Revamped King's Square to host street festival

Stilt acrobat Simeon Kiola demonstrates his skills in King’s Square

Stilt acrobat Simeon Kiola demonstrates his skills in King’s Square

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MONTHS after work began, the redevelopment of King's Square is to be celebrated with a special festival.

The celebrations will take place on Saturday, June 14, and will see retailers will be offering a special discounts and free samples while entertainers and street performers from far-and-wide including international stunt acts, escape artists and knife jugglers will be joining regular performers to mark the occasion.

Festival organiser Louise Harris said it would be a great opportunity for businesses, the council and York Street Performers' Association to work together and celebrate the new look public square.

She added: "We are expecting a great atmosphere and a chance to see some truly spectacular entertainment."

Now the work is complete York Retail Forum's chairman has praised the results.

Frank Wood said: "“I am delighted that King’s Square is now back in use, and looks stunning. It is a substantial area, which is ideal to be used for exhibitions such as St Nicholas Fair."

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11:47am Sat 31 May 14

AnotherPointofView says...

It's been out of bounds for months, thankfully, it's finally finished.

I wouldn't agree that it's "stunning". Underwhelming might be a better word.
It's been out of bounds for months, thankfully, it's finally finished. I wouldn't agree that it's "stunning". Underwhelming might be a better word. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -6

12:20pm Sat 31 May 14

bloodaxe says...

It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.
It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed. bloodaxe
  • Score: 18

12:25pm Sat 31 May 14

notmyrealname says...

its flat ..Its new..it's dull .... . unlike everything else in York - taken all the character out of that area and left it looking like every other city . What's wrong with cobbles and kerbs anyway !
its flat ..Its new..it's dull .... . unlike everything else in York - taken all the character out of that area and left it looking like every other city . What's wrong with cobbles and kerbs anyway ! notmyrealname
  • Score: -4

1:13pm Sat 31 May 14

york_chap says...

At least these are real clowns who can walk on stilts and juggle with knives - I wonder what skills the clowns at the council who spent half a million pounds on these paving slabs have?
At least these are real clowns who can walk on stilts and juggle with knives - I wonder what skills the clowns at the council who spent half a million pounds on these paving slabs have? york_chap
  • Score: -6

1:14pm Sat 31 May 14

Jack Ham says...

Looks like York Labour has sent BloodAxe (Sonja Crisp) out to do their PR work this morning.
Looks like York Labour has sent BloodAxe (Sonja Crisp) out to do their PR work this morning. Jack Ham
  • Score: -32

2:19pm Sat 31 May 14

Happytoliveinyork says...

bloodaxe wrote:
It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.
It does not look 'terrific' - it's bland, bland, bland. Would not look out of place @ McArthur Glen. Oh and is cost northward of £600k
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.[/p][/quote]It does not look 'terrific' - it's bland, bland, bland. Would not look out of place @ McArthur Glen. Oh and is cost northward of £600k Happytoliveinyork
  • Score: -18

2:23pm Sat 31 May 14

m dee says...

I do agree with Bloodaxe that the street furniture is dirty, should be cleaned more regular rather then left till needs renewing,as for the new paving reminds me off a shopping mall in any town centre throughout the uk.
I do agree with Bloodaxe that the street furniture is dirty, should be cleaned more regular rather then left till needs renewing,as for the new paving reminds me off a shopping mall in any town centre throughout the uk. m dee
  • Score: -27

2:25pm Sat 31 May 14

marvell says...

Bloodaxe - if that's "terrific" you must be the dullest person walking this earth.

Kings Square is now a nonedesript, grey, dull, emotionless, homogenised, sanitised square that would fit perfectly in Milton Keynes or any other new town with zero history.

The councillors of other cities in the UK and Europe with histories going back over 1000 years would be strung up from the nearest lamp posts if they desecrated their squares like Labour have done in York.
Bloodaxe - if that's "terrific" you must be the dullest person walking this earth. Kings Square is now a nonedesript, grey, dull, emotionless, homogenised, sanitised square that would fit perfectly in Milton Keynes or any other new town with zero history. The councillors of other cities in the UK and Europe with histories going back over 1000 years would be strung up from the nearest lamp posts if they desecrated their squares like Labour have done in York. marvell
  • Score: -37

3:45pm Sat 31 May 14

piaggio1 says...

But remember......it wer all done for the choclate story gang....
E****** .NOPE not sayin out else yet.!!!!!!
But remember......it wer all done for the choclate story gang.... E****** .NOPE not sayin out else yet.!!!!!! piaggio1
  • Score: -54

4:09pm Sat 31 May 14

again says...

