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 Council have been asked to give start date for promised additional lay-by on Bramham Ave. The provision of off street parking will make access easier for buses, bin lorries etc.
Notices put up to deter dog fouling
Grange Lane park largely litter free
Gutter in The Burn were reported and are now largely clear of weeds (although there are some on the footpath)
Still waiting for new fence on Walton Place snicket. Was ordered several months ago.
Graffiti on Grange Lane snicket needs to be removed
Lamppost 11 on Grange Lane is leaning. Reported for action
Telecoms junction box on Bramham Road vandalised
Sad to see garage 11 on the Bramham Road block still unused. Was reported to the Council 6 months ago.
Build outs make street cleaning and weed removal difficult
Weeds in St Stephens Square have not been treated this summer.
Trolley storage area on Acomb Car park needs a good clean
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!
Dust bowl verges on Gale Lane. Still no grass
Tithe Close snicket has been cleared of litter and graffiti
Litter a problems on several snickets at present like this one on The Reeves.
More hedges blocking public footpaths
Hedge stops passengers waiting at Askham Lane bus stop from seeing approaching buses
Nettles another threat for bus passengers. No sign of the Council treating weeds so far this summer
Trolley area on Acomb car park needs a good clean up
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
Teal Drive playground with litter
Tedder Road park litter
Thoresby Road snicket
The Reeves snicket
Tithe Close snicket
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.
Reinstatements on Foxwodo Lane have been outstanding for nearly 6 months
Concrete drives on Kingsthorpe have been repaired but adjacent verges are an eyesore
Verges in Kingsway West are appalling
Another overgrown cul de sac
The cul de sacs on Kingsway West are a particular problem. Overgrown, weed infested with many bare patches
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.