The latest Foxwood Residents Association newsletter has been published and is in course of delivery.
Residents were out and about planting wild flowers and poppies on Foxwood Lane yesterday.
The poppy seeds have been donated by local residents as a way of commemorating the start of the First Wold War.
The project formed part of a series of events aimed at brightening up the neighbourhood.
Extensive tidy up work has also taken place in the Foxwood Park.
It also builds on the success that the community had in the Britain in Bloom contest last year.
NB. The Foxwood Residents Association is holding its AGM on Wednesday. Click below for details.
|The latest Westfield ward profile figures which can be downloaded by clicking here, shows that the area has the largest number of people living on Job Seekers allowance.
329 residents (3.4%) are claiming job seekers allowance, the highest in York
Most workers continue to be employed in the retail and social care areas.
The figure reinforces the views of those who believe that the area has been neglected by the Labour Council during the last 3 years.
There is a need for more investment in the area including a major regeneration of the Front Street area.
Life expectancy in the ward for males is significantly below the City average.
The figures do show that by 2010 (when census data was taken) people living in the area had much better educational; qualifications than a decade earlier.
Work on a £663,000 refurbishment of York’s public conveniences starts on Monday
The contractor Healthmatic will take over the refurbishment and maintenance of facilities in the city centre and Acomb to both improve cleanliness and disabled access, while making required savings of £75,000.
Work at the Union Terrace car and coach park will start on Monday 24 March, and temporary facilities will be installed next door, with no charge for entry during refurbishment.
At Nunnery Lane car park, work will start on Monday 31 March. The men’s facilities will remain open and the night-time toilet and accessible toilet will be temporarily available for women, again with no charge for entry during refurbishment. Both projects will complete in early May.
Upgrading will take place at the public toilets on Acomb’s Front Street, Coppergate, Exhibition Square, Tanner Row and those at the car parks on Nunnery Lane and St George’s Field. Besides improvements to the Silver Street toilets which already includes a Changing Place disabled facility, an additional Changing Place will be built as part of the refurbishment at Union Terrace car park’s toilets.
A set of new removable bollards has appeared on part of the Beaconsfield Street back lane.
We understand that there was no consultation with residents living in Beaconsfield Mews whose properties back onto the lane in question.
The bollards make vehicular access to the rear of the properties awkward.
There is a right of way along the lane
Dementia Care specialist, Dementia Care Matters, is to help provide high quality care to those suffering from the condition in York.
Dementia Care Matters will advise the council on the operating model for its two new specialist dementia care Elderly Person’s Homes at Lowfield and Burnholme, as well as supporting and training existing care home staff to ensure they can deliver specialist care in the new homes.
The Council’s review committee will meet on Monday 21st October to look again at Labour Councillor Levene’s plans to cut de-icing activities.
He decided last week to scrap most salt bins in the City and remove many roads from the routine gritting schedules.
This is a major issue which potentially affects the safety of all York residents.
The meeting will take place at West Offices starting at 5:00pm
A copy of the agenda and supporting papers can be found by clicking here
Residents may also attend and speak at the meeting. To do so you must register to speak before the meeting by contacting Jill Pickering on York 552061 (E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Friday 18 October 2013.
The telephone numbers and Email addresses of the members of the committee are reproduced below. Residents can contact them to make representations
Councillor John Galvin Chair (Conservative) 01904 704829 Email: email@example.com
Councillor Sandy Fraser (Labour) 01904 651443 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor David Horton (Labour) 01904 777274 Email: email@example.com
Councillor Lynn Jeffries (LibDem) 01904 551088 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Ken King (Labour) 01904 783024 Email: email@example.com
Councillor Neil McIlveen (Labour) 01904 623062 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Ruth Potter (Labour) Phone: 01904 438634. Mobile: 07947 539725 Email: email@example.com
Councillor Carol Runciman (LibDem) 01904 764356 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Chris Steward (Conservative) 01904 638810 Bus. email: email@example.com
A survey completed by over 400 residents living in the west of York has revealed that highways and footpath maintenance are now the biggest cause for complaint.
73% thought that road and footpath maintenance had got worse in the City over the last 2 years.
The service was followed closely by ice clearance which 69% thought had got worse.
This is bad news for the Labour Council as the response come before the latest set of cuts to winter maintenance are implemented.
Parking provision was criticised by 65% with the large increases in parking charges introduced by the Labour Council likely to be the main influencing factor.
More than 50% of respondents also thought that litter, control of dogs, refuse collection and weed removal had got worse.
Only crime prevention fared relatively well, with 66% saying that the quality of the service was unchanged
The survey results will add pressure on the Council to support additional investment in street level public services at its meeting on Thursday.