Dringhouses Scouts clean up Acomb Wood!

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.

Cllr Stephen Fenton awaiting the Scouts’ arrival

Paths transformed!

Lots of litter collected

Latest planning applications for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward

Tree works planned in Acomb Wood

Entrance to Acomb Wood footpath

Entrance to Acomb Wood footpath

 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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  • 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


Ref: 17/00268/TPO  

35 College Court Dringhouses York YO24 1UH

Crown lift Lime tree to 5m protected by Tree Preservation Order no. CYC290

Ref: 17/00241/TPO  


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.

Volunteer boost for Acomb Wood

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.

Acomb Wood FSA volunteers

And one volunteer spent a few hours with a graffiti removal kit returning the Ashbourne Way noticeboard (pictured below) to a much improved state.

Acomb Wood noticeboard


We’d like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all involved.

Acomb Wood gets grant from Yorwaste

Acomb WoodThe Friends of Acomb Wood, which which is located between Foxwood and Woodthorpe, are £8393 better off this morning thanks to a grant from local waste management company Yorkwaste.

The company operates the nearby Harewood Whin landfill site and distributes grants each year to local environmental projects.

The Friends of Acomb Wood are a voluntary conservation body which has recently provided improved paths through the wood. 

They have produced an on line album detailing their work. It can be accessed via the following link: http://tinyurl.com/AcombWoodPhoto

The friends group welcome new volunteer helpers and can be contacted on York  (01904)  553392 Email: maryhayward@btinternet.com

Yorwaste has also provided grant for a National railway museum ambulance train project