Fly tipping

Really no need for this sort of fly-tipping seen on Askham Lane today. It was reported at 2:00pm.

The skips are vising the area for at least another month or so and we have been promised that a replacement service will operate after April.

On the spot fines of £400 can now be levied.

Commercial fly tippers can face fines of up to £500,000 and a prison sentence

If you discover fly tipped waste, please report it to the Council’s customer centre or via the eform

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Council set to put road humps on Thanet Road

The York Council announced last year they they were considering putting a chicane on Thanet Road.  The scheme was apparently aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian causalities near the Lidl supermarket and presumed that vehicle speeds were to blame for the problem.

Residents reacted strongly against the scheme claiming that a chicane would simply add to the congestion problems in the area

Now the Council have published a new plan which would see road humps installed in the area and a 20 mph speed limit imposed.

The road forms part of an important bus route which are normally excluded for 20 mph zones.

We think that much of the problem could be tackled by channeling pedestrians to an optimum location at which to cross the road. This might be done by using guard rails plus the installation of a pedestrian refuge.

We doubt that the new scheme represents value for money

Thanet Road proposed road humps Feb 2017

Thanet Road proposed road humps Feb 2017

Action on Bachelor Hill by local Councillor Andrew Waller

Can and litter collected over the weekend

Cans and litter collected over the weekend

Fly tipping reported last week still not cleared

Fly tipping, reported last week, still not cleared

Andrew Waller was out and about helping to tidy up Bachelor Hill this weekend

A large number of cans were removed.

Some fly tipping, first reported on 5th February, was still there and has been reported again as has a full poop scoop bin.

Bachelor Hill is one of the areas targeted for a clean up as part of the “Great British Spring Clean” which is taking place on the afternoon of Saturday  4th March



In the meantime users of the area are being asked to use the new litter bin which has been provided and to do a little self help litter control.





Minster advertises for new “Head of Bell Tower”

keep-calm-i-m-a-bell-ringerThe following job advert has been published by the Minster

Experienced Bell Ringers are invited to apply for the role of Head of Bell Tower at York Minster.  The successful applicant will help us to recruit and establish our new band of volunteer Bell Ringers. Initially a 12 month fixed term appointment (to be reviewed within 12 months), this is expected to require an average 10 hours per week.

York Minster is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of York and the Metropolitical Cathedral for the Northern Province of the Church of England.   It is a masterpiece in stained glass and stone, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. Today, as a working cathedral, we invite everyone to share God’s love through our welcome, worship, learning and work.   Our values are courage, wisdom and trust.

The ring of 12 bells in York Minster are widely regarded by experienced change ringers as some of the best sounding bells in the country. The Head of Bell Tower will be responsible for the recruitment and development of a skilled band of York Minster Bell Ringers to lead change ringing for Sunday services and for other special services and occasions in York.

The role will average 10 hours a week including practice (currently Tuesday evenings) ringing on Sundays (9.30-10.30am) and special services and festivals.  Attendance during office hours will be required at least six times a year for training. Initial induction for the role will occur over three days.

Salary c.£7000 per annum

Fixed term appointment

To apply please download an application pack, application form and equality and diversity monitoring form. Completed applications should be emailed to or addressed to Victoria Imada, HR and Volunteering Administrator, Church House, 10 – 14 Ogleforth, York, YO1 7JN.

Applications should arrive no later than 5pm on Sunday 26th February 2017. Interviews will be held in York on Saturday 11th March 2017.

Other jobs advertised at the Minster can be found by clicking here