‘Save Mr Zippy’ – bungle-ing council chiefs threaten to impound ‘hazardous’ doll

Kevin Old, of the Zip Yard, in Wimborne Road, Winton, with the shop's mascot, Mr Zippy - the subject of a council legal threat

Kevin Old, of the Zip Yard, in Wimborne Road, Winton, with the shop's mascot, Mr Zippy - the subject of a council legal threat

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KILLJOY council chiefs threatened to impound a Mr Zippy doll being displayed at a bus stop outside a shop.

Fans of the character from the Rainbow television show have joined a campaign to return the shop mascot after officials entered the Zip Yard clothing alterations store in Winton and issued a notice of removal.

“It’s pathetic,” said Kevin Old, the store owner.

“Two council officers came in and demanded to speak to the owner.

“My wife Samantha was here serving a customer and asked them to wait but they walked half way down into the back of the shop.

“She said ‘excuse me, that’s where our seamstresses are working’ and they issued us with a notice.

“Failure to remove him will result in him being taken away and we would have to pay £30 to get him back so we removed him.”

The shop has started a Facebook campaign to put Mr Zippy back.

Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth council, said they received complaints about Mr Zippy “causing an obstruction” for pedestrians and bus stop users in Wimborne Road.

He said: “The Mr Zippy dummy is covered under the Highways Act 1980 in the same way that ‘A’ boards are.

“In this instance the Mr Zippy dummy was left by the bus stop creating a hazard for pedestrians.”

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6:33am Wed 20 Nov 13

Phixer says...

If pedestrians cannot see a large yellow dummy then clearly they shouldn't be let out on their own; those pedestrians are a nuisance to the rest of us!
If pedestrians cannot see a large yellow dummy then clearly they shouldn't be let out on their own; those pedestrians are a nuisance to the rest of us! Phixer
  • Score: 66

6:58am Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

Hope you all will support the campaign for my return I really need that job especially before xmas,i did try and cross my arms,honest :)
Hope you all will support the campaign for my return I really need that job especially before xmas,i did try and cross my arms,honest :) retry69
  • Score: 41

7:03am Wed 20 Nov 13

Hessenford says...

Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.
Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's. Hessenford
  • Score: 31

7:16am Wed 20 Nov 13

Baysider says...

Hessenford wrote:
Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.
Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.[/p][/quote]Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to. Baysider
  • Score: 43

7:18am Wed 20 Nov 13

MrPitiful says...

Pfft!
The Echo have used up all the Rainbow-related puns!
Pfft! The Echo have used up all the Rainbow-related puns! MrPitiful
  • Score: 3

7:24am Wed 20 Nov 13

balsey77 says...

Im just hoping that the proprietors have sought permission from Thames TV/Tetra films for using Zippy. Shouldn't we all be up in arms about a potential Intellectual Property Rights issue! what a nightmare...hold the front page ;)
Im just hoping that the proprietors have sought permission from Thames TV/Tetra films for using Zippy. Shouldn't we all be up in arms about a potential Intellectual Property Rights issue! what a nightmare...hold the front page ;) balsey77
  • Score: 17

7:29am Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.
Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.
Tacky,tatty doll ! Are you allowed to call me that ? That must be a breach of some right im sure. :)
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.[/p][/quote]Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.[/p][/quote]Tacky,tatty doll ! Are you allowed to call me that ? That must be a breach of some right im sure. :) retry69
  • Score: -7

7:33am Wed 20 Nov 13

Hessenford says...

Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.
Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.
Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.[/p][/quote]Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.[/p][/quote]Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm. Hessenford
  • Score: 32

8:05am Wed 20 Nov 13

darth vader says...

Maybe they could also request that he stops parking his van advertising his business alongside all the dual carriage ways in the town to.
Maybe they could also request that he stops parking his van advertising his business alongside all the dual carriage ways in the town to. darth vader
  • Score: 43

8:06am Wed 20 Nov 13

speckle01 says...

i am glad i dont come under the borough of bournemouth cos if my council tax was paying for boring council officials to tackle petty complaints i would be furious. How about sending officials out to check damaged kerbstones, potholes, paving slabs and other crap that causes issues that can be dangerous instead of targeting a TV icon?
Shame on you council!
i am glad i dont come under the borough of bournemouth cos if my council tax was paying for boring council officials to tackle petty complaints i would be furious. How about sending officials out to check damaged kerbstones, potholes, paving slabs and other crap that causes issues that can be dangerous instead of targeting a TV icon? Shame on you council! speckle01
  • Score: 14

8:17am Wed 20 Nov 13

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
Hope you all will support the campaign for my return I really need that job especially before xmas,i did try and cross my arms,honest :)
I will sign, I don't know about your other pal though
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Hope you all will support the campaign for my return I really need that job especially before xmas,i did try and cross my arms,honest :)[/p][/quote]I will sign, I don't know about your other pal though Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

8:23am Wed 20 Nov 13

speckle01 says...

the council have done a real BUNGLE on this!
the council have done a real BUNGLE on this! speckle01
  • Score: 9

8:31am Wed 20 Nov 13

spryte67 says...

This is also the same person that likes to park his vehicle with large advertising boards outside everyone's house all over the town. This is just another piece of cheap publicity for him.
This is also the same person that likes to park his vehicle with large advertising boards outside everyone's house all over the town. This is just another piece of cheap publicity for him. spryte67
  • Score: 36

8:47am Wed 20 Nov 13

uberbloke says...

Phixer wrote:
If pedestrians cannot see a large yellow dummy then clearly they shouldn't be let out on their own; those pedestrians are a nuisance to the rest of us!
I take it you've gotten in touch with the RNIB to ensure that this happens?
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: If pedestrians cannot see a large yellow dummy then clearly they shouldn't be let out on their own; those pedestrians are a nuisance to the rest of us![/p][/quote]I take it you've gotten in touch with the RNIB to ensure that this happens? uberbloke
  • Score: 12

8:51am Wed 20 Nov 13

nickynoodah says...

Pic above..
Mr Zippy looks looks clean and tidy to me
What the **** is that yellow thing.
please don't say its the attraction.
Pic above.. Mr Zippy looks looks clean and tidy to me What the **** is that yellow thing. please don't say its the attraction. nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

8:57am Wed 20 Nov 13

Baysider says...

Hessenford wrote:
Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.
Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.
Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.
We'll we just don't know how 'vigorously' or otherwise they responded do we? Were they previously warned about it, did they make any attempt to compromise or comply before the notice, were there any trips or falls caused prior to the visit, how much room was left for buggys or mobility scooters or people getting off the bus??? I don't know and neither do you but somehow you've decided that the council should ignore the complaints from the public and send their street wardens(?) off to tackle more 'major' issues instead whatever they may be.

Another case of damned if they do damned if they don't really...
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.[/p][/quote]Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.[/p][/quote]Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.[/p][/quote]We'll we just don't know how 'vigorously' or otherwise they responded do we? Were they previously warned about it, did they make any attempt to compromise or comply before the notice, were there any trips or falls caused prior to the visit, how much room was left for buggys or mobility scooters or people getting off the bus??? I don't know and neither do you but somehow you've decided that the council should ignore the complaints from the public and send their street wardens(?) off to tackle more 'major' issues instead whatever they may be. Another case of damned if they do damned if they don't really... Baysider
  • Score: 4

8:58am Wed 20 Nov 13

Chris the plumber says...

