New York boundary signs to be installed

West York pressing for hard border down centre of river Ouse in attempt to get fair share of Council budget.

New York boundary signs are to be erected. They replace the existing 9 signs which are now 22 years old. An additional sign is to be provided near Sutton.

Each boundary sign will depict a different aspect of York on the reverse, with images chosen in collaboration with Make It York. The preferred design is  is shown below.

Final installation is subject to planning permission.

 The current advertiser, York St John University, has confirmed they will continue to support advertising on the new signage.

 

LibDem Councillor highlights concerns about anti social behaviour in west York

Cllr Ashley Mason continued to closely scrutinise the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) at yesterdays North Yorkshire Police & Crime Panel.

 

The PCC agreed with Cllr Mason that work was needed to review neighbourhood policing in York, following public concerns. 

Because of these concerns, a public meeting for residents and community leaders has been organised to raise issues with the Deputy Chief Constable on the 19th December, at West Offices, York (see below).

We have seen a more effective police presence in west York over the last few weeks. Offices attended Wednesdays Foxwood Residents Association meeting to provide an update following incidents of vandalism in the area.

The neighbourhood policing team (left) have also been using social media to update residents (left) on the progress they  are making.

Thursday’s Police and Crime Panel saw welcomed engagement with younger residents, as students from York College’s Public Services course attended to put questions to the panel.  Cllr Mason, who originally suggested to the panel to hold the meeting at York College, was pleased to see young people participating.

Cllr Mason pressed the Commissioner regarding Freedom of Information (FOI) practice at the OPCC and North Yorkshire Police, and additionally, requested an update on the progress of the 101 service.

Given recent negative coverage regarding the Force’s handling of FOI requests and reports of callers suffering delays to speak to operators via the101 service, Cllr Mason felt it fundamental that Julia Mulligan update the public.

Cllr Ashley Mason said:

“We must continue to scrutinise the OPCC and ensure vital police services are maintained to an excellent standard.  Recent reports have suggested that this has not been the case and therefore, the OPCC must be upfront and relay this information back to the public they serve.  Services such 101 are hugely important to the local community and I will continue to push for better standards.

I was also delighted to see students from York College at Thursday’s Panel, having originally requested that the Panel increase its engagement with younger residents.  It is so important that young people are heard at the local level and I will continue to amplify their voice where possible in all areas of my council duties.”

Residents can attend the public meeting on the 19th December at 6pm. There is no need to pre-book, simply attend West Offices. For further details, please contact Cllr Mason on cllr.amason@york.gov.uk

That was the week that was in west York in pictures

The results of a public opinion survey conducted by local Councillors in the Chapelfields estate were published. One issue raised by residents was lack of progress on repairing the local bus shelter.

…by Thursday, following work by Cllr Andrew Waller, the Bramham Road bus shelter had been repaired.

Andrew had also reported full recycling bins in the Acomb car park

…and a damaged street sign on Front Street

The recent poor weather has brought several problems. Earlier in the week we reported several problems with detritus and overgrown hedges with particular issues on snickets in The Reeves, Thoresby Road and Tennent Road

The surface of the snicket linking Thoresby Road and Cornlands Road is uneven. We have asked for it to be repaired

Broken glass on the Tithe Close footpath was reported for action

Sadly still no action by the Council to trim back the overgrown hedge on Askham Lane

That was the week that was in west York – 22nd April 2017

Cllr Andrew Waller, together with several residents, have complained about the recent proliferation of fly posters advertising a fair and circus. The posters have to be removed within 2 weeks.

Work is progressing well on building the new bee hotel at the Community Centre in Foxwood

Unfortunately one of the bus shelters on Foxwood  Lane has been vandalised over the weekend

Cllr Sheena Jackson has reported problems with loose direction signs and broken glass on the Hob Moor cycle track. We’ve also suggested that the Council take the opportunity of drier weather to improve the surfacing of pedestrian entrances (above right) onto the moor.

We’ve reported more fly tipping on Acomb Wood Meadow. The AGM of the Foxwood Residents Association last week was told that the Council had made little progress in response to a plea that skip services be restored to the area. The weed killing programme is due to start shortly. Snickets in the Greenwood Grove area are among those which will be treated

Meanwhile in the City centre the derelict site next to the new hotel at the Barbican is an eyesore. We’ve told the Council that they should act to have the area cleaned up. The land was earmarked for a block of flats but that project seems to have stalled.

