Camping meeting in wrong place

York Press: Monk Stray Monk Stray

THE members of this council should be credited with more sense than we give them.

Regarding the so-called consultation with residents in the vicinity of Monk Stray for the use of campers, caravanners, food outlets and entertainers while the French bike race is in Yorkshire, they chose to have the meeting place at Bell Farm on Huntington Road.

There is no direct bus route from our area plus few car-parking spaces, so anyone driving would probably have had to leave their vehicle a considerable distance from the meeting venue or take a tortuous, roundabout journey by bus, always assuming there was a bus available.

The only bus service to travel the length of Stockton Lane is the Coastliner with long intervals in between services.

Only about 70 people attended that meeting and it is reported, they were hardly allowed time to draw breath, let alone ask questions, and I gather those questions were largely unanswered, and none was allowed regarding the plans for Monk Stray, so what exactly was the point?

The meeting would have been better held either in Christchurch Hall or even the Community Centre on Stray Road.

Janet S Kitchen-Cooper, Ashley Park Road, York

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11:33pm Mon 24 Mar 14

wallman says...

the council dont want anybody to complain that's why meetings are held where people cant get to very easily
the council dont want anybody to complain that's why meetings are held where people cant get to very easily wallman
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6:42am Tue 25 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

wallman wrote:
the council dont want anybody to complain that's why meetings are held where people cant get to very easily
It shouldn't surprise anyone how this CoYC stage manages its meetings in order to ensure that they can say - 'we held a consultation meeting with the public, but of the few that attended not many objections were made against the proposal' - that's staged managed democracy for you!
[quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: the council dont want anybody to complain that's why meetings are held where people cant get to very easily[/p][/quote]It shouldn't surprise anyone how this CoYC stage manages its meetings in order to ensure that they can say - 'we held a consultation meeting with the public, but of the few that attended not many objections were made against the proposal' - that's staged managed democracy for you! Igiveinthen
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3:38pm Tue 25 Mar 14

yorkie71 says...

Sad face about the party campsite near the Millennium bridge too.

Residents have had to put up with the water/electric works non-stop for months and months, only to followed by a 'party' campsite in July
Sad face about the party campsite near the Millennium bridge too. Residents have had to put up with the water/electric works non-stop for months and months, only to followed by a 'party' campsite in July yorkie71
  • Score: -33

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