Local Councillors are claiming credit for a programme which has seen some of the pieces of play equipment in the Foxwood Lane playground painted. Some new “busy bee” rides have also been installed.
This is welcome news.
However there is still work needed on the surface of the park.
The entrance to the kiddies area is subject to ponding and is virtually inaccessible after rain. All that is needed is some hard core putting down.
Nearby the safety surface under one of the swings, aimed at older children, is badly worn and is also subject to flooding.
We hope that both of these issues can be remedied quickly
Several months ago the playground – owned by the Rowntree Housing Trust – located on Teal Drive was closed.
Problems has arisen when vandals damaged part of the children’s slide.
Understandably repairs had to be completed before access was reinstated.
..But the gates have remained locked.
It would be a great shame if the authorities cannot ensure this facility is available at least during the day at weekends and during the summer holidays.
One possible solution would be to put together a volunteer team of key holders who could secure the park at night and reopen it in the morning.
JRHT have responded to complaints about vandalism and litter in the Teal Drive play area.
They are considering whether the children’s slide can be repaired. It may have to be removed. The playground is likely to be closed in the interim.
Residents had complained about the amount of little in the park.
Elsewhere in the estate the hedge which lies between Wenham Road and the Foxwood Park will be cut down shortly (it blocks an access path) and leaf detritus will be swept up.
Wenham Road hedge will be lopped and leaves swept up
The slide in the playground has been vandalised and may have to be removed.
Litter is a constant problem on the playground
Volunteers plan to secure the Tedder Road park playground after nightfall.
The trial – which follows problems with noisy behaviour and vandalism – will commence next Saturday.
North Yorkshire Fire service report an arson attach last night
“Grange Lane Play Area, near Askham Lane, York – Time of call 18:58
Acomb fire crew attended a fire involving children’s playground equipment. The cause of fire is believed to be deliberate. Crews extinguished fire using knapsack sprayers.
It is unclear whether the attack was at the private Kaleidoscope play area or the public playground in Grange Lane park”
Thanks to those living in the Front Street and Hob Moor areas who have been returning the LibDem Focus “grumble” sheets.
So far the most complaints have been about:
- Uneven footpaths
- Dog fouling
- Weeds/bushes obstructing paths
So pretty much basic public service standard issues.
This weekend we’ve moving on to look at services in the Cornlands Road and Askham Lane areas.
We’ve already been out and about this week checking on public service standards in the west of the City. Around 255 issues have been reported via “Fix My Street” including
Dogs have badly fouled the Tithe Close snicket
Weeds are still a problem on some footpaths
Grange Lane park play equipment still needs strimming
Swings damaged on Grange Lane park
Full litter bin on Askham Lane reported by Cllr Sheena Jackson
…………litter still a major problem
The new play equipment, installed by the local residents association, in the Cornlands park is proving to be a success with local children.
Unfortunately the Council have not only removed the dog proof fence but have failed to provide either a “poop scoop” or litter bn.
The result is that the insecure area is a bit of a mess.
Poop scoop bins missing for months
We’ve asked for a clean up of the whole park, but new bins need to be provided together with some sort of security to prevent access to the play area by dogs.
A similar initiative is needed at the Grange Lane play area
Detritus on playground
Litter piled up around perimeter of park