Agenda item

Public Participation (10:02)

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It was reported that there had been eight registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.


Andy Hagon, who was a Parish Councillor, spoke on agenda item 4 - Speed Limit Traffic Regulation Order Amendments, namely on the proposed 30mph speed limit on Shipton Road. He explained that residents favoured the reduction to improve safety and reduce noise pollution, amongst other factors, before raising questions regarding the signage and enforcement of the reduction.


Jonathan Laverack, who was the Chair of the Elvington Parish Council, spoke on the traffic issues through Elvington and on Sutton Bridge, B1228. He stated that the increased speed of vehicles and number of HGVs has had negatively impacted the area and incidents were occurring daily. He asked the Council to impose a 7.5 ton weight limit by adopting an experimental traffic regulation order in Elvington to restrict HGVs passing through the village and protect Sutton Bridge.


Laurence Gunson, who was the Chair of Naburn Parish Council, also spoke on agenda item 4. He spoke in support of the Officer’s proposed 30mph speed limit in Naburn and listed safety as the main concern for residents. He also noted safety concerns for pedestrians and cyclists due to narrow pathways and roads.


Gwen Swinburn spoke on governance matters and raised issues regarding the Council’s consultations process, the ResPark scheme and administrative issues. She also asked the Executive Member to consider creating a pocket park on the triangular area on West Esplanade.


Andrew Mortimer spoke on the Hull Road resurfacing issue. He explained that the planned resurfacing had again been delayed and asked whether the plan to use a surface dressing treatment was still appropriate. He also asked what the Council’s plan was to deal with the poor road conditions from the Black Bull on Hull Road down to Lawrence Street.


Councillor Widdowson presented a petition, which was signed by over 800 residents of Woodthorpe and Foxwood. It backed the campaign to retain a bus service for communities currently served by the number 12 bus and called for the Government help needed to ensure the service’s long term viability. She then explained the importance of the bus for the residents and stated that there needs to be a long term solution to the bus services.


Rachael Shilitoe, who was the secretary of York City Rowing Club, spoke on agenda item 5 - Parking on the riverside at West Esplanade TRO. She stated that the club welcomed the new restrictions but stated that this would not be enough due to the lack of compliance and enforcement in the area. She also explained that there was a concern of how the proposals would affect the running of the club, its events and the loading and unloading of boats, before asking about the parking of trailers in the area.


Councillor Vassie also spoke on the traffic issues on Sutton Bridge, B1228. He stated that HGVs regularly drive over the Grade II listed bridge and have previously damaged it. He also explained that the HGVs were likely to be causing damage to the water pipes on the approach to the bridge. He asked the Council to impose a 7.5 ton weight limit by adopting an experimental traffic regulation order to restrict HGVs passing through the village while engineers assess the condition of the bridge.


It was reported that there had been two written representation received by the Executive Member.


Councillors Orrell, Runciman and Cullwick wrote in regards to agenda item 4. They welcomed the revised speed limit of 30mph on North Lane, Huntington, and asked that the 30mph signs be moved to reduce speeds. They also stated that measures were being considered to address speeding issues on these roads, including a Pelican Crossing and VAS signs.


Councillor Stuart Mowbray, Acting Chair of Sutton upon Derwent Parish Council, wrote in regards to traffic issues on B1228 and Sutton Bridge. They explained that HGVs were creating safety concerns for residents and that the road and bridge are unsuitable for them. They requested that a 7.5t weight limit be imposed on vehicles crossing the bridge.




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