Items like A boards and parked cars are a hazard to pedestrians and need to be removed. A petition on Face book will make no difference and is just a publicity stunt. Just imagine if the council allowed a stuffed "tacky" toy to obstruct the pavement you would not be able to walk down high street without tripping over boards, stock, shelving, freezers and all manner of tack. because all the shops will have to follow suit and the council will be powerless to stop it.. or is the facebook campaign trying to change the law for just one person ..
Items like A boards and parked cars are a hazard to pedestrians and need to be removed. A petition on Face book will make no difference and is just a publicity stunt. Just imagine if the council allowed a stuffed "tacky" toy to obstruct the pavement you would not be able to walk down high street without tripping over boards, stock, shelving, freezers and all manner of tack. because all the shops will have to follow suit and the council will be powerless to stop it.. or is the facebook campaign trying to change the law for just one person .. Chris the plumber
  • Score: 26

9:01am Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Hope you all will support the campaign for my return I really need that job especially before xmas,i did try and cross my arms,honest :)
I will sign, I don't know about your other pal though
He is busy with pantomime rehearsals for Snow White,you can guess which part he is playing cant you :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Hope you all will support the campaign for my return I really need that job especially before xmas,i did try and cross my arms,honest :)[/p][/quote]I will sign, I don't know about your other pal though[/p][/quote]He is busy with pantomime rehearsals for Snow White,you can guess which part he is playing cant you :) retry69
  • Score: 0

9:04am Wed 20 Nov 13

pete woodley says...

It was blocking access from the bus stop to the buses,and blocking a pavement.As others have said he has been causing enough hassle with his advertising vehicles,loves to be the big man.
It was blocking access from the bus stop to the buses,and blocking a pavement.As others have said he has been causing enough hassle with his advertising vehicles,loves to be the big man. pete woodley
  • Score: 23

9:13am Wed 20 Nov 13

Hessenford says...

Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.
Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.
Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.
We'll we just don't know how 'vigorously' or otherwise they responded do we? Were they previously warned about it, did they make any attempt to compromise or comply before the notice, were there any trips or falls caused prior to the visit, how much room was left for buggys or mobility scooters or people getting off the bus??? I don't know and neither do you but somehow you've decided that the council should ignore the complaints from the public and send their street wardens(?) off to tackle more 'major' issues instead whatever they may be.

Another case of damned if they do damned if they don't really...
The pavement is around 8 to 10 feet wide outside this shop, it seems ok for the council to decorate the pavement with wheelie bins every week and the grocers shop a little way down has fruit and veg stacked on the pavement, there's A boards on both sides of the road through Winton and superpets have racking and an A board on the pavement so whats the big deal with Zippy outside this shop, the owner must have upset the council in some way if they have only picked on him.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.[/p][/quote]Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.[/p][/quote]Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.[/p][/quote]We'll we just don't know how 'vigorously' or otherwise they responded do we? Were they previously warned about it, did they make any attempt to compromise or comply before the notice, were there any trips or falls caused prior to the visit, how much room was left for buggys or mobility scooters or people getting off the bus??? I don't know and neither do you but somehow you've decided that the council should ignore the complaints from the public and send their street wardens(?) off to tackle more 'major' issues instead whatever they may be. Another case of damned if they do damned if they don't really...[/p][/quote]The pavement is around 8 to 10 feet wide outside this shop, it seems ok for the council to decorate the pavement with wheelie bins every week and the grocers shop a little way down has fruit and veg stacked on the pavement, there's A boards on both sides of the road through Winton and superpets have racking and an A board on the pavement so whats the big deal with Zippy outside this shop, the owner must have upset the council in some way if they have only picked on him. Hessenford
  • Score: -10

9:13am Wed 20 Nov 13

smhinto says...

Yet another example of how the Council has decended into new depths of bungling absolute stupidity of the highest echelon.
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Then they wonder why people are always criticising them and have a low opinion of their effectiveness.
Yet another example of how the Council has decended into new depths of bungling absolute stupidity of the highest echelon. . Then they wonder why people are always criticising them and have a low opinion of their effectiveness. smhinto
  • Score: -8

9:18am Wed 20 Nov 13

arthur1948 says...

It brightens up boring bland winton....still there's no bad publicity council did his job for him
It brightens up boring bland winton....still there's no bad publicity council did his job for him arthur1948
  • Score: -6

9:27am Wed 20 Nov 13

pete woodley says...

wonder how those backing Zippy would like it if it was placed outside their house,like Phillip Whitelegg says "keep pavements clear
wonder how those backing Zippy would like it if it was placed outside their house,like Phillip Whitelegg says "keep pavements clear pete woodley
  • Score: 9

9:36am Wed 20 Nov 13

Oldcastle says...

Where would we be if all businesses decided to place random objects on the pavement in the name of advertising? I agree with the council in this instance. The pavement doesn't belong to this business, they should remove their doll - which I consider an eyesore - immediately.
Where would we be if all businesses decided to place random objects on the pavement in the name of advertising? I agree with the council in this instance. The pavement doesn't belong to this business, they should remove their doll - which I consider an eyesore - immediately. Oldcastle
  • Score: 21

9:36am Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Hope you all will support the campaign for my return I really need that job especially before xmas,i did try and cross my arms,honest :)
I will sign, I don't know about your other pal though
Just noticed "your other pal" meaning I have more than one,thats made my day thank you :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Hope you all will support the campaign for my return I really need that job especially before xmas,i did try and cross my arms,honest :)[/p][/quote]I will sign, I don't know about your other pal though[/p][/quote]Just noticed "your other pal" meaning I have more than one,thats made my day thank you :) retry69
  • Score: -3

9:39am Wed 20 Nov 13

nickynoodah says...

If that yellow thing was riding a bike on pavement in dark with no brakes and no lights and no bell
now that would be dangerous.
If that yellow thing was riding a bike on pavement in dark with no brakes and no lights and no bell now that would be dangerous. nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

9:57am Wed 20 Nov 13

Solentcherry says...

Big yellow dummy on the pavement , - ' covered under the Highways Act ' don't you know, get it shifted lad, or else.
Groups of Travellers vehicles parking where they should or shouldn't. .?
Ermmmm......
Big yellow dummy on the pavement , - ' covered under the Highways Act ' don't you know, get it shifted lad, or else. Groups of Travellers vehicles parking where they should or shouldn't. .? Ermmmm...... Solentcherry
  • Score: 13

10:08am Wed 20 Nov 13

MSAkehurst says...

Does anybody have the facebook link for this campaign as I want to get on board. I lived in Winton as a student and visit the area often. Zippy is a unique, humorous mascot brightening up a somewhat dull Winton.
Does anybody have the facebook link for this campaign as I want to get on board. I lived in Winton as a student and visit the area often. Zippy is a unique, humorous mascot brightening up a somewhat dull Winton. MSAkehurst
  • Score: -8

10:17am Wed 20 Nov 13

Marty Caine UKIP says...

A usual case of damned if you do, damned if you don't. If the council received complaints about it and they acted on it then surely they were simply doing their job, imagine the moans and groans if they had not done anything.

Was it contravening highway laws, yes. So the council was right to tell them to remove it and this non-story should never really have been printed.
A usual case of damned if you do, damned if you don't. If the council received complaints about it and they acted on it then surely they were simply doing their job, imagine the moans and groans if they had not done anything. Was it contravening highway laws, yes. So the council was right to tell them to remove it and this non-story should never really have been printed. Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 9

10:26am Wed 20 Nov 13

mikey2gorgeous says...

I guess none of the people here saying it's an over-reaction have had to spend much time waiting for a bus in the rain? This is a very well-used bus-stop and this ridiculous piece of tat was taking up around 1/6 of the total shelter.
I guess none of the people here saying it's an over-reaction have had to spend much time waiting for a bus in the rain? This is a very well-used bus-stop and this ridiculous piece of tat was taking up around 1/6 of the total shelter. mikey2gorgeous
  • Score: 14

10:29am Wed 20 Nov 13

live-and-let-live says...

lets keep the town dull and lifeless shall we?. that will give shoppers added incentive to shop elsewhere. miserable morons
.maybe a ten foot barrier around mr Zippy will make it ok just like they do with the christmas trees.
lets keep the town dull and lifeless shall we?. that will give shoppers added incentive to shop elsewhere. miserable morons .maybe a ten foot barrier around mr Zippy will make it ok just like they do with the christmas trees. live-and-let-live
  • Score: -8

10:58am Wed 20 Nov 13

Frank28 says...

