The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of a Bank Holiday

The Good

Good work by volunteers has seen attractive flower beds established at the Foxwood Community Centre. The beds are “bee friendly”. Residents are being urged to recognise the needs of pollinators when selecting their border plants this year. Lists can be found on the RHS wen site and can be downloaded from these links;

Garden Plants click

Wildflowers click

Most garden centres have now reopened. In addition the Poppleton Community Railway Nursery charity is continuing to offer a service click for their catalogue There will be someone on the nursery at these times Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30 to 3.30. and Thursday 9.30 to 1.00. To avoid disappointment you can ring the nursery mobile 07800 501382 or the land line 01904 797623

Flower beds at the Foxwood Community Centre

The Bad

Less impressive has been the response in dealing with obstructions to foot and cycle paths. The Tadcaster Road cycle path has been reported on several occasions. As a result of weed and hedge overgrowth, it has now been reduced to less than 1 metre wide in some places (making “social distancing” more difficult).

Tadcaster Road cycle track obstructed.
Similar problem on another main access route into the City. The path on the A59 near Poppleton is obstructed forcing users to walk or cycle on the highway.

The Ugly

Sadly there has been an increase in fly tipping. Below is a country lane near Tadcaster photographed today (Monday). The tipping has been reported to the Selby District Council.

Catterton Lane

Good weather brings out bunting and flowers

Good weather brought out the flags today to mark VE Day
Residents hard work last year means there are more colourful flowers breaking through

Good news for bees

It is hoped that the annual Foxwood Residents Association garden contest will go ahead later int the summer. Garden containers are judged by there appearance from the public footpath.

Spruce up planned for Front Street Acomb as flowers bloom

Spring flowers are making Acomb bright this week.

Sue Hunter visits the new community garden which is taking shape on Front Street

The Ward Committee agreed earlier in the week to fund the provision of additional flower tubs outside Acomb Explore Library

This follows hard work by local residents a couple of weeks ago who cleaned up up the Front Street area as part of the Great British Spring Clean initiative

Next up will be a coat of paint for the cycle stands in the shopping area.

The ward committee has also agreed to get on with leveling the footpath between Gale Farm Court and the car park.

Footpath will be leveled

The agenda has been published for the next Ward Committee meeting which will will take place on

Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 7.00 pm
  • Venue: Gateway Centre Church

Contact: Kay Bailey  Neighbourhood Manager


No. Item
1. What is missing for older and vulnerable residents in the ward – Joe Micheli

What is missing for older and vulnerable residents in the ward/how can we bridge the gap and the new Local Area Coordination –workshop and group discussion facilitated by Joe Micheli, City of York Council, Adult Social Care Head of Commissioning.

2. Update on the Lowfield Green Development

Update on the Lowfield Green Development- with Roy Wallington

3. Setting of Ward Priorities

Setting of Ward Priorities

4. Ward budget

Ward budget – an update on recently funded projects and timetable for year 2017-18

5. Have your say

Q&A with ward councillors

Foxwood residents plant poppies and wildflowers

Foxwood Lane wild flower planting

Residents were out and about planting wild flowers and poppies on Foxwood Lane yesterday.

The poppy seeds have been donated by local residents as a way of commemorating the start of the First Wold War.

The project formed part of a series of events aimed at brightening up the neighbourhood.

Extensive tidy up work has also taken place in the Foxwood Park.

It also builds on the success that the community had in the Britain in Bloom contest last year.

NB. The Foxwood Residents Association is holding its AGM on Wednesday. Click below for details.

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Yellow flowers aim for City in July

Cyclists and yellow flowers

Residents of York, famed for its cycling culture and yellow blaze of daffodils on the city walls, are being invited  to get growing and help welcome the Tour de France on 6 July by Planting the City Yellow.

Anyone who wants to get gardening and brighten the city can dig in as part of the city’s arts and cultural festival called York: Be part of it.

Thanks to local sponsor Aldby Field Nurseries, 1,500 packs of French marigold seeds, compost, a seed tray and instructions will be available free to residents keen to start sowing.