Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Liberal Democrats

D&W Councillors

Welcome to our ward webpage, now part of the York Liberal Democrats website.

Dringhouses & Woodthorpe has three hardworking Lib Dem councillors; Stephen Fenton, Paula Widdowson, and Ashley Mason.

Our Councillors and the Local Liberal Democrats team work all year round for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe, keep up to date with local news and campaigns posted here.

Dringhouses Library to re-open

Dringhouses Library will re-open on Monday 12 April. Opening times set out below.


Recycling banks overflow

Cllr Stephen Fenton has reported the tetrapak and bottle banks at Askham Bar Tesco that are overflowing. The responses received are summarised below.

Bottle Banks

GRUK, the company which empties these banks, reported difficulties with their vehicles on Tuesday 6th April and are not able to collect until Monday 12th.

As an interim measure, Yorwaste have provided some wheeled bins, labelled appropriately, so that there is at least some provision for glass recycling before GRUK return.

Tetrapak bank

ACE, the company who empty the carton bank, are having difficulty with their vehicles and are not able to collect until the week commencing 12th April. Some stickers have been placed on the bank in the hope of dissuading residents from leaving cartons on site.

Cardboard banks

The second cardboard bank has returned after having to be repainted following an arson attack. The banks continue to fill up quickly, not helped by some residents who don't bother to flatten boxes before putting them in the bank.


Symptom-free Covid tests at Foxwood Community Centre

From Monday 12th April a symptom-free Covid testing facility will open at Foxwood Community Centre on Bellhouse Way for all adults and students from secondary school and college age and above. The facility will be open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for residents to either collect a home testing kit or have a lateral flow test within the centre. For more information and to book a slot to either collect a testing kit or have a test at the Centre, go to https://www.york.gov.uk/SymptomFreeCOVIDTest

 


5 April 2021 - Latest planning applications

Below are the latest planning applications received by City of York Council for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward. Full details can be found by clicking the application reference.

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Covid testing available locally

Symptom-free Covid testing continues to be available at the Acorn Rugby Club car park on 5, 6, 12 & 13 April from 9am to 3pm. You can book a slot at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test and select the option that you were asked to attend by your local council.


Tadcaster Road gas works force bus diversion

The works being undertaken by Northern Gas Networks on Tadcaster Road have now reached St Helens Road. As previously reported, St Helens Road is not closed but temporary three-way traffic signals are in use.

There is bad news however for users of the number 4 bus. The layout of bollards at the Tadcaster Road / St Helens Road junction is such that it is too tight for a bus to turn the corner. The Acomb-bound number 4 is therefore being diverted along Tadcaster Road, Moor Lane and then up Chaloners Road, with the same diversion followed on the route into the city centre. This means that the stops on St Helens Road and Eason View are not in operation.

Further information is available on the First York website.


28 March 2021 - Latest planning applications

Below are the latest planning applications received by City of York Council for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference.

 

8 Nelsons Lane York YO24 1HD

Fell Lawson Leylandii tree in a Conservation Area

Ref. No: 21/00642/TCA

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54 Eden Close York YO24 2RD

First floor rear and single storey front extensions

Ref. No: 21/00618/FUL 

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80 Moor Lane Acomb York YO24 2QY

First floor rear extension

Ref. No: 21/00611/FUL 

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York College Sim Balk Lane York YO23 2BB

Siting of marquee for temporary period until July 2022 (retrospective)

Ref. No: 21/00604/FUL 

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust 1 St Georges Place York YO24 1GN

Prune Copper Beech tree in a Conservation Area

Ref. No: 21/00592/TCA 

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Land To East Of St Leonards Hospice And 13 To 20 The Square Dringhouses York

Condition 10 (Lighting scheme) of 19/00818/FUL

Ref. No: AOD/21/00064 

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20 Annan Close York YO24 2UY

Single storey front extension

Ref. No: 21/00560/FUL 

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33 Goodwood Grove York YO24 1ER

Single storey side extension

Ref. No: 21/00491/FUL 

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60 White House Gardens York YO24 1EA

Single storey side and rear extensions

Ref. No: 21/00500/FUL 

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78 Bramble Dene York YO24 2RJ

First floor front extension and single storey side extension

Ref. No: 21/00509/FUL 

 

Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site.

http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

 


Views sought on possible e-scooter locations

Residents in Dringhouses & Woodthorpe are being asked for their views on possible locations where e-scooters could be parked. York is currently participating in a 12-month Department for Transport trial of e-scooters which began in September 2020. Initially the e-scooters have been rolled out in the city centre and at the University of York, but the aim is to make the e-scooters more widely available. There is more information on the trial at https://www.york.gov.uk/E-Scooters

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St Helens Road closure delayed (again)

The closure of St Helens Road for a two-week period for gas main replacement work - and the subsequent re-routing of the number 4 bus - has been delayed for a second time.

The closure was due to come into effect from 1 March, but that was then postponed until 15 March. And now it has been delayed again, with no clue as to when the closure will come into effect.


Latest ward planning applications

Below are the latest planning applications received by City of York Council for the Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward.

Full details can be found by clicking the application reference.

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