Your ward councillor is:
- Cllr John Galvin (Independent)
Your ward councillor sets priorities and works 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 local information and how priorities are being addressed. View agendas and minutes from Bishopthorpe Ward committee meetings.
Bishopthorpe Ward profile, priorities and funding
The Bishopthorpe Ward profile contains statistical information about the area and is updated regularly.
Based on feedback from residents, ward councillors have set the following current ward priorities:
- enhancing and improving the local environment
- reducing social isolation
- encouraging community involvement
Each ward has a budget to spend on local priorities. For 2022 to 2023 the ward budget allocation is £11,701.
To find out what has been spent so far, see decisions on funding. You can find out more at your annual ward committee meetings or by contacting your Community Officer.
Consultations and decisions on funding happen at ward committee meetings and through surveys and councillor surgeries.
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. See further information about ward grant applications, and how to apply.
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
Housing Environment Improvement Programme
The Housing Environment Improvement Programme (HEIP) supports the delivery of local priorities, specifically improvements that tenants have identified as important.
Residents' Associations, Parish Councils and Planning Panels
There is no active Residents' Association in this ward.
Parish Councils in Bishopthorpe Ward are:
Planning Panels are not active in areas where there are Parish Councils.
Support in your ward
The City of York Council Health Trainers offer free health and wellbeing support.
Our skilled Health Trainers are able to offer confidential one-to-one support and guidance, face-to-face or remotely, to help you with:
- healthy eating advice and weight management
- finding new ways to be more active
- quitting smoking
- reducing your alcohol intake
- finding groups and activities to get back out in the community
The Healthy Homes handyperson service can perform small jobs around your home if you are:
- aged 60 years and over
Bishopthorpe Ward information
Stay up to date with what's happening in Bishopthorpe Ward by:
- following @BishWheldWard on Twitter
- contacting your ward councillor
- contacting your Community Officer
Ask your Community Officer to add you to their email list for updates on news and events.