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Pocklington

APRIL 2014 - the East Riding Council Local Plan has announced hosung on the station site. This severely damages the likelihood a railway could return and as a result the MRC have put a number of objections into the loal plan which will be reviewed by Governement inspectors later this year. 

The old station is located in the centre of Pocklington, and would be unsuitable for the new railway, as the original site has been developed.

A location off Hodsow Lane has been identified as a likely site, being close to residential development in the area, the Pocklington Airfield Industrial Estate and Pocklington Grammar School. It is also convenient for access off the A1079 and via Allerthorpe for use as a “Park and Ride” station and public transport interchange.

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If a tram system was built rather than a railway then the trams would probably call at the old station site in the town.

ADVANTAGES FOR POCKLINGTON

  • A railway to Pocklington will see access to this lovely area improved, bringing additional tourist revenue.
  • Journey time into York of 24 minutes
  • Journey time to Hull of 41 minutes
  • Relieve traffic on the A1079
  • A link to the national rail network
  • A choice between road and rail for the first time since 1965
  • Promoting social inclusion, by providing accessibility to facilities for those without other modes available
  • Promoting an environmentally friendly mode of transport

2010 POCKLINGTON SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY

The Minsters Rail Campaign carried out a survey of small businesses in 2010. Of the businesses surveyed, support for the return of the railway was almost unanimous. The following businesses signed up to support the Campaign.

ACORN GALLERY

GEMINI HAIR SALON

GRAY’S AND CO

ALLSORTS

GILSON’S

HEATHER FURNISHING FABRICS

ATKINSON’S DELI

GRAY’S AND CO

OXFAM

BOOTS PHARMACY

HEATHER FURNISHING FABRICS

PETER WARD’S COFFEE HOUSE

C AND N WINES

JOHNSON’S CLEANERS

RAILWAY STREET FISHERIES

CELEBRATIONS

LLOYDS TSB BANK

REGENT STREET DENTISTRY

CHIROPRACTICE PLUS

MAYNEWS

REGENT SKIN CARE

ELITE KITCHENS & BEDROOMS

MONEY MATTERS

SPECSAVERS

FRESH FOOD DELI

OLIVER’S CORNER

STATION HOTEL

 

ABOUT POCKLINGTON

Pocklington is a small market town and civil parish, situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and has a population of 7,632 (2007 census) It is located  approximately 13 miles (21 km) east of York.

Pocklington lies at the centre of the ecclesiastical Parish of Pocklington, which also encompasses the small hamlet of Kilnwick Percy, as well as a scattering of outlying farms and houses.

The town's skyline is dominated by a 15th century church tower belonging to All Saints church, and is known locally as the 'Cathedral of the Wolds'.  The town’s architecture is a mixture of quaint old houses and modern buildings, and the town has several unusual street names, reflecting its history from the Iron Age onwards.

It is now considered to be a commuter town for Leeds, Hull and York. Former Minsters Rail Campaign chairman George McManus was mayor of Pocklington. 

Near the centre of Pocklington are Burnby Hall Gardens. These gardens are home to the National Collection of hardy water lilies - the biggest such collection to be found in a natural setting in Europe. Day trippers also visit Millington Wood (a Site of Special Scientific Interest) and Pocklington Canal Head, with public rights of way along the canal.HORIZONTAL ROUTE

LATEST NEWS

AN APOLOGY

A few of the new life membership forms have gone out in bigger envelopes than  the stamp we put on them. Apologies for those who have had an extra £1.20 to pay.

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

The Membership Secretary will be resigning from that post at the AGM in March. If you feel you could spare us half a day per month please get in touch. 
 

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Annual membership has been set at £5 for many years and with increasing prices we need to put that up. The next AGM will vote on a proposal to do this. Feel free to suggest any changes. Our suggestion is:

Annual Membership -  £10

Two year - £17.50

Life - £50

 JAMES ALEXANDER

Having just established relations with James Alexander, the leader of  City of York Council we have learned he has resigned and will be working on Ed Milliband's team from 2015. Thnaks for the support James and we hope your career move is everything you want (noting we are an apoltical organisation).