Wold Road – Pock’s Poor Relation

This morning I learned that although Sherbuttgate and Broadmanor,  Pocklington have recently had their roads fully repaired those in the Wold Road area of Pocklington have yet again been ignored.

Broadmanor

This is despite the fact that those in the Wold Road area are in much worse state than those in Sherbuttgate and Broadmanor prior to being repaired.

Wold Road

This is a disgraceful situation. East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) must repair those roads in the greater need of repair first. Could it be that the Wold Road area is treated as Pock’s Poor Relation due to lack of influence at ERYC?

Pot Holes Compensation

Any idea that residents of the Wold Road area will receive compensation from ERYC for any damage caused to their vehicles by pot holes can be discounted due to evidence from a Freedom of Information Request.

Pothole Damage (2)

With regards the 2011 figures ERYC stated:

“We can therefore advise that the £130 related to 1 claim. The other claims made for damage to vehicles caused by potholes were successfully defended and no compensation was paid.”

In plain English: “We failed to maintain the roads, this damaged you car but prove it”

Complaint To ERYC

From: Andy Strangeway

To: Customer_Services/ERC@eastriding.gov.uk

Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 7:00 PM

Subject: Complaint – Wold Road Area

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/wold-road-pocks-poor-relation/

As the Wold Road area of Pocklington is clearly being treat as a poor relation I would like to register a formal complaint and request that roads in the Wolds Road area are repaired as a matter of urgency.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

 

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding of Yorkshire

Pock Post – £1.6m Propaganda Scandal

The ERYC £1.6m propaganda scandal is covered on the front page of this weeks Pocklington Post.

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Posted in Campaigns, East Riding of Yorkshire

Pavement Pocklington – The Truth

Like many others I strongly objected when I read in the Pocklington Post that the Pavement, Pocklington was to become pedestrianised with the provisional cost estimated at £15,000.

Pavement Pocklington

As part of my investigation Iain Edmiston, Freedom of Information Officer, East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) informed me that:

“The suggestion for this scheme was made at a pedestrian/cycle audit carried out on-street at the request of the Town Council. This scheme, and several others, were noted down as requests made at that audit, to be consulted upon and investigated in technical detail if/when they came into the programme. The Town Council and ward councillors were subsequently sent a full list of suggested schemes as a provisional programme. No comments specific to this scheme were recorded. In this case a detailed technical audit and public consultation would be undertaken by colleagues in Infrastructure and Facilities in 2017-18, if this scheme remains in the programme.”

In English – local folk have been mislead. This scheme is nowhere near to becoming a reality.

It would appear that the Pocklington Town Council and/or Town Clerk Richard Wood have misled the public.

Campaign Against

If there is any attempt to pedestrianise the Pavement I will campaign against this for various reasons especially as this is where disabled folk park on Market Day.

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding of Yorkshire

ERYC £1.6 Million Propaganda Scandal

Over the past six years East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have wasted £1,642,023 producing the “Your East Riding” magazine. The magazine is merely an ERYC propaganda publication as any useful information contained can easily be shared with residents via Customer Service Centres and the ERYC website.

Your East Riding

ERYC claim the £1.6 million is offset by £559, 347 “advertising revenue”. To the council tax payers of the East Riding this translates into shuffling from one ERYC pot to another!

Neighbouring North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) stopped publishing their magazine over 4 years ago when they received complaints. ERYC must follow the example of NYCC.

Complaint To ERYC

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: Customer_Services/ERC@eastriding.gov.uk

Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:54 AM

Subject: Complaint – ERYC £1.6 Million Propaganda Scandal

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/eryc-1-6-million-propaganda-scandal/

I would like to register a formal complaint against ERYC for wasting £1.6 million producing “Your East Riding”.

ERYC must follow the lead of North Yorkshire County Council and cease publication of “Your East Riding”.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding of Yorkshire

Councillors Condone Exclusion of Disabled

Under the Freedom of Information Act I have received evidence that shows all three Conservative Ward Councillors and Pocklington Town Council condoned the disabled being excluded from Pocklington.

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The text above is from the document Pocklington Disabled Access

Pock Taxi Rank 1

Posted in Campaigns

Cats Eyes Scandal

Just before the Tour De Yorkshire North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) removed cats eyes from the A169 and A171, in the Whitby area,  in preparation for road resurfacing two to three weeks later.

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After previous exchanges NYCC informed me a few days ago that:

“We have been in touch with our contractor, Ringway Infrastructure Services Ltd, who have looked at this issue and the concensus was that the three weeks was shorter than in many other counties”

This statement implies that some councils remove cats eyes in preparation for resurfacing a month beforehand. As this is an unacceptable health and safety risk, following a phone conversation, I have sent the email below to NYCC.

Email To NYCC

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: Area3 Whitby

Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2015 5:56 AM

Subject: Cats Eyes – FAO – Helen Watson

Dear Helen,

Following on from our discussion yesterday these are the points raised:

  1. Andrew failed to provide evidence as requested to support his statement: “Two to three weeks is common in the industry.”
  2. Andrew stated: “the consensus was that three weeks was a lot shorter than in many other Counties
  3. NYCC have a Duty of Care. Cats Eyes are an essential safety measure. They MUST only be removed for the shortest time possible. Two to three weeks is not acceptable. This MUST be risk assessed.
  4. The statement: “the consensus was that three weeks was a lot shorter than in many other Counties” states there is evidence that other counties take a lot longer.

Do the Highways Agency remove the Cats Eyes on the A1 for two to three weeks and longer?

NYCC MUST report this “evidence” to the HSE for them to investigate.

I request to be copied into all communication between NYCC and HSE on this matter.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

Posted in Campaigns

West Riding Extreme Points Challenge

Last Thursday when I spent the night in my bivy bag at the most Easterly point of the West Riding I completed my challenge to spend a night at the five extreme points of the West Riding.

West Riding Flag

Posted in Bivy Bag, Extreme Points, West Riding, West Riding Flag