Happy East Riding Day 2015

Happy East Riding Day 2015 from Strangeway Towers.

Happy East Riding Day

Posted in East Riding, East Riding Flag, Flags

Challenging Parking Tickets

On Tuesday 18 August I received a request for assistance to help a motorhomer challenge a parking ticket (PCN). I agreed to be their Appointed Agent.

SBC 2

A fee had been paid to park in the parking place

SBC 1at Endeavour Wharf.

SBC 4

The Off-Street Contraventions (Car parks) Codes must be considered

SBC 5

in addition to the The Borough Of Scarborough (Off Street Parking Places) Order 2012 especially:

SBC 3

The PCN should not have been issued as:

Email To SBC Parking

—– Original Message —–

From: “Andy Strangeway” <info@island-man.co.uk>

To: <parking@scarborough.gov.uk>

Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2015 11:08 AM

Subject: PCN Appeal

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am the Appointed Agent of Mr Dave Martin.

  • Registration number: FJ09KCF
  • PCN Number: SJ06113557
  • Served On: 18/8/15

The PCN should not have been issued as:

  • There is no signage that prohibits a class of vehicle.
  • No class of vehicle is prohibited in the The Borough Of Scarborough (Off Street Parking Places) Order 2012
  • The ticket has not being filled out correctly. The Pay & Display Ticket Number and Expiry Time are blank.

For further information could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/challenging-parking-tickets/

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

 

Posted in Campaigns

Orchard Gardens Disgrace

The roads on Orchard Gardens, Pocklington are in such a shocking state weeds are growing from the pot holes and much of the top surface has turned to gravel.

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This is despite the fact that other roads in a better condition on Sherbuttgate have been repaired.

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Complaint To ERYC

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: Customer_Services/ERC@eastriding.gov.uk

Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:44 AM

Subject: Re: Orchard Gardens Disgrace

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/orchard-gardens-disgrace/

As Orchard Gardens are in a disgraceful condition I would like to register a formal complaint and request that road is repaired as a matter of urgency.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

Posted in Campaigns, Pocklington

Pock Councillors Fail Clayfield Residents

Yesterday I learnt that the ERYC Village Task Force undertake a walkabout with councillors prior to doing road repairs in villages. In larger settlements, the ward councillors are supposed to know their area, report things, and keep nagging until they get done.

Clayfield Close

What are the current Pocklingon Provincial ERYC  councillors doing?

Are they just going to committee meetings and forgetting to look after their ward?

They have certainly failed the residents of Clayfield for the road to be  in such a disgraceful state.

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding of Yorkshire, Pocklington

Clayfield Close, Pocklington To Be Repaired

On July 3oth I registered a complaint with East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC).

I am delight to announce that on August 7th ERYC informed me that:

“I believe the photograph included in your article is of Clayfield Close in Pocklington. This road has been raised as a site in need of road maintenance and as a result it is included in our programme for major maintenance this financial year (2015/16).”

It is anyones guess if Clayfield Close would have been repaired without my intervention.

Clayfield Close

But  ERYC also stated:

“The Council manages a road network of over 2,000 miles and as such we have to prioritise the work we can include within our maintenance programme. Our annual programme is prepared using all available data including road condition, safety records, and the input of the Area Engineer.”

So why has it taken so long to use “all available data including road condition, safety records, and the input of the Area Engineer” for Clayfield Close when this was used for Sherbuttgate and Broadmanor which was in a better condition?

A two tier system confirmed in my opinion.

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding of Yorkshire, Pocklington

New Broads National Park Summit

As a result of my Broads National Park Cover Up I am delighted to announce that the Broads National Park Authority have accepted that my information is correct and they are now in the process of changing their information.

My claim to fame – I discovered the summit of the Broads National Park!

Broads SummitBroads Summit

Posted in Bivy Bag, Campaigns, Extreme Points

Victory – No Motor Caravan Signs

I am delighted to announce that my complaint against North Yorkshire County Council that the No Motor Caravan signs should be removed has in effect being successful as:

“the Highways department are instructing the Contractor to cover up the signs until the TRO is implemented.”

In addition the earliest the new order would be introduced is August 21st. Enjoy parking overnight in Whitby and Scarborough until the 21st August at the earliest.

 

 Unlawful Sign

Posted in Campaigns, Illegal Road Signs, No Overnight Parking

ERYC – False Advertising Claims

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) claimed that the £1.6m propaganda magazine scandal was offset by £559,347 in advertising. Yet on Friday Alan Menzies, Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration, ERYC stated:

“The figure given for advertising reflects that it was not spent on external publications.”

Your East Riding

Email To ERYC Councillors

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: Andy Strangeway

Cc: alan.menzies@eastriding.gov.uk

Sent: Sunday, August 09, 2015 11:33 AM

Subject: Complaint – ERYC £1.6 Million Propaganda Scandal

Dear Councilllor,

This email has been blind copied to all 67 ERYC Councillors.

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/eryc-false-advertising-claims/

Could I please request that you read the emails below between myself and Alan? Could I especially refer you to Alan’s email date Tuesday, August 04, 2015 1:07 PM in which he states:

“The figure given for advertising reflects that it was not spent on external publications.”

In plain English – ERYC received not one penny from advertising income, yet they are claiming that they received £559,347. In essence they may have spent £559,347 on advertising if they did not publish the magazine. Would any of you like to claim £559,347 that you may have spent on your next tax return? Of course not, as I believe that would be fraud.

Is this “cooking the books” or corruption?

Please be aware that this information was originally supplied to me via an FOI request. As such, this information now appears to be false. This case will be of great interest to the ICO.

We now have a situation where not only are ERYC wasting over £1.6m on a propaganda magazine, but it now appears that their FOI department and Director are now complicit in “cooking the books”.

Of course, as a humble painter and decorator, I may be mistaken. If I am, would anyone like to produce one invoice issued for advertising in the East Riding magazine in the past six years?

I would politely suggest that you all discuss this within the next 5 working days and come back to me with your opinions and a solution to a rather sad situation.

If you would prefer to decline my suggestion, please let me know and I will pass it over to the ICO and register a complaint against your FOI department, Alan and all 67 councillors who at that point would all be complicit.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding of Yorkshire

UKIP Exposed

Today I am exposing the corruption within UKIP.

For more information please see UKIP Exposed

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Posted in Campaigns, UKIP

Broads National Park Cover Up

On 3/4 July 2015 I slept on the “summit” of the Broads National Park.

Broads Summit

As we can see from the map this measures 40m.

Broads Summit

So why do the National Park Authority state it is only 30m? Has there been so much sunshine in Norfolk that it has grown in height by a third?

Physical Facts and Figures

In addition why does The Broad National Park Authority state it is also 30 and in a different location?

Facts and Figures

Will I be credited with finding the summit of The Broads?

Complaint To Broads National Park

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: info@nationalparks.gov.uk

Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:29 AM

Subject: Broads National Park Cover Up

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/broads-national-park-cover-up/

As your information is false and misleading the public I would like to register a complaint against the National Park Authority and insist that all information is corrected to show the true highest point of 40m.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

Posted in Bivy Bag, Campaigns, Extreme Points, Maps