Volunteers in the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward continue to make a significant impact in making the area cleaner, greener and safer.
Recently the informal community noticeboard opposite the shops on Moorcroft Road has been re-vamped by volunteers to make it more attractive and to provide more space for local groups to publicise their activities.
On Tadcaster Road, a local volunteer has come forward to overhaul the wooden planters between York College and the Askham Bar roundabout. The first tub has been cleared and planted up. The local Tesco store is doing its bit by helping to dispose of the removed vegetation.
St James the Deacon church on Sherringham Drive is holding its Christmas Table Top sale on Saturday 11 November, from 9.30am to 12.30.
Cllr Stephen Fenton met with representatives from McColls and the Hallmark Real Estate Group on 26 October to try to get action to resolve some problems in need of attention in the area around the shops on Moorcroft Road.
The wet weather helped to demonstrate the woeful drains that don’t actually drain, causing lakes to form in front of the shops!
Other issues raised were:
- Rocking paving slabs
- Missing concrete bollard
- Trees in need of pruning
- Potholes in the car park at the rear of the shops
- General state of the paved area
We hope that the meeting will result in some action to improve this privately-owned area of land, and we’ll keep residents informed.
There will be Stop / Go traffic controls on Alness Drive from 8am to 3.30pm, Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November, during footpath resurfacing works.
The new owner of the Love to Eat café on Moor Lane is hosting a drinks and nibbles event on Thursday 26 October from 7pm to 9pm. The evening will be an opportunity to celebrate with Fiona (the new owner) and say farewell to the previous owner, Louise.
Following a vote by residents of all ages organised by the Woodthorpe Community Group, the winning design for the revamp of Woodthorpe Green playground has been announced.
‘Design D’ was the winner
The £30,000 scheme is being funded by a combination of Ward Committee funds and money from City of York Council central. budgets.
The company that has secured the contract is Wicksteed Playgrounds – www.wicksteed.co.uk The council will now discuss with Wicksteed a timetable for the work.
We are pleased to report that work will shortly get underway to resurface footpaths on Alness Drive and on Deveron Way. The sections of path to be resurfaced are marked on the map below. The area of block paving on Deveron Way is to be replaced with tarmac.
Letters are being delivered to residents, with a request that any vegetation overhanging the footpath is cut back. The work is due to get underway from 30 October and is expected to take eight weeks.
The Woodthorpe Community Group is holding a fundraising coffee morning for Macmillan on Saturday 30 September at St James the Deacon from 10.15am to 12.15. All are welcome for some coffee or tea and cake!
A large number of children and adults came along to the drop-in sessions at the Woodthorpe Green playground on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning to see the options for improving the play area.
Everyone was asked to vote for their first and second preferences out of the four plans on display.
Braving the rain on Friday afternoon
Great turnout despite the rain
Sunnier on Saturday!
There will be another chance to vote at the Ward Committee meeting on Tuesday 26 September from 6.30pm at the indoor bowls club on Thanet Road, and at the McMillan fundraising coffee morning at St James the Deacon on the morning of Saturday 30 September.
All four plans are set out below.