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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #30 on: Jan 14 - 2016 »
Waste of taxpayers money!

He should be well qaulified to recognise as much- hasn't he himself caused just that with his treatment of staff and other property issues?
Also, as for things like a temporary bridge 'not being things of beauty', I suggest he doesn't look into his soul (or a mirror....).

And did I miSS (!) his appointment to the Chancellors position? Which may have given credence or authority to such a statement?
Plainly, he's clutching at straws from the start on this one, if that's the best he can come up with. Get out now, you fool!

I love the brewery and its products, and I can accept his philosophy on conservation, too, when it is pursued for genuine conservation reasons. But each act like this, takes some of the gloss off, and brings me nearer to the 'couldn't care less if you fold' school of thought.

After all, he's making it harder to enjoy what I like about SS with each silly dictum that arrives.
Indeed; get out you fool. Manners maketh the man, not money.
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Taddy Bridge - Petition
« Reply #31 on: Jan 14 - 2016 »
Petition update

Petition being presented tomorrow.

James Darnton
Tadcaster, United Kingdom

14 Jan 2016 — I have been in touch with Nigel Adams MP for Selby and Ainsty. He is planning to present this petition to Samuel Smith's Brewery tomorrow (15/1/16). Can I please ask that you all push to share this petition, so we have as many signatures before then.

Also, if you have missed it, there was a page and a half article in the daily mail today which may be of interest to you.

Best wishes

James

https://www.change.org/p/samuel-smiths-brewery-allow-a-temporary-pedestrian-bridge-in-tadcaster-to-be-placed-on-land-owned-by-sam-smith-s-brewery/.

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Taddy Bridge - Daily Mail article
« Reply #32 on: Jan 14 - 2016 »
Extract from Daily Mail 14/01/2016

On one side are the residents, the town and county councils, the local MP, the mayor of Tadcaster and even the Prime Minister.

On the other is Humphrey Smith, 71, hereditary ruler of the Samuel Smith brewery empire, 300 pubs across Britain and thousands of acres of Yorkshire, including much of Tadcaster.

The former want to build a temporary footbridge across the river, alongside the broken structure, to reunite everybody until the original road bridge can be repaired.

But Mr Smith owns the land where the new structure needs to go. And, for now at least, he is refusing to surrender a square foot, arguing that the interim bridge ‘won’t be a thing of beauty’ and might become a permanent fixture.

He seems to be in a minority of one and was the subject of vitriolic remarks at a public meeting this week (which he did not attend)...

Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3398589/Battle-Tadcaster-Bridge-one-locals-cut-floods-destroyed-bridge-brewery-baron-blocking-lifeline-save-10-mile-trip-Cue-rising-tide-fury.html

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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #33 on: Jan 14 - 2016 »
The bit that caught got my eye..

A member of the town council for this 6,000-strong community sums up local feeling succinctly: ‘If Humphrey Smith were bumped off tomorrow, you’d have about 6,000 suspects.’

  :HJH
These are sad times :(

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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #34 on: Jan 14 - 2016 »
A WORD OF WARNING. IF THEY/YOU AGREE TO HIS TERMS AND PUT THE TEMPORARY BRIDGE ON HIS LAND THE PROJECT OF BUILDING THE EXISTING BRIDGE WILL BE STALLED BY THE BREWERY FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME. MORE DISPUTES, MORE ARGUMENTS, YOU NAME IT. ITS CENTRAL CAR PARK ALL OVER AGAIN!!!
BREWERY LAND IS FIRMLY A NO NO. BUILD THE BRIDGE ELSEWHERE OR DONT BOTHER AT ALL. THE OBJECTIVE SHOULD BE TO KEEP HIM AND THE BREWERY AT ARMS LENGTH AND GET THE EXISTING BRIDGE BUILT TO SCHEDULE.

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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #35 on: Jan 15 - 2016 »
This was forwarded to me and thought I would share it.Just shows that through all the hardship and adversity suffered someone,presumably from tadcaster,has still retained a sense of humour !.
If anyone finds this inappropriate I will remove link,BB
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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #36 on: Jan 15 - 2016 »
Another interesting development for the brewery as well

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14205782.Pub_to_boycott_Sam_Smith_s_because_of_Tadcaster_bridge_refusal/?ref=fbshr

Definitely  an interesting video and at least someone has a sense of humor about it in Tadcaster

Another news update from NYCC

County Council moves forward on ‪#‎Tadcaster‬ Bridge

After days of negotiation and looking for all options to put a temporary footbridge over the River Wharfe at Tadcaster, North Yorkshire County Council is proposing a solution today with the help of the town's football club, Tadcaster Albion.

The County Council has been working with Tadcaster Town Council, Selby District Council and Nigel Adams MP to find a solution for putting a footbridge over the river at Tadcaster after the collapse of the town's main bridge due to flooding after Christmas.

Since the County Council was advised by Sam Smiths Old Brewery that the company would not allow the use of their land to build a temporary footway, the council has been urgently looking for an alternative solution given the weight of feeling in the community that a temporary footbridge should be provided.

Now, with the help of Tadcaster Albion, the council believes it has found a good alternative solution.

The county council's new proposal therefore, is to build a temporary footbridge downstream of the existing bridge.

