A tale of woe

A tale of woe

A tale of woe

First published in Letters by

IT IS right City of York Council investigates what has gone wrong in the tale of woe that has been the Lendal Bridge and Coppergate fines.

Just days ago we thought the damage was reputational and a cost to the economy in the future; but it now seems there could be a real cost after the administration of fines which may have to be refunded.

It is appalling the way Labour cabinet members have hidden behind officers over Lendal Bridge, apparently believing the media policy should be “cabinet members do the good news and officers the bad news”.

The Lendal Bridge farce has been a key plank of the administration and Coun James Alexander should start answering questions while Coun Dave Merrett, who has ‘managed’ the issue, should save some face by offering his resignation.

But more than this, Labour must realise they are the ruling administration and are here to take responsibility; the buck stops with them rather than merely the camera awaiting their latest photo opportunity.

Coun Chris Steward, Leader York Conservative group, Councillor rural West York.

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12:22pm Fri 4 Apr 14

pedalling paul says...

I'll ask you again Chris, could any political group in York ever create a car user's paradise? Will you publicly support the policies and goals of the current local transport Plan?
I'll ask you again Chris, could any political group in York ever create a car user's paradise? Will you publicly support the policies and goals of the current local transport Plan? pedalling paul
  • Score: 42

1:07pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

the buck stops with them rather than merely the camera awaiting their latest photo opportunity.

Says the man who was photographed grinning smugly with Ann Reid on Lendal Bridge the day after the news dropped.

So the first two letters I read today are from Ann Reid and from Chris Steward.
Make hay while the sun shines eh? Don't hesitate to make political capital, eh?

Politics. *Shudder*
[quote]the buck stops with them rather than merely the camera awaiting their latest photo opportunity.[/quote] Says the man who was photographed grinning smugly with Ann Reid on Lendal Bridge the day after the news dropped. So the first two letters I read today are from Ann Reid and from Chris Steward. Make hay while the sun shines eh? Don't hesitate to make political capital, eh? Politics. *Shudder* Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -2

2:59pm Fri 4 Apr 14

strangebuttrue? says...

I drove through the Lendal/Rougier Street junction and on to Leeman Road this morning at peak and oh dear the traffic lights were not working. Odd is it not that there were no queues anywhere, car drivers were stopping to wave the few waiting pedestrians across the road and everyone was taking it nice and easy. Could this be a far cheaper and more popular solution to our traffic congestion woes?
I drove through the Lendal/Rougier Street junction and on to Leeman Road this morning at peak and oh dear the traffic lights were not working. Odd is it not that there were no queues anywhere, car drivers were stopping to wave the few waiting pedestrians across the road and everyone was taking it nice and easy. Could this be a far cheaper and more popular solution to our traffic congestion woes? strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -41

10:51pm Sat 5 Apr 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Good to see that the score adjuster still thinks my comments are worthy of his attention in marking down my scores following there early positive start. At least it indicates that I am probably in tune with the majority. Thank you whoever you are you certainly encourage me to continue.
Good to see that the score adjuster still thinks my comments are worthy of his attention in marking down my scores following there early positive start. At least it indicates that I am probably in tune with the majority. Thank you whoever you are you certainly encourage me to continue. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Igiveinthen says...

pedalling paul wrote:
I'll ask you again Chris, could any political group in York ever create a car user's paradise? Will you publicly support the policies and goals of the current local transport Plan?
I will tell you again PP/Hepworth, we are not after a car users paradise, only that you and the labour traffic planners understand that the only way to prevent your predicted gridlock and carmageddon in the city is to provide an upgrade to the A1237, which has become even more congested because of the so called trial of the Lendal Bridge fiasco!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: I'll ask you again Chris, could any political group in York ever create a car user's paradise? Will you publicly support the policies and goals of the current local transport Plan?[/p][/quote]I will tell you again PP/Hepworth, we are not after a car users paradise, only that you and the labour traffic planners understand that the only way to prevent your predicted gridlock and carmageddon in the city is to provide an upgrade to the A1237, which has become even more congested because of the so called trial of the Lendal Bridge fiasco! Igiveinthen
  • Score: 0

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