Many public service workers will be on duty over the festive period. Inevitably the services of the Police, Council workers and health professionals will be required by some members of society.
However we can all help to reduce the pressures on public services with a little forethought and consideration
Vandalised car seats in Cornlands Road garage area.
Litter on Cornlands park
Trolley dumped in little Green Lane parking area
Abandoned bike chained to Indoor bowling club railings
Vandalised house sale sign
Full litter bin
Litter near Foxwood shops. (Residents undertook a litter pick near the bus shelter yesterday)
Although the Councils contractor was seen last week on his quad bike spraying weeds in some areas, action elsewhere is still awaited.
The are particular issues on cul de sacs and snickets (neither of which are accessible on a quad bike!).
Weeds Kngsway West cul de sac
Weeds Kingsway West cul de sac
We’ve reported dumping Windsor Garth
Andrew Waller points out much needed speed hump repairs on Ascot Way. We are pleased to see that this programme is underway
A sofa has been dumped in the Cornlands Road park play area. It is surrounded by rubbish. The issue has been reported to the Council but it is a shame that an area intended for use by younger children should be defaced in this way. Hopefully the Police will be able to increase patrols in the area.
Elsewhere at the recycling centre in the Acomb Car Park rubbish has been fly tipped. We’ve asked for the area to be cleaned up and for some of the recycling bins to be repainted.
Disappointing to see that the parking area on Bramham Road is full of detritus and weeds. Tree branches have been dumped and the boundary is obstructed by hedge growth. Doesn’t reflect well on the Councils housing department, who should inspect communal areas like this on a regular basis.
Cyclists will be hoping that the York Council’s announcement that £500,000 will be spent upgrading major cycle routs in the City will allow for work to be undertaken on the York – Selby path. In places, the popular leisure route has become very uneven following the ravages of winter.
River Ouse at Naburn today. Well within its banks
Snow melt has caused large ponds to form on low woodland
The cycle track is still scarred by graffiti and dumping. The Council no longer clears graffiti unless it is judged to be obscene.
Tree branches dumped from a garden renovation project at a nearby house are causing problems for residents in the Milner Street area.
The alley is used for access by local allotment holders, residents and people using disabled scooters. Scooter access is currently blocked.
The obstructions – which have been reported to the Council – have been there since Friday.
Cllr Andrew Waller has promised to get the alley cleared as quickly as possible.