Interim moves

Interim moves

Interim moves

First published in Letters by

WHILE a lot of fuss is being made over the interim Director of City and Environmental Services (The Press, Wednesday, June 18), all has been very quiet over the appointment of an interim assistant director in the same directorate some months ago, ie the interim assistant director of highways, transport and waste.

So having had a string of directors over recent years, none of whom seemed to stay very long or, in some cases, reside in the city, there are now “interims” with even less of a connection.

Mick Phythian, Monkton Road, York.

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5:59pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Older Sometimes Wiser says...

No doubt one of these faceless overpaid officials will be responsible for policing the new York Resident Minster Badge, shortly to be available on payment of £20 for two years discounted parking in the City Center.
Most York residents get very little for their Council taxes, and the withdrawal of the free evening parking concession is yet another example of the Councils lack of interest and care for its residents.
As an older retired York resident I find existing services diminishing or vanishing, while my monthly Council Tax payment is my largest monthly payment.
As next years elections get closer are there any competent ,intelligent ,public spirited and apolitical individuals willing to stand against the current candidates?
No doubt one of these faceless overpaid officials will be responsible for policing the new York Resident Minster Badge, shortly to be available on payment of £20 for two years discounted parking in the City Center. Most York residents get very little for their Council taxes, and the withdrawal of the free evening parking concession is yet another example of the Councils lack of interest and care for its residents. As an older retired York resident I find existing services diminishing or vanishing, while my monthly Council Tax payment is my largest monthly payment. As next years elections get closer are there any competent ,intelligent ,public spirited and apolitical individuals willing to stand against the current candidates? Older Sometimes Wiser
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8:41pm Sat 21 Jun 14

jay, york says...

Too true Older sometimes wiser.

I have received a council card in the post today telling me that the Minster Badge is changing on 1st September. It tells me that I can get reduced parking in the city cenbtre all year round. As a Minster Badge holder I already get this, plus free evening parking, which is something that does encourage me to go into York on an evening. But with the NEW Minster Badge it is going to cost me £20 to get discounted daytime AND evening parking for 2 years.
I definately will not be taking up the councils offer! There are lots of other places to go on an evening where parking is free and therefore encourages people to go there.

What sort of joined up thinking is there in this labour council? Apparently they want to encourage people into the city centre in the evening - but then take away the very thing that would encourage it.
It is the same mentality as trying to reduce traffic congestion in York - and then offering free parking from 8 - 11 am on the 3 busiest mornings of the week to encourage people to visit the city centre then!

On another note, I hear the Government have announced today that council spy cars are to be banned, other than for their intended use, ie ".that school children are protected and buses can move freely, and that key routes are kept clear".
They also referred to these spy cars as "cash cows for local councils" and said that banning of them "offered a fairer deal for motorists, ensuring that parking enforcement is proportionate,"
Wonder how long it will take little jimmy or one of his puppets to tell Government that they are wrong again (as in Lendal Bridge fiasco).
Too true Older sometimes wiser. I have received a council card in the post today telling me that the Minster Badge is changing on 1st September. It tells me that I can get reduced parking in the city cenbtre all year round. As a Minster Badge holder I already get this, plus free evening parking, which is something that does encourage me to go into York on an evening. But with the NEW Minster Badge it is going to cost me £20 to get discounted daytime AND evening parking for 2 years. I definately will not be taking up the councils offer! There are lots of other places to go on an evening where parking is free and therefore encourages people to go there. What sort of joined up thinking is there in this labour council? Apparently they want to encourage people into the city centre in the evening - but then take away the very thing that would encourage it. It is the same mentality as trying to reduce traffic congestion in York - and then offering free parking from 8 - 11 am on the 3 busiest mornings of the week to encourage people to visit the city centre then! On another note, I hear the Government have announced today that council spy cars are to be banned, other than for their intended use, ie ".that school children are protected and buses can move freely, and that key routes are kept clear". They also referred to these spy cars as "cash cows for local councils" and said that banning of them "offered a fairer deal for motorists, ensuring that parking enforcement is proportionate," Wonder how long it will take little jimmy or one of his puppets to tell Government that they are wrong again (as in Lendal Bridge fiasco). jay, york
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