Agenda and minutes
Venue: Naburn Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Naburn
You will have an opportunity to talk to:
PLUS: You can also view the plans on the proposed new Park & Ride site at Sim Hills
This was an opportunity for residents to talk to their ward councillors, report any street environment or any other ward-based issues. There was an opportunity to look at the plans for the new Park & Ride site at Sim Hills.
7.00pm Main Meeting
Your Street Environment officer will be asking for your ideas on improvements to Naburn Village Green.
An update from your Neighbourhood Policing Team on ward issues and your chance to ask any questions.
Get an update on the recycling initiatives in your ward and a chance to raise any recycling queries.
Have your say on the ward schemes for your area. Also an opportunity for groups who have made a grant request to speak about their group.
Your opportunity to discuss concerns on local issues affecting you within the ward.
Welcome and Introductions by Cllr John Galvin
Extra Agenda Item added – York Fire Service Review
1. Cecil Pugh, Group Manager North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Cecil gave a brief update on the review of all the fire stations in York and in particular the main issues.
· The Fire Service are seeking the views of residents & businesses.
· Proposals are to be made regarding the relocation of fire stations within the city and the residents of York will be asked for their opinions about these proposals.
· There will be consultation papers all over the city in the next few weeks.
Residents raised the following issues and questions.
· Can you do anything about Huntington when you can’t turn right?
o On Blue lights we can turn right onto the A1237
· Is the funding ringfenced for a new building in the fulford/Germany beck area?
o It is only a proposal so we would have to seek funding for it.
· Couldn’t there be a fire station within the new university development?
o This is something to look at.
2. Naburn Village Green
Clair Bailey-Lane (Street Environment Officer) is looking to spend some of the York Pride money for the ward in Naburn. One of the ideas is to make improvements to the village green.
Clair encouraged anyone with any ideas for improvements to contact her.
Questions raised were;
· The landlady of the local pub would also like to get involved in helping to fund improvements in the village.
· Can we straighten the telegraph pole that is leaning over at Acaster Lane.
There should shortly be some improvements to the village hall in Naburn thanks to the rural community council.
The Police gave a brief ward update;
· So far this year Wheldrake has had 65 recorded crimes, same as last year, with a total of 9 detections.
· Bishopthorpe has had 9 more recorded crimes than last year, with a total of 21 detections.
· The main issues in both areas seem to be parking and speeding.
· The PCSO has devised a questionnaire and handed it to all parents to fill in regarding parking and traffic at schools.
Issues and questions raised;
· The automatic speed device in Main Street was out of action for 6 weeks, this is the 3rd time this has happened.
· There seems to be a lot of travelling crime in the area.
Rachel Buxton from the Waste Strategy Team reported on recycling in the ward and across the city:
§ At the moment, 43% of all waste collected across the city is being recycled.
§ A report has recently been sent to members for approval about what the city hopes to do in the next 3 years.
§ This includes a target of recycling 50% of waste across the city, and having kerbside recycling available to all residents by 31st December 2010.
§ There will be a trial in The Groves next week using different recycling containers and wheelie bins to identify the most effective recycling methods.