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It’s back to the future in Gillygate

York Press: Motorists stuck in heavy traffic in Gillygate during roadworks last September

10:56am Friday 18th April 2014

ONCE again, Gillygate traffic is backing up from Bootham Bar to Union Terrace car park by mid morning. Yet The Press of April 15 proclaimed free city-centre parking, while bemoaning the rising costs of a new cycle route.

Mixed message

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10:54am Friday 18th April 2014

 BE AWARE that the new free three-hour car parking, coming into effect in May, does not apply to all council-owned car parks.

Double standards

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10:53am Friday 18th April 2014

HOW can the council back free parking in the city car parks?

Get traffic flowing

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10:53am Friday 18th April 2014

I AGREE with Matthew Laverack on congestion (The Press, April 16).

Use the local bus

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10:52am Friday 18th April 2014

I AM surprised that Mr Casperson needs to use Park & Ride (The Press, April 14) when there is a bus stop 200 yards from his house served during the day by a half- hourly bus service (no.10) which goes through the city centre, calling at York Railway Station, Rougier Street and Piccadilly, before leaving York on the Hull Road.

Pointless change

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10:51am Friday 18th April 2014

THERE have been letters written in before, but please can someone give me just one benefit from the alterations where the A166 Stamford Bridge Road meets Grimston Bar roundabout?

Move is too late

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10:51am Friday 18th April 2014

DAVE MERRETT’S move (Bridge saga boss moved on in council shape up, The Press, April 17) is much too little, far too late.

Building deserves new lease of life

York Press: Stonebow House which is claimed by many to be a blot on York’s cityscape

9:42am Thursday 17th April 2014

YORK Alternative History and York Civic Trust should be commended on their York: Living With History Project which has opened up discussion about how decisions are made on our local urban heritage (The Press, April 7).

Bridge reopening

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9:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

I AM disappointed that the Lendal Bridge closure has now been reversed.

Air pollution

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9:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

I WATCHED the Lendal Bridge closure trial with interest and being a cyclist, occasional pedestrian, taxi customer and bus user, I benefited from this thoroughfare being safer, quicker to pass across and generally nicer without the cars and lorries clogging it up during the day.

Pothole fiasco

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9:39am Thursday 17th April 2014

IN THE Press of April 8, Cllr James Alexander informs us that he is going to reinvest income raised from fines during the Lendal Bridge fiasco to fill in potholes.

Leprechaun king

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9:38am Thursday 17th April 2014

IT FELL that during a recent holiday in Galway, in southern Ireland, that the Irish President Michael D Higgins made the first state visit to England.

Fundraiser thanks

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9:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

I WOULD like to thank the people of Acomb for their support during our month of fundraising activities including tombola, a “Name the Dinosaur” competition and a physics evening held at York Spiritualist centre.

Best medicine

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9:37am Thursday 17th April 2014

THIS senior female retired here to Bridlington from York, but must still have her fix of The Press. I became ill and had no interest in reading the paper.

Consensus vital

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9:34am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE petty point-scoring by opposition politicians, locally and nationally, who claim an overriding wisdom which they did not exhibit when in office, shows how fortunate it is that this country is a member of the European Union.

Debts must be paid

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9:33am Thursday 17th April 2014

UKRAINE will not go away and continues to be a trouble spot.

‘Carbon capture’: a win-win solution?

York Press: As part of an extensive formal consultation programme taking place, local residents are being invited to attend public exhibitions next week to view plans for the new White Rose Carbon Capture & Storage Project proposal on land next to Drax Power Stat

9:32am Thursday 17th April 2014

DRAX power station is in the middle of converting from burning coal to wood chips imported from America. Just down the road is Eggborough power station which wants to convert from coal to wood chips, but with no help from the Government it faces closure because burning coal is not seen to be good for the environment.

Spotlight on drivers

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9:32am Thursday 17th April 2014

REGARDING your report of April 9 about the cyclist who made a video to show how many bad cyclists there were on the road, would it be possible to make one for motorists too?

A waste of money

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9:32am Thursday 17th April 2014

I WAS concerned to read in the report in The Press of April 7 the suggestion that “major improvements around York’s historic Bars” were included in the council’s strategy as part of its Reinvigorate York facelift programme. It seems they must be dramatically improved.

This Labour chaos is hurting York

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12:29pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LABOUR has brought disaster to this city with its conflicting policies on retail and transport.

Bad parking time

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12:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CITY of York Council closed Lendal Bridge for seven months and now Coun Dave Merrett tells us that the council has been working closely with businesses for the past six months looking at improving car access to the city centre – priceless!

Green buses idea

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12:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE three-hours free parking scheme is to be welcomed, as the council is giving a bit back to the hard-pressed motorist, but has it been thought through?

Get rid of council

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12:27pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CAN someone tell me how we get rid of our council?

