Mobile Youth Club

The police sent us this notice about a mobile youth club (age 10+) at Melrosegate field (Fourth Avenue). It’s provided by Inspire Youth, and funded by City of York Council’s local ward committee.


Ukraine Refugee Action

At our last All Residents’ Meeting, we discussed what we can do together for Refugees from Ukraine. Of course, we can individually do the usual things like donating to relevant charities, sponsoring a refugee through the government, and reducing use of fossil fuels to reduce our imports from Russia (and save money, and save our environment). But the question was “what more can we do collectively”?

York City of Sanctuary say that they have plenty of offers of one bedroom accommodation, but not enough for family groups (child, mother, grandmother for example), so “if you have one or two bedrooms to offer, maybe contact neighbours to see if they would also take Ukraine refugees. We might be able to then share the families but keep them close to one another.”

So, if anyone at or near Derwenthorpe would like to talk about these options –especially sharing hosting– please fill out this form, and we’ll see what we can do together.

Note, we won’t share these details with anyone. We’ll just use them to set up a meeting, or a WhatsApp group or similar, depending on the number of responses.

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All Residents Meeting, tomorrow.

As advertised in LotsOn, we have an All Residents’ Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 19 January at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held on Zoom, due to current levels of COVID.

We’ve updated our ARMs page, with the Agenda, Zoom link, and future meeting dates.

This meeting will have a round of quick updates from the many groups that we now have, and more detailed updates on Central Square, duck islands, our covenants, anti-social behaviour, and the new table tennis table.

Extensions and loft conversions.

While we’re here, we’d also like to mention an update to our page on planning. If you’re considering a loft conversion or an extension, you can now find Derwenthorpe examples in the planning archives.

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Aglow 2021 Trail Map

Here is the Trail Map for Derwenthorpe Aglow 2021. We’ve had a marvellous response and throughout December you will be able to see beautiful, creative art works in the front windows of over 50 homes around the estate.

Do join us if you are able on Friday 3rd December between 16:30 and 17:30 at the Energy Centre (SSC) for some mulled wine and mince pies. If you are are unable to download the attached file and print your own trail map, there will be some available on Friday evening. Also, during December, maps can be found outside John Pugh’s, 25 St Aelreds Mews, and Ley Eiloart’s, 61 Lotherington Mews.

Happy viewing and Happy Christmas to you all.


Youth activity day

JRHT and North Yorkshire Police are hosting a free activity day in Derwenthorpe for young people aged 10 to 15 on Tuesday 26 October.

Young people will be able to try out a range of activities, including football, boxing, multi-sports and Halloween crafting. Light refreshments are included.

⌚ 11am – 3pm, Tuesday 26 October

👩🏿‍‍👩🏼Young people, aged 10-15.

Younger children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult.

🏠 Super Sustainable Centre, Derwenthorpe


  • 11am-12pm – Football with North Yorkshire Police
  • 11am – 2.30pm – Halloween crafts
  • 12-1pm – Boxing with Legions Gym
  • 12.30-2pm- Blow-up assault course and multi-sports, with York City Knights 🏈
  • Anytime – Sports

The event is completely free and there is no need to book, just drop in. We hope to see you there!


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, and there will be swaps!

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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.  

Each week, the walkaround will focus on a particular area within the community, all starting at 1.00 pm from the energy centre, except Rowntree starting the substation on Meadlands Mews. It is anticipated the walkabouts will take no longer than one hour.

16 September ~ Lotherington, including Lotherington Avenue, Lotherington Mews and Temple Avenue

30th September ~ Seebohm, including St Aelreds Mews, Seebohm Mews, Derwent Way and Derwent Place

7th October ~ Rowntree, including Holly Close, Meadlands Mews and Pearson Place

14th October ~ Stephenson, including Derwent Mews and Derwent Way

Residents are encouraged to come along.   If you have any questions about the walkabouts, please contact Dan Booth at 

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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 to

Pop down for some free pizza…

Tuesday 14th September 6-7pm
Outside the SSC Building.

…and share your thoughts with them.

They’re developing a landscape management plan, at the request of your elected members of DGG


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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Big Picnic

Sun 12th September, 12:30-15:00

The Big Picnic returns on Sunday 12th. Bring food & drink, rugs & seats, friends & relatives to the grass outside the Energy Centre (SSC)

Live music.

Admission free. All are welcome, but children should be with an adult