Campaign lobbies Prince Charles

Flo Grainger with Paul Richardson, John Ellis, Andrew Burrell, Stephen Hill, Hazel Booth, Janet Jones and Cath Boshier. (1304166AM1)

Flo Grainger with Paul Richardson, John Ellis, Andrew Burrell, Stephen Hill, Hazel Booth, Janet Jones and Cath Boshier. (1304166AM1)

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Campaigners in Masham are set to lobby Prince Charles about their lost tourist signs, removed during the multi-million pound revamp of the A1.

At a Masham Parish Council meeting on Monday, April 8, Coun Flo Grainger said she intends to write a letter to Prince Charles to seek his support for the return of the signs.

Talking to the Herald’s sister paper the Ripon Gazette after the meeting, Coun Grainger said:

“Prince Charles has always been very keen on rural issues and I know he loves the Yorkshire Dales and he shows great sympathy with the plight of rural people and their issues. He shows great support.”

Coun Paul Richardson, who will retire from his role on Masham Parish Council and North Yorkshire County Council next month, after 12 years of service in Masham, said:

“The Highways Agency has had more than three years to put this in operation and they have failed miserably and they have let down the whole community.”

In a speech bidding farewell to the parish council at the meeting, Coun Richrdson said: “It has been a privilege and honour to have served this council.”