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.
Cllr Stephen Fenton has organised a community litter pick at the former Askham Bar Park & Ride car park (now the ‘Moor Lane Pay & Display car park’).
The litter pick will take place on Sunday 24th January between 11am and 3pm.
A ‘grot spot’!
Stephen has organised the litter pick in response to residents’ concerns about the state of the (mostly empty) car park. Litter ‘grabbers’ and refuse sacks will be provided.
Anyone wanting to join in the litter pick should contact Stephen on 07751 963215 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents are invited to the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee meeting on Wednesday 20th January at Woodthorpe Primary School, Summerfield Road, YO24 4RU.
There is a drop-in session at 6.30pm and the main meeting starts at 7pm.
The full agenda is available at http://tinyurl.com/DringWardMeeting
All local residents are invited to a community carols event at the Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road on Tuesday 15 December at 6.30pm.
The singing will be led by Dringhouses Primary School choir and the St Edward the Confessor choir.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be provided. There will be a collection towards the Community Hall project and Dringhouses School choir.
The Woodthorpe Community Group’s ‘Carols by Candlelight’ event held on Saturday evening at Love to Eat on Moor Lane was a great success, despite the wet weather.
St James the Deacon choir provided the musical backdrop for the event, which was the first organised by the new community group. Love to Eat kindly provided mulled wine and mince pies and a place to shelter from the rain and the cold!
Local councillors Stephen Fenton and Ashley Mason were there to show their support and lend a hand.
Stephen commented “I was pleased to have been able to support the Woodthorpe Community Group with this event, and look forward to continuing to work with them over the coming months.”