Over the coming 5 months, City of York Council will be delivering new kerbside recycling boxes to 66,650 homes across the city.
You will receive two new boxes to go alongside your existing green box. One new box will be used for glass and the other new box will be for paper and cardboard. Your existing green box is to be used for plastic bottles and cans.
In order to cut down on the problem of paper blowing across the streets on windy days that many of you have contacted us about the new boxes come will complete with lids. You will also receive a net to use on your existing recycling box.
Having recycling sorted into three boxes will make collection quicker and easier for our crews and the efficiency savings this will generate will allow us to roll out kerbside recycling to those areas of the city that currently don’t have a collection.
York’s recycling rate has increased from 12% in 2003 to more than 45% in 2009, saving the city millions of pounds in landfill taxes and reducing the impact on the environment.
Delivery of the new boxes will be in two phases, phase one begins later this month and runs until the end of July. The second phase runs through September and October. No new boxes will be delivered during the school summer holidays to avoid any problems with people being on holiday and boxes being left out.
If you are in the first phase of the delivery, which includes the majority of Dringhouses and Woodthorpe, stickers will be placed on your grey bin to tell you when to expect your new boxes. You can also check the delivery date for your street on the City of York Council website here.
The assisted service for those who have difficulty carrying their boxes to the front of the property will continue.
If you have any questions about the new boxes you can read a list of frequently asked questions here or call York Customer Contact Centre on 01904 551551
The next Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st April from 7pm at Dringhouses Primary School.
Prior to the meeting from 6.15 pm there will be a drop in surgery where you will be able to come along and talk to us as your Ward Councillors, the local Street Environment Officer, the Safer Neighbourhood Team and the Neighbourhood Management Officer about any issue that you want to raise.
At the main meeting itself there will be updates from the Safer Neighbourhood Team and local Trading Standards, who will be talking about the cold calling zones in the ward.
There will also be presentations on the York in Bloom initiative and the local planning panel, along with information about how you can get involvled in both projects.
I hope to see you at the meeting.
Last night the list of roads to be resurfaced by City of York Council over the next year was agreed by Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services and fellow Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Councillor, Ann Reid.
The list was boosted by an extra £1m investment in resurfacing that was agreed as part of the Liberal Democrat budget last month. The extra money was invested following the results of the public consultation which showed that the condition of roads and footpaths was the top priority for residents.
A number of roads and footpaths in Dringhouses and Woodthorpe have been included on the list, they are:
Tadcaster Road/St Helens Road junction
Once details of when the work will take place are available I will post them here.
On Tuesday the Liberal Democrat Council Executive agreed its budget proposals for 2010/11. The budget is designed to help prepare York for the economic recovery, while ensuring investment in vital services such as adult and children’s social care.
In preparing our budget we were also very keen to ensure we responded to the city wide budget consultation which went out in December.
Some of the budget highlights include:
Transport: To help boost the city centre, economy car parking charges will be frozen as will Park and Ride charges. Everyone except the owners of the most polluting vehicles will see ResPark charges frozen while charges for visitors to ResPark areas will be cut from £1.10 to 90p.
There will be more congestion busting improvements to the outer ring road. Following the completion of improvements to the Hopgrove roundabout there will be improvements to the A19 and A59 roundabouts.
York’s successful kerbside recycling scheme is set to undergo changes to make collection quicker and easier, allowing collection to be extended to cover the whole city.
Currently residents present their recycling in a variety of boxes and bags. Collection crews often have sort through the waste dividing it up as they load it into collection trucks.
A new system has been agreed which will see £490,000 invested in providing residents with three recycling boxes with lids to allow them to sort their own recycling.
Residents would be asked to separate their own recycling into paper and card, glass bottles and jars and plastic bottles and cans using the new boxes.
The changes would mean collection crews will no longer have to search through bags to sort the recycling at the kerbside and will be able work more efficiently.
The increased efficiency is expected to save the council £210,000 a year.
Thank you to all the residents who took the trouble to take part in the Council’s summer survey about City’s the Local Development Framework. In total, approximately 3,000 people took part in the consultation by attending events or responding to the questionnaire with 86% of respondents supported the LDF Vision and key themes for York.
The results of the opinion survey were very significant with residents backing the Liberal Democrat line that central government is expecting too many new homes to be built in the City over the next 20 years. 58% of respondents agree with us that 850 new homes a year is too high, particularly towards the end of the plan period when we need to scale down growth to a sustainable level.
As the bad weather continues the Council’s gritters are continuing to work hard to keep the roads safe and clear.
If you want to clear your drive, path or road you can use grit from the self help salt bins. In Dringhouses and Woodthorpe the bins are are situated on the following streets:
|Spey Bank Junction With Annan Close|
|Eden Close Junction With Moor Lane|
|Jcn Near Moor Lane With Junction Of Moorcroft|
|Nairn Close Near Vent Column|
|Silverdale Court Near Lamp Column 1|
|Wordsworth Cres – Path Across Green Opp Litter Bin|
|Summerfield Road Near 33|
|Summerfield Road At Entrance To Primary School|
|Deveron Way O/S No 12|
|Nevis Way Near No 14|
|Hillcrest Gardens Near Junction With Hob Moor Terrace|
|Middlethorpe Grove Junction WithThe Spinney|
|Middlethorpe Grove O/S No 32|
|Ganton Place Near Lamp Column 2|
|Don Avenue O/S 34|
|Don Avenue Junction With Swale Avenue|
|West Thorpe Near 5|
|Leeside O/S No 7|
|St James Place Near 10|
|St Helens Road Near School Entrance|
|Orchard Way Junction WithOrchard Close|
|North Lane Near Junction With Orchard Way|
|Herdsman Road In Car Park|
|The Horseshoe O/S 42|
|Regency Mews/Royal Chase (Off Tadcaster Rd)|
If you find a salt bin low on salt or empty please call 01904 551551 to let the Council know and officers will fill the bin as soon as possible.