Responding to a recent survey, local residents had said that litter and weed growth were one of their main concerns.
Good therefore to see this week that the Chapelfields estate is looking much tidier. Most gutters are weed free although the recent wet/warm weather will likely prompt further growth. Litter also seems to be under control.
We’ve reported one or two other public service issues that require attention.
The expectation was that the reinstatement of verges in the City following the UFO broadband works would have seen grass growing back by now. Recent rain has provided ideal growing conditions but there is little sign of life so far!
Rowntree Housing (JRHT) have agreed to organise a clean up of the play area on Teal Drive on Friday. The area – like many public open spaces during the current period of hot weather – has suffered badly from litter. Residents also plan a follow up over the weekend
Volunteers clear litter
The Council have been today to repair the goals posts on the Foxwood Park which were damaged by plant a few months ago.
Volunteer litter collectors have also been active in the area.
Good to see TalkTalk contractors out n the Danesfort Avenue area repairing verges today. The dry weather has made reinstatement to an acceptable standard a challenge.
But residents are less happy about delays in other verge repairs.
The fine weather is likely to mean increased work for York’s street cleaning teams.
Last August the number of reports about street cleansing issues (which includes dog fouling) hit an all time record high.
The Council hasn’t updated its open data page since then, but anecdotal evidence suggests that – at least in some suburbs – problems continue at a high level.
We’ve reported dumping on Askham Lane Fly tippers face fines in excess of £500.