It looks like many highways defects have been left waiting for attention for so long that expensive remedial works are now needed.
Many carriageways which needed patching in the summer and autumn were ignored. Now some are worn down to the hardcore base while others have multiple surface defects. Several represent a hazard for two wheeled transport users.
We have reported the following streets (but these may just be the tip of the iceberg).
There are also some problems also with leaf and tree detritus. We’ve reported two areas
Finally builders waste has been dumped in the little Green Lane garage area. We’ve asked for it to be removed.
The Council will be publishing its highways resurfacing programme for the next financial year shortly. There is now a major backlog of work in the area. It is not just potholes that need filling. Large areas of carriageway and several footpaths need patching or resurfacing.
The present Council promised to reconstruct all highways in the City, so it will be interesting to see the extent of next years programme.
Problems with verge damage in the Dijon Avenue area have escalated since building work started on the Lowfield site
Just a few weeks after we reported that the York Council seemed to be getting on top of a backlog of complaints, further issues have arisen.
Nettles overgrowing footpaths, broken glass, full poop scoop bins, graffiti and litter in back lanes have all been reported but are still awaiting Council attention two weeks later. A confirmation of receipt of the complaints had been sent by the Council on 8th September when the issues were sent on to the responsible department for action.
The problems had been reported through “Fix my Street“. This web site allows progress to be publicly recorded. Some issues logged two weeks ago have been addressed – an abandoned bike on York Road has been removed and a clothes recycling bank emptied – but several remain outstanding.
Local Councillors have been asked to escalate the outstanding issues.
Nettles overgrowing Bellhouse Way – first reported on 6th September and a hazard for passing children
Broken glass on School Street back lane – outstanding for two weeks
Litter in Gladstone Street/Beaconsfield Street area back lanes
Poop scoop bin full on Dijon Avenue . First reported 6th September -may have been emptied but is now full again (and very smelly!)
Clothes bank has been emptied in Acomb car park but rubbish now being piled on top of can bank