First call meetings to explain new bus timetables

old bus

To ensure customers are fully aware of the proposed timetable changes, First is planning to hold the following three public drop in sessions this week at venues where some of the bigger network changes are taking place:

Haxby – Wednesday 25 September, 2.30pm-5.30pm, Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church Hall

Acomb – Thursday 26 September – 9am-12noon, Acomb Parish Church Hall

City Centre -Thursday 26 September – 2pm-5pm, City of York Council West Offices

They say, “Further drop in sessions will take place over the next few months as First looks to make further customer-orientated network changes”.

The following internet link will take you to a full list of the service changes. http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/york/travel_news/service_updates/?item=9391&conf=0

The offer is likely to be welcomed as the precise working arrangements for the “Acomb bus hub“, and the frequency of the new service on Hamilton Drive, have raised question marks with some users?

10 new planning applications in Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward

Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe wards. Full details can be found by clicking the application reference

Ref No: 13/02951/FUL

Location: 21 Silverdale Court York YO24 2SL

Proposal: Single storey rear extension and dormer window to rear

Applicant: Richard Brooke Consultation Expiry Date 7 October 2013 Case Officer: Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 13/02964/FUL

Location: 5 Acomb Wood Close York YO24 2SN

Proposal: Two storey side and rear extension and detached double garage to rear

Applicant: Mr Warren Senior Contact Jaron Goulding Consultation Expiry Date 7 October 2013 Case Officer: Elizabeth Potter Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 13/02995/FUL

Location: 69 Orchard Way York YO24 2NY

Proposal: Single storey extension to side

Applicant: Mr Peter Lidgett Contact M T S Architectural Services Consultation Expiry Date 7 October 2013 Case Officer: Elizabeth Potter Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 13/02996/FUL

Location: 10 Aintree Court York YO24 1EW

Proposal: Attached garage to side of existing garage

Applicant: Mr Tony Kennelly Contact Mr Wayne Morris Consultation Expiry Date 7 October 2013 Case Officer: Heather Fairy (Mon – Wed) Expected Decision DEL

Ref No: 13/03001/LHE

Location: 103 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1QG

Proposal: Erection of single storey extension extending 4 metres beyond the rear wall of the original house, with a height to the eaves of 2.5 metres and a total height of 3.8 metres

Applicant: Mr S Tinkler Contact Mr B Farrer Consultation Expiry Date 7 October 2013 Case Officer: Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 13/02994/FUL

Location: 3 The Grove York YO24 1XD

Proposal: Two storey rear extension

Applicant: Mrs Sau-Wing Mak Contact Mr Andy Sykes Consultation Expiry Date 7 October 2013Case Officer: Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 13/03057/FUL

Location: 1 Dringthorpe Road York YO24 1NF

Proposal: Two storey side extension (amended scheme)

Applicant: Mr W Jones Consultation Expiry Date 7 October 2013 Case Officer: Heather Fairy (Mon – Wed) Expected Decision DEL

Ref No: 13/03043/TPO

Location: Tree House 4 Kensington Court York YO24 1LJ

Proposal: Reduce Sycamore by 2m away from property and thin by 20%, Tree protected by Tree Preservation Order No 50

Applicant: Mt John Macer Contact Mr Tom Kitchen Consultation Expiry Date 7 October 2013 Case Officer: Esther Priestley Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 13/03046/TCA

Location: 4 Olivias Court Nelsons Lane York YO24 1HD

Proposal: Re-pollard Lime to 1m above the main fork, Tree in the Conservation Area

Applicant: Dr Frazer Brown Consultation Expiry Date 7 October 2013 Case Officer: Esther Priestley Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 13/03088/TPO

Location: Aldersyde Court Aldersyde York

Proposal: Horse Chestnut (T3,T4,T5) Crown thin by 10% and crown clean, Horse Chestnut (T1) reduce heavy limb over highway, Trees protected by Tree Preservation Order CYC 282

Applicant: Mr Steve Theaker Contact Mr David Gregory Consultation Expiry Date 7 October 2013 Case Officer: Esther Priestley Expected Decision Level DEL

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/

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

Dringhouses hit again as waste bins not emptied today

The chaos on the bin emptying services continues for a second week.

Today the Council are admitting that dozens of more streets have not had their bins emptied.

They say that the following roads have been missed.

Rubbish collection (black bin) –

Dringhouses/Knavesmire area:

◦ Chalfonts

Un-emptied bins on Pulleyn Drive. 5:00pm 16th Sept 2013

Un-emptied bins on Pulleyn Drive. 5:00pm 16th Sept 2013


◦ Nelsons Lane

◦ Goodwood Grove

◦ Hob Moor Terrace

◦ Weddel Close

◦ Lingfield Crescent

◦ Pulleyn Drive

◦ White House Gardens

◦ White House Rise

◦ White House Dale

◦ St George’s Place

◦ Towton Avenue

◦ Moorgarth Avenue

Mount Pleasant Park area (Acaster Malbis) :

◦Lakeside
◦The Willows
◦Oak Avenue
◦The Crescent
◦The Close
◦Cundall Drive
◦Cherry Tree Drive
◦Beech Avenue
◦Lilac Avenue
◦Pleasant Avenue
◦Elm Avenue

The Council says that it will return to these properties to make collections by the end of the next working day. “Please ensure that your bin is out by 7am as the crews will be returning early in the morning”.

Residents launch petition to retain Dringhouses and Woodthorpe on de-icing schedule

The York Council is planning to remove the following roads from its winter gritting schedules.

Ice petition

Acomb Wood Drive,

Acorn Way,

Alness Drive,

Grassholme,

Moorcroft Road,

Ryecroft Avenue,

Middlethorpe Grove,

Lycett Road,

Leeside,

West Thorpe,

Chaloners Road (part)

Many are bus routes

Now local residents are collecting a petition aimed at restoring the street to the de –icing schedules.

click for large scale map

click for large scale map

They also hope to persuade the Council not to reduce the number of salt bins in the area.

The Council currently plans to remove salt bins from Annan Close, Eden Close, Hillcrest Gardens, Lindale, Nairn Close, Moor Lane, Pulleyn Drive, Royal Chase, St Helens Road, Slingsby Grove, Spey Bank and The Horseshoe

2 years ago the Council moved to prevent local ward committees from establishing and maintaining local salt bin networks.

Residents point to the £70,000 a year being spent on advertising the City at Leeds Bradford airport as one source of funding for what most regard as a basic safety requirement
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Residents have until next Monday (16th) to complete a Council on line survey although this does not include a status quo option.

A decision on the gritting routes is likely to be made at a meeting taking place on 9th October at which residents hope to hand in their petition.