First have announced that the trial bus which links Foxwood, Woodthorpe & Bishopthorpe with Tesco and Askham Bar will continue to run until the end of January 2017.
The services will also run on:
- Tuesday 27 December 2016
- Bank Holiday Monday, 2 January 2017 as well as
- Sundays 8, 15, 22 and 29 January 2017
Download Service 500 timetable
The free service, numbered 500, runs with an electric bus, subject to availability, to reduce noise and emissions. It was due to finish on 18th December
It looks like we may get our first freeze of the winter shortly so we hope that residents will check that their local salt bins are full (and free from litter).
Its also a good idea to know which local streets are routinely de-iced by the “gritting” lorry.
Easiest way to find out where your local services are is by accessing the above map which can be found at:
Click i to see where your nearest salt bin is
Then click the fourth symbol along.
This will allow you to tick a box next to “primary” and” secondary” gritting routes. The primary gritting routes include most bus routes and are salted as a precaution when weather forecasts predict icy conditions.
You can find out whether the gritters are working by “following” them on twitter @yorkgritter
The reinstatement of litter bins removed by the previous Labour administration has begun in Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward.
The first two bins have been installed, on St Helens Road and Chaloners Road. Four more bins are due to be installed over the coming weeks, including at Woodthorpe Green play area.
New bin at St Helens Road bus stop
New bin at junction of Chaloners Road and Sandcroft Road
The BT kiosk on Moorcroft Road outside Woodthorpe shops is in the process of being consigned to history.
All are welcome to come along to the Rook & Gaskill on Lawrence Street on Saturday 12th March from 7pm.
Pub campaigner Greg Mulholland (Lib Dem MP for Leeds North West) and other speakers will discuss what the future holds and what communities can do to protect their local pubs.
Just in time for the current cold snap, we are pleased to report that the grit bin on Hillcrest Gardens has been reinstalled, two years after the previous Labour council administration ordered its removal.
This has been funded by the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Budget, which has been substantially increased by the current council administration.
We’d like to hear from residents if there are other locations where grit bins could be installed.
Details of the grants approved by the Ward committee for the current year have been published on the Councils web site. Click here
Beneficiaries include the Woodthorpe Community Group, West Thorpe Methodist Church, St James the Deacon Church, the Mayfields Community Trust, “Craft & Chat”, the Friends of Chapman’s Pond and the Friends of Hob Moor,
An “on line” newsletter covering the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe area can now also be found on the Council’s web site click here: https://www.york.gov.uk/news/article/54/dringhouses_and_woodthorpe_ward_news_councillors_update_december_2015
With Christmas approaching here is a timely reminder that most of the City’s sheltered and elderly persons homes welcome participants from the local community.
Ann, Stephen and Ashley have been busy getting things done in the Tadcaster Road area.
- We asked for the badly faded road markings on Whin Road to be renewed, and this has been done. Whin Road is intersected by Middlethorpe Grove and Dringthorpe Road, and from a safety perspective it’s important that road users know who has right of way.
- We asked for the large pothole to be filled near to the bus stop outside the vets on Tadcaster Road which was a hazard to cyclists and motorists, and this has been done.
- We asked Network Rail to remove the obscene graffiti that had been daubed on the Hob Moor underpass. Two days after reporting it, the graffiti had been painted over. We are continuing to press for action to clean up the graffiti that has appeared on cable boxes around the ward.