Vandals have caused criminal damage in the Tadcaster Road area of Dringhouses in recent days.
The perspex cover on the community noticeboard at the junction with Mayfield Grove has been smashed. This comes soon after the cover on the noticeboard on the Revival estate was smashed. Both are to be repaired, with the costs to be covered from the ward budget.
The newly-refurbished playground on Nelsons Lane has been attacked by graffiti ‘artists’. Some of it is offensive and of a sexual nature. The council’s cleaning team have been asked to clean it off. The Chase Residents Association is to consider reinstating an opening and locking up rota for the playground, given that it is being abused by some people.
Cllr Stephen Fenton has informed the Police, who have confirmed that they are aware that older children are frequenting the area and intimidating the younger children, and that this is one of their current ‘hot spot’ areas.
The Woodthorpe Community Group hosts its ever-popular Fun Day on 14th July on Woodthorpe Green, from 12 noon to 6pm.
The Dringhouses Local History Group will be hosting a talk titled ‘Unmentionables – a brief history of underwear’ at St Edwards Church Hall on Thursday 20 June at 7.30pm.
The Woodthorpe Community Group does a lot of good work locally, and they are having a fundraising ladies fashion show and pop-up shop to help raise money for the popular summer fun day and other local activities.
The fashion show is on the evening of Thursday 27th June at Dringhouses Sports & Social Club on St Helens Road, and all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome! And it’s only £5.
It should be fun night, so if you’d like a ticket please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The York Walk Cycle Festival takes place between 26th and 31st May, with a range of events open to all.
St James the Deacon Church, on Sherringham Drive, hosts its popular Spring Fair on Saturday 13 April from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
As part of this weekend’s York Open Studios event, two locations in Dringhouses will be throwing open their doors to welcome art and craft enthusiasts.
The locations are Walnut Cottage on Tadcaster Road (over the road from the Knavesmire petrol station) and 3 St Edwards Close (just around the corner from Walnut Cottage).
The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust has locked the playground on the Woodland estate, off Bellhouse Way / Sherringham Drive. The park was closed after the slide had recently been vandalised and graffiti had been sprayed on the benches.
It is very disappointing that the mindless actions of a minority spoils things for everyone else.