A house located on Tudor Road in Acomb was burgled overnight (05/12/2018-06/12/2018).
If you have any information please phone 101 and quote ref: NYP-06122018-0203.
Please report any incidents and/or suspicious activity to police on 101 or 999 as appropriate
The deluge that engulfed the City yesterday evening produced surface water flooding problems in many areas.
The Council says it is working hard to remedy problems. It asks residents to report issues to FRM@york.gov.uk or call the customer centre on 01904 551550.
These are couple that we reported yesterday.
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According to the “Save Lowfields Playing Field Action Groups“ Facebook page the Ainsty Internal Drainage Board is unhappy with the Council’s plans to develop the playing field.
The Drainage Board comments come a few days after Sport England recorded a formal (holding) objection to the plans. Sport England say that the Council proposed alternative football pitch location (Sim Balk Lane) is unconvincing with any facility there likely to be used mainly by Bishopthorpe.
Lowfields Green – a candidate for the least imaginative architecture award?
Concerns about water run off rates, from what is currently a self draining grassed field, are not unexpected.
A glace at the Council unimaginative serried rows of new houses (see left) as well as offering little streetscape relief, have minimal green space provision.
Sport England objection
Hard surfaces increase water run off rates and neighbouring properties could be adversley affected.
Hopefully the Council will now withdraw its proposals and come with something that not only increases the availability of homes in the area but also addresses some endemic failings.
Not least amongst these are the lack of open space and sports pitches in the Westfield ward.
One of the consequences of poor leisure and other public services is that life expectancy in the area is significantly below the Citywide average
The Police have issued the following statement,
“We have recently had a number of thefts where tools (drills) and garden equipment (chainsaws, hedge cutters) have been taken.
The most recent theft was on Tudor Road in Acomb overnight on the 24th August.
If you have any information that could help please contact and quote incident number 12170151384.
Please ensure that all your valuable items are securely stored and keep out of sight”.
City of York Council will be installing a new traffic island at the junction of Tudor Road and Kingsway West on Thursday 24 November.
Tudor Road – Kingsway West traffic island plan
The controversial plan was opposed by the majority of residents when it was first suggested in 2010 by transport officials. The then LibDem led Council implemented alternative safety improvements, but the “keep left” traffic island plan has now been revived.
Unfortunately other aspects of a “safe routes to school” programme – which involved the construction of a pedestrian crossing at the junction – have not been pursued by the Council.
The work on thr new bollard is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting. Work will take place between 9.30am – 3.30pm.
In order to carry out the work safely, the junction will be closed to all traffic, except emergency vehicles. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place. If residents require vehicle access to properties located within the works area, they may be permitted to access to their property through the works as long as it is safe to do so. Residents are asked to inform on-site traffic management operatives to ensure site safety.
As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption. Residents are assured that everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum. However motorists should expect some delays and plan their journey accordingly.
The contractor carrying out the work is Rediweld, and they will be responsible for safety on site.
For traffic and travel information in and around York visit www.itravelyork.info
We’ve reported unauthorised house agent signs on lampposts in the Green Lane area. We don’t think that local etate agents who pay Business Rates to the York Council – will be too happy with this trick.
Unauthorised lamppost advertising
Elsewhere we’ve reported blocked gullies and uneven footpaths in Tudor Road
Blocked gully in Tudor Road
Uneven footpaths in Tudor Road
Cllr Andrew Waller has reported several problems with dumping and damaged gullies this week
Broken gully cover Middleton Road
Dumping in snicket
Meanwhile Cllr Sheena Jackson has followed up complaints about excessive weed growth in some areas
Weeds on Spindle Close snicket
Tudor Road footpath repairs November 2014 click to enlarge
The City of York Council will start work week commencing 24th November 2014 to reconstruct the footway shown on the plan above.
The short section of footpath affected is that leading to the old entrance to Lowfields school and numbers 32 – 42
This scheme is programmed to take 1 week, weather permitting.
The works consists of fully excavating the footway and reconstructing from the ground up in tarmac new road kerbs are to be installed.
The Contractor carrying out the work will be City of York Council’s Highways department who are responsible for your safety and for providing access while the work is ongoing. (Please be patient with the contractor when facilitating your access). The contractor will be working between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8:00am to 12:30pm on Fridays.
Detectives in York have issued a CCTV still following an act of arson in the city as they appeal for the public’s help to identify the suspect.
It was reported to the police shortly after 12.50am on Tuesday 14 October 2014, by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, who were dealing with a car fire on Tudor Road, Acomb.
The suspect was seen placing something underneath a BMW before setting it on fire.
After the incident, the person responsible headed towards Hamilton Drive.
As a result of the fire, the BMW 3 series was completely destroyed and a Citroen Berlingo and a Mazda were damaged. The front of the house was also damaged by the fire.
Detective Sergeant Mark Jackson, of York CID, said: “The act of arson took place very close to the house where people were sleeping. This fire could easily have led to potentially devastating consequences.
“If you recognise the person captured on camera, or saw someone matching their description in the Tudor Road, Gale Lane or Middleton Road areas around the time of the fire, I urge you to contact the police immediately.
“I am also keen to speak to anyone who works at local garages who may have sold fuel to someone filling a petrol can, and ask them to get in touch straight away.”
Anyone who can assist with this investigation should contact York CID on 101, select option 2 and ask for the department by name. Alternatively, information can be emailed to email@example.com.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12140177124.