St Helens Road grass banks cut

Following intervention by Cllr Stephen Fenton, the council has cut back the grass on the banks on St Helens Road either side of the railway bridge.

Complaints about the state of the area had been raised by the Dringhouses Sports & Social Club, and the overgrown vegetation was starting to encroach onto the footpath.

Grass bank leading down to the cricket pitch

Approach to the bridge from Thanet Road

Meeting to tackle Woodthorpe shops issues

Cllr Stephen Fenton met with representatives from McColls and the Hallmark Real Estate Group on 26 October to try to get action to resolve some problems in need of attention in the area around the shops on Moorcroft Road.

The wet weather helped to demonstrate the woeful drains that don’t actually drain, causing lakes to form in front of the shops!

Other issues raised were:

  • Rocking paving slabs
  • Missing concrete bollard
  • Trees in need of pruning
  • Potholes in the car park at the rear of the shops
  • General state of the paved area

We hope that the meeting will result in some action to improve this privately-owned area of land, and we’ll keep residents informed.

Ultra Fibre Optic – work plan for w/c 30 October

The work to install Ultra Fibre Optic cable across west York continues, with the following streets due to be visited during the week commencing 30 October:

Chase Side Court
Eason View
Nairn Close
Quaker Green
Annan Close
Eden Close
Orrin Close
Spey Bank
Moor Lane

In addition, ‘narrow trenching’ work will start on St James Croft, Orchard Close and The Pastures.

Ultra Fibre Optic – work plan for w/c 23 October

The work to install Ultra Fibre Optic cable across west York continues, with the following streets due to be visited during the week commencing 23 October:

Chaloners Road

Acorn Way


Arundel Grove

Overdale Close

Bramble Dene


Chapmans Court


Trent Way


Silverdale Court

In addition, work is underway on Alness Drive so that the cable laying is completed before the council starts work on resurfacing footpaths.


Woodthorpe playground improvements – winning design announced

Following a vote by residents of all ages organised by the Woodthorpe Community Group, the winning design for the revamp of Woodthorpe Green playground has been announced.

‘Design D’ was the winner







The £30,000 scheme is being funded by a combination of Ward Committee funds and money from City of York Council central. budgets.

The company that has secured the contract is Wicksteed Playgrounds –  The council will now discuss with Wicksteed a timetable for the work.

Alness Drive footpath resurfacing work announced

We are pleased to report that work will shortly get underway to resurface footpaths on Alness Drive and on Deveron Way. The sections of path to be resurfaced are marked on the map below. The area of block paving on Deveron Way is to be replaced with tarmac.

Letters are being delivered to residents, with a request that any vegetation overhanging the footpath is cut back. The work is due to get underway from 30 October and is expected to take eight weeks.