LibDem survey asks about NHS, police profile and garages

A new survey launched today in west York seeks residents views on the NHS, GP appointments, dentists, Police visibility and council garages

The survey will be delivered to each household in the Westfield area but can be completed “on line” by clicking here http://tinyurl.com/springsur

A similar survey, completed in the autumn in the Chapelfields estate, revealed that:

  • Most tenants thought that the Council was doing a good job in managing houses in York. Despite this high rating—which mirrors the Councils own poll results—York is still considering passing Council housing management to a third party.
  • Unfortunately no one thought that the police were doing a good job in controlling crime levels in the Chapelfields area. This probably reflects recent problems with anti social behaviour although residents were evenly divided when asked whether vandalism, graffiti and rowdy behaviour had increased during the last year.
  • 67% did say that they thought that more should be invested in crime prevention
  • No strong views were expressed on a proposal to secure the Grange Lane park boundary with a kissing gate (to stop access by motorcyclists)

 

 

 

That was the week that was in west York 13th Nov 2016

The week got off to a poor start with an arson attack at West Bank park  Pressure increased on the Crime Commissioner who was asked to put more policing resources into the City. Meanwhile volunteers have called a PUBLIC MEETING about West Bank Park  Heritage Project Wednesday 16th November, Holgate Methodist Church, 7pm

The week got off to a disappointing start with an arson attack at West Bank Park.  Pressure mounted on the Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan who was asked to put more policing resources into the City. Meanwhile volunteers have called a PUBLIC MEETING about the West Bank Park Heritage Project for Wednesday 16th November at Holgate Methodist Church starting at 7pm

The Acomb Alive traders group met on Tuesday and heard that the Christmas lights appeal had reached 50% of its target. Residents have until 22nd November to reach £6600. You can pledge at  http://www.spacehive.com/lightupacombthischristmas. Meanwhile the Christmas tree which will be fixed to shop fronts have arrives

The Acomb Alive traders group met on Tuesday and heard that the Christmas lights financial appeal had reached 50% of its target. Residents have until 22nd November to reach £6600. You can pledge at http://www.spacehive.com/lightupacombthischristmas. Meanwhile the Christmas trees, which will be fixed to shop fronts, have arrived in the village

The leaves are falling quickly now  with Acomb Green gradually turning gold

The leaves are falling quickly now with Acomb Green gradually turning gold

Council staff are working full time sweeping leaves for gutter like these in Vesper Drive

Council staff are working full time sweeping leaves for gutters like these in Vesper Drive

We've reported a broken speed sign on Wetherby Road.  A reprt ealier in teh week revelaed that there ahd been a substnatial increase in cyclist casualties in York last year.

We’ve reported a broken speed sign on Wetherby Road. A report earlier in the week revealed that there had been a substantial increase in cyclist casualties in York last year.

A report  revealed that there and been a substantial increase in cyclist casualties in York last year. Poor road surfaces like those in School Street were blamed

 Poor road surfaces like those in School Street were blamed for increasing number sof accidents.

Meanwhile Andrew Waller reported a pothole in St Stephens Road

Andrew Waller reported a pothole in St Stephens Road

A new litter bin was installed in the Lowfields area

A new litter bin was installed in the Lowfields area

...and the largely redundant salt bin at the entrance to the Lowfields school site was topped up. During the last big freeze in 2010 the bin was largely inaccessible and requests were made for it to be relocated onto Dijon Avenue

…and the largely redundant salt bin at the entrance to the Lowfields school site was topped up! During the last big freeze in 2010 the bin was largely inaccessible and requests were made for it to be relocated onto Dijon Avenue

A new FREE Sundab bus service linking Foxwood with Askham Bar was launched.

A new FREE Sunday bus service linking Foxwood with Askham Bar was launched.

The war memorial was given a spruce up - and the surrounding railings repaired - prior to Remembrance Day

The war memorial was given a spruce up – and the surrounding railings repaired – prior to Remembrance Day

 

Property market still buoyant in west York

According to the Mouseprice web site ( Facebook and Twitter) prices are still buoyant in west York.

Examples include.

Property for sale

Stirrup Close
£299,995
4 bed Detached
Tedder Road
£200,000
3 bed Semi-D
Tedder Road
£245,000
3 bed
St Josephs Court
£195,000
3 bed Terrace

Property for rent

House in Galdstoen Street can be rented for £695 pm

House in Gladstone Street can be rented for £695 pm

The list below shows properties for rent near you – select any property for more information. View more results in your area.

Gladstone Street
£780
3 bed Terrace
Gladstone Street
£695
2 bed Terrace
Aldersyde Court
£750
2 bed Flat
Melander Close
£1,295
4 bed Detached

Chain-free sales
Below are properties nearby that are available ‘chain free’. These include properties where the seller is not buying a new home or has already moved out and could also include repossessions.

St. Josephs Court Tedder Road, York, YO2…
£195,000
3 bed Terrace
Huntsmans Walk, York, YO24
£250,000
2 bed
St. Stephens Road, York, YO24
£129,950
2 bed Flat
Dringfield Close, York, YO24
£84,950
0 bed Flat

Discounted sales 

Flat in Dringfield Close listed for sale at £84,950

Flat in Dringfield Close listed for sale at £84,950

Are you interested in snapping up a bargain? Below are properties for sale where the asking prices have been reduced – simply click on any property to find out more.

Thoresby Road
£190,000 -5%
3 bed Semi-D
Chalfonts
£280,000 -7%
4 bed Semi-D
Jute Road
£199,500 -5%
3 bed Semi-D
Nunnery Lane
£275,000 -7%
3 bed Terrace