Heavy rain and strong winds made an impact on Sunday 7th February, with ditches waterlogged and at least one tree down. Thankfully there have been no reports of damage to property.
Local residents are invited to join in with some outdoor volunteering activities on Wednesday 16 October in woodland off Acomb Wood Drive.
There are sessions starting at 9.30am and 1pm.
On Sunday 20th January a team of over 40 young people (and parents) from Dringhouses Scouts led a big clean-up in Acomb Wood.
The hard paths have been thoroughly swept, litter has been picked from the Wood and Meadow, and vegetation cut back from around the entrance into the wood from Bellwood Drive.
A new path leading from Ashbourne Way to the entrance to Acomb Wood is taking shape, thanks to the efforts of a team from The Conservation Volunteers.
Work on the path, which has been funded from the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward budget, started on Thursday 23 March and should be completed on the 24th.
Tree works planned in Acomb Wood
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
Acomb Wood Acomb Wood Drive
- Fell 2 no. Birch and a clump of Oak saplings;
- thin 1 no. Birch and thin/reduce Oak tree;
- thin 2 no. Oak – protected by Tree Preservation Order no. 10
35 College Court Dringhouses York YO24 1UH
Crown lift Lime tree to 5m protected by Tree Preservation Order no. CYC290
1 Eason Road York YO24 2HZ
Two storey side extension with projecting front canopy extension and single storey rear extension
Ref. No: 17/00165/FUL
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.
A team of volunteers from the Food Standards Agency have joined forces with the Friends of Acomb Wood to improve the local environment.
On 18th October a team of volunteers (pictured below) planted over 550 bulbs and built a dead hedge.
And one volunteer spent a few hours with a graffiti removal kit returning the Ashbourne Way noticeboard (pictured below) to a much improved state.
We’d like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all involved.