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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 whihc 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 tramway 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

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.