First phase of York Racecourse development continues

York Press: The scene at the northern end of York Racecourse as work on new  saddling boxes and pre-parade ring progresses The scene at the northern end of York Racecourse as work on new saddling boxes and pre-parade ring progresses

THE first phase of one of the biggest developments in York Racecourse’s history is continuing, with the aim of completing it by the start of this year’s racing season in May.

Initial work at the northern end of the venue is seeing a new pathway and course crossing point built to improve access, alongside a new pre-parade ring, modern saddling boxes and vet treatment and wash-down areas.

York Racecourse bosses have tweeted pictures of progress on the scheme, drawn up after the first major review of its horse facilities in 100 years.

The overall £10 million project will be completed in stages over several years, with most of the work being carried out between racing seasons.

The aim is to improve facilities for racegoers and secure the racecourse’s reputation as one of the best racing venues in the country.

The new pre-parade ring will be larger and more level than its predecessor.

Although not part of the project’s first phase and not intended to be completed by May, work on a new weighing room alongside the pre-parade ring has also begun.

A racecourse spokesman said the brick and timber building will be “equipped for 21st century jockeys” while reflecting the course’s history, and will boast medical and physiotherapy rooms, a changing room for women riders and a jockey’s lounge.

Future phases will see the existing Moet Pavilion replaced with a new building including a roof terrace and bar looking towards the parade ring.

The tented canopies in front of the John Carr Stand - the only Grade II*–listed building on a British racecourse and believed to be the oldest grandstand in the world – will make way for a lightweight single-span canopy, which the Racecourse said would be “less intrusive”.

The whole project is expected to take until 2015 or 2016 to complete, with the work being carried out by main contractors Lindum York.

William Derby, chief executive and clerk of the course, said: “The desire is to improve things for our current visitors, and this will help us continue to be a world-class venue, ensure we continue to attract the best horses and riders to York and be a great venue to come racing.”

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10:03am Wed 8 Jan 14

eeoodares says...

Amazing how they can chop trees down, build where they want, put temporary fences up permanently and charge a different prices for the same round of drinks on each visit to the bar! It must be nice to be a racecourse!
Amazing how they can chop trees down, build where they want, put temporary fences up permanently and charge a different prices for the same round of drinks on each visit to the bar! It must be nice to be a racecourse! eeoodares
  • Score: 15

10:16am Wed 8 Jan 14

Woody G Mellor says...

eeoodares wrote:
Amazing how they can chop trees down, build where they want, put temporary fences up permanently and charge a different prices for the same round of drinks on each visit to the bar! It must be nice to be a racecourse!
Don't forget that "some' of there customers can also throw litter around, make as much noise as they like. urinate and take a **** in the local neighbourhood and get away with it!

I must go more often.
[quote][p][bold]eeoodares[/bold] wrote: Amazing how they can chop trees down, build where they want, put temporary fences up permanently and charge a different prices for the same round of drinks on each visit to the bar! It must be nice to be a racecourse![/p][/quote]Don't forget that "some' of there customers can also throw litter around, make as much noise as they like. urinate and take a **** in the local neighbourhood and get away with it! I must go more often. Woody G Mellor
  • Score: 20

10:36am Wed 8 Jan 14

chunks says...

Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse.........

Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.)

Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them.

So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius!
Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius! chunks
  • Score: 28

11:21am Wed 8 Jan 14

Big Bad Wolf says...

chunks wrote:
Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse.........

Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.)

Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them.

So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius!
So should the racecourse provide stewards to stand outside every house between the Knavesmire and the station then?

What is the solution Chunks?
[quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius![/p][/quote]So should the racecourse provide stewards to stand outside every house between the Knavesmire and the station then? What is the solution Chunks? Big Bad Wolf
  • Score: -9

12:36pm Wed 8 Jan 14

piaggio1 says...

Am I right here. Dont this lot just rent the buildings and track.becouse it is on a stray.and belongs to the city of york?
Am I right here. Dont this lot just rent the buildings and track.becouse it is on a stray.and belongs to the city of york? piaggio1
  • Score: 13

1:37pm Wed 8 Jan 14

YorkPatrol says...

chunks wrote:
Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius!
How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways?

Glorification to make a point perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius![/p][/quote]How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps? YorkPatrol
  • Score: -7

2:00pm Wed 8 Jan 14

chunks says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
chunks wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius!
How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps?
Are you denying that this actually happens?

