Westfield residents petition for better roads and footpaths

Local LibDem Councillor Sue Hunter will present 4 petitions to the York Council meeting on Thursday.

They cover the following issues raised by residents.

Speed humps on Askham Lane need repairs

(i)      regarding the following improvements prior to any further building work starting in the Hob Moor area:

  • Improving the access along Kingsway West/Ascot Way, removing  where necessary, the grass verge
  • Providing dropped kerbs of lay-by parking where this doesn’t already exist
  • Providing alternative, modern, children’s play facilities before any existing provision is removed

(ii)      regarding having roads and footpaths in the Ridgeway area repaired and, where necessary, resurfaced and that  grass verges be “edged” and hedges trimmed back so that the original widths of footpaths are restored.

(iii)     regarding having roads and footpaths (including speed cushions) at the low numbered end of Askham Lane repaired and that grass verges be “edged” and that hedges/trees are trimmed back so  that the original  width of the  footpath is restored.

(iv)    calling on Talk Talk to repair the footpaths and verges that they have damaged during their works

Petitions presented at full Council meetings are normally referred for an officer report to be prepared. They are then considered by a Council committee.

Acomb busy today. Council gives start date for Askham Lane footpath repairs

Acomb car park very busy today. Market and Christmas Fair taking place on Front Street

Acomb market today (Saturday). Lots of stalls and already very busy.

The Council has announced that it will start footpath resurfacing works on Askham Lane near the junction with Ridgeway on 10th December.

The TalkTalk UFO contractors have been undertaking reinstatement work in the Ridgeway area this week. Pressure is growing for a more thorough refurbishment of paths and verges. Some verges badly need edging but the Council are being very coy about what they will do and when

Footpath repairs start on Foxwood Lane on 26th February

Some parking restrictions  expected

The City of York Council will start work week commencing 26th February 2018 to reconstruct the footway shown on the plan below.  This scheme is programmed to take 2 weeks, weather permitting.

The work consists of excavating the current tarmac surfacing, laying two new layers of tarmac and reconstructing tactile crossing points where required.  Parking will be suspended during working hours.

Action being taken to deal with footpath, dumping and other issues in west York

Work on levelling footpaths on Front Street has started. A Ward Committee funded scheme aimed at providing level access from the Gale Farm Court area into the shopping area for those using disability scooters.

Litter at the top of Foxwood Lane has been reported

& the weather inevitably means that vehicles parking on verges will damage them. We hope that work on providing a lay-by on Askham Lane will start shortly

Shocking pictures of dumping to the rear of shops on Front Street. Cllr Sue Hunter is following up the issue.

Complaints are increasing about lack of maintenance of the Leeman Road Nature Reserve. There has been a lot of dumping, tree detritus blights surrounding streets and some public footpaths are obstructed.

 

Cable laying in Foxwood – More information

TalkTalk have now confirmed that they will not be digging up recently resurfaced footpaths in the Foxwood area.

Instead they will hold off installing their 1000mbs  broadband service for at least 2 years in streets like Bellhouse Way, Acomb Wood Drive and the Ainsty Park estate.

The company does say that they have a free 24 hour care line where residents can call to find out more, report an issue, make a complaint etc.

The number is: 0800 542 8073

It seems likely that in addition to Thornwood Covert and Bradley Drive whee work will start on Monday, we understand that the company will then move on to

  • Huntsmans Walk
  • Foxwood Lane
  • Hinton Avenue
  • Lydham Court
  • Doherty Walk

Big programme of footpath and road repairs announced in York

The York Council has announced which roads and footpaths will be resurfaced this year. The programme is the biggest for several years with, in total, £8,091,500 is due to be invested.

This represents an increase of 27% over the previous years budget

Around 100 individual roads are listed for resurfacing.

In the Westfield area, the programme includes £1/4 million for work on the following roads and footpaths

Askham Lane (part) Carriageway Westfield £59,000
Morrell Court Carriageway Westfield £8,000
Severus Street Carriageway Westfield £46,000
Slessor Road Carriageway Westfield £5,000
Acomb Wood Drive Footpath Westfield £12,000
Bellhouse Way Footpath Westfield £60,000
Foxwood Lane (part) Footpath Westfield £8,500
Houndsway Footpath Westfield £10,000
Osprey Close Footpath Westfield £3,000
Pheasant Drive Footpath Westfield £14,000
Redcoat Way Footpath Westfield £4,000
Reynard Court Footpath Westfield £2,000
Stirrup Close Footpath Westfield £18,500
The Gallops Footpath Westfield £31,000

The full programme can be viewed by clicking here

 

Initial York highways resurfacing programme for next year published

 

The York Council has published it initial programme of resurfacing works for the forthcoming financial year.

Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge

The carriageway programme can be seen by clicking here The footpath programme can be viewed here

Alternatively click on the graphic right to see a ward by ward analysis.

Not a lot of work is scheduled for the west of the city although the bulk of the programme will not be revealed until the Council has completed its budget for next year in February. The current £2 million programme would normally be supplemented by another £4 million worth of schemes when the dust has settled.

Nevertheless there are some worrying omissions.

 In the Westfield ward only a tiny footpath resurfacing scheme in Kempton Close is included.

Most residents expect major highways repairs to be necessary on the Kingsway West/Windsor Garth loop following damaged caused by vehicles accessing the new Our Lady’s redevelopment site. There is no sign of such a commitment

Residents living in the terraced area around Gladstone Street will also be disappointed to have been missed from the initial list. The streets are long overdue for resurfacing. They really need to be sorted out as part of a regeneration scheme for the whole of that part of Acomb.

Tudor Road footpath reconstruction starts on 24th November

Tudor Road footpath repairs November 2014 click to enlarge

Tudor Road footpath repairs November 2014 click to enlarge

The City of York Council will start work week commencing 24th November 2014 to reconstruct the footway shown on the plan above.

The short section of footpath affected is that leading to the old entrance to Lowfields school and numbers 32 – 42

This scheme is programmed to take 1 week, weather permitting.

The works consists of fully excavating the footway and reconstructing from the ground up in tarmac new road kerbs are to be installed.

The Contractor carrying out the work will be City of York Council’s Highways department who are responsible for your safety and for providing access while the work is ongoing. (Please be patient with the contractor when facilitating your access). The contractor will be working between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8:00am to 12:30pm on Fridays.