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Barnados Footpath Action Group

Sorry for the delay in publishing this update, lot’s happening in Tadcaster at the moment…

DSCN4984Feb 19th 2015 – Barnados Footpath Action Group

To all our supporters

The last day for the Inquiry into reopening the ex Barnardo’s footpath between Wighill Lane and the Viaduct was held yesterday. The Barristers representing both sides presented their respective final submissions.

You will remember that this Inquiry was called by the Secretary of State (SofS) because of a single objection raised by the landowner (Wharfebank, a subsidiary of SSOB) to the order made by NYCC last year to have the footpath re-opened. The Inspector appointed by the SofS was Mr. Alan Beckett, who is a very experienced Inspector in these matters. He will now deliberate on all the evidence and legal submissions presented to him at the Inquiry. He is expected to make his decision sometime in May 2015.

This has been a huge Inquiry in terms of the evidence provided and the duration it has taken. Never before in the whole history of NYCC Rights of Way involvement with Inquiries has one taken so many days of sitting to hear all the evidence put before it. Normally Inquiries involving RofW matters are over in 3 days. This Inquiry has taken from 03 February 2015 to 18 February 2015, sitting for a total of nine days.

The Inquiry initially heard compelling evidence from a number of NYCC witnesses, all of whom had originally completed an Evidence of Use form and more recently individual witness statements. With lengthy delays to the proceedings, requested by the objector to go off and search out other evidence from various parties, this took up most of week one. Our witnesses were outstanding and spoke with conviction.

Mrs Lynch, the Care Home Superintendent’s 1962 – 1988 refused to appear on behalf of the objector but said she wanted to give evidence. The Inspector allowed her to make her statement as an independent witness and she did so with great determination and clarity. Many witnesses who had refused to sign statements sent to them by the landowners solicitors complained that they had been summoned to appear at the Inquiry. The Inspector ruled that he was the only person allowed to issue a summons for anyone to appear and he had not been involved in serving these. It was agreed the summons would therefore be disregarded and people were only to give evidence of their own free will.

The objector witnesses were heard at the beginning of week two. In all the objector fielded 11 witnesses (although at the pre-inquiry meeting they said that they would be fielding 45 witnesses). Of these, 5 were employees of SSOB, 2 were contractors, one was a local Town Councillor (who had previously voted in favour of reinstating the footpath after the new landowner blocked off the path in 2012) and three were from Barnardo’s. Only three of their witnesses said that they had used the disputed path across the land to any degree. The Barnardo’s witnesses were there in their capacity as past or present employees of the Charity. The two contractors had been asked by SSOB solicitors to make a statement and attend the Inquiry.

During cross examination many of their statements were brought into question by our Barrister and some also contained similar wording and phrasing across them. One witness had to withdraw a significant element of his statement because of his misidentification of one of our key witnesses. Another objector witness, who could not attend the Inquiry, said in his statement that he had misunderstood the position of Mrs Lynch in that she challenged people using a path across the land but now he knew this assumption not to be true. The Town Councillor’s evidence should, as our Barrister put it, ‘be treated with a high degree of caution’. He claimed that he had been turned back in 2003 (a date he remembered well) by a Security Guard whilst crossing the land, yet Barnardo’s still owned the site in 2003 and they never employed Security Guards. It felt like the objector was in many cases clutching at straws.

Whilst it is difficult to measure which way the Inspector will decide, we have heard nothing in the objector’s case which seriously undermines our case. We said from the beginning that we had a very strong case backed up by compelling evidence and that has come across at the Inquiry. Assuming, all the legal hurdles will be satisfied (and we have been helped in this regard by the Ramblers National Legal Team in London) by our Barrister’s final submission, then we are confident that the Inspector will find in our favour.

Finally, we thank you all once again for the great support you have given the Community Action Group Team, particularly those of you who gave evidence at the Inquiry. We await the Inspectors decision.

Barnados Footpath Action Group

 

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Job Vacancies in Tadcaster

job-opportunitiesAre you looking for a job in Tadcaster? Take a look below and see if anything takes your fancy…

Please use the contact details on the job advert to contact an advertiser, please don’t send applications or CV’s to the Tadcaster Citizen as they will not reach the employer.

