Missed bin collections in York – backlog growing

The missed bins from yesterday and due for collection in Haxby, Huntington, Fulford and and Bishopthorpe today weren’t collected. This is put down to continuing staffing and vehicle reliability issues.

Skelton was also missed today

The Council says that it will try to empty all outstanding waste and garden bins tomorrow (Saturday)

It does increasingly seem that the bin emptying service, which was often regarded in public satisfaction surveys as the most appreciated local service provided by the Council, is now in decline.

Bin emptying arrangements failing in York.

Residents demand answers

Bin emptying arrangements have been plagued with problems over the last few days.

According to the Councils web site many bins in Fulford and Bishopthorpe weren’t emptied today. The Council blames staff sickness and vehicle problems for the poor service.

Missed bin collections Friday and Monday

Last week several neighbourhoods suffered delayed collections. These included parts of Strensall, Haxby, Wigginton, Acomb, Huntington and Heworth.

On Friday garden waste collections didn’t take place in Poppleton.

Residents were told to leave their bins out for emptying on Saturday but they were missed again.

Incredibly the Council has failed to issue a media statement explaining the delays, apologising and indicating when they expect to catch up with their collection schedule.

The responsible Executive member is aware of the problems

Back to the drawing board as court rules Fulford care home planning permission invalid?

Plans to replace the Fordland’s care home with a new building – to be run by Octopus Healthcare – have been thrown into confusion after a judge ruled that the planning permission is invalid.

As the existing care home (now empty) had operated on the site for many years, the case revolved around whether the planning committee was correctly advised on the level of unmet demand for care beds in the area.

Officials say there is an estimated shortfall of 663 residential and extra care places for over 75’s by 2020 and a 1,490 shortfall by 2030.

Residents who opposed the new building felt that it was overbearing.

In is rather novel in York for objections to elderly persons accommodation to cause a row. Usually it is specialist student accommodation plans that raise peoples wrath.

The £10 million investment in the site would have provided 64 beds and created 64 full and part time jobs,

It is possible that the applicant may now simply reapply for permission with the correct care bed demand figures being reported to the committee.

However the planning opening date of mid 2019 now seems optimistic.

A64 / A19 Fulford interchange overnight closures for surfacing works

Works to resurface the A64 / A19 interchange, which supports the £2 million Department for Transport funded Pinch Point scheme in the area, will start next week.

 A19 pinch point

A19 pinch point

The A64 / A19 Fulford interchange will be resurfaced over four consecutive nights from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 September, with full road closures between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

All traffic diversions will be clearly signed in the area and are as follows:

  • North and south traffic on the A19: will be able to continue through the A64 junction using a single lane and working with traffic light control.
  • Southbound (towards Selby) A19 traffic wishing to travel east on the A64: will not be affected as the A64 slip road will continue to be open.
  • Southbound (towards Selby) A19 traffic wishing to travel west on the A64: will need to be diverted initially eastbound on the A64 via Grimston Bar to enable them to return westbound.
  • Northbound (towards York) A19 traffic wishing to travel both east and west on the A64: traffic from the south (Selby) wishing to travel on the A64 (in either direction) will be diverted via the inner ring road and Hull Road A1079.
  • A64 traffic wishing to use the A19: No direct access to the A19 at the A64/A19 junction. Traffic will be diverted via either Tadcaster Road A1036 or Hull Road A1079 and the inner ring.
  • A64 East-west traffic: east – west traffic on the A64 will not be affected.

• Designer Outlet and Park&Ride: Works will be outside of the Designer Outlet’s opening times, so there will be minimum impact on access to and from the shopping centre. P&R services will not be affected. Patrons and staff leaving the Designer Outlet after 8pm will need to exit via Naburn Lane as St. Nicholas Avenue will be closed after this time.

• Buses: Two routes will be slightly affected, including the 415 service timetabled to leave the Designer Outlet at 9.15pm to York and 9.50pm to Selby. Passengers will need to walk to the stops on A19 Selby Road or A19 near Lingcroft Lane (Persimmon).

Motorists travelling during the hours of the works should expect delays and are advised to plan their journey accordingly. For travel advice visit www.itravelyork.info

Full FAQs and plans of the Pinch Point scheme are available to view at: www.york.gov.uk/A19pinchpoint

The scheme is supported through approximately £2million Department for Transport funding, which City of York Council successfully bid for and secured from a share of a £170 million Government Pinch Point Fund in 2013.

