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.


Local services mapped out

Salt bin locations west York 22nd Nov 2015


The York Council has a useful map available online at

It shows the location of many local services including individual street lighting columns (with their I/D number and type) plus litter bins and poop scoop bins. It also shows which roads and footpaths have been adopted for maintenance purposes.

At this time of year the map can be used to locate salt bins while also displaying the route that the gritting lorries follow.

You can get daily updates on twitter from the gritting teams

The map indicates how many volunteer “snow wardens” there are in the area. There are nine in the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward

Volunteer snow wardens are residents who give up some of their time to clear snow during bad weather. There are 211 registered volunteers across York. The Council provides volunteers with:

  • training
  • high-visibility vests
  • snow-clearing kits
  • insurance
  • grit

We know that some of the local salt bins have been filled with litter.  If one needs attention, please e-mail Cllr Stephen Fenton at



Action on leaf litter clearance

Cllr Stephen Fenton has secured action to remove compacted leaf litter on the cycle track which links the Askham Bar Tesco store with Moor Lane.

The 'leaf vacuum' in action on 11th November

The ‘leaf vacuum’ in action on 11th November






















The council’s ‘leaf vacuum’ was deployed to clear up the cycle track on the morning of 11th November.

A significant improvement!

A significant improvement!













Residents who are aware of any other footpaths or cycle paths that are in need of clearing should call Stephen on 07751 963215 or e-mail

No to cuts in Policing numbers in York – Petition launched

The Conservative Government is planning to cut the Home Office budget in November’s Comprehensive Spending Review and change the ‘Police Funding Formula’.

Teresa May police cuts

The North Yorkshire Police Federation has warned that these comibined cuts could see a reduction in police numbers and leave North Yorkshire Police (who cover York) with fewer police officers than when the force was founded in 1974. The Federation has called for North Yorkshire to be given a “fair deal” by the Government.

To show our support for North Yorkshire Police we have started the folloiwng petition which we urge you to sign:

I/We the undersigned oppose plans by the Conservative Government to cut the funding for the North Yorkshire Police.

Click here

Woodthorpe Post Office alcohol licence bid

An application has been submitted to the council for a licence to allow for the sale of alcohol (off the premises) at Woodthorpe Post Office.

PO alcohol licence application

Residents can make representations in writing if they wish. The address to write to is City of York Council, Licensing Services, Hazel Court EcoDepot, James Street, York. Y010 3DS.

Further information about licensing can be found at

York Council completes 2015 street lighting upgrade programme

The Council has completed this years programme of street light upgrades.

The new LED lighting units are expected to use less electricity and be more reliable.

They will also contribute towards reducing the City’s “carbon footprint”

In  total 6017 units have been upgraded during the summer at a cost of nearly £1.5 million.

In the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward the following streets have seen upgraded. A complete list of works undertaken across the City can be found by clicking here

Dringhouses road list


(NB Not all units were necessarily changed in each street)

Woodthorpe shops phone box set to be axed

British Telecom have announced plans to remove the phone box located outside the Woodthorpe shops on Moorcroft Road.

No consultation planned by BT on phone box removal

No consultation planned by BT on phone box removal



















The sign that has been put up by BT makes it clear that no consultation is planned, nor does it give any clue as to when the phone box is likely to be removed.

Councillor Stephen Fenton recently asked for repairs to be made to the kiosk (which have been done), as part of efforts to improve the environment around the shops.

New waste and recycling collection calendar on its way

City of York Council is encouraging residents to look out for their new waste and recycling calendar for 2015/16, which will be hitting doormats soon.

New calendar out soon

New calendar out soon

From this week households across the city will start to receive their new calendar which outlines when collections are taking place between November 2015 and October 2016, including collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

The council announced earlier this year that residents are set to benefit from two additional garden waste collections this autumn, at the end of the current collection season, as well as improved recycling collections over Christmas.

This will ensure that the maximum time residents will wait for their recycling collection is three weeks, instead of four weeks. The extra garden waste collections will give residents an opportunity to dispose of autumn green waste before winter sets in.

The new calendars also provide tips and advice on what items can and can’t be recycled including paper/cardboard, glass, plastic bottles, cans/tins and if applicable garden waste.

Cllr Andrew Waller, Executive Member for Environmental Services, said: “We are pleased to be improving recycling collections for residents over Christmas as they have asked us to help them to recycle more of their waste. By working together we can reduce the cost to the council of Landfill Tax and to help us become the Greenest City in the North.  We encourage residents to look out for their new collection calendars which will be hitting doormats soon and to let us know if they have not been received by the end of October.”

Flats, rural properties and also city centre properties serviced by St Nicks recycling team will receive collection information in December. For any queries about the St Nicks recycling service in the city centre please go to or telephone 01904 411821.

Residents are asked to ensure their bins or boxes are presented by 7am on the day of their collection, but no earlier than 7pm the evening before.

Residents can find their additional collection dates on the new calendar and also online.

Look up collections at . Households which have not received their calendar by the end of October can contact the council on 01904 551551 for a replacement copy.

Find out more about waste and recycling in York by following @CYCWaste on Twitter or ‘like’ CYCWaste on Facebook.