If you could tell City of York Council anything, what would it be?
That’s what one enterprising Reddit user, Paddiwan, asked on the popular internet site:
Too many horses crapping on roads? How can we make town less busy on Saturdays?
Or anything positive and things you’d like to see continue/improve? Fossgate is class when they close the road and sit everyone outside for a day.
Here are some of the suggestions that came back…
Not enough benches
This point was made very robustly by NervousEnergy.
“When I die I’m demanding at least ten memorial benches in Parliament Street.”
Stop the drunks
“They’ve turned York into a drunk zone,” said the expertly named BeerFuelledDude.
“It’s nice having a few bars in town, but I constantly hear about out-of-towners being drunk at lunchtime around the streets.”
The theme was taken up by byjimini.
“The law states that bars and pubs cannot serve people when they are drunk – would the councillors like to walk through the city centre on a Friday and Saturday evening to see the scene?
“The law needs to be enforced with fines for pubs and bars that keep serving people.”
Do more about dodgy neighbours
“That when people file reports about their neighbour because they feel their lives/ pets/ homes could be in danger it would be really nice if they’d actually do something about that person,” said glowintoyou.
“Rather than just ignore the multitude of complaints they’ve received.”
Clean up the air
According to procrastinateandstuf, “Air pollution is getting steadily worse.”
“Girlfriend has asthma and we’ve had to consider moving away from York because of the effect the air quality has on her breathing.”
Tackle the rats
Reddit user Hiding_behind_you has been on pest patrol.
“There’s at least two, possibly more, rats in the Memorial Gardens, just off Leeman Road. They’re always in the metal bins at night.”
Sort out the buses
Park and Ride is quite expensive, says byjimini. And “the buses (when I last checked) don’t do contactless payment.”
Meanwhile, autismchild says: “The thing that shows when the next bus will arrive outside the uni has been broken for months now.”
And emorrp1 adds: “I’ve come to the conclusion that the ‘live’ bus service, whether online or at the bus stop is just a flat out lie, seemingly just following the predicted path from the timetable.”
Demolish the Minster
This may be tongue in cheek but autismchild says “Demolish the Minister. It’s a huge church right in the middle of town, I get that the UK used to be a religious nation but now people realise that religion is just nonsense.”
They also ask that Reel Cinema is either refurbished or torn down.
Over to you… If you had the chance, what would you tell the council?