Recycling collection day changes in #Micklegate

From 3 April 2017 City of York Council is changing the day they collect recycling in some areas of Micklegate ward.  All households with a day change will receive a letrecyclingter and a new rubbish and recycling calendar. Letters are being posted throughout March, so please look out for it. This letter will include details of the new day they will collect your recycling and a reminder of what you can recycle. If your street is listed below but you have not received a letter, please contact ycc@york.gov.uk  with ‘waste changes’ in the subject or call 01904 551551.

Further information on https://www.york.gov.uk/wastechanges

–          Bishopthorpe Road

–          Clock Tower Way

–          Joseph Terry Grove

–          Mount Vale

–          St Aubyns Place

–          St Georges Place

–          The Mount

 

The new collection calendars will be available via the CYC online waste collection calendar from mid to late March 2017.

Next #Micklegate Resident Meeting/ Ward Committee

Ward residents are invited to the next Micklegate Resident Meeting.

Wednesday 29 March at Room 1, Southlands Methodist Church

6.30 – 7.00 pm: Councillor surgery/ drop in

7.00 – 9.00 pm: Main meeting

Topics:

  • Reporting on ward spending in the last financial year
  • Update on Micklegate Neighbourhood Plan
  • Update on York Central Development
  • Bishopthorpe Road Sculpture (opportunity to talk to the artist)
  • Flooding resilience (Environment Agency invited)

The Big Spring Clean in #Micklegate Scarcroft Green and Neighbourhood Streets on March 5th: 1-3pm

spring-clean-1The Big Spring Clean is coming to Micklegate!

Friends of Scarcroft Green are organising a  Trash-Walk on Scarcroft Green and in the Neighbourhood Streets.

Sunday March 5th: 1-3pm, meet in front of Scarcroft School

They will have litter-picker sticks, litter collection bags and high-vis Volunteer jackets for everyone.

The plan is to Trash-Walk the Green and then time permitting, any adjacent streets: Nunthorpe Road, South Parade, East Mount Road, Moss Street, Gray Street, Upper Price Street, St Benedict Road, Scarcroft Road…

This event is part of the York Big Spring Clean. Please come and join in!

Further information from
Friends of Scarcroft Green

Public Meeting about Clifford’s Tower 10th March 1pm on the Eye of #York

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My fellow ward councillor Johnny Hayes asked me to advertise his upcoming event to residents interested in Clifford’s Tower and the Future of the Castle Car Park and the Eye of York area.

Planning permission has been granted for a shop, cafe and visitor centre to be built into the base of the motte of the 13th Century Clifford’s Tower. There has been a very vocal, considerable opposition to the permitted plans, that would like English Heritage Trust to consider other alternatives. 3780 people signed a petition to protest about the granting of planning permission in October 2016.

In December 2016 Cllr Hayes made an application for a judicial review (JR) which will go to trial in the high court in early May. He believes that the planning process in October was flawed.

To look beyond the judicial review, there will be a public meeting to hear about the exciting new plans for the Castle Car Park and the CoYC Castle Gateway report and to consider what is the best way forward for the visitor centre and this part of York.

This will will launch the “Eye of York Forum” that will aim to have several public meetings to debate the future of this part of York.

Speakers for the even ton March 10 include : Cllr Dave Taylor, Lord Mayor of York.  Rachael Maskell MP for York Central.  Amanda Beresford, Shulmans LLP. Cllr Johnny Hayes MBE. Anthony Crean QC, Kings Chambers. Richard Green, Former Curator York Art Gallery.

Cllr Hayes is also fundraising for the legal costs for the judicial review and have presently raised over £12,000 but are hoping to raise significantly more. You can pledge here if you would like to contribute to the legal fees:- www.savecliffordstower.co.uk

Cllr L Kramm

Thank You #Micklegate Cllr Julie Gunnel for ten years of service to the people of #York

We call Micklegate a rainbow ward because it is currently represented by three different councillors with three different political backgrounds. Currently Cllr Julie Gunnell (Labour)serves alongside independent Cllr Johnny Hayes and myself from the Green Party.

