Replacing our history

Replacing our history

Replacing our history

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YET again Coun James Alexander has rejected the idea to recreate an Airspeed museum in Piccadilly. It seems the proposal does not tick all the criteria that he demands.

His idea is to have yet another hotel. Anyone who was York born will notice how this once-historic city is fast becoming altered to accommodate so many hotels. Is he prepared to lose all the visitor attractions that have been the main reasons people visit our city?

King’s Square has been changed to a flat paved area (which I’m sure could be used as an ice rink), the area around the Minster is now paved too.

I’m sure the residents (especially the more senior residents) would prefer to maintain the memories and reopen the Piccadilly site as a museum.

But as usual the council has selective hearing. I’m just waiting for the council to announce asphalt in place of the cobbles in Shambles. It could happen.

S McClaren, Boroughbridge Road, York.

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1:36pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Jonthan says...

This letter is not about the issues mentioned. It's just another scattergun attack on the Council.

And it is factually incorrect.

Coun Alexander has NOT rejected a museum "yet again", he does not have the authority to do so, nor is it his idea to have a hotel there. The hotel proposal came from a number of hotel chains who have submitted a planning applications. Such applications are approved or otherwise by the Planning Committee, not, thank goodness, J. Alexander.

The last bit about ashphalting the Shambles is just plain daft. It reminds me that the anti-council obsessives sent an article to the Daily Mail some time back saying the same thing, that the Council was going to tarmac the shambles. Total tosh of course, but the Mail published it, and has never printed a retraction
This letter is not about the issues mentioned. It's just another scattergun attack on the Council. And it is factually incorrect. Coun Alexander has NOT rejected a museum "yet again", he does not have the authority to do so, nor is it his idea to have a hotel there. The hotel proposal came from a number of hotel chains who have submitted a planning applications. Such applications are approved or otherwise by the Planning Committee, not, thank goodness, J. Alexander. The last bit about ashphalting the Shambles is just plain daft. It reminds me that the anti-council obsessives sent an article to the Daily Mail some time back saying the same thing, that the Council was going to tarmac the shambles. Total tosh of course, but the Mail published it, and has never printed a retraction Jonthan
  • Score: 14

2:49pm Mon 3 Feb 14

The Great Buda says...

The letter reads like it should belong in the Daily Mail Jonthan.

Rambling madness.
The letter reads like it should belong in the Daily Mail Jonthan. Rambling madness. The Great Buda
  • Score: 10

4:09pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Jonthan says...

I agree.
I agree. Jonthan
  • Score: 9

5:17pm Mon 3 Feb 14

CaroleBaines says...

Thank goodness for the likes of Jonathan. Some reasoned responses to (as he calls it) the scattergun criticism. The Council are far from perfect, but aimless ranting does not address the real issues, if anything, it makes them harder to hear.
Thank goodness for the likes of Jonathan. Some reasoned responses to (as he calls it) the scattergun criticism. The Council are far from perfect, but aimless ranting does not address the real issues, if anything, it makes them harder to hear. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 10

5:50pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Jonthan says...

CaroleBaines wrote:
Thank goodness for the likes of Jonathan. Some reasoned responses to (as he calls it) the scattergun criticism. The Council are far from perfect, but aimless ranting does not address the real issues, if anything, it makes them harder to hear.
Thanks Carole.
There is a hidden agenda here. Note the relentless repetition of the nonsense about removing cobblestones from King's Sq, (there never were any) and tarmacing Shambles. They write to the press every single week with the same old codswallopp. It's the old Dr. Goebbles stuff about constantly repeating a lie until is is believed. In 5 years time the swivel-eyed ones will be writing to to Press claiming that in 2013 the Council desecrating Kings Sq.which till then was covered in medieval cobbles, and only Ukip's vigilence stopped Shambles being tarmaced.

I have no time for the Council and I have not voted Labour since the Iraq war, but I would defend even them against the Kippers and other nutters.
[quote][p][bold]CaroleBaines[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness for the likes of Jonathan. Some reasoned responses to (as he calls it) the scattergun criticism. The Council are far from perfect, but aimless ranting does not address the real issues, if anything, it makes them harder to hear.[/p][/quote]Thanks Carole. There is a hidden agenda here. Note the relentless repetition of the nonsense about removing cobblestones from King's Sq, (there never were any) and tarmacing Shambles. They write to the press every single week with the same old codswallopp. It's the old Dr. Goebbles stuff about constantly repeating a lie until is is believed. In 5 years time the swivel-eyed ones will be writing to to Press claiming that in 2013 the Council desecrating Kings Sq.which till then was covered in medieval cobbles, and only Ukip's vigilence stopped Shambles being tarmaced. I have no time for the Council and I have not voted Labour since the Iraq war, but I would defend even them against the Kippers and other nutters. Jonthan
  • Score: 8

10:22pm Mon 3 Feb 14

cas540 says...

Why is it that the council refuse to admit that the people of York do not want them and their stupid ideas. They are asking for all they get by continually ignoring the people who pay their wages.
I do not see many comments that support the council so that should show them they have very little support.
They like to play around with the negative comments to deceive others who may look in. Such childish behaviour.
Get real and listen to the citizens and maybe we may gain a little bit of confidence in you but then again do not bank on it.
Why is it that the council refuse to admit that the people of York do not want them and their stupid ideas. They are asking for all they get by continually ignoring the people who pay their wages. I do not see many comments that support the council so that should show them they have very little support. They like to play around with the negative comments to deceive others who may look in. Such childish behaviour. Get real and listen to the citizens and maybe we may gain a little bit of confidence in you but then again do not bank on it. cas540
  • Score: -16

12:55am Tue 4 Feb 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Jimmy won't be in a position to demand anything in 14 months, me thinks?
Jimmy won't be in a position to demand anything in 14 months, me thinks? ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: 0

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