Proposed sub station site
A planning application has just been received by the York Council which would see a sub station built on land next to garages on Ascot Way.
It is causing concern as it would mean that the adjacent rear entrance to Hob Moor school could become very narrow and dark.
There are safety issues that will have to be addressed if this does go ahead (it is required to service the nearby disabled children’s centre project)
The application can be viewed by clicking here
Westfield axed, Hob Moor retained
The Childrens Centre at Hob Moor school is being retained
The Council is planning to replace most of its children’s centres with mobile support staff following a survey of residents views. The results of the survey – which attracted 981 responses, can be viewed here
A report to a Council committee meeting next week gives more details of the plans
The report says, “These new Local Area Teams would bring together a range of existing services to form a new set of preventative arrangements for families from pregnancy through to adult hood. By working in a more coordinated way with partners and communities, the new arrangements will deliver more effective and efficient ways of whole family and community based working”.
The teams will be based at the three retained children’s centres which will be located at:
- Hob Moor
- Clifton &
- Tang Hall
However, the report does not detail what will happen to the space freed up by the closure of the other centres
The Council faces a dilemma as the government may choose to “claw back” £4.4 million of the grant which was used to establish the centres in the first place.
The Council has also announced that it will close the Castlegate young people’s drop in centre and move it to Sycamore House on Clarence Street