People and communities

Strensall 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 agendas and minutes from Strensall Ward Committee meetings.

  • ward community projects may include grants to voluntary organisations and/or or services for the local area
  • ward environmental projects include parks and gardens, open spaces, grass cutting and flower beds
  • the Highways Programme includes improvements to surfacing, footpaths, cycle-ways and lighting
  • other projects such as reducing social isolation and loneliness, prevention of falls, access to a regular nutritious meal, community transport, practical support, handyperson services and extra support for carers

Ward profile, priorities and funding

The Strensall 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:

  • reducing social isolation
  • improving the health and wellbeing of residents
  • improving the local environment

Ward budget

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.

The budget for 2019 to 2020 has been set at £25,385. This includes allocation of the Safer Communities Fund agreed on 17 July 2019 as part of the council’s Supplementary Budget Proposals.

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

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

Residents' Associations, Parish Councils and Planning Panels

There is no active Residents' Association in this ward.

Parish Councils in this ward:

Planning Panels are not active in areas where there are Parish Councils.

Contact your Community Involvement Officer for more information on Residents' Associations and Planning Panels.

Strensall Ward information

Stay up to date with what's happening in Strensall Ward by:

  • following @StrensallWard on Twitter
  • contacting your ward councillor
  • contacting your Community Involvement Officer (CIO)

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

Also see

Ian Cartwright

Community Involvement Officer

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 553965