Baffled by council thinking on Foss

The River Foss is a haven for rubbish according to some readers

The River Foss is a haven for rubbish according to some readers

First published in Letters by

I REFER to the article in The Press of February 27, headlined: “Dirty River Foss branded eyesore”.

I fail to understand the council’s stance that it does not undertake cleaning in the winter. Cold weather is surely not the issue; there are many outdoor winter workers including the council’s own, and the Foss is rarely at a level where the flow of water could be construed as dangerous, even during an excessively wet winter like the one we have just experienced.

The council’s statement that it “provides the river cleaning boat and a member of staff free of charge to support cleaning the river” is also mystifying as it owns, and is responsible for, the river ever since the York Corporation purchased it from the Foss Navigation Company in 1853.

Peter Mills, Fishergate, York.

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11:04am Fri 7 Mar 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide.
CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon!
Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide. CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon! ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: 12

11:40am Fri 7 Mar 14

imassey says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide.
CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon!
Not the "top 5 Cr*p Towns" thing again...

Voted for by readers of The Idler website (which seeks to return dignity to the art of loafing) and published as "humour"...
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide. CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon![/p][/quote]Not the "top 5 Cr*p Towns" thing again... Voted for by readers of The Idler website (which seeks to return dignity to the art of loafing) and published as "humour"... imassey
  • Score: 16

1:41pm Fri 7 Mar 14

dsom73 says...

imassey wrote:
ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide.
CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon!
Not the "top 5 Cr*p Towns" thing again...

Voted for by readers of The Idler website (which seeks to return dignity to the art of loafing) and published as "humour"...
"Voted for by readers of The Idler website (which seeks to return dignity to the art of loafing) and published as "humour"..."

Appreciated - but they've obviously been here
[quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide. CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon![/p][/quote]Not the "top 5 Cr*p Towns" thing again... Voted for by readers of The Idler website (which seeks to return dignity to the art of loafing) and published as "humour"...[/p][/quote]"Voted for by readers of The Idler website (which seeks to return dignity to the art of loafing) and published as "humour"..." Appreciated - but they've obviously been here dsom73
  • Score: 8

1:51pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Stanley J Krammerhead III Jr says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide.
CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon!
I very rarely post on here, generally just preferring to browse through the comments, but I can take no more.

ColdAsChristmas, you are without doubt the dullest, most tedious, monotonous poster on this website. Even Pedalling Paul would be embarrassed. I'd estimate that 95% of the comments that you make to this site, irrespective of the original topic, relate to this "Cr*p Towns" nonsense or your next favourite subject, climate change.

Change the record!
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide. CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon![/p][/quote]I very rarely post on here, generally just preferring to browse through the comments, but I can take no more. ColdAsChristmas, you are without doubt the dullest, most tedious, monotonous poster on this website. Even Pedalling Paul would be embarrassed. I'd estimate that 95% of the comments that you make to this site, irrespective of the original topic, relate to this "Cr*p Towns" nonsense or your next favourite subject, climate change. Change the record! Stanley J Krammerhead III Jr
  • Score: 6

2:50pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Jonthan says...

Stanley J Krammerhead III Jr wrote:
ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide.
CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon!
I very rarely post on here, generally just preferring to browse through the comments, but I can take no more.

ColdAsChristmas, you are without doubt the dullest, most tedious, monotonous poster on this website. Even Pedalling Paul would be embarrassed. I'd estimate that 95% of the comments that you make to this site, irrespective of the original topic, relate to this "Cr*p Towns" nonsense or your next favourite subject, climate change.

Change the record!
Well said Stanley, you have voiced what we have all been thinking.

His most unpleasant feature is that he seems to think that there is some merit in constantly denigrating the City, and he is a sucker for crank climate-change denial websites.

However expect no improvement, he if far beyond redemption
[quote][p][bold]Stanley J Krammerhead III Jr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide. CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon![/p][/quote]I very rarely post on here, generally just preferring to browse through the comments, but I can take no more. ColdAsChristmas, you are without doubt the dullest, most tedious, monotonous poster on this website. Even Pedalling Paul would be embarrassed. I'd estimate that 95% of the comments that you make to this site, irrespective of the original topic, relate to this "Cr*p Towns" nonsense or your next favourite subject, climate change. Change the record![/p][/quote]Well said Stanley, you have voiced what we have all been thinking. His most unpleasant feature is that he seems to think that there is some merit in constantly denigrating the City, and he is a sucker for crank climate-change denial websites. However expect no improvement, he if far beyond redemption Jonthan
  • Score: -2

6:51pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Stanley J Krammerhead III Jr wrote:
ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide.
CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon!
I very rarely post on here, generally just preferring to browse through the comments, but I can take no more.

ColdAsChristmas, you are without doubt the dullest, most tedious, monotonous poster on this website. Even Pedalling Paul would be embarrassed. I'd estimate that 95% of the comments that you make to this site, irrespective of the original topic, relate to this "Cr*p Towns" nonsense or your next favourite subject, climate change.

Change the record!
Words right out of our mouths!
[quote][p][bold]Stanley J Krammerhead III Jr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide. CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon![/p][/quote]I very rarely post on here, generally just preferring to browse through the comments, but I can take no more. ColdAsChristmas, you are without doubt the dullest, most tedious, monotonous poster on this website. Even Pedalling Paul would be embarrassed. I'd estimate that 95% of the comments that you make to this site, irrespective of the original topic, relate to this "Cr*p Towns" nonsense or your next favourite subject, climate change. Change the record![/p][/quote]Words right out of our mouths! Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -10

7:48pm Fri 7 Mar 14

lezyork1966 says...

maybe those who dont like york would prefer leeds or bradford.. a bit further? doncaster? barnsley?

there al the same when it comes to council policy, grab grab grab
maybe those who dont like york would prefer leeds or bradford.. a bit further? doncaster? barnsley? there al the same when it comes to council policy, grab grab grab lezyork1966
  • Score: 1

9:18pm Fri 7 Mar 14

CaroleBaines says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Stanley J Krammerhead III Jr wrote:
ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide.
CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon!
I very rarely post on here, generally just preferring to browse through the comments, but I can take no more.

ColdAsChristmas, you are without doubt the dullest, most tedious, monotonous poster on this website. Even Pedalling Paul would be embarrassed. I'd estimate that 95% of the comments that you make to this site, irrespective of the original topic, relate to this "Cr*p Towns" nonsense or your next favourite subject, climate change.

Change the record!
Words right out of our mouths!
Absolutely - why keep bringing up something that even the writers (crap towns) say is tongue in cheek nonsense. Just stop it. Please.
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stanley J Krammerhead III Jr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Add to the dirty Foss the filthy state of the streets and Council scams, such as the Lendal Bridge saga and it becomes clear why our City has entered into the top 5 Cr*p Towns guide. CoYC need to clean up their act and very soon![/p][/quote]I very rarely post on here, generally just preferring to browse through the comments, but I can take no more. ColdAsChristmas, you are without doubt the dullest, most tedious, monotonous poster on this website. Even Pedalling Paul would be embarrassed. I'd estimate that 95% of the comments that you make to this site, irrespective of the original topic, relate to this "Cr*p Towns" nonsense or your next favourite subject, climate change. Change the record![/p][/quote]Words right out of our mouths![/p][/quote]Absolutely - why keep bringing up something that even the writers (crap towns) say is tongue in cheek nonsense. Just stop it. Please. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 2

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