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.

Gas works disruption on Tadcaster Road from 18th October

Northern Gas Networks, the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out further work on Tadcaster Road to replace ageing metal gas mains with new, more durable plastic pipes. Work starts on Monday 18th October and is expected to last for eight weeks.

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What's on - Friends of Dringhouses Library coffee morning and local history talk, 21 October

On Thursday 21 October from 10.30am the Friends of Dringhouses Library will be hosting a coffee morning and local history talk on the topic of St James the Deacon Church, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

26 September 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 on the application reference.


8 Moorlea Avenue York YO24 2PA

Two storey side and single storey rear extension, and porch to front following partial demolition of side extension and garage 

Ref. No: 21/02061/FUL 


11 Whin Garth York YO24 1LA

Condition 3 (render) – 21/00261/FUL 

Ref. No: AOD/21/00232 


16 Gower Road York YO24 2JA

Hip to gable roof extension, dormer to rear, 3no. rooflights to front and porch to front

Ref. No: 21/02027/FUL 


2 Miterdale York YO24 2SX

Single storey rear extension with first floor balcony

Ref. No: 21/02014/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/

E-scooters and e-bikes installed at Moor Lane Youth Centre

Three e-scooters and two e-bikes have been installed outside Moor Lane Youth Centre on Wains Road and are available for hire. This is the second location in Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward at which e-scooters and e-bikes have been installed, with the other being on Tadcaster Road near the Holiday Inn.

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Ukulele group for Woodthorpe

Woodthorpe Ukes has put out a call for ukulele players to join this new group - please get in touch if you'd like to get involved.

St James the Deacon Church at 50!

St James the Deacon church in Woodthorpe is marking 50 years since its consecration. The celebrations begin with a book launch event on Friday 24 September at 7pm in the church hall.

Residents have their say on Tadcaster Road proposals

On Saturday 18 September Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward councillors held two drop-in sessions for residents to have their say about proposed cycle, walking and bus improvements along the Tadcaster Road corridor, as part of a consultation which closed on 19 September.


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Funding boost for Leeside playground

£5,900 grant to be topped-up with ward funding to deliver improvements.

Much-needed improvements are to be made to Leeside playground after a funding bid submitted by local Lib Dem councillors was successful.

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Call for action on shops area

Landowners urged to fix trip hazards and tackle dangerous parking.

Local councillors are urging the landowners responsible for the area around the shops on Moorcroft Road to take urgent action to make the area safer for pedestrians.

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Ward Funding boost

The Ward Team has considered a number of ward funding applications received, and is pleased to have been able to support the work of local community and voluntary groups

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