Labour Blame Tories For Council Tax Increase

The Beverley Labour Party have produced leaflets attacking the Conservatives for increasing the ERYC Council Tax.

Ironically all ERYC Labour Councillors have voted for the increase.

The Facts

As Labour appear not to know the facts I can confirm:

  • I am the only ERYC Councillor who has voted against the increase for the last three years.
  • Three years ago the Liberal Democrats voted against the increase.
  • Apart from myself and the one vote by the Liberal Democrats of those who attend for the past three years all Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, UKIP and Independents voted to increase the Council Tax.
Posted in Conservative, Council Tax, Independent, Labour

Pocklington Bus Stop Graffiti Removal Request

A resident has understandably raised concerns with me regards graffiti at the Pocklington Bus Stop.

The graffiti includes some of a sexuallly explicit nature and Nazi symbols.

I have requested ERYC to liaise with Pocklington School to ensure that the graffiti is removed at the earliest opportunity.

Posted in Pocklington

Viking Road Parking Creating Danger

Parked vehicles on Viking Road, Stamford Bridge, opposite the Dentist and just beyond the Doctors is forcing vehicles onto the wrong side of the road when going up the hill.

This is proving dangerous as vehicles are coming down the hill around a blind bend.

I have requested ERYC to look into options to address the issue. This to include extending the double yellows to Viking Road T junction.

Ironically there are four different car parks within a minutes walk.

Posted in Parking, Stamford Bridge

Shoe Pot Filled With Tarmac

The pot hole on the footpath north of St Edmonds, Stamford Bridge on the A166 that had swallowed a shoe has now been filled with tarmac.

Prior To Repair

Well done ERYC.

Posted in Footpath, Stamford Bridge

ERYC Officers To Liaise About Millers Retreat

I can confirm that ERYC Enforcement and Public Protection are to liaise with a view to resolve the problems on Millers Retreat as quickly as possible.

The following will be considered:

  1. Duties of a banksman not fulfilled
  2. Ensure Audible warnings are switched to a minimum required by HSE
  3. Vehicles on site should be fitted with broadband White noise reversing alarms
  4. Generators should have acoustic covers in place
  5. Electrically powered plant is quieter than diesel or petrol driven plant
  6. Contractors radios to be used at a minimum audible level
  7. Site should inform those affected by work in advance of site activity
  8. Site Manager to interact proactively with residents

Further Information

Please read Linden Homes – The Balk, Pocklington – Best Methods of Practice

Posted in Planning, Pocklington

24 ERYC Officers Earn Between £78k And £163k

East Riding residents will have received their Council Tax bills in the past few days. Yet again, all ERYC Councillors, except Strangeway, voted to increase this years bill for residents. Strangeway voted against due to the waste at County Hall.

I refer everyone to the above and 24 ERYC Officers Earn Between £78k And £163k which shows that 24 ERYC officers earn between £78,000 and £163,000. In total over £2,379,000. This is appalling.

Many would never command such a fee in the private sector as their skill base is sadly lacking.

Your East Riding – Where Everyone Matters … especially those on inflated and vulgar salaries.

Posted in Council Tax, ERYC

30 mph Vehicle Activated Sign Realigned

I am pleased to confirm that the 30 mph vehicle activated sign on Yapham Road, Pocklington has been realigned.

Prior To Realignment

Well done ERYC.

Posted in Pocklington, Signs

Pocklington Beck Pollution – Yet Again

Last September I raised the issue of pollution of Pocklington Beck with ERYC as many believed it was the result of the development on The Mile. Please see Pocklington Beck Pollution  and ERYC Silence – Pocklington Beck Pollution.

September 2018

Yesterday a resident raised with me the fact that the Beck is once again polluted with the same colour.

March 2019

I have requested ERYC to work with the EA to establish the source of the pollution and take all required action as a matter of urgency.

Posted in Planning, Pocklington

Linden Homes Breach Best Methods of Practice

The Linden Homes best methods of practice document for The Balk, Pocklington appears to be coming back to haunted them given their current failures.

The document was lodged with ERYC Planning as a requirement to proceed with the original development yet it should not have been as it is noticeable that the document is a poor cut and paste from a different site.

The failure of Linden Homes include:

  1. Duties of a banksman not fulfilled
  2. Ensure Audible warnings are switched to a minimum required by HSE
  3. Vehicles on site should be fitted with broadband White noise reversing alarms
  4. Generators should have acoustic covers in place
  5. Electrically powered plant is quieter than diesel or petrol driven plant
  6. Contractors radios to be used at a minimum audible level
  7. Site should inform those affected by work in advance of site activity
  8. Site Manager to interact proactively with residents
  9. etc..

I have requested ERYC to address the failures with Linden Homes.

Further Information

Please read Linden Homes – The Balk, Pocklington – Best Methods of Practice

Posted in Planning, Pocklington

Love Lane Trees Damaging Footpath And Houses

Residents have recently raised concerns with me regards the overgrown trees on Love Lane, Pocklington.

Not only are the trees lifting the footpath it also appears they are causing damage to the houses.

I have requested ERYC to undertake a survey and any required works of the trees as a matter of urgency before any more damage is caused.

Posted in Footpath, Pocklington