This will be accessed from Selby District car park on the east side and lead on to Town Council land on the west. The access path will then lead through Tadcaster Albion's car park. This will provide a disabled access route. However there is an alternative route directly onto Bridge Street for the more able bodied.

County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, Executive Member and Member for Tadcaster, said: "North Yorkshire County Council would like to thank Tadcaster Town Council, Selby District Council, the local MP Nigel Adams and in particular Tadcaster Albion Football Club for their support in finding a route for the community of Tadcaster to come together again.

"Past days have involved some very difficult negotiation with Sam Smith's Old Brewery, but the people of Tadcaster are wholly behind the need for a temporary footbridge while the county council's bridges specialists undertake the painstaking and highly skilled task of reconstructing the town's historic road bridge.

"We have therefore been working hard with our partners, the town and district councils and Nigel Adams MP, to find an alternative solution to building the footbridge on brewery land, especially when it became clear that the Sam Smith's Old Brewery was not prepared to help the town out during this crisis.

"I, along with County Council officers met 100 local business people last week at which they were extremely keen to see a footbridge go in downstream as they felt this would be the most effective way to support local shops. We listened hard to what they were saying and are delighted that we have now been able to respond positively.

"The county council is extremely grateful for everybody's very hard work and for the great community spirit of the town and we are especially grateful to Tadcaster Albion today for enabling access through their land and therefore for an alternative site for the footbridge to be made possible."

Nigel Adams, MP for Selby and Ainsty, who took the plight of the town in securing a footbridge all the way to Downing Street, said: "I am delighted that a suitable site has now been confirmed to site the footbridge. The last few days have been difficult, but I cannot praise North Yorkshire County Council highly enough for delivering a solution that will reunite the town with no strings attached.

"I have been in contact with No 10 this morning to update them and the Prime Minister is also extremely pleased that a bridge will be in place within a matter of weeks."

This temporary route unfortunately requires the removal of a small number of mature trees, therefore North Yorkshire County Council will look to plant the same number of replacement trees in a suitable location to be agreed with the community.

The county council has welcomed the Government's announcement that it will provide £3m for the restoration of the bridge in Tadcaster and £300,000 to construct a temporary footbridge to serve the community while the work to the main bridge is ongoing.

County Councillor Carl Les, North Yorkshire's Leader said the aim of everybody in the community - councils, MPs, businesses and residents, is to get life in Tadcaster back to normal as quickly as possible. He said: "I commend the tremendous community spirit of the town and all who have been involved in finding this alternative solution for the temporary footbridge - especially the football club! The County Council will now make every effort to get the footbridge installed as quickly as possible."

"In the meantime we will get on with the work of reconstructing the bridge. A listed 18th century bridge of this nature, with its series of masonry arches, is a highly complex and skilled operation which the county council is best placed and has the necessary expertise to carry out. The county's bridge engineers estimate the work will take about 12 months to complete."

In the meantime the County Council has completed improvements to the footpath over the viaduct in Tadcaster in order to maintain pedestrian access across the River Wharfe.

The county council's contractors treated the viaduct path with road planings and installed lighting along its length in order to provide a safe and adequate footpath over the viaduct until the alternative footbridge can be built.

Also, the County Council's diving engineers are currently carrying out another survey of the bridge as the river level had fallen sufficiently for this to be carried out safely.

The divers' survey report will inform the County Council's bridges engineers of the full extent of any damage to the bridge below the water line, so the council can decide on next steps in the bridge's reconstruction.

In the meantime a shuttle bus to take passengers via the A64 from one side of the River Wharfe to the other, continues to operate.
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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #37 on: Jan 15 - 2016 »
"A member of the town council for this 6,000-strong community sums up local feeling succinctly: ‘If Humphrey Smith were bumped off tomorrow, you’d have about 6,000 suspects.’"

What with the story hitting the national media over the last couple of days, including the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning, it's all been another brilliant public relations coup for Samuel Smith's Old Brewery under its inspired owner Mr Humphrey Smith.

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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #38 on: Jan 15 - 2016 »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1hoOw9yaV5M

Thats been a useful film clip, that one. I have seen loads of skits using it with dubbed soundtrack rants. It does seem to work well with anything you can chuck at it. Just hope you know who deosn't hold the copyright (or do I........?)
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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #39 on: Jan 16 - 2016 »
Glad Humphrey has been sidelined regarding the footbridge. The days of all and sundry doffing their caps and touching their forelocks to him are long gone. Trouble is, he still doesn't get it.

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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #40 on: Jan 22 - 2016 »
Anyone got the latest on the bridge situation?

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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #41 on: Jan 22 - 2016 »
Temporary footbridge starts construction on Monday. Will be done 12hours, seven days a week and should be done in two weeks. Only problem I have is access from Taddy Albion side is over Sams land (Wharfebank). He wouldn't would he?

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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #42 on: Jan 22 - 2016 »
Temporary footbridge starts construction on Monday. Will be done 12hours, seven days a week and should be done in two weeks. Only problem I have is access from Taddy Albion side is over Sams land (Wharfebank). He wouldn't would he?

Let's hope not! Thanks for the update and good luck.

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Re: Taddy Bridge
« Reply #44 on: Jan 31 - 2016 »
Progress on the new footbridge can be seen on this website.


https://m.facebook.com/TadcasterCitizen/