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Minster FM Lendal Bridge Debate: Only 65 Businesses in York Give Their Views

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7:12am 26th February 2014

Only 65 businesses out of 8,165 in York have given their views on the controversial Lendal Bridge trial closure, Minster FM's Lendal Bridge debate has heard.

Darren Richardson from the council used the debate to issue a plea to businesses to share their opinions on the trial. He said the city council had already contacted 700+ firms asking for their feedback. York Council has also held two consultation events at it's offices in August for firms in the city to share their opinions.

But Susie Cawood, who heads the York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, says businesses as far away as Scarborough and Malton say it is harming their companies and used Minster FM's Lendal Bridge debate to urge Dave Merrett and Darren Richardson from the council to ditch the trial.


Susie Cawood added that she has been acting as a go-between for businesses, whether they are Chamber members or not, and the council. She asked firms in the city to e-mail her on susie.cawood@yourchamber.org.uk so she can pass on their views.

Businesses can also pass on their views to York Council directly by heading to it's website, where there is a specific business survey. Comments can also be e-mailed to lendalbridge@york.gov.uk .

To mark the six month point of the trial, Minster FM held a debate allowing key opinion formers representing tourists, businesses, drivers and bus users to share their views with the city council, as well as putting questions from Minster FM listeners.

You can hear more from Minster FM's Lendal Bridge debate on air on 104.7 FM and online today and tomorrow.

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