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Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward


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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 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.

Ward budget

The ward team will focus their work and allocate the ward budget to projects that help address the ward priorities. For 2020 to 2021 the ward budget allocation is £38,297.

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.

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. Information about future ward funding availability will be published on this page.

We're especially interested in application for projects enabling groups to operate in the COVID-19 environment.

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 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.

Support in your ward

The City of York Council Health Trainers offer support to help residents to continue to live independently and safely in their homes.

The Healthy Homes handyperson service can perform small jobs around your home if you are:

  • aged 60 years and over
  • disabled

Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward information

Stay up to date with what's happening in Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward by:

Ask your CIO to add you to their email list for updates on news and events.

Also see

Michal Czekajlo

Community Involvement Officer

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551841