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Chance Memory

Derwenthorpe Book Clubs present: Chance Memory: The Story of a York War Poet by Professor Sue Mendus  In 1927, the author Ernest Raymond wrote of a poem called From Steyning to the Ring, ‘it is simple and perfect … unrivalled in our war literature’. The poem was (apparently) written in the trenches of the Western Front in 1916, and it […]

Neighbour Network is working well

Derwenthorpe Neighbour Support Network is up and running – Contact us on 0771 287 2343 or neighbours@derwenthorpe.co.uk There was a lovely response to the leaflet circulated a few weeks ago with many neighbours volunteering their help. Between us we have been able to respond to all the requests of support so far: Neighbours have grocery shopped, […]

Nature During Lockdown

We are a group of residents who have been working with JRHT since September 2018.  Our joint aim is to make Derwenthorpe a better home for nature, as well as for people, working within JRHT’s conservation plan.  We’ve doing this in lots of practical ways, such as planting bulbs, collecting meadow cuttings, building bug hotels, […]

Lockdown Windows

Derwenthorpe residents – especially children – have created some wonderful window displays. Resident Steven Burkeman thought it would be nice to capture some of these (and one or two other ways in which residents have found to thank frontline workers) for posterity. So – here’s a gallery of photos of ‘Derwenthorpe (mostly) Windows in LockDown’. […]

From the Beano, to Le Figaro: free access to global news publications

A little while ago, City of York Council announced that they’ve provided funding for our local libraries to provide additional on-line services during lockdown. Well, you can now access online newspapers and magazines free of charge, if you have a library card. From the Daily Mail to the Guardian, from the Beano to Le Figaro. […]

Changes to recycling

Read about changes to the council’s recycling services. The short story is that you don’t need to do anything different, except that garden waste is not being collected yet.

Helping the food banks

Tang Hall Community Centre and York Food Bank are both helping local people with food parcels. Here’s how you can help them to help your neighbours: 1. Donate Money A donation of £25 buys a food parcel for a family of four*, though any amount would very welcome. And you can donate through to either […]

Fibre upgrade

Some progress on the Fibre upgrade, which should make the Internet and Phones service faster, and much more reliable. Ducts were installed under Fifth Avenue and Derwent Way last Monday (30 March). Fibre was laid in the ducts. We’re now awaiting OpenReach engineers to connect the fibre at both ends, then make the link live. […]

30 volunteers!

The Derwenthorpe Neighbour Support Network is now up and running with around 30 volunteers across the estate.