We have reported today paths in two locations which are impeded by overgrown hedges.
Police have issued CCTV of a man they would like to speak to following a theft in Acomb, York.
The incident happened at Lidl, Thanet Road on 25 May 2020.
Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the person in the images as it is believed they could have information which will help the investigation.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC209 Lewis or email Kira.Lewis@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12200087032 when passing on information.
Contact details:Kira Lewis – #0209 Kira.Lewis@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 101 Incident reference:12200087032
The Council have now appointed a contractor to build a “Pavilion, Clubhouse and Changing Rooms” on Tadcaster Road near Sim Balk Lane.
It will become the home of a football team currently based in Bishopthorpe.
The contract was won by Fullwood of Pontefract
The cost is an eye watering £605,000.
In total the project is expected to cost £1.5 million. £491,000 has already been spent on new pitches.
This compared to the costs of new modular changing rooms which are available from less than £40,000 from a number of companies.
The cost of the pavilion is controversial because it is being partly funded from monies generated by building on playing fields at Lowfield.
More modest changing facilities would have allowed the surplus to be used to provide an all-weather games area to replace both the facilities lost at Lowfields and also the Kingsway West children’s games area which the Council demolished earlier in the summer.
The Council has still not made any public announcement about the replacement games area which could be located on Thanet Road.
As problems with the weed control programme in the City intensify, one Councillor has discovered that contractors may have been using the wrong type of weed killer.
The approved weed-killer is Glyphosate (Roundup). This has proved to be ineffective against many types of weeds including Horses (Mares) Tail and willow-herb.
Now Cllr Mark Warters has found that use of the “Diamond” formulation on Mares Tail in his ward has had good results. He is urging the Council to use it in the future.
The news comes as residents wait to hear when – or even if – the Council is going to organise a clean up of the weeds and detritus which has grown up on the City’s streets this summer.
Although a report to an October meeting has been promised more urgent action is needed.
The expectation was that the executive Councillor with responsibility for street services would have reported on progress to the scrutiny meeting which is due to take place on 11th September.
However a report to the meeting published yesterday pointedly makes no reference to the ongoing problems on our streets.
All these issues have been reported to the York Council for their attention
Council says weed killer being sprayed this week
All issues have been reported via the Councils “do it on line” service (click)
More issues with overgrown hedges reported
Residents were promised that new cycle barriers would be provided on the cycle route which links Thanet Road and Sherringham Drive.
The old barriers were removed following damage last year. A temporary replacement (aimed at halting misuse by motorcyclists) was provided in the form of building blocks.
Over 6 months later and they are still there with no communication form the Council about what progress is being made in providing a permanent solution.
Poor customer service from the City of York Council.
Telephonica and Vodafone have started an upgrade of their mobile phone network in west York.
The programme involves upgrading their local phone masts and base stations.
Local Councillors are being consulted on the changes.
One – on Acomb Wood Drive – has already been subject of some comment as the height of the mast is being increased significantly.
Most of the others are more simple equipment replacements which the companies say will improve 3G phone coverage in the area.
Cllr Andrew Waller is keeping an eye on the plans. He has already pointed out that the location of the phone equipment outside the Acorn Rugby Club car park on Thanet Road, obscures sight lines for those exiting. He hopes that any new equipment might be set back a little to address this issue.