The Council are carrying out evening resurfacing works on Acomb Green, from Mon 26 July 7.30pm -12am (3 nights). As with any construction work, there’s likely to be some disruption. https://york.gov.uk/roadworks
Looks like the easing of virus restrictions, half term and the sunny weather has brought many visitors to the City.
The river Ouse burst its banks this week. It was followed by icy weather. Most people tried to make the best of it!
We’ve reported the footpath on the odd numbered side of Askham Lane. It is unsafe as a result of damage by tree roots.
Go ahead given for move to cricket ground near Acomb Green
The bridge clubs planning application to build a replacement HQ at the Acomb Sports and Social Club site has been approved. The application was revealed in January when the club said that it needed to move from its present base in Holgate.
There are several conditions attached to the approval including a requirement for an electric vehicle charging point.
The hours of operation of the approved use will be confined to between 9am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 8pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays
Full details of the restrictions can be viewed in the decision letter (click)
Many will welcome the provision of a new leisure facility in west York which has suffered a decline in the choices available during recent years.
The Acomb Cricket Club has also had something of a renaissance recently with the team being promoted to the top flight at the end of last season.
Options include restoration projects at Acomb Green and West Bank Park.
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The York Council has announced that it will help to fund 3 projects which support the governments initiative to help “High Streets”.
Two of the projects are located in the Westfield ward
The York BID will get an additional £27,300 for York City Centre Cleaning
The Friends of Acomb Green will get £4,500 for a Community Clean Up Day
Acomb Alive gets a £1,200 boost which is to be used for improving seat furniture.
The Council says that it is supporting the extension of existing grant beneficiaries as there “wasn’t time to seek fresh bids before the governments deadline”.
According to the York Civic Trust, restoration of the stonework on the Acomb War Memorial should be completed next week.
They promise, in a poster attached to the (ugly) security barriers which currently protect the monument, that their work will be completed “before the middle of October”.
They promise that a remembrance ceremony will take place on 11th November – the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War. St Stephen’s Church confirm that they will be holding a service of remembrance, part of which will be held at the Acomb War Memorial on 11th November.
Progress on other commemorative work in the memorial gardens has been slow.
The Westfield Ward Committee promised to fund the provision of a path, from the entrance to the memorial, in an attempt to make access for disabled people and wheelchair users easier. The work has not yet started.
The Ward Committee also promised to fund “crown thinning” of some of the trees on the site in an attempt to encourage flower growth. Reducing the amount of vegetation would also have the effect of improving visibility into the gardens, making anti social behaviour less likely.
The Council sign – which prohibits alcohol consumption on The Green – is only just coming back into view as the leaves fall.
Sadly the rotten fence posts which were left in the gardens a few weeks ago are still there despite being reported to the council for removal.
So a lot still to do.