To be honest York Patrol, I try not to watch men urinating in alleyways, so you've probably seen more than I have.
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius![/p][/quote]How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps?[/p][/quote]Are you denying that this actually happens? To be honest York Patrol, I try not to watch men urinating in alleyways, so you've probably seen more than I have. chunks
  • Score: 8

2:12pm Wed 8 Jan 14

chunks says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
chunks wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius!
So should the racecourse provide stewards to stand outside every house between the Knavesmire and the station then? What is the solution Chunks?
I don't think your suggestion is either workable or proportionate BBW.

Interesting though that you ask ME for the answer, the Racecourse causes the problem, shouldn't it be looking for a solution?

But how about this:

More toilets between the racecourse and the City Centre - the Racecourse was asked to pay for these but refused. So the toilets that are provided are paid for by you and me (assuming you pay Council Tax).

More police between the racecourse and the CIty Centre. Again, the Racecourse was asked to contribute but refused. Any additional policing is paid for by you and me. The racecourse has hundreds of thousands of visitors, and makes enornous profits - shouldn't some of this be earmarked to pay for policing and off site toilets?

Announcements and signs at the racecourse to ask people to show consideration to York residents when leaving the racecourse (as some pubs do).

Better stewarding at the racecourse to ensure that people do not become over intoxciated at the racecourse.
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius![/p][/quote]So should the racecourse provide stewards to stand outside every house between the Knavesmire and the station then? What is the solution Chunks?[/p][/quote]I don't think your suggestion is either workable or proportionate BBW. Interesting though that you ask ME for the answer, the Racecourse causes the problem, shouldn't it be looking for a solution? But how about this: More toilets between the racecourse and the City Centre - the Racecourse was asked to pay for these but refused. So the toilets that are provided are paid for by you and me (assuming you pay Council Tax). More police between the racecourse and the CIty Centre. Again, the Racecourse was asked to contribute but refused. Any additional policing is paid for by you and me. The racecourse has hundreds of thousands of visitors, and makes enornous profits - shouldn't some of this be earmarked to pay for policing and off site toilets? Announcements and signs at the racecourse to ask people to show consideration to York residents when leaving the racecourse (as some pubs do). Better stewarding at the racecourse to ensure that people do not become over intoxciated at the racecourse. chunks
  • Score: 10

6:26pm Wed 8 Jan 14

YorkPatrol says...

chunks wrote:
YorkPatrol wrote:
chunks wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius!
How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps?
Are you denying that this actually happens?

To be honest York Patrol, I try not to watch men urinating in alleyways, so you've probably seen more than I have.
The answer to your question is "Yes".

I haven't seen any men slashing and although you maybe that way inclined, I don't believe you have either.

Unless you can produce photographic evidence or statements from the accused your comment is worthless and based purely on hearsay, fantasy and/or to dramatize an event that may or may not occur,
[quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius![/p][/quote]How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps?[/p][/quote]Are you denying that this actually happens? To be honest York Patrol, I try not to watch men urinating in alleyways, so you've probably seen more than I have.[/p][/quote]The answer to your question is "Yes". I haven't seen any men slashing and although you maybe that way inclined, I don't believe you have either. Unless you can produce photographic evidence or statements from the accused your comment is worthless and based purely on hearsay, fantasy and/or to dramatize an event that may or may not occur, YorkPatrol
  • Score: -6

6:27pm Wed 8 Jan 14

smudge2 says...

Can they build a stag and hen and chav enclosure to keep all the vermin in one place on the course so the rest of the decent people can enjoy the races in peace without all these ten bob millionaires spoiling it for the majority of decent race goers ...Thank you in advance York racecourse.
Can they build a stag and hen and chav enclosure to keep all the vermin in one place on the course so the rest of the decent people can enjoy the races in peace without all these ten bob millionaires spoiling it for the majority of decent race goers ...Thank you in advance York racecourse. smudge2
  • Score: 4

7:12pm Wed 8 Jan 14

CaroleBaines says...

So are they using part of the Knavesmire not taken up by the races before? Hope not - that is for public use, not the suited-drunk brigade.
So are they using part of the Knavesmire not taken up by the races before? Hope not - that is for public use, not the suited-drunk brigade. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 2

10:27pm Wed 8 Jan 14

smudge2 says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
chunks wrote:
YorkPatrol wrote:
chunks wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius!
How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps?
Are you denying that this actually happens?

To be honest York Patrol, I try not to watch men urinating in alleyways, so you've probably seen more than I have.
The answer to your question is "Yes".

I haven't seen any men slashing and although you maybe that way inclined, I don't believe you have either.

