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.

Car park ‘deep clean’ needed in Woodthorpe

Local Lib Dem councillors are in discussions with McColls to try to get a much-needed deep clean of the larger of the two car parks to the rear of the Moorcroft Road shops.

The car park, which McColls has responsibility for, is in a very untidy state, with weeds, brambles and overgrown vegetation gradually taking over the perimeter, and major issues with litter and dumping. There is also a black Peugeot car which has been there for sometime, and appears to have been abandoned – the tax expired in April, two of the tyres are flat and one of the headlights is smashed.

Weeds and litter

Abandoned?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr Stephen Fenton has met on site with the McColls area manager to discuss a plan of action, starting with McColls instructing their property management team to undertake a thorough deep clean of the car park. Stephen has also approached DVLA about the abandoned car – as it is on private land, there is nothing that the council can do.

Another concern is the seemingly increasing use of the car park as a ‘park & ride’ car park, with people parking up and getting the bus into town. This reduces the parking spaces available to shoppers and those visiting the nearby doctors and dentists surgeries. Stephen discussed with McColls the possibility of erecting some ‘Customer Only Parking’ signs to deter long stay parking.

Latest planning applications for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

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97 Middlethorpe Grove York YO24 1JX

Pitched roof over existing flat roof two storey side extension.

Ref. No: 18/01711/FUL 

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5 Bracken Road York YO24 1JT

Two storey side extension, single storey rear extension and porch to front.

Ref. No: 18/01704/FUL 

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Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

Latest planning applications for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

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56 Eden Close York YO24 2RD

Crown reduce by up to 2.4 metres Oak protected by Tree Preservation Order no.29.

Ref. No: 18/01775/TPO 

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46 Hunters Way York YO24 1JJ

Rear and side dormer windows and velux to the front elevation.

Ref. No: 18/01616/FUL 

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13 Slingsby Grove York YO24 1LS

Non-material amendment to permitted application 17/00842/FUL to alter details to external wall on east side elevation.

Ref. No: 18/01617/NONMAT 

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294 Tadcaster Road York YO24 1ET

Re-roofing of house in Welsh Slate.

Ref. No: 18/01547/LBC 

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6 Kinbrace Drive York YO24 2XX

Single storey rear extension.

Ref. No: 18/01485/FUL 

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27 Middlethorpe Grove York YO24 1JW

Dormer windows to side and rear.

Ref. No: 18/01417/FUL 

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Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

UFO – Concrete progress and dusty verges

TalkTalk have issued an updated timetable setting out when tarmac strips in concrete driveways will be replaced with concrete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile local Lib Dem councillors are continuing to keep up the pressure for proper reinstatement of grass verges where damage has been caused by UFO cable laying. The dry weather has meant that very little of the grass seed put down has grown, and in some places the lack of mowing has allowed large weeds to grow.

A damaged verge on Leven Road

 

In response to a question about plans to reinstate verges, TalkTalk told us that “We are required to ensure that a reasonable amount of growth has happened within 12 months following being reseeded, which we will make sure is the case. At this time there are no signs of concern as the current weather may have impacted any immediate grow.”

Askham Bar litter bin relocated

A litter bin next to the Askham Bar recycling banks has been removed, after it became a magnet for persistent flytipping.

Flytipping at Askham Bar

The bin has been relocated to Thanet Road, next to the bus stop opposite Eason View. Rather than relocate the old battered bin, it has been upgraded to a new dual use litter / dog waste bin.

New bin on Thanet Road

Summer activities for young people in full swing

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.

Latest planning applications for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

 Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

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2 Eason View York YO24 2HX

Erection of 1no. dwelling to side of existing house (resubmission)

Ref. No: 18/01393/FUL 

6 West Thorpe York YO24 2PW

Change of use of dwelling (use class C3) to House in Multiple Occupation (use class C4).

Ref. No: 18/01442/FUL 

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Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received