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Send Your Questions for Minster FM's Lendal Bridge Debate

Lendal Bridge

11:25am 17th February 2014

Minster FM is hosting a debate next week to mark the end of the controversial six month Lendal Bridge trial.

We've gathered together some of the key opinion formers in the city who have a mix of views on the project, and want your questions to put to them.

The panel for our debate, which will be chaired by Minster FM's News Editor, Kevin Larkin consists of:

  • Dave Merrett (City of York Council) - Dave Merrett is the Labour cabinet member responsible for bringing in the Lendal Bridge trial.
  • Darren Richardson (City of York Council) - Darren Richardson is the council officer responsible for the technical aspects of the trial and making sure it meets all the necessary rules and regulations.
  • Ben Gilligan (First Bus) - Ben Gilligan is the Managing Director of First Bus in South Yorkshire and York.
  • Kate McMullen (Visit York) - Kate McMullen is the Head of Visit York, which is one of the organisations responsible for tourism in the city.
  • Susie Cawood (Leeds, York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce) - Susie Cawood is the Head of York and North Yorkshire Chamber, which represents businesses in the city.
  • Godfrey Bloom (Executive Patron of the Drivers Union) - Independent Yorkshire MEP Godfrey Bloom is appearing on the panel in his role as Executive Patron of the Drivers Union, a body which represents motorists.

There are several ways you can submit your questions for the debate:

  • YouTube - Upload a short video of you asking your question, starting by telling us your name and where you're from and then e-mailing the link to
  • Twitter - Tweet your question to @minsterfm or @kevin_larkin - again include your name and where you're from.
  • E-Mail - E-mail your question to and include your name and where you're from.

Questions must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 21st February.

You'll be able to catch the debate in full on and the key questions in our news bulletins on Thursday 27th February.

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