Thanks to the work of volunteers aided by the community payback team the garden at the Foxwood Community Centre is now looking amazing.
The next Foxwood Residents Association meeting on Thursday will give those attending a chance to see the work that has been done
Meanwhile the prize winners in the Foxwood Residents Association annual flower basket competition have been announced.
Elsewhere local Westfield Ward Councillors have been out and about reporting issues
Dumping on Beaconsfield St back lane.
Epicormic leaf growth on some tree trunks like this on Gale Lane is causing visibility problems
Blocked gulley on Gale Lane. Several have been reported for cleaning by Cllr Andrew Waller
Success for Cllr Sheena Jackson who has had the damaged bollard at the entrance to Fir Heath Close repaired
More dumping on the Bachelor Hill snicket
Foxwood Community Centre
The next Westfield Ward Committee meeting has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 at 7.00 pm. The venue will be the Foxwood Community Centre on Cranfield Place.
It will be the first opportunity since last October for local residents to quiz elected representatives and officials on progress being made with ward budget priorities.
Over £50,000 was made available to spend in 2015/16.
The budget for Westfield ward in 2016/2017 is £53,266. Part of this money (£17,180) comes from the highways budget, and has to be spent on improvements such as resurfacing, footpaths, cycle-ways and lighting.
The other part of the budget (£36,086) may be used for community, environmental and social care projects.
Residents have already given a view on priorities for the area with the following changes being proposed:
- Trim back overhanging trees and bushes
- Provide more off street car parking
- Improve communal areas and around traffic islands (weed removal, resurfacing, railings, etc.)
- Improve security (CCTV, target hardening etc.)
- Provide more litter bins
- Provide more “poop scoop” bins
- Subsidise Community Centres
- Subsidise events for elderly people
- Subsidise events for children and teenagers
The Council has been asked to update the Ward pages which appear on its web site.
In some cases the news section hasn’t been updated since last year.
The links to local Residents Associations also reveal that key information – such as the dates that skips will be visiting – has also not been updated.
The Foxwood Community Centre on Bellhouse Way (Cranfield Place junction) is opening between 12:00 noon and 2:00pm today (Sunday) to receive gifts of:
- Clean bedding
Foxwood Community Centre
- Warm clothing particularly coats
- Cleaning materials
- Clean towels
which will be offered to the victims of flooding here in York.
Generally the floods have had less impact on west York than on roads nearer the Foss and the Ouse.
Windsor House older peoples home suffered basement flooding yesterday and the was a re-occurrence of “backing up” problems in the sewers in Foxwood Lane south.
In the Woodthorpe area sandbags had to be deployed in the Coeside/Nevis way area.
The Community is therefore being asked to help wherever possible those who have been evacuated from their homes in central and east York