On Radio 4 earlier today and in the Daily Mail and The Times (£) is East Riding Council’s decision to remove Saturday Market’s cobbles, or setts.
I believe that East Riding Council should think again before removing the cobbles, and is out of touch with the people of the town.
In November the Beverley Labour Party issued 6000 leaflets saying the decision was a waste of money and we ran a street survey asking people what it should be spent on. People told us that if it needed to come out of the highways budget, it should go on repairing potholes. They also highlighted cutbacks in youth services and community centres.
Labour Mayor of Beverley, Councillor Margaret Pinder, is to chair a public meeting called by Beverley Civic Society to allow residents of Beverley and Molescroft to air their disquiet about East Riding Council plans and proposals for developments at Longcroft, Grovehill, and Saturday Market among others. Councillor Pinder will be placing a motion before an ExtraOrdinary Meeting of the council next Wednesday, 5 December, asking the council to give practical support to the faciitation of the meeting which will be held at Toll Gavel Methodist Church between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm on the 7th December.