We hope that the various charities which have clothes and shoe banks at various locations around the City will check that they are not full. The Christmas period tends to be a busy one for recycling. It is frustrating for residents who try to do the right thing and give the clothes to a good cause.
NB. The Council are making their final green bin emptying collections in most areas this week. Green bin emptying will start again in April
Non-material amendment to permitted
application 18/00586/FULM – Plot 4 repositioned; retaining wall structure to
rear gardens amended (on the east side of the site); changes to external
elevations including addition of canopies. and bay windows.
Reports are emerging from the Council which claim that the 12 bus service, which was to have terminated in Woodthorpe from next Sunday, will now continue to serve the Acomb Wood Drive, Bellhouse Way and Foxwood Lane loop.
The decision – which is understood to involve a Council subsidy – was taken in a behind closed doors decision. No advanced notice of the proposal was published by the Council.
The service will run on an approximate 40 minute frequency.
The original plan would have left most of the 500 homes on the Acomb Park estate without an accessible bus service for large parts of the day.
A copy of the Mon-Fri First timetable, which will operate from 30th September, can be downloaded byclicking here
A copy of the Saturday timetable, which will apply from 5th October, can be downloaded by clicking here
The planning department have confirmed that the new – and now operational – Buongiorno cafe and restaurant on Acomb Wood Drive has the necessary planning permission. The was confusion in November when a “change of use” planning application was withdrawn.
It turns out that the Council advised the owner that a “change of use” planning permission was not necessary as the existing take away permission also covered the use of the premises as a cafe.
“Change of use” would only be required if there were proposed alterations to the shop front, display of advertisements, or the installation of any external flues.
With the frosty weather apparently still not behind us, highway engineers will be casting worried glances at vulnerable carriageway surfaces.
Some are already showing signs of cracking. These include Acomb Wood Drive which is on a bus route.
Further along the same bus route the surface of part of Ryecroft Avenue is beginning to disintegrate.
It appears that the Council have also halted this years footpath resurfacing programme.
They should have completed work in the Foxwood area by now. There are rumours of budget overspends (not born out by reports to Council monitoring committees) but regrettably officials have yet to confirm a revised resurfacing timetable.
Hopefully tomorrows Council budget decisions will concentrate n providing adequate funding to sustain basic street level services like these.