The Foxwood Residents Association say on their Facebook site that they have responded to a notice placed on a lamppost which advertised plans for double yellow lines on Askham Croft.
They uncovered some maps (below) which give residents more details of what is planned in the Westfield Ward.
It may be that these plans are relatively uncontroversial.
However, it appears that dozens of other changes to parking restrictions affecting the whole City have also been tabled. We doubt whether local communities will read the lamppost notices in their areas and so may be unaware that they only have until the middle of May to register any observations.
We think that, as a minimum, the Council should alert residents to the proposals using their social media channels.
They should also publish a plain English version together with a map on their web site.
Click the graphic below to download a (not very user friendly) list.
Plans to tackle parking ‘chaos’ on Heslington Lane were formally approved tonight following a long-running campaign by Liberal Democrat Councillor Keith Aspden.
Problems have occurred after parking opposite Fulford Golf Club means cars and bikes are having to manoeuvre around a line of vehicles into oncoming traffic. Residents say the situation has been putting people in danger. Cllr Aspden organised a petition on the issue earlier this year which was eventually signed by nearly 600 people.
His campaign led council officers to bring forward proposals to install double-yellow lines along parts of Heslington Lane and Broadway. The plan was backed by residents during a consultation over the summer and was formally approved tonight by the Executive Member for Transport and Planning.
The University of York is earmarked to fund the proposals which will cost £2,000-£3,000 and work is expected to begin in the coming weeks. (more…)