Why it is time for me to step away

Stuart Goulden explains today why he has stepped down

Stuart Goulden explains today why he has stepped down

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I WISH to clarify my relationship with York’s future television channel after recent public speculation.

I formed One&Other TV CIC in February 2013 and was awarded the 12-year licence to broadcast on Freeview channel 8 in the local area by Ofcom on the following November. On June 20 this year my resignation from the board of directors was submitted and later accepted.

The reason lay in creative differences. As a voluntary MD, my intention was to employ a team of 15 people who, together with the experienced board, would fulfil its day-to-day broadcasting obligations, with York’s best interests at heart.

Although my exit happened sooner than planned, the business is in excellent health, with all of its funding in place and the recent award of a significant Technology Strategy Board grant, the strong support of local partners and a bank of original, high-quality programming.

All of this is now in the hands of the remaining directors. As a Community Interest Company, its social objectives are enshrined in its constitution.

I look forward to tuning in next year and hope some of the original ethos and vision is in the channel. It has the potential to be a wonderful asset for York.

All future questions need to directed to the Board of Directors, One & Other TV CIC, C/o Heslington Studios, Baird Lane, Heslington East, University of York YO10 5GB.

Stuart Goulden, Goodramgate, York.

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11:01am Wed 13 Aug 14

Fanny Free House says...

I WISH to clarify my relationship with York’s future television channel after recent public speculation.

Who are you ?.
I WISH to clarify my relationship with York’s future television channel after recent public speculation. Who are you ?. Fanny Free House
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12:54pm Wed 13 Aug 14

/kev/null says...

I imagine this announcement will be welcomed by both of the channel's future viewers.
I imagine this announcement will be welcomed by both of the channel's future viewers. /kev/null
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3:29pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Badgers Drift says...

Fanny Free House wrote:
I WISH to clarify my relationship with York’s future television channel after recent public speculation. Who are you ?.
Stu Goulden is the founder of One&Other, the online York magazine which has a big following amongst York's cultural political charitable educational elite.

He is also a member of the management group of Media City York, along with others from the aforementioned clique.

One&Other TV although not yet broadcasting havebeen making short films for the council. These include 'Enjoy theRide' a 2-minute film promoting the 20's Plenty campaign costing almost £10,000 which the council paid 50% towards. Another is called 'Lendal Bridge traffic trial - A vision for Reinvigorating York' a 1-minute film which also cost almost £10,000 paid for by the council.

I don't need to tell readers that these films are about politcally-loaded issues, and were made at a time when the council couldn't afford £9,000 to fill salt bins, according to a York councillor on twitter! This kind of spending at a time of cuts to essentialfrontline services needs looking at, and those authorising it need questioning!

Rather than clarify his relationship with the York TVchannel, perhaps Mr Goulden should clarify his own relationship with City of York Council, and many others in the cultural political charitable educational elitistclique in York!
[quote][p][bold]Fanny Free House[/bold] wrote: I WISH to clarify my relationship with York’s future television channel after recent public speculation. Who are you ?.[/p][/quote]Stu Goulden is the founder of One&Other, the online York magazine which has a big following amongst York's cultural political charitable educational elite. He is also a member of the management group of Media City York, along with others from the aforementioned clique. One&Other TV although not yet broadcasting havebeen making short films for the council. These include 'Enjoy theRide' a 2-minute film promoting the 20's Plenty campaign costing almost £10,000 which the council paid 50% towards. Another is called 'Lendal Bridge traffic trial - A vision for Reinvigorating York' a 1-minute film which also cost almost £10,000 paid for by the council. I don't need to tell readers that these films are about politcally-loaded issues, and were made at a time when the council couldn't afford £9,000 to fill salt bins, according to a York councillor on twitter! This kind of spending at a time of cuts to essentialfrontline services needs looking at, and those authorising it need questioning! Rather than clarify his relationship with the York TVchannel, perhaps Mr Goulden should clarify his own relationship with City of York Council, and many others in the cultural political charitable educational elitistclique in York! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -17

4:27pm Wed 13 Aug 14

julia brica says...

Maybe he too far to the left of james and co or maybe he is too far to the right. ? Whatever something has gone awry and it will all come out in the wash sooner or later.
In the meanwhile lets not forget that WE the COUNCIL TAX PAYERS are funding this debacle.
Just add it onto free wifi ,lendal bridge revamping perfectly good pavings.
They can afford a telly system but the needy get left behind.
Come on the next elections lets get it over with.
Maybe he too far to the left of james and co or maybe he is too far to the right. ? Whatever something has gone awry and it will all come out in the wash sooner or later. In the meanwhile lets not forget that WE the COUNCIL TAX PAYERS are funding this debacle. Just add it onto free wifi ,lendal bridge revamping perfectly good pavings. They can afford a telly system but the needy get left behind. Come on the next elections lets get it over with. julia brica
  • Score: -14

7:06pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

York's cultural political charitable educational elite.

Ooooooh sounds well dangerous.
[quote]York's cultural political charitable educational elite.[/quote] Ooooooh sounds well dangerous. Buzzz Light-year
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10:13pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Silver says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
York's cultural political charitable educational elite.

Ooooooh sounds well dangerous.
So basically Rich people with agendas who give money to causes they agree with but do not accept democratic opinion?
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote]York's cultural political charitable educational elite.[/quote] Ooooooh sounds well dangerous.[/p][/quote]So basically Rich people with agendas who give money to causes they agree with but do not accept democratic opinion? Silver
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12:25am Thu 14 Aug 14

Badgers Drift says...

Silver wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
York's cultural political charitable educational elite.
Ooooooh sounds well dangerous.
So basically Rich people with agendas who give money to causes they agree with but do not accept democratic opinion?
Not quite.

Well paid? Yes, I'm sure many are.

Give money to causes they agree with? I'd like to see the evidence that it's their own money. More likely, they seek to allocate public money, or, come up with policies and ideas to make certain sectors of society foot the bill.

Examples are events like the Fairness Conference where they spent £18,000 on a political talking shop with £4,000 on food and drinks, and £4,000 on a website (coincidentally by One&Other!!!) which experienced designers said was wotth £1,000.

Do not accept democratic opinion? Well, in the case of all the public money they spend on these shindigs etc, they certainly havent asked the citizens of York!
[quote][p][bold]Silver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote]York's cultural political charitable educational elite.[/quote] Ooooooh sounds well dangerous.[/p][/quote]So basically Rich people with agendas who give money to causes they agree with but do not accept democratic opinion?[/p][/quote]Not quite. Well paid? Yes, I'm sure many are. Give money to causes they agree with? I'd like to see the evidence that it's their own money. More likely, they seek to allocate public money, or, come up with policies and ideas to make certain sectors of society foot the bill. Examples are events like the Fairness Conference where they spent £18,000 on a political talking shop with £4,000 on food and drinks, and £4,000 on a website (coincidentally by One&Other!!!) which experienced designers said was wotth £1,000. Do not accept democratic opinion? Well, in the case of all the public money they spend on these shindigs etc, they certainly havent asked the citizens of York! Badgers Drift
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