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Introduction to James Backhouse place

James Backhouse Place is near West Bank Park, close to the centre of York.

The small community has 25 properties for rent and shared ownership comprising 2 and 3 bedroomed houses and flats. The City of York Council has nominations for 1 out of every 2 vacancies.

Shared ownership properties are also available, for information on shared ownership follow the link below.  

A group of residents meet once a month to improve the area with their estate improvement budget. In 2009 they provided skips for the removal of large and bulky items. The budget for 2010 is £1,000.

If you are interested in helping to improve your community then come along to one of the resident group meetings. They also organise family events. The estate has a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

The residents meetings are always at 6.30pm at Heathers Nursery on the last Tuesday of the month.


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