Month: October 2016

Illuminating #York: 26 – 29 October

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As the nights draw in, Illuminating York will shine more brightly than ever before. The Festival attracts more than 50,000 people to the city to experience York in a new light. Cutting-edge technology creates a colourful celebration of York’s unique heritage, from spectacular sites to hidden gems. This year, Illuminating York will spread right across the city centre with brand new illuminating artworks.

A fantastic programme of supporting events in local top attractions means that you can enjoy the Festival over more than one evening, experiencing buildings and concerts by candlelight.

Key attractions:

York Minster – Jason Bruges Studio
After a triumph lighting The Shard in London on New Year’s Eve, Jason Bruges Studio will become ‘light masons’ within the cavernous nave of York’s gothic cathedral. Using only white light and particulate suspended in the air, visitors will experience spectacular choreographed spaces carved out of light.

This is the only paid-for commission, with standard admission prices of £8 for adults and £3.50 for children, which also includes admission to the East End exhibition and Chapter House. Each ticket is allocated a time slot and family ticket deals are available.

Tickets are available from York Theatre Royal and York Minster box offices. Early bird discounts are also available until 9 October, priced at £6 and £3. Family tickets are also available.

York St John University – David Ogle’s ‘Lumen’
A new venue for illuminating York, the historic quad at York St John’s Lord Mayor’s Walk campus will be occupied by a forest of light. Visitors can walk between skeletal coloured luminescent trees, to experience the unusual light and shade cast by their glowing branches, with further exhibitions and performances by York St John Students to discover around the campus. Free.

(NRM) National Railway Museum – Heinrich and Palmer
Pioneers of large-scale illuminated art, Heinrich and Palmer turn their attention to the Workshop at NRM, creating an experience that brings together projection, light drawings, film and sound in the working heart of the museum, where engines are maintained and restored.

Visitors will also see the return of Locos in a Different Light, at the NRM, where the halls and locomotives are transformed with colour and light by theatre lighting design students. Free. Photo taken in 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate – Helen Maurer
Secrets in the stained glass inspire the displays inside this historic building as Helen Maurer creates a compelling installation using light, glass and mirrors to project shape and colour onto the walls and ceiling. Free.

‘Loopy Lou’ in King’s Square, by Rémi Brun
“Loupy Lou” presents a skipping figure, whose movements are created by just a few LED lights. In daylight, Brun’s sculpture looks like an abstract wire construction, but after dark, the LED lights that dance around create a depiction of a skipping girl, based on the artist’s daughter playing. Remi Brun lives and works in Paris and this is the first time his work has been shown in a UK light festival. Free.

Shambles – ‘Orbit’ by Studio PSK
Regularly voted one of Britain’s most picturesque streets, Studio PSK has designed ‘Orbit’ which will be installed along the entire length of the world-famous Shambles. Arcs of light will revolve above the heads of the visitors encircling views of the iconic street, prompting them to look up from the historic street. Free.

Society of Light & Lighting Projects
The Society of Light & Lighting- the top industry body for those working in the lighting sector – will be working with schools around York to create lighting schemes for three venues, including parts of the city walls and St Michael-le-Belfry. Free.

Bunny Light Trail
Making a return after its debut last year will be the popular Bunny Light Trail, in collaboration with York contemporary design store Snow Home, where 50 bunny lights customised by artists and creatives will be placed in shop and business windows across the city centre.

Illuminating York can be experienced in any order and is designed for visitors to be able to jump in and out of the trail, this may be over one evening or across the duration of the festival.

For a map, booking and further information visit http://www.illuminatingyork.org.uk/

 

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Lord Mayors Curry Club: Indian Dance and Dinner evening in #Micklegate

The fourth event in the series Lord Mayors Curry Club will take place next Friday, 28 October, join the Sheriff and Sheriff’s Lady and guests for an:
Indian Dance and Dinner evening
 
This is a special occasion, with entertainment from international dancer Céline Pradeu-Kanagasabai.
 
Celine calls her dance style ‘Bharatemporary’, it being a fusion of Indian classical dance ‘Bharatanatyam’ and contemporary dance, with elements of western classical style thrown in. She will be in York as the guest of the Indian Cultural Association, as we approach the festival of Diwali.
 
Food will be provided from 7:30 by the excellent Mirchiz Restaurant.
 
The venue is English Martyrs’ Church Hall, Dalton Terrace, York, YO24 4DA
 
You can buy tickets online at:
 

This event is supporting the Lord Mayor of Yorks charities.

