- York College
- Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary (due to heating failure overnight)
Other schools are expected to be open
Other schools are expected to be open
The York Council is the best in Yorkshire when it comes to filling in potholes. It came 19th in a survey of cyclists who rated the performance of 214 local authorities nationwide.
Not only was York in the top 20, but the Council had responded to the largest number of reports (1362) in the area.
It has filled in 89% of the reported potholes
“The Fill that Hole” website – run by Cycling UK – says that “the table ranks highway authorities according to hazards reported through FillThatHole.org.uk, and shows which authorities are best at fixing their road defects and reporting back to us.
We encourage highway authorities and hazard reporters to let us know when a road defect has been fixed. They can do this by replying to the emails we send them, using the contact form, or registering for an account and requesting to be associated with their authority”.
Hazards can be reported “on line” by clicking this link
Best rated with 100% filled in was Islington in London. Worst was Blaenau Gwent which apparently hasn’t managed to fill in any of the 20 potholes reported in their area.
North Yorkshire was ranked at 82 having added 24% of reports. Leeds at 178 had managed to fill in only 12% of potholes.
When the current icy conditions are over, it is likely that several more potholes will open up.
Hopefully residents, local Councillors and MPs will report any problems promptly.
A map of current hazards can be viewed by clicking here
A further report on plans to deal with flooding in York will be discussed at a Council meeting next week.
Funding has been allocated to the Environment Agency (EA) following the floods in 2015 to renew existing and provide new flood defences across the city, £17m has been allocated to the Foss Barrier improvements and £45m to the wider flood defences across the City.
Following the development and publication of the York Five Year Plan (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/york-5-year-flood-plan) the EA have developed the Defra Strategic Outline Business Case and financial approvals have been sought and obtained from Defra.
The report does not provide an update on issues connected with Hob Moor back
A taxi driver who was found to have illegally plied for trade in York has been ordered to pay a total £1,404 and was given six points on his driving licence.
In August 2017 as part of a joint enforcement operation, City of York Council officers and North Yorkshire Police were carrying out routine checks of taxis and private hire vehicles in York city centre. Sohail Ahmed (aged 45 of Wensleydale Road, Bradford) was stopped on Holgate Road, while driving a Hackney carriage licensed by Rossendale Borough Council.
The York Museums Trust says that it has had a very good six months. The figures are contained in a report being presented to the York Council.
Like other major visitor attractions in the City, the autumn and early winter saw large number of customers.
Attendances at the two major Museums and the Art Gallery saw increases compared to the same period in the previous year.
The Trust says, that the ‘YMT Card’ scheme, introduced in summer 2015, remains “very popular” “Over 50,000 ‘YMT Cards’ have been sold to date, there are currently 24,500 active card holders and 55% of members are York resident, (meaning 14% of adults within the CoYC boundary have purchased a YMT Card)”.
The Trust has general reserves of over £2 million. It expects to sustain these over then next 5 years. The Trust does not mention any restricted funds in its report.
The YMT receives a grant of £300,000 a year from the York Council.