Via twitter I got in touch with councillor Jim Clark about the total lack of consultation by North Yorkshire County Council over the money to be spent on cycling infrastructure over the next two years in Harrogate (LSTF). He put me in touch with Rebecca Burnett who works for Andrew Jones MP, she has been a BIG HELP moving things forward. We had been trying to get a response from Council Officers in transport for over six months and we got platitudes and commitments that were never kept.
Rebbeca has now put me and local cycle activists in touch with Councillor Richard Cooper who is chair of the LSTF steering committee and he has let us have a look at the proposals for the spending. The proposals look good we have one or two comments and we will be feeding this back in a day or two. I will not bore you with specifics right now, but I will bore you at some length over the next couple of years in future posts I'm sure.
The committee meets for the first time on Thursday and it is nice to feel that we have been included in the process and hopefully can contribute to infrastructure developement for all bike riders in Harrogate. More importantly I hope we can build on the relationships we have built with local government so that cycle infrastructure in Harrogate meets the needs of Harrogate cyclists going forward.