Wetherby Road traffic speed petition handed to Council

Cllr Andrew Waller has today handed a petition to the City of York Council asking them to address speeding concerns on Wetherby Road.

The move comes only a few days before work at the nearby roundabout junction with the A1237 is due to reach its final stages. Residents are concerned that the easier access to and from the roundabout will result in higher speeds in the built-up area.

About twelve months ago a flashing speed warning sign was removed form the road. The petition calls for it to be reinstated and the Police mobile camera van to pay occasional visits to the street.

When the flashing sign was working around 39% of passing vehicles trigger it, suggesting that there was already a speeding issue on the road.

Some residents have suggested that any new sign should display the actual speed of the passing vehicle. This type of sign has proved to be effective in neighbouring counties in reinforcing the speeding message to motorist.

The petition will now be considered by the Council prior to a report and recommendations for action being published.

What’s on in York: Introduction to Local History

Nov _17History

York Explore Library 

Sat 17 Nov :

1.00pm – 4.00pm :


Are you interested in finding out about the history of your local area, but unsure as to where to start?

Join Explore’s Archivist (Access and Engagement), Laura Yeoman, in this hands-on introductory session.

The session will cover commonly-used materials including maps, trade directories, photographs and archival documents. There will be an opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the archives, and to get your burning questions answered!

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.

What’s on in York: The Understated Ladybird – puppets, poetry and animation


York Explore Library 

Sat 17 Nov :

10.00am – 4.00pm :


Visual artist Stephen Hodgkins and poet Henry Raby need you to bring Stephen’s children’s story book “The Understated Ladybird” to life.  We will be using puppets, writing poetry and creating animation on an interactive digital table so we need 6 – 12 year olds to help us at this free event!

The project will use the latest touch screen technologies to produce an interactive digital experience displayed on Explore York’s interactive digital table.

For a free ticket book in person at any York library or by calling (01904) 552828 or email arts@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Caring for historic documents

Nov _17Caring

York Explore Library 

Sat 17 Nov :

9.30am – 11.30am :


Do you have family papers hidden away in your loft or cupboards?

Are you unsure what to do with them, what to keep, or how best to preserve them for your family?

Join Explore’s Archivist (Access and Engagement), Laura Yeoman, to learn the best ways to care for your paper documents at home (and parchment if you have any!).

Please visit our ticketing website to book a place.

What’s on in York: YorNight – York Researchers’ Night

Nov _17ResearchKing’s Manor and the Yorkshire Museum :

Sat 17 Nov :

3.00pm – 8.00pm :


Prepare for a journey of discovery as we explore the fascinating world of research at York Researchers’ Night (YorNight) 2018.

Through talks and fun activities for all ages, find out about the diverse research being carried out in our city, and its power to influence and transform our daily lives.

Held on Saturday 17 November and hosted by the University of York, YorNight offers a warm welcome at the historic King’s Manor and the Yorkshire Museum.

All events are FREE and no booking is needed.

YorNight 2018 is presented by the University of York with support from the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF).

For more information please visit our website.