First Bus answer questions on number 12 service

Representatives from First Bus and the council’s iTravel team attended the joint Dringhouses & Woodthorpe and Westfield Ward Committee meeting on 3rd October at the York Indoor Bowls Club.

Local councillors and residents had a look around one of the newer and more environmentally-friendly ‘Euro 5’ buses being rolled out on the route and were able to raise questions and concerns about timetables and reliability.

There has been some confusion around recent timetable changes which will hopefully be resolved soon.

Under normal circumstances, bus services are required to be registered at a minimum of 6 weeks’ notice. Part of the reason for this is to allow local authorities sufficient time to input timetable data into the national Traveline system and use the data to produce stop-specific bus stop posters – a process which involves a number of external agencies and usually takes around 3 weeks in total.

As the council decision to provide financial support to retain the Woodthorpe-Foxwood section of the route was only formally signed off last week, First and council officers had a very short time to register the service and produce timetables. The service 12 timetables currently up at stops are therefore short-term temporary posters which will be replaced with full-size composite displays as soon as possible.

The number 12 bus timetable can be accessed on the First York website HERE

What’s on – Ward Committee meeting, Thursday 3 October at 6.30pm

Residents of Dringhouses & Woodthorpe and Westfield wards are invited to a joint Ward Committee meeting at 7pm on Thursday 3 October at the Indoor Bowls Club on Thanet Road.

There will be a drop-in from 6.30pm with an opportunity to chat to local councillors, ask questions of a representative from First Bus and share memories with the Foxwood Local History Group.

Applications for ward funding invited

Local voluntary and community groups are being invited to apply for funding from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee.

In recent years funding has been awarded to a range of groups who are working to make Dringhouses & Woodthorpe a better place to live. For 2019/20 the ward budget has been set at £19,585. There is a separate ward highways fund of £13,991.

Further information is available on the ward page on the council website at https://www.york.gov.uk/info/20155/wards/127/dringhouses_and_woodthorpe_ward

Parking boost for Dringfield Close residents

The installation of seven new parking bays for residents on Dringfield Close, off Chaloners Road, has been completed. The bays are constructed from ‘EcoGrid’ with gravel filling and have helped to address a chronic lack of parking provision in this narrow cul de sac.

The scheme was funded by the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee budget and the Housing Environmental Improvement Programme.

Trees planted around Dringhouses & Woodthorpe

Thanks to funding from the Ward Committee budget, trees have been planted around the area. Some replace trees that have been felled and others are new.

Hunters Way

Moor Lane

Tadcaster Road

Silverdale Court

We are hopeful of being able to plant more trees provided that issues relating to utilities beneath verges can be resolved.

Work begins on Little Hob Moor path renewal

Work has begun on renewal of the Little Hob Moor footpath / cycle path that links Tadcaster Road with Hob Moor Terrace. The work is being funded from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee budget.

Phase 1 complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last month Community Payback teams did some preparatory grass verge edging, prior to the first stretch of path being treated. The next phase of work is due to commence on 14 January.

A section of path yet to be treated

Summer activity sessions come to an end

A successful series of free activity sessions for young people, run by the York City Knights Foundation, have come to an end.

Skate park sessions and inflatable obstacle courses were some of the activities provided during the easter, spring and summer holidays, paid for from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe and Westfield ward committee budgets.

Skate park session on the Revival estate

Fun on Woodthorpe Green

Local Lib Dem councillors would like to hear from residents about what they thought went well, and what could be done differently in terms of activity sessions in the future.