It’s a mess already

York Press: . .

YOUR photograph highlighting King’s Square as a European-style open piazza and, quote, “a world-class space” is already out of date. The clutter has returned.

Plonked beside a tree is an enormous eco-waste solar compactor, which could be tucked into the recess alongside the postbox and telephone booths.

Chocolate Story obstacles are trotted out daily: two A-boards, three pavement banners and a tricycle which deserves a ticket.

Three varnished wooden benches have been installed. However, the workmanship securing them is shoddy. Some retaining bolts are not vertical, others have ill-fitting washers, and the rest have no washers.

Current surfaces are many and varied. Apart from the inappropriate modern flagstones and setts, remains of the former cart track are there, along with York stone, and, yes, Tarmac. It’s a dog’s dinner.

Residents lament the loss of this cart track, notwithstanding Darren Richardson’s weasel words – “Cobbles to stay” (The Press, September 26) and Michelle Wyatt’s 2,300 signatures supporting her petition to “Save the cobbles” (The Press, December 12).

Owning a commercial property in neighbouring Grape Lane, I’m terrified Coun Dave Merrett will uproot this cart track too. Reinvigorate York and the council lost the plot in King’s Square and I fear for their next project – Duncombe Place.

Geoffrey Widdows, East Mount Road, York.

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11:46am Wed 8 Jan 14

Lunatic says...

Well, you had the opportunity to do something about it during the consultation. But did you?
Well, you had the opportunity to do something about it during the consultation. But did you? Lunatic
  • Score: 0

11:49am Wed 8 Jan 14

The Great Buda says...

Times change, things move on. Even Grape Lane in fact....

A shame the letter writter refuses to use its original name.
Times change, things move on. Even Grape Lane in fact.... A shame the letter writter refuses to use its original name. The Great Buda
  • Score: -5

12:03pm Wed 8 Jan 14

sheps lad says...

The Great Buda wrote:
Times change, things move on. Even Grape Lane in fact....

A shame the letter writter refuses to use its original name.
Why don't you?
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: Times change, things move on. Even Grape Lane in fact.... A shame the letter writter refuses to use its original name.[/p][/quote]Why don't you? sheps lad
  • Score: 6

12:52pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Grape Lane is as much "neighbouring" King's Square as Fishergate.
Grape Lane is as much "neighbouring" King's Square as Fishergate. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 3

2:31pm Wed 8 Jan 14

The Great Buda says...

sheps lad wrote:
The Great Buda wrote:
Times change, things move on. Even Grape Lane in fact....

A shame the letter writter refuses to use its original name.
Why don't you?
I wouldn't want to skink to your level.
[quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: Times change, things move on. Even Grape Lane in fact.... A shame the letter writter refuses to use its original name.[/p][/quote]Why don't you?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want to skink to your level. The Great Buda
  • Score: 0

3:17pm Wed 8 Jan 14

keepitshut says...

The bin is visible so people can see and hopefully use it!
Why have it tucked away out of sight.......rather defeats the object!
The bin is visible so people can see and hopefully use it! Why have it tucked away out of sight.......rather defeats the object! keepitshut
  • Score: 8

7:28pm Wed 8 Jan 14

sheps lad says...

The Great Buda wrote:
sheps lad wrote:
The Great Buda wrote:
Times change, things move on. Even Grape Lane in fact....

A shame the letter writter refuses to use its original name.
Why don't you?
I wouldn't want to skink to your level.
Skink?
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: Times change, things move on. Even Grape Lane in fact.... A shame the letter writter refuses to use its original name.[/p][/quote]Why don't you?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want to skink to your level.[/p][/quote]Skink? sheps lad
  • Score: 4

8:31am Thu 9 Jan 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Cullen skink?
Cullen skink? Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -4

10:11am Thu 9 Jan 14

sheps lad says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Cullen skink?
Female skunk?
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Cullen skink?[/p][/quote]Female skunk? sheps lad
  • Score: 5

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