Some potholes in York, reported weeks ago, have still not been filled. This is the time of year when the Council normally catches up on the pothole backlog which can develop during periods of icy weather.
The York Council doesn’t provide “real time” updates on the number of highway defect reports it receives and the progress made in addressing them, but there is a suspicion that some are written off without any action being taken.
Fortunately the LibDems, who lead the new administration at West Offices, promised in their election manifesto “to reconstruct all roads in York”.
Even allowing for hyperbole, that is a very expensive looking promise. Perhaps Council officials had better get on with drawing up a work programme?
Work has started on tidying up the edges of green areas in Foxwood. Contractors employed by the Residents Association have started work edging paths on the Thanet Road sports area (public section).
The Dickson Park paths were edged earlier in the year.
The contractors will work their way on through the area over the next few days.
Backing for the project has come from the Jewson “Building Better Communities” Fund with a top up from the Westfield Ward committee.
We have asked the Councils highway department to see if they can edge the verges in Foxwood Lane and Bellhouse Way.
We hope that all residents will make a point of trimming back hedges from public footpaths before the bird nesting season starts.
Next up will be our “Spring Clean” programme. Tomorrow (Saturday 9th March) a skip and recycling truck will be located near the Rogers Court parking area. Please note that the facilities are for the use of residents only and that the vehicles will leave as soon as they’re full.
Later in the month we will be joining in the “Great British Spring Clean” programme.
Saturday 30 March – 10.30am – noon meet at Foxwood Lane/Beagle Ridge Drive shops to tidy this area
Sunday 7 April – 2pm – 4pm – meet at pumping station on Foxwood Lane to clear Chesney Fields
Sunday 14 April – 2pm – 4pm – meet at junction of Herman Walk with Sherringham Drive
Monday 15 April – 10.30am – noon – meet at Acomb Wood shops