Post Office remains closed – answers still sought

Local Lib Dem councillors are continuing to press Post Office Ltd for answers on when Dringhouses Post Office will re-open.

As we reported last November, the Post Office have apparently failed to adhere to their own Code of Practice, which applies to “the handling of the localised changes that can and do happen across such a large network for all sorts of reasons. When these changes do happen, whether they are planned or whether they occur without warning, we will always ensure that the minimum access criteria outlined by the Government are met and that the needs of customers are taken into account as much as is possible.”

The Post Office’s most recent statement is as follows: “We sincerely apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the continued temporary closure of Dringhouses Post Office. We understand and appreciate how much communities rely on our services and would like to reassure customers that we are working hard to restore services to the community as quickly as possible.”

Cllr Stephen Fenton has again written to Post Office Ltd to demand answers, and request an urgent meeting.

To make matters worse, the Mace store has closed. A spokesperson for Mace said: “The vast majority of our stores are owned by independent retailers, as was this store on Tadcaster Road. Unfortunately the owner has taken the decision to close the store and at present we are unable to confirm whether it will reopen.”


The store’s closure means that the Tadcaster Road area has no newsagent which delivers newspapers, which is a blow to many residents.

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.

Property marking in Dringhouses on Sunday

On Sunday 20th August between 15.00pm and 17.00pm your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be on the grassed area on North Lane in Dringhouses marking property and offering crime prevention advice. For advice on home security please follow this link – 

Delays in bin emptying in Dringhouses

The York Council has issued a message saying that they are currently experiencing problems with the service and have not been able to collect the following.

“We have been unable to collect the garden waste from:

  • James Croft
  • Jervis Road
  • Moorlea Avenue
  • North Lane
  • Orchard Way
  • Orchard Close
  • The Pastures
  • Moor Grove
  • Chaseside Court
  • Northfield Terrace
  • Railway View
  • Nelsons Lane and
  • Aldersyd

We have been unable to collect the recycling from the Acaster Malbis area.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that these issues may have caused.

If you are affected please leave your containers out for us and we will try and collect tomorrow (Tuesday)”.

Latest planning applications for 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


                13 Highmoor Road, York YO24 2UF

Proposal              Conditions 6 and 7 – 16/01265/FUL

Reference           AOD/17/00163


 Tesco, Askham Bar, Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses York YO24 1LW

Proposal              Display of 3no. internally Illuminated fascia signs and 4no non illuminated wall mounted signs for new Timpson pod

Reference           17/00419/ADV


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

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