All local residents are invited to attend the Ward Committee meeting on Tuesday 25 September at Woodthorpe Primary School. There is a drop-in session from 6.30pm, with the main meeting starting at 7pm.
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.
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.
Summer holiday activities for young people, funded by the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward committee, are in full swing.
Successful skate park sessions, run by York City Knights Foundation, have been held at Moor Lane Youth Centre and on the Revival estate off Tadcaster Road.
On Friday 3 August at 10am the first of three outdoor activity sessions takes place on Woodthorpe Green.
The playgrounds at Woodthorpe Green and Nelsons Lane have re-opened after improvement works were completed.
£30,000 has been spent at Woodthorpe Green to install new swings, adventure equipment and a zip wire. £17,000 came from City of York Council central budgets, with £11,000 from the Ward Committee and the remainder from development funds. In addition, the Woodthorpe York Community Group secured a Yorventure grant of £12,000 for the installation of an accessible roundabout.
At Nelsons Lane £32,000 has been spent, which includes a donation from local children’s nursery Little Green Rascals.
Local Lib Dem councillors Ann Reid, Ashley Mason and Stephen Fenton worked with the Woodthorpe York Community Group and Chase Residents Association to engage with residents to determine the priorities for the revamps, and then young and old alike were asked to vote for their favourite designs.
Lib Dem councillor Stephen Fenton said “There has been a bit of a wait whilst snagging issues were resolved, but it’s wonderful to see the enjoyment that children and their families are getting from the revamped playgrounds.”
“Local residents’ involvement was key to realising these improvements, and it’s another example of where Ward Committee funding is making a real difference to our communities.”
Skatepark and inflatable ‘arena’ sessions have been organised for youngsters in Foxwood, Dringhouses and Woodthorpe over the Easter holidays.
The sessions, at Foxwood Community Centre, Foxwood Park and Moor Lane Youth Centre, are being run by the York City Knights Foundation and are being funded by the Westfield and Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committees.
Further activity sessions are booked in for the May/June half term and the summer holidays, including arena sessions at Woodthorpe Green.
Applications are invited from community and voluntary groups for financial support from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward budget for 2018/19.
For further details and an application pack, go to www.york.gov.uk/DringhousesWard
Funding from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee continues to make a difference to our area.
On the Revival estate, off Tadcaster Road, there are four grit bins which were installed when the estate was first built. Local Lib Dem councillors have been trying to find out who is responsible for them, but it seems no-one is!
We have therefore stepped in and have agreed that the Ward Committee will ‘adopt’ these grit bins. They have all now been re-filled (paid for from the ward budget) and two have been relocated to ensure a more even distribution across the estate.
Further up Tadcaster Road, Brunswick Organic Nursery has delivered two wheelchair-accessible raised beds to Dringhouses library. The beds have been funded from the ward budget, and are a further addition to the wonderful revamped patio area at the side and rear of the library.
Local Lib Dem councillors have supported the planting of new trees with £1,000 of ward committee funding.
New trees have been planted on Tadcaster Road, The Horseshoe, Southfield Crescent, Chaloners Road and in Chaloners Road park.
In all cases the trees have been planted near to where trees have fallen or been felled.