Your ward councillors are:
- Cllr Stephen Fenton (Liberal Democrats)
- Cllr Ashley Mason (Liberal Democrats)
- Cllr Paula Widdowson (Liberal Democrats)
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 Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward committee meetings.
Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward profile, priorities and funding
The Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward profile contains statistical information about the area and is updated regularly.
Based on feedback from residents, ward councillors have set the following priorities for 2019 to 2020:
- improving the local environment
- increasing community involvement
- improving access to services and support
- promoting community safety
The Ward Team will focus their work and allocate the ward budget to projects which help address these priorities.
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 £35,545. 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 £125,693.
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 ward grant applications.
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
This ward is not currently inviting ward grant applications. We'll publish information about the future availability of ward funding on this page.
Housing Environment Improvement Programme
The Housing Environment Improvement Programme (HEIP) supports the delivery of local priorities, specifically improvements that tenants have identified as being important to them.
Residents' Associations, Parish Councils and Planning Panels
Residents' Associations in this ward:
- Dringhouses West Residents' Association
- The Revival Residents' Community Association (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details)
- Woodthorpe Community Group
Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward does not fall within a Parish Council area.
The ward has a Planning Panel of local residents who meet to discuss and respond to local planning applications.
Contact your Community Involvement Officer for more information on Residents' Associations and Planning Panels.
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
Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward information
Stay up to date with what's happening in Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward by:
- following @DringWoodWard on Twitter
- reading the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward directory
- 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.