Winning design revealed for Nelsons Lane playground

Following a ballot organised by the Chase Residents Association, the winning design for the £32,000 renovation of the Nelsons Lane playground has been revealed.

The  favoured design is the one put forward by play equipment company Wicksteed, who also won the contract to renovate the Woodthorpe Green playground.

The winning design is on display at Dringhouses Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The plan is for work on the Nelsons Lane playground to get underway in February.

Cllr Ann Reid visits Community Stadium construction site as construction gets underway!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This sets a significant landmark in the Community Stadium project; a project that the Liberal Democrats has seen through from the very beginning.  Greenwich Leisure Ltd will now formally take possession of the Monks Cross site and construction equipment is now on site. It has also been confirmed that Greenwich Leisure Ltd will also take over the management of Energise Leisure Centre and Yearsley Swimming Pool.

Cllr Ann Reid, who is the Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism (interim) said:

“I am delighted that construction is well underway.  The Liberal Democrats have continuously pushed to get this project off the ground, right from the word ‘go.’

The new stadium and accompanying facilities will provide a wide-range of bespoke facilities for the residents of York to enjoy for years to come.

Nidd Grove improvements underway

Improvement works are underway to strengthen the verges at the junction of Nidd Grove and Don Avenue, which for some time have been a ‘mud bath’ thanks to large vehicles driving over them.

A muddy lake at the entrance to Nidd Grove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now a tarmac ‘runover’ is being installed on both corners at the entrance to Nidd Grove to tackle this problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition new tactile paving is being installed on the pavement on Don Avenue on both sides of the entrance to Nidd Grove.

Cllr Stephen Fenton raises Woodthorpe drainage issues

On the 4th December, Cllr Stephen Fenton spoke at a council meeting to highlight local concerns regarding the risk of flooding from overflowing drainage ditches.

On Boxing Day in 2015, homes on Coeside and Nevis Way in Woodthorpe narrowly avoided being inundated with water, gushing from an overflowing ditch at the back of the properties – pictured below.

Since then, work has been carried out to clear drainage ditches downstream and it is hoped this will result in quicker and more effective drainage of the ditch behind the houses.

Stephen spoke at a Decision Session for the Council’s Executive Member for the Environment on 4 December, at which a Gulley Management Strategy Review was discussed. He circulated photographs taken in September (see below) which show the ditch choked by vegetation, raising concerns that when it dies back, it will settle on the floor of the ditch and reduce capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen said  “I want to highlight the importance of drainage ditches in the ward and I am keen to ensure that their maintenance is not overlooked as the council decides how to prioritise the resources that it has available.

“I am grateful to Council staff for the investment already made in clearing out the drainage channels downstream from the ditch that overflowed in 2015. I am also pleased that we were able to dedicate some Ward Committee funds to help pay for some digging out of the ditch to be done.”

 

 

Ultra Fibre Optic – work plan for w/c 4 December

The work to install Ultra Fibre Optic cable across west York continues, with the following streets due to be visited during the week commencing 4 December for ‘advanced civils’ and ‘narrow trenching’ work:


Advanced civils: Grassholme, Eden Close, Trent Way, Orrin Close, Skiddaw, Crummock, Cairnborrow, Wansbeck, Tarbert Crescent, Arundel Grove, Ganton Place, Silverdale Court, Wains Road, Chaloners Road, Kinbrace Drive, Leven Road, Lowick, Helmsdale, Ryecroft Avenue

Narrow trenching: Sandcroft Road, Silverdale Court, Glenridding, Sandcroft Close, Moorcroft Road, Thanet Road, Jervis Road, Moorlea Avenue, North Lane, Eason View, Gower Road, Moor Lane

New Community Sports Directory launched

s part of work to increase levels of physical activity across the city, City of York Council has produced a directory of York’s community sports clubs.

The directory includes information and contact details for 115 voluntary sports clubs in the city offering a range of sporting and physical activity opportunities from angling to walking.

There is something for everyone with activities for all ages and abilities seven days a week, all-year round.

5,000 copies have been printed and are being distributed to schools, libraries and community centres across the city. The guide is also available to view online at www.york.gov.uk/communitysportsclubs.

In addition to this directory, the council’s Yorwellbeing service also offers support to local sports clubs through the Yorwellbeing club development offer. The service offers support on a variety of areas such as; funding applications, national governing body accreditations, facility development projects and community engagement.

For more information on the sports club directory or the club development offer please contact yorwellbeing@york.gov.uk or call 01904 553377.

Clubs who aren’t included within this year’s edition of the directory are asked to get in touch with the Yorwellbeing service so they can be incorporated into future publications.