Row over Osbaldwick salt bin leaflet

York Press: Row over salt bin leaflet Row over salt bin leaflet

A ROW has broken out over a leaflet picturing two York political campaigners by a salt bin.

The Focus newsletter, circulated in Osbaldwick, showed Liberal Democrats Richard Hill and Linda Maggs standing by a salt bin in the village, with the message: “The Lib Dem team across York has been leading the fight to save grit bins from the axe.”

Osbaldwick parish chairman and Independent York councillor Mark Warters claimed the leaflet clearly implied that the bins in Osbaldwick were provided by City of York Council and in danger of being scrapped under the authority’s cuts.

However, the village’s salt bins were, in fact, provided by the parish council, which now wanted an apology.

But Mr Hill wrote to the parish, claiming the campaign in Osbaldwick had focused on areas beyond the Parish Council’s jurisdiction and the newsletter was factually accurate.

Dean Knapper, constituency organiser for York Outer Liberal Democrats, added: “All much ado about nothing really... We never once claim that Osbaldwick salt bins are looked after by the council.”

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7:54am Sat 25 Jan 14

Chasing Clicks says...

Do gooders !!!!
Do gooders !!!! Chasing Clicks
  • Score: 1

7:55am Sat 25 Jan 14

pedalling paul says...

It's bin something of a farce.........
It's bin something of a farce......... pedalling paul
  • Score: -2

9:25am Sat 25 Jan 14

nearlyman says...

Standard Lib Dem practice......get your picture taken standing next to something with your best 'concerned' expression in the hope that people will believe you did something . Looking a bit silly here !
Standard Lib Dem practice......get your picture taken standing next to something with your best 'concerned' expression in the hope that people will believe you did something . Looking a bit silly here ! nearlyman
  • Score: 12

11:52am Sat 25 Jan 14

matroom says...

Petty !!!!
Petty !!!! matroom
  • Score: 4

1:04pm Sat 25 Jan 14

CHISSY1 says...

Pathetic.
Pathetic. CHISSY1
  • Score: 4

1:51pm Sat 25 Jan 14

PKH says...

This is the LibDems try to claim credit, yet again, for things others have done.
This is the LibDems try to claim credit, yet again, for things others have done. PKH
  • Score: 6

11:11pm Sat 25 Jan 14

MouseHouse says...

The Lib Dems lied about HUGE things, such as student tuition fees so lying about a salt bin is a mere nothing to these snakes in the grass.
The Lib Dems lied about HUGE things, such as student tuition fees so lying about a salt bin is a mere nothing to these snakes in the grass. MouseHouse
  • Score: 1

2:42pm Sun 26 Jan 14

marvell says...

Do all of you armchair critics realise that Labour have actually cut lots of neighbourhood salt bins? Let's see how many people suddenly realise when there's snow on the ground and no salt nearby for footpaths...
Do all of you armchair critics realise that Labour have actually cut lots of neighbourhood salt bins? Let's see how many people suddenly realise when there's snow on the ground and no salt nearby for footpaths... marvell
  • Score: -49

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