(Revised 01/12/2019 to include late replies from Councils)
We marked Yorkshire Day 2019 by launching a campaign to gauge the intent of councils to follow Government Guidance for greater recognition and protection of the heritage, identity and true boundaries of Yorkshire. Please see our news item, YDM Launch “Yorkshire Boundaries Campaign“, for full details of the campaign and of the Government Guidance involved. We have now received initial replies from all the Local Authorities in Phase One of that campaign so are able to report what their replies were and how we have responded to them.
Phase One involves the relevant ‘County’ Councils, Unitary Councils and District Councils whereas Phase Two, which is now also underway, involves the Town and Parish Councils within the administrative areas of the Phase One councils. We shall report further on Phase Two in due course. The replies from Phase One have varied from fully supportive to denial of Yorkshire’s true boundaries, as the following charts show.
Link: Phase One Report
If you live in one of Yorkshire’s border territories and are not happy with the response your council gave, we would encourage you to write to your MP to tell them that they should be doing more to ensure that your Council implements the Government Guidance for Local Authorities in respect of Traditional Counties and to push the Government to make the marking of Traditional County boundaries mandatory rather than discretionary. We would also encourage you to write to your Council to tell them that they should be doing more for the recognition and protection of Yorkshire’s true boundaries and for the more than one thousand years of Yorkshire heritage and identity; YOUR HERITAGE & IDENTITY!