Restoration of the drinking fountain on Lendal was the top priority of those voting in a poll conducted by the York Civic Trust. It was seeking to timetable several projects for its “City Enhancement Project”
The Civic Trust have said that they will ensure that the War Memorial on Acomb Green is renovated before the 11th November; the centenary of the end of WW1. The work will be part funded by the City of York Council.
A further £6000 will be needed for the drinking fountain restoration.
The other projects mentioned in the poll will be undertaken over the next few years as resources become available.
This from the York City Council,
“City of York Council is joining forces with the Rotary Club of York – and partners across the city – to launch a new scheme which will see thousands of trees planted across York: one for every child born in the city over the next 12 months.
Every parent registering the birth of their child through York Register Office will be offered the chance to get involved in the scheme at no cost to them. Parents will be asked to send their baby/babies’ names to www.yorkrotary.cvo.uk/tree-partnership.
A tree will then be planted on land owned by York St John University and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust to commemorate their arrival.
Around 3,000 children are born in York each year and it’s hoped that the majority of parents will want to get involved in the scheme. The trees planted in York are part of 47,000 Rotary UK are aiming to plant across the country over the next 12 months”
Shame that the Council doesn’t manage its existing tree stock on public land with the same enthusiasm.
They also remain stubbornly aloof from the proposal that an avenue of trees be planted on rural Askham Lane to commemorate the end of WW1.. (more…)
The Very Rev. Vivienne Faull, Dean of York & Cllr Ashley Mason
As we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War, a launch event will be held later this year at York Minster, to mark the beginning of York’s 6 week period of remembrance to Armistice Day.
The event will take place on the 3rd October 2018 and will be specifically aimed at key stage 2 pupils, so that they can learn how the events of WW1 affected York.
The event will include a variety of military displays around the Minster and live music, with veteran personnel and civic representatives in attendance. Invitations are being sent to schools across York this week and a special educational pack is being developed to help students prepare for the event, including a special composition by Dr Richard Shepherd MBE DL. There will also be a summer long poetry competition, open to all key stage 2 pupils across York, with sessions running in the summer holidays to support children to make an entry.
First York are supporting the event by allowing schools not within walking distance to the Minster to use their service busses free of charge.
York Explore Library :
Thu 19 Jan :
6.15pm – 7.45pm :
£6 each (£5 with a Yorkcard)
Discover some of our amazing resources for researching the First World War, and how you can get the best out of them.
For more information click here.
Acomb Explore Library :
Mon 24 Oct :
10.30am – 11.30am :
Come and join us for our fun WW1 themed Tea Party
For more information click here.