Really disappointing that potholes take so long to repair

Some potholes in York, reported weeks ago, have still not been filled. This is the time of year when the Council normally catches up on the pothole backlog which can develop during periods of icy weather.

The York Council doesn’t provide “real time” updates on the number of highway defect reports it receives and the progress made in addressing them, but there is a suspicion that some are written off without any action being taken.

Fortunately the LibDems, who lead the new administration at West Offices, promised in their election manifesto “to reconstruct all roads in York”.

Even allowing for hyperbole, that is a very expensive looking promise. Perhaps Council officials had better get on with drawing up a work programme?

Herman Walk potholes on access road
Corlett Court potholes (marked but not repaired)
Morrell Court has n uneven road

Latest planning applications for the Westfield Ward

 Below are the latest planning application received by the York Council for the Westfield ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference


Address       7 Corlett Court York YO24 3LR

Proposal      Single storey side extension

Reference   18/02634/FUL


Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.

The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

Flower bed in Foxwood gets make over from “Good Gym”

The flower beds in Corlett Court in Foxwood were refurbished earlier in the year. Unfortunately, during the recent dry spell,  one bed was taken taken over by a particularly pernicious form of weed. The weeds had strangled growth of the Lavender plants that had been cultivated.

Thanks to “Good Gym” for removing the weed then replanting the lavender and other low level plants.

18 bags of weeds were removed together with a bag of rubbish.

Great work by “Good Gym” who make a real difference to the appearance of our City


Action taken on full poop scoop bin, high hedges and overgrown flower beds in Foxwood

Today we’ve reported a full bin in Oldman Court!

We've asked for the bin on Oldman Court to be emptied.

We’ve asked for the bin on Oldman Court to be emptied.

Some access paths across the verge on Bellhouse Way are overgrown with grass. We’ve asked for them to be made safe

Verge crossover disappearing do to lack of maintenance

Verge crossover disappearing do to lack of maintenance

Elsewhere we’ve reported more overgrown hedges and flower beds. We understand that the Council’s garden care scheme is running behind schedule.  Andrew Waller is addressing the issue

Flower beds need trimming in Corlett Court

Flower beds need trimming in Corlett Court

Dumped rubbish reprted

Dumped rubbish reported

Some bushes have becoem overgorwn

Some bushes are overgrown