Join stone masons from all over Europe for the fantastic #StoneFest18
17-19 Aug 18
Stonemasons and carvers from across the UK and Europe showcase their skills during a weekend- long celebration of the ancient craft
An international Stone Carving Festival, celebrating the ancient craft and showcasing the skills of stonemasons and carvers from across the UK and Europe, will take place in Dean’s Park this summer.
The festival will see the park transformed into a tented village with the Mason’s Marquee forming the centre-piece and hub for expert craftspeople to carve designs based on the theme ‘All creatures great and small’.
Festival-goers will be able to see world-class stonemasons and carvers at work, try their hand at stone carving and enjoy food and drink supplied by some of York’s finest producers. Music will be provided by York’s community of buskers and a range of craft based activities will also be available for children and families.
The event will close on Sunday 19 August with a stone auction at 3.30pm, giving visitors the chance to bid for some of the newly carved stone. Funds raised from the auction will be reinvested in caring for the cathedral.
The festival runs from 8am to 6pm on Saturday 18 August and from 8am to 5pm on Sunday 19 August.
The York Minster Stone Carving Festival runs for four days and includes a Stoneyard Open Day on Friday 17 August.
It looks like Foxwood is getting a revived football team.
A team – based at the Beagle pub on Foxwood Lane – will play their fixtures on Chesney’s Field this season. They will play in division 2 of the York league
We understand that they are always on the lookout for new players.
The Westfield Ward Committee have allocated £500 to help the team get off the ground.
The first fixture, against Rufforth, is taking place on Saturday 1st September starting at 2:00pm.
More at https://www.facebook.com/thebeaglefc/
There was another good turnout of children at the York Knights summer “Mega Fun” event held on Acomb Green yesterday. The event was sponsored by York Playspace.
Cllr Sheena Jackson at yesterdays event
Developers have submitted revised plans for the development of the Acomb Bowling Green site on Front Street. The plot is located behind the Acomb Explore Library.
The revised plans can be viewed by clicking here
The main differences in the revised plan are:
- – 10 as opposed to 11 dwellings are proposed
- – Change in the layout
- – Clarification of proposed ground levels
- – Widening of vehicle access in front of the public house to facilitate deliveries
There is no evidence that the Council, as the owner of the library site and the former allotments next to Chancery Court, is engaging on the future of their parcels of land.
The new plans do appear to provide for a potential access to these areas but fall far short of the hoped for comprehensive regeneration plan.
Council officials were instructed to buy the bowling club land some 10 years ago but failed to negotiate a deal. (The purchase would have allowed the club car park to be used by the Library, although bowling activities could have continued)
Residents of Vyner House have already petitioned against the proposals which would remove not only York’s oldest bowling green, but would also see another area of green space lost from within the Acomb neighbourhood.
Any development should ideally embrace accommodation aimed at older people (amenities are on the doorstep) as well as providing much needed office space for the Library, Police and neighbourhood workers.
There were hopes that a “pocket park”could be incorporated which might include some allotment beds.
Residents can object to the current plans via the Councils planning on line web site click here The planning reference is 18/00586/FULM
The York Knights inflatable was a big success when it visited Foxwood yesterday.
Another session will take place on Acomb Green tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.
They will be back at the Foxwood Park on 8th August at 2:00pm
The events are sponsored by the Westfield Ward Committee