Seems the City is set too be overwhelmed by weeds this week. Ideal growing conditions mean that areas which have not been treated for weed growth are rapidly turning green.
If left untreated, weeds can break up footpath surfaces and paving leading to costly repair bills.
A man was left with injuries to his face after he was attacked on a cycle path in York.
North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about the incident, which occurred on Chesney Fields at around 12.05am on Saturday (25 May).
A man was walking home across the cycle path when three males approached and attacked him. The victim was left with facial injuries and the three suspects ran towards Gale Lane. Other members of the public stopped and provided first aid and reassurance until police arrived.
The victim was then taken to hospital where he was later released.
We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
In particular, we are appealing for information about anyone who witnessed the incident occur or knows who is responsible.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for David Ellison. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190093733
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Foxwood Project grassed area edging completed
Foxwood Residents Association volunteers today cleared Chesney’s Field on Foxwood Lane. They came across a dumped bike and also there been some fly tipping in the boundary hedge area.
Contractors working for the Association have also finished verge edging work around the area. Further work is planned for next winter.
As we’ve pointed out over the last few days, many of our public open spaces are looking clean and tidy at the moment.
In west York parks and amenity areas provide an attractive informal opportunity for leisure although in the Westfield ward several are under threat of development.
But there are several areas where litter and fly tipping are a problem. In some cases, items dumped many months ago still haven’t been removed by the Council.
Time for some action we think.
Fortunately, there is an active residents association in the Foxwood area and they have promised to support a month of action in their neighbourhood.
Elsewhere in the Westfield ward residents are currently less well organised so some proactive management is required.
Shortly there will be local elections in the area. Some candidates are already delivering literature. Both Labour and the LibDems have been seen on the streets this weekend.
The Tories have resorted to employing a contractor to deliver their leaflets They candidly admit that they don’t actually have any candidates, with only a few weeks to go before nominations close.
But no matter. If the candidates or all parties want to impress why don’t they individually organise a “spring clean” in a problem area? This might help to make a favourable impression on voters as well as enhancing the local environment?
The Keep Britain Tidy organisation coordinates an annual Great British Spring Clean campaign. This year the campaign will run between 22nd March – 23rd April 2019 and will focus on removing single use plastics from our open spaces.
Please visit their web site for more details https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean
We’ve reported a lot of issues with litter, full litter bins and dumping today. Hopefully we can get a grip on this problem before it becomes worse.
Foxwood’s new football team, Beagle FC, kicked off their Chesney Field fixtures with a 2-2 draw against Rufforth yesterday. The pub backed side were joined pre match by local Councillor Sheena Jackson.
Beagle FC’s next home fixture is on Saturday 8th September when they entertain Cawood. The match starts at 2:00pm.
Dog walkers please note: Please make every effort to ensure that dogs do not foul Chesneys Field. Poop scoop bins are provided.