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.

Drain cleaning and survey work to start on Tadcaster Road

City of York Council will be undertaking highway drainage cleaning and survey work from Monday 1 March for approximately five weeks. This work forms part of planned highway maintenance improvement works programme on Tadcaster Road from Blossom Street to the junction with the A64.

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UPDATE - Network Rail agree to pause compound plans

Following Cllr Stephen Fenton's meeting with representatives on 24 February, Network Rail have confirmed that they intend to pause their Moor Lane compound plans until 19 March to allow for meaningful engagement and dialogue with residents.

It is not clear what form this engagement will take, but this is a welcome move. We will share further information as and when it is available.

Network Rail to consider plea to pause Moor Lane compound plan

Cllr Stephen Fenton met with Network Rail representatives on 24 February to ask them to pause plans to establish a compound on land off Moor Lane until February 2024. News of the proposed compound location came as a surprise to residents who received a letter from Network Rail on Friday 19 February.

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Councillors call on Network Rail to pause Moor Lane compound plans

Liberal Democrat councillors for Dringhouses & Woodthorpe have called on Network Rail to pause controversial plans to establish a compound on land on Moor Lane in Dringhouses.

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Covid testing on 22 & 23 February

Symptom-free Covid testing is available again at the Acorn Rugby Club car park on Thanet Road on Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd February, 9am to 3pm.

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Network Rail to establish compoud on Moor Lane

Local councillors have received an e-mail from Network Rail advising that they are to establish a temporary compound on land off Moor Lane next to the railway line, which will be in use from March 2021 to February 2024.

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Woodthorpe Green footpath work completed

The footpath resurfacing work on Woodthorpe Green has been completed. The badly-rutted path linking Summerfield Road and Glenridding was badly in need of repair, and so the ward-budget has been used to fund this work.

Council consults on 'dropped crossing' policy

City of York Council is consulting residents on changes to its dropped vehicle crossing policy.

City of York Council, as the local highway authority and under Section 184 of the Highways Act 1980, has the power to grant permission for a vehicle crossing to be constructed, enabling a motorised vehicle to drive over a kerbed footway or verge.

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Bus shelter revamp work continues

Following on from the re-painting work done late last year, further improvements have been made to bus shelters in Acomb Park and Woodthorpe.


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Footpath resurfacing work gets underway

Footpath resurfacing work at Woodthorpe Green got underway on 15 February. The badly-rutted path that links Summerfield Road and Glenridding is being reconstructed.

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