Work together

York Press: Work together Work together

THERE is no doubt that those elected to the council want to make York a better place. Even the Lendal Bridge experiment was started with the best of intentions.

It is sad that whichever party is in power, the other sees it as a duty to utterly block and oppose anything the council decides.

And all too many of your correspondents, armed with hindsight, are free with vicious criticisms.

Can’t we work together for the good of the city?

Anthony Day, Lastingham Terrace, York.

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11:24am Thu 10 Apr 14

sheps lad says...

Gullible 2
Gullible 2 sheps lad
  • Score: -8

12:28pm Thu 10 Apr 14

far2bizzy says...

What the Lendal Bridge failure has clearly shown is that it is not possible for us to work together. There are too many people with their own interests at heart who want to maintain the status quo – be it people who don’t want their journeys affected, people who don’t want congestion to come to their street, business people who can’t handle change or politicians who want to retain the vote. The future of the city is simply drowned under a tide of self-interest and I find it utterly depressing.
What the Lendal Bridge failure has clearly shown is that it is not possible for us to work together. There are too many people with their own interests at heart who want to maintain the status quo – be it people who don’t want their journeys affected, people who don’t want congestion to come to their street, business people who can’t handle change or politicians who want to retain the vote. The future of the city is simply drowned under a tide of self-interest and I find it utterly depressing. far2bizzy
  • Score: 5

12:29pm Thu 10 Apr 14

marvell says...

Good sentiments - but when the ruling Labour administration willfully excludes any involvement from other parties in their decision making then it makes "working together" impossible...
Good sentiments - but when the ruling Labour administration willfully excludes any involvement from other parties in their decision making then it makes "working together" impossible... marvell
  • Score: 2

4:49am Fri 11 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

far2bizzy wrote:
What the Lendal Bridge failure has clearly shown is that it is not possible for us to work together. There are too many people with their own interests at heart who want to maintain the status quo – be it people who don’t want their journeys affected, people who don’t want congestion to come to their street, business people who can’t handle change or politicians who want to retain the vote. The future of the city is simply drowned under a tide of self-interest and I find it utterly depressing.
Indeed... and the inevitable result will be a choked city that is gridlocked. And guess what will happen for the 'buisness people' who thought closing a bridge affected their trade? people will view York as a gridlocked city, the first views to tourists being unwelcoming due to bumper-to-bumper traffic, and won't visit - thereby harming buisnesses.
[quote][p][bold]far2bizzy[/bold] wrote: What the Lendal Bridge failure has clearly shown is that it is not possible for us to work together. There are too many people with their own interests at heart who want to maintain the status quo – be it people who don’t want their journeys affected, people who don’t want congestion to come to their street, business people who can’t handle change or politicians who want to retain the vote. The future of the city is simply drowned under a tide of self-interest and I find it utterly depressing.[/p][/quote]Indeed... and the inevitable result will be a choked city that is gridlocked. And guess what will happen for the 'buisness people' who thought closing a bridge affected their trade? people will view York as a gridlocked city, the first views to tourists being unwelcoming due to bumper-to-bumper traffic, and won't visit - thereby harming buisnesses. Magicman!
  • Score: 0

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