Great British Spring Clean success

The local Lib Dem councillors embraced Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ weekend, with support from Dringhouses Scouts and local residents.

Litter picking took place in the Chaloners Road area, Moor Lane, Woodthorpe Green and around Askham Bar. The photos below give a flavour of what was achieved.

Chaloners Road park

Dringhouses Scouts in action

A good haul from Moor Lane

Getting ready for the Askham Bar litter pick

A record litter pick haul at Askham Bar!

What’s on – St Leonards Hospice Christmas Fair on Sat 26 November

The St Leonards Hospice Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 26 November from 1pm to 4pm.








There will be entertainment from Prima Vox Choir, a BBQ, festive refreshments, crafts, gifts, tombolas, prizes and lots of fun.  Admission will be a £1.00 donation for adults.  It is hoped that Santa will have time in his busy schedule to fly in with his sleigh!


Woodthorpe Family Fun Day success

The first ever Woodthorpe Family Fun Day, held on Saturday 13th August, was a huge success. The event was organised by the Woodthorpe York Community Group, with funds raised in support of St Leonards Hospice.

There was live entertainment and a range of stalls run by local community groups, plus plenty of activities for children.

Woodthorpe fun day

Stephen and Ann gathered views from young people on what they like best about local play areas, and what improvements they would like to see made. The comments received will support our bid for funds from the council to improve the play areas at Woodthorpe and on Nelsons Lane.

Tesco Community Event

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.

Tesco community day

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.