The Foxwood Residents association today received an award from the Britain in Bloom judges
They were awarded a “thriving” classification at an awards ceremony held at York Racecourse.
Click on the form below to complete (Westfield Ward residents only please)
A large number of issues with Council service standards on the west of the City have been lodged – through the “Fix my Street” system – this week.
In many cases it seems that the York Council is struggling to catch up with a backlog which developed over the bank holiday.
Excellent growing conditions may be good news for gardeners but they present some problems in keeping streets and public spaces tidy.
We encourage residents to report issues particularly those resultng from weeds and bushes overgrowing public footpaths
One “on line” issue reporting system – which also incorporates a phone “app” – is “Fix My Street”. You can visit their web site and see what reports have been made in your area.
Sadly the promised York Council internet based issue reporting system has still not materialised.
Even the ancient “do it on line” problem reporting module has been unavailable for over a year, meaning that facilities (aimed at reducing expensive to manage telephone contact with the Council) have reverted back to pre 2005 levels of service.
Not a good advert for a City claiming to be taking a lead in the use of technology
We have used “Fix My Street” to report the following two issues
Cllr Sheena Jackson has reported problems with broken glass in Burgess Walk and dog fouling in the Doherty Walk area.
Damaged doors on the garages on Chapelfields Road haven’t been repaired yet. We’ve asked that the whole are – including the snickets – be given a good clean up
There has been some dumping on Grange Lane which we have reported. Hedges are now impeding the snicket link to Parker Avenue while we have asked for the grass next to street furniture in the area to be strimmed
There was a lot of litter on the Grange Lane play area yesterday. We’ve asked for a tidy up. Also for the weeds which are overgrowing some of the play equipment to be strimmed.
and finally the ubiquitous prank of trying to get a tyre over a street light has reappeared in Chapelfields.
York’s fastest growing estate agent has teamed up with Foxwood Residents Association to help them with their work in the Foxwood area.
Simon Cartwright, owner of Greens, is giving Foxwood Residents Association a percentage from all house sales completed in the YO24 area.
On Friday he handed over a cheque for £80 to Shirley Gumley Chairman of Foxwood Residents Association.
Shirley said, “This is a very welcome boost for us and the money will be put towards providing more crocus bulbs in the area. Foxwood is becoming well known for its spring crocus displays and we want to continue that project.”
Simon added “Being a local estate agent is about helping build community and I feel very strongly in being part of this process. Foxwood Residents Association are doing great things for the area and I’m proud to help them achieve their goals.”
Greens have already sponsored waterproof jackets which Foxwood gardening group wear whilst working in the area.
Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Acomb and Westfield wards.
Location: Unit 5 Rose Centre Rose Avenue Nether Poppleton York
Proposal: Two storey side extension to accommodate additional offices
Ref No: 15/01634/FUL
Applicant: Mr Lawrence Beardmore Contact: Mr Garry Barker Consultation Expiry Date: 26 August 2015 Case Officer: Victoria Bell Expected Decision Level: DEL
Location: 101 Almsford Road York YO26 5NU
Proposal: Two storey side extension
Ref No: 15/01639/FUL
Applicant: Mr Ian Rookes Consultation Expiry Date: 31 August 2015 Case Officer: Elizabeth Potter Expected Decision Level
The Council have received a planning application to turn the shop unit previously occupied by Greggs at 5 Odsall House on Front Street into a café
Location: Beau And Joli Limited First Floor And Second Floors 43 York Road Acomb York
Proposal: Conversion of retail unit (use Class A1) to 1 no. dwellinghouse (class C3) under Class M, Part 3, Schedule 2 of Article 3 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015
Ref No: 15/01578/RFPRES
Applicant: Mr Toby Ellerker Consultation Expiry Date 26 August 2015 Case Officer: Victoria Bell Expected Decision Level DEL
Location: 26 Bramham Road York YO26 5AW
Proposal: Conservatory to side
Ref No: 15/01556/FUL
Applicant: Mr And Mrs Harness Contact Jeff Carrington Consultation Expiry Date 26 August 2015 Case Officer: Elizabeth Potter Expected Decision Level DEL
Location: 1 Apple Blossom Court Askham Lane York YO24 3HH
Proposal: Fell Beech tree protected by Tree Preservation Order No.: CYC14
Ref No: 15/01763/TPO
Applicant: Mr Barry Laws Contact Mr James Hudson Consultation Expiry Date 31 August 2015 Case Officer: Esther Priestley Expected Decision Level
Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site. http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/
The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received