At the POLO meeting on 1st June 2015 I proposed that a working group of all of the parishes in the Ouse Valley should be set up to investigate solutions to the vexatious problems all along the valley. This was agreed by POLO and each village was asked to nominate somebody to be part of the group. Carla Butler, our County Councillor, and I agreed to lead this group.
Meeting with ESCC – On 14 July 2015, Carla Butler and I had a meeting with officers of the Highways and Transport Department of the County Council. The meeting mainly focused on the C7 (in relation to the above initiative) but also touched on the issue of bus services. In both areas we received positive support. As a result of this meeting it has been agreed that the Transport Department officers will support both the C7 group and the buses group. We can now proceed with organising the first meeting of the C7 group.
PS – I acknowledge there have been some excellent individual and parish initiatives in the past. Indeed there continue to be ongoing initiatives in each parish which should continue.