If Mr Zippy is on a Highway instead of private property, then he has to be removed. The owner should be mindful that if he gets blown over in the wind and someone then trips over him and injures themselves, the business owner has unlimited liability, and can be sued for damages. There are people who make a good living by contriving such 'accidents'.
If Mr Zippy is on a Highway instead of private property, then he has to be removed. The owner should be mindful that if he gets blown over in the wind and someone then trips over him and injures themselves, the business owner has unlimited liability, and can be sued for damages. There are people who make a good living by contriving such 'accidents'. Frank28
  • Score: 8

10:59am Wed 20 Nov 13

canfordcherry says...

Hessenford wrote:
Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.
Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.
Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.
Perhaps if we put Rainbow related dolls on all the travellers vehicles at next years invasion they will deal with them as promptly!
Alternatively put the doll up for election at the next opportunity, I think he may be elected on the back of some councillors representations this past year.
MR. ZIPPY FOR MAYOR!!!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.[/p][/quote]Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.[/p][/quote]Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.[/p][/quote]Perhaps if we put Rainbow related dolls on all the travellers vehicles at next years invasion they will deal with them as promptly! Alternatively put the doll up for election at the next opportunity, I think he may be elected on the back of some councillors representations this past year. MR. ZIPPY FOR MAYOR!!! canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

11:22am Wed 20 Nov 13

BmthNewshound says...

And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council.
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Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .
And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council. . Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? . BmthNewshound
  • Score: 2

11:26am Wed 20 Nov 13

nickynoodah says...

The Yellow Peril
The Yellow Peril nickynoodah
  • Score: -4

11:34am Wed 20 Nov 13

pete woodley says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council.
.
Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .
Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council. . Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .[/p][/quote]Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

1:01pm Wed 20 Nov 13

tommytoyou says...

speckle01 wrote:
i am glad i dont come under the borough of bournemouth cos if my council tax was paying for boring council officials to tackle petty complaints i would be furious. How about sending officials out to check damaged kerbstones, potholes, paving slabs and other crap that causes issues that can be dangerous instead of targeting a TV icon?
Shame on you council!
Yes, shame on them. Because if they ignored complaints and just let people break the rules I'm sure you would be full of praise for them.
[quote][p][bold]speckle01[/bold] wrote: i am glad i dont come under the borough of bournemouth cos if my council tax was paying for boring council officials to tackle petty complaints i would be furious. How about sending officials out to check damaged kerbstones, potholes, paving slabs and other crap that causes issues that can be dangerous instead of targeting a TV icon? Shame on you council![/p][/quote]Yes, shame on them. Because if they ignored complaints and just let people break the rules I'm sure you would be full of praise for them. tommytoyou
  • Score: 6

1:11pm Wed 20 Nov 13

canfordcherry says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council.
.
Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .
They are being 'zippyist' surely? Any solicitors want to make some money defending him?
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council. . Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .[/p][/quote]They are being 'zippyist' surely? Any solicitors want to make some money defending him? canfordcherry
  • Score: -2

1:45pm Wed 20 Nov 13

cherrygood says...

smhinto wrote:
Yet another example of how the Council has decended into new depths of bungling absolute stupidity of the highest echelon. . Then they wonder why people are always criticising them and have a low opinion of their effectiveness.
You talk absolute garbage on Cherries articles now you are spouting drivel on general matters, shame on you.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Yet another example of how the Council has decended into new depths of bungling absolute stupidity of the highest echelon. . Then they wonder why people are always criticising them and have a low opinion of their effectiveness.[/p][/quote]You talk absolute garbage on Cherries articles now you are spouting drivel on general matters, shame on you. cherrygood
  • Score: 1

2:01pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

cherrygood wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Yet another example of how the Council has decended into new depths of bungling absolute stupidity of the highest echelon. . Then they wonder why people are always criticising them and have a low opinion of their effectiveness.
You talk absolute garbage on Cherries articles now you are spouting drivel on general matters, shame on you.
I have to agree, being a tireless campaigner in trying to keep the football fraternity from commenting on here among us "normal" commenters, you make a very valid point because as we all know football supporters have completely different way of thinking ;)
[quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Yet another example of how the Council has decended into new depths of bungling absolute stupidity of the highest echelon. . Then they wonder why people are always criticising them and have a low opinion of their effectiveness.[/p][/quote]You talk absolute garbage on Cherries articles now you are spouting drivel on general matters, shame on you.[/p][/quote]I have to agree, being a tireless campaigner in trying to keep the football fraternity from commenting on here among us "normal" commenters, you make a very valid point because as we all know football supporters have completely different way of thinking ;) retry69
  • Score: 2

2:02pm Wed 20 Nov 13

nickynoodah says...

Just look at that yellow things face above
It wants breathalysing
and/or rehab
Just look at that yellow things face above It wants breathalysing and/or rehab nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

2:03pm Wed 20 Nov 13

muscliffman says...

Hessenford wrote:
Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.
Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.
Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.
But it was sitting there by the road doing absolutely nothing and wearing yellow high-viz colour so the pointless pen pusher at the Town Hall probably thought it was one of their own jobsworth Council colleagues - who was just having a very well paid snooze!

3...2...1...over to you Bayzee!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.[/p][/quote]Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.[/p][/quote]Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.[/p][/quote]But it was sitting there by the road doing absolutely nothing and wearing yellow high-viz colour so the pointless pen pusher at the Town Hall probably thought it was one of their own jobsworth Council colleagues - who was just having a very well paid snooze! 3...2...1...over to you Bayzee! muscliffman
  • Score: -3

2:05pm Wed 20 Nov 13

muscliffman says...

pete woodley wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council.
.
Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .
Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.
Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council. . Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .[/p][/quote]Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.[/p][/quote]Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues! muscliffman
  • Score: -1

2:14pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

muscliffman wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council.
.
Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .
Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.
Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues!
UH! whatever is the matter with you lack of pc on two threads now.But come on what a load of nonsense this is,i mean I know I repeatedly have a go at the serial moaner and groaners of Bournemouth but this is just getting out of hand, for goodness sake what are the residents coming to.Ive asked the boss if I can leave early and I will be on my way back down the M27 and I will don a Pudsey costume and sit in the same place as zippy and see what reaction I get.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council. . Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .[/p][/quote]Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.[/p][/quote]Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues![/p][/quote]UH! whatever is the matter with you lack of pc on two threads now.But come on what a load of nonsense this is,i mean I know I repeatedly have a go at the serial moaner and groaners of Bournemouth but this is just getting out of hand, for goodness sake what are the residents coming to.Ive asked the boss if I can leave early and I will be on my way back down the M27 and I will don a Pudsey costume and sit in the same place as zippy and see what reaction I get. retry69
  • Score: 2

2:28pm Wed 20 Nov 13

InkZ says...

As much as I like to bash the council with the cool kids, that Mr Zippy looks crap and is blatantly in the middle of a bus stop.
As much as I like to bash the council with the cool kids, that Mr Zippy looks crap and is blatantly in the middle of a bus stop. InkZ
  • Score: 6

2:34pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

pete woodley wrote:
wonder how those backing Zippy would like it if it was placed outside their house,like Phillip Whitelegg says "keep pavements clear
He is quite welcome to sit outside my house and with you as company also :)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: wonder how those backing Zippy would like it if it was placed outside their house,like Phillip Whitelegg says "keep pavements clear[/p][/quote]He is quite welcome to sit outside my house and with you as company also :) retry69
  • Score: 3

2:37pm Wed 20 Nov 13

pete woodley says...