Unless you can produce photographic evidence or statements from the accused your comment is worthless and based purely on hearsay, fantasy and/or to dramatize an event that may or may not occur,
Thanks York patrol.....what a pig headed idiotic comment you make that a person would rush out with a camera and take a picture of an aggressive drunk urinating on his property who would probably be abusive and aggressive because he is full of drink and showing off to his Chav mates.....Grow up lad and get a life !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius![/p][/quote]How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps?[/p][/quote]Are you denying that this actually happens? To be honest York Patrol, I try not to watch men urinating in alleyways, so you've probably seen more than I have.[/p][/quote]The answer to your question is "Yes". I haven't seen any men slashing and although you maybe that way inclined, I don't believe you have either. Unless you can produce photographic evidence or statements from the accused your comment is worthless and based purely on hearsay, fantasy and/or to dramatize an event that may or may not occur,[/p][/quote]Thanks York patrol.....what a pig headed idiotic comment you make that a person would rush out with a camera and take a picture of an aggressive drunk urinating on his property who would probably be abusive and aggressive because he is full of drink and showing off to his Chav mates.....Grow up lad and get a life !!!!!! smudge2
  • Score: 2

9:07am Thu 9 Jan 14

again says...

smudge2 wrote:
Can they build a stag and hen and chav enclosure to keep all the vermin in one place on the course so the rest of the decent people can enjoy the races in peace without all these ten bob millionaires spoiling it for the majority of decent race goers ...Thank you in advance York racecourse.
Need the enclosure be in York?
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: Can they build a stag and hen and chav enclosure to keep all the vermin in one place on the course so the rest of the decent people can enjoy the races in peace without all these ten bob millionaires spoiling it for the majority of decent race goers ...Thank you in advance York racecourse.[/p][/quote]Need the enclosure be in York? again
  • Score: 2

9:19am Thu 9 Jan 14

smudge2 says...

again wrote:
smudge2 wrote:
Can they build a stag and hen and chav enclosure to keep all the vermin in one place on the course so the rest of the decent people can enjoy the races in peace without all these ten bob millionaires spoiling it for the majority of decent race goers ...Thank you in advance York racecourse.
Need the enclosure be in York?
There's a thought !!
[quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: Can they build a stag and hen and chav enclosure to keep all the vermin in one place on the course so the rest of the decent people can enjoy the races in peace without all these ten bob millionaires spoiling it for the majority of decent race goers ...Thank you in advance York racecourse.[/p][/quote]Need the enclosure be in York?[/p][/quote]There's a thought !! smudge2
  • Score: 1

10:59am Thu 9 Jan 14

YorkPatrol says...

smudge2 wrote:
YorkPatrol wrote:
chunks wrote:
YorkPatrol wrote:
chunks wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius!
How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps?
Are you denying that this actually happens? To be honest York Patrol, I try not to watch men urinating in alleyways, so you've probably seen more than I have.
The answer to your question is "Yes". I haven't seen any men slashing and although you maybe that way inclined, I don't believe you have either. Unless you can produce photographic evidence or statements from the accused your comment is worthless and based purely on hearsay, fantasy and/or to dramatize an event that may or may not occur,
Thanks York patrol.....what a pig headed idiotic comment you make that a person would rush out with a camera and take a picture of an aggressive drunk urinating on his property who would probably be abusive and aggressive because he is full of drink and showing off to his Chav mates.....Grow up lad and get a life !!!!!!
I was obviously making a point with regards to these types of tiresome comments over dramatising, sensationalising and exaggerating issues that either don’t exist or are in the minority. I’m sure people on here simply dream up things to moan about based on non factual nonsense, just their own minds working overtime in shallow world of misery.

Somebody recently likened the centre of York following a race meeting to “Beirut”…. Really?...What with mercenaries throwing grenades down Coney Street, insurgents launching scud missiles from the roof top of Next onto an incoming convoy of Russian tanks and anti air strikes in force from a militant foothold in Parliament Street… No, it was just a few more people than normal having a drink in town with a single fight witnessed outside McDonalds

