Building works annoy Front Street residents

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Works have started on the demolition of the bowling green buildings on Front Street. Planning permission was granted last year which allows developers to build 10 houses there.

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The proposals were highly controversial as they ruled out a coordinated development which would have secured the future of the Council owned land (former allotments) to the rear of the library car park as well as the open aspect at the back of Chancery Court. A holistic approach was favoured by those residents who completed an opinion survey.

The planning committee inexplicably agreed a Section 106 contribution to the provision of alternative sports/green space facilities but at a site located in the Holgate area.

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Now local residents are complaining about the noise and disturbance being caused by the contractors. It has been suggested that the contractors are trespassing on the Council owned land, which itself has a nature conservation role.

Residents have called on local Councillors to take action to ensure that the contractors respect the amenity of neighbouring properties

The future of the former allotments site needs to be clarified quickly by the Council which has owned it for over 10 years.

It was slated to be an extension to the library incorporating a “pocket park” to retain a green aspect for the benefit of the Front Street area.

However no progress has been made on that project.

York Learning celebrates local art with Inspirations exhibit

City of York Council’s York Learning is hosting the annual Inspirations exhibit to celebrate the work of new learners from York Learning’s Drawing, Painting & Watercolour classes.

Inspirations is hosted at York Explore Library from Friday 3 May until Sunday 2 June.

York Learning provides residents with the opportunity to work with qualified tutors to express themselves creatively in a group learning environment.

The creative programme offers regular classes on a term basis, a variety of one day workshops and two community arts projects yearly. Workshops scheduled for autumn and winter include contemporary oil painting, wood carving and, gold and silver leaf gilding.

To view the full range of courses available at York Learning, visit: www.yortime.org.uk, email: york.learning@york.gov.uk or call on 01904 552806.

What’s on in York; Events at Acomb Explore Library on Saturday

Book sale

Acomb Explore Weekly Booksale

May 4th @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Acomb Explore

Free

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Lego Club

May 4th @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Acomb Explore

£0.50

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Craft Club for adults

May 4th @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Acomb Explore

Free

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What’s on in York: Boccia club at Acomb Explore Library

Friday May 3rd @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm FREE
People playing boccia

Acomb Explore Library invites you to come and have a go at Boccia!

Boccia is an inclusive game that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. It is related to bowls and played indoors from a seated position using soft leather balls.

The session is free and tea and biscuits are provided and will run weekly on the same day and time.+ GO

Details

Date: May 3 Time:3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost:Free

Venue

Acomb Explore+ Phone::01904 552651