Pocklington Victory

I am delighted to announce that my campaign to “return to the original width to allow cars to legally park” on Market Street, Pocklington has been successful after only one week.

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Outstanding Questions

  1. Who authorised the work?
  2. How much has the original work cost?
  3. How much has it cost deal with the issues raised?
  4. How much will it cost to put the work back to the original?

Email From East Riding Of Yorkshire Council

—– Original Message —–

From: Denise.Flint@eastriding.gov.uk

To: INFO@ISLAND-MAN.CO.UK

Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:02 AM

Subject: Market Street Pocklington

Dear Mr Strangeway
I refer to your complaint reference 92595, regarding the width of bay marking’s in Pocklington Market Street.
The bay marking’s on Market Street, Pocklington have recently been amended to create additional parking spaces. For on street parking all parking space measurements are taken from The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. There are various ways in which the bays can be laid out and the regulations provide for a tolerance in the width of bay between a minimum of 1.8m and a maximum of 2.7m. Although the size of the parking bay is within the legal requirement, due to concerns raised we will arrange to amend the width to what it was previously, 2m.
Thank you for drawing this matter to my attention and I hope the amended width when implemented will help to address your concern.
Regards

Denise Flint Assistant Engineer Traffic and Parking

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Are Pocklington Town Council Complicit?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have stated in the Pocklington Post that “There is no substantiation to Mr Strangeway’s complaint”.  Part of my complaint is that the height barrier at Station Rear Car Park, Pocklington is unlawful as the Off Street Parking Order that covers the car park does not restrict on height. As such I may lawfully drive my car with a bicycle on top into the car park.

ERYC MAY NOT LAWFULLY PREVENT ME DOING THIS.

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Pocklington Town Council (PTC) state this is for ERYC to deal with. To a certain extent I agree with this. But as I can prove that the ERYC are unlawfully and dishonestly preventing residents of Pocklington and the surrounding area using the car park PTC have a moral duty to consider the facts.

I have offered to meet with any PTC councillor to show them the evidence – the Off Street Parking Order. If PTC decline my offer they are clearly complicit.

In addition, yesterday I received the letter below from PTC.

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How PTC can possibly consider my complaint is beyond me as I have not yet submitted the said complaint!

Email To Martin Radcliffe, Chair Human Resources Committee, PTC

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: townclerk@pocklington.gov.uk

Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:54 AM

Subject: FAO – Martin Radcliffe

Dear Martin,

Following on from our telephone conversation yesterday could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/are-pocklington-town-council-complicit/

I refer you to the issues listed below. I request that they are addressed at the earliest opportunity before Pocklington residents go to the polls on May 7 to elect a new Pocklington Town Council.

  • Pocklington Town Council (PTC) apologise to me for investigating my complaint before I have submitted the said complaint.
  • PTC finally forward me a copy of their complaints procedure which, despite my request to the Town Clerk, they have failed to do.
  • PTC investigate my complaint against Richard Wood once I submit the said complaint.
  • A councillor from PTC meets with me to read the Off Street Parking Order with me so that they can see the evidence that ERYC are being dishonest and the height barrier is unlawful.
  • Once my position is proven PTC facilitate a meeting to address the issue.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

“(Yorkshiremen are) richly endowed with that gritty determination, that wilful refusal to give up and that sheer bloody-mindedness that eventually prevails.” Sir Bernard Ingham

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Pocklington Parking – Insurance Invalid?

Last night I was advised that if a vehicle is not parked within the bay on Market Street Pocklington and was hit by a passing vehicle it is unlikely insurance companies would pay out for the damage to the parked vehicle as it was parked illegally.

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Email To Parcel Force

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/pocklington-parking-insurance-invalid/

Could you please inform me do Parcel Force condone the illegal parking of their vehicles?

If a Parcel Force vehicle is parked in such a manner would your insurance cover any damage to your vehicle and a vehicle which crashed into your vehicle?

Kindest regards,

Andy Strangeway

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Pocklington Parking Breaches Government Recommendation

Parking on Market Street Pocklington breaches the Government recommendation which since 1994 has stated that all council parking bays should be a minimum of 2.4 metres wide.

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council recently decided to make parking on Market Street, Pocklington between 1.83 and 1.88 metres wide. This is between 57cm and 52cm short of the Government recommendation.

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Pocklington Parking Bays Reduced

Driving down Market Street, Pocklington today I was surprised to see that East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have removed 30cm from the width of parking bays.

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I can see no justification for this, apart from the desire to raise revenue, as a phone call to ERYC confirmed that a PCN (parking ticket) would be issued for those who do not park within the marked bays.

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As I believe this to be impossible for the majority of cars (as can be seen above) I have submitted the following complaint and Freedom of Information request to ERYC.

Complaint

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/pocklington-parking-bays-reduced/

As I can see no justification for reducing the width of parking bays on Market Street, Pocklington I would like to register a complaint and request that they are returned to the original width to allow cars to legally park.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

“(Yorkshiremen are) richly endowed with that gritty determination, that wilful refusal to give up and that sheer bloody-mindedness that eventually prevails.” Sir Bernard Ingham

Freedom of Information Request

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: foi@eastriding.gov.uk

Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:07 PM

Subject: Market Street Pocklington

Dear Sir/Madam,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request all information held with regards the reducing in width of the parking bays on Market Street, Pocklington.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

“(Yorkshiremen are) richly endowed with that gritty determination, that wilful refusal to give up and that sheer bloody-mindedness that eventually prevails.” Sir Bernard Ingham

 

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UKIP Candidate

I am delighted to announce that I have been selected to represent UKIP in the East Yorkshire Ward of Wolds Weighton for the East Riding of Yorkshire election on May 7.

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For further information please see Andy Strangeway UKIP

NB: I am a prospective candidate until the end of the month.

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Enough Is Enough

On Thursday 19 February in the Pocklington Post in response to my complaint regards the unlawful parking issues in Pocklington a “spokesman” of East Riding of Yorkshire Council stated “There is no substantiation to Mr Strangeway’s complaint..”

THIS IS FALSE.

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In this weeks Pocklington Post the letter above “Council response to parking issues” from myself can be read.

Enough is enough it is now time for truth.

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