Woodthorpe free Sunday bus link to Askham Bar will run until end of January

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


Be ready for wintry conditions – “on line” map gives local salt bin and gritting details for York

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.service-map


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 issalt-bins-gritting-routes

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 bins are back!

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 St Helens Road bus stop















New bin at junction of Chaloners Road and Sandcroft Road

New bin at junction of Chaloners Road and Sandcroft Road

Grit bin restored

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.

Hillcrest Gardens



















We’d like to hear from residents if there are other locations where grit bins could be installed.

Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward Committee Grants

Friends of Hob Moor logoDetails 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


Getting things done around Tadcaster Road

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.

Whin Road white lines


  • 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.

Tad Road resurfaced


















  • 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.