A sofa has been dumped in the Cornlands Road park play area. It is surrounded by rubbish. The issue has been reported to the Council but it is a shame that an area intended for use by younger children should be defaced in this way. Hopefully the Police will be able to increase patrols in the area.
Elsewhere at the recycling centre in the Acomb Car Park rubbish has been fly tipped. We’ve asked for the area to be cleaned up and for some of the recycling bins to be repainted.
The bottle and paper recycling banks at Acomb (Morrisons) car park are currently full (1100 hrs Monday 9th Jan).
There is space in the can banks
Although not as bad as on some occasions in the past, black sacks and other items have been fly tipped on the Acomb car park.
These have been reported to the Council using the fixmystreet website.(in the continuing absence of the much promised, but never delivered, new Council reporting app).
More fly tipping
Fly tipping in Acomb car park
Full clothes bank
Full clothes bank
Just a few weeks after we reported that the York Council seemed to be getting on top of a backlog of complaints, further issues have arisen.
Nettles overgrowing footpaths, broken glass, full poop scoop bins, graffiti and litter in back lanes have all been reported but are still awaiting Council attention two weeks later. A confirmation of receipt of the complaints had been sent by the Council on 8th September when the issues were sent on to the responsible department for action.
The problems had been reported through “Fix my Street“. This web site allows progress to be publicly recorded. Some issues logged two weeks ago have been addressed – an abandoned bike on York Road has been removed and a clothes recycling bank emptied – but several remain outstanding.
Local Councillors have been asked to escalate the outstanding issues.
Nettles overgrowing Bellhouse Way – first reported on 6th September and a hazard for passing children
Broken glass on School Street back lane – outstanding for two weeks
Litter in Gladstone Street/Beaconsfield Street area back lanes
Poop scoop bin full on Dijon Avenue . First reported 6th September -may have been emptied but is now full again (and very smelly!)
Clothes bank has been emptied in Acomb car park but rubbish now being piled on top of can bank
Pothole in Acomb car park
Morrison’s have confirmed that their maintenance manager has carried out a survey of the Acomb store and it is included in the first batch of stores this year to have car park works undertaken – this includes pot hole repairs and drainage works.
The work is currently being priced by contractors and will, we understand, “commence in the next 2 weeks”.
Residents had complained about potholes particularly those near the entrance to the car park which pose a hazard for pedestrians.