Great. Next we need to straighten out those wonky houses. No wonder it's called 'The Shambles'..
Great. Next we need to straighten out those wonky houses. No wonder it's called 'The Shambles'.. again
  • Score: -46

4:19pm Sat 31 May 14

imassey says...

Nobody ever went to see Kings Square for the paving.

I've lived in York all my life and have no issue with the revamp.
Nobody ever went to see Kings Square for the paving. I've lived in York all my life and have no issue with the revamp. imassey
  • Score: 33

4:52pm Sat 31 May 14

notpedallingpaul says...

bloodaxe wrote:
It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.
Well it's not often I go into the city, but walked in yesterday and went through the square, I do have to say that after reading all the previous negative comments when the work was being carried out I was sceptical, but I think it's very good and certainly an improvement, more pedestrian friendly.
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.[/p][/quote]Well it's not often I go into the city, but walked in yesterday and went through the square, I do have to say that after reading all the previous negative comments when the work was being carried out I was sceptical, but I think it's very good and certainly an improvement, more pedestrian friendly. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: 36

6:40pm Sat 31 May 14

dementia says...

It is bland boring and just ready for a wet November day!
A monument to grey planners
It is bland boring and just ready for a wet November day! A monument to grey planners dementia
  • Score: -18

7:31pm Sat 31 May 14

Archangle6rose says...

Greetings York, like racism against black people went out of style, like the twist & doing the alligator. So has the King's Highway gone out of style. Racism is just a fad & style society as a whole perpetuates on it's self by vote, & depends on popular opinion. Societal racial groups vote by having low selfesteem values of themself , & not advancing themselves & their children in defense(IN MY DEFENSE) against Atmospheric Weather Conditions of my race is superior. Which is High Selfesteem to those who have Eye's(Spy's) to C & Hears(Heir's) to hear, "CHRISTIAN(Question)
"! My racial race is Rose, that's why I like the King's Square We Vamp, cause we all can come together & see the new style, which is the king. I like the way the man is controlling the device which he made. It reminds me of the drones that most Governments of today think is so hip. Coat Of Arms was famous for making devices in the 1400 hundreds, but that went out of style.
Farewell,
Rose.
Greetings York, like racism against black people went out of style, like the twist & doing the alligator. So has the King's Highway gone out of style. Racism is just a fad & style society as a whole perpetuates on it's self by vote, & depends on popular opinion. Societal racial groups vote by having low selfesteem values of themself , & not advancing themselves & their children in defense(IN MY DEFENSE) against Atmospheric Weather Conditions of my race is superior. Which is High Selfesteem to those who have Eye's(Spy's) to C & Hears(Heir's) to hear, "CHRISTIAN(Question) "! My racial race is Rose, that's why I like the King's Square We Vamp, cause we all can come together & see the new style, which is the king. I like the way the man is controlling the device which he made. It reminds me of the drones that most Governments of today think is so hip. Coat Of Arms was famous for making devices in the 1400 hundreds, but that went out of style. Farewell, Rose. Archangle6rose
  • Score: -45

8:06pm Sat 31 May 14

Omega Point says...

again wrote:
Great. Next we need to straighten out those wonky houses. No wonder it's called 'The Shambles'..
Wrong, it is not "The Shambles" just Shambles.
[quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: Great. Next we need to straighten out those wonky houses. No wonder it's called 'The Shambles'..[/p][/quote]Wrong, it is not "The Shambles" just Shambles. Omega Point
  • Score: 18

8:33pm Sat 31 May 14

eeoodares says...

imassey wrote:
Nobody ever went to see Kings Square for the paving.

I've lived in York all my life and have no issue with the revamp.
No, they come to York for its character, its ancient and quirky feel and the fact that it is different to other Cities in the UK. The question is, does this revamp add to or detract from York's attraction?
[quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: Nobody ever went to see Kings Square for the paving. I've lived in York all my life and have no issue with the revamp.[/p][/quote]No, they come to York for its character, its ancient and quirky feel and the fact that it is different to other Cities in the UK. The question is, does this revamp add to or detract from York's attraction? eeoodares
  • Score: -5

9:16pm Sat 31 May 14

NoMorePlease says...

