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/

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

Subject: Compaint – Market Street Parking Fiasco Continues

Dear Sir/Madam,

Could I please refer you to

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

“(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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