Your ward councillors are:
Your ward councillors set priorities and work to address them with input from partners and residents. They host ward committee meetings and events, and lead a team of officers / partners working in the area.
You can attend events and committee meetings in your ward to find out about how local priorities are being addressed. View minutes and agendas from Acomb Ward committee meetings.
Acomb Ward profile, priorities and funding
The Acomb Ward profile contains statistical information about the area and is updated regularly.
Consultations and engagement with residents take place in a variety of ways, for example, at ward committee meetings and team meetings. These forums also involve decisions on funding in order to allocate the ward budget in response to local needs and priorities.
Based on feedback from residents, ward councillors have set the following current ward priorities:
- reducing social isolation
- improving facilities and activities for young people
- a cleaner, greener ward
- improving health and wellbeing
- increased community involvement
Each ward has a budget to spend on local priorities. Ward Committees make recommendations to the Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities on how the money should be spent.
Consultations and decisions on funding happen at ward committee meetings and through surveys and councillor surgeries.
The ward team will focus their work and allocate the ward budget to projects that help address the ward priorities. For 2019 to 2020 the ward budget allocation is £26,433. This includes allocation of the Safer Communities Fund agreed on 17 July 2019 as part of the council’s Supplementary Budget Proposals.
The ward also receives a budget allocation for improvements to local highways. It's called the Ward Highways Capital Scheme and is a four-year programme formed from capital resources set aside from the main Highways Capital Programme. The amount allocated for 2019 to 2023 is £85,750.
Ward grant applications
Community groups and voluntary organisations based in the ward can apply for budget funding by making a ward grant application.
This ward is currently inviting ward grant applications until Friday 6 March 2020.
Community projects eligible for grants may include services for the local area, such as projects which:
- help to achieve ward priorities
- provide a service in the ward
- provide opportunities for ward residents to become involved
Please note: funding must be spend by the end of September 2020.
Housing Environment Improvement Programme
The Housing Environment Improvement Programme (HEIP) supports the delivery of local priorities, specifically improvements that tenants feel are important for the local area.
Residents' Associations, Parish Councils and Planning Panels
Acomb Ward does not fall within a Parish Council area.
A Planning Panel is made up of local residents who come together to discuss and respond to local planning applications.
Contact your Community Involvement Officer for more information on Residents' Associations and Planning Panels.
Local Area Coordination
Local Area Coordinators help you stay safe, well, independent and connected to your local community.
YorWellbeing support in your Ward
YorWellbeing offers support to help residents to continue to live independently and safely in their homes.
The Yorwellbeing handyperson service can perform small jobs around your home if you are:
- aged 60 years and over
Acomb Ward information
Stay up to date with what's happening in Acomb Ward by:
- following @AcombWard on Twitter
- contacting your ward councillors
- contacting your Community Involvement Officer (CIO)
Ask your CIO to add you to their email list for updates on news and events.
Community Involvement Officer