Leeming Bar Truckers – Treated As 2nd Class Citizens

Much has been said about the alleged anti-social behaviour by truckers parking overnight at Leeming Bar. Yet the root cause is never mentioned by those who believe it acceptable to treat UK truckers as second class citizens.

NYCC Leader and Leeming Bar HDC Councillor Carl Les

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and Hambleton District Council (HDC) have been treating truckers passing through the Leeming Bar area as second class citizens for years.

Indeed they have policies in place to do this. The Leeming Bar PSPO is the latest example. No one denies that there is anti-social behaviour taking place but why are those allegedly causing this not brought to justice via legislation already available to the powers that be?

Ironically it is NYCC who have failed to address the root cause of the issue. In a recent report they admitted:

“At present, the County Council does not have a policy or strategy for managing HGV overnight parking on its highway network and the subsequent negative effects it can create.”

I believe it is time that NYCC address this fundamental failure.

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