Councillor Keith Aspden

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Keith tackles graffiti in the local area

by admin on 23 January, 2017

Keith Aspden, councillor for Fulford and Heslington, continues to report examples of graffiti for cleaning but has also taken action himself to remove local graffiti. Both Fulford and Heslington has been targeted, leaving some street boxes, signs and traffic bollards looking unsightly. Keith has been using anti-graffiti wipes from the council that help to  remove […]

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Ward funding for Fulford parking improvements

by admin on 21 December, 2016

The roundabout in Fordlands Crescent, Fulford has been improved thanks to funding from the local Ward Committee. Fordlands Crescent has a small grass-covered roundabout which is used extensively for parking. This has often left the grass muddy and in poor condition. Between 5th and 16th December, work has been underway to transform the grass roundabout […]

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New Explore Gateway for Fulford

by Keith Aspden on 3 March, 2011

The City of York Liberal Democrats decided in our budget to save York’s libraries. Following this decision the council is going even further and looking to expand the new ‘Explore’ services to other areas of the city, including Fulford. I am delighted that the Council are looking to expand the library services at a time […]

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Germany Beck Update

by Keith Aspden on 29 December, 2010

During my summer survey of residents a number of people asked for an update about what was happening with the Germany Beck scheme. In short, no news is good news. As many of you will know, after a long fight Persimmon Homes were granted planning permission for the housing development through a Public Inquiry in 2008. […]

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Concerns Remain After Waste PFI Vote

by Keith Aspden on 13 December, 2010

City of York Council and North Yorkshire County Council have agreed to enter into a 25 year contract with AmeyCespa to build a waste recovery plant and incinerator on the site of the quarry at Allerton Park in North Yorkshire. The plant will see waste sorted, with any remaining recyclable material removed and biodegradable waste […]

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Unsafe Bus Lane Scrapped

by Keith Aspden on 16 November, 2010

I was glad to hear at a recent council meeting that an inconvenient bus lane on Fulford Road is being scrapped.  This followed a number of residents contacting me with concerns about the bus lane in question. The lane which is to be removed has until now been located between Hospital Fields Road and Fulford Cross. A […]

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Fulford Survey Results

by Keith Aspden on 27 August, 2010

Recently we have been carrying out a survey around Fulford to find out residents’ views on a number of issues, the survey forms also give you the opportunity to let us know about any issues or problems in the local area. Several residents raised concerns about student housing in the area, and these concerns have […]

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New Cold Calling Zone in Fulford

by Keith Aspden on 26 August, 2010

I am pleased to announce that there is going to be a new Cold Calling Zone in Fulford. The zone will be launched on the 3rd September in Cherry Wood Crescent, as part of police action day.  Cold Calling Zones have two main aims. Firstly, they aim to prevent ‘doorstop crime’, particularly that associated with […]

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The Effect of Multiple Occupancy Houses

by Keith Aspden on 24 August, 2010

One of the biggest issues raised with me during the recent survey I have been carrying out has been the number of multiple occupancy houses in the ward and the effect they can have on the local area. Shortly before the general election previous Government introduced planning controls on houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs) and […]

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University Sports Centre Stays Open

by Keith Aspden on 16 August, 2010

I am pleased to announce that York Councillors have decided to keep the University Sports Centre open for another six years. This compromise will come as great news to students and the many other groups who use the facility regularly, such as Fulford School, local teams and community groups. The centre is located at the […]

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