Derwenthorpe is an new(ish) estate in York, developed by Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust with a great community, in lifetime homes with interesting architecture, and beautiful landscaping. This is the web site of the residents’ association. You can follow our posts, or click around the menus to find out more about Derwenthorpe.

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Aglow 2021

Derwenthorpe Aglow lights up the windows on the estate with illuminated seasonal pictures. Here are some samples from last year: Everyone is welcome to participate; just follow these simple instructions Register your interest: please email your name and address to John Pugh on or phone 07462 592833. We need your address so we can […]

All Residents Meeting

A reminder that the next All Residents Meeting is on Wednesday 13 October 2021 at 7:30pm. It will be on Zoom, because the capacity of the Energy Centre meeting room is currently limited for COVID safety reasons. Check back on the day, at for a Zoom link. Agenda: Welcome and apologies for absence. Minutes […]

Landscape strategy

Roger Newton will be at the energy centre at 2.30 pm on Friday 8th October, if anyone wants to meet him and take the opportunity to share your ideas on the proposed landscape strategy. Please email him via if you’re planning to go.

Cake swap?

This Sunday (3rd October) the coffee morning will include a swap shop – bring along books, children’s clothes, plants, etc to give away or swap. Everyone welcome for coffee and cake from 10 till 12 at the Energy Centre. Come and meet your neighbours. Oh, so not a cake swap. But there will be cake, […]

Your last chance to help make hay

On Friday 1st October it’ll be the last chance to help make hay on St Aelreds meadow. All the grass is cut now, but there’s still some raking to do. Staff and volunteers from St Nicks will be there from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm, and would welcome our help. So if you can spare […]

Nature group news – newt sighting

Thanks to one of our residents, Radu Chirvasuta, who has spotted and photographed a very handsome newt on Holly Close. We’ve checked with Froglife, who have identified it as a Smooth Newt and have also recorded the sighting. Please let us know at if you spot any others on Derwenthorpe, and send a photo […]

Nature group work sessions

We’ll be out again with the JRHT gardening team on Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th September, if you’d like to come and join us. Everyone is welcome! Meet at the energy centre at 9.00 am if you can, but join later if you can’t – my phone number will be displayed in the […]

Landscape walkarounds

During September and October, Dan Booth (Parks and Landscapes Manager, JRHT) and his team will be holding a series of walkarounds around the community.    The purpose of these walkarounds is to provide residents with the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns about landscaping directly with Dan and his team. As well as the opportunity for residents to share ideas about the future of landscaping within Derwenthorpe.   […]

Pizza night

JRHT want to know what you think of your local landscape to help come up with a plan to enhance and improve it for many years tocome. Pop down for some free pizza… Tuesday 14th September 6-7pmOutside the SSC Building. …and share your thoughts with them. They’re developing a landscape management plan, at the request […]