other information for parents and carers. Also online are details for service families and information on fair access.

School contact details are also available through this website, to help parents and carers to find out when any open evenings or days might be held or to arrange school visits.

For more detailed information, please email: education@york.gov.uk or call
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