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: 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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Councillors try out limited vision tennis at Energise

Sheena Jackson (Westfield) and Stephen Fenton (Dringhouses) put on special glasses to demonstrate the impact visual impairment has for anyone playing sport.

The event took place at Energise at the weekend.

Stephen wore glasses that when playing gave him the experience of someone who has to live with “tunnel vision”.

The glasses Sheena wore completely blurred her vision and made things all fuzzy. Sheena said they “made you feel somewhat nauseus after a while when hitting a tennis ball”.

The ball that was used was a sponge ball which is used in short tennis and inside the ball was another ball the size of a golf ball with ball bearing inside which people with visual impairment would be able to hear when the ball was approaching them to enable them to make contact with it.

The Councillors said that the session was an interesting one and everyone who participated enjoyed that activities along with the glorious sunshine.

The local ward Councillors support the activities being put on at Energise. The weekend before they went along to see what coaching/drills/activities the new tennis section at Energise has to offer.

Surprise at ‘Valentine’s Fair’ plan for Askham Bar

Lib Dem councillors for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward have expressed surprise at the news that a ‘Valentine’s Fair’ is planned to take place on council land at the old Askham Bar Park & Ride site between 17 and 26 February.

News to us!

         News to us!

We were not informed or consulted about the proposal – we found out about it earlier this week via a post on Facebook. We understand that Events & Attractions Ltd are to operate the fair and we are told that they are due to deliver letters to the surrounding residential properties which will include contact details, information about operating hours and how noise levels will be monitored and any complaints acted upon.

We have expressed our concern to officers at Make it York and City of York Council about the fact that councillors and residents have not been made aware of an event that has the potential to cause disruption to a residential area in which there already exist parking problems.