Archangle6rose wrote:
Greetings York, like racism against black people went out of style, like the twist & doing the alligator. So has the King's Highway gone out of style. Racism is just a fad & style society as a whole perpetuates on it's self by vote, & depends on popular opinion. Societal racial groups vote by having low selfesteem values of themself , & not advancing themselves & their children in defense(IN MY DEFENSE) against Atmospheric Weather Conditions of my race is superior. Which is High Selfesteem to those who have Eye's(Spy's) to C & Hears(Heir's) to hear, "CHRISTIAN(Ques
tion)
"! My racial race is Rose, that's why I like the King's Square We Vamp, cause we all can come together & see the new style, which is the king. I like the way the man is controlling the device which he made. It reminds me of the drones that most Governments of today think is so hip. Coat Of Arms was famous for making devices in the 1400 hundreds, but that went out of style.
Farewell,
Rose.
I am not drunk enough to understand this
[quote][p][bold]Archangle6rose[/bold] wrote: Greetings York, like racism against black people went out of style, like the twist & doing the alligator. So has the King's Highway gone out of style. Racism is just a fad & style society as a whole perpetuates on it's self by vote, & depends on popular opinion. Societal racial groups vote by having low selfesteem values of themself , & not advancing themselves & their children in defense(IN MY DEFENSE) against Atmospheric Weather Conditions of my race is superior. Which is High Selfesteem to those who have Eye's(Spy's) to C & Hears(Heir's) to hear, "CHRISTIAN(Ques tion) "! My racial race is Rose, that's why I like the King's Square We Vamp, cause we all can come together & see the new style, which is the king. I like the way the man is controlling the device which he made. It reminds me of the drones that most Governments of today think is so hip. Coat Of Arms was famous for making devices in the 1400 hundreds, but that went out of style. Farewell, Rose.[/p][/quote]I am not drunk enough to understand this NoMorePlease
  • Score: 35

10:33pm Sat 31 May 14

AnotherPointofView says...

again wrote:
Great. Next we need to straighten out those wonky houses. No wonder it's called 'The Shambles'..
Sorry, I didn't quite understand... Were you talking about the road near Kings Square or the occupants of West Offices being a shambles....?
[quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: Great. Next we need to straighten out those wonky houses. No wonder it's called 'The Shambles'..[/p][/quote]Sorry, I didn't quite understand... Were you talking about the road near Kings Square or the occupants of West Offices being a shambles....? AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -21

10:57pm Sat 31 May 14

notpedallingpaul says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
bloodaxe wrote:
It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.
Well it's not often I go into the city, but walked in yesterday and went through the square, I do have to say that after reading all the previous negative comments when the work was being carried out I was sceptical, but I think it's very good and certainly an improvement, more pedestrian friendly.
Strange scoring again, +15 for you bloodsaxe, and -39 for me, yet we are both in agreement, obviously the council infiltrator that the press has allowed to work the numbers must not like me.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.[/p][/quote]Well it's not often I go into the city, but walked in yesterday and went through the square, I do have to say that after reading all the previous negative comments when the work was being carried out I was sceptical, but I think it's very good and certainly an improvement, more pedestrian friendly.[/p][/quote]Strange scoring again, +15 for you bloodsaxe, and -39 for me, yet we are both in agreement, obviously the council infiltrator that the press has allowed to work the numbers must not like me. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -14

2:06am Sun 1 Jun 14

Magicman! says...

bloodaxe wrote:
It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.
I can't agree about the Deangate area. It's now a skateboarders paradise, the paving is not DDA compliant, it's the completely wrong design for the level of traffic it receives ('shared use' spaces should only be considered for low to medium pedestrian movements), and is frankly an accident waiting to happen.

----

I'm guessing the launch of the new Kings Square won't involve letting some balloons fly, seeing as some overzealous hippies managed to stop John Lewis doing that (maybe it was going to make all those newts look up and then they'd be eaten by a bird they wouldn't see, or something like that)
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.[/p][/quote]I can't agree about the Deangate area. It's now a skateboarders paradise, the paving is not DDA compliant, it's the completely wrong design for the level of traffic it receives ('shared use' spaces should only be considered for low to medium pedestrian movements), and is frankly an accident waiting to happen. ---- I'm guessing the launch of the new Kings Square won't involve letting some balloons fly, seeing as some overzealous hippies managed to stop John Lewis doing that (maybe it was going to make all those newts look up and then they'd be eaten by a bird they wouldn't see, or something like that) Magicman!
  • Score: -14

8:40am Sun 1 Jun 14

Pinza-C55 says...

