PTC Agree To Level Three Emergency Plan

It is looking like the saga of Pocklington Town Council (PTC) producing a robust Level 3 Emergency Plan will soon come to fruition.

Previously PTC had stated their Emergency Plan was fit for purpose. This was true to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Level 1 – Gather some key community contact numbers and share them with the emergency services.
  • Level 2 – Gather key contact numbers, identify local resources like a village hall, and think about preparing an emergency box.

My Opinion

My opinion has always been that a Level 3 was required.

Level 3 – Get key contact numbers, identify local resources and prepare an emergency box, identify people who might be vulnerable in an emergency, and people with skills and resources that would be willing to help in an emergency.

The additional vital aspects of Level 3:

  1. Identify people who might be vulnerable in an emergency
  2. People with skills and resources that would be willing to help in an emergency.

Pocklington Post

PTC have agreed to put an article in the Pocklington Post promoting the plan and asking for volunteers.

Be Grateful

We should be grateful that PTC have finally seen sense and agreed to produce a Level 3 Emergency Plan.

Posted in Flooding, Media, Pocklington

Your East Riding – Planning Feature

I am of the opinion that the Planning process is the main subject that residents struggle to fully understand.

As such I have requested ERYC to include a Planning feature in a future issue of Your East Riding.

Posted in ERYC, Media

The Cabin Stamford Bridge Application Approved

Western Area Planning Sub Committee yesterday passed the application to develop the Cabin, Stamford Bridge.

Although the application has been approved the application must still overcome numerous hurdles to commence development of the site:

  1. Ensure there is no contamination.
  2. Provide access for those with disabilities
  3. Establish a way to remove refuse from the site
  4. Build without using neighbouring land

Silent Tories

Yet again Conservative Councillors Kay West and Claude Mole failed to attend the committee meeting to represent residents.

Posted in Conservative, Planning, Stamford Bridge

Yapham Road – Community Pay Back Scheme

I am pleased to confirm that the Yapham Road footpath is still scheduled to be cut back as part of the Community Pay Back Scheme.

Unfortunately the process is taking longer than normal.

Posted in Footpath, Pocklington

Pock Post Letters – Fictitious Names and Addresses

It appears that the recent letters in the Pocklington Post attacking me are from fictitious names and addresses.

My information confirms that neither Mr Mike Brookes-Ward or Mr Andrew St Johns-Toms live on Mile End Park. Furthermore the Electors’ Rights Association does not exist.

Perhaps I Am Wrong

If my information is wrong I am happy to join Mr Mike Brookes-Ward and/or Mr Andrew St Johns-Toms at their homes on Mile End Park for a coffee to discuss the concerns they have raised.

Posted in Media, Pocklington

Hagg Bridge Works

ERYC have confirmed that works are scheduled for Hagg Bridge, Sutton Upon Derwent.

Initially this will involve:

  1. Securing the temporary orange barriers
  2. Refreshing the road markings including the SLOW markings

When the Bridges department attend to repair the fence, if a road closure is required, consideration will be given to repairing the road surface deterioration to maximise resources.

Well done ERYC.

Posted in Roads, Sutton Upon Derwent

Market Street 20mph Sign Replacement

ERYC have confirmed that they will replace the Market Street 20mph sign.

Well done ERYC.

Posted in Pocklington, Roads, Signs

Railway Street Parking – ERYC Entrapment Shame

In recent weeks numerous residents have received parking tickets for not parking within the white lines on Railway Street.

Indeed on one recent visit three vehicles in a row received parking tickets. These photos taken on Saturday show how four residents are in danger of receiving a parking ticket.

As can be seen from the photo above ERYC have deliberately narrowed the parking bay.

Legislation states such parking areas must be between 1.8m to 2.7m wide. ERYC have allowed only 1.92m on Railway Street despite the fact that many vehicles are 2m wide and there is plenty of space to make the parking bays wider.


I am in no doubt that this is entrapment. I have requested ERYC to use the money they have received from the issuing of parking tickets over recent weeks to widen the parking bays. Failure to do so is to continue the entrapping of residents.

Posted in Parking, Pocklington, Roads

November 2017 Surgery

My November surgery will be held in the Methodist Church meeting room, Stamford Bridge on Saturday 4 November, 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

The Whip – The Disgraceful Conservative Scam

I was amused to listen to Conservative Councillor Felicity Temple inform members at Wednesdays Full Council how we should support the Taking a Stand Against Scams

The Conservatives are paid the following from the ERYC budget. This is paid for by the tax payer.

  • Secretary – Councillor Felicity Temple – £12,192
  • Chief Whip – Councillor Elaine Aird – £3,762
  • Assistant Whip – Councillor Lyn Healing – £1,518 = £17,462

Council Tax payers should not pay the salary for the Secretary of the Conservative group as no ERYC finances should be used to financially support political party activities.

Chief Whip/Assistant Whip

Of the 67 ERYC Councillors 48 are Tory and all are whipped to vote as a block. Council Tax payers pay the Conservative Chief Whip and Assistant Whip to do this.

False Statement

Never believe a Conservative candidate who stands for election to be an ERYC Councillor when they state “My first priority is to represent you” as this is false.

They should state “My second priority is to represent you after I have represented the party but only if the party agrees”.

Stand Up Against The Disgraceful Conservative Scam

I invite Councillor Temple and indeed every Conservative candidate to stand up against the greatest scam in the East Riding by informing residents of the truth about the whip.

Misleading residents into voting for them by not stating the truth could be considered by many as a scam .

Scamming residents out of their vote is not acceptable.

Posted in Conservative