Coronavirus York updates; 10th May 2020

Death toll

A FURTHER two patients with coronavirus have died at York and Scarborough Hospitals. Their deaths take the total number of Covid-19-related fatalities for the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to 166.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in York has reached 395, an increase of two from yesterday. It gives York an infection rate of 0.19%.

Road repairs promised, Foxwood residents key workers tribute

Dringhouses Councillor Stephen Fenton tells us that the Council have agreed to fill in the potholes on the Askham Lane approach to the A1237 roundabout. Last week the highways department claimed there was no need for any work!
Foxwood Residents Association gardeners (Foxgloves) have unveiled a tribute to key workers in the communal garden at the community centre.
Residents are being asked to check that boundary hedges are not intruding onto public footpaths
Thorn hedge branches which are impeding the Tedder Road – Cornlands Road snicket have been reported for a second time.
Bulky waste removal service recommences tomorrow (Monday). Details on Council web site.

David Horwell RIP

We were sorry to learn of the passing of David Horwell who was a Liberal Councillor representing the old Foxwood & Woodthorpe wards between 1979 and 1988

David Horwell

A long term railway employee he was mostly employed as a guard on long distance British Rail services. He was a worshiper at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Acomb and became Sherriff of York in 1992.

His wife Sandra died in 2001. His son Gary also went on to be a local Councillor.

David was, quite simply, one of the nicest people anyone could possibly hope to meet. He worked hard for west York for over a decade and will be remembered with fondness by many who still live in the area.

NB. The survey results, contained in the Focus newsletters (below) published by David in 1980, may cause a wry smile. Some things haven’t changed much in the last 40 years!

Focus newsletters from 199 – 1984

Latest planning applications for the Westfield Ward

 Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Westfield ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference


Hop And Glory Ltd 43 Front Street York YO24 3BR

Conditions 3 (extraction), 4 (machinery and equipment) and 5 (noise insulation) – 19/02075/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/20/00124 


Former Lowfield School Dijon Avenue York

Conditions 14, 31 and 33 of 17/02428/FULM

Ref. No: AOD/20/00118 

Relates to discharging the following conditions.

Condition 14 (Bus stop improvements) financial contribution £70,000

Condition 33 (Education places) financial contribution of £438,182

Condition 31 (Football pitches) financial contribution of £300,000

NB. This is the money that is part funding the provision of football pitches near Bishopthorpe. Another contribution is coming from the developers. The location of the new pitches is nearly 3 miles from Lowfields. Work there has been ongoing for 6 months.

The controversial decision not to spend the funding in the local community nearer Lowfield was made by the City of York Council.

No progress on providing improved active leisure provision in the Westfield ward has been made.


7 Stuart Road York YO24 3AX

Conservatory to rear

Ref. No: 20/00279/FUL 


Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received