Issues addressed in Foxwood

Thanks to JRHT who have cut back the hedges on, and cleared litter from, the Teal Drive pocket park and also Bellhouse Way. Looks much tidier and safer.

Broken glass on Herman Walk footpath reported
Also dog fouling on a local snicket
Unfortunately the volunteer litter pick had to be abandoned today because of wet weather. We hope residents will find time to clean up their own streets over the next few days.
We also still need residents to check that any boundary hedges (particularly thorn hedges) are trimmed back from footpaths.

Action needed, Action taken

Mixed outlook on several outstanding public service issues in west York

We’ve reported a broken utility sign at the top of Grange Lane
Exposed cables have been tied to street signs in Milner Street for several weeks now.
Graffiti and litter continue to blight the Grange Lane snickets
We’ve suggested that hard core be used to make footpaths in the Grange Lane Westfield Park usable in wet weather
New record holder for the largest weed award. This 3 metre monster in Dijon Avenue next to a telegraph pole.
Loose rubbish continues to blight the rear of Front Street
Overgrown snicket on Gale Lane becoming a crime concern. We”ve asked the Ward Councillors to act.
Reported yet again litter, detritus and weeds on the Tithe Close snicket. Issue recorded by the Council as “solved” Clearly not!
Weeds flourishing on Hotham Avenue
….and Foxwood Lane
….and School Street

….But weeds cleared from Dijon Avenue garage area by Council. Now looks very tidy.

Action being taken to deal with footpath, dumping and other issues in west York

Work on levelling footpaths on Front Street has started. A Ward Committee funded scheme aimed at providing level access from the Gale Farm Court area into the shopping area for those using disability scooters.

Litter at the top of Foxwood Lane has been reported

& the weather inevitably means that vehicles parking on verges will damage them. We hope that work on providing a lay-by on Askham Lane will start shortly

Shocking pictures of dumping to the rear of shops on Front Street. Cllr Sue Hunter is following up the issue.

Complaints are increasing about lack of maintenance of the Leeman Road Nature Reserve. There has been a lot of dumping, tree detritus blights surrounding streets and some public footpaths are obstructed.

 

That was the week that was in pictures

Work started on resurfacing Front Street. The road will be closed again tomorrow (Sunday) to permit the completion of the work

Work started on resurfacing Front Street. The road will be closed again tomorrow (Sunday) to permit the completion of the work

Cllr Sheena Jackson has started a survey aimed at finding out what improved leisure facilities youngsters in the Foxwood area would like to see.

Cllr Sheena Jackson has started a survey aimed at finding out what improved leisure facilities youngsters in the Foxwood area would like to see.

Cllr Sheena Jackson has been meeting with the Local Police Community Support Officer to discuss anti social behaviour issues in the area

Cllr Sheena Jackson has been meeting with the Local Police Community Support Officers to discuss anti social behaviour issues in the area

& a quick litter pick by Sheena in the Tedder Road park

& a quick litter pick by Sheena in the Tedder Road park

Lack of parking space on Windsor Garth is now a major issue. No sign of much needed matrix protection

Lack of parking space on Windsor Garth is now a major issue. No sign yet of much needed matrix protection

Developers will take down a section of the railings around part of the Hob Stones devleiopemtn in teh authumn. It is beign replaced with an ugly close boarded fence (which is 4 metres high on the north side)

Developers will take down a section of the railings around part of the Hob Stones development in the autumn. It is being replaced with an (ugly) close boarded fence (which is 4 metres high on the north side)

Unfortunately the Council has not updated the notices displayed on public noticeboards in the Kingsway area. There is a lot going on so this is a missed opportunity.

Unfortunately the Council has not updated the notices displayed on public noticeboards in the Kingsway area. There is a lot going on so this is a missed opportunity.

Road works starting on Windsor Garth link road upgrade on 30th August. Plan shows that speed tables will be repaired.

Road works starting on Windsor Garth link road upgrade on 30th August. Plan shows that speed tables will be repaired.

Deep clean needed on Windsor Garth

Deep clean needed on Windsor Garth

Recurrence of litter problems on Kingsway West/Green Lane snicket

Recurrence of litter problems on Kingsway West/Green Lane snicket & kick about area

Bus stop paving on Hamilton Drive West disappearing under verge. Reported by Cllr Sue Hunter.