InkZ wrote:
As much as I like to bash the council with the cool kids, that Mr Zippy looks crap and is blatantly in the middle of a bus stop.
It is,and blocking use of bus stop and pavement,but bully boy phones the Echo to get free publicity.If he gets away with it,then others can go and stick what they like all over the place.Dont give in to bullies.
[quote][p][bold]InkZ[/bold] wrote: As much as I like to bash the council with the cool kids, that Mr Zippy looks crap and is blatantly in the middle of a bus stop.[/p][/quote]It is,and blocking use of bus stop and pavement,but bully boy phones the Echo to get free publicity.If he gets away with it,then others can go and stick what they like all over the place.Dont give in to bullies. pete woodley
  • Score: 5

2:45pm Wed 20 Nov 13

muscliffman says...

retry69 wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council.
.
Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .
Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.
Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues!
UH! whatever is the matter with you lack of pc on two threads now.But come on what a load of nonsense this is,i mean I know I repeatedly have a go at the serial moaner and groaners of Bournemouth but this is just getting out of hand, for goodness sake what are the residents coming to.Ive asked the boss if I can leave early and I will be on my way back down the M27 and I will don a Pudsey costume and sit in the same place as zippy and see what reaction I get.
'Not PC'? Perhaps standing in the way on a busy pavement trying to illegally sell people things they don't want in words they cannot understand is what is termed being 'not PC' is it?
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council. . Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .[/p][/quote]Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.[/p][/quote]Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues![/p][/quote]UH! whatever is the matter with you lack of pc on two threads now.But come on what a load of nonsense this is,i mean I know I repeatedly have a go at the serial moaner and groaners of Bournemouth but this is just getting out of hand, for goodness sake what are the residents coming to.Ive asked the boss if I can leave early and I will be on my way back down the M27 and I will don a Pudsey costume and sit in the same place as zippy and see what reaction I get.[/p][/quote]'Not PC'? Perhaps standing in the way on a busy pavement trying to illegally sell people things they don't want in words they cannot understand is what is termed being 'not PC' is it? muscliffman
  • Score: -2

2:55pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

muscliffman wrote:
retry69 wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council.
.
Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .
Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.
Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues!
UH! whatever is the matter with you lack of pc on two threads now.But come on what a load of nonsense this is,i mean I know I repeatedly have a go at the serial moaner and groaners of Bournemouth but this is just getting out of hand, for goodness sake what are the residents coming to.Ive asked the boss if I can leave early and I will be on my way back down the M27 and I will don a Pudsey costume and sit in the same place as zippy and see what reaction I get.
'Not PC'? Perhaps standing in the way on a busy pavement trying to illegally sell people things they don't want in words they cannot understand is what is termed being 'not PC' is it?
YES and pray what has someone tried selling you illegally in Winton lately ?and don't say a blackboard because I have already chastised you for saying that on other story (which is not about old tom muscliffmans schooldays by the way) come on tell us :)
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council. . Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .[/p][/quote]Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.[/p][/quote]Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues![/p][/quote]UH! whatever is the matter with you lack of pc on two threads now.But come on what a load of nonsense this is,i mean I know I repeatedly have a go at the serial moaner and groaners of Bournemouth but this is just getting out of hand, for goodness sake what are the residents coming to.Ive asked the boss if I can leave early and I will be on my way back down the M27 and I will don a Pudsey costume and sit in the same place as zippy and see what reaction I get.[/p][/quote]'Not PC'? Perhaps standing in the way on a busy pavement trying to illegally sell people things they don't want in words they cannot understand is what is termed being 'not PC' is it?[/p][/quote]YES and pray what has someone tried selling you illegally in Winton lately ?and don't say a blackboard because I have already chastised you for saying that on other story (which is not about old tom muscliffmans schooldays by the way) come on tell us :) retry69
  • Score: 0

2:57pm Wed 20 Nov 13

pete woodley says...

retry69 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
wonder how those backing Zippy would like it if it was placed outside their house,like Phillip Whitelegg says "keep pavements clear
He is quite welcome to sit outside my house and with you as company also :)
Sorry, its too cold,and he is not my type.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: wonder how those backing Zippy would like it if it was placed outside their house,like Phillip Whitelegg says "keep pavements clear[/p][/quote]He is quite welcome to sit outside my house and with you as company also :)[/p][/quote]Sorry, its too cold,and he is not my type. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

3:03pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
wonder how those backing Zippy would like it if it was placed outside their house,like Phillip Whitelegg says "keep pavements clear
He is quite welcome to sit outside my house and with you as company also :)
Sorry, its too cold,and he is not my type.
Hey while I got your attention I notice those spam ads have disappeared since you applied,good work Pete :)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: wonder how those backing Zippy would like it if it was placed outside their house,like Phillip Whitelegg says "keep pavements clear[/p][/quote]He is quite welcome to sit outside my house and with you as company also :)[/p][/quote]Sorry, its too cold,and he is not my type.[/p][/quote]Hey while I got your attention I notice those spam ads have disappeared since you applied,good work Pete :) retry69
  • Score: 2

3:08pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

Of course we do not know who complained about zippy, the wording may lead us to believe it was the general public,it was probably a fellow shopkeeper with pangs of jealousy because someone got more original business ideas than themselves.One person has benefited from this and of course that's Mr Old as it looks as though he will get mentioned on the regional news,cant knock him for that :)
Of course we do not know who complained about zippy, the wording may lead us to believe it was the general public,it was probably a fellow shopkeeper with pangs of jealousy because someone got more original business ideas than themselves.One person has benefited from this and of course that's Mr Old as it looks as though he will get mentioned on the regional news,cant knock him for that :) retry69
  • Score: -4

3:12pm Wed 20 Nov 13

Baysider says...

muscliffman wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.
Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.
Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.
But it was sitting there by the road doing absolutely nothing and wearing yellow high-viz colour so the pointless pen pusher at the Town Hall probably thought it was one of their own jobsworth Council colleagues - who was just having a very well paid snooze!

3...2...1...over to you Bayzee!
Could somebody let Muscliff know we've found their idiot please...
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.[/p][/quote]Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.[/p][/quote]Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.[/p][/quote]But it was sitting there by the road doing absolutely nothing and wearing yellow high-viz colour so the pointless pen pusher at the Town Hall probably thought it was one of their own jobsworth Council colleagues - who was just having a very well paid snooze! 3...2...1...over to you Bayzee![/p][/quote]Could somebody let Muscliff know we've found their idiot please... Baysider
  • Score: 0

3:13pm Wed 20 Nov 13

smhinto says...

retry69 wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
smhinto wrote: Yet another example of how the Council has decended into new depths of bungling absolute stupidity of the highest echelon. . Then they wonder why people are always criticising them and have a low opinion of their effectiveness.
You talk absolute garbage on Cherries articles now you are spouting drivel on general matters, shame on you.
I have to agree, being a tireless campaigner in trying to keep the football fraternity from commenting on here among us "normal" commenters, you make a very valid point because as we all know football supporters have completely different way of thinking ;)
Drivel is it ? Then I assume that you agree with the Councils stupid decision on this matter ?
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Yet another example of how the Council has decended into new depths of bungling absolute stupidity of the highest echelon. . Then they wonder why people are always criticising them and have a low opinion of their effectiveness.[/p][/quote]You talk absolute garbage on Cherries articles now you are spouting drivel on general matters, shame on you.[/p][/quote]I have to agree, being a tireless campaigner in trying to keep the football fraternity from commenting on here among us "normal" commenters, you make a very valid point because as we all know football supporters have completely different way of thinking ;)[/p][/quote]Drivel is it ? Then I assume that you agree with the Councils stupid decision on this matter ? smhinto
  • Score: -4

3:15pm Wed 20 Nov 13

muscliffman says...

retry69 wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
retry69 wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council.
.
Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .
Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.
Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues!
UH! whatever is the matter with you lack of pc on two threads now.But come on what a load of nonsense this is,i mean I know I repeatedly have a go at the serial moaner and groaners of Bournemouth but this is just getting out of hand, for goodness sake what are the residents coming to.Ive asked the boss if I can leave early and I will be on my way back down the M27 and I will don a Pudsey costume and sit in the same place as zippy and see what reaction I get.
'Not PC'? Perhaps standing in the way on a busy pavement trying to illegally sell people things they don't want in words they cannot understand is what is termed being 'not PC' is it?
YES and pray what has someone tried selling you illegally in Winton lately ?and don't say a blackboard because I have already chastised you for saying that on other story (which is not about old tom muscliffmans schooldays by the way) come on tell us :)
Magazines, dodgy CDs and DVDs, and on far more than one occasion - OK?

