Busy week in west York – in pictures

The week started with a "Funday" at the Foxwood Community Centre. Here Andrew and Sheena visit the police and fire displays

The week started with a “Funday” at the Foxwood Community Centre. Here Andrew and Sheena visit the police and fire displays

Andrew and Sheena visit the children's bouncy castles

Andrew and Sheena visit the children’s bouncy castles

Sheena, here with Dringhouses Councillor Stephen Fenton, launched her survey of local youth facilitiers

Sheena, here with Dringhouses Councillor Stephen Fenton, launched her survey of local youth facilities

LibDem Councillors at last Sundays Acomb Green Fair

LibDem Councillors at last Sundays Acomb Green Fair

We reported lots of issues not least this bin on Cheney's Field which had been overturned

We reported lots of issues not least this bin on Cheney’s Field which had been overturned

We've asked for the full bin on Bellhouse Way to be emptied

We’ve asked for the full bin on Bellhouse Way to be emptied

We've asked for weeds and moss to be cleared from paths in the Otterwood Lane area

We’ve asked for weeds and moss to be cleared from paths in the Otterwood Lane area

The payphone kiosk in Cornlands Road is in poor condition. No sign of cleaning or maintenance by BT

The payphone kiosk in Cornlands Road is in poor condition. No sign of cleaning or maintenance by BT

Damaged gulley cover on St Stephens Road

Damaged gulley cover on St Stephens Road

Detritus build up on Tennent Road snicket

Detritus build up on Tennent Road snicket

We've asked for a spring to be fitted to the railings which protects the play area in the Cornlands Road park from dogs

We’ve asked for a spring to be fitted to the railings which protects the play area in the Cornlands Road park from dogs

We understand that an application for funding which would see another parking lay-by constructed in St Stephens Road has been successful.

We understand that an application for funding, which would see another parking lay-by constructed in St Stephens Road, has been successful.

The week concluded with volunteers planting a Bluebell wood near the community centre on Bellhouse Way. Here Andrew Waller leads the work. Unfortunately weather conditions meant that an additional planting session will be needed later

The week concluded with volunteers planting a Bluebell wood near the community centre on Bellhouse Way. Here Andrew Waller leads the work. Unfortunately weather conditions meant that an additional planting session will be needed later

 

Foxwood gardeners triumph!

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As part of the Big Community Challenge which was carried out at Foxwood Community Centre last October, three raised beds were constructed.  These were rented out to local people at the modest cost of £20 for the year.

They have proved very productive with onions, lettuce, potatoes, peas and beans all being grown.  Picture shows local resident Shirley Gumley with some of the produce grown.

Apple and pear trees have also been planted.

Anyone interested in taking a raised bed and who lives in the Foxwood area, should contact Sue Galloway on 01904 794111.

In July Foxwood Residents Association held a garden competition and £200 of prizes were awarded.  The judges, led by Nigel Harrison, commented on the high standard of entries and praised the Residents Association for their efforts which had resulted in 20 entries being judged

Chapelfields rallying round Sanderson House Community Centre

There was a good turnout at the annual meeting of Chapelfields Residents group yesterday.

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Most discussion focussed on the future of the Community Centre.

Residents are mostly unhappy about the cut in York Council funding, but are determined to keep the centre going  at least until May 2015 when a new Council will be elected.

In the meantime, a charity is being formed to run the centre and a new committee has been appointed.