Good to see the Council out today cutting verges in the Foxwood area. Obviously there are a lot of very long cuttings now on paths and in gutters.
All issue will be reported. We expect to have some good news to report later this afternoon!
The Foxwood Residents Association has now served notice on the owners of the land that the Foxwood Lane/Osprey Close Public Right of Way crosses.
This forms part of the proposal to have the path included on the definitive rights of way map.
The York Council will now consider the proposal.
The link has been used by residents for over 30 years. It starts on Foxwood Lane, near the former kennels site, and finishes at the kissing gate access on Osprey Close.
Many “evidence of use” forms have already been submitted. There is still time to confirm that you have used at least part of the claimed route at some time over the last 20 years. Even a couple of years occasional use helps to build the evidence base.
If you would like to fill in a form please Email Foxwoodra@btinternet.com and they will email a blank one to you.
When the PROW is confirmed it will be possible to seek repairs to the stiles and kissing gate on the route.
The application processes does normally take several months to conclude.
Residents are urged to report any dangerous potholes on their local road or footpath before the bad weather sets in.
Potholes invariably get bigger in icy conditions.
Reports can be made “on line” 24/7 using the “report it” web site https://www.york.gov.uk/reportproblems click
The Foxwood Residents Association have today launched a project aimed at getting the footpath which links Osprey Close to Foxwood Lane (opposite Foresters Walk) designated as an official Public Right of Way (PROW).
Doubt had been cast on the status of this well-used path by the landowners who are we understand objecting to its inclusion on the definitive footpath map.
The path forms part of a network of walks which are particularly popular with dog owners.
The landowners stopped grazing the field last year. As a result, sections have become overgrown
About 6 years ago the owners tried to get Acomb Moor (of which the affected fields form part) allocated as development land. This proposal was rejected in 2015 but a public inquiry into the Council’s new “Local Plan” is due to start shortly and there are concerns that the green belt boundary may once again be brought into question.
Confirmation of the line of the path would help to ward off any change and would also allow much needed repairs to be undertaken to the access stile
To register a Public Right of Way, at least 20 people are needed to sign a document saying that they have used the route during, at least, part of the last 20 years.
It is clear from the wear on the entrances to the path that many people do use it.
If you are prepared to sign an evidence form confirming that you have used the path during the last 20 years (or more) please Email: email@example.com We will arrange for a form to be sent to you.
Following the delivery of a newsletter over the weekend several people have already come forward and offered to fill in evidence of use forms.
Two payphone kiosks, criticised for their appearance by local residents, will not be removed say BT.
The kiosks, one on Beagle Ridge Drive/Foxwood Lane the other on Kingsway West, have been damaged are often covered in graffiti, weeds and fly posters.
BT says that despite the growth in mobile phone use, the payphones are still occasionally used.
They acknowledge though that the payphone on Foxwood Lane isn’t working. It will be repaired.
BT promise that the payphones will also be thoroughly cleaned inside and out.
Pressure is mounting on BT to either replace or remove several telephone kiosks in west York. Over the years the payphones have fallen out of use as more and more people now have mobile phones.
The telecoms giant now spends little on kiosk maintenance and many are showing signs of wear and tear.
That in Foxwood Lane is covered in the remains of fly posting, is being overgrown by weeds, has an instrument that is dirty and, generally, it has become an eyesore.
The kiosk on Kingsway West is similar.
Fault and vandalism levels are high on these neglected phones so, even if you needed to use one, the chances are that it would be out of service.
So perhaps the time has come to waive them goodbye?
Some red (K6) kiosks like those in Duncombe Place are “listed” and cannot be removed.
If you spot an issue with a public payphone you can report it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners of the Foxwood garden of the year contest, organised by the Foxwood Residents Association, were located on Bellhouse Way, Linnet Way, Foxwood Lane, Linnet Way and Tedder Road.
A rear window was smashed, and numerous items of jewellery were stolen along with a safe which was forcibly removed from its wall mountings.
The offenders are believed to have left the scene, secreting stolen property within a distinctive black and white ‘zebra print’ throw that they have removed from the house.
Anyone who witnessed anything or who has information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC 445 Saggers. You can also email email@example.com
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12180075037