Changes planned for Tadcaster Road/St Helen’s Road junction

As part of a plan to upgrade the traffic signals at the St Helens Road junction a new Puffin pedestrian crossing facility is to be provided on the north side of the junction.

Full details are contained in this report

The report says,

“The replacement of the existing island has been proposed because the island is too narrow. It falls below minimum design guidance in terms of its overall width and the distance of its guard rails from the carriageway.

The substandard width results in difficulty for pedestrians in using the facility, especially those with prams and wheelchairs.

The substandard distance of the guardrail to the carriageway has resulted in vehicle strikes which in turn creates a maintenance liability.

The addition of a third pedestrian crossing on the north arm of the junction constitutes as ‘easy win’, in that it provides a desirable pedestrian facility without any significant detriment to the functioning of the junction.

There is no significant change to vehicular delays, queues, Practical Reserve Capacity or congestion.

Introduction of an additional pedestrian crossing on the north arm of the junction is a significant improvement for pedestrians as it serves a desire line accessing the inbound bus stop and Cross Keys public house.

Changes to traffic signals and junction layouts at George Hudson Street and East Parade in Heworth are also being considered

The same meeting will also consider a report following the presentation of a petition asking for carriageway repair works on The Horseshoe



Cabinet graffiti clean-up success

Cllr Stephen Fenton spent the afternoon of Saturday 17 June blitzing the graffiti that has blighted a number of Virgin Media cabinets in Dringhouses & Woodthorpe.

Using special wipes designed to remove paint, Stephen cleaned up a total of eight cabinets on Chaloners Road, Wharfe Drive, Eason View, Thanet Road and Lowick.

The graffiti had first been reported to Virgin Media last year but they took no action, so the time had come to take some direct action.



Latest planning applications for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference


The Sycamores 2 Chessingham Gardens York YO24 1XE

First floor side and single storey rear extensions

Ref. No: 17/01352/FUL


28 Hunters Way York YO24 1JJ

Conservatory to rear

Ref. No: 17/01312/FUL


33 Mayfield Grove York YO24 1HJ

Two storey side and single storey rear extensions

Ref. No: 17/01306/


30 Hob Moor Terrace York YO24 1EY

Single storey side and rear extensions and dormer to rear

Ref. No: 17/01286/FUL


 Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

Love to Eat / Chapmans Pond summer fair success

The sun shone on a successful summer fair on Sunday 11 June hosted by Love to Eat and Friends of Chapmans Pond. The Energise climbing wall was a hit with the kids, and a number of local groups and organisations ran stalls including Dringhouses Library, West Thorpe Scouts, Woodthorpe Community Group and Dementia Yorkshire.

Cllr Stephen Fenton also took the opportunity to check out the new storage container that has arrived on site, funded through a ward committee grant to the Friends of Chapmans Pond. The container will be painted green, and there are plans to create a vegetation ‘camouflage.’