#SupportAdoption in #York

The council is backing National Adoption Week by encouraging people to consider adopting children who need a loving, secure home and who are struggling to find one.

The week run until 23 October with aim of raising awareness of adoption and encouraging potential parents to come forward and the theme is embodied by the hashtag #SupportAdoption

The council’s adoption team would like to hear from anyone who is interested in adopting an older child, one with additional needs or a family group which needs to stay together. High quality support is provided for every step of the way including after adoption has taken place.

The team would also like to hear from people interested in providing an early permanence placement. This is a system which aims for continuity of care where someone wanting to and who has been approved to adopt could also be approved as a foster carer.

If you would like to know more about adoption, you can find out more at www.york.gov.uk/adoption or, as York is part of the Yorkshire Adoption Consortium, please visit http://beingfamily.co.uk/. For general information, you are welcome to call 01904 553525  or email: adoption@york.gov.uk

#MICKLEGATE WEEKLY LIST OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BETWEEN 10TH OCTOBER –21ST OCTOBER 2016

Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Micklegate ward. Full details can be found by searching for the application reference. Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

Ref No: 16/02018/FUL
Location:  20 George Hudson Street York
Proposal:  Change of use of ground floor office (use class B1) to cafe (use class A3)
Applicant:      Mr Chris Hartley
Consultation Expiry Date        14 November 2016
Case Officer:  Victoria Bell  Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02342/FUL
Location:  48 Trafalgar Street York YO23 1HZ
Proposal:  Change of use of dwelling (use class C3) to House in Multiple Occupation (use class C4)
Applicant:      Mr Stephen Robling
Consultation Expiry Date        14 November 2016
Case Officer:  Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02343/FUL
Location:  29 Moorgarth Avenue York YO24 1DP
Proposal:  Erection of garden building to rear (retrospective)
Applicant:      Mr Paul Bennett
Consultation Expiry Date        14 November 2016
Case Officer:  Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 16/02363/LBC
Location:  Reel Cinema Blossom Street York YO24 1AJ
Proposal:  Installation of wall mounted automated number plate recognition camera to southwest elevation of cinema building (retrospective)
Applicant:      Bransby Wilson Parking Solutions
Contact O’Neill Associates
Consultation Expiry Date        16 November 2016
Case Officer:  Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02426/TCA
Location:  6 Mount Terrace Mount Parade York YO24 4AR
Proposal:  Remove 1no. Eucalyptus in a Conservation Area
Applicant:      Mr Alistair Birch
Contact Lewis Tree Surgery
Consultation Expiry Date        14 November 2016
Case Officer:          Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 16/02260/LBC
Location:       The Parish Micklegate York YO1 6JG
Proposal:       Internal alterations and refurbishment including relocation of bar, reconfiguration of entrance lobby, boiler room and staircase access, alterations to seating layout, removal of first floor kitchen and staircase, extension of toilets, and alterations to mezzanine floor levels including new bar
Applicant:      Mr Ian Howmans
Contact Mr Phill Young
Consultation Expiry Date        7 November 2016
Case Officer:   David Johnson   Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 16/02313/LBC
Location:       Trinity Services (Uk) Ltd 112 Micklegate York YO1 6JX
Proposal:       Refurbishment of basement and ground floor to facilitate formation of cafe, sales area, kitchen and toilets
Applicant:      Trinity Services (UK) Ltd
Consultation Expiry Date        16 November 2016
Case Officer:   Rachel Tyas     Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 16/02328/FUL
Location:       PBH Rail 4A Custance Walk York YO23 1BX
Proposal:       Single storey extension to provide additional office accommodation
Applicant:      Mr M Chilton
Contact Mr Paul Butler
Consultation Expiry Date        7 November 2016
Case Officer:   Neil Massey     Expected Decision Level DEL

 

Older Citizens Advocacy #York need your help for #Micklegate project

Older Citizen Advocacy York asks for your support for their Project in the Micklegate Ward. They have bid to the Aviva Community Fund for £1,000 to provide Advocacy Support in our ward.
How you can help
Voting opens on 21 October 2016, so please could you share details of our project with as many friends, family and community supporters as possible and ask them to vote for us. The projects with the most votes will become finalists.

Anyone who lives in the UK and registers on the Aviva Community Fund website can vote for projects between 21 October and 18 November – you don’t have to have submitted a project to vote.

