Following recent publicity regarding complaints made against Pocklington Town Council, I would like to address a few issues.
Firstly the Emergency Plan. This is a document produced by the town council, listing resources and facilities available to them in the event of an emergency. It is a list of procedures for activating the plan, and is intended as a local knowledge document to be used by the council and the emergency services in the event of a major emergency such as major gas leak or flooding.
It is not a blue print on how to stop flooding or any other emergency. This has been created with assistance from ERYC, and they have agreed that it is suitable and fit for purpose.
It will be reviewed and updated shortly. In relation to Pocklington Cemetery, we do our very best to keep it looking smart and well maintained. At this time of year the grass does grow very rapidly - it really is a full time job. We have one handyman, and during the summer he spends many hours grass cutting, but has other commitments too and as such the older part of the cemetery, nearest Sainsbury’s car park, is often left a bit longer.
Road signs within the town are the remit of ERYC.
The damage caused in the road accident at West Green was dealt with by the police, who automatically inform the street lighting department. Other than report issues to ERYC we can do nothing else. We are pursuing the repairs to our property through the insurance companies.
Pocklington Town Council is made up of 13 dedicated volunteers, all from different backgrounds, all have one agenda – to maintain, preserve and improve the town. Party politics are never mentioned, it is always ‘what is best for the town’.
We are assisted by numerous other volunteers, who give their time and support without any payment or benefit. We welcome constructive criticism and the public are, and always have been, welcome at all our meetings.
Cllr David Sykes
Mayor of Pocklington