On topic seriously, I do actually agree with the Council on this, we cannot have shop sign anarchy on the pavements. It is just unfortunate that those folk trying to actually create wealth in business are subject to rules applied by those who only absorb it - lots of it!
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council. . Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .[/p][/quote]Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.[/p][/quote]Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues![/p][/quote]UH! whatever is the matter with you lack of pc on two threads now.But come on what a load of nonsense this is,i mean I know I repeatedly have a go at the serial moaner and groaners of Bournemouth but this is just getting out of hand, for goodness sake what are the residents coming to.Ive asked the boss if I can leave early and I will be on my way back down the M27 and I will don a Pudsey costume and sit in the same place as zippy and see what reaction I get.[/p][/quote]'Not PC'? Perhaps standing in the way on a busy pavement trying to illegally sell people things they don't want in words they cannot understand is what is termed being 'not PC' is it?[/p][/quote]YES and pray what has someone tried selling you illegally in Winton lately ?and don't say a blackboard because I have already chastised you for saying that on other story (which is not about old tom muscliffmans schooldays by the way) come on tell us :)[/p][/quote]Magazines, dodgy CDs and DVDs, and on far more than one occasion - OK? On topic seriously, I do actually agree with the Council on this, we cannot have shop sign anarchy on the pavements. It is just unfortunate that those folk trying to actually create wealth in business are subject to rules applied by those who only absorb it - lots of it! muscliffman
  • Score: 2

3:30pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

muscliffman wrote:
retry69 wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
retry69 wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council.
.
Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .
Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.
Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues!
UH! whatever is the matter with you lack of pc on two threads now.But come on what a load of nonsense this is,i mean I know I repeatedly have a go at the serial moaner and groaners of Bournemouth but this is just getting out of hand, for goodness sake what are the residents coming to.Ive asked the boss if I can leave early and I will be on my way back down the M27 and I will don a Pudsey costume and sit in the same place as zippy and see what reaction I get.
'Not PC'? Perhaps standing in the way on a busy pavement trying to illegally sell people things they don't want in words they cannot understand is what is termed being 'not PC' is it?
YES and pray what has someone tried selling you illegally in Winton lately ?and don't say a blackboard because I have already chastised you for saying that on other story (which is not about old tom muscliffmans schooldays by the way) come on tell us :)
Magazines, dodgy CDs and DVDs, and on far more than one occasion - OK?

On topic seriously, I do actually agree with the Council on this, we cannot have shop sign anarchy on the pavements. It is just unfortunate that those folk trying to actually create wealth in business are subject to rules applied by those who only absorb it - lots of it!
Nope cant take you seriously, you had me for a minute believing that someone tried to sell you something but including "I do actually agree with the council on this" tripped you up my friend,that has and never will happen so try again.The guy had a original idea it dwarfs any ideas of his surrounding shopkeepers they are jealous so they sent the heavies in,if my memory serves b me right (that will be another first) wasn't there a similar incident about a deckchair further down the road towards Moordown :)
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: And this weeks jobsworth award goes to Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth Council. . Walk along Wimborne Road and a lot of shops have A boards and other obstacles causing much more of an obstruction - The butchers shop down the road sticks a dirty big fridge outside their shop, The Greengrocers obstructs the pavement with displays of fruit and veg, Lidl has a very large A-board right next to the pedestrian crossing, so why pick on Mr Zippy ? .[/p][/quote]Mr Hotchkiss was right,lets see more pavement obstructions removed.far too manyin winton.[/p][/quote]Yes and most of them speak in Eastern European tongues![/p][/quote]UH! whatever is the matter with you lack of pc on two threads now.But come on what a load of nonsense this is,i mean I know I repeatedly have a go at the serial moaner and groaners of Bournemouth but this is just getting out of hand, for goodness sake what are the residents coming to.Ive asked the boss if I can leave early and I will be on my way back down the M27 and I will don a Pudsey costume and sit in the same place as zippy and see what reaction I get.[/p][/quote]'Not PC'? Perhaps standing in the way on a busy pavement trying to illegally sell people things they don't want in words they cannot understand is what is termed being 'not PC' is it?[/p][/quote]YES and pray what has someone tried selling you illegally in Winton lately ?and don't say a blackboard because I have already chastised you for saying that on other story (which is not about old tom muscliffmans schooldays by the way) come on tell us :)[/p][/quote]Magazines, dodgy CDs and DVDs, and on far more than one occasion - OK? On topic seriously, I do actually agree with the Council on this, we cannot have shop sign anarchy on the pavements. It is just unfortunate that those folk trying to actually create wealth in business are subject to rules applied by those who only absorb it - lots of it![/p][/quote]Nope cant take you seriously, you had me for a minute believing that someone tried to sell you something but including "I do actually agree with the council on this" tripped you up my friend,that has and never will happen so try again.The guy had a original idea it dwarfs any ideas of his surrounding shopkeepers they are jealous so they sent the heavies in,if my memory serves b me right (that will be another first) wasn't there a similar incident about a deckchair further down the road towards Moordown :) retry69
  • Score: 0

3:35pm Wed 20 Nov 13

nickynoodah says...

its a frog
its a frog nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

4:42pm Wed 20 Nov 13

utciad says...

Hessenford wrote:
Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.
Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.
Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.
We'll we just don't know how 'vigorously' or otherwise they responded do we? Were they previously warned about it, did they make any attempt to compromise or comply before the notice, were there any trips or falls caused prior to the visit, how much room was left for buggys or mobility scooters or people getting off the bus??? I don't know and neither do you but somehow you've decided that the council should ignore the complaints from the public and send their street wardens(?) off to tackle more 'major' issues instead whatever they may be.

Another case of damned if they do damned if they don't really...
The pavement is around 8 to 10 feet wide outside this shop, it seems ok for the council to decorate the pavement with wheelie bins every week and the grocers shop a little way down has fruit and veg stacked on the pavement, there's A boards on both sides of the road through Winton and superpets have racking and an A board on the pavement so whats the big deal with Zippy outside this shop, the owner must have upset the council in some way if they have only picked on him.
Correction the 'doll' is NOT technically outside the shop, because he is across the pavement on the bus stop, which is adjacent to the shop...
All the other shops mentioned have their items against the shop front, NOT 8 feet away on the pavement edge...
Might help if you got your facts right...
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Shows where council priorities lie in the area, more actions from pen pushing jobs worth's.[/p][/quote]Yawn...or alternatively they responded in view of the complaints (plural) that they had received from the public to ask the owners of the business to stop blocking the highway with their tacky, tatty doll? Reading beteeen the lines it sounds to me that they were acting reasonably but the owners kicked off resulting in them taking more formal action but you crack on with your constant council bashing just as the Echo wants you to.[/p][/quote]Funny how they respond to what I would call a very minor complaint so vigorously but don't respond to more major issues with the same enthusiasm.[/p][/quote]We'll we just don't know how 'vigorously' or otherwise they responded do we? Were they previously warned about it, did they make any attempt to compromise or comply before the notice, were there any trips or falls caused prior to the visit, how much room was left for buggys or mobility scooters or people getting off the bus??? I don't know and neither do you but somehow you've decided that the council should ignore the complaints from the public and send their street wardens(?) off to tackle more 'major' issues instead whatever they may be. Another case of damned if they do damned if they don't really...[/p][/quote]The pavement is around 8 to 10 feet wide outside this shop, it seems ok for the council to decorate the pavement with wheelie bins every week and the grocers shop a little way down has fruit and veg stacked on the pavement, there's A boards on both sides of the road through Winton and superpets have racking and an A board on the pavement so whats the big deal with Zippy outside this shop, the owner must have upset the council in some way if they have only picked on him.[/p][/quote]Correction the 'doll' is NOT technically outside the shop, because he is across the pavement on the bus stop, which is adjacent to the shop... All the other shops mentioned have their items against the shop front, NOT 8 feet away on the pavement edge... Might help if you got your facts right... utciad
  • Score: 5

4:54pm Wed 20 Nov 13

pete woodley says...

