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 current ward priorities:
- 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.
Each ward has a budget to spend on local priorities. For 2022 to 2023 the ward budget allocation is £35,106.
The ward also receives a budget allocation for improvements to local highways. It's called the Ward Highways Capital Scheme and is a 4-year programme formed from capital resources set aside from the main Highways Capital Programme. The amount allocated for 2019 to 2023 is £125,693.
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 ward grant applications.
This ward is not currently inviting 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
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 email@example.com 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. You can contact the Planning Panel Secretary on email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact your Community Officer for more information on Residents' Associations and Planning Panels.
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
Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward information
Stay up to date with what's happening in Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward by:
- following @DringWoodWard on Twitter
- contacting your ward councillors
- contacting your Community Officer
Ask your Community Officer to add you to their email list for updates on news and events.