Footpath works completed on time

We are pleased to report that the footpath works on Turnmire Road have been completed on time. The work began on 20th July and had been expected to take five weeks.

Turnmire Road

As well as the footpath improvements, driveway crossovers have been resurfaced, and the grass verges have been left in a decent state.

This represents an improvement on the work done last year on Lerecroft Road, from which many of the grass verges have never recovered.

We welcome feedback from residents on priority areas for road and footpath improvements, so that we can bring these to the table in discussions on how resources  can be best deployed.

Where the roadworks will be in York

The York Council has said where they hope to undertake resurfacing work over the next few months.road works

The list does not include any supplementary work which may be scheduled as a result of the recent decision of the Council to increase the highways budget.

  • Huntington Road: scheduled 10th – 14th August (from the junction with Monkgate roundabout to a point approx 25m north of Lowther Street)
  • Westwood Terrace: scheduled 10th – 14th August (from Albermarle Road to No.31 Westwood Terrace)
  • Main Street, Copmanthorpe: scheduled 10th – 21st August (from the junction with Wilstrop Farm Road to points just beyond war memorial: Trowel House Farm; and No.3 Main Street)
  • Huntington Road (Sessions): scheduled 24th August – 4th September (from No.398 to roundabout)
  • South Lane, Haxby: scheduled 24th August – 4th September (from junction with Old Orchard to Headland Close)
  • Outgang Lane: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from Murton Way to Traveller’s site)
  • Field Lane: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from University Road to Church Lane)
  • Kirkcroft / Churchfield Drive: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from Greenshaw Drive to Minster View, including Churchfield Drive)
  • Knavesmire Crescent / Queen Victoria Street: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from Queen Victoria Street to end of cul-de-sac section; and Queen Victoria Street from Curzon Terrace to Albermarle Road)
  • B1363 Wigginton Road: scheduled 7th – 18th September (from just north of the railway level crossing to a point just to the south of the signalised junction with Clifton Moor Gate)
  • Hallcroft Lane, Copmanthorpe: scheduled 7th – 18th September (from Horseman Lane to Manor Heath – including parts of crossroads with Manor Heath)
  • B1228 Elvington Lane: scheduled 14th – 18th September (from Halifax Way to Common Lane)
  • Long Ridge Lane: scheduled 14th – 18th September (from Millfield Lane to Station Road)
  • Wetherby Road, Rufforth: scheduled 14th – 18th September (from Hannam Lane to a point just to the west of Mill Lane)
  • A1036 Jewbury: scheduled 21st September – 2nd October (from the Layerthorpe signalised junction to Cloisters Walk)
  • Cranbrook Road: scheduled 28th September – 9th October (from Cranbrook Avenue to Almsford Road)
  • Wheldrake Lane: scheduled 5th – 9th October (from the Westhouse Farm access road, travelling south through the first right hand bend, to a point just before the next left hand bend)
  • Chestnut Grove: scheduled 12th – 16th October (from Granger Avenue to Beech Grove)
  • Bishophill (Junior): scheduled 19th – 23rd October (from Priory Street to Bishophill Senior)
  • Bad Bargain Lane: scheduled 26th – 30th October (from Fourth Avenue to Burnhome Grove)
  • Hornsey Garth: scheduled 2nd – 6th November (full length, from junction with St Nicholas Way)
  • Trinity Lane: scheduled 9th – 13th November (from Micklegate to Fetter Lane)
  • Howard Drive, Rawcliffe: scheduled 2nd – 27th November (from junction with ‘smaller’ Shipton Road, adjacent to No.202, to a point just to the southwest of the junction with Vernon Road)
  • Fulfordgate: scheduled 18th January – 19th February (from Heslington Road to school entrance, possibly to include first three concrete bays into Eastward Avenue)
  • A59 Holgate Road: scheduled 29th February – 11th March (from The Mount to Cambridge Street)

Turnmire Road footpath resurfacing work set to start

The council’s Highways Department will start work on Monday 20th July to reconstruct the footpath on Turnmire Road.  The scheme is expected to take 5 weeks, weather permitting. Work will start at 8am and finish at 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Turnmire RdPaving flags will be taken up and relayed, with broken and worn ones replaced. Vehicle crossings will be reconstructed in concrete, and some road kerbs are to be replaced.

Properties that had hedges and vegetation overhanging the footpath have been asked to cut it back to allow the workers access to the rear of the footway.

Cycle track ‘missing link’ inches towards conclusion



Revival cycle track ends


On a recent visit to York College Ann, Stephen and Ashley raised the issue of the ‘missing link’ in the cycle track that will connect Tadcaster Road with the Green Lane.

The link currently comes to an abrupt halt at the bottom end of the Revival development, on the old College site.

Revival cycle track
  Environmental consultants have been commissioned to survey the area where a path would potentially go, as the area is an established newt habitat.  The outcome of the survey will determine which alignment the path will take and what time of year would be best for the construction to cause minimum disturbance to the wildlife.

Once there is clarity on the wildlife issues and best route, it should be possible to proceed with construction as the funding has already been secured.

The College has also confirmed that it expects the building work currently taking place on site to be completed in August.


In our recent FOCUS newsletter we reported back on some of the street-level issues that we had identified for action around Woodthorpe.

We can now provide a more comprehensive update on the status of some of these issues – see below.

There are many more issues that we are pursuing, and we will keep you updated via this website and of course FOCUS.

Separate updates will be published for the Dringhouses and Tadcaster Road areas of the ward.

Reporting back Woodthorpe pg 1 Reporting back Woodthorpe pg 2 Reporting back Woodthorpe pg 3 Reporting back Woodthorpe pg 4 Reporting back Woodthorpe pg 5

Road works scheduled for Water End

New Steam Roller

Bridge maintenance works have been scheduled at Severus Bridge (owned by City of York Council) which carries Water End over the railway.

The works are scheduled for the Saturday evenings of 27 June and 11 July beginning at 1930hrs until the early hours of the morning.

The works will involve investigation and repairs to the bridge supporting pier and road surface.  Further future works may result from these inspections. 

Road traffic will be restricted to single lane working by traffic lights on the 27June for the inspection. Depending on the outcome of the investigations the road may need to be closed for any repairs on 11 July. A separate road closure notice will be issued for this restriction if required.

Works on the bridge supporting pier are being undertaken in co-operation with Network Rail under a limited track possession to allow access.

Copmanthorpe road works next week

City of York Council will be carrying out essential resurfacing works on School Lane, Copmanthorpe from 15 June.

road works

The work is expected to take one week, finishing on Friday 19 June. Work will take place between 8am and 5.30pm.

In order to carry out these works safely, a temporary road closure of School Lane will be in place. Residents are advised there will be no access or egress for vehicles during working hours except in emergencies. There will be no on-street parking during these times. Residents who require vehicular access are asked to inform operatives onsite to ensure safety. Vehicular access will only be allowed if it is safe to do so. Pedestrian access will be available at all times.

As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption. Residents are assured that everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum, however motorists should expect some delays and plan their journey accordingly.

The contractor carrying out the work will be responsible for safety.

Buses not running via St Helen’s Road

The number 4 bus service is continuing to avoid St Helen’s Road where there are ongoing works to the gas main.

The First bus web site is still quoting the reason for the diversion of it’s number 4 service as the burst water main, although this was fixed some time ago.

The number 4 is currently routing via Chaloners Road/Moor Lane/Tadcaster Road missing out the Eason View/Thanet Road loop as well as St Helen’s Road.

Northern Gas have confirmed that they expect to complete work on their main on Friday 29th May 2015.

St Helens Road