Please support their project as people may need advocacy because they feel:

No one is listening to them
They’ve got important decisions to make
They can’t get the help they need
They don’t agree with decisions that are being made about them

An advocate can help by:

Helping to decide what to do
Finding out information and who to contact
Telling clients about their rights
Helping clients to access health and social care services
Going to meetings and appointments with clients
Helping to write letters and fill in forms
Challenging decisions that clients do not agree with
Making sure rights are being respected
Helping to make a complaint

AND THEIR SERVICE IS FREE!!!!
How do I vote for a project?
Register at https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/user/login. Once you’ve registered on the Aviva Community Fund website, all you need to do is click on the ‘Vote’ button on any project you want to support. Each registered user gets 10 votes they can use at any time.
When can You vote?
You can vote at any time during the voting phase of the competition, which runs from 9am on 21 October to midday on 18 November 2016.

Find out more about OCAY at http://oldercitizensadvocacyyork.org.uk/

Police and Crime Plan consultation #York #Micklegate @northyorkpcc

Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire is launching a consultation exercise to find out what people want from North Yorkshire Police to help them ‘Be Safe, Feel Safe’.

Feedback from the consultation will be used to help her produce a new Police and Crime Plan which will set the future direction of the force over the next three years.

The consultation will be in two parts:

An online survey
An online survey will be available at www.telljulia.com from Thursday 13 October and run until the middle of November. The PCC is hoping many hundreds of people will complete the survey and is particularly keen to hear from those who represent specialist interest groups as well as members of the general public.

Stakeholder meetings
Once the results of the survey are in, the PCC and her colleagues will be meeting with stakeholder groups across the area to get more detailed feedback.
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Next Wednesday: Take a Virtual Reality journey through National Centre for Early Music, plus a family workshop and free food!

Next Wednesday 19th October

Enthusiasts of architecture, archaeology, technology, music and art are invited to experience York’s heritage as never before!

Local artists and archaeologists have worked together to create a colourful virtual reality experience drawn from the stunning architecture of St Margaret’s Church on Walmgate. AOC Archaeology group has used laser-scanning technology to record millions of pin point measurements of St Margaret’s Church. This information has been transformed into a virtual reality journey that visitors can experience using smartphones and VR goggles

4.00pm-5.00pm Family Workshop Session: An opportunity to use a variety of instruments including a ‘sound beam’ and an X-Box controller to control the light and sound in the church, transforming the space. Places for this session are free but limited – to register interest please email boxoffice@ncem.co.uk or call 01904 658338.

5.30pm-7.30pm Vespertine Event: Take an immersive digital journey and experience a sound installation that bring the church space and laser scans to life. Attendees will also get to try some sweet and savoury tasty snacks provided by Walmgate’s bike cafe Bicis Y Mas. This part of the event is drop in and there is no need to book.

7.00pm Meet the Artists: An opportunity to learn more about the process of creating the VR experience and sound installation with a short explanation from artist Annabeth Robinson and musician Jez Wells.

Partners AOC Archaeology Group and National Centre for Early Music

Hungate Community Fund for community groups and small charities in #York

The Hungate Community Fund is now launched  and open for applications from community groups and small charities based in York.

The fund can provide grants up to £2000 (and in exceptional cases and at the discretion of the panel up to £5000) for a variety of projects

The closing date for the first round of applications is 14th November 2016

Groups need to:
·        Be small local groups (as a general guide we consider small to be those with an income of less than
·        £200,000 (in the last reporting year) run by local people.
·        Be operating in the City of York (within the boundary of the area served by City of York council)
·        Be mainly volunteer led
·        Have limited access to other sources of income
·        Have a constitution, including suitable dissolution clause
Priority will be given to projects which address the following areas of need:
·        Reducing inequality & hidden poverty
·        Improving health & wellbeing
·        Reducing loneliness & social isolation
·        Education
·        Environment
·        Art & Culture

Further details about the fund and how to apply can be found on the Two Ridings Community Foundation website at http://www.trcf.org.uk/hungate-community-fund

Mooring of Ouse Barge converted to create floating arts venue adjacent to Tower Gardens / Skeldergate Bridge

Please be aware that planning application 16/01769/FUL regarding the mooring of Ouse Barge converted to create floating arts venue adjacent to Tower Gardens / Skeldergate Bridge is due to be considered at Planning Committee on Thursday, 17th November, 2016 4.30 pm.

The deadline for registering is by 5pm on Wednesday 16th November 2016. Members of the public can speak on specific planning applications.

