Pocklington Pavement – Collective Incompetence

Gateway is made up of Pocklington Town Council Councillors, ERYC Tory Councillors Mole and West and members of the public. Under the banner of Gateway a request was made to ERYC to spend £20,000 widening the Pavement footpath.

In The Beginning

The fools that make up PTC and the two Tory nodding dogs supported this. I fully disagreed as only so much money is spent on such projects each year in Pocklington and the money could be put to a better use than widened a footpath to nowhere. An example is much-needed dropped kerbs.

ERYC in their lack of wisdom supported the fools and nodding dogs. The result was a bollard in the middle of a dropped kerb, kerb stones next to the dropped kerb being 20 to 30mm high instead of the maximum permitted 6mm, an exit from the footpath for those in wheelchairs which was not fit for purpose and £20,000 wasted.

The Middle Game

Gateway thanked ERYC for doing a good job.

I requested and attended a site meeting with the ERYC Enginner who not only displayed anger issues but stated there was no issue. 

After this I requested a meeting with ERYC Director Paul Bellotti. Paul claimed everything would be put right as part of snagging!

End Game

Yesterday I was informed

“The footway works at the Pavement, Pocklington are programmed in to start on Monday 4 September 2017 and it is expected that they will take 2 weeks to complete

In order to mitigate the disruption to businesses the work force will be on site on Sunday 10 September 2017″

A further two weeks of disruption and no doubt this will cost another £20,000.


The fools that make up PTC, the nodding dogs who are ERYC Tory Councillors and ERYC officers who are blind monkeys clearly have no common sense between them.

These situations do not happen in the other six Parishes of Pocklington Provincial as each respective Parish Council have councillors blessed with common sense.

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