Local Lib Dem councillors are taking action to protect grass verges from being turned into mud baths and provide parking for houses and flats in Dringhouses that have no off-street parking.
Ward funding and Housing Environmental Improvement funds are set to be used to create new parking bays, some of which will be layby-style and others similar to the ‘ecogrid’ bays recently established at Dringfield Close (pictured below).
Sites identified so far include North Lane, Wains Road, Southfield Crescent and Chaloners Road. There is also a proposal to expand the parking provision in front of the three-storey block of flats on Thanet Road. Letters have been sent to affected residents asking for their views before the plans are finalised.
Councillors are also hoping to be able to identify funding to support verge cross-overs to be created for council properties, with Thanet Road being a likely beneficiary.
In an attempt
to protect verges from being driven over and destroyed, it is planned to trial
some planting on verges at the southern end of Wains Road.
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 – https://northyorkshire.police.uk/staying-safe/home-security/
We are currently pursuing a number of issues in the North Lane area.
The steps leading up from Moor Grove onto the St Helens Road railway bridge are choked with grass and weeds. We have for this area to receive attention ASAP.
The dog poo bin on North Lane pasture is often overflowing, which suggests more frequent emptying or a larger capacity bin is needed. We will try to get some improvements made.
Nearby, we have again asked for the Chaseside Court street sign to be turned round to face the right way.
And at the junction of North Lane and Orchard Way the footpath is gradually disappearing under vegetation which needs cutting back properly. We are in discussion with the council to confirm responsibility for the strip of land on which the vegetation is growing.