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 Cllr Howard Keal                                                                                                  On Malton

Let’s make
it happen!
BIG improvements to the centre of Malton are at the heart of
changes backed by Liberal Democrat campaigner Howard Keal.
A package of measures is being looked at by Ryedale District Council to
breathe new life into the town.
Key parts of the proposals are to move the Livestock Market to Pasture                                                        Room for manoeuvre:
Lane and build a quality supermarket on Wentworth Street car park.                                                            Howard at Wentworth
                                                                                                                              Street Car Park
Howard, the town’s prospective parliamentary candidate, said: “Across
Ryedale we are spending £90 million a year on shopping outside the area.
“Much of that is being lost from Malton which has fallen more than 200                                                     “We need to plan now to work towards making it happen and massively
places in national retail rankings in less than a decade.                                                                  improve the access to knit the development into the town centre.”
“It is vital we throw that trend into reverse and attract an anchor store                                                  Moving the Livestock Market to
that provides more shoppers with what they want locally.”                                                                  Pasture Lane would provide
                                                                                                                           space at the new site for the
Staying local in bigger numbers makes existing shops more viable as well as
                                                                                                                           parking it needs to operate.
attracting new traders to fill empty stores.
                                                                                                                           “That in turn would make it
At present two out of five residents shop outside Ryedale for food and for
                                                                                                                           possible to create 150 extra
non-food goods that rises to three out of four.
                                                                                                                           spaces in the former market
“Wentworth Street car park is massively under used with studies showing                                                    site,” said Howard.
it operates at only 25% of its capacity,” said Howard.
                                                                                                                           “It’s a win all round.”
“A supermarket can be developed on the site while keeping 80 per cent of
the spaces and making parking on them free.”

Traffic                                                            Local Liberal Democrat Euro MP, Diana Wallis, has called for Government

Free Fight                                                         help with loft insulation to cut down energy bills in Ryedale.
                                                                   The move is a key part of the Liberal Democrats plans to put Britain on a Green Road out
                                                                   of the Recession.
A step change is needed in Malton to make                          Diana Wallis MEP, a Vice-President of the European Parliament, said: “Instead of the meaningless VAT
the centre a more attractive place to stop and                                                                          cut introduced by Gordon Brown that people
shop.                                                                                                                   have hardly noticed, Liberal Democrats want to
Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate                                                                             see practical, green measures to get Britain out
Howard Keal is fighting for the north side of                                                                           of recession.
the Market Place to be made traffic free.                                                                                                                                     “For example, laying your loft with 25cm thick
“We know people spend more time – and do                                                                                                                                      insulation can dramatically cut heating bills.
more shopping in – places for which they have                                                                                                                                 Liberal Democrats will insulate every school and
affection.                                                                                                                                                                    hospital in the country and the homes of a million
                                                                                                                                                                              people languishing in fuel poverty. These are the
“Creating attractive public open space in the                                                                                                                                 sort of practical, green measures which will help
Market Place will make it a much better area                                                                                                                                  get Britain out of recession.”
for families to enjoy visiting our shops, cafes
and restaurants,” said Howard.
                                                                       Loft look: Diana sees
“All of that can be achieved by increasing the                         how it’s done
area for pedestrians while making more
parking available just seconds away.”

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       News From Our Area
Keep it safe Bonus and
A plea for motorists to cut their speed on

Malton’s Peasey Hill estate has come from a town
councillor, Lib Dem Steve Preston.
He has been working on a number of concerns raised by
residents as part of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme.                                                                                                               Swimming for over 60s is now free in
Steve, who organised the scheme in Milton Avenue, said:                                                                                                            Ryedale in a district council move
“We’ve received a large number of complaints about                                                                                                                 supported by Lib Dems.
speeding – especially near the chip shop area.”                                                                                                                    Our bid to bring about the same deal for under-16s
Safety worries about pedestrians being put at risk –                                                                                                               – backed by Government grant – was sunk by the
especially young children - have been passed on to PCSO                                                                                                            Conservatives.
Audie Sellars.                                                                                                                                                     Howard Keal, Lib Dem group leader and
“Much the best result would be for drivers to keep                                                                                                                 prospective parliamentary candidate, said: “They
speeds down,” said Steve. “The result of not doing could                                                                                                           turned their back on a free gift of £60,000.                                                                        Howard at
be a fine, or much worse, a fatality.”                                                                                                                             “We would have been able to negotiate with                                                                          Derwent Pool
For further information visit                                                                                                                                      Community Leisure to keep any costs above the                                                                                                                                               grant within reasonable limits.
                                                                                                                                                                   “It was a lost opportunity in the Olympic run up to invest in the health and well being of young
                                                                                                                                                                   people and help hard pressed families.”

Your Local Lib Dem
         Team                                                                                                                                                      Sports Centre stays
                                                                            Councillor Howard Keal
                                                                            (Parliamentary Candidate)
                                                                                                                                                                   on target
                                                                                                                                                                   Good progress is being made on Malton Sports Centre with support from the £1.5
                                                                            19 St Nicholas St, Norton.
                                                                                                                                                                   million grant fought for by Liberal Democrats.
                                                                            YO17 9AQ
                                                                                                                                                                   A contract for the scheme has been awarded to William Birch Ltd and planning approval was
                                                                            01653 694546
                                                                                                                                                                   being sought as we went to press.
                                                                                                                                                                   Howard Keal, (right) who waged a campaign for the sports centre working with community
                                                                                                                                       supporters and fellow Lib Dems, said: “It’s great to see things finally moving ahead.
                                                                                                                                                                   “What remains in the background now is to make sure there is a good balance between open
                                                                                                                                                                   public access and clubs.”
Councillor Jane Wilford (Amotherby Ward)
19 Horsemarket Rd, Malton. YO17 7NB                                                                                                                                Howard, Lib Dem group leader on the district council, has also successfully pressed for a turning
01653 696781                                                                                                                                                       circle to be retained in the scheme.                                                                                                                                   “That means that it will now still be possible for the larger school buses to be pulled out of
                                                                                                                                                                   Middlecave Road and instead drop off direct from Broughton Road.
Councillor Lindsay Burr (Malton Ward)
                                                                                                                                                                   “That is a major bonus for residents and anyone who attempting to access the hospital or go
Sutton Grange, Langton Rd, Norton. YO17 9PU
                                                                                                                                                                   down the Middlecave in the school rush,” said Howard.
01653 697210                                                                                                                                   It is hoped the sports centre at Malton School – consistently opposed by Malton’s Conservative
                                                                                                                                                                   county councillor - will open its doors in May 2010.

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