Meeting set to address issues affecting town

The annual town meeting will take place on Wednesday 25 April from 7.30pm at the Pocklington Arts Centre.
The annual town meeting will take place on Wednesday 25 April from 7.30pm at the Pocklington Arts Centre.

The annual town meeting is set to be held at Pocklington Arts Centre on Wednesday 25 April, starting at 7.30pm.

The annual town meeting is not a Pocklington Town Council event, but is chaired by the Mayor David Sykes.

There will be a short introduction after which members of the public are invited to speak.

At this year’s town meeting some residents would like to know if there is any interest in town twinning, and if there are any volunteers who are willing to get involved in the twinning association.

The twinning association is totally independent of the town council.

At last year’s meeting the following were discussed:

l Complaints about littering and dog fouling.

l Support for the reinstatement of the railway line from York to Beverley.

l Concerns were expressed about the pressure on the schools, doctor’s surgery, roads, drains, electricity, gas and water from all the new development in the town.

l Concerns were expressed about loneliness given the aging population and more people living on their own.

A spokesman said: “The meeting is open to all Pocklington residents so if you have any comments to make on living in the town please come and have your say.

“The town meeting can pass resolutions that are then sent to the relevant public authority.

“Resolutions have to be formally proposed and seconded and then voted on.

“The public bodies are not bound to accept any resolutions passed at the meeting.”