People really need to get a grip
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius![/p][/quote]How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps?[/p][/quote]Are you denying that this actually happens? To be honest York Patrol, I try not to watch men urinating in alleyways, so you've probably seen more than I have.[/p][/quote]The answer to your question is "Yes". I haven't seen any men slashing and although you maybe that way inclined, I don't believe you have either. Unless you can produce photographic evidence or statements from the accused your comment is worthless and based purely on hearsay, fantasy and/or to dramatize an event that may or may not occur,[/p][/quote]Thanks York patrol.....what a pig headed idiotic comment you make that a person would rush out with a camera and take a picture of an aggressive drunk urinating on his property who would probably be abusive and aggressive because he is full of drink and showing off to his Chav mates.....Grow up lad and get a life !!!!!![/p][/quote]I was obviously making a point with regards to these types of tiresome comments over dramatising, sensationalising and exaggerating issues that either don’t exist or are in the minority. I’m sure people on here simply dream up things to moan about based on non factual nonsense, just their own minds working overtime in shallow world of misery. Somebody recently likened the centre of York following a race meeting to “Beirut”…. Really?...What with mercenaries throwing grenades down Coney Street, insurgents launching scud missiles from the roof top of Next onto an incoming convoy of Russian tanks and anti air strikes in force from a militant foothold in Parliament Street… No, it was just a few more people than normal having a drink in town with a single fight witnessed outside McDonalds People really need to get a grip YorkPatrol
  • Score: 1

11:28am Thu 9 Jan 14

smudge2 says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
smudge2 wrote:
YorkPatrol wrote:
chunks wrote:
YorkPatrol wrote:
chunks wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius!
How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps?
Are you denying that this actually happens? To be honest York Patrol, I try not to watch men urinating in alleyways, so you've probably seen more than I have.
The answer to your question is "Yes". I haven't seen any men slashing and although you maybe that way inclined, I don't believe you have either. Unless you can produce photographic evidence or statements from the accused your comment is worthless and based purely on hearsay, fantasy and/or to dramatize an event that may or may not occur,
Thanks York patrol.....what a pig headed idiotic comment you make that a person would rush out with a camera and take a picture of an aggressive drunk urinating on his property who would probably be abusive and aggressive because he is full of drink and showing off to his Chav mates.....Grow up lad and get a life !!!!!!
I was obviously making a point with regards to these types of tiresome comments over dramatising, sensationalising and exaggerating issues that either don’t exist or are in the minority. I’m sure people on here simply dream up things to moan about based on non factual nonsense, just their own minds working overtime in shallow world of misery.

Somebody recently likened the centre of York following a race meeting to “Beirut”…. Really?...What with mercenaries throwing grenades down Coney Street, insurgents launching scud missiles from the roof top of Next onto an incoming convoy of Russian tanks and anti air strikes in force from a militant foothold in Parliament Street… No, it was just a few more people than normal having a drink in town with a single fight witnessed outside McDonalds

People really need to get a grip
Ok fair point ,the papers do over exaggerate most things.
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: Welcome to the alternative world of York racecourse......... Example: A couple come to York for the races, spend some money in local bars and restaurantrs and stay in a B&B. That's an example of the racecourse contributing to the local economy. (Pause whilst they pat each other on the back.) Example: A bunch of young men come to York for the races, urinate in alleyways, throw litter, and verbally abuse people on the train on the way home. According to the racecourse that HAS nothing to do with them. So I get it, the racecourse claims credit for anything good, but washes it's hands of anything bad. Genius![/p][/quote]How many young men have you actually witnessed slashing in alleyways? Glorification to make a point perhaps?[/p][/quote]Are you denying that this actually happens? To be honest York Patrol, I try not to watch men urinating in alleyways, so you've probably seen more than I have.[/p][/quote]The answer to your question is "Yes". I haven't seen any men slashing and although you maybe that way inclined, I don't believe you have either. Unless you can produce photographic evidence or statements from the accused your comment is worthless and based purely on hearsay, fantasy and/or to dramatize an event that may or may not occur,[/p][/quote]Thanks York patrol.....what a pig headed idiotic comment you make that a person would rush out with a camera and take a picture of an aggressive drunk urinating on his property who would probably be abusive and aggressive because he is full of drink and showing off to his Chav mates.....Grow up lad and get a life !!!!!![/p][/quote]I was obviously making a point with regards to these types of tiresome comments over dramatising, sensationalising and exaggerating issues that either don’t exist or are in the minority. I’m sure people on here simply dream up things to moan about based on non factual nonsense, just their own minds working overtime in shallow world of misery. Somebody recently likened the centre of York following a race meeting to “Beirut”…. Really?...What with mercenaries throwing grenades down Coney Street, insurgents launching scud missiles from the roof top of Next onto an incoming convoy of Russian tanks and anti air strikes in force from a militant foothold in Parliament Street… No, it was just a few more people than normal having a drink in town with a single fight witnessed outside McDonalds People really need to get a grip[/p][/quote]Ok fair point ,the papers do over exaggerate most things. smudge2
  • Score: 1

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