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.

Views sought on Hob Moor underpass lighting plan

Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Lib Dem ward councillors are seeking residents' views on a proposal to install lighting in the Hob Moor railway underpass.

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Seating installed at Woodthorpe bus shelters

Seating has been installed at two bus shelters in Woodthorpe served by the number 12 service. The shelters are on Moorcroft Road (near the shops) and on Ryecroft Avenue (opposite Carrfield).

e-scooters and e-bikes come to Dringhouses

A selection of e-scooters and e-bikes have been installed by the operator Tier on Tadcaster Road, outside the Holiday Inn.

York is currently participating in a 12-month Department for Transport trial which began in September 2020. Initially the e-scooters were rolled out in the city centre and at the University of York, but the aim is to make the e-scooters, and e-bikes, more widely available.

There is more information on the trial at https://www.itravelyork.info/e-scooter-trial

Ward funding bids invited

Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward councillors are inviting ward funding bids from not-for-profit groups, with a deadline for applications of 30 June 2021.

8th May 2021 - Latest 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.


2A Grassholme York YO24 2ST

Certificate of lawfulness for proposed development of single storey rear extension to house and single storey rear extension to garage as detailed on drawing WG 1056 02B

Ref. No: 21/00736/CPD 


Cross Keys Public House 32 Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1LQ

External alterations to include display of 1no. externally illuminated hanging sign, 3no. externally illuminated fascia signs, 1no. non-illuminated fascia sign, 1no. door plaque, 1no. amenity sign, 1no. transom sign, 3no. brass lanterns and 4no. LED slimline floodlights

Ref. No: 21/00722/LBC 


32 Dringthorpe Road York YO24 1LG

First floor side and single storey front extension

Ref. No: 21/00634/FUL 


18 Dringthorpe Road York YO24 1NF

Single storey rear extension and 2no. rooflights to front roofslope of side projection

Reference   21/00698/FUL


8 Nelsons Lane York YO24 1HD

Fell Lawson Leylandii tree in a Conservation Area

Ref. No: 21/00642/TCA 


20 Annan Close York YO24 2UY

Single storey front extension

Ref. No: 21/00560/FUL


33 College Court Dringhouses York YO24 1UH

Crown thin by 20% 2no. Sycamore trees protected by Tree Preservation Order no. CYC290

Ref. No: 21/00533/TPO 


33 Goodwood Grove York YO24 1ER

Single storey side extension

Ref. No: 21/00491/FUL 


St Edwards Church Tadcaster Road Dringhouses York YO24 1QG

Installation of 4no. LED bollard lights and extension of gutters and downpipes

Ref. No: 20/01402/FUL 


Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning online web site at  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

Network Rail backtrack on compound plans

Councillor Stephen Fenton has welcomed a decision by Network Rail to move a proposed compound further away from homes on Moor Lane.

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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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