“Bring back national service for the miners wreaking havoc”
WITH the revelation that cycling is down by a third, it’s no surprise to me.
Recently a vulnerable young girl was assaulted on the Scarborough Bridge.
This area is poorly lit at the best of times, so gangs of thugs roam around freely.
Is it time York City Council took its finger off and released the cash cow the government gave it; is it time that our gratuitous delinquency is combated by adequate police and perhaps a solution is to reintroduce national service for these minors who have nothing better to do than wreak havoc on our streets?
Planning decision doesn’t seem right
IS THERE such a rule for green belt protection?
It doesn’t seem fair to jeopardize Pavers’ plans to expand their business by not allowing them to build on a small amount of greenbelt when council passed plans to build over 80 homes also on belt land Greenbelt (Eastfield Lane Dunnington) without expressway consent for construction traffic accessing the greenbelt site.
Charles barely took the wrong foot
IT is totally inadmissible to throw an egg at a visitor who has not, apart from his behavior towards Diana, put a foot wrong.
His Prince’s Trust has done much to help young people trying to make it in the world.
His concern for the environment exceeds that of any of the late prime ministers here today and tomorrow.
I just wish he went to Cop 27 in defiance of Truss and Sunak. At least he has a genuine interest in the environment.
But throw eggs? Farrage, perhaps, Charles, no!
Will the demonstrators do without heating this winter?
PLANS are underway to import fractured gas into America.
This should create a dilemma for the anti-fracking squad; do they disconnect their gas fireplaces/boilers and go without heat, or do they put their principles aside and stay warm and comfortable. Life experience suggests the latter in nine out of ten cases.
Questions remain about prison staff services
I WAS delighted to read that a new prison is going to be built especially as this will create over 600 jobs, although it is not clear if this will be temporary construction workers or staff later prison.
However, I would be interested to know what thought has been given to the medical, dental and educational needs of these workers and their families, as well as the transport infrastructure enabling them to travel from their place of residence to their place of work.
Taxpayers will pay
IN your report on hotel accommodation for asylum seekers and the views of a former Lord Mayor it says the Home Office pays for the rooms.
It’s not correct. The government in general and the Ministry of the Interior in particular have no money of their own. They can only disburse money when they have first taken it from individuals and organizations.
It is we, the taxpayers, who fund the requisitioned hotel rooms in York.
March of the Lord Mayors