In fact those waiting to get on the bus had to walk around it to get on bus,how ridiculous is that.Well said UTCIAD.
In fact those waiting to get on the bus had to walk around it to get on bus,how ridiculous is that.Well said UTCIAD. pete woodley
  • Score: 5

5:09pm Wed 20 Nov 13

SeafaringMan says...

"‘Save Mr Zippy’ – bungle-ing council chiefs threaten to impound ‘hazardous’ doll".
Is 'bungle-ing' a new extreme sport dreamed up by Bournemouth Council to replase the extreme surf that they created with the so-called 'surf reef'?
"‘Save Mr Zippy’ – bungle-ing council chiefs threaten to impound ‘hazardous’ doll". Is 'bungle-ing' a new extreme sport dreamed up by Bournemouth Council to replase the extreme surf that they created with the so-called 'surf reef'? SeafaringMan
  • Score: -1

5:12pm Wed 20 Nov 13

MrPitiful says...

I've seen this thing in Winton now I come to think of it.

It just sits there, communicating to nobody, goggle-eyed & open-mouthed.

Nobody wants to sit next to it and other than serving a hunger for publicity, it hasn't got much purpose at all. In fact, everyone just wants it out of the way!

And apparently, it cost a fortune.

It would make a great local councillor.
I've seen this thing in Winton now I come to think of it. It just sits there, communicating to nobody, goggle-eyed & open-mouthed. Nobody wants to sit next to it and other than serving a hunger for publicity, it hasn't got much purpose at all. In fact, everyone just wants it out of the way! And apparently, it cost a fortune. It would make a great local councillor. MrPitiful
  • Score: 3

5:14pm Wed 20 Nov 13

Winton boy says...

The same company that dumps an old Transit van on verges throughout Bournemouth and Poole to advertise their shop. They need to learn professional marketing techniques.
The same company that dumps an old Transit van on verges throughout Bournemouth and Poole to advertise their shop. They need to learn professional marketing techniques. Winton boy
  • Score: 3

5:20pm Wed 20 Nov 13

nickynoodah says...

It often jumps on the bus
It got on a bus last Saturday, the driver dropped it off outside the dry cleaners
its lovely and clean now its got a bus pass you know
It often jumps on the bus It got on a bus last Saturday, the driver dropped it off outside the dry cleaners its lovely and clean now its got a bus pass you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -5

5:28pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

pete woodley wrote:
In fact those waiting to get on the bus had to walk around it to get on bus,how ridiculous is that.Well said UTCIAD.
These football supporters just cant help coming over aggressive,why is that ? :)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: In fact those waiting to get on the bus had to walk around it to get on bus,how ridiculous is that.Well said UTCIAD.[/p][/quote]These football supporters just cant help coming over aggressive,why is that ? :) retry69
  • Score: 0

5:40pm Wed 20 Nov 13

pete woodley says...

Retry69,i am beginning to wonder if you are a Zip customer, he must have some to pay for all the big Echo ads,free publicity included,of course the Echo will look after him.
Retry69,i am beginning to wonder if you are a Zip customer, he must have some to pay for all the big Echo ads,free publicity included,of course the Echo will look after him. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

6:21pm Wed 20 Nov 13

nigelperkins says...

being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown.
..

so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left.....

here (mexico) todays headlines read :
undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group)
.....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice)
.....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive...
....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow.......
....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes

so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop.....

please .....
being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown. .. so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left..... here (mexico) todays headlines read : undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group) .....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice) .....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive... ....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow....... ....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop..... please ..... nigelperkins
  • Score: 2

6:26pm Wed 20 Nov 13

corozin says...

"Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth council, said they received complaints about Mr Zippy “causing an obstruction”"

Produce those complaints. I dare you.
"Robert Hotchkiss, Senior Civil Enforcement Officer at Bournemouth council, said they received complaints about Mr Zippy “causing an obstruction”" Produce those complaints. I dare you. corozin
  • Score: -1

6:31pm Wed 20 Nov 13

nigelperkins says...

pete woodley wrote:
In fact those waiting to get on the bus had to walk around it to get on bus,how ridiculous is that.Well said UTCIAD.
so really **** ridiculous that tonight i may not sleep .....pete sorry mate but retry69s got you summed up..............
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: In fact those waiting to get on the bus had to walk around it to get on bus,how ridiculous is that.Well said UTCIAD.[/p][/quote]so really **** ridiculous that tonight i may not sleep .....pete sorry mate but retry69s got you summed up.............. nigelperkins
  • Score: 1

6:41pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

pete woodley wrote:
Retry69,i am beginning to wonder if you are a Zip customer, he must have some to pay for all the big Echo ads,free publicity included,of course the Echo will look after him.
You are absolutely oozing with jealousy the mans used some initiative in promoting his business,the council should employ him at least his ideas seem to work OOPS :)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Retry69,i am beginning to wonder if you are a Zip customer, he must have some to pay for all the big Echo ads,free publicity included,of course the Echo will look after him.[/p][/quote]You are absolutely oozing with jealousy the mans used some initiative in promoting his business,the council should employ him at least his ideas seem to work OOPS :) retry69
  • Score: -1

6:44pm Wed 20 Nov 13

nickynoodah says...

Two cheeks off the same behind ROLF
Two cheeks off the same behind ROLF nickynoodah
  • Score: 1

6:47pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Two cheeks off the same behind ROLF
ROLF ? what happened to GEORGE ? :)
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Two cheeks off the same behind ROLF[/p][/quote]ROLF ? what happened to GEORGE ? :) retry69
  • Score: -3

7:18pm Wed 20 Nov 13

nigelperkins says...

retry69 wrote:
pete woodley wrote: Retry69,i am beginning to wonder if you are a Zip customer, he must have some to pay for all the big Echo ads,free publicity included,of course the Echo will look after him.
You are absolutely oozing with jealousy the mans used some initiative in promoting his business,the council should employ him at least his ideas seem to work OOPS :)
petes uptight and gave ya thumb......10..nil to retry69
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Retry69,i am beginning to wonder if you are a Zip customer, he must have some to pay for all the big Echo ads,free publicity included,of course the Echo will look after him.[/p][/quote]You are absolutely oozing with jealousy the mans used some initiative in promoting his business,the council should employ him at least his ideas seem to work OOPS :)[/p][/quote]petes uptight and gave ya thumb......10..nil to retry69 nigelperkins
  • Score: 0

7:30pm Wed 20 Nov 13

pete woodley says...

Come off it Nigel,i do not pick on old codgers.i might have played football against him when i was a kid.
Come off it Nigel,i do not pick on old codgers.i might have played football against him when i was a kid. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Wed 20 Nov 13

retry69 says...

nigelperkins wrote:
being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown.

..

so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left.....

here (mexico) todays headlines read :
undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group)
.....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice)
.....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive...
....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow.......
....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes

so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop.....

please .....
Are you working for the Mexican Tourist Board ? if you are you may want to change tact a wee bit I think perhaps a little re-training wouldn't go a miss and WTF made you move to Mexico,was it out of choice ? :)
[quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown. .. so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left..... here (mexico) todays headlines read : undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group) .....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice) .....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive... ....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow....... ....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop..... please .....[/p][/quote]Are you working for the Mexican Tourist Board ? if you are you may want to change tact a wee bit I think perhaps a little re-training wouldn't go a miss and WTF made you move to Mexico,was it out of choice ? :) retry69
  • Score: 4

11:51pm Wed 20 Nov 13

AnastasiaB says...

Words fail me. Good publicity for zipyard and I agree that their vehicles parked around the town are both distracting and unsightly.
Words fail me. Good publicity for zipyard and I agree that their vehicles parked around the town are both distracting and unsightly. AnastasiaB
  • Score: 3

3:23am Thu 21 Nov 13

transitman68 says...

