Gridlock over 20mph zones cash

York Press: Gridlock over 20mph zones cash Gridlock over 20mph zones cash

THE Press article about the planned extension of 20mph speed limits to the east of the city correctly identified the controversial policy was to have been "rolled out in the north of York in April" (More 20mph zones for York, June 3).

Without sign of any work in Strensall ward, I asked for an update. Imagine my surprise to be told proposals to extend the "20's plenty" scheme beyond the A1237/A64 ring road have now been shelved.

Is Labour saying it values the safety of residents in villages such as Strensall, Earswick, Haxby, Wigginton and Skelton less than other parts of the city, or purely an admittance of a ditched scheme heading for overspend and failure of its core policy?

While the vast cost of £500,000+ to add to street clutter and future maintenance does not seem to be a wise use of taxpayers' money without any guarantee of significant enforcement, I do agree that it should be up to residents locally to decide whether it is appropriate for their street. A "choice" option that this Labour Council deprives us of.

With destructive Labour Local Plan aims of forcing thousands of extra homes on greenbelt around York, there will be little chance of traffic movement anywhere near 20mph. It will be at a standstill in gridlock.

Coun Paul Doughty, Conservative, Strensall ward, West End, Strensall.

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7:28pm Wed 4 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

With regard to the '20's plenty' scheme, I have just had a leaflet pushed through my letter box telling me about the scheme, as I was puzzled I went outside and looked at the lighting column opposite my house and yes there was already a '20' disc fixed to it, does that mean the council will remove the old one and replace it with a new one?
With regard to the '20's plenty' scheme, I have just had a leaflet pushed through my letter box telling me about the scheme, as I was puzzled I went outside and looked at the lighting column opposite my house and yes there was already a '20' disc fixed to it, does that mean the council will remove the old one and replace it with a new one? notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -69

8:27pm Wed 4 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

DEAR YORK LABOUR.... WE THE MAJORITY OF YORK CITIZENS DO NOT WANT THIS 20 IS PLENTY ****!
DEAR YORK LABOUR.... WE THE MAJORITY OF YORK CITIZENS DO NOT WANT THIS 20 IS PLENTY ****! oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -52

8:28pm Wed 4 Jun 14

oi oi savaloy says...

*B U L L S H I T *
*B U L L S H I T * oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -32

2:33pm Thu 5 Jun 14

anistasia says...

The 20mph zone is not popular with york citizens or the conservative and lib dem parties.so if any of these get into local government will they do a u turn on the labours stance on this this may make labour think is it worth it.if they know another party would get in and change it it doesnot make sense to spend money on something tthat could be changed wasting more money like to know if lib dems or conservatives will change the ruling then if council still go ahead we will know then how the council listens to its public.
The 20mph zone is not popular with york citizens or the conservative and lib dem parties.so if any of these get into local government will they do a u turn on the labours stance on this this may make labour think is it worth it.if they know another party would get in and change it it doesnot make sense to spend money on something tthat could be changed wasting more money like to know if lib dems or conservatives will change the ruling then if council still go ahead we will know then how the council listens to its public. anistasia
  • Score: -36

2:50pm Thu 5 Jun 14

notpedallingpaul says...

anistasia wrote:
The 20mph zone is not popular with york citizens or the conservative and lib dem parties.so if any of these get into local government will they do a u turn on the labours stance on this this may make labour think is it worth it.if they know another party would get in and change it it doesnot make sense to spend money on something tthat could be changed wasting more money like to know if lib dems or conservatives will change the ruling then if council still go ahead we will know then how the council listens to its public.
My belief is the the labrador party will not or does not give two hoots what the othere parties will do, and they will push ahead with this 20's plenty scheme come what may, so you could end up with the scheme being removed, after the elections next year, which should not cost a significant amount of money, I'll even remove the signs for free, as will a lot of others I suspect.
[quote][p][bold]anistasia[/bold] wrote: The 20mph zone is not popular with york citizens or the conservative and lib dem parties.so if any of these get into local government will they do a u turn on the labours stance on this this may make labour think is it worth it.if they know another party would get in and change it it doesnot make sense to spend money on something tthat could be changed wasting more money like to know if lib dems or conservatives will change the ruling then if council still go ahead we will know then how the council listens to its public.[/p][/quote]My belief is the the labrador party will not or does not give two hoots what the othere parties will do, and they will push ahead with this 20's plenty scheme come what may, so you could end up with the scheme being removed, after the elections next year, which should not cost a significant amount of money, I'll even remove the signs for free, as will a lot of others I suspect. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -53

6:13pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Badgers Drift says...

This Council never learn.

Here they are, having been found out for witholding information, and guess what? - they are doing it again........

