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Joining the campaign costs £5 per year or £50 for life. You can download a form here or contact peter.hemmerman@gmail.com

03/04/2014

You can view our response to the ERYC Local Plan here.

MRC LOCAL PLAN RESPONSE

Introducing Peter Hemmerman the new

Minsters Rail Campaign Chair

 Pete Hemmerman

I was born in  Hull in 1949 and the early part of my career was spent at sea. In 1983 I moved to Market Weighton and ran my own business from 1988 to 2012 when I retired.

In the early 1990s I became involved with the Market Weighton Chamber of Trade becoming Chairman  in 1995. This has enabled me to  take an active part in the community and I have been instrumental in  instigating and progressing many projects in Market Weighton such as Giant Bradley Day, The Bradley Statue, Vixen 101 Community Radio and the local producers market.  In 2007 I was elected to serve on Market Weighton Town Council becoming Mayor for 3 years from 2010. I am presently Deputy Mayor and  represent the council on the East Riding Flood Liaison Group and chair the Neighbourhood Plan Group. I led the successful  attempt to obtain funding from the Portas Review and am now treasurer for the Market Weighton Town Team which is regenerating the retail area of the town.
 
I am honoured to have been asked to chair the Minster Rail Campaign as I am passionate about bringing rail travel back to East Yorkshire and see it as the only viable future for mass transit in the region. I will work hard to bring together all the available expertise in the area to re establish the Beverley to York line as a vital economic boost to business and tourism in the region.

I am married to Catherine and have a daughter Louise.

 AWAITING PHOTO

 And introducing new Treasurer/membership secretary Tony Ross

My professional career following university was in chemical engineering.  I took early retirement from the BP Chemicals site, Saltend, Hull, in 1992, after 27 years of service with the BP Group.

 I’ve had a lifelong interest in railway, growing up in Dewsbury (West Yorkshire) until 1951, when I moved with my family as a 14-year-old to Bridlington.  I’m a member of the national rail lobby group Railfuture (see http://railfuture.org.uk) and of a number of historical and other railway societies.  As a young photographer in BR steam days I applied for and obtained a lineside photographic permit. Two of my early 1960s b/w photographs at Market Weighton were included in the following (now out-of-date) BBC Radio Humberside link about the Campaign in 2006:  See:

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/humber/content/articles/2005/03/22/bev_york_railway_feature.shtml.  In a different context, I’ve been Treasurer of Cottingham Civic Society for the past 20 years.

 

 route map 1

 A map of the proposed route - the black line is the original line with the blue sections new build. Of the three route into York the northern most is currently the most likely to go ahead. 

 

 

 

22 November 2013 from Hansard written answers

Railways: Construction

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will impose a moratorium on building on disused railway paths. [176085]

Stephen Hammond: Network Rail's land disposals are regulated and monitored by the independent Office of Rail Regulation through a condition in its network licence. The purpose of the licence condition is to protect land that may be required for the future development of the rail network, and to prevent the disposal of that land against the public interest.

The Government's National Planning Policy Framework states that local planning authorities should identify and protect, where there is robust evidence, sites and routes which could be critical in developing infrastructure to widen transport choice.

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Here is an interesting table courtesy of the BBC 27/03/2013. Highlights the benefits of being attached to the rail network rather well.

 
 RiponIlkley
 
Population
(ONS/Census 2011)
17,193
14,688
Average house price
(Halifax price index)
£202, 784
£274,965
Tourist Information Centre  visits(2012)
22,000
(Harrogate Borough Council)
76,530
(Bradford Council)
Daily weekday rail services
0
132
(West Yorkshire Metro)
Annual station footfall
0
Approx. 1.3 million
(Northern Rail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Site last updated on Sunday 10th August 2014

 

LATEST NEWS

YORK MEETING 28/07 - We are having an informal meet on 28th July in the upstairs room at the Yorkshire Terrier on Stonegate. Meet at 8:30pm - we will be bringing the latest copy of our re-opening document for comment and discussion. and if you are felling creative then bring your ideas for a new logo along. Dave our vice chair produced one - we know you can do better!STAMFORD BRIDGE 27th March 2014

We have had an update from Malcolm Richardson on progress to beautify the Stamford Bridge station area:

"We have now been able to agree the return of some of the original station benches from the Cricket Club.  I have also been able to locate some of the original flower border kerbs and they are now safely store in my garden awaiting relocation back at the station.

All being well York College will be starting some of the enabling works in mid May".

Malcolm has acquired some old trunks via the neighbour of a MRC member and advises they also plan to restore the original fencing. The NYMR have promised a track panel as well.

ON THE RADIO - FEB 26TH

Our new chair Pete Hemmerman has been interviewed by Chris Arundel of Radio Humberside. The interview will probably be on Andy Comfort Show early tomorrow morning (Wed 26th)

FEBRUARY 21ST

Dave Merrett (Councilllor with responsibility for transport City of York council) ) has responded to David Wells with some clarity on what CYC and ERYC intened to do about future congestion at Grimston Bar (where the A1079 meets the A64). The answer is of course road improvements which wil no doubt solve congestion although Merett states they are still awaiting completion of a traffic study in the area as the full extent (or should we say horror?) of the problem is not yet understood.

 

 

 

January 25th

One of our chums in Stamford Bridge (Malcolm Richardson) is part of a project to return the old station there to look a bit more like it did when it was open. He is on the look out for platform furniture, photos etc. if you can help please drop the webmaster (Dave) a line and he will put you in touch.