Residents at Foxwood Co op this morning

Foxwood Residents Association officials are visiting the Coop shop on Beagle Ridge Drive this morning. They will be encouraging shoppers to nominate Foxwood as a beneficiary of a grants scheme set up by the Coop. The local residents Association gets a grant equal to 1% of the shopping bill of any participating member. This is a unique a “no cost” opportunity to help the local community.

 

Work starts on providing additional parking spaces in Foxwood

At long last, work has started on providing additional parking spaces in the Spurr Court area.

However there is still no news on the other half a dozen lay-by schemes that are outstanding in the Thoresby Road, Dijon Avenue, Windsor Garth, Askham LaneĀ  and Chapelfields areas.

The Council really should keep residents up to date with the progress being made.

Empty Council garages still a problem in west York?

The Foxwood Residents Association recently used the Freedom of Information legislation to find out how many empty Council owned garages were available in the neighbourhood.

It turns out that the number was relatively small.

The Council says that it has a waiting list at most blocks.

However, the Council doesn’t routinely keep an up to date list of vacancies posted on its social media channels.

We think that is a mistake.

An empty garage brings in no revenue for the Authority while the chances of a void garage being vandalised are high.

We think that it may be time to outsource the management of this asset.

A contractor could be targeted to ensure that all garages are kept in use and that they are maintained to a high standard.

It might also help to reduce parking congestion on some roads in the City!

Busy day for Lord Mayor in Foxwood

The Lord Mayor of York Cllr Keith Orrell had a busy day when he and the rest of the Civic Party visited the Foxwood area yesterday.

First up was the unveiling of an interpretation board at the newly renamed Dickson Park (Tedder Road)

Sir William Forster Dickson had a varied RAF career which started in the First World War

The Civic Party later dropped in at the Foxwood “Hub”. This is an increasingly popular event held each Friday lunchtime at the Foxwood Community Centre. Pictured here with officers for the Foxwood Residents Association