They have appointed an interim replacement for Darren Richardson, as Director of City & Environmental Services, but, they have not announced it to those they work for - US!!!

Sarah Tanburn has already started, and her name is on Council letterheads, but, the Council haven't told those they serve - York citizens!

I wonder if Coun Doughty and his colleagues know about this?

What a disgrace!

Why the secrecy?
This Council never learn. Here they are, having been found out for witholding information, and guess what? - they are doing it again........ They have appointed an interim replacement for Darren Richardson, as Director of City & Environmental Services, but, they have not announced it to those they work for - US!!! Sarah Tanburn has already started, and her name is on Council letterheads, but, the Council haven't told those they serve - York citizens! I wonder if Coun Doughty and his colleagues know about this? What a disgrace! Why the secrecy? Badgers Drift
  • Score: -38

9:30pm Thu 5 Jun 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Would that be the same Sarah Tanburn who promotes climate change and wrote to the BBC disgusted that they gave airtime to someone who did not have the same view? Is it also the same Sarah Tanburn who bears a striking resemblance to a 20mph campaigner who is on the council spending thousands of our money on something no one wants or needs and says residents should not be asked for their views on how their hard earned money is spent?

Seems to be a bit of a theme going here if I am right about this Sarah Tanburn??
Would that be the same Sarah Tanburn who promotes climate change and wrote to the BBC disgusted that they gave airtime to someone who did not have the same view? Is it also the same Sarah Tanburn who bears a striking resemblance to a 20mph campaigner who is on the council spending thousands of our money on something no one wants or needs and says residents should not be asked for their views on how their hard earned money is spent? Seems to be a bit of a theme going here if I am right about this Sarah Tanburn?? strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -33

11:40pm Thu 5 Jun 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Score adjusting thing is back from under its rock I see. Makes you wonder if the press put this score thing on here to allow manipulation of opinion?
Score adjusting thing is back from under its rock I see. Makes you wonder if the press put this score thing on here to allow manipulation of opinion? strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -84

12:59am Fri 6 Jun 14

Badgers Drift says...

strangebuttrue? wrote:
Would that be the same Sarah Tanburn who promotes climate change and wrote to the BBC disgusted that they gave airtime to someone who did not have the same view? Is it also the same Sarah Tanburn who bears a striking resemblance to a 20mph campaigner who is on the council spending thousands of our money on something no one wants or needs and says residents should not be asked for their views on how their hard earned money is spent? Seems to be a bit of a theme going here if I am right about this Sarah Tanburn??
Yes, it is!

She has a blog and complained bitterly about Lord Nigel Lawson's views also, saying he was 'from La-La Land'!!!....

http://sarahtanburn.
wordpress.com/2014/0
2/14/bbcr4today-laws
on-is-from-lala-land
/

This is one of her recent tweets on twitter...

Sarah Tanburn @workthewind 09 Apr
The left needs to reclaim social justice in England & Wales, as it has in Scotland. This is a good place to begin. theguardian.com/comm
entisfree/…

So yes, there is a decidedly Labour theme here too!
[quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: Would that be the same Sarah Tanburn who promotes climate change and wrote to the BBC disgusted that they gave airtime to someone who did not have the same view? Is it also the same Sarah Tanburn who bears a striking resemblance to a 20mph campaigner who is on the council spending thousands of our money on something no one wants or needs and says residents should not be asked for their views on how their hard earned money is spent? Seems to be a bit of a theme going here if I am right about this Sarah Tanburn??[/p][/quote]Yes, it is! She has a blog and complained bitterly about Lord Nigel Lawson's views also, saying he was 'from La-La Land'!!!.... http://sarahtanburn. wordpress.com/2014/0 2/14/bbcr4today-laws on-is-from-lala-land / This is one of her recent tweets on twitter... Sarah Tanburn @workthewind 09 Apr The left needs to reclaim social justice in England & Wales, as it has in Scotland. This is a good place to begin. theguardian.com/comm entisfree/… So yes, there is a decidedly Labour theme here too! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -88

8:30pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Jack Ham says...

The administration have appointed a left wing activist to an £130k per year, supposedly politically restricted role without an open and transparent recruitment process.

This was a deliberate move. Her background was well known and the decision to appoint an 'interim' a cynical ploy to avoid open recruitment.

I predict this interim post is scheduled to run until May 2015.
The administration have appointed a left wing activist to an £130k per year, supposedly politically restricted role without an open and transparent recruitment process. This was a deliberate move. Her background was well known and the decision to appoint an 'interim' a cynical ploy to avoid open recruitment. I predict this interim post is scheduled to run until May 2015. Jack Ham
  • Score: -78

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