All scheduled household waste and garden waste collections have been made.
We were unable to collect all recycling from parts of Heworth and Old Earswick due to capacity issues. This missed recycling will be collected this evening, Wednesday 8 July. Please leave your containers out for collection.
We’ve recollected all outstanding garden and recycling waste from Tuesday 7 July.
The following is the daily update on missed waste collections taken from the York Council’s web site.
We are aware, though, that several residents have said that some missed collections are not being recorded on the Council site. The most recent claims relate to missed recycling collections in Foxwood Hill.
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If your waste hasn’t been collected within 48 hours of its scheduled time, then please let us have a photo – showing the situation on your street – so we can share it on social media and with responsible managers.
Wednesday 10 June
All scheduled household waste collections have been made.
We were unable to collect recycling from properties in the following areas due to operating under COVID-19 restrictions:
Heworth (Stockton Lane)
Tang Hall (Burnholme)
We’ll return for these collections by Thursday 11 June. Please leave your containers out and we’ll get to you as soon as we can.
We were able to recollect outstanding recycling waste from Heworth and Bisphopthorpe. Missed recycling collections from Acomb will be collected on Thursday 11 June.
We were unable to collect garden waste from a number of streets in the following areas due to capacity issues:
Acomb (Wetherby Road area)
Heworth (Stockton Lane)
We’ll attempt to collect missed garden waste by Thursday 11 June, but may not be able to revisit until later in the week. Please leave your green bin out and we’ll get to you as soon as we can.
We were able to collect all outstanding garden waste from Tuesday 9 June.
All scheduled household waste collections have been made.
We also collected outstanding missed household waste from Monday 8 June.
We were unable to collect all recycling waste from all properties in the following areas due to operating under COVID-19 restrictions:
This will be collected on Wednesday 10 June. Please present your containers for collection by 7.00am. We collected outstanding missed recycling from Monday 8 June.
We were unable to collect all garden waste from properties in the following areas due to capacity issues:
We’ll attempt to collect missed garden waste on the evening of Tuesday 9 June, but may not be able to revisit until later in the week. Please leave your green bin out and we’ll get to you as soon as we can. We also collected outstanding missed garden waste from the Monday 8 June.
More bad news on refuse collection in York. There are delays in collecting recycling, emptying green bins and removing some household waste across significant parts of the City
Some recycling has been out on the streets for 3 days now.
The Council says that it will work through today and tomorrow (Saturday) to clear the backlog.
The Council has also been urged to provide an update on the capacity and use of its bulky waste removal service which was restarted last week.
Similar information about the availability of “booking slots” at household waste sites like Hazel Court might help to reduce demands on the collection service.
The Council has said,
“We were unable to collect household waste from small areas of Haxby, Wigginton and Strensall.
This household waste will be collected on Friday 29 May. Please present your containers for collection by 7.00am.
We were unable to collect recycling from Rufforth, Clifton and Huntington due to operational restrictions to do with Covid-19.
We’ve been unable to return for recycling collections from Tuesday 26 May and Wednesday 27 May.
All this recycling waste will be collected on Friday 29 May or Saturday 30 May. Please present your containers for collection by 7.00am.
We were unable to collect garden waste from from Haxby, Earswick and Huntington due to the large amounts being collected.
This garden waste will be collected on Friday 29 May. Please present your containers for collection by 7.00am.
We’ve been unable to return to St Aldred’s Mews due to access issues and will return as soon as we are able. We’ve also been unable to return for garden waste collections from Wednesday 27 May. We’re returning for this waste in Acomb and Heworth on Thursday evening”
Residents from the Huntington and Heworth areas have added their voices to the criticisms of the Council’s performance in keeping local streets clean and tidy. Although, like Woodthorpe on the west of the City, some streets in Huntington appear to have been well swept, they are outnumbered by those where even basic weed clearance has not taken place this summer.
One again it is the main entry roads into the City which are most neglected. It presents a poor image for visitors
The Haxby & Wigginton ward is home to 11,923 residents. Average incomes are a little lower than the City average. 88% of residents own their home. 6% rent privately and 5% are social tenants. There are no Council homes in the area. 2.0% are out of work. Crime levels are below average. 93.6% of residents are satisfied with their local area as a place to live (York average 88.6%). 45.1% believe that they can influence decisions in their local area (City average 26.2). Source
This area had been a LibDem stronghold for decades. However a gradual decline in support resulted in 2 of the 3 seats being won by the Tories in 2015. The remaining LibDem (Ian Cuthbertson) is defending his seat and is joined by two other candidates, both of whom live in the ward.
Things are more chaotic on the Tory side where the, at the time, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group Tony Richardson was de-selected. He is now standing as an Independent. His abrasive style meant that he won few popularity contests at West Offices. Whether villagers are warmer towards him remains to be seen. There is also one other Independent on the ballot paper (Neil Wyatt) who also contested the seat in 2015 but without, at that time, seriously inconveniencing the vote counters.
The Tories have parachuted two new candidates into the ward. Neither claim to live in the area. One (Joe Pattinson) last surfaced as a by election candidate in the Holgate ward a couple of years ago. The third Tory candidate (Roy Watson-Smith) came a disappointing 5th when contesting the Haxby seat in 2015. He does at least live in the area.
The LibDems have been astute in selecting new candidates who live locally and have backed this up with a revived doorstep campaign. They will expect to regain the seats that they have lost over the years.
3 LibDem seats
The Heworth ward is home to 14,461 residents. Average incomes are a lower than the City average. 54% of residents own their home. 21% rent privately and 23% are social tenants. There are 1,123 Council homes in the area. 1.7% are out of work. Crime levels are slightly below average. 86.96% of residents are satisfied with their local area as a place to live (York average 88.6%). 31.8% believe that they can influence decisions in their local area (City average 26.2). Source
This area has been Labour for several years. Ward boundary changes make trend comparisons more difficult but in 2015 there was a marked drop in Labour support – mainly to the benefit of the Green Party (although they remained in third place).
This is hard left Labour territory with the existing 3 Labour Councillors – mostly moderates – being ousted. Dafydd Williams, having been a Councillor in Plymouth and then for four years in Westfield, moved over to this ward in 2015. He is understood to be leaving the City. Barbara Boyce has moved on to contest the Fishergate Ward.
Only one candidates has any previous Council experience. Liberal Democrat Jonathan Morley was formerly the representatives for Osbaldwick. He lives in the Heworth Ward. He faces an up hill task in an area where the party’s fortunes have been in the doldrums.
The chances are that inexperienced Councillors will be returned.
Electors in the ward have a couple of novel choices. There is a Women’s Equality Party candidate, while Nigel Fenwick describes himself as the “Socialist Alternative”. If he is to the left of Momentum influenced Heworth Labour Party, then he will find little breathing room. History suggests that fringe candidates do poorly in Council elections in York
There are still huge problems to address in this ward and the task facing the new Councillors will be challenging. Whether the Labour candidates can live up to their self publicity may become clear before the end of the year.