Delays on street lighting and other York Council repairs

It looks like there is a backlog developing on street lighting repairs in York. Cllr Sheena Jackson has been pressing for a lamp at the end of Foresters Walk to be repaired but has now been told that it could be as long as a fortnight  before it is working again. Officials blame an increased number of fault reports for the backlog, although an extra member of staff has been taken on.

Elsewhere recycling collections have been erratic with several instances reported where cardboard has not been collected.

The Councils web site instructions on how much cardboard can be collected at the kerb are byzantine and really could do with simplification before the peak Christmas period arrives

We were disappointed to find that a “keep left” bollard on Gale Lane – reported 5 weeks ago – still hasn’t been repaired

We’ve asked for the repair to be expedited The darker nights, and potentially foggy weather, mean that illuminated bollards are often a key safety aid for drivers

There have also been problems in getting overgrown hedges cut back for some public footpaths.

We’ve asked for some self seeded bushes on the Thoresby Road garage area to be removed.

We reported the full litter bin on Askham Lane near the bus stop and asked it to be emptied.

Residents urged to report local blocked gullies and drains

The deluge that engulfed the City yesterday evening produced surface water flooding problems in many areas.

The Council says it is working hard to remedy problems. It asks residents to report issues to FRM@york.gov.uk or call the customer centre on 01904 551550.

These are couple that we reported yesterday.

Tudor Road

Gale Lane

 

Thanet Road Toucan crossing nears completion

The weather has been against the contractors this week, but it looks like they will finish installing the new Toucan crossing at the end of Kingsway West this week. The Council also intends to install speed humps on Thanet Road so the work will resume later in the year. We hope that they will resurface the hammerhead in Kingsway West and remove the dangerous post on the cycle path while they are in the area. 

A littler further down Gale Lane the yellow lines in the Stuart Road hammerhead have been renewed.

Latest planning applications for the Westfield Ward

Apartments plan for Gale Lane following demolition of bungalow

Below is the latest planning application received by the York Council for the Westfield ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the words highlighted in blue

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61A Gale Lane York YO24 3AD

Proposal          Erection of 5no. apartments and 2no. semi-detached bungalows to rear following the demolition of existing building

Reference       17/00555/FUL

Acomb Methodist Church Front Street York YO24 3BX

Proposal          Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of permitted application15/02252/FUL to include addition of porch to main entrance door and to approve details required by condition 4 (archaeological watching brief)

Reference       17/00714/FUL

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 Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

  1. The Council now no longer routinely consults neighbours by letter when an application is received

Action taken to clear fly tipping and litter

Good to see the Council taking prompt action to remove the fly tipping from Askham Lane
Also the long standing problem with graffiti on the Tithe Close snicket.
Other snickets have also been cleared of litter.
Slower progress in removing fly tipping from the Grange Lane park and in sweeping some gutters.

Police witness appeal following fatal collision on Gale Lane

 Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision at the junction of Gale Lane and Askham Lane yesterday..

At about 11.45am on Saturday 5 November, a two-vehicle collision occurred in Gale Lane, involving a black Peugeot Expert and a Vauxhall Zafira.

The driver of the Peugeot was taken to York Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced deceased.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or either of the vehicles involved before the collision, to contact them.

Please dial 101, select option 2 and ask for TC Glen Robinson, or email glen.robinson470@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. Please quote reference number NYP-05112016-0202.

Westfield action round up – Some of he issues that we have reported for action this week

Uneven carriageway on Windsor Garth - Longest outstanding issue and may not now be repaired until "Hob Stones" development completed late next year.

Uneven carriageway on Windsor Garth – Longest outstanding issue and may not now be repaired until “Hob Stones” development completed late next year.

Possibly unstable tree on Herman Walk reported for inspection

Possibly unstable tree on Herman Walk reported for inspection

External lights n during day on some Windsor Garth flats (timing clocks need re-setting)

External lights on during day on some Windsor Garth flats (timing clocks need re-setting)

Dumping reported on Dijon Avenue (and similar on little Green Lane) garage areas still not cleared up.

Dumping reported on Dijon Avenue (and similar on little Green Lane) garage areas still not cleared up.

 

Drainage channels need sweeping on Gale Lane

Drainage channels need sweeping on Gale Lane

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