That was the week that was: west York in pictures

Out and about taking action during the week ending 27th August 2016

Cllr Sheena Jackson has asked for a mattress dumped in Hatfield Walk to be removed and has reported dog fouling problems on Walker Drive

BT kiodk in Kingsway West looking shabby

BT kiosk in Kingsway West looking shabby

We've asked for the gutters in the cul de sacs in Kingsway West to be deep cleaned

We’ve asked for the gutters in the cul de sacs in Kingsway West to be deep cleaned

Problems with day burning lights and inoperative door entry systems have been reported

Problems with day burning lights and inoperative door entry systems have been reported

& the Acomb Market in now open!

& the Acomb Market in now open!

A report earlier in the week blamed localised flooding on blocked or damaged gullies Please make sure that you report for cleaning any that you find in your local area

Blocked gully on Gale Lane recently reported by us

Blocked gully on Gale Lane recently reported by us

We report all issues using https://www.fixmystreet.com/

Thanet Road Toucan crossing to be modernised

Thanet Road crossing

toucanpicsThe Toucan Crossing at the end of Kingsway West is due to be replaced during the next year or so.

In response to a Freedom of Information request officials have revealed that the equipment has reached the end of its operational life.

We hope that any work will include resurfacing the end of Kingsway West which is in a poor condition

Other crossings to be modernised in the City include the Toucan linking Tadcaster Road to the Tesco link road.

Residents seek extra car parking space in Westfield.

Car parking problems growing in Westfield area

Car parking problems growing in Westfield area

Drivers living in the Kingsway West, Windsor Garth and St Stephen’s Road areas have started a campaign aimed at persuading the Council to restart its car park provision programme.

 

The programme, which provided dropped kerbs/verge crossovers and parking lay bys, was a victim of Labours cuts to ward committee budgets in 2011.

Although some work has continued using tenants estate improvement budget funds, provision has fallen behind demand.

Some spaces intended for residents use on Ascot Way are being monopolised by visitors.

Now additional pressure is being felt by on street parking spaces as the Council moves to redevelop garage areas while parking restrictions, on the link access to the new development on the Our Lady’s school site, seem inevitable.

In the meantime some drivers are parking on grass verges causing considerable damage and disfiguring the neighbourhood.

Bow wave of un-emptied bins increasing. Kingsway West estate hit

Some 500 homes in the Kingsway West area haven’t had their bins emptied today (Wednesday). Once again the Council claims that they will be emptied tomorrow.

The list, being published on the Council’s web site, now includes lists of streets where recycling also hasn’t been collected.

The backlog now runs into thousands of homes.

Un-emptied bins on Kingsway West 1730 hours 18th Sept 2013

Un-emptied bins on Kingsway West 1730 hours 18th Sept 2013

Black Bin:

• Tudor Road

• Kingsway West

• Ascot Way

• Windsor Garth

• Ashford Place

• Woodford Place

• Newbury Avenue

• Beverley Court

• Aston House

• Sandown House

• Merton House

• Radford House

• Carlton House

• Craven House

• Adelphi House

Green Bin:

• Millgates
• The Paddock
• Plantation Drive
• Paddock Way
• Farfield
• Langholme Drive
• Ouseacres
• Caxton Avenue
• Boroughbridge Road
• Priors Walk
• Welton Avenue
• Rosetta Way
• Lavendar Grove
• Princess Drive
• Monarch Way
• Marquis Court
• Regent Mews
• Duchess Mews

Recycling:

• Princess Drive
• Monarch Way
• Marquis Court
• Regent Mews
• Duchess Mews
• Newlands Drive
• Boroughbridge Road (from Ouseburn Avenue to Beckfield Lane)

It remains unclear what the Labour run Council intends to do to remedy the problems