Bridge signs ‘joke’

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THE letter of December 3 from Stephen Mortimer regarding Dave Merrett phoning the DVLA about fines on Lendal Bridge is of interest.

The councillor’s comments appear to be bizarre. DVLA say anyone authorised to ask for info of registered vehicles can do so. The woman from DVLA told me it is then the requestors’ decision what the data can be used for and what any subsequent letter contains.

I told her about the letter in The Press and was advised that DVLA is not giving instructions to councils.

When you think of it, if the police or any emergency service request details, does DVLA say what the law enforcers/emergency people can and cannot do? I think not.

The signs regarding Lendal Bridge and Coppergate are still a joke, especially the one on Blossom Street immediately before drivers turn left to the station, etc.

A sign then directs drivers/ motorists down Nunnery Lane, but the law of unintentional consequence kicks in and they, according to recent government legislation, have committed a moving driving offence which can lead to a fine of £100.

These stranded motorists then hold up legitimate traffic using then left-only turn, until they hope someone else will let them in. Is that what the council wanted?

John Stather, Scalby Road, Scarborough.

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2:23pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Jonthan says...

Looks like John Stather's attempt to recruit the DVLA for the campaign against the Council backfired.
Is desperation setting in with the anti-council lobby? Why do we never hear any about the gridlocked city and carmageddon? Even the codswallop about "its all a scam to milk tthe public with fines" seems to have petered out.
Looks like John Stather's attempt to recruit the DVLA for the campaign against the Council backfired. Is desperation setting in with the anti-council lobby? Why do we never hear any about the gridlocked city and carmageddon? Even the codswallop about "its all a scam to milk tthe public with fines" seems to have petered out. Jonthan

3:57pm Wed 11 Dec 13

wallman says...

Jonthan wrote:
Looks like John Stather's attempt to recruit the DVLA for the campaign against the Council backfired.
Is desperation setting in with the anti-council lobby? Why do we never hear any about the gridlocked city and carmageddon? Even the codswallop about "its all a scam to milk tthe public with fines" seems to have petered out.
Jonthan you a labour councillor?
[quote][p][bold]Jonthan[/bold] wrote: Looks like John Stather's attempt to recruit the DVLA for the campaign against the Council backfired. Is desperation setting in with the anti-council lobby? Why do we never hear any about the gridlocked city and carmageddon? Even the codswallop about "its all a scam to milk tthe public with fines" seems to have petered out.[/p][/quote]Jonthan you a labour councillor? wallman

5:17pm Wed 11 Dec 13

wallman says...

So Mr Merritt did you tell a blatant lie on the radio or just trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes? Are you brave enough to tell us the truth?
So Mr Merritt did you tell a blatant lie on the radio or just trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes? Are you brave enough to tell us the truth? wallman

6:36pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Jonthan says...

wallman wrote:
Jonthan wrote:
Looks like John Stather's attempt to recruit the DVLA for the campaign against the Council backfired.
Is desperation setting in with the anti-council lobby? Why do we never hear any about the gridlocked city and carmageddon? Even the codswallop about "its all a scam to milk tthe public with fines" seems to have petered out.
Jonthan you a labour councillor?
It's tiresome. More ad hominem stuff. I keep getting this from those who have no better response

So for the second time this week, I would rather drink poison than be a Labour councillor. I did not vote Labour in either national or local elections last time. I am anti Labour, and advise all press readers to vote Hugh Bayley MP and James Alexander out of office next time round.

However I try to debate the merits of the case rather than engage in mindless political sniping. Why is that hard to understand?
[quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonthan[/bold] wrote: Looks like John Stather's attempt to recruit the DVLA for the campaign against the Council backfired. Is desperation setting in with the anti-council lobby? Why do we never hear any about the gridlocked city and carmageddon? Even the codswallop about "its all a scam to milk tthe public with fines" seems to have petered out.[/p][/quote]Jonthan you a labour councillor?[/p][/quote]It's tiresome. More ad hominem stuff. I keep getting this from those who have no better response So for the second time this week, I would rather drink poison than be a Labour councillor. I did not vote Labour in either national or local elections last time. I am anti Labour, and advise all press readers to vote Hugh Bayley MP and James Alexander out of office next time round. However I try to debate the merits of the case rather than engage in mindless political sniping. Why is that hard to understand? Jonthan

8:06pm Wed 11 Dec 13

acomblass says...

This morning a huddled figure on Lendal Bridge asked me for money as I walked across the bridge. Was this James Alexander not content with the mess he and his chums have made now going a step further and making this a toll bridge for all?
This morning a huddled figure on Lendal Bridge asked me for money as I walked across the bridge. Was this James Alexander not content with the mess he and his chums have made now going a step further and making this a toll bridge for all? acomblass

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