Employers can send their vacancies via the contact form…

 

ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Junior Mac operator/computer operative

 

We are a fast growing company in the photography sector looking to recruit a mac operator/computer operative to join our friendly team of dedicated staff. The successful candidate will be required to do a range of different computer tasks on both a Mac and a PC mostly on the Adobe Creative Suite packages.

Job description:

The main tasks of the job (but not limited to): photography manipulation and retouching. The role will also include creating print ready artwork from design briefs.

The candidate

We are looking for a person who has a keen eye for detail, who is able to consistently produce high standards of work while managing their own time and workload. They will also be required to use our bespoke company software in which full training will be given.

Required skills

Exceptionally competent on both Mac and PC . Proficient in the Adobe creative suite, most importantly: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge. Knowledge in desktop publishing software; ie. Quark or InDesign

Candidates will be required to undergo a series of tasks to access their ability within the Creative suite software. A DNS check will be carried out on the successful candidate.

For more details please email  info@adventurephotography.co.uk

Please apply by sending your cv to Info@adventurephotography.co.uk

 

 

ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Order Packers/ seasonal work with annualised hours

 

We are a fast growing company in the photography sector looking to recruit an order packer to join our friendly team of dedicated staff. This position is salaried using an annualised hours formula and would suit someone who does not want a full time position or has children at school as most (although not all) school holidays need not be worked. This is a seasonal job to work around our busy times of year, especially the 3 months period up to Christmas. You may also be trained to use our gift making equipment as everything is manufactured at our Tadcaster premises.

Job description:

The main tasks will be to pack and check orders for direct delivery to customers and schools.

The candidate

We are looking for a person who has a keen eye for detail, who is able to consistently produce high standards of work while managing their own time and workload. Incorrect orders can greatly impact on our business workflow so a  consistent and professional attitude to the job is vital.

Required skills

The candidate will have exceptional organisation skills and be expected to pack and calculate delivery of orders within a limited given timescale.

Apply in the first instance by email to.  Info@adventurephotography.co.uk

 

 

ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Delivery driver/ seasonal work with ‘ad hoc’ hours between 9 am and 3 pm

 

We are a fast growing company in the photography sector looking to recruit a delivery driver to join our friendly team of dedicated staff. This position is on an ‘ad hoc’ basis with most of the work during the three month period up to Christmas and would suit someone who does not want a full time position or has children at school as school holidays need not be worked. This is a seasonal job to work around our busy times of year, especially the 3 months period up to Christmas but also in May, June and July.

Job description:

The main tasks will be delivery to customers and schools.

The candidate

We are looking for an exceptionally personable and friendly candidate who is an excellent timekeeper. You will be required to work under the direction of our packing and admin department

Required skills

The candidate will have exceptional timekeeping, planning and organisation skills. You must hold a clean current full UK driving licence and you will be required to pass a DBS check

Apply in the first instance by email to.  Info@adventurephotography.co.uk

 

 

2Tadcaster Swimming Pool Trust
has a vacancy for a
Sports Apprentice

 

The Institute of Swimming in partnership with the Tadcaster Swimming Pool Trust offer the apprenticeship and you will undertake the following qualifications:

ASA UKCC Level 1 Teaching Aquatics (If not already held)

ASA UKCC Level 2 Teaching Aquatics

Level 2 Diploma in Coaching Learn to Swim (QCF)

Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning

Functional Skills English & Maths (if required)1

Salary:- £4500 per annum. (All training courses will be paid for by the Trust and the opportunity to work overtime will also be available)
Hours:- 32 hours per week

In addition, the employer would expect the apprentice to achieve the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification so the ability to swim 50 metres in under 60 seconds would be essential prior to taking this qualification.

The successful applicant will work alongside a team and be expected to work on a shift rota including evening and weekend work.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact either Chris Porter, Facility Manager or Fiona Garnett on 01937 833001 or call into the Pool.

 

 

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Tadcaster Albion – A Historic Day

Tadcaster Albion
1,307 football fans gathered at the i2i stadium in Tadcaster on Saturday 7th March to watch what promised to be a historic game between Tadcaster Albion and Highworth Town in the FA Vase Quarter Final. Win or lose, this was the furthest that The Brewers had taken their team since they formed in 1892 – and the feeling of pride in the team and the town was at an all-time high.

This was The Brewers second game against Highworth Town – last week’s game ended in a one all draw after extra time away at the Highworth Town ground. The game was a credit to both teams as they both wanted to win so much that they played their hearts out for over 120 minutes. Continue Reading

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