What fascinates me is how there is no mention of James Alexander. What has happened to him? Is he on gardening leave?
What fascinates me is how there is no mention of James Alexander. What has happened to him? Is he on gardening leave? Pinza-C55
  • Score: -50

12:09pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Jut need Pillories on the square for the council to be abused. I do wounder if they (Council) will modernize the Shamples, as they have eyes on the Market Area. One last thing, hope Kings Square DOES NOT turn in to outdoor cafe for the so called "Chocolate Story". Get it used by street entertainers, Viking Festival, etc etc etc
Jut need Pillories on the square for the council to be abused. I do wounder if they (Council) will modernize the Shamples, as they have eyes on the Market Area. One last thing, hope Kings Square DOES NOT turn in to outdoor cafe for the so called "Chocolate Story". Get it used by street entertainers, Viking Festival, etc etc etc Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -46

1:25pm Sun 1 Jun 14

iwasright says...

bloodaxe wrote:
It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.
Its crap and removed the historic part of our city it looks like any other boring town LEEDS been one, we are an old historic town not some
new build.
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.[/p][/quote]Its crap and removed the historic part of our city it looks like any other boring town LEEDS been one, we are an old historic town not some new build. iwasright
  • Score: -51

1:28pm Sun 1 Jun 14

iwasright says...

bloodaxe wrote:
It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.
ITS TOTALY NOT YORK its ripped out the historic part of the city
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: It looks terrific. I'm astonished that anyone could have preferred the worn out york paving and dirty street furniture which were characteristic of the square hitherto. Generally York is let down by its paving and roadways, so any move such as Deangate, the library forecourt, the Cedar Court and now King's Square is to be welcomed.[/p][/quote]ITS TOTALY NOT YORK its ripped out the historic part of the city iwasright
  • Score: -59

1:34pm Sun 1 Jun 14

iwasright says...

Why do we need clowns in the square when we have loads in West Offices
Glasgow Brookes been the top clown.
Why do we need clowns in the square when we have loads in West Offices Glasgow Brookes been the top clown. iwasright
  • Score: -50

4:46pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Meirion M says...

york_chap wrote:
At least these are real clowns who can walk on stilts and juggle with knives - I wonder what skills the clowns at the council who spent half a million pounds on these paving slabs have?
Alexander and his rag time band of fools will be soon be out of office.
Role in May 2015.
Alexander are determined to waste OUR Tax money.
[quote][p][bold]york_chap[/bold] wrote: At least these are real clowns who can walk on stilts and juggle with knives - I wonder what skills the clowns at the council who spent half a million pounds on these paving slabs have?[/p][/quote]Alexander and his rag time band of fools will be soon be out of office. Role in May 2015. Alexander are determined to waste OUR Tax money. Meirion M
  • Score: -40

6:37pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ouseswimmer says...

Apparently each paving stone has cost £300. Cobbles were far cheaper.
Apparently each paving stone has cost £300. Cobbles were far cheaper. ouseswimmer
  • Score: -45

9:14pm Sun 1 Jun 14

amike says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
What fascinates me is how there is no mention of James Alexander. What has happened to him? Is he on gardening leave?
Gone job hunting???
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: What fascinates me is how there is no mention of James Alexander. What has happened to him? Is he on gardening leave?[/p][/quote]Gone job hunting??? amike
  • Score: -33

9:53pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Jack Ham says...

Job hunting not so far from the truth, though to date, not very successfully.

Even Alexander's famous arrogance is now beginning to crack. Distancing himself from failed projects like Lendal Bridge and failed colleagues like Merrett and TSL who are deliberately kept on side purely to maintain links with the York/Old School.

With even York Labour now beginning to understand just how unpopular they truly are it's fascinating to watch the senior staff and in particular Kersten E begin to avoid the limelight and reposition themselves in readiness for a change of power next year. This will be a difficult task for the CEO though - with her political colours so firmly nailed to the mast it will be surprising if she remains in post much past June 2015.
Job hunting not so far from the truth, though to date, not very successfully. Even Alexander's famous arrogance is now beginning to crack. Distancing himself from failed projects like Lendal Bridge and failed colleagues like Merrett and TSL who are deliberately kept on side purely to maintain links with the York/Old School. With even York Labour now beginning to understand just how unpopular they truly are it's fascinating to watch the senior staff and in particular Kersten E begin to avoid the limelight and reposition themselves in readiness for a change of power next year. This will be a difficult task for the CEO though - with her political colours so firmly nailed to the mast it will be surprising if she remains in post much past June 2015. Jack Ham
  • Score: -41

10:23pm Sun 1 Jun 14

yorkonafork says...

