Cllr Andrew Waller has been out and about reporting problems with dumping.
Dumping Acomb car park
Dumping Front St bus stop
Litter Askham Lane bus stop
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 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
Overgrown traffic island on Gale Lane
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
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 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 the Councils treatment programme has not been successful again this year
A lot of detritus on the Bellhouse Way footpath between Acomb Wood Drive and Bellwood Drive. The path also needs resurfacing
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 reported last November. Strangely the hedge on the other side of the area has been cut!
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.
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.
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!
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 sofa in Chapelfields reported by Andrew Waller
Missing bollards in Bramham Avenue reported by Andrew Waller
Overflowing “poop scoop” bin in Cornlands reported by Andrew Waller