Poor Zippy. It isn't his fault. I fail to see who could possibly be injured by walking into him, surely he's big and cuddly enough to break their fall anyway? Bournemouth council go do what we pay you to do and fix the potholes please, they can actually do damage. A cuddly toy can't.
Poor Zippy. It isn't his fault. I fail to see who could possibly be injured by walking into him, surely he's big and cuddly enough to break their fall anyway? Bournemouth council go do what we pay you to do and fix the potholes please, they can actually do damage. A cuddly toy can't. transitman68
  • Score: -2

11:13am Thu 21 Nov 13

madras says...

Mr Zippy looks to me as though he has had one too many!
Mr Zippy looks to me as though he has had one too many! madras
  • Score: -1

6:29pm Thu 21 Nov 13

nigelperkins says...

retry69 wrote:
nigelperkins wrote: being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown. .. so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left..... here (mexico) todays headlines read : undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group) .....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice) .....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive... ....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow....... ....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop..... please .....
Are you working for the Mexican Tourist Board ? if you are you may want to change tact a wee bit I think perhaps a little re-training wouldn't go a miss and WTF made you move to Mexico,was it out of choice ? :)
no it was a then 22 year old sexy mexy student that became my wife....and still is.............hones
tly retry maybe you think im mad with all the delinquincy here.....but saying that ...im my own boss in everyway...we dont have councils and pathetic laws like in u.k...my wages are ..100% mine.....we dont do tax and nat.ins and cover for this n that....i sold my house in bradpole road 10 years ago for 185000 pounds....came here bought land 1.5 acres...built a large 3 bed house within.....water comes from well ....electric self produced(solar)..pol
l tax ..none..i have 2 house helpers...cleaner and cook..petrol cheap ...people are friendly yes friendly..spark a conversation with a brit and they look you up and down and think your going to do someting to them.....in the u.k i woke and first thoughts were ...pure worry to get through the month financially...
im fortunate enough now to stop work if i wanted...im 41...i have a small jewellry shop and a small hardware/building shop run with staff , i pop in now and again.....
as long as i dont do dodgy things with dodgy people life here is bliss....
i would honestly recomend to anyone able to leave u.k to do it........
i see it basically as your owned in the u.k and u.k law works against everyone.........don
t want to come across as all fluffy ,happy,i know best, but i lived and tasted a different life and i know where im best off.....oh thats why im here!
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown. .. so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left..... here (mexico) todays headlines read : undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group) .....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice) .....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive... ....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow....... ....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop..... please .....[/p][/quote]Are you working for the Mexican Tourist Board ? if you are you may want to change tact a wee bit I think perhaps a little re-training wouldn't go a miss and WTF made you move to Mexico,was it out of choice ? :)[/p][/quote]no it was a then 22 year old sexy mexy student that became my wife....and still is.............hones tly retry maybe you think im mad with all the delinquincy here.....but saying that ...im my own boss in everyway...we dont have councils and pathetic laws like in u.k...my wages are ..100% mine.....we dont do tax and nat.ins and cover for this n that....i sold my house in bradpole road 10 years ago for 185000 pounds....came here bought land 1.5 acres...built a large 3 bed house within.....water comes from well ....electric self produced(solar)..pol l tax ..none..i have 2 house helpers...cleaner and cook..petrol cheap ...people are friendly yes friendly..spark a conversation with a brit and they look you up and down and think your going to do someting to them.....in the u.k i woke and first thoughts were ...pure worry to get through the month financially... im fortunate enough now to stop work if i wanted...im 41...i have a small jewellry shop and a small hardware/building shop run with staff , i pop in now and again..... as long as i dont do dodgy things with dodgy people life here is bliss.... i would honestly recomend to anyone able to leave u.k to do it........ i see it basically as your owned in the u.k and u.k law works against everyone.........don t want to come across as all fluffy ,happy,i know best, but i lived and tasted a different life and i know where im best off.....oh thats why im here! nigelperkins
  • Score: 0

6:33pm Thu 21 Nov 13

retry69 says...

nigelperkins wrote:
retry69 wrote:
nigelperkins wrote: being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown. .. so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left..... here (mexico) todays headlines read : undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group) .....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice) .....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive... ....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow....... ....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop..... please .....
Are you working for the Mexican Tourist Board ? if you are you may want to change tact a wee bit I think perhaps a little re-training wouldn't go a miss and WTF made you move to Mexico,was it out of choice ? :)
no it was a then 22 year old sexy mexy student that became my wife....and still is.............hones

tly retry maybe you think im mad with all the delinquincy here.....but saying that ...im my own boss in everyway...we dont have councils and pathetic laws like in u.k...my wages are ..100% mine.....we dont do tax and nat.ins and cover for this n that....i sold my house in bradpole road 10 years ago for 185000 pounds....came here bought land 1.5 acres...built a large 3 bed house within.....water comes from well ....electric self produced(solar)..pol

l tax ..none..i have 2 house helpers...cleaner and cook..petrol cheap ...people are friendly yes friendly..spark a conversation with a brit and they look you up and down and think your going to do someting to them.....in the u.k i woke and first thoughts were ...pure worry to get through the month financially...
im fortunate enough now to stop work if i wanted...im 41...i have a small jewellry shop and a small hardware/building shop run with staff , i pop in now and again.....
as long as i dont do dodgy things with dodgy people life here is bliss....
i would honestly recomend to anyone able to leave u.k to do it........
i see it basically as your owned in the u.k and u.k law works against everyone.........don

t want to come across as all fluffy ,happy,i know best, but i lived and tasted a different life and i know where im best off.....oh thats why im here!
BARSTEWARD now I am p****** off good luck to you :)
[quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown. .. so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left..... here (mexico) todays headlines read : undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group) .....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice) .....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive... ....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow....... ....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop..... please .....[/p][/quote]Are you working for the Mexican Tourist Board ? if you are you may want to change tact a wee bit I think perhaps a little re-training wouldn't go a miss and WTF made you move to Mexico,was it out of choice ? :)[/p][/quote]no it was a then 22 year old sexy mexy student that became my wife....and still is.............hones tly retry maybe you think im mad with all the delinquincy here.....but saying that ...im my own boss in everyway...we dont have councils and pathetic laws like in u.k...my wages are ..100% mine.....we dont do tax and nat.ins and cover for this n that....i sold my house in bradpole road 10 years ago for 185000 pounds....came here bought land 1.5 acres...built a large 3 bed house within.....water comes from well ....electric self produced(solar)..pol l tax ..none..i have 2 house helpers...cleaner and cook..petrol cheap ...people are friendly yes friendly..spark a conversation with a brit and they look you up and down and think your going to do someting to them.....in the u.k i woke and first thoughts were ...pure worry to get through the month financially... im fortunate enough now to stop work if i wanted...im 41...i have a small jewellry shop and a small hardware/building shop run with staff , i pop in now and again..... as long as i dont do dodgy things with dodgy people life here is bliss.... i would honestly recomend to anyone able to leave u.k to do it........ i see it basically as your owned in the u.k and u.k law works against everyone.........don t want to come across as all fluffy ,happy,i know best, but i lived and tasted a different life and i know where im best off.....oh thats why im here![/p][/quote]BARSTEWARD now I am p****** off good luck to you :) retry69
  • Score: 1

6:33pm Thu 21 Nov 13

retry69 says...

