Overgrown Hedge Beckside Wilberfoss

The hedge on Beckside, Wilberfoss next to the church has become rather overgrown and is obstructing the footpath.

I have requested ERYC address the overgrown hedge.

P – Thank you for drawing this to my attention.

Posted in ERYC, Footpath, Pocklington

July 2017 Surgery

My July surgery will be held in the Wilberfoss Community Centre between 09.30 and 11.30 on Saturday 22 July. Wilberfoss and Pocklington Provincial residents are invited to ask questions, raise concerns or share their views.

Posted in Surgery, Wilberfoss

Wilberfoss Parish Council – Parish Councillor Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen to become a Parish Councillor on Wilberfoss Parish Council. Those who are interested must have either lived, worked or owned land in Wilberfoss for the last 12 months.

Wilberfoss Parish Council are a lovely council with a great sense of humour.

Further Information

For further information please contact The Clerk, Sarah Wills.

Email:  sarahwills1968@gmail.com

Phone: 07762 549292

Posted in Wilberfoss

Freedom Of Information Act 2000

It never ceases to amaze me how those in public office fail to have the most basic knowledge of fundamental legislation. An example of this is the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In my post PTC Forced To Make Emergency Plan Public I informed residents that

“Thanks to a FOI request from New Zealand I can now confirm that PTC will be forced to make the Emergency Plan public.”

Request For Clarification

A resident requested clarification to a statement on Facebook by Pocklington Town Council (PTC) Councillor Martin Cooper:

“No FOI from New Zealand has forced PTC to do anything, that is not factual”

In essence, the act creates a general right of access, on request, to information held by public authorities. This includes PTC.

Contrary what Councillor Cooper states the FOI request to PTC from New Zealand will force PTC to make the Emergency Plan public. All responses under FOI are in the public domain.

Posted in Pocklington

Tories Vote Dee Sharpe Out Of Fire Post

I can reveal that on June 5 Dee Sharpe, Pocklington Town Council Councillor and ERYC Tory Councillor for Willerby was voted out of her role as Vice Chair of the Humberside Fire Authority by her fellow ERYC Conservatives. She was replaced by fellow ERYC Conservative Councillor Helen Green. As a result she will lose the £8,356 that goes with the post.

Sharpes Top Ups

The ERYC Conservatives are controlled by the various “top ups” they can receive for obeying Dictator Parnaby. Prior to being voted out Sharpe received payments for sitting on the Fire Authority.

ERYC Basic Allowance – £11,277
Fire Authority Basic Allowance – £4,457
Fire Vice Chair – £8,356
= £24,090

Nice work if you can get it. Unfortunately for Dee she can’t.

Unlike in previous years lets hope she does not forget to pay her Council Tax.

Moving Forward

It looks like our Dee is now out of favour with our great leader.

Will she be out of favour in two years time when the next ERYC elections are held?

Rumours abound that she will not be selected to represent Willerby.

Posted in Conservative, Dee Sharpe, ERYC, Pocklington

PTC Forced To Make Emergency Plan Public

Last Wednesday I revealed that the Pocklington Town Council (PTC) Emergency Plan is top-secret and is not available for residents to familiarise themselves with in case of emergency.

Forced To Publish

Thanks to a FOI request from New Zealand I can now confirm that PTC will be forced to make the Emergency Plan public.

It is a sad state of affairs that relies on a post by myself being read in New Zealand to force PTC to see sense to ensure the safety of Pocklington residents.


The objective of the Emergency Plan is to ensure Pocklington is as prepared as possible in case of a disaster with no outside help. All foreseeable situations must be mitigated.


I am of the opinion that PTC must source as much of the following as possible from within Pocklington:

  1. Medical persons
  2. Divers
  3. Climbers
  4. Boats
  5. Diggers
  6. 4 x 4
  7. Camping equipment
  8. Ladders, chain saws
  9. etc…

To ensure this all residents and businesses should be contacted.

Posted in Flooding, Pocklington

Five Parishes T Junction

The sign post below directs motorists to five of the seven Parishes within the Pocklington Provincial Ward – Barmby Moor, Pocklington, Sutton Upon Derwent, Newton Upon Derwent and Wilberfoss.

Unfortunately the sign post has seen better days with Wilberfoss and Sutton Upon Derwent in the process of dropping off due to the rotting timber.

I have requested ERYC maintain the sign post and repair as required.

Posted in Barmby Moor, ERYC, Newton Upon Derwent, Pocklington, Roads, Signs, Sutton Upon Derwent, Wilberfoss

Sutton upon Derwent Sign – Falling Over

The Sutton Upon Derwent sign at the junction of Sutton Upon Derwent, Newton Upon Derwent and Barmby  Moor is in the process of falling over.

I have requested ERYC secure the post.

Posted in ERYC, Roads, Signs, Sutton Upon Derwent

My First Planning Committee

Today I sat on my first Planning Committee meeting. It was the Western Area Planning Sub-Committee.In the morning we did two site visits in Bubwith and Willerby and the Committee sat this afternoon.

I would like to thank the Conservative Councillors for their guidance and support.

Posted in Conservative, ERYC, Planning

Wilberfoss Road Repairs

I am delighted to announce that three roads in Wilberfoss will be repaired by mid July.

“I can confirm that works to carry out ‘slurry patching’ carriageway repairs have been ordered for Willow Park Road, Wold View Road and Field Head. These works are due for completion by the middle of July.”

P – Thank you for drawing this to my attention.

Well done ERYC.

Posted in ERYC, Roads, Wilberfoss