East Riding Flags Welcome TDY

The Tour De Yorkshire has highlighted the success of two of my campaigns. One person can make a difference.

Campaign 1

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To prevent the Yorkshire flag being sold in a pastel blue instead of the Pantone 300. The campaign involved communication with the major importers to stop imports of pastel blue Yorkshire flags. The vast majority of those flags on display where Pantone 300.

Campaign 2

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To establish an East Riding flag. The East Riding flag was on display across the East Riding. This was noted and discussed on BBC Radio Humberside.

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding, Flags, Yorkshire

Conservative ERYC Ignore Unlawful Tory Actions

The Conservative controlled East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have turned a blatant blind eye to the breaching of the Road Traffic Act by the Conservative party. The Conservative Party have breached the Road Traffic Act by causing an obstruction of the public highway (this includes footpaths) by erecting a campaign sign outside their office in Beverley fully over a footpath.

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Tory controlled ERYC have clearly turned a blind eye as the said breach is opposite the main entrance to County Hall.

Complaint To Nigel Leighton, Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: nigel.leighton@eastriding.gov.uk

Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:12 PM

Subject: Complaint – Conservative Party Sign

Dear Nigel,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/conservative-eryc-ignore-unlawful-tory-actions/

Following on from our conversation this morning with regards the unlawful Conservative Party sign opposite County Hall could I please register a formal complaint against the Conservative Party for breaching the Road Traffic Act?

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

 

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding of Yorkshire

Market Street Parking Fiasco Continues

While in Pocklington this morning I inspected the new markings for the parking bays which are now back to the original 2 metres in width. Shop keepers on Market Street pointed out to me, that for reasons unknown, East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) had made it into one long strip of parking instead of the previous situation of individual parking bays.

Market Place Pocklington

This has resulted in less parking spaces for cars as everyone can witness. So who authorised this and why?

Denise Flint Email

As can be seen from the emails above this decision was made by Denise Flint, ERYC Assistant Engineer, Traffic and Parking and Pocklington Town Clerk Richard Woods. How they can possibly believe that this would create more parking spaces is beyond me!

Complaint To ERYC

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: Customer_Services/ERC@eastriding.gov.uk

Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:56 PM

Subject: Compaint – Market Street Parking Fiasco Continues

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/market-street-parking-fiasco-continues/

As myself and local shop keepers have witnessed the loss to parking spaces I would like to register a complaint with ERYC for making such a ridiculous decision.

In addition I request that the individual parking bays are remarked as before to maximise parking.

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

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding of Yorkshire

Pocklington Taxi Only Disgrace

As parking in Pocklington is always an issue why have East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) dedicated three parking places on Railway Street for taxis when there has been no taxi rank in Pocklington for an estimated 30 years?

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Complaint To ERYC

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: Customer_Services/ERC@eastriding.gov.uk

Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:49 PM

Subject: Complaint – Pocklington Taxi Only Disgrace

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/pocklington-taxi-only-disgrace/

I would like to register a complaint with ERYC for the waste of three parking places in Pocklington town centre for an estimated 30 years when there is no taxi rank.

I request that these parking places are made fully available for general parking by removing “TAXIS” and the yellow line at the earliest opportunity.

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 To ERYC

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: foi@eastriding.gov.uk

Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:49 PM

Subject: FOI Request – Pocklington Taxi Only Disgrace

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/pocklington-taxi-only-disgrace/

Under the FOI Act could I request information with regards how many PCNs (Penalty Charge Notices/Parking Tickets) have been issued to none Taxis parking in the Taxi bays for each of the last six years.

In addition could I request to be informed how much has been raised for each of the last six years from these PCNs.

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

Posted in Campaigns, East Riding of Yorkshire

NYCC Breach Recording Legislation

The cornerstone of British democracy is that it is held up to public scrutiny. A fundamental aspect of this public scrutiny is that members of the public can lawfully record public council meetings.

NYCC No Recording

Disgracefully North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) breach the publics lawful right with their Protocol on Audio Visual Recording and Photography at Meetings document which contains the false statements below:

  1. “subject to the recording being conducted under the direction of the Chairman of the meeting”
  2. “some members of the public attending its meetings may not wish to be recorded. The Chairman of the meeting will facilitate this by ensuring that any such request not to be recorded is respected by those doing the recording.”
  3. “Anyone wishing to record must contact, prior to the start of the meeting, the Democratic Services Officer
  4. “The recording must be overt (ie clearly visible to anyone at the meeting)”
  5. “Any children or young people under the age of 18 who are present at the meeting are not to be filmed unless their parents/guardians have given their written consent”

Complaint To NYCC

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: Barry.Khan@northyorks.gov.uk

Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 2:16 PM

Subject: Formal Complaint – Recording of Meetings

Dear Barry,

I write to you to register a formal complaint against North Yorkshire County Council for their “Protocol on Audio/Visual Recording and Photography at Meetings” as it in breach of fundamental legislation. The statements below are all false and in breach of legislation:

  1. “subject to the recording being conducted under the direction of the Chairman of the meeting”
  2. “some members of the public attending its meetings may not wish to be recorded. The Chairman of the meeting will facilitate this by ensuring that any such request not to be recorded is respected by those doing the recording.”
  3. “Anyone wishing to record must contact, prior to the start of the meeting, the Democratic Services Officer
  4. “The recording must be overt (ie clearly visible to anyone at the meeting)”
  5. “Any children or young people under the age of 18 who are present at the meeting are not to be filmed unless their parents/guardians have given their written consent”

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

Posted in Campaigns

East Yorkshire UKIP Ward Councillor Candidates

This morning, along with four of the seven prospective East Yorkshire UKIP ward councillor candidates, I became the offical UKIP candidate for Wolds Weighton when my nomination papers where accepted at County Hall, Beverley.

East Yorkshire UKIP Ward Councillor Candidates

From left to right: David Robson, Andy Strangeway, Neil Tate, Peter James Watts and Sue Woodcock.

For further information please see East Yorkshire Candidates.

Posted in UKIP

Yet More Pocklington Parking Issues

After last weeks successful Pocklington Victory I was amazed to come across further parking issues in Pocklington yesterday. Once again the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have removed 30cm from the width of parking bays, this time on Railway Street.

Pock Railway Street

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.

I have submitted the following complaint to ERYC.

Complaint To ERYC

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: Customer_Services/ERC@eastriding.gov.uk

Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 7:11 PM

Subject: Complaint – Railway Street Pocklington

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/yet-more-pocklington-parking-issues/

As I can see no justification for reducing the width of parking bays on Railway 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

Posted in Campaigns