Last weekend Cllr Gunnell announced that she is stepping down as Councillor. Even if the decision did not came totally out of the blue I am very sad to lose a colleague who I value for her honest and forthright manner, her passion and commitment for caring about her constituents and of course her Yorkshire sense of humour.

Cllr Gunnell is liked and respected by the people in Micklegate and in lot of cases she was the first choice of contact for many residents with problems and concerns. Her independence and personal ratings enable her to buck the Labour trend in 2015 and got her re-elected as the senior councillor in the ward.

Cllr Gunnell was very welcoming to Cllr Hayes and myself when we joined the ward team and shared her experience and knowledge of the ongoing and past problems and projects in the ward. In the our rainbow ward, we all agreed that the interested of the residents trump any party politics.

I had also the pleasure to work with her as the chair of Communities and Environment Policy and Scrutiny Committee, where she was not just very open for suggestions and topics from the other members but also championed the fight against domestic violence and hate crimes and made it a priority in bringing it back on the agenda time after time.

In 2015 I felt for her when  Labour did not select her as the local candidate for the parliamentary seat and I was sad by the recent decision of the Labour group to replace her on the Audit and Governance Committee, where her continuous persistence was very effective and she was always a good ally in getting onto the bottom of a question, report or incident.

We are losing a genuine hard working and caring York councillor.

I wish Julie all the best in the future, success in her new job, good times with friends and family and more precious and joyful moments with her little grandson. You will be missed!

Cllr Lars Kramm, Ward Councillor for Micklegate Ward

 

Did you know you can pay your Council Tax in #York in instalments or get Council tax support?

Council Tax is a local tax on domestic properties. It is based on one of eight ‘valuation bands’ according to a property’s value on 1 April 1991.Council Tax is usually paid by the occupants of the property. This year Council tax will go up by 3.7 per cent.

City of York Council is responsible for collecting Council Tax which funds about 20% of local public services, including:

  • refuse collection
  • social services
  • environmental health
  • education

Another (approximate) 20% of Council Tax is used to help fund police, fire and public transport services.

Instalment plans

Domestic council tax can be set up in the following instalment plans:

  • one instalment
  • two instalments
  • ten instalments
  • twelve instalments

Most bills are set to ten instalments, so if you wish to change it, please contact the council tax department.

Council tax support

Council Tax Support (CTS) is a type of discount off your council tax bill. It replaced ‘Council Tax Benefit on 1 April 2013.

CTS is a means tested discount based on your household income and any savings, so people who get welfare benefits and those on low income are likely to qualify. If your savings exceed £16,000 you will not be eligible unless you receive pension credit ‘guarantee credit’.

For more information.

CTS provides a maximum discount of:

  • 77.5% for people who are of working age
  • 100% for people of pension credit age

#MICKLEGATE WEEKLY LIST OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS received between 18th – 24th February 2017

