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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

MINSTERS RAIL CAMPIGN ON TV

We are hoping to feature on BBC television on the programme "Inside Out" when James Wilson will commute into York showing the difficulties he faces.

MEMBERSHIP  FEE INCREASE

The cost of postage has meant that reuctanty the MRC has had to increase annual membership to £10. Life membership remains at £50.

Two year mebership is available for £17.50

yU can download a Membership Form here

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Once the election is over the MRC plan to hold public meetings at Beverley, Pocklington and Market Weighton to  rise our profile.

BAD NEWS

Development has started on the site of  our proposed Pocklington station. Short sighted and a step back for the campaign.