Waste collection changes

You can get your 2022 waste collection calendar from

Put your postcode in, then select your address. Be patient, it can take ten seconds to load your information, maybe more. You’ll see your next collection dates for household waste, recycling, and garden waste. Just under your address, you can see a link to view your waste and recycling calendar, in a printable format. Fits quite nicely in landscape A4, but you may not want it that large.

Changes to collections.

City of York Council has made some changes to waste collections in the last year or so. They were summarised on the Council’s web site: no longer available there, but archived at

Briefly, they’re like this:

  • no changes to collection frequency, due to pending legislation,
  • extended season for green waste collections (so, more of them),
  • you can now mix glass, cans and plastics (but not paper); so you only need two boxes, though you can use more if you need to.

Missed collections

You can check for known problems with waste collection. If your street is listed on the relevant day, it will say what to do. If there are no known issues, report the problem.

What I recycle, and where?


JRHT annual residents’ meeting

JRHT are holding an annual residents meeting on Zoom, tomorrow (Wed 8 Thu 9 September 2021), at 16:30-18:00

You’ll need to register on Eventbrite.

Edited to correct the date!

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White Elephant Sunday

Your junk is someone else’s treasure.

Julian Pattison writes (in LotsOn) “Tomorrow (Sunday 22 August 2021) is White Elephant Day. If you have stuff you don’t want, put it out on your doorstep, and see if someone else does! Then go for a scavenging walk yourself, if you fancy. You will need to take back into your house anything that doesn’t disappear. Please do not put out unwanted children, pets or partners!

Please don’t pick up garden ornaments, or stuff kids might have just left out while playing! Knock if in doubt.


Free kids fun in Hull Road Park

On Mondays, York City Knights will be visiting Hull Road Park (just over Tang Hall Lane), with free inflatable sessions, mobile skatepark sessions, rugby sessions and multi-sports sessions. They’ll be at other places around York, too.

Registration is required, but the sessions are free. Find out more, and register.

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Development Meetings surveys

JRHT: extended drop-in session tomorrow.

At the request of your resident representatives, Chris Simpson and his colleagues from JRHT have been holding weekly drop-in sessions (Tuesday, 1pm – 4.30pm) at the Super Sustainable Centre (SSC) in Derwenthorpe. These sessions will be continuing during August.  

Tomorrow’s drop-in session will be extended to 7pm, and they’ll be sharing feedback from previous sessions, and some of their new plans relating to Central Square, among other things.

You can see the main points, and sign up for future updates, on their website.

We would urge you to attend, in particular to look at the options for upgrading roads on phase one, which could involve much disturbance along Fifth Avenue and Derwent Way in phase three. Or not.

Meetings surveys

Want to improve JRHT’s online services? Check here.

Join the JRHT Resident Focus Group on ‘Improving JRHT’s Digital Services

JRHT are looking at improving their digital services, by which they mean communicating via the website or other technologies such as text messages or social media. Many organisations let you access their services using digital technology in addition to more traditional methods. JRHT is interested to hear your views on whether you think this would be beneficial to residents.

Working on behalf of JRHT, Dr Simon Williams, Managing Director of Service Insights Ltd, will be leading an online focus group to get residents opinions: via Zoom, on Tuesday 17th August 2021 between 7.30pm and 9.00pm. Attendance will strictly be on a first come first served basis and will be limited to 10 places.

If you would be interested in attending, please email Simon directly at – He will then be back in touch after 9th August to confirm whether you have secured a place. For any queries, feel free to contact Simon at the same email address.


DPAC and DGG meet Wednesday

Derwenthorpe Partnership Advisory Committee and Derwenthorpe Governing Group will meet on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. respectively.

Details of the meeting, including the full agenda and papers for both, and the Zoom link, are now available from the DGG page.

There will be updates on plans for phase 5, including an opportunity to look at a draft Construction Traffic Management Plan. We’ll also have the latest on plans for road upgrades.

Please do Zoom in to find out how the plans are evolving, and to have your say. The plans are not fixed yet!

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Osbaldwick Village closure.

The following is (roughly) what the City Council (or maybe it was their contractor WSP) said about the nine-week closure of Osbaldwick Village. I’ve clarified with them that it should be possible to access Stevenson Quarter from Osbaldwick Lane throughout the works. And then I’ve edited this text for clarity. Do expect some disruption, but remember you should be able to get in and out of Derwenthorpe via one end of Osbaldwick Village or the other.

“City of York Council will be carrying out maintenance works on Osbaldwick Village commencing on 2nd August 2021 for a period of 9 weeks (weather permitting). The works will be carried out between 9.15am till 5.00pm working Monday to Friday only.

In order to carry out the work safely, the first 3 weeks of the works (2nd – 20th August) are going to be carried out under a full road closure, in two phases: phase 1 will be from the junction with Derwent Way up to the junction with Galligap Lane and phase 2 will be from the junction with Osbaldwick Lane up to the junction with Derwent Way.  

The following 5 weeks (23rd August – 24th September) will be carried out under local traffic management with the use of ‘stop and go’ traffic control boards … to manage lane closures.

The final week (27th September – 1st October) will be carried out under a full road closure for resurfacing.”

As I understand it, the works are necessary to correct drainage problems due to an incorrect camber on the road.

Sadly, WSP’s most up to date map doesn’t include Derwenthorpe. But they say Derwenthorpe residents have been considered in the planning of the closure.

JRHT drop-ins

JRHT have been providing regular drop-in sessions at the Energy Centre with Executive Director Chris Simpson and colleagues, on Tuesdays. It’s your chance to ask questions or give direct feedback to JRHT at the highest level. We’d encourage you to attend with any questions, large or small.

The next session is Tuesday 22 June (1.30pm – 4pm) with an extra session being held on Saturday 26 June (10am – noon). Both sessions will be held at the Energy Centre in Derwenthorpe.

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Don’t miss today’s deadline

The deadline for applications to the DRA core team, and DGG is today. If you’d like to apply for either, please email your name, address, and phone number to David Casswell. Also include a brief statement saying why people should vote for you, if there’s an election.

Elections to the core team are for a period of one year. Elections to the DGG are for a period of three years.