Mystery double yellow lines outside Grand Hotel in Leigh to be removed by council

Illegal lines – Yve Collins by the markings which appeared outside the Grand Hotel

Illegal lines – Yve Collins by the markings which appeared outside the Grand Hotel

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SOUTHEND Council is to remove illegal double yellow lines which mysteriously appeared in the road outside Leigh’s Grand Hotel.

The lines appear to be designed to deter neighbours from parking by the entrance to local landmark and the council has promised to remove any illegal markings The Grand is being brought back to life by nightclub entrepreneur Michael Norcross, a onetime member of the cast of the TV show, the OnlyWay is Essex.

Neighbours say the lines not only prevent the hotel entrance being blocked, but are also keeping drivers out of designated spaces.

Leighton Avenue resident Yve Collins said: “Parking in the road is a nightmare anyway, but this has just exacerbated the problem.

“I’m disabled and need a taxi.

They nowhave to stop in the middle of the road and let me out, which causes a queue back on to the Broadway.”

Another Leighton Avenue resident, who asked not to be named, said: “You can tell the lines are not legal.

“I even had a friend staying at the weekend. They didn’t know the situation and even they said to me that they looked odd.”

As well as the lines the hotel entrance is blocked by a chain, with a hand-written sign, which says “No parking. Site now open 24 hours”.

A third Leighton Avenue resident said: “They are illegal.

"There is no timing plate and no notification it was going to happen.

“The lines are uneven and blotchy, it looks like they were poorly painted with gaffer tape and brushes – why should they be allowed to get away with it?”

Cheryl Hindle-Terry, the council official responsible for parking in the borough said her officers had visited the site.

Confirming the lines would be removed, she added: “These would not have been enforceable, because they are not part of an official traffic order.

“It is an offence under section 132 of the Highways Act to put down yellow lines illegally like this.

“We have explained to the developer it would need to apply for a temporary traffic order if it wanted parking restrictions in that area.”

Mr Norcross declined to comment about the lines when approached by the Echo.

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8:10am Sat 10 May 14

Nebs says...

A sign of things to come?
A sign of things to come? Nebs
  • Score: 27

9:04am Sat 10 May 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Shock horror, a taxi stopping in the middle of the road. When since have taxi drivers been observers of road rules.
Shock horror, a taxi stopping in the middle of the road. When since have taxi drivers been observers of road rules. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 1

9:50am Sat 10 May 14

RobertFS says...

I wonder who had these illegal yellow lines painted at the entrance to the Grand Hotel?
I wonder who had these illegal yellow lines painted at the entrance to the Grand Hotel? RobertFS
  • Score: 32

9:53am Sat 10 May 14

pembury53 says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Shock horror, a taxi stopping in the middle of the road. When since have taxi drivers been observers of road rules.
what would you expect them to do letting a disabled passenger out ? hover in the air for while to let the impatient pr1cks pass under ?
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: Shock horror, a taxi stopping in the middle of the road. When since have taxi drivers been observers of road rules.[/p][/quote]what would you expect them to do letting a disabled passenger out ? hover in the air for while to let the impatient pr1cks pass under ? pembury53
  • Score: 10

9:58am Sat 10 May 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

If Mr Norcross, declined to comment to the echo, perhaps he might consider to comment, under Oath in the dock, what has occurred here is a criminal matter, is this a sign of things to come ?
If Mr Norcross, declined to comment to the echo, perhaps he might consider to comment, under Oath in the dock, what has occurred here is a criminal matter, is this a sign of things to come ? Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 38

10:23am Sat 10 May 14

VeteranOfMany says...

The costs of removal, are astronomical, as those lines firstly have to be burnt off, using blowlamps, which in doing so, damages the road surface which then has to be replaced, the resurfacing work will return the highway to it's former condition, it will cost the council thousands of pounds, unless someone thinks Court action....
The costs of removal, are astronomical, as those lines firstly have to be burnt off, using blowlamps, which in doing so, damages the road surface which then has to be replaced, the resurfacing work will return the highway to it's former condition, it will cost the council thousands of pounds, unless someone thinks Court action.... VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 30

11:17am Sat 10 May 14

Robin Reliant says...

Send the cost of removing them to Mr Norcross, and surely it amounts to criminal damage, someone must of witnessed it being done.
Send the cost of removing them to Mr Norcross, and surely it amounts to criminal damage, someone must of witnessed it being done. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 27

11:26am Sat 10 May 14

Howard Cháse says...

The
Only
Way
It'll
Emerge

whodunnit is .......
The Only Way It'll Emerge whodunnit is ....... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

2:05pm Sat 10 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

what a great Christmas prezzie we are getting.
what a great Christmas prezzie we are getting. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 4

2:43pm Sat 10 May 14

CarnMountification says...

There's alway been problems with the residents, next to the Grand, I wouldn't put it past some of them to attempt a slur, against the new owner, by painting these lines, then attempting blame to Mr Norcross, afterall do you really think he gives a monkys uncle about who parks where?
There's alway been problems with the residents, next to the Grand, I wouldn't put it past some of them to attempt a slur, against the new owner, by painting these lines, then attempting blame to Mr Norcross, afterall do you really think he gives a monkys uncle about who parks where? CarnMountification
  • Score: -16

3:53pm Sat 10 May 14

pembury53 says...

CarnMountification wrote:
There's alway been problems with the residents, next to the Grand, I wouldn't put it past some of them to attempt a slur, against the new owner, by painting these lines, then attempting blame to Mr Norcross, afterall do you really think he gives a monkys uncle about who parks where?
I can't see it being norcross either, as you say, doesn't really make any sense..... a local resident makes much more sense, trying to deter others from parking, safe in the knowledge they could park on the lines without risk of an enforceable ticket...... in truth, not a bad attempt, if they had got those lines a bit straighter.....
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: There's alway been problems with the residents, next to the Grand, I wouldn't put it past some of them to attempt a slur, against the new owner, by painting these lines, then attempting blame to Mr Norcross, afterall do you really think he gives a monkys uncle about who parks where?[/p][/quote]I can't see it being norcross either, as you say, doesn't really make any sense..... a local resident makes much more sense, trying to deter others from parking, safe in the knowledge they could park on the lines without risk of an enforceable ticket...... in truth, not a bad attempt, if they had got those lines a bit straighter..... pembury53
  • