Debate

Charles Street Fence

Press Release from Hedon Town Council

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

THE HEDON TOWN COUNCIL CLAIMS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ERECTION OF THE STEEL FENCE AT CHARLES STREET, HEDON

Town Clerk

9th July 2010

HEDON BLOG UPDATE: It would seem that by the time the Town Council had issued its press release, then the STEEL FENCE referred to had already been removed. This followed action by local residents who did not want to see the public right-of-way blocked.

Thanks to K. Danby for providing this photo of the ‘offending’ fence:


Charles Street Fence(s)

Hedon Blog says: It would seem that this might refer to the horse and bike deterrent where Charles Street meets Burstwick Drain. This may have been erected without Town Council support following an episode in April last year when a Town Council Member was suspended for a month after failing to declare an interest in a planning application decision to erect this.

Alternatively it might be the fence that closed of the public footpath and access to the bridge which is the source of the controversy?


And then again it could be the unsightly steel fences at the end of Charles Street itself that are the focus of the Press Release?


The Press Release does not clearly state which fence is referred to – but Charles Street certainly has a few!

Local residents in the area will quite possibly have their own opinions and views on all of them. If so – let the Hedon Blog know!

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Also Charles Street has featured recently on FixMyStreet about damage to the street nameplates.

The street nameplates have been vandalised and subsequently disapeared at both ends of Charles Street at the St Nicholas gate end and the Acklam Road end.

New signs are requested from the East Riding Council.

2 replies »

  1. Received with thanks from K. Danby:

    Please find attached the fence (photo at top of page – Ed) which was causing all the problems. This has since been removed and a new (safe) fence and access slope is to be installed by the Environment Agency.

    It was never the intention of residents of Charles Street (with the exception of one) to block this prescriptive right of way.

    As a community, we have resolved the situation – hopefully to the satisfaction of both residents and non-residents of Charles Street.

    I did hear ‘on the grapevine’ that the wrong fence had been illustrated on the blog – perhaps in future, before publishing such wrong, the correct information should be sought!

    Sincerely

    K Danby
    Charles Street resident (and resident of Hedon for 49 years)

  2. They are all an eyesore and spoli a once pleasant walk! If the Town Council hasnt given permission for them to be there why cant they be pulled down? The sooner the better!

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