We understand that the York Council is being recommended to allocate only £30,000 to a much needed regeneration project in the Acomb Front Street area.
That is just 0.1% of the Council budget that is available for economic development projects in the City.
The Labour Council has been blamed for the stark decline in the area over the last 2 years. The decline started with the council closing its Acomb Office before reducing the number of litter bins in the area.
Ward Committees in Acomb and Westfield, which had over £80,000 a year to invest in local public services, lost their budgets.
Local Traders fought back with an “Acomb Alive” campaign and a successful festival was held in the summer.
But the whole area needs a lift with the removal of weeds, road repairs, repainting and replacement of street furniture all high priorities. Dumped rubbish needs to be systematically removed, fences repaired, graffiti removed and walls rebuilt.
Some broken bus timetable information boards have been out of service now since 2011. A lasting memorial to neglect.
The £30,000 can be compared to the single £500,000 project which is currently seeing Kings Square in the City Centre being repaved.