The Council said yesterday (Tuesday) that it had failed to collect recycling from Tedder Road and Slessor Road. They blamed a vehicle breakdown.
The Council says that they will call back to collect the recycling on SATURDAY.
We suspect that message may have not got back to residents. Most have left their recycling on the street. Normally this might not matter – if it was secured from wind and animal attacks – but with the arrival of “Mischief Night” we think residents would be wise to put the recycling in a secure place.
Often the Council says that it will catch up with collections on the next working day; but not in this case. This is confusing for residents.
It does raise several questions about how effective the Councils communications channels are. Failings in the waste collection service this summer have been so frequent it almost requires a daily update from them using all social media channels.
The Council might also issue regular updates indicating when more reliable vehicles, with adequate capacity, will be delivered.
The Lord Mayor of York will officially name a park in recognition of one of the pioneers of the RAF today.
The RAF celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. 2018 is also the centenary of the end of World Ward 1.
The park on Tedder Road will officially be known as “Dickson Park” from 12:00 noon when the Lord Mayor will unveil an interpretation board. The board tells the story of Sir William Forster Dickson who was one of the early aviators during WW1 and who became one of the founders of the RAF. A road in Foxwood was named after him but the connection was lost some 20 years ago when the road disappeared during redevelopment work.
The link is being reestablished today.
The Civic party will also travel to the Foxwood Community Centre where they will joining in with activities at the weekly residents “hub”.
The interpretation board has been funded by voluntary donations with support from Indigo Greens estate agents.
. It forms one of a range of events taking place on the west of the City over the next couple of weeks. On 10th November volunteers will be cleaning WW1 gravestones in St Stephens churchyard while on 11th November a newly refurbished Acomb War Memorial will host a special Remembrance Day service.
Cllr Sheena Jackson points out a bed which was dumped overnight. The use fo portable CCTV cameras at fly tipping locations is being considered. A recent court case in west York resulted in fines of £600 being levied to a fly-tipper.