Potholes in west York reported

With the York Council now back dealing with potholes, we’ve taken the opportunity to report 3 more problem streets.

These are on Herman Walk near Martin Cheeseman Court.
Particularly hazardous pothole (for cyclists) on School Street, although the whole carriageway really needs resurfacing
Nearby Howe Street is not much better

Action needed on verges and roads

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.

School Street remains in poor condition.
Verge damage in Dijon Avenue

Problems with verge damage in the Dijon Avenue area have escalated since building work started on the Lowfield site

York Council slow to deal with safety reports

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

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

Broken glass on School Street back lane – outstanding for two weeks

Litter in Gladstone Street/Beaconsfield Street area back lanes

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!)

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

Clothes bank has been emptied in Acomb car park but rubbish now being piled on top of can bank