Investigation Into Stamford Bridge Odours Ordered

I would like to thank ERYC/Yorkshire Water for the following update in relation to Stamford Bridge Foul Smells From Sewer.

"Work has been completed on the dosing pumps (at HMP Full Sutton) within the last two weeks and all is operating as standard now. 

We will also go out and do an investigation into odours on Main Street, (Stamford Bridge) the order for this work has been raised this morning. I will share the outcome of this investigation when received."

Posted in ERYC, Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire Water

Overgrown Hedge Beckside Wilberfoss – Enforcement

As the overgrown hedge on Beckside, Wilberfoss is a private hedge ERYC Enforcement are dealing with this.

Well done ERYC.

Posted in ERYC, Footpath, Wilberfoss

ERYC Officers – Disability Training Required And Requested

The fiasco of the Pavement “improvements” in Pocklington saw dropped kerbs installed at 20mm to 30mm instead of a maximum 6mm and the siting of a bollard in the middle of a dropped kerb.

The Access Audit Pocklington – New footpath and crossing system around car parking on junction of B1246 and Pavement report details numerous failures.

The report demonstrates that ERYC officers are in desperate need of Disability training.

This training will not only assist East Riding residents with disabilities in getting around, it will also prevent legal action against the authority and save resources by doing the job right first time.

I have requested John Skidmore, ERYC Director of Corporate Strategy & Commissioning introduces disability training for staff to save me putting a motion before Full Council.

Posted in Disabled, Discrimination, ERYC, Footpath, Pocklington

Productive And Enjoyable Surgery

Todays surgery at Judsons Pocklington was both productive and enjoyable.

I would like to thank all those who came to the surgery.

I would also like to thank Peter and his staff for their usual high standards and warm welcome.

Posted in Pocklington, Surgery

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.


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