Sherbuttgate North Hedge Encroachment

As the hedge on the corner of Sherbuttgate North is starting to encroach onto the footpath I have requested ERYC to contact the residents to request that the hedge is cut back.

Posted in Footpath, Hedges, Pocklington

July 2018 Surgery

My July surgery will be held in the Methodist Church meeting room, Stamford Bridge on Saturday 14 July, 09.30 t0 11.30. Stamford Bridge and Pocklington Provincial residents are invited to ask questions, raise concerns or share their views.

Posted in Stamford Bridge, Surgery

ERYC Legal: Mathew Buckley Fails Again

Yesterday the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) confirmed that Mathew Buckley, ERYC Head of Legal and Democratic Services, has failed yet again.

On the 7th November 2017 Mathew Buckley wrote to the gentleman involved and stated:

  1. We do not propose to enter into further correspondence with you on this matter.
  2. If you send any further emails you will not receive a reply.
  3. We have dealt with your requests for information.
  4. We will not enter into any further correspondence with you on these matters.

Mathew was wrong and yesterday ICO confirmed this. Please read ICO – 18 June 2018

Mathew Buckley Roll Of Shame

This is the fifth failure that has been exposed in less than two weeks.

  1. June 9 – ERYC £1,176,258.07 Gagging Orders Shame
  2. June 13 – ERYC Lose Employment Tribunal To Lay Representative
  3. June 14 – ERYC Legal Waste £3,540 On Defamation
  4. June 17 – ERYC Gagging Orders: 63 School Based Staff

How many more failures will be exposed?

Is Mathew Buckley competent to be ERYC Head of Legal and Democratic Services?

Posted in ERYC, Legal

Sherbuttgate Drive Overgrown Bushes

The overgrown bushes on the junction of Sherbuttgate Drive and Northfield Road are causing an issue for pedestrians.

I have requested ERYC contact the residents to request that the bushes are cut back.

Posted in Footpath, Pocklington

Sherbuttgate Drive Overgrown Tree

The overgrown tree on Sherbuttgate Drive, Pocklington is in need of a major prune.

I have requested ERYC to issue an order to prune the tree. In addition I have requested that the lower parts of the tree, above the road and footpath, are addressed at the earliest opportunity to ensure public safety.

Posted in Pocklington, Roads

High Catton Road Crumbling: Patch Requested

Just outside the 30 mph zone in High Catton the condition of the road is best described as crumbling.

As numerous attempts have been made to fill this “pot hole” I have requested ERYC to remove the crumbling area and replace with a durable patch.

Posted in High Catton, Roads

Light Repaired – School Close Footpath

I am pleased to confirm that the number 4 light on the footpath from School Close to the Primary School, Stamford Bridge is currently out.

Posted in Footpath, Stamford Bridge

ERYC Gagging Orders: 63 School Based Staff

I can reveal that over the four-year period between 2013 and 2016 East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) issued a total of 63 Gagging Orders (Settlement Agreements) relating to school based staff.

Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreements must not be used in cases that have any safeguarding implications, even if an employee proposes to resign before or during a disciplinary process.

This is because where there may be genuine grounds to believe that an individual is responsible for a breach of safeguarding rules, concluding matters via a settlement agreement would allow that individual to work at another school without any reference to the concern that was raised, which could obviously put others at risk in the future.

A settlement agreement (formerly known as compromise agreement) which prevents the school from making a DBS referral when the criteria for doing so are met would likely result in a criminal offence being committed as the school would not be complying with its legal duty to make the referral.

Are East Riding Children Safe?

In a local context 63 settlement agreements could have shocking consequences.

For example: A teacher who signed a settlement agreement may have breached safeguarding at say a Driffield School and could now be working at a Beverley School without the school in Beverley having any knowledge of the teachers past.

Is it possible for there to be 63 school based settlement agreements without safeguarding implications?

Mathew Buckley – Corrupt or Incompetent?

Why did Mathew Buckley, ERYC Head of Legal and Democratic Services, allow these settlement agreements to be signed?

Once again is he corrupt or incompetent?

Caroline Lacey – Investigation Requested

I have requested Caroline Lacey, ERYC Chief Executive carries out a full investigation into this and refers all 63 cases to the Police to ensure there is no breach of statutory requirements.

Posted in Children, ERYC, Schools

Burton Fields Junction Resurfacing Requested

When Burton Fields, Stamford Bridge was resurfaced the junction was not resurfaced. Yet when the A166 was recently resurfaced again the junction was not resurfaced.

As the resurfacing of this junction appears not to have been included in either contract I have requested ERYC to investigated why this has happened.

In addition I have requested that the junction is resurfaced at the earliest opportunity.

Posted in Roads, Stamford Bridge

Millfield Close Pot Holes Repaired

I can confirm that the pot holes on Millfield Close, Wilberfoss have been repaired.

Posted in Roads, Wilberfoss