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Agenda and minutes

Contact: Sally Barker 

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Drop-in surgery 6.30pm

The drop-in surgery gives you the opportunity to talk to your councillors, street environment officer, safer neighbourhood team, neighbourhood management officer and visiting speakers in an informal setting.


6.30pm – Drop in Surgery



1.1   Residents had the opportunity to talk informally to Councillor’s Galvin and Barton, Suzanne Prance, Street Environment Officer, PCSO Colin Martin, Sally Barker Neighbourhood Management Officer, Treemendous, York Explore, and Street Sport had information stands for the residents.












7.00pm Main Meeting


7.00pm – Main Meeting


Cllr Galvin and Barton welcomed residents to the meeting.

The minutes of the last meeting were agreed and signed.


Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team

Your local police team will give an update on issues in your ward and answer any questions you have.


PCSO Colin Martin gave the residents a crime update.


Bishopthorpe had a 8% decrease in Burglary


Wheldrake had a 10% increase in Burglary


A Question was asked about whether it was correct that the local response team are getting two extra recruits.


Answer: Not aware of this.





Street Environment Update

City of York Council Street Environment Officer Suzanne Prance will introduce the Love Where You Live campaign.


Suzanne Prance Street Environment Officer gave a presentation about Love Where You Live.


No Comments or questions were asked.


Local Improvement Schemes

An update will be given on the progress of this year’s schemes. Following that, the suggested schemes for 2012-13 will be discussed. If you made one of the suggestions on the ballot list, come along to tell people more about it.


Local Improvement Schemes



Residents were given the opportunity to raise any questions about the schemes and get further information about them.


Representatives from York Wheels, Street Sport and Wheldrake Youth club and Wheldrake Parish Council gave further information about their schemes.


 A Question was asked,


Is the full amount of funds asked for always paid.


Answer: Cllr Galvin answered that this was not always the case.


Polling review

Find out about polling districts and the polling station review from City of York Council’s Elections Manager Andrew Flecknor.


Polling Review


3.3 Andrew Flecknor, City of York Council’s Election Manager gave a informative presentation about the Polling districts and the Polling station review.


3.4 Question was asked and noted:

In the general elections a lady who has two children who are away at University what is to stop them having two votes.

Answer: Honesty.


A discussion took place with Andrew and Cllr Galvin about the process.



Have your say

Your chance to ask questions about local issues and concerns not covered by the agenda.


Have Your Say



Your chance to ask questions about issues and concerns.



The following question was asked:



A resident asked about the lack of late night buses to and from Bishopthorpe.


Answer: Cllr Galvin mentioned that he had already been in discussions with Coastliner about putting a extra stop in Bishopthorpe.




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