Kidney Stones Surgery – Thank You And Apologies

At the beginning of May I noticed blood in my urine. In the past three and half months I have experienced a great deal of discomfort which was addressed on Wednesday with the removal of Kidney Stones. Morphine has been a great friend.

I had nearly four hours in recovery where I was filled with countless pain killers and kept in overnight on oxygen and a drip.

Thank You

I cannot praise the staff and Doctors at Pocklington Group Practise enough.

While in North Yorkshire the amazing staff at Malton and York Hospital especially those who operated on me, helped me in the recovery and the awesome people on Ward 14 are absolute stars.

A big thank you one and all.


Due to my ill health over the past three months I have been forced to miss over a dozen meetings I would normally have attended.

I must apologise to those Parish Councils where I have missed their meetings.

I would also like to apologise to any resident who has experienced any delay in my addressing issues raised. I am currently looking at a To Do list of around 60.

Normal Service

I am now housebound for a few days whilst I recover. Normal service will resume shortly.


Where would an average man be without an amazing wife?

Ruth, the love of my life, you are the wind beneath my wings.

Posted in Independent

Burton Fields Right Of Way Sign Removed

ERYC yesterday solved the Burton Fields Right Of Way Sign Mystery by removing the sign.

Prior To Removal

Posted in Signs, Stamford Bridge

Pocklington Planning Application Refused

I can confirm that the Planning Application for St Georges Place, Pocklington on Kirkland Street was today refused by the ERYC Western Area Planning Sub-Committee by 5 votes to 4 with one abstention.

Fundamental to this vote was due to my raising the fact that the Report of the Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration, Alan Menzies, to the Western Area Sub-Committee falsely stated:

“The surrounding area does not have on-street parking restrictions”

Almost the full length of Kirkland Street has double yellows.

On April 30 in Pocklington Kirkland Street Development: Committee Request I shared my concerns with regards the lack of parking and indeed stated it should be refused.

As such I spoke in support of Pocklington Town Council who believed each dwelling should have one parking place.

Objecting To The Applications

Today I was the only person who spoke against the application without which I have no doubt it would have been approved.

All three Ward Councillors can speak on an application. This is in addition to the applicant and an objector.

For future reference I would like to inform residents that if they object to an application they can register to speak as an objector.

Posted in Planning, Pocklington

Stamford Bridge School – Road Markings Refresh Requested

As the road markings for Stamford Bridge school have seen better days I have requested ERYC refresh them before the end of the school holidays.

To save resources I have suggested that attention is also given to the deteriorating road repair before the refresh.

Posted in Roads, Schools, Stamford Bridge

Fly Tipping A166 Junction Cleared

The pile of rubbish bags full of wallpaper scrapings that had been fly tipped in the lay-by next to the garage near to the A166/Full Sutton T junction have been removed.

I would like to thank ERYC for dealing with this so promptly.

Posted in Roads

Moor Road Branch Obstruction

As a branch that has obstructed Moor Road near to the Moor Lane junction, Stamford Bridge for a few days is in the middle of a dangerous S bend I have requested ERYC remove it as a matter of urgency.

Posted in Roads, Stamford Bridge

The Oval Resurfacing – Put On Hold

ERYC have confirmed that the resurfacing of The Oval is simply on hold until the completion of the gas works.

Posted in Pocklington, Roads

Moor Road Sign To Be Cleared

ERYC have confirmed that the hidden Moor Road sign will be cleared shortly.

Posted in Roads, Signs, Stamford Bridge

Wilberfoss Surgery – Wilberfest Feedback

I would like to thank everyone who attended my surgery in Wilberfoss on Saturday.

It was interesting to hear feedback from the Wilberfest event. This was in addition to emails I have received.

I will share this feedback with Andy Parkin, Chairman, Wilberfoss Playing Field Association in the coming weeks. In addition I will request a meeting with ERYC Licensing.

To keep everyone informed of any Wilberfest news I invite Wilberfoss residents to request to be added to a mailing list. Please email me

Posted in Wilberfoss

Fly Tipping: A166/Full Sutton T Junction

A pile of rubbish bags full of wallpaper scrapings have been fly tipped in the lay-by next to the garage near to the A166/Full Sutton T junction.

I have requested ERYC to remove the rubbish at the earliest opportunity.

Posted in Roads, Wolds Weighton