The £2 million funding contributes towards the cost of the £4.7m overall project in this area which will help towards supporting local transport schemes that tackle congestion and support growth.

Main improvement works to the A19 south starts this month

Proposed extra lane for A19 pinch point

Proposed extra lane for A19 pinch point

The main improvement works to one of York’s busiest road interchanges, helping to tackle congestion and improve public transport reliability and journey times on the A19 south of York, which over 20,000 vehicles use daily*, starts Monday 11 May.

Full FAQs and plans are available to view at: www.york.gov.uk/A19pinchpoint

The Pinch Point scheme is supported through approximately £2million Department for Transport funding, which City of York Council successfully bid for and secured from a share of a £170 million Government Pinch Point Fund in 2013.

The £2million funding contributes towards the cost of the £4.7m overall project in this area which will help towards supporting local transport schemes that tackle congestion and support growth.
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Improvements to the A19 south near Fulford to start in April

Improvements to one of York’s busiest road interchanges, helping to tackle congestion and improve public transport reliability and journey times on the A19 south of York, which over 20,000 vehicles use daily* ,starts next month.

Proposed extra lane for A19 pinch point

Proposed extra lane for A19 pinch point

Full FAQs and plans are available to view at: www.york.gov.uk/A19pinchpoint

The Pinch Point scheme is supported through approximately £2million Department for Transport funding, which City of York Council successfully bid for and secured from a share of a £170 million Government Pinch Point Fund in 2013.

The £2million funding contributes towards the cost of the £4.7m overall project in this area which will help towards supporting local transport schemes that tackle congestion and support growth.

Improvements to the A19 south will benefit up to 10,000 motorists who use this route daily.

Phase one of the scheme will be split into sub-phases with the first starting week commencing 6 April for approximately four-weeks. This is expected to have minimal impact on traffic and is not located within close proximity to residents.
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Latest “behind closed doors” decisions by York Council

Behind closed doors logoHolgate Road cycle lane

Parking is to be removed and cycle lanes installed on the uphills section of Holgate Road between Poppleton Road and Watson Street.

Some currently unrestricted carriageway will become Respark spaces.

Click here for diagram showing the proposals

Osbaldwick Lane – extension of 20 mph zone with traffic calming

Click here for map of (revised at annex B) plans

Millthorpe Secondary School – School Keep Clear

Making an Order will allow enforcement of the existing School Keep Clear zig-zag markings, to prevent dangerous parking by the entrance at school times and therefore improve safety for pupils.

Click here for a copy of the plan

Archbishop Holgate’s School – Proposed School Keep Clear and No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Orders

Click here for copy of plan (annex B)

Pinch Point Scheme, A19 South Transport Corridor – Phase 1 (Designer Outlet/Fulford area)

Click  here for proposed revised layout

 

Improvements to A19 junction

Following a consultation, City of York Council is taking a further report to a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 20 January to progress plans to improve one of York’s busiest road interchanges.

Proposed extra lane for A19 announced

Proposed extra lane for A19 announced

The proposed changes to the A19/A64 junction will form the first phase in the A19 Pinch Point Scheme, which York received approximately £2million for from the government’s Department for Transport, aimed at helping support growth and tackle congestion.
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Consultation on proposed improvements to A19 junction near Designer Outlet

City of York Council is undertaking a targeted consultation on a scheme to improve one of York’s busiest road interchanges.

Proposed extra lane for A19 announced

Proposed extra lane for A19 announced

The consultation on proposed changes to the A19/A64 junction forms the first phase in the A19 Pinch Point Scheme, which York received approximately £2million for from the government’s Department for Transport, aimed at helping support growth and tackle congestion.

The council is now consulting users of the junction on proposed changes which include the addition of an extra inbound lane on the A19 on approach to the Designer Outlet / A64 roundabout.

Plans also include a new additional inbound bus-lane between the two roundabouts which would link into the existing bus-lane on the A19 north of this junction. These works would increase the capacity of this junction and save users time on their journeys through this major interchange.

The council bid for and successfully secured millions in funding from a share of the £170 million government Pinch Point Funding in 2013 to protect the A19 from any future closure.

York received approximately £2million from the Department for Transport towards the cost of the £4.7m project which will help towards supporting local transport schemes that tackle congestion and support growth.

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