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 – Celebrate York / Münster twinning anniversary at City Screen

City Screen joins the 60th anniversary celebrations of York’s twinning with the city of Münster with a screening of the delightfully quirky German comedy Toni Erdmann on Monday 18 September at 5:15pm.

York was one of the first cities in Britain to partner with a German city after WWII, encouraged by the Foreign Office to promote healing and contribute to a more secure peace in Europe. Since 1957 many exchanges have taken place between Münster and York including schools, choirs, sports teams, art exhibitions, and civic receptions.  Many people’s photos and reminiscences are currently on show in an exhibition upstairs at York Explore.

Dave Taylor, Marketing Manager of City Screen, said, “I’m pleased that the cinema will be able to contribute two films towards this celebration. The first one of these, Toni Erdmann, finds excruciating humour and great pathos in a comedy drama about an embarrassing parent.  Toni is a practical joker who tries to reconnect with his hard-working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.  Cinemagoers should please note that we’ve had to bring the screening forward to 5:15 from the time published in our brochure.  I hope that doesn’t inconvenience anyone.”

Book to see Toni Erdmann (15) at City Screen on 0871 902 5726, or at the Coney Street Box Office, or online at:

https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/York_Picturehouse/film/toni-erdmann

Sun shines on Revival family fun day

Residents of the Revival estate, off Tadcaster Road, enjoyed their second annual family fun day on Sunday 16th July. The event was organised by the Revival Residents Community Association, with financial support from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee. The event was also supported by Greenbelt, who are responsible for managing the green spaces on the estate, and a team from Tesco who ran a tombola stall.

Many local businesses generously donated prizes for the raffle, including the Co-op, Tesco, Ged Bell the butchers, the Marriott Hotel, Confident U, Lindsey Richardson personal trainer, Studio 76, Julie Mercer beautician and the Cross Keys pub on Tadcaster Road.

£170 was donated by Yorkshire Housing which was used to buy the spacehopper equipment which was a big hit with the children.

Cllr Stephen Fenton commented  “The local volunteers who organised this fantastic event deserve a huge amount of credit. Their efforts have helped to bring the community together and create a positive atmosphere.”

The inflatable obstacle course was a hit with young and old alike!

The team from Tesco on the tombola stall

Stephen with two of the super event organisers