Bus stop paving on Hamilton Drive West disappearing under verge. Litter reported by Cllr Sue Hunter.

Damaged Gully cover Danesfort Ave

Damaged Gully cover Danesfort Ave to be re-aligned to avoid flooding

Weeds and detritus reported on Gale Lane lay-by. We've asked for road markings on the adjacent Stuart Road hamnmerhead to be repaited

Weeds and detritus reported on Gale Lane lay-by. We’ve asked for road markings on the adjacent Stuart Road hammerhead to be repainted

Cllr Andrew waller has reported an overhanging tree Thanet Road

Cllr Andrew Waller has reported an overhanging tree Thanet Road

Litter and detritus on Chesney's Field snicket

Litter and detritus on Chesney’s Field snicket

All issues have been reported via https://www.fixmystreet.com/

 

That was the week that was in west York

Cllr Andrew Waller has been out and about reporting problems with dumping.

Dumping Acomb car park

Dumping Acomb car park

Dumping Front St bus stop

Dumping Front St bus stop

Litter Askham Lane bus stop

Litter Askham Lane bus stop

Sacks out early in back lane

Sacks out early in back lane

Consultations are starting this weekend in the Milner Street/Gladstone Street area about whether residents would prefer to go over to the use of grey bins in preference to sacks.

Blocked drain Thanet Road

Blocked drain Thanet Road

Blocked gully in Tudor Road

Blocked gully in Tudor Road

Meanwhile Cllr Sheena Jackson has been out and about in the Foxwood area. She has reported several blocked gully’s (above). Sheena is also conducting a survey of local teenagers to find out what new leisure activities they would like to see provided in the area.

Weeds on Kir Cres

Weeds on Kir Cres

Overgrown traffic island on Gale Lane

Overgrown traffic island on Gale Lane

Weeds in Dijon Ave garage area

Weeds in Dijon Ave garage area

Meanwhile the Council’s weed killing programme looks to be increasingly ineffective. One of our longest outstanding issues is poor management of garage areas like the one in Dijon Avenue, but the overgrown traffic build out in Gale Lane is also a recurring issue

Taking action in the Foxwood area

We’ve been out and about in the Foxwood area. We’ve found some issues which we’ve reported for attention.

Some problems – like nettles overgrowing the footpath on Bellhouse Way (from a private garden) – reoccur every year.

Damaged verges in Wenham Road need bitmacing. Not much sign of proactive management this part of the Rowntrees estate

Damaged verges in Wenham Road need bitmacing. Not much sign of proactive management or investment in this part of the Rowntrees estate unfortunately

There has been a deterioration the appearance of the Rowntree estate (Wenham Road/Teal Drive) over the last few months. One problem is lack of garden maintenance – a return to the issues of 3 years ago . Some properties facing the Foxwood Park are virtually inaccessible because of overgrown hedges. Many verges are damaged and really need to be bitmaced. We hope that the residents association and Councillors will intervene to get an improvement.

Weed growth in the Stirrup Close area suggests that treatment has not been successful again this year

Weed growth in the Stirrup Close area suggests that the Councils treatment programme has not been successful again this year

Alot of detritus on the Bellhouse Way footpath between Acomb Wood Drive and Bellwood Drive. The path also needs resurfacing

A lot of detritus on the Bellhouse Way footpath between Acomb Wood Drive and Bellwood Drive. The path also needs resurfacing

Osprey Close Acomb Wood Drive overgrown hedge 27th June 2016

Hedge on Osprey Close needs trimming back from the public footpath

Hedge on Houndsway amenity area still hasn't been trimmed by the Council. It was reprted last November. Strangely the hedge on the other side of the area has been cut!

Hedge on Houndsway amenity area still hasn’t been trimmed by the Council. It was reported last November. Strangely the hedge on the other side of the area has been cut!

