Projects reported “on target” to meet promised completion dates

The Wetherby Road roundabout improvement is on course to meet its expected Spring 2019 completion date. In total the improvement will take around 40 weeks to construct.

Wetherby Road speed sign missing for over a year now

The design of the improvement has raised concerns that the speeds of vehicles leaving the junction may be higher than are currently recorded.
In turn, that has prompted some residents on Wetherby Road to ask for the missing flashing speed warning sign to be reinstated. The sign on the odd numbered side of the road has been missing for over a year now. When it was last in place, around 20% of passing vehicles caused it to operate.
A petition is being collected asking for the flashing signs to be modernised. Residents are also calling for an occasional visit by the North Yorkshire Police speed camera van. There are already signs in place warning that there are speed cameras in the area (there aren’t any fixed cameras in this location or anywhere else in York for that matter).
Nearby York Civic Trust engineers have confirmed that they will complete the restoration of the stonework on the Acomb War Memorial before 11th November.
A Service of Remembrance is scheduled to take place then with wreaths being laid at around 11:00am.
The York Council has not yet confirmed that it will complete work on trimming trees and branches in the garden of remembrance before the service. Work on providing an improved access for disabled people is also outstanding.

Bogus speed camera sign on Wetherby Road

Work on Wetherby Road roundabout proceeding on schedule

Acomb war memorial

 

 

What’s on in York: “Surprise ending”” a play on at Foxwood Community Centre tomorrow

Foxwood Community Centre, Bellhouse Way

Thurs 18th Oct :

2.00pm – 3.00pm :

£2.50

Surprise Ending is our Big City Read Play written for us by Bridget Foreman and performed by Riding Lights Theatre Company. This is the very first performance.

Come along and find out how Eric stops his world shrinking as Smidge’s expands in this light-hearted show which will make you think about reading in a completely different way.

To book tickets please click here.

What’s on in York: Researching your WWI Ancestors

York Explore Library : Tue 16 Oct :

3.00pm – 4.30pm : Free

Acomb Explore Library : Thu 18 Oct :

2.00pm – 3.30pm : Free

Oct _16Research - YortimeHave you always wanted to research your First World War ancestors but are unsure where to start?

Join our Archivist Laura Yeoman as she talks you through some of the sources you can use, both onsite at Tang Hall Explore and online.Following the talk there will also be an opportunity to get your questions answered.

Free, but booking essential through any Explore Library or by telephone or follow the links below for each library.

York Explore

Acomb Explore

That was the week that was in pictures: more dumping and fly posting in west York

A mattress and other items have been dumped in the Cornlands Park

Bus shelter in Askham Lane damaged

Council asked to confirm a date when the much promised, never delivered, lay-by on Askham Lane will be constructed?

Hedge on snicket linking Gale Lane and Haddon Close reported. Needs cutting back

Snicket between Haddon Close and Tennent Road needs clearing of litter (not for the first time)

Fly posters advertising a Fair at ROKO Health Club are blighting the City

Far to much litter, broken glass and detritus on Tithe Close/Tedder Road snicket

Acomb War Memorial restoration – deadline looms

Acomb War Memorial – Civic Trust notice

According to the York Civic Trust, restoration of the stonework on the Acomb War Memorial should be completed next week.

They promise, in a poster attached to the (ugly) security barriers which currently protect the monument, that their work will be completed “before the middle of October”.

They promise that a remembrance ceremony will take place on 11th November – the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War. St Stephen’s Church confirm that they will be holding a service of remembrance, part of which will be held at the Acomb War Memorial on 11th November.

Progress on other commemorative work in the memorial gardens has been slow.

The Westfield Ward Committee promised to fund the provision of a path, from the entrance to the memorial, in an attempt to make access for disabled people and wheelchair users easier. The work has not yet started.

The Ward Committee also promised to fund “crown thinning” of some of the trees on the site in an attempt to encourage flower growth. Reducing the amount of vegetation would also have the effect of improving visibility into the gardens, making anti social behaviour less likely.

The Council sign – which prohibits alcohol consumption on The Green – is only just coming back into view as the leaves fall.

Sadly the rotten fence posts which were left in the gardens a few weeks ago are still there despite being reported to the council for removal.

So a lot still to do.

Dumped rotten fencing in memorial garden

Well camouflaged alcohol prohibition notice

Criminal damage and assault at Front Street shop – Police appeal

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about criminal damage and an assault in Acomb, York.

It happened at around 6:40pm on Friday 5 October on  Front Street, Acomb at the Kubus Shop.

A number of people were at the scene, and one kicked the front glass door of the premises causing the glass to smash and has resulted in high repair costs. Another male then assaulted a customer inside the shop.

We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In particular, we are appealing for information about who was responsible for causing this damage and assaulting a customer inside.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12180186492 when providing information

What’s on in York: Surprise Ending First Night

Acomb Explore Library

Surprise Ending

Thurs 11th Oct :

6.30pm – 7.30pm :

£2.50

Surprise Ending is our Big City Read Play written for us by Bridget Foreman and performed by Riding Lights Theatre Company. This is the very first performance.

Come along and find out how Eric stops his world shrinking as Smidge’s expands in this light-hearted show which will make you think about reading in a completely different way.

To book tickets please click here.

 

There is a showing at every library too so if you miss first night please visit our what’s on page for the 23 other performance including a Meet the author Bridget Foreman on Saturday 13 October.