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Agenda item

Provisional Local Improvement Schemes

Your chance to comment on the provisional schemes list and to influence the decision on how the budget for 2010/11 will be spent.


Residents were given the opportunity to discuss any of the schemes before the councillors decided on the list for 2010-11.


Q. How many seats are there in the Skelton Play area?

A. If successful there will be 5 seats in the area.


There was a question about the location of the benches as on the ballot they were suggested that they would be on The Pasture. This was noted.


The members explained that they weighed up the expressions of interest, they considered the number of people who supported each scheme and from what area they came. They looked for, and discounted, what appeared to be ‘tactical voting’ – supporting schemes in one area and against all in other areas. They took into account expressions of support from previous  ward committee meetings and from speaking to residents.


While the Councillors and Neighbourhood Management Officer discussed the schemes the residents had a break for coffee and biscuits.


Once the decision had been made the Councillors went through which schemes had been approved. Of the 27 proposed schemes 18 were approved for funding. (See list below)


Ambition 1: Keeping your community safe



Scheme suggestion



Install a barrier on the footpath between Tamworth Road and Lilbourne Drive to allow push chairs through but to stop scooters and mini-motos using it as a shortcut to the fields behind Tamworth Road.








Ambition 2: Valuing our young people



Scheme suggestion



A fund for York Playspace to provide  6 mobile play sessions for young children at various places in the ward. (£205 per 2 hour session.)



A grant to Kool Kids Club to buy outdoor play equipment to improve outdoor play opportunities for children in the ward at their Clifton With Rawcliffe Federation Junior School site. This will include scooters, a tennis coaching pack and football posts.



A grant to Young People's Service to continue providing youth work in the ward. This fund will cover building-based work (at youth clubs etc), detached work (could be on the streets, park etc) and by using the URBIE bus (a mobile youth club).



Relocate the gate at the Clifton Moor Community Church to be opposite the door allowing the after school club to move directly to the open space for activities.



Create a path connecting Staindale Close with Rawcliffe Recreation Field. This will link to other paths that are part of 'Routes to School'



A fund to support additional parenting courses run by Family Matters at St Mark's Church Rawcliffe.



A grant to 'Skelton Squirrels' playgroup to provide additional play sessions at Skelton Primary School. They aim to attract more families to participate as well as providing three hour sessions more days of the week.



A grant to Active York to support their ‘Fund for the Gifted’. This helps young sports people pay for training, travel and equipment that they may not otherwise be able to afford.








Ambition 3: Improving street environment and road safety



Scheme suggestion



Continue to put out and maintain the 4 ward committee funded salt bins.



Provide more shelter at the bus stop on Water Lane between Rawcliffe Drive and Lancaster Way. At the moment this stop lacks cover and seating.



A grant to Skelton Village Hall Management Committee to replace the front porch. They have replaced most of the windows and this is the last part of the renovations work to be done.



A grant to Clifton Without Parish Council to contribute to the cost of an          environmental make-over of the area around the scout hut on Green Lane.



A fund to remove some of the trees in the hedge on the Shipton Road service road and to maintain the hedge. The hedge on the other side is well maintained and this measure would make both sides look better.



A grant to Rawcliffe Parish Council to plant two slow growing trees on the Staindale Close open space. This will include the equipment needed to protect their growth.








Other Schemes



Scheme suggestion



A grant to St Mark's Church in Rawcliffe to pay for the establishment of a lunch club. Volunteers from the church would like to get involved in setting up a lunch club. There is a large population of people over 60 and the volunteers would like to build on their success of the Saturday morning coffee sessions.



A grant to Clifton Without and Rawcliffe Allotment Association to pay for skips throughout the year. Half of these skips will be for compostable green waste only.



A grant to Clifton Backies Management Committee  towards the provision of a seating area on Clifton Backies for recreation. The final design and costings will be available after a public consultation event.



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