Call for business case and Yearsley guarantee
Liberal Democrat councillors are calling for guarantees over the future of Yearsley Pool and more information on the financial plan for York’s Community Stadium.
The Lib Dems have ‘called-in’ the Labour Cabinet’s decision last week to approve plans for York’s Community Stadium.
The decision will now be re-considered at a cross-party scrutiny meeting on Friday 26th September.
Under the latest plans for the stadium and leisure complex at Huntington, total costs for the scheme rise to £37m and the Council will borrow an extra £4m towards financing the project.
The plans have been attacked by users of Yearsley Pool, which could close under the proposals, and York City Knights, whose chairman says the scheme would leave the club “70% worse off”.
The City of York Council says it is encouraging residents to “share their thoughts on the future of the Burton Stone Community Centre at a drop-in event on Monday 22 September“.
York’s community centres are losing their Council financial support so local residents in Clifton can expect some disappointing news.
Andrew Waller with users at the newly reopened Woodlands playground
The newly reopened Woodlands playground on Teal Drive was put to good use in todays sunshine.
On hand was Andrew Waller who organised a survey aimed at finding out if residents wanted the playground – which had been locked for around a year – to reopen.
Over 80% said yes and the local residents association asked the owners, Rowntree Housing, to make things happen.
After a few weeks, the playground was reopened much to the delight of local youngsters.
Thanks to all for their hard work
Draft plans for garden revamp revealed
Draft plans for Foxwood Community Center playground revamp
Residents had their first glimpse of how the new garden behind the Foxwood Community Centre might look after volunteers arrive for the “Big Community Challenge” in October.
In a recent survey many residents said that they thought that the play area could be better used (it is now only open when events are taking place) and recognised that – as the centre is now entirely dependant on volunteers for maintenance – any new design should take this into account.
42% said that they wanted to see a communal garden established on the site with 29% opposed and 29% undecided.
The design is likely to be refined over the next few weeks in response to residents comments.