Following action by Cllr Sheena Jackson, the hedge has been cut back from the footpath at the junction of Osprey Close and Acomb Wood Drive.
Sheena is also following up issues with holes which have been dug near the children’s play area on Chesney’s Field (Foxwood Lane). They are a potential hazard.
Cllr Andrew Waller has reported another instance of dumping on Bramham Road.
Meanwhile visitors accessing the City from the Selby – York cycle track get their usual colourful welcome. We’ve reported a plague of graffiti which dominates all the bridgeworks on the route.
JRFH have come back to us quickly to confirm that the damaged grass areas on Wenham Road (below) form part of the adopted public highway. We have suggested that they be hard-surfaced as part of the Ward Committee programme later this year. JRFH confirm that they are a little behind with general green area maintenance activities this summer but hope to catch up with garden inspections, hedge cutting etc shortly.
Meanwhile there has been an increase in the amount of flytipping in the area. This has been a trend since the Beckfield Lane recycling centre was closed in 2012. This is disappointing as Westfield is one of the few parts of the City to get regular visits from mobile skips The next ones are due in Rogers Court and on Bramham Road this Saturday
Cllr Andrew Waller has also been out and about tackling issues raised by residents. These are some he found and reported
You can report issues to the Council using the following web site https://www.fixmystreet.com/
Excellent growing conditions may be good news for gardeners but they present some problems in keeping streets and public spaces tidy.
We encourage residents to report issues particularly those resultng from weeds and bushes overgrowing public footpaths
One “on line” issue reporting system – which also incorporates a phone “app” – is “Fix My Street”. You can visit their web site and see what reports have been made in your area.
Sadly the promised York Council internet based issue reporting system has still not materialised.
Even the ancient “do it on line” problem reporting module has been unavailable for over a year, meaning that facilities (aimed at reducing expensive to manage telephone contact with the Council) have reverted back to pre 2005 levels of service.
Not a good advert for a City claiming to be taking a lead in the use of technology
We have used “Fix My Street” to report the following two issues