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  1. Tim says:

    I’m working on a new show for the History Channel about craftsmanship and the Master and Apprentice relationship. We’ve been searching for some fantastic old pictures and stumbled upon some pictures from your article; Apprenticeships – York Near Top of Apprenticeship Table.

    We would love to license this picture for the show if you could tell us where we can do so. Your help would be much appreciated.

    Kind Regards

  2. Anne Carter says:

    I just wanted to highlight the problem of the grass verges in Trent way, other areas are bad too.
    The gas works going on in the area are not helping the situation but our street is particularly bad.
    The verges have always caused a problem especially in wet weather. They are absolutely disgusting! If there is a car parked in the street the large delivery lorry’s that drive throught the at every day to the shops have to go up on to the already damaged verges. Is there a permanent solution to this problem. I’ve always thought and suggested it in the past to make one side of the street a layby/parking bay. This would help the situation.
    Anne Carter.

    • stephenfenton says:

      Hi Anne. Yes, the verges on both Trent Way and Wharfe Drive (and the lower end of Wains Road) take a hammering from vehicles driving over them and/or parking on them. We can certainly look into the possibility of creating parking bays, but when we have tried this elsewhere (eg on Highmoor Road outside the flats) we were stymied by the fact that there are utilities buried beneath the verges.

  3. Maureen Birbeck says:

    Wondering if there are plans to re-surface or patch the pot holes on Moorcroft Road. There are quite a number but a particularly bad pot hole on the junction with Bramble Dene near to the Doctors. Many thanks

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  5. Deborah Carr says:

    I have been asking York Council for years if they could provide additional lighting in the snicket / tarmac pathway between Alness Drive and Acomb Wood drive which goes through part of Acomb Wood (near Devron Close).

    No matter what time of year I write to them the response is ‘we’ve just used up all our budget for this year’.

    Ii is so dark and feels so unsafe as I can’t see anyone on the sides of the Wood or faces of people as they approach you.

    It would help if a couple of the proposed lights could point outwards into the wood so individuals can see who is in there giving individuals a choice not to walk through if they also feel unsafe.

    Please will you ask the council to look into this because at this time of year or when winter approaches I have to make a detour using the road to get round it.

    If not please will you give me advice about who I should approach at the council as no one seems to listen after 13 years of trying?

    Thank you

    Kind regards

    • stephenfenton says:

      Hi. I’m pleased to say that ward funding has been allocated to fund the installation of an additional streetlight on the snicket, near to where it meets Acomb Wood Drive. We are now just waiting for the council’s streetlighting team to organise the installation.

  6. R Tennant says:

    Hi, whilst i appreciate that it has been a tough time for retail, I believe that the amount of space that “ Phill ya boots “ cafe at the Woodthorpe shops is taking up outside is causing a problem meaning that it is now impossible to maintain the 2 meter safe distance for pedestrians and restricting the access for wheelchair and pushchair user’s.
    Would it be possible to use both sides of the flower beds or could they spread out sideways.

  7. peter boyne says:

    can you please tell me when the garages in chaloners road will be made into houses, this has been going on for years since the people. were told to vacate them, the people like myself have to put their cars on the road,the council must have lost 20 thousand in rental. in the years they have been empty ,

    • stephenfenton says:

      It has certainly dragged on. There is currently a planning application in for the demolition of the garages in anticipation of the land being used for self-build homes, details are at The development of the site does raise issues about parking. The area in front of the garages has acted as an unofficial ‘overspill’ car park for the popular Love to Eat cafe and visitors to Chapmans Pond. This will be lost when the site is cordoned off. One option which it might be worth us pursuing is whether sections of the verge in that area could be turned into parking laybys for the residents of the flats who have no off-road parking.

  8. Suzanne Powell says:

    Hello, I am wondering if you can take a look at the steps onto St Helens bridge from Moor Grove/Railway View.
    My Aunt recently used them ( she uses a walking stick) & has said not only is there a lot of grass/weeds on the steps, but also the top is very uneven & sloping downwards making it difficult to walk over ( unfortunately I can’t get to see myself at the moment, I’m disabled) both of which seem dangerous to me?( I’m not sure if anything can be done about the uneven step though?)
    Also, although I’m not sure if anything can be done?, On a number of occasions recently, wheelchair taxi’s & patient transport have not been able to drop me home down the back lane as cars have partially blocked the lane entrance – parking on North Lane next to the back of 1 Railway View & 2 Moor Grove. This would also stop things like the bin lorry getting down should it happen when they are due.
    Many thanks

    • stephenfenton says:

      Thanks for raising this, I’ll clear the weeds from the steps and ask for the uneven step at the top to be fixed. I’ll also look into the possibility of some double yellow lines being installed at the junction with North Lane.

  9. Peter Burgess says:

    I am a cyclist, motorist and pedestrian. This afternoon on Hobmoor, I was walking on the extreme right hand of the path on the same principle as walking on a road without pavement (Highway Code recommended) that is the right hand side so that I can see traffic( bikes, scooters) coming.( Pedestrians on the left of tracks sometimes complain about cyclists passing too close on the left without ringing a bell or with ringing a bell either of which which is seen as startling) (Haven’t you got a bloody bell!) A cyclist headed straight for me this afternoon aggressively saying ‘you should be on the left, mate’ meaning I had to step on the grass at the last minute. I feel sure he was going to hit me. Shall we just have to accept that motorists, cyclists and pedestrians all hate each other even when they intermittently take all these roles!

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