Look all around

Look all around

Look all around

First published in Letters by

THE weeds in the gutters are getting higher, the potholes are getting deeper and the brambles and hedges are encroaching even further onto footpaths restricting the passage of pedestrians, even on council-owned property.

Do we take it that Councillor James Alexander has not yet found the time to walk round his own ward of Holgate and see these for himself – or is he too busy defending himself over Lendal Bridge and other such fiascos?

AP Cox, Heath Close, Holgate, York.

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2:53pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Oaklands Resident says...

Very few Councillors seem to check the quality of public services in her areas that they represent these days.

It would be interesting to see how many issues individual councillors do report for action.
Very few Councillors seem to check the quality of public services in her areas that they represent these days. It would be interesting to see how many issues individual councillors do report for action. Oaklands Resident
  • Score: -8

4:33pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Thecynic says...

Welcome to third World England. It's only going to get worse.
Welcome to third World England. It's only going to get worse. Thecynic
  • Score: -7

4:38pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Fanny Free House says...

Maybe Alexander believes that the potholes will act as reservoirs during heavy rain, thereby reducing the risk of flooding and the need to clear the drains. No doubt the next move will be to sell the water filled pothole as safe bathing areas for residents.

Anyway Gordon Cheapcastle is a happy bunny and can't praise the council high enough, and he's a one man (ficticious) majority because he says what they tell him and thats what they want to hear.
Maybe Alexander believes that the potholes will act as reservoirs during heavy rain, thereby reducing the risk of flooding and the need to clear the drains. No doubt the next move will be to sell the water filled pothole as safe bathing areas for residents. Anyway Gordon Cheapcastle is a happy bunny and can't praise the council high enough, and he's a one man (ficticious) majority because he says what they tell him and thats what they want to hear. Fanny Free House
  • Score: -11

8:02pm Mon 11 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Fanny Free House wrote:
Maybe Alexander believes that the potholes will act as reservoirs during heavy rain, thereby reducing the risk of flooding and the need to clear the drains. No doubt the next move will be to sell the water filled pothole as safe bathing areas for residents.

Anyway Gordon Cheapcastle is a happy bunny and can't praise the council high enough, and he's a one man (ficticious) majority because he says what they tell him and thats what they want to hear.
Do you think the letter was put before the privileged cabinet members before it was released for publication? Gordon Cheapcastle, priceless!
[quote][p][bold]Fanny Free House[/bold] wrote: Maybe Alexander believes that the potholes will act as reservoirs during heavy rain, thereby reducing the risk of flooding and the need to clear the drains. No doubt the next move will be to sell the water filled pothole as safe bathing areas for residents. Anyway Gordon Cheapcastle is a happy bunny and can't praise the council high enough, and he's a one man (ficticious) majority because he says what they tell him and thats what they want to hear.[/p][/quote]Do you think the letter was put before the privileged cabinet members before it was released for publication? Gordon Cheapcastle, priceless! notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -13

9:12pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Fanny Free House says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Fanny Free House wrote:
Maybe Alexander believes that the potholes will act as reservoirs during heavy rain, thereby reducing the risk of flooding and the need to clear the drains. No doubt the next move will be to sell the water filled pothole as safe bathing areas for residents.

Anyway Gordon Cheapcastle is a happy bunny and can't praise the council high enough, and he's a one man (ficticious) majority because he says what they tell him and thats what they want to hear.
Do you think the letter was put before the privileged cabinet members before it was released for publication? Gordon Cheapcastle, priceless!
Not sure, but I am clear that it should have been taken to the smallest room in the house and put behind the author, a more fitting purpose for poor quality bull.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanny Free House[/bold] wrote: Maybe Alexander believes that the potholes will act as reservoirs during heavy rain, thereby reducing the risk of flooding and the need to clear the drains. No doubt the next move will be to sell the water filled pothole as safe bathing areas for residents. Anyway Gordon Cheapcastle is a happy bunny and can't praise the council high enough, and he's a one man (ficticious) majority because he says what they tell him and thats what they want to hear.[/p][/quote]Do you think the letter was put before the privileged cabinet members before it was released for publication? Gordon Cheapcastle, priceless![/p][/quote]Not sure, but I am clear that it should have been taken to the smallest room in the house and put behind the author, a more fitting purpose for poor quality bull. Fanny Free House
  • Score: -12

12:14am Tue 12 Aug 14

gwen4me says...

I understand that local councils budgets have been heavily cut. Perhaps today's correspondents could meet and thrash out a list of cuts priorities they could recommend to the council.
I understand that local councils budgets have been heavily cut. Perhaps today's correspondents could meet and thrash out a list of cuts priorities they could recommend to the council. gwen4me
  • Score: 10

6:44am Tue 12 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

gwen4me wrote:
I understand that local councils budgets have been heavily cut. Perhaps today's correspondents could meet and thrash out a list of cuts priorities they could recommend to the council.
Brilliant idea! Perhaps you could chair the meeting and we could even invite all the so called cabinet as well, we could ask them directly why they waste money on vanity projects instead of on the infrastructure of the city.
[quote][p][bold]gwen4me[/bold] wrote: I understand that local councils budgets have been heavily cut. Perhaps today's correspondents could meet and thrash out a list of cuts priorities they could recommend to the council.[/p][/quote]Brilliant idea! Perhaps you could chair the meeting and we could even invite all the so called cabinet as well, we could ask them directly why they waste money on vanity projects instead of on the infrastructure of the city. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -8

12:02am Wed 13 Aug 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Good idea, lets start with a 50% reduction of the £100,000 pa salaries and the £700 a day jobs. I reckon that should save around half a million quid a year.
No more unnecessary vanity projects and there should be plenty of money to empty the bins every week.
Good idea, lets start with a 50% reduction of the £100,000 pa salaries and the £700 a day jobs. I reckon that should save around half a million quid a year. No more unnecessary vanity projects and there should be plenty of money to empty the bins every week. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -9

3:43am Wed 13 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

I don't think any of the council cabinet have had the chance to walk around the city and see what a mess they're causing it to become... because they're too busy pulling the arm of their "stupid ideas machine", a device which looks suspiciously like a one-arm-bandit....

Who knows what that 'machine' is churning out...
"close"
"Gillygate"
"to cars"

"sell"
"Micklegate Bar"
"to Best Western"
I don't think any of the council cabinet have had the chance to walk around the city and see what a mess they're causing it to become... because they're too busy pulling the arm of their "stupid ideas machine", a device which looks suspiciously like a one-arm-bandit.... Who knows what that 'machine' is churning out... "close" "Gillygate" "to cars" "sell" "Micklegate Bar" "to Best Western" Magicman!
  • Score: -10

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