Mary Clark, Independent councillor, said:

“Surely it is about time that the three Beverley Ward Councillors desisted from claiming credit for something they never did.

“This time saying they are responsible for arranging for Network Rail to net the roof of the Kingston Road Railway bridge to stop the pigeons roosting. Utter balderdash! Since 2008, years before the three Beverley Ward Councillors were even elected, the local residents, led by Freddie Corbett, and supported by myself,¬†campaigned continously and worked hard towards the¬†ultimate conclusion of this issue.

“It is about time these councillors did something in their Ward that they could genuinely claim credit for – I can think of something they have done, but don’t suppose just 9 months away from the local elections they would want to claim credit for supporting the Cocks Crescent development plan, which could well lead to hundreds of flats being built 10 storeys high on that site – I wouldn’t think that they would want to claim that as one of their successes when it comes to knocking on doors asking for votes.

“They should at least praise, applaud and acknowledge local residents when they go out of their way and take the time and trouble to try to help make their area a better place to live in – not continously pinch the credit from them -after all they are the very residents who elected them!”