Action taken to report issues in the Hob Moor area

Ascot Way area should be used to ease car parking problems

Unused area on Ascot Way should be used to ease car parking problems

We've reported that repairs are need to bus stop bording areas on Hamilton Drive

We’ve reported that repairs are needed to bus stop boarding areas on Hamilton Drive

Kick about area needs litter removing

“Kick about area” needs litter removing

Carriageway is uneven at Quuenswood Grove/ Hamilton Drive junction

Carriageway is uneven at Queenswood Grove/Hamilton Drive junction

Salt bin on Ascot Way has been vandalised

Salt bin on Ascot Way has been vandalised

cat found

Cat found

Green waste dumped next to Hob Moor beck

Green and other waste dumped next to Hob Moor beck

Road markings in Middleton Road hammerhead have worn away

Road markings in Stuart Road hammerhead have worn away

Westfield action round up – Some of he issues that we have reported for action this week

Uneven carriageway on Windsor Garth - Longest outstanding issue and may not now be repaired until "Hob Stones" development completed late next year.

Uneven carriageway on Windsor Garth – Longest outstanding issue and may not now be repaired until “Hob Stones” development completed late next year.

Possibly unstable tree on Herman Walk reported for inspection

Possibly unstable tree on Herman Walk reported for inspection

External lights n during day on some Windsor Garth flats (timing clocks need re-setting)

External lights on during day on some Windsor Garth flats (timing clocks need re-setting)

Dumping reported on Dijon Avenue (and similar on little Green Lane) garage areas still not cleared up.

Dumping reported on Dijon Avenue (and similar on little Green Lane) garage areas still not cleared up.

 

Drainage channels need sweeping on Gale Lane

Drainage channels need sweeping on Gale Lane

https://www.fixmystreet.com/

York Council urged to tackle long term complaints

Cycle barriers Teal Drive

Cycle barriers on  Teal Drive snicket still need painting

Untidy entrance to former Lowfields School with redundant salt bin

Untidy entrance to former Lowfields School with redundant salt bin

Dumping at Kingsway kick about area has now mostly been removed

Dumping at Kingsway kick about area has now mostly been removed

More dumping next to paper banks at Acomb Car park

More dumping next to paper banks at Acomb Car park

Longest ouytstanding issue - Self seeded bush on Foxwood Lane blocks footpath and should be removed

Longest outstanding issue – Self seeded bush on Foxwood Lane blocks footpath and should be removed

Time for leaves to be swept up. The Green and little Green Lane reported for action

Time for leaves to be swept up. The Green and little Green Lane reported for action

Litter in over gronw hedge - Tithe Close snicket

Litter in overgrown hedge – Tithe Close snicket

Little Green Lane garage area - worst case of Council neglect?

Little Green Lane garage area – worst case of Council neglect?

Railings around Thanet Road sports area need painting

Railings around Thanet Road sports area need painting

Long life weeds blighting Ridgeway

Long life weeds still blighting Ridgeway

School Street carriageway surface

School Street carriageway resurfacng still needed

York Council Housing department labeled “lethargic”

Worn forecourt surface

Worn forecourt surface

After no fewer than 4 requests for improvements to the Marston Avenue garage area in Chapelfields, the York Councils housing department has still failed to acknowledge the issues.

Residents had complained that the forecourt had still not been resurfaced, that boundary fences are damaged, the area is choked with weeds and dumping has not been cleared while hedges also need cutting back. 

Weeds

Weeds

Sadly it seems that the election of a new Council has not produced the hoped for improvement on Council estate management. It is perhaps time for Ward Councillors to use their “Councillor call for action” (CCfA) system to get an improvement not only on Marston Avenue but in other similar areas across west York.

Overgrown hedges

Overgrown hedges

NB. If Ward Councillors do try to follow the CCfA procedure they will, sadly, find that links to the process are also broken on the Council’s web site!

Meanwhile elsewhere

Westfield Ward Councillors have taken action to deal with dumping problems in various parts of the area

Dumped bikes Foxwood reported by Sheena Jackson

Dumped bikes Foxwood reported by Sheena Jackson

Dumped sofa in Chapelfields reported by Andrew Waller

Dumped sofa in Chapelfields reported by Andrew Waller

Missing bollards in Bramham Avenue reported by Andrew waller

Missing bollards in Bramham Avenue reported by Andrew Waller

Overflowing "poop scoop" bin in Cornlands reported y Andrew Waller

Overflowing “poop scoop” bin in Cornlands reported by Andrew Waller

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