Stray is unsuitable for Tour campers

York Press: Monk Stray which can be wet even in dry weather Monk Stray which can be wet even in dry weather

THERE has been a fair amount said about using Monk Stray for camping and caravanning during the Grand Départ.

It was surprising to read of the proposal, not only because of the nuisance it would cause the nearby residents, but mainly because the Stray is such a boggy area, even in dry weather. Any traffic would churn up the ground making it an absolute mire and generally it’s not really suitable for tents, so by the time those people moved on, the Stray wouldn’t be in a fit state for residents to use.

Malton Road is extremely busy at all times so all these extra vehicles could end up causing absolute mayhem on that stretch of the road.

All in all, an entirely unsuitable venue for tents, motorhomes and entertainers. They need a drier surface in a location where there is access to toilets and showers and easier access to the site.

Janet S Kitchen-Cooper, Ashley Park Road, York.

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12:16pm Thu 6 Mar 14

wallman says...

what the council wants the council will do
what the council wants the council will do wallman
  • Score: -9

1:24pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Yorkieand says...

Moan, moan, moan. Whinge, whinge, whinge. A great weekend looms, which will be a once in a lifetime experience for York and Yorkshire folk and all we get are the nimby's going on and on. Live and let live you miserable sods!
Moan, moan, moan. Whinge, whinge, whinge. A great weekend looms, which will be a once in a lifetime experience for York and Yorkshire folk and all we get are the nimby's going on and on. Live and let live you miserable sods! Yorkieand
  • Score: 9

4:28pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Tug job says...

wallman wrote:
what the council wants the council will do
Good job as most people in York can't do anything but moan, which is why it usually takes outsiders to create opportunities and make things happen.
[quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: what the council wants the council will do[/p][/quote]Good job as most people in York can't do anything but moan, which is why it usually takes outsiders to create opportunities and make things happen. Tug job
  • Score: 9

6:11pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Oncebitten says...

It never fails to astound me that the residents that post on the website are so full of apathy for their city. Any new innovative ideas should be embraced, especially if they are good for the economy! Stop whinging & moaning and support your city.
It never fails to astound me that the residents that post on the website are so full of apathy for their city. Any new innovative ideas should be embraced, especially if they are good for the economy! Stop whinging & moaning and support your city. Oncebitten
  • Score: 12

12:40am Fri 7 Mar 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Plenty of room at the new Council offices to offer sanctuary to our visitors.
Plenty of room at the new Council offices to offer sanctuary to our visitors. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: 1

4:18am Fri 7 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

Yorkieand wrote:
Moan, moan, moan. Whinge, whinge, whinge. A great weekend looms, which will be a once in a lifetime experience for York and Yorkshire folk and all we get are the nimby's going on and on. Live and let live you miserable sods!
I can see both sides of this. Yes this is a once in a lifetime event and should be embraced... but unless some sort of mesh grating is going to be put down (allowing the grass to grow through whilst still being able to support the weight of vehicles) then vehicles will start sinking into the ground! And unless some sort of access road will come off from the roundabout by the Monks Cross park and ride site, vehicles trying to enter the stray site will cause a tailback directly onto Malton Road itself.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieand[/bold] wrote: Moan, moan, moan. Whinge, whinge, whinge. A great weekend looms, which will be a once in a lifetime experience for York and Yorkshire folk and all we get are the nimby's going on and on. Live and let live you miserable sods![/p][/quote]I can see both sides of this. Yes this is a once in a lifetime event and should be embraced... but unless some sort of mesh grating is going to be put down (allowing the grass to grow through whilst still being able to support the weight of vehicles) then vehicles will start sinking into the ground! And unless some sort of access road will come off from the roundabout by the Monks Cross park and ride site, vehicles trying to enter the stray site will cause a tailback directly onto Malton Road itself. Magicman!
  • Score: -2

8:55am Sat 8 Mar 14

wallman says...

yorkieand, tug job and once bitten bet none of you live anywhere near Monk Stray. do you know where it is?
yorkieand, tug job and once bitten bet none of you live anywhere near Monk Stray. do you know where it is? wallman
  • Score: 1

9:25am Sat 8 Mar 14

Tug job says...

wallman wrote:
yorkieand, tug job and once bitten bet none of you live anywhere near Monk Stray. do you know where it is?
Indeed I do, used to live in Muncastergate and spent most of my childhood playing football/cricket on Monk Stray.
[quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: yorkieand, tug job and once bitten bet none of you live anywhere near Monk Stray. do you know where it is?[/p][/quote]Indeed I do, used to live in Muncastergate and spent most of my childhood playing football/cricket on Monk Stray. Tug job
  • Score: 0

10:36am Sat 8 Mar 14

Yorkieand says...

wallman wrote:
yorkieand, tug job and once bitten bet none of you live anywhere near Monk Stray. do you know where it is?
No I don't live near Monk Stray. But I do live very near to the Knavesmire which will be the hub of all things TdF come July...and I love it! I'm delighted that this massive event is coming to MY city and I intend to enjoy myself.
[quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: yorkieand, tug job and once bitten bet none of you live anywhere near Monk Stray. do you know where it is?[/p][/quote]No I don't live near Monk Stray. But I do live very near to the Knavesmire which will be the hub of all things TdF come July...and I love it! I'm delighted that this massive event is coming to MY city and I intend to enjoy myself. Yorkieand
  • Score: -1

11:46am Sat 8 Mar 14

wallman says...

so tug job you should know the stray is not big enough for 9,000 people to camp on. yorkieand your very welcome to have all the campers om the knavesmire if the owners of the racecourse allow it even though they don't own it
so tug job you should know the stray is not big enough for 9,000 people to camp on. yorkieand your very welcome to have all the campers om the knavesmire if the owners of the racecourse allow it even though they don't own it wallman
  • Score: 0

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