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.
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.
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.