Stephen and Ashley helped to run a non-political ‘meet your local councillor’ stall at the Tesco Askham Bar community event on Sunday 24th July.
They were joined by councillors from neighbouring Westfield (Sheena Jackson and Andrew Waller) and Rural West (Chris Steward) wards. And Lord Mayor Cllr Dave Taylor (Green, Fishergate ward) also dropped in.
Main topics of discussion were the draft Local Plan currently out for consultation, and street-level services.
As part of Edible York’s ‘Open Gardens’ event, Stephen joined Woodthorpe Community Beds volunteers planting more herbs in the beds outside the shops on Saturday 16th July. The new herbs planted are available for all residents to pick.
As part of Edible York’s ‘Open Gardens’, there will be a herb planting session at Woodthorpe community beds on Moorcroft Road on Saturday 16th July from 3pm to 5pm.
All are welcome to get involved, just bring some gloves and hand tools.
Chapmans Pond is set to re-open for fishing on Monday 13th June, having been closed for recent weeks to allow the fish to spawn.
The re-opening of the full site comes after a successful summer fair held by Love to East and the Friends of Chapmans Pond on Sunday 12th June.
Visitors to the fair enjoyed a BBQ and cake stall, as well as a range of stalls and exhibitors including West Thorpe scouts, Dringhouses Library and Holgate Windmill.
And thankfully the rain held off!
All are welcome to come along to the Rook & Gaskill on Lawrence Street on Saturday 12th March from 7pm.
Pub campaigner Greg Mulholland (Lib Dem MP for Leeds North West) and other speakers will discuss what the future holds and what communities can do to protect their local pubs.
The ‘Clean for the Queen’ weekend of community clean-up activities was wholeheartedly embraced by many residents, including in Foxwood and Woodthorpe.
Lib Dem councillors Sheena Jackson and Andrew Waller (Westfield ward) and Stephen Fenton (Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward) joined volunteers in a clean-up at Foxwood Park, which forms part of the boundary between the two wards.
Andrew, Sheena and Stephen, suitably tooled up!
As well as litter picking, there was a lot of environmental work done, such as cutting back some of the trees along the boundary with Bellhouse Way.
A good morning’s work!
Stephen also ventured further afield to do some litter picking at Woodthorpe shops, on the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust’s Woodlands estate and at the old Park & Ride site at Askham Bar.
The Woodthorpe Community Group will hold its first AGM on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm in the lounge of the Dick Turpin pub on Moorcroft Road.
All are welcome.
Residents of the Wains Road / Chaloners Road / Thanet Road / North Lane area are being urged to attend a crucial meeting of the Dringhouses West Residents Association.
The meeting on Tuesday 1st March at 7pm will be held at West Thorpe Methodist Church.
The main focus of the meeting will be to elect a new Chair and Secretary, to take over from the long-serving office holders who are standing down after many years’ sterling service.