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: 17/00220/FUL
Location:       Fleetway Taxis Ltd 9 Queen Street York YO24 1AD
Proposal:       Relocation of entrance door and associated internal alterations
Applicant:      Mr Jim Love
Contact Kevin Bristowe
Consultation Expiry Date        22 March 2017
Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 17/00234/FUL
Location:       York Racecourse Racecourse Road Knavesmire York YO23 1EJ
Proposal:       Relocation of water tank with associated works
Applicant:      Mr Brian Douglas
Contact Hull Office LHL Group
Consultation Expiry Date        22 March 2017
Case Officer:   Sophie Prendergast      Expected Decision Level
Ref No: 17/00277/ADV
Location:       Lanamiche Ashcroft House 46 Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1JL
Proposal:       Display of 1no. externally illuminated wall mounted sign and 1no. internally illuminated post mounted sign
Applicant:      Mr Sadler
Contact Mr Leslie Gregg
Consultation Expiry Date        20 March 2017
Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 17/00282/LBC
Location:       Brewdog 130 – 134 Micklegate York YO1 6JX
Proposal:       Internal alterations including removal of non-original partitions, provision of new wall and floor finishes and associated decoration relating to fit out as a bar
Applicant:      Brewdog Bars Ltd
Contact Mr Mark Shearman
Consultation Expiry Date        22 March 2017
Case Officer:   Erik Matthews   Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 17/00283/FUL
Location:       73 Dale Street York YO23 1AE
Proposal:       Installation of chimney flue to front roof slope
Applicant:      Ms Ann Nash
Contact Bridie Durcan
Consultation Expiry Date        20 March 2017
Case Officer:   Sandra Duffill  Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 17/00313/FUL
Location:       52 Albemarle Road York YO23 1ER
Proposal:       Single storey rear extension
Applicant:      Mrs Ella Kenyon
Contact Mr Andy Sykes
Consultation Expiry Date        20 March 2017
Case Officer:   Sandra Duffill  Expected Decision Level
Ref No: 17/00360/LBC
Location:       Punch Bowl Hotel 5 – 9 Blossom Street York YO24 1AU
Proposal:       Reinstatement of stonework to delivery door archway and  installation of new steel lintel to support archway
Applicant:      Mr Graham Nokes
Contact Mr Oliver Crisp
Consultation Expiry Date        22 March 2017
Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 17/00361/TCA
Location:       2 Albemarle Road York YO23 1FB
Proposal:       Notification to crown reduce by 50% and re-shape 1no. Cedar in a Conservation Area.
Applicant:      Mr Daniel Elliott
Consultation Expiry Date        20 March 2017
Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level
Ref No: 17/00403/TCA
Location:       1 Tuke House  Cromwell Road York YO1 6DJ
Proposal:       Notification to crown reduce overhanging limbs of a line of mixed species trees in a Conservation Area
Applicant:      Mr Peter Briggs
Contact David Gregory
Consultation Expiry Date        20 March 2017
Case Officer:   Esther Priestley        Expected Decision Level

#MICKLEGATE WEEKLY LIST OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS received between 13th – 17th February 2017

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: 17/00223/LBC
Location:       2 Dewsbury Terrace York YO1 6HA
Proposal:       New window and door openings to rear elevation and internal alterations including removal of internal walls and creation of new openings to ground and first floors
Applicant:      Mrs Eileen Barker
Contact Ms Rachael Barker
Consultation Expiry Date        22 March 2017
Case Officer:   Heather Fairy   Expected Decision Level DEL
Ref No: 17/00214/FUL
Location:       7 Philadelphia Terrace York YO23 1DH
Proposal:       Single storey rear extensions and dormer window to rear
Applicant:      Mr Ian Soanes
Consultation Expiry Date        13 March 2017
Case Officer:   Elizabeth Potter        Expected Decision Level DEL
 Ref No: 17/00253/FUL
Location:       4 Scarcroft Lane York YO23 1AD
Proposal:       Erection of 1no. dwelling to rear of 4 Scarcroft Lane
Applicant:      Mr Damion Todd
Contact Mr Robert Kaminski
Consultation Expiry Date        22 March 2017
Case Officer:   Jonathan Kenyon Expected Decision Level DEL

Environment Agency #York Quarterly Newsletter on #Flooding #Micklegate

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Following the public exhibition in November, the Environment Agency has stated producing a quarterly newsletter to update interested residents on the flood defence work in York. They have produced the first of these newsletters, focussing on bringing residents up to speed on all that has happened so far, with the intention that future editions can focus more on specific current issues or schemes. Their first newsletter was distributed electronically last Monday, to those who have provided them with their details over the past year.

At this time it is the EAs intention to produce an digital newsletter, in order to allow it to be shared easily. Please feel free to distribute this newsletter onwards. Any residents who would like to be added to the distribution list can contact the EA at yorkfloodplan@environment-agency.gov.uk