All residents are invited to attend the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee meeting on Wednesday 24th May at St Edwards Church on Tadcaster Road. There will be a drop-in session from 6.30pm, with the main meeting starting at 7pm.
All residents are invited to attend the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committee meeting on Wednesday 19th October at St Edward the Confessor Church on Tadcaster Road.
There will be a drop-in session from 6.30pm which will provide an opportunity to chat to ward councillors and find out more about some of the groups and organisations that are active locally. The main meeting will start at 7pm.
The next Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward committee meeting takes place on Tuesday 19th July at Woodthorpe primary school, Summerfield Road, YO24 2RU.
There will be a ‘market place’ from 6.30pm, with the main meeting getting underway at 7pm.
Topics for discussion include the Local Plan, youth provision and the ward budget for 2016/17.
All local residents are welcome to attend and have their say.
Details of the grants approved by the Ward committee for the current year have been published on the Councils web site. Click here
Beneficiaries include the Woodthorpe Community Group, West Thorpe Methodist Church, St James the Deacon Church, the Mayfields Community Trust, “Craft & Chat”, the Friends of Chapman’s Pond and the Friends of Hob Moor,
An “on line” newsletter covering the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe area can now also be found on the Council’s web site click here: https://www.york.gov.uk/news/article/54/dringhouses_and_woodthorpe_ward_news_councillors_update_december_2015
Details of how much local communities will have to spend through new Ward Committees have been confirmed as part of plans brought forward by the Liberal Democrat-Conservative Executive.
The proposals, which are opposed by the Labour Group, will see Ward Committees given an allocation of a £925,000 budget to fund projects such as street clean-ups and offer grants to local voluntary groups.
The process for allocating highway improvements has been partly localised as part of the plans as has some social care funding.
Work will also be undertaken by council officers to identify further budget areas which could be devolved to communities.
Local Councillors are expected to announce shortly how they intend to consult over the use of the different funding streams
. Re-establishing proper Ward Committees was a key part of the Liberal Democrat manifesto
The proposals begin the process of devolving power and budgets to local residents and community groups.
This enhanced pot of money will give wards the opportunity to tackle local priorities and develop community initiatives.
It increases overall funding to nearly £1 million from the £75,000 in grants available under the previous Labour Council.
A LibDem spokesperson commented,
“It is disappointing although perhaps not surprising that the Labour Group is opposing the moves. The previous Labour Council removed ward credits, stripped power and budgets away from local communities, and spent four years ignoring local residents.
The new Executive trusts elected ward councillors to work with their communities and make the right decisions – rather than impose everything from West Offices like the previous Labour administration.”