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.
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 2017 to 2018:
- 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. For 2017 to 2018 the ward budget is £47,654. This is made out of £18,264 of the capital element (incl. carry over from year 2016-17) that can be utilised for improvements to the local highways infrastructure and £29,390 of the general budget.
Community groups and voluntary organisations based in the ward can apply for grant funding every year.
You can download the following documents for your application:
Please note the application process for 2017 to 2018 ward funding is now closed - the closing date for applications was 30 April 2017.
Community groups and voluntary organisations will be invited to apply for ward funding again in 2018 to 2019.
To find out how the ward budget for 2017 to 2018 was allocated, see ward funding decisions.
Consultations with residents take place in a variety of ways, through ward committees and team meetings. During these meetings, decisions on funding are made to allocate the ward budget in response to local needs and priorities.
Housing Environment Improvement Programme (HEIP)
The Housing Environment Improvement Programme (HEIP) helps to deliver local priorities including things that tenants have identified as important in their area.
Ideas for making your area a better place to live, which might attract HEIP funding, were submitted to your local councillor, Residents' Association, Community Involvement Officer or Housing Management Officer, for discussion at a ward team meeting.
The HEIP Panel met on 2 August to assess the suggestons. View the outcome of the assesment on scheme suggestions as submitted by the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward Team.
The schemes that meet the criteria were reviewed at a HEIP Panel meeting on 3 October 2017. You can view the Dringhouses and woodthorpe HEIP Action Plan update online.
Ward news and information
Find out what's happening by:
- reading the ward directory
- reading Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward news
- following @DringWoodWard on Twitter
- contacting your ward councillors
- contacting your Community Involvement Officer asking to be added to their email list for news updates
Residents' Associations, community groups and planning panels
Residents' Associations in the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward:
- Chase Residents' Association
- The Revival Residents' Community Association (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details)
- Woodthorpe Community Group
Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward has a planning panel made up of local residents who come together to discuss and respond to local planning applications. For more information see the Planning Panel FAQs, or contact your Community Involvement Officer.