Building works annoy Front Street residents

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Works have started on the demolition of the bowling green buildings on Front Street. Planning permission was granted last year which allows developers to build 10 houses there.

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The proposals were highly controversial as they ruled out a coordinated development which would have secured the future of the Council owned land (former allotments) to the rear of the library car park as well as the open aspect at the back of Chancery Court. A holistic approach was favoured by those residents who completed an opinion survey.

The planning committee inexplicably agreed a Section 106 contribution to the provision of alternative sports/green space facilities but at a site located in the Holgate area.

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Now local residents are complaining about the noise and disturbance being caused by the contractors. It has been suggested that the contractors are trespassing on the Council owned land, which itself has a nature conservation role.

Residents have called on local Councillors to take action to ensure that the contractors respect the amenity of neighbouring properties

The future of the former allotments site needs to be clarified quickly by the Council which has owned it for over 10 years.

It was slated to be an extension to the library incorporating a “pocket park” to retain a green aspect for the benefit of the Front Street area.

However no progress has been made on that project.

What’s on in York; Events at Acomb Explore Library on Saturday

Book sale

Acomb Explore Weekly Booksale

May 4th @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Lego Club

May 4th @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Craft Club for adults

May 4th @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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What’s on in York: Boccia club at Acomb Explore Library

Friday May 3rd @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm FREE
People playing boccia

Acomb Explore Library invites you to come and have a go at Boccia!

Boccia is an inclusive game that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. It is related to bowls and played indoors from a seated position using soft leather balls.

The session is free and tea and biscuits are provided and will run weekly on the same day and time.+ GO


Date: May 3 Time:3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost:Free


Acomb Explore+ Phone::01904 552651

What’s on in York: English Touring Opera presents Paradise Planet at Acomb Explore Library

Saturday March 30th 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Join English Touring Opera for Paradise Planet, a children’s opera suitable for age 7+ years.

Paradise Planet is English Touring Opera’s latest opera for children. Paradise Planet is a collection of ocean stories for families and children. This world of musical mayhem follows the adventures of humans who live on the waves, and the animals that live beneath them. This interactive opera celebrates the awesome power of the ocean – but things are not all as they seem and the animals are in danger. As the stories collide it’s up to us to save this magical world.

This interactive performance uses song, live musicians and sound-design wizardry to show children that they have the power to change the world.

Written by artists Hanbury & Groves, the opera is performed by a cast of 4 professional singers. The musical ensemble is cello, clarinet and keyboard. Q&A and meet the cast after the performance

Tickets cost £4.50.  Book by calling 01904 55261.