Anger over cobble stones removal

THOUSANDS of leaflets are being handed out as part of a campaign to prevent historic cobblestones in an East Yorkshire town’s marketplace being removed.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council wants to take up the stone sets as part of a £2.5 million programme at Beverley’s Saturday Market, which will see pavements being widened and parking areas changed, as well as other work.

But hundreds of opponents of the plans staged a protest march during the weekend before Christmas and have delivered a petition to the council. A contractor has already been appointed and work will start later this month. English Heritage has said the cobbles should remain and the Beverley Civic Society has also objected to the plans, but the council said reaction to the proposed changes had been positive.

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12:02pm Tue 1 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

I'd like to know what they think negative reactions are! Seems like York has a rival for worst council at guaging public opinion. They'd probably crown Alexander the useless as King and declare themselves a new country. What's the betting that ERYC use the consultants Messrs Advize, Kreemoff & Scarper.
I'd like to know what they think negative reactions are! Seems like York has a rival for worst council at guaging public opinion. They'd probably crown Alexander the useless as King and declare themselves a new country. What's the betting that ERYC use the consultants Messrs Advize, Kreemoff & Scarper. bob the builder

10:29am Sat 5 Jan 13

Peterwalker says...

Just try pushing someone in a Wheelchair over cobbles and you' d swiftly conclude that whilst they may be easy on the eye, cobbles are not fit for purpose in this day and age.
Just try pushing someone in a Wheelchair over cobbles and you' d swiftly conclude that whilst they may be easy on the eye, cobbles are not fit for purpose in this day and age. Peterwalker

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