Damned any way

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12:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I DON’T think I have ever seen such tactics used by a government before (The Press, April 11). The energy minister has said to the miners that if they do not sign up to the closure of their pits they will close next week instead of in 18 months time.

Thanks by studio

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12:24pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I SHOULD like to pass on to all who organised, publicised or in any way helped in the Open Studios weekends this past fortnight a very grateful thank you!

All say negative

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12:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

In The Press of April 14, a report on the Lendal Bridge traffic ban revealed considerable opposition by businesses as “ negative or very negative “ impact on businesses.

No more radicals

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12:21pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

YOUR editorial supporting radical traffic solutions is echoed by the letter from Richard Lane calling for bold new ideas. I disagree. It is unfettered radical and bold initiatives that have got us into this mess.

How volunteers help to clean the beach

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12:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

IT WAS heartening to read in The Press of April 15 that Yorkshire’s beaches are some of the cleanest in the country.

Shy and retiring

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12:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ON APRIL 11, I had the opportunity to ask Hugh Bayley MP a question on BBC Radio York.

Spoke in their wheel

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12:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE publication of videos of offending cyclists (The Press, April 9) has caused much comment; apparently Paul Hepworth and I will once again engage in a duel to the death (Lendal Bridge at dawn).

Battle lines drawn

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12:16pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE news that a judge has given the go-ahead for a legal challenge into a decision not to register York’s Germany Beck as the site of the 1066 Battle of Fulford (The Press, April 9) will come as little surprise to local residents.

Feet under the desk

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12:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

I AM always amazed to see senior police officers such as Chief Constable Dave Jones agreeing to allow members of the private sector into the police service (The Press, April 12).

Some home truths

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12:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

IT SEEMS that Coun George Barton is unaware of his own Conservative group’s ten per cent affordable housing policy (Letters, April 7).

Good and bad sides of York today

York Press: Crowds queue ouside John Lewis at the opening of their new store at the opening of the Vangarde Shopping Park.

12:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

HAVING spent the weekend visiting the new out-of-town stores at Monks Cross I cannot help but being impressed.

Up against it

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12:41pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Lendal Bridge experiment was a brave try. It is not really surprising that it had to be given up.

Wrong decision

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12:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AS A resident living on Bootham for over 35 years, I disagree with the council’s decision to abandon the closure of Lendal Bridge.

Better closed

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12:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AS A York resident and a motorist, I am sorry that Lendal Bridge is not to remain closed.

It’s only a bridge

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12:37pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

I MUST say how tired I am at the vast amount of comments in your letters column about the closure of Lendal Bridge. Surely there are more important subjects to debate than the closure of one bridge.

What a contrast

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12:36pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

I WAS interested in the contrast of two letters published in The Press on Tuesday, April 6.

Reputation back?

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12:09pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FURTHER to the bungled Lendal Bridge closure and its hasty re-opening, where does York go to get its reputation back?

What next for cars?

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12:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ALTHOUGH James Alexander, Dave Merrett and their colleagues lost the battle of Lendal Bridge, I am sure they will find other ways to attack motorists.

No consensus yet

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12:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

LABOUR councillors are in a desperate rush to move on from the Lendal Bridge debacle and in the words of James Alexander “build a consensus going forward” (The Press, April 10).

Doing nothing...

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12:07pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WE SHOULd be indebted to Coun Dave Merrett for demonstrating that his dictum “Doing nothing is not an option” must be applied with caution when the natives are hostile; but General Custer got in first.

Follow brave Ken

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12:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SO Labour got cold feet over Lendal Bridge. Perhaps they should have taken a leaf out of Ken Livingstone’s book, a Labour politician of conviction who had the courage to turn the centre of London around by introducing congestion charging.

Praise for columnist is well deserved

York Press: How Carol rakes over York's history for pick of our past

12:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WHEN I read The Press of April 11, I was delighted to see the centre-spread article on Carol Stephenson regarding her column, The Way We Were.

This is a time for some bold ideas

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12:45pm Monday 14th April 2014

IT’S CLEAR that the council is wounded from the Lendal Bridge fiasco, and no surprise at all that the scent of blood has political rivals howling for a resignation.

UKIP’s EU stance would lose UK jobs

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12:42pm Monday 14th April 2014

CONTRARY to what his supporters say, UKIP leader Nigel Farage is no man of the people and certainly no friend of the working class.

Park and wait

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12:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

MY DENTIST, solicitor, hair dresser, optician, bank, and building society are all situated within the walls of the city of York.

Naval Association

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12:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

YORK and District Royal Naval Association hold meetings at The Clarence Club & Institute, Clarence Street, York, on the third Tuesday of every month.

Funeral for a friend

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12:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

ON THE April 1 the founder member and ex president of the Fulford and District Branch of the Royal British Legion passed away. Reg Clemmett died at his home in Fulford at the age of 91.



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