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9:26am Tuesday 1st May 2012 in Letters
WHILE walking around Osbaldwick, I was able to observe a variety of interesting views.
With the weather we have had, the pools of standing water, overflowing drains and generally muddy cracked roads full of potholes clearly showed the lack of funding for this area.
I know that our councillor has been trying hard to get some of these problems addressed, but residents can only observe the vast amount of money being spent on “the model village”, with the natural drainage from Osbaldwick open land being destroyed and the weeks of heavy construction traffic crumbling the village road so much that water cannot flow away.
Perhaps the City of York Council should give back to the residents of Osbaldwick a portion of what it took away – open land for residents’ amenity, land for travellers’ horses and some of the £5.26 million that our land was sold for to repair our roads and footpaths.
A different solution would be to continue to ignore our ‘waterlogged’ cries and provide each resident with a pair of wellington boots.
Jan Starzynski, Murton Way, Osbaldwick, York.