To register please contact the Democracy Officers for the meeting.

 

#Micklegate Weekly list of planning applications received between 19th September – 7th October 2016

Below are the latest planning applications received by the York Council for the Micklegate ward.
Full details can be found by searching for the application reference.
Representations can be made in favour of, or in objection to, any application via the Planning on line web site.  http://planningaccess.york.gov.uk/online-applications/

Ref No: 16/01537/LBC
Location:  Railway Station Station Road York
Proposal:  Installation of 1no. wall mounted air conditioning unit to Virgin Trains East Coast messroom kitchen
Applicant:      Mr Malcolm Mckay
Contact Mr Malcolm Mckay
Consultation Expiry Date        2 November 2016
Case Officer:  David Johnson  Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02326/TCA
Location:  202 Mount Vale York YO24 1DL
Proposal:  Reduce and thin by 30% 1 no. Horse Chestnut and 1 no. Cherry
Applicant:      Mr Richard Gibbon
Consultation Expiry Date        31 October 2016
Case Officer:  Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 16/02217/FUL
Location:  9 Scott Street York YO23 1NR
Proposal:  Change of use of dwelling (use class C3) to House in Multiple Occupation (use class C4)
Applicant:      Mr Stephen Robling
Consultation Expiry Date        31 October 2016
Case Officer:  Carolyn Howarth Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02234/FUL
Location:  155 Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1PA
Proposal:  Hip to gable roof extension, dormer to rear and single storey rear extension
Applicant:      Mr & Mrs S. Downes
Contact Mr S. Graham
Consultation Expiry Date        31 October 2016
Case Officer:  Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02235/FUL
Location:  52 Holgate Road York YO24 4AB
Proposal:  Demolition of garage wall and roof to form extended courtyard garden
Applicant:      Miss Emma Mellors
Consultation Expiry Date        2 November 2016
Case Officer:  Sharon Jackson  Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02292/TCA
Location:  226 Mount Vale York YO24 1DL
Proposal:  Fell Ash tree in Conservation Area
Applicant:      Mrs Beryl Clayton
Contact Mrs Sarah Holder
Consultation Expiry Date        31 October 2016
Case Officer:  Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 16/02319/TCA
Location:  228 Mount Vale York YO24 1DL
Proposal:  Fell Leylandii tree in Conservation Area
Applicant:      Mr Simon Renshaw Smith
Contact Mrs Sarah Holder
Consultation Expiry Date        31 October 2016
Case Officer:  Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level

Ref No: 16/02131/TCNOT
Location:  Telephone Box Adjacent 159 Mount Vale York
Proposal:  Removal of public payphone
Applicant:      Rick Thompson
Consultation Expiry Date        24 October 2016
Case Officer:  Richard Ball    Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02133/TCNOT
Location:  Telephone Box At Junction Of Bishopthorpe Road And Balmoral Terrace York
Proposal:  Removal of public payphone
Applicant:      Rick Thompson
Consultation Expiry Date        24 October 2016
Case Officer:  Richard Ball    Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02190/LBC
Location:  York Station Station Road York
Proposal:  Installation of two tier bike racks to short stay car park, two tier bike racks to opposite platform 3 following removal of Sheffield Bike stands, new signage, floor signage and additional bollards
Applicant:      Network Rail Ltd
Contact Miss Frances Cunningham
Consultation Expiry Date        2 November 2016
Case Officer:  David Johnson  Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02068/FUL
Location:  25 Nunthorpe Grove York YO23 1DT
Proposal:  Single storey side and rear extensions (revised scheme)
Applicant:      Mr And Mrs Richardson – Byrne
Contact Mrs Kate Macneill
Consultation Expiry Date        17 October 2016
Case Officer:  Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02113/ADV
Location:  York Sea Cadet Corps 22 Skeldergate York YO1 6DH
Proposal:  Display of 3no. non illuminated fascia signs (two wall mounted, one on main door) (retrospective)
Applicant:      Mr Paul Sutermeister
Consultation Expiry Date        17 October 2016
Case Officer:  David Johnson  Expected Decision Level DEL

Ref No: 16/02111/FUL
Location:  Walker Nicholas Architects Ltd 42 Oxford Street York YO24 4AW
Proposal:  Extension to existing building to create additional office accommodation on first and second floors above rear ground floor parking area, including demolition of existing garage
Applicant:      Walker Nicholas Architects Ltd
Consultation Expiry Date        19 October 2016
Case Officer:  Heather Fairy  Expected Decision Level