County and Borough Councillor Tony Randerson has called for an urgent meeting to address the very poor state of the Highways and Footways in and around Eastfield and indeed the whole of Area 3 which covers Scarborough and Whitby.
Tony has contacted the NYCC Highways 3 Office in Whitby requesting that a meeting takes place as soon as possible with Senior Representatives of the contractors - Ringway, NYCC Highways Officers and County Councillors in the region with a view to ascertain just why Ringway are so far behind schedule in repairing pot holes that are only going to deteriorate in the coming months due to both vehicles continually running over them and the frosty weather.
Tony believes it is high time that this problem is addressed and it is just not good enough for excuses to be continually made by officers and executive council members defending this appalling record of Ringway.
This company were desperate to attain this very lucrative contract but have so far failed in their duty to carry it out.
Tony believes our residents (the rate payers) deserve much better, why should they have to suffer through this lack of action by Ringway, why should they have to continually have repairs done to their vehicles and just why are residents themselves filling in pot holes because of this inaction ?
FEARS have been raised that medical facilities in Scarborough will be closed or downgraded after the health watchdog – Monitor revealed that 53 out of 238 walk-in centres have been closed in recent months.
Scarborough County Councillor David Billing, a member of NYCC’s Scrutiny of Health Committee raised the issue at a full meeting of the authority held earlier this week. A consultation about the future of Scarborough’s Town Centre medical facility will begin in January.
Cllr Billing said: “There is widespread concern in Scarborough about the fate of the Walk-In Centre of York Place. This is a highly regarded and well used facility and its closure would be a great loss.”
Cllr Billing says that people’s fears have been compounded by Sir Bruce Keogh’s, medical director of NHS England, announcement about the possibility of the introduction of a two tier A&E system across the country.
“If the York Place facility were to close there would be an inevitable increase in the number of people presenting themselves at the A&E unit at Scarborough Hospital. At the same time there is little doubt in my mind that our Town’s A&E department would find itself in the second tier of the newly proposed A&E structure which would limit the kind of treatment currently received by patients,” said Cllr Billing. For more information call David on 07970 485690
Members of the Labour Group on Scarborough Council have welcomed a decision to push ahead with proposals to develop a sports village in the Town; despite having serious concerns about the way in which the scheme is being managed. More …
Our Scarborough Branch has chosen NYCC Councillor Tony Randerson to contest the Eastfield by-election for Labour. The by-election will be held on the 21st November, and we have a very good chance of winning if we can get our supporters out to vote – after all, Tony won the Eastfield and Osgodby seat on the County Council in May. More …
“Keep this ‘lifeline’ Weaponness Valley & South Cliff bus”
Campaign launched by Ramshill Ward’s new Labour councillor Steve Siddons.
Labour’s Steve Siddons is campaigning to have County Council plans to axe Ramshill’s Weaponness Valley and South Cliff bus service reversed. He hopes to arrange a public meeting on the proposal and invite a representative of NYCC Transport Service to come along and explain the rationale behind the planned change. More …
The call in against the decision of the Yorkshire Coast and Moors special meeting on 19 September, to implement the Whitby Park and Ride will now be heard at County Hall on 9 October.
As leader of the Labour Group I called the decision in as our Councillors were against the scheme being implemented as we felt the there were still many questions to be answered about the present viability of the scheme, issues that local residents had raised that if not addressed could adversely affect residents, visitors and local businesses. More …
Is there no end to the ways that the Conservatives trample on the lives of the people least able to protect themselves?
Apparently not! Now Conservative North Yorkshire is planning to leave elderly people needing care with NO money at all after they have paid for their essentials. NOTHING! No money for a newspaper; no money to buy a birthday card for a grandchild. NOTHING! More …