Andy Strangeway – Independent

Could I please refer you to my campaigner site Andy Strangeway – Independent?

For my campaigner Facebook page please see Andy Strangeway Campaigner.

Posted in Campaigns

BBC TV – Humberside Interview

I have just completed an interview with the BBC. The interview was in relation to the 20th anniversary of Humberside being abolished on 1st April 1996.

BBC Look North 300316 002 (2)

I am informed that it will be broadcast on BBC Look North Hull tomorrow.

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding Flag, Filey, Yorkshire Boundary

Pocklington Provincial By-Election

I am currently busy electioneering for the Pocklington Provincial by-election. For further information please see Andy Strangeway Independent.

Indpendence (2)

Posted in Campaigns

Yet Another Parking Ticket Victory

I am delighted to announce that once again I have successfully defended a PCN (parking ticket). This time against the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) for a PCN issued in Pocklington.

Adjudicator's Decision (2)

Why the ERYC wasted so much resources defending that which could not be defended is beyond me. They actually produced a 50 page document for the prosecution.

I would find it amusing if it was not my council tax they are wasting.

Played 3, Won 3.

Posted in East Riding of Yorkshire, Pocklington

Official Candidate

I am delighted to announce that I am now an Official Independent Candidate for the Pocklington Provincial Ward election on Thursday 7 April.

Nomination Validity Letter (2)

Posted in East Riding of Yorkshire, Election

Election Calling

I am delighted to announce that I will be standing as an Independent candidate in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) Pocklington Provincial Ward election on Thursday 7 April. The election will be called today

Vote Box

I would welcome any offer of  assistance with the delivering of 10,000 leaflets on Saturday 12, Sunday 13 and Monday 14 March.

My policies will be revealed later next week.

Posted in East Riding of Yorkshire, Independent

Month Ahead

For the next month or so the ASOP campaigns will be taking a back seat as I need to focus my attention on other matters. Please rest assured that anything which requires my attention will receive it.

ASOP Front (2)

The No Contract stickers and cards are freely available to all, but donations are always gratefully received to support our campaigns.

Donate Button

To receive your stickers and/or cards please email me your address stating how many you require.


ASOP do not accept any responsibility to those who display this notice. We advise everyone to take their own legal advice.

Posted in ASOP, Motorhomes, No Overnight Parking

ERYC Byelaw Fiasco

There has been much talk of how EU legislation has been imposed on UK citizens. What is not discussed are the byelaws, local laws, introduce by our own local councils to control, and even prevent, many simple pleasures in our lives.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) hold many byelaws but fail to undertake the most basic of functions to ensure they are enforceable. This is in addition to preventing lawful access to them. After a five month battle, today, I finally exercised my right to see the byelaws, held by ERYC.

Andy ERYC Byelaws Low Res (2)

As can be seen below, the legislation states:

“A copy of the byelaws, when confirmed, shall be printed and deposited at the offices of the authority by whom the byelaws are made”

ERYC have existed for nearly two decades, and until this week, to deal with my request to view them, they have failed this fundamental requirement. This failure has made all byelaws held by ERYC unenforceable.

ByeLaws to be made available (2)


  1. Fines of up to £2,500 have been unlawfully issued to countless people for breaching unenforceable byelaws.
  2. ERYC MUST now refund all these fines.
  3. Those who have been unlawfully prosecuted may have wrongly received a criminal record.
  4. This criminal record could have affected family life, business and even holidays abroad.

Bigger Picture

With over 430 councils across the UK this is a national scandal. It has robbed the general public of £millions in unlawful fines, ruined lives, careers and prevented family holidays.

Byelaw Restrictions

Restrictions on byelaws affect much of our life, especially our social life, including taxis, opening hours, children’s play, fishing, bait digging, cycling, bathing, kite flying, camping, dogs, walking, railways and canals.

Any restrictions ERYC have made to our lives for the past two decades where unenforceable because they failed to switch on a basic photo copier. Can incompetence get any worse or more simple to put right?

ERYC Byelaws

Complaint To ERYC

From: Andy Strangeway

Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 12:05 PM

To: Customer_Services/

Subject: Complaint – ERYC Byelaw Fiasco

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to

As ERYC have failed to:

  1. Deposit a copy of every byelaw made by the council at their offices until this week and
  2. Send a copy of every byelaw made by the council, and confirmed, to the proper officer of the council, whether separate or common, of every parish or community to which they apply.

I would like to register a formal complaint against ERYC.

In addition:

Any enforcement action currently taking place in relation to byelaws must be cancelled immediately and

Any money received from fines must be reimbursed.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

Request For Copies

From: Andy Strangeway

Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 11:19 AM


Subject: Byelaws

Dear Debbie,

Thank you for making copies of the byelaws available to me this morning.

Could I please request copies of all the byelaws? Please advise as to cost and timescale.

I am at a lost how it is not cost effective for ERYC to publish all the byelaws on their website. This is such a simple, unskilled procedure. Surely the ERYC would never condone the deliberate withholding of such important information from the public.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

Further Information

Posted in Byelaws, East Riding of Yorkshire

ERYC Byelaws – Access Finally Granted

ERYC have finally respected fundamental legislation and, after a five month battle, have finally granted me access to approximately 370 byelaws which they hold.

“… to inspect on or after Friday of this week at County Hall.”

ERYC Byelaws

This will be the first time anyone has had sight of all the byelaws that control our everyday life. A unique first.

Posted in East Riding of Yorkshire

ERYC – Tickton Hall Free Bar?

A couple of weeks ago I received the letter below in a brown envelope with a second class stamp on.

From a Friend

It is unacceptable if the taxpayer has funded a free bar for up to one hundred East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) officers.

FOI Request To ERYC

From: ANDY

Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2016 3:21 PM


Subject: FOI Request – Tickton Hall Event

Dear Sir/Madam,

Under the FOI Act could I please request information held with regards an ERYC function held at Tickton Hall for up to 100 ERYC officers ten days or so before Christmas.

This to include the itemised cost of the event, including that which was paid for the banquet and free bar.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

Posted in East Riding of Yorkshire