nigelperkins wrote:
retry69 wrote:
nigelperkins wrote: being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown. .. so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left..... here (mexico) todays headlines read : undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group) .....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice) .....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive... ....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow....... ....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop..... please .....
Are you working for the Mexican Tourist Board ? if you are you may want to change tact a wee bit I think perhaps a little re-training wouldn't go a miss and WTF made you move to Mexico,was it out of choice ? :)
no it was a then 22 year old sexy mexy student that became my wife....and still is.............hones

tly retry maybe you think im mad with all the delinquincy here.....but saying that ...im my own boss in everyway...we dont have councils and pathetic laws like in u.k...my wages are ..100% mine.....we dont do tax and nat.ins and cover for this n that....i sold my house in bradpole road 10 years ago for 185000 pounds....came here bought land 1.5 acres...built a large 3 bed house within.....water comes from well ....electric self produced(solar)..pol

l tax ..none..i have 2 house helpers...cleaner and cook..petrol cheap ...people are friendly yes friendly..spark a conversation with a brit and they look you up and down and think your going to do someting to them.....in the u.k i woke and first thoughts were ...pure worry to get through the month financially...
im fortunate enough now to stop work if i wanted...im 41...i have a small jewellry shop and a small hardware/building shop run with staff , i pop in now and again.....
as long as i dont do dodgy things with dodgy people life here is bliss....
i would honestly recomend to anyone able to leave u.k to do it........
i see it basically as your owned in the u.k and u.k law works against everyone.........don

t want to come across as all fluffy ,happy,i know best, but i lived and tasted a different life and i know where im best off.....oh thats why im here!
BARSTEWARD now I am p****** off good luck to you :)
[quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown. .. so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left..... here (mexico) todays headlines read : undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group) .....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice) .....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive... ....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow....... ....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop..... please .....[/p][/quote]Are you working for the Mexican Tourist Board ? if you are you may want to change tact a wee bit I think perhaps a little re-training wouldn't go a miss and WTF made you move to Mexico,was it out of choice ? :)[/p][/quote]no it was a then 22 year old sexy mexy student that became my wife....and still is.............hones tly retry maybe you think im mad with all the delinquincy here.....but saying that ...im my own boss in everyway...we dont have councils and pathetic laws like in u.k...my wages are ..100% mine.....we dont do tax and nat.ins and cover for this n that....i sold my house in bradpole road 10 years ago for 185000 pounds....came here bought land 1.5 acres...built a large 3 bed house within.....water comes from well ....electric self produced(solar)..pol l tax ..none..i have 2 house helpers...cleaner and cook..petrol cheap ...people are friendly yes friendly..spark a conversation with a brit and they look you up and down and think your going to do someting to them.....in the u.k i woke and first thoughts were ...pure worry to get through the month financially... im fortunate enough now to stop work if i wanted...im 41...i have a small jewellry shop and a small hardware/building shop run with staff , i pop in now and again..... as long as i dont do dodgy things with dodgy people life here is bliss.... i would honestly recomend to anyone able to leave u.k to do it........ i see it basically as your owned in the u.k and u.k law works against everyone.........don t want to come across as all fluffy ,happy,i know best, but i lived and tasted a different life and i know where im best off.....oh thats why im here![/p][/quote]BARSTEWARD now I am p****** off good luck to you :) retry69
  • Score: 0

7:46pm Thu 21 Nov 13

nigelperkins says...

retry69 wrote:
nigelperkins wrote:
retry69 wrote:
nigelperkins wrote: being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown. .. so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left..... here (mexico) todays headlines read : undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group) .....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice) .....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive... ....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow....... ....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop..... please .....
Are you working for the Mexican Tourist Board ? if you are you may want to change tact a wee bit I think perhaps a little re-training wouldn't go a miss and WTF made you move to Mexico,was it out of choice ? :)
no it was a then 22 year old sexy mexy student that became my wife....and still is.............hones tly retry maybe you think im mad with all the delinquincy here.....but saying that ...im my own boss in everyway...we dont have councils and pathetic laws like in u.k...my wages are ..100% mine.....we dont do tax and nat.ins and cover for this n that....i sold my house in bradpole road 10 years ago for 185000 pounds....came here bought land 1.5 acres...built a large 3 bed house within.....water comes from well ....electric self produced(solar)..pol l tax ..none..i have 2 house helpers...cleaner and cook..petrol cheap ...people are friendly yes friendly..spark a conversation with a brit and they look you up and down and think your going to do someting to them.....in the u.k i woke and first thoughts were ...pure worry to get through the month financially... im fortunate enough now to stop work if i wanted...im 41...i have a small jewellry shop and a small hardware/building shop run with staff , i pop in now and again..... as long as i dont do dodgy things with dodgy people life here is bliss.... i would honestly recomend to anyone able to leave u.k to do it........ i see it basically as your owned in the u.k and u.k law works against everyone.........don t want to come across as all fluffy ,happy,i know best, but i lived and tasted a different life and i know where im best off.....oh thats why im here!
BARSTEWARD now I am p****** off good luck to you :)
thanks retry......
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: being on the other side of the world im keen to find out whats going on in my birthplace/hometown. .. so called news for you is : the wasting of millions on beach fantasies , endless driving accidents , and self inflicted grotty bin areas , todays main story being a schoolboy shuffle, and now zippy the antisocialist ... reminds me of why i left..... here (mexico) todays headlines read : undercover squad catch 3 ring leaders of the zetas....(look up zetas..interesting mafia group) .....10 gang members beheaded and heads shown on school railings as warning to others.....(nice) .....hurricans leftover causes landslide , upto 2000 residents thought buried alive... ....crazed farmer uses machete to disfigure wifes lover....anyone for a chunk of elbow....... ....i could go on but could risk losing your appetite for cornflakes so the reading of zippy really makes me hang my head in shame that all you can be worried about is a teddy at a bus stop..... please .....[/p][/quote]Are you working for the Mexican Tourist Board ? if you are you may want to change tact a wee bit I think perhaps a little re-training wouldn't go a miss and WTF made you move to Mexico,was it out of choice ? :)[/p][/quote]no it was a then 22 year old sexy mexy student that became my wife....and still is.............hones tly retry maybe you think im mad with all the delinquincy here.....but saying that ...im my own boss in everyway...we dont have councils and pathetic laws like in u.k...my wages are ..100% mine.....we dont do tax and nat.ins and cover for this n that....i sold my house in bradpole road 10 years ago for 185000 pounds....came here bought land 1.5 acres...built a large 3 bed house within.....water comes from well ....electric self produced(solar)..pol l tax ..none..i have 2 house helpers...cleaner and cook..petrol cheap ...people are friendly yes friendly..spark a conversation with a brit and they look you up and down and think your going to do someting to them.....in the u.k i woke and first thoughts were ...pure worry to get through the month financially... im fortunate enough now to stop work if i wanted...im 41...i have a small jewellry shop and a small hardware/building shop run with staff , i pop in now and again..... as long as i dont do dodgy things with dodgy people life here is bliss.... i would honestly recomend to anyone able to leave u.k to do it........ i see it basically as your owned in the u.k and u.k law works against everyone.........don t want to come across as all fluffy ,happy,i know best, but i lived and tasted a different life and i know where im best off.....oh thats why im here![/p][/quote]BARSTEWARD now I am p****** off good luck to you :)[/p][/quote]thanks retry...... nigelperkins
  • Score: 1

3:00pm Fri 22 Nov 13

Ayles 10 says...

Interesting that today's horrible, flashing, all-round the page banner add is for the Zipyard, I wonder if that was a 'thank-you' for the fascinating non-story??
Interesting that today's horrible, flashing, all-round the page banner add is for the Zipyard, I wonder if that was a 'thank-you' for the fascinating non-story?? Ayles 10
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Fri 22 Nov 13

JackJohnson says...

Someone at the council must have had a nasty experience with a Rainbow character when he was a kid. I believe Zippy was firm friends with Jimmy Saville. Have they arrested Zippy as part of Operation Yew Tree?
Someone at the council must have had a nasty experience with a Rainbow character when he was a kid. I believe Zippy was firm friends with Jimmy Saville. Have they arrested Zippy as part of Operation Yew Tree? JackJohnson
  • Score: -1

10:28pm Fri 22 Nov 13

stevobath says...

'Zippy's going out Geoffrey'.
'Well put some more petrol on him George!'
'Zippy's going out Geoffrey'. 'Well put some more petrol on him George!' stevobath
  • Score: 2

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