It’s around 4 years since the left luggage facility within York station was relocated.
As we reported in 2013, passengers face a challenging walk with heavy luggage to the new facility which is located near the Europcar Office on Queen Street.
We are pleased to report that the new luggage service operator (Autohorn Fleet Services) has gradually been improving facilities.
Details can be found on their website http://leftluggageyork.co.uk/ while they also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LeftLuggageYork/
Autohorn say that they have
- Moved the office slightly so it’s at a better angle for customers coming in and out of the office.
- Now have the facility to take card payments.
- Coned off our office from public walkways and driveways to ensure customers are kept safe (as the road can be very busy at certain times of the year)
- Sign posting has become more apparent for travellers from the York Station. Adding onto the addition of our huge ‘Left Luggage’ flat, we’ve got smaller signs pointing towards our direction.
- Multi-lingual signs to help aid foreign travellers within the city.
- Been working with Make It York we’re also placed in the various tourist maps to showing clearer directions as to where we are.
We do, however, hope that Autohorn and Virgin (who operate York Station) will continue to work to find a way of providing a direct route across the car park to the luggage office.
The Police have issued a statement saying,
“In the last couple of weeks we have had a number of reports of burglaries at chemists in the Acomb area of York.
We ask if you have any information in relation to this please contact us on 101 quoting incident 12170164309.
We also ask that if you see any suspicious behaviour around such premises please report this to the police.”
Below is the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Westfield ward.
Full details can be found by clicking the words highlighted in blue
9A Hawkshead Close York YO24 2YF
Proposal Single storey rear extension and 3 no. rooflights to rear elevation of main roof slope
82 Bramham Avenue York YO26 5DE
Conversion of garage into living accommodation and extension to front and rear
Ref. No: 17/02083/FUL
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
Most residents, who responded to a survey conducted by local Councillors, said that they wanted the trees in little Green Lane (Acomb) lopped.
The trees hadn’t received any maintenance by the City of York Council for over 20 years. Now some are interfering with communication wires and several are blocking street lights.
Councillors have arranged to meet local residents on Tuesday 26th September st 5:45pm on the bridge at the school end of Green Lane.
It is hoped that a consensus will be developed on precisely how much work needs to be undertaken on each tree (there are about a dozen in the street)
It is hoped that a tree expert will be present at the site meeting, and later at the Ward committee meeting (see below), when the crisis in tree management in the ward will be discussed.
The Ward Committee has allocated over £3000 to pay for urgent works required to trim trees and remove self seeded bushes which are causing problems in parts of the Westfield area. This work is best undertaken in late autumn so decisions need to be taken quickly.
Last Thursdays decision meeting considered a large number of proposed changes to parking restrictions in the City. The results have now been published by the Council click here
A large number of representations were made by Councillors and residents who attended the meeting. These included Westfield Councillors Sheena Jackson and Andrew Waller
Foxwood Lane junction
Changes to parking restrictions on Foxwood Lane (Bellhouse Way high numbered end) junction, Cranfield Place (outside community centre) & Morrell Court (junction) were considered by Cllr Ian Gillies. He declined to make major changes to the existing arrangements. However, he did agree to;
- move the street name sign at the junction of Bellhouse Way and Foxwood Lane
- provide white bar road markings to protect the access to four driveways at the entrance to Cranfield Place
The Foxwood Residents Association will discuss the issues at its meeting on Wednesday.
It is likely that they will ask that Councillors pursue;
- In the case of the Foxwood Lane junction, the provision of an off-street lay-by at this location which will have the effect of pulling parked vehicles back from the sight line &
- In the case of Cranfield Place, it is suggested that portable parking cones be provided for use (by event organisers) at the Foxwood Community Centre on the carriageway outside the front door. It is suggested that these might be supplemented by a “please use car park to rear” sign which could be attached to the boundary wall.
The meeting also declined to introduce parking restrictions at the junction of Askham Lane and Vesper Drive.
However, the Council’s Assistant Director is to write to the police in relation to taking action against obstructions caused by vehicles on grass verges (and regarding devolution of powers – which would allow Council enforcement staff to take action on issues like these).