I'd rather York council were spending 600k flattening a small area of land rather than fund poverty etc. Top efforts all round.
I'd rather York council were spending 600k flattening a small area of land rather than fund poverty etc. Top efforts all round. yorkonafork
  • Score: -39

11:05am Mon 2 Jun 14

andy fowler says...

Kings Square could now be anywhere, yet ANOTHER mess from those masters of the genre. York Council
Kings Square could now be anywhere, yet ANOTHER mess from those masters of the genre. York Council andy fowler
  • Score: -28

4:33pm Mon 2 Jun 14

flantheman says...

Archangle6rose wrote:
Greetings York, like racism against black people went out of style, like the twist & doing the alligator. So has the King's Highway gone out of style. Racism is just a fad & style society as a whole perpetuates on it's self by vote, & depends on popular opinion. Societal racial groups vote by having low selfesteem values of themself , & not advancing themselves & their children in defense(IN MY DEFENSE) against Atmospheric Weather Conditions of my race is superior. Which is High Selfesteem to those who have Eye's(Spy's) to C & Hears(Heir's) to hear, "CHRISTIAN(Ques
tion)
"! My racial race is Rose, that's why I like the King's Square We Vamp, cause we all can come together & see the new style, which is the king. I like the way the man is controlling the device which he made. It reminds me of the drones that most Governments of today think is so hip. Coat Of Arms was famous for making devices in the 1400 hundreds, but that went out of style.
Farewell,
Rose.
WHAT?????????
[quote][p][bold]Archangle6rose[/bold] wrote: Greetings York, like racism against black people went out of style, like the twist & doing the alligator. So has the King's Highway gone out of style. Racism is just a fad & style society as a whole perpetuates on it's self by vote, & depends on popular opinion. Societal racial groups vote by having low selfesteem values of themself , & not advancing themselves & their children in defense(IN MY DEFENSE) against Atmospheric Weather Conditions of my race is superior. Which is High Selfesteem to those who have Eye's(Spy's) to C & Hears(Heir's) to hear, "CHRISTIAN(Ques tion) "! My racial race is Rose, that's why I like the King's Square We Vamp, cause we all can come together & see the new style, which is the king. I like the way the man is controlling the device which he made. It reminds me of the drones that most Governments of today think is so hip. Coat Of Arms was famous for making devices in the 1400 hundreds, but that went out of style. Farewell, Rose.[/p][/quote]WHAT????????? flantheman
  • Score: 8

5:34pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Happytoliveinyork says...

Jack Ham wrote:
Job hunting not so far from the truth, though to date, not very successfully.

Even Alexander's famous arrogance is now beginning to crack. Distancing himself from failed projects like Lendal Bridge and failed colleagues like Merrett and TSL who are deliberately kept on side purely to maintain links with the York/Old School.

With even York Labour now beginning to understand just how unpopular they truly are it's fascinating to watch the senior staff and in particular Kersten E begin to avoid the limelight and reposition themselves in readiness for a change of power next year. This will be a difficult task for the CEO though - with her political colours so firmly nailed to the mast it will be surprising if she remains in post much past June 2015.
Very true - looking forward to sitting back and watching the carnage unfold :-)
[quote][p][bold]Jack Ham[/bold] wrote: Job hunting not so far from the truth, though to date, not very successfully. Even Alexander's famous arrogance is now beginning to crack. Distancing himself from failed projects like Lendal Bridge and failed colleagues like Merrett and TSL who are deliberately kept on side purely to maintain links with the York/Old School. With even York Labour now beginning to understand just how unpopular they truly are it's fascinating to watch the senior staff and in particular Kersten E begin to avoid the limelight and reposition themselves in readiness for a change of power next year. This will be a difficult task for the CEO though - with her political colours so firmly nailed to the mast it will be surprising if she remains in post much past June 2015.[/p][/quote]Very true - looking forward to sitting back and watching the carnage unfold :-) Happytoliveinyork
  • Score: -13

5:36pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Happytoliveinyork says...

imassey wrote:
Nobody ever went to see Kings Square for the paving.

I've lived in York all my life and have no issue with the revamp.
Not even the £600k + budget ?
[quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: Nobody ever went to see Kings Square for the paving. I've lived in York all my life and have no issue with the revamp.[/p][/quote]Not even the £600k + budget ? Happytoliveinyork
  • Score: -10

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