Yorkshire Boundaries Campaign - Phase One update
5 November, 2019
“Yorkshire Boundaries Campaign” – Phase One update
We marked Yorkshire Day this year 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. As Phase One of that campaign nears completion, we are now able to report how councils have so far responded.
Phase One involves the relevant ‘County’ Councils, Unitary Councils and District Councils whereas Phase Two, which is already underway, involves the Town and Parish Councils within the administrative areas of Phase One councils that gave a negative response to marking Yorkshire’s traditional boundary. We shall report further on Phase Two in due course. The responses from Phase One have varied from fully supportive to no response at all, as the following charts show.
If you live in one of the border territories and are not happy with the response your council gave, we would encourage you to write to them and let them know that they should be doing more for the recognition and protection of Yorkshire’s true boundaries and the more than one thousand years of Yorkshire heritage and identity; YOUR HERITAGE & IDENTITY!Back
Certainly no-one from YDM would tell anyone from Saltburn that he or she is not a Yorkshireman or Yorkshirewoman. Quite the contrary! You are absolutely right; anywhere between the Tees and the Humber is part of Yorkshire and has been for almost one-and-a-half millennia. We're in your corner, on that Tim!
'Tim gray ,yorkshireman' said on 14 January, 2020
I was born in saltburn in the north riding of Yorkshire I am 52 years old who on here can suddenly tell me I am not a yorkshireman The boundary is the river tees and always will be