A team of volunteers joined councillors Ashley Mason and Stephen Fenton for a litter pick on Sunday 27 May at the old Askham Bar Park & Ride site and surrounding area. Over 25 bags of litter were collected.
Worryingly, a large number of discarded small silver flasks were found, which it is thought are being used for recreational ‘highs.’ The Police have been notified.
Brand new litter bins are being installed by City of York Council in the Dringhouses area. The new dual use litter / dog waste bins replace old bins which were on their last legs. Nine bins on Tadcaster Road have been replaced so far.
New bin outside Dringhouses library
Across the city old bins are being replaced with the new-style bins.
The ‘Great British Spring Clean’ litter picks planned for Saturday 3 March at Acomb Wood (11am) and Askham Bar (3pm) have been cancelled due to the weather.
It is hoped to arrange clean-up events when Spring finally arrives!
Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ runs from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March, with three events planned in Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward:
- Friday 2nd at 3pm – Litter pick on Hob Moor. Meet on Little Hob Moor at the yellow railings at the underpass entrance
- CANCELLED Saturday 3rd at 11am – Litter pick and path clearance in Acomb Wood. Meet at the entrance to the wood from the Quaker Wood car park
- CANCELLED Saturday 3rd at 3pm – Litter pick in the Askham Bar area. Meet in the old Askham Bar Park & Ride car park
Everyone is welcome!
A team of six residents and two local ward councillors braved the elements to do a litter pick in and around the old Askham Bar Park & Ride site on Sunday 21 January. Over 30 bags of litter were collected.
Two of the brave volunteers!
Stephen looking a bit bedraggled!
Residents joined local Lib Dem councillors with community clean-up activities around Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward on 2nd and 3rd September.
On Saturday 2nd, the Chaloners Road / Eason View area was litter picked, and on Sunday 3rd a larger team tackled the Askham Bar old Park & Ride site and surrounding area.
Over 20 bags of rubbish collected at Askham Bar
Cllr Ann Reid joined the litter pick
A number of passers by told us that they have recently seen rats in and around the car park, which is concerning but not surprising given the disgusting amount of food waste and packaging that some irresponsible people see fit to dump here.
The area in front of the Moorcroft Road shops in Woodthorpe was blitzed at the weekend by volunteers from the Woodthorpe Community Beds group and the Woodthorpe Community Group. The area is looking good in readiness for the Family Fun Day to be held on Woodthorpe Green on Saturday 12 August from 12 noon to 6pm.
On the area of Askham Lane near to the A1237 roundabout, Stephen did a litter pick, collecting various items that some people think it’s OK to lob out of car windows (most of which were from McDonalds, KFC, Costa or Burger King, with the obligatory lager and soft drink cans and bottles). As noticeable as the litter were the frightening speeds which some motorists think are appropriate in a 40mph zone. What chance North Yorkshire Police deploy a mobile speed camera here?
The local Lib Dem councillors embraced Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ weekend, with support from Dringhouses Scouts and local residents.
Litter picking took place in the Chaloners Road area, Moor Lane, Woodthorpe Green and around Askham Bar. The photos below give a flavour of what was achieved.
Chaloners Road park
Dringhouses Scouts in action
A good haul from Moor Lane
Getting ready for the Askham Bar litter pick
A record litter pick haul at Askham Bar!
We are pleased to report that the council’s Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers have been actively pursuing issues across Dringhouses &Woodthorpe ward.
The team has received complaints about worsening litter problems in the area around York College, and in response have been patrolling the area and advising students that littering is an offence.
Previous litter picks in the area near the College have yielded a bumper haul of litter
Whilst on patrol, the team has witnessed littering offences, and have issued:
- Two litter Fixed Penalty Notices (one relating to College students)
- Three litter warnings (all related to College students)
- Two littering offences pending further investigation (both relating to College students)
There are also plans to install a ‘No flytipping’ sign on Moor Lane.
One fixed penalty notice has been issued for cars advertised for sale on the highway.
The team has been dealing with an ongoing noise complaint for dog barking, and has successfully served a noise abatement notice on the residents.
Residents are being asked not to park on Railway View and Northfield Terrace on Wednesday 19 October between 9am and 3pm to enable a ‘deep clean’ of the street to take place.