Michelle Wyatt’s petition on the King’s Square paving – which is also trying to protect other historic cart tracks and setts in the city – was debated at the full council meeting on Thursday evening. A webcast of the meeting meant we could watch it live. It’s now available on YouTube. I know many visitors to this website will find this particular item of interest.
The embedded clip above is set up to begin at the relevant point, or visit agenda item 4, on YouTube. (Michelle begins speaking at 13min 40 seconds in.)
Michelle sat in King’s Square for weeks/months, collecting signatures. She persisted when many of us would have given up. And she got enough signatures for the issue to be debated by the full council. That’s pretty impressive, as was acknowledged by several of the councillors who spoke on the subject later.
I listened carefully and took note of particular points in Michelle’s speech addressed to council. I hope they took note too.
‘There is no way I can answer a ten page document in three minutes.’
‘These people came to me because they felt they couldn’t come to you’
‘Simply provide accessibility next to the traditional stonework instead of removing it. This is our request for the future.’
‘Please make it so we can be proud of you. Thank you.’