Road works on Lotherington

JRHT have placed a notice on their Facebook page regarding the City of York Council’s adoption of roads on Lotherington Quarter. The next stage is an inspection of the roads as they have been constructed. This requires digging of pits so that an inspector can see whether further works are required before the council will take responsibility for (adopt) the roads.

David Wilson Homes’ subcontractor Hughes Bros Ltd will be on site from week commencing 14 February (update: they’re now expected to start work in the week beginning 28 February*). They’ll start at the entrance to Lotherington Quarter (see image below). If we’re lucky, they’ll find not problems and move on to Seebohm. More likely, they’ll have to dig more pits, and will start by working their way around Lotherington Mews, then Lotherington Avenue. Residents will be informed in advance, and may be asked to move cars.

It is hoped that each trial pit can be completed in 2-3 days, and JRHT say they will do their utmost to keep residents informed and minimise disruption wherever possible. 

Once Hughes Bros have finished on Lotherington Quarter, they’ll move on to Seebohm Quarter, and then Rowntree Quarter.

After the inspections, it’s possible that DWH will be required to carry out repairs before the roads are adopted.

For more details about all of this, please see JRHT’s notice on their Facebook page. You’ll find a contact address there if you need more information.

First trial pit locations: at entrance to Lotherington Quarter.

update: JRHT emailed to say they’re now expected to start work in the week beginning 28 February.


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?