All scheduled household waste collections have been made.
We were unable to collect all recycling waste from all properties in the following areas due to operating under COVID-19 restrictions:
This will be collected on Wednesday 17 June. Please present your containers for collection by 7.00am.
We were unable to collect all garden waste from some properties in Woodthorpe and Dunnington due to capacity issues: We’ll attempt to collect missed garden waste on the evening of Tuesday 16 June, but may not be able to revisit until later in the week. Please leave your green bin out and we’ll get to you as soon as we can.
We have collected all outstanding missed household waste, recycling and garden waste from Monday 15 June.
Been a horrible day for the Council with many more missed bin collections.
Recycling collections were missed in Haxby, New Earswick, Strensall and Wigginton.
Green waste bins weren’t emptied in Haxby, Wigginton and Strensall. The bins not emptied in Woodthorpe on Tuesday still haven’t been collected.
Household waste wasn’t collected in part of Holgate (blocked access).
Sources inside the Council point to continuing difficulties in recruiting staff including drivers. There has still not been any statement from the Council leadership about this issue or why replacement vehicles haven’t been introduced into the fleet.
Recycling was not collected in part of Dringhouses today (“vehicle capacity issue”) and garden waste wasn’t collected from Muncaster (“vehicle breakdown”).
The Council also hasn’t caught up with delayed bin emptying from earlier in the week in Osbaldwick and Woodthorpe
It appears that the Council hasn’t yet placed an order for new vehicles to replace its chronically unreliable existing fleet.
According to a notice published today, a decision on a new “waste collection methodology” won’t be taken until 24th October. Even then it is likely to be several months before the Council actually joins the year long queue for new vehicles.
While refinements to waste management arrangements are needed if we are to recycle more, a greater sense of urgency from the Council leadership, in addressing current unreliability issues, is an essential first step.
After catching up with the backlog of full bins on Saturday, vehicle failures meant that garden waste collections were missed in Dringhouses, Woodthorpe, Wheldrake and Copmanthorpe yesterday (Monday). The Council has promised to try to empty the bins today.
The Council web site also reports isolated cases of roads being missed because of poor parking and road works
There is still no word from the Council on when new, more reliable, vehicles will be rolled out.
The Post Office say they are proposing to re-open the above Post Office branch in the new location – Martin McColls, 51 Moorcroft Road, Woodthorpe, York, YO24 2RQ on Friday 20 September 2019
It would change to one of their new “local style branches”.
The previous branch closed in May 2019 therefore they had to identify an alternative location to continue to offer Post Office services to the local community.
New Post Office branch plan
“Customers would access Post Office services at a low-screened, open-plan, modern serving point that’s part of the retail counter. Working with the postmaster, we’d adapt the current store layout, fixtures and fittings to accommodate the Post Office till if needed.
The branch would offer a wide range of Post Office products and services over longer opening hours, so customers can access their Post Office when it’s convenient.
Customer satisfaction with local style branches stands at 96 per cent, and nearly 20 per cent of local branch customers visit outside traditional opening hours” click
Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage after an 87-year-old cyclist injured in a collision in York has sadly died
The collision happened on Saturday 13 July at around 2.30pm on the on A1237 between the Copmanthorpe and Woodthorpe roundabouts.
It involved a bright blue BMW travelling towards Clifton Moor and the pedal cyclist who was crossing the road.
The cyclist, an 87-year-old man from York, was airlifted to hospital with multiple serious injuries but died in hospital on Monday evening (15 July).
The driver of the BMW, a 60-year-old man also from York, was uninjured.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision itself or saw either vehicle prior to the collision, particularly anyone with dashcam footage.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Steven James in the Major Collision Investigation Tadcaster either via email; Steven.James771@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting reference; 12190126860
If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org
Please quote reference number 12190126860 when passing information.