We’ve reported a lot of issues with litter, full litter bins and dumping today. Hopefully we can get a grip on this problem before it becomes worse.
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.
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.
Winners of the Foxwood garden of the year contest, organised by the Foxwood Residents Association, were located on Bellhouse Way, Linnet Way, Foxwood Lane, Linnet Way and Tedder Road.
A combination of wet weather and poor parking practices has seen several verges in the area churned up.
Among the worst is on on St Stephens Road where part the public footpath has been uprooted making it virtually impassible for pedestrians
Among other conclusions the report reveled that it costs £35 per sq mtr to repair damaged verges in the City.
We hope that the authorities will take prompt action to prevent damage of this sort and that proposals to provide more lay-bys in the area are implemented quickly