Chance to vote for local Scout hut repair project

Over 600 votes have been recorded in favour of a project which would allow the Acomb Sea scouts to refurbish their HQ.

Specifically the 50 year old building needs a new roof.

The Scouts are hoping to get the money from the Aviva Community Fund details of which you can find by clicking here.

Anyone can register their support for this or or worthy projects

You can vote for the Acomb Sea Scouts project by clicking here

Photos of work needed at scout HQ

Photos of work needed at scout HQ

Boyes to take over empty shop in Acomb

Boyes have announced they are moving into Acomb, taking over the former Superdrug building which has been vacant for a number of years.

11-15 Front Street

11-15 Front Street

Sue Hunter, who is Chair of the local trader’s group Acomb Alive! established to help local businesses work together, develop the area and support one another, added: “The position of the building close to both Morrison’s and the junctions of Green Lane and Front Street has long cast a blight on the good work we are all doing in the area, particularly the events staged by the smaller, independent traders.

“Having this shop open and doing business again will provide a boost for Acomb in terms of both confidence and footfall. We are all looking forward to working with Boyes and involving them in the activities we are developing for Acomb for the year ahead”.

Andrew Boyes, Director of the Company said: “We are delighted to be moving into Acomb and becoming part of the business community. We have known Acomb well for many years and have made a long-term investment in the building and the area. Boyes is here to stay and we are very much looking forward to becoming a key brand and offering excellent service to local people while attracting additional trade to the area.”

Boyes are planning to renovate their new store over the coming months and are expecting to open their new Acomb premises in Spring 2015.

Acomb public toilets to reopen

The York Council has said that the public toilets in Acomb, closed for over 2 months, will be reopened shortly.Acomb toilets closed 2 1400 hours 25th July 2014

Apparently the refurbishment has been completed and they are now only waiting for a new lock to arrive and be fitted.

The Council has (rightly) been heavily criticised, first for not providing a replacement temporary facility, and more recently for not putting a notice on the toilets saying what progress was being made and when the facility would reopen.

The Council has however warned that repair work to the roof of the building is outstanding and that this may be done in September.

That could involve another closure period!

Witness appeal after serious Acomb accident

Police are appealing for a vital witness to come forward after a road traffic collision in York, which left a pedestrian with serious injuries.

It occurred at around 12.15am on Saturday 8 February 2014, at the junction of Boroughbridge Road and Carr Lane.

The collision involved a silver Skoda Octavia taxi, travelling along Boroughbridge Road towards the city, and a 31-year-old York man, crossing the road from Carr Lane towards Ouse Acres.


Latest Planning application 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


Location:       257 Thanet Road York YO24 2PE

Proposal:       Erection of two-storey dwelling to side

Ref No: 13/03571/OUT

Applicant:      Mr C Newby      Contact Guy Moorey      Consultation Expiry Date        17 February 2014 Case Officer:   Jonathan Kenyon Expected Decision Level DEL


Location:       St Leonards Hospice 185 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1GL

Proposal:       External alterations including replacement windows and solar panels

Ref No: 14/00063/FUL

Applicant:      Mrs Janet Morley   Contact Mr Peter Bentley        Consultation Expiry Date        17 February 2014 Case Officer:   Victoria Bell   Expected Decision Level DEL


Location:       8 Alness Drive York YO24 2XZ

Proposal:       First floor side extension inc new chimney stack

Ref No: 14/00075/FUL

Applicant:      Mr And Mrs Bellwood     Contact Mr David Moverley Consultation Expiry Date        17 February 2014Case Officer:   Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL


Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.

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