Ward Committee meeting on Tuesday 19th July

The next Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward committee meeting takes place on Tuesday 19th July at Woodthorpe primary school, Summerfield Road, YO24  2RU.

Ward Committee flyer

There will be a ‘market place’ from 6.30pm, with the main meeting getting underway at 7pm.

Topics for discussion include the Local Plan, youth provision and the ward budget for 2016/17.

All local residents are welcome to attend and have their say.

Ward Committee meeting on Thursday 28 April

The Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee meets on Thursday 28 April at 7pm at the newly-refurbished St Edward the Confessor Community Hall.

The meeting is billed as an ‘Ideas Exchange’ to provide residents with an opportunity for informal group discussions on local priorities.

Ward councillors will also give an update on the ward budget for 2016/17, and there’ll be a chance to ask questions of Ann, Ashley and Stephen.

Ward Committee April 2016

Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee meeting, Wednesday 20th January

Residents are invited to the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee meeting on Wednesday 20th January at Woodthorpe Primary School, Summerfield Road, YO24 4RU.

There is a drop-in session at 6.30pm and the main meeting starts at 7pm.

The full agenda is available at http://tinyurl.com/DringWardMeeting

20 Jan ward committee






Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward Committee Grants

Friends of Hob Moor logoDetails of the grants approved by the Ward committee for the current year have been published on the Councils web site. Click here 

Beneficiaries include the Woodthorpe Community Group, West Thorpe Methodist Church, St James the Deacon Church, the Mayfields Community Trust, “Craft & Chat”, the Friends of Chapman’s Pond and the Friends of Hob Moor,

An “on line” newsletter covering the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe area can now also be found on the Council’s web site click here: https://www.york.gov.uk/news/article/54/dringhouses_and_woodthorpe_ward_news_councillors_update_december_2015


What’s on: A Christmas Carol

Date: Sat 12, Sun 13, Thu 17- Thu 24 Dec
Time: Between 11am and 4pm
Scrooge On Balcony Overlooking KirkgateVenue: York Castle Museum
Cost: Included in the entry fee

Meet everyone’s favourite cold hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge as he tells you his story on the cobbled Victorian Street Kirkgate.

Bah, Humbug! Meet everyone’s favourite cold hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge as he tells you his story on the cobbled Victorian Street Kirkgate.

The drop in one man show sees Scrooge transform his life in the much loved festive tale of redemption.

Please visit the website for full Christmas listings : www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk

Details of Ward Committee funding revealed

£42,036 boost for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward

Details of how much local communities will have to spend through new Ward Committees have been confirmed as part of plans brought forward by the Liberal Democrat-Conservative Executive.

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The proposals, which are opposed by the Labour Group, will see Ward Committees given an allocation of a £925,000 budget to fund projects such as street clean-ups and offer grants to local voluntary groups.

The process for allocating highway improvements has been partly localised as part of the plans as has some social care funding.

Work will also be undertaken by council officers to identify further budget areas which could be devolved to communities.

Local Councillors are expected to announce shortly how they intend to consult over the use of the different funding streams

. Re-establishing proper Ward Committees was a key part of the Liberal Democrat manifesto

The proposals begin the process of devolving power and budgets to local residents and community groups.

This enhanced pot of money will give wards the opportunity to tackle local priorities and develop community initiatives.

It increases overall funding to nearly £1 million from the £75,000 in grants available under the previous Labour Council.

A LibDem spokesperson  commented,

“It is disappointing although perhaps not surprising that the Labour Group is opposing the moves. The previous Labour Council removed ward credits, stripped power and budgets away from local communities, and spent four years ignoring local residents.

The new Executive trusts elected ward councillors to work with their communities and make the right decisions – rather than impose everything from West Offices like the previous Labour administration.”