Work has started on repairing Askham Lane.
The works at Askham Lane will start on Monday 20 August, between the hours of 9.15am and 5pm, and are estimated to finish on Friday 24 August.
In order to carry out these works safely, temporary road closures will need to be put in place. For the Askham Lane works this will include a temporary road closure from the junction of Askham Grove to the Ridgeway roundabout.
At times the junctions of Askham Grove and Grange Lane will also be closed.
Some disruption is expected although it is hoped to finish the work before the new school term starts.
Up to date details can be found here https://roadworks.org/
Also on Askham Lane, the Council have begun to tackle the perennial problems of weeds overgrowing the bus shelter.
Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Westfield ward.
Full details can be found by clicking the application reference
165 Askham Lane York YO24 3JA
Fell Horse Chestnut tree protected by Tree Preservation Order no. 60.
Ref. No: 18/01773/TPO
40 Grange Lane York YO26 5DR
Single storey rear extension after demolition of conservatory.
Ref. No: 18/01510/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 no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received
Last year we had a potentially serious incident on Askham Lane when arsonists set fire to a wheat field.
Unfortunately the same thing seems to have happened again this year with the Fire Brigade (NYFR) were called to a similar incident on Saturday. They dealt with it promptly.
Given the extended dry spell that we have had the consequences could have been devastating.
So if anyone has any information, or spots any suspicious behaviour, then please contact the Police (999 if an incident is in progress, 101 if it is to pass on information).
Also on Askham Lane (rural section) there has been more dumping. We have reported it.
We’ve reported dumping on Askham Lane Fly tippers face fines in excess of £500.
City of York Council will benefit from a share of a further £100m fund to repair potholes and storm damage, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (Monday, March 26).
The City of York will get over £256,000 to repair the roads following this winter’s adverse weather when road temperatures across York dropped as low as -5.9 degrees and froze on many more occasions than a normal year. Across the North East, local authorities will benefit from over £4.5m in total.
In addition to a pothole repair fund, we will receive £72,000 to build on our pothole spotter trial aimed at improving road safety by revolutionising the way potholes are identified and managed. The trial will explore the use of high definition remote monitoring to allow for accurate and more frequent surveying of the local road network.
The pothole-spotter system is mounted to refuse collection vehicles comprised of high-definition cameras, an integrated navigation system and intelligent software. In addition, residents are encouraged to report potholes at https://doitonline.york.gov.uk/mapeforms/Eform/Highways . Several dozen have been reported – mianly in west York – over the weekend
The Council has finally got round to removing the self seeded bushes which blocked sight lines from the bus shelter on Askham Lane. The bushes had grown to the point where the footpath was being impeded in summer. Now the original hedge around the field should be able to reassert itself.
Following work by Cllrs Sheena Jackson (pictured) and Andrew Waller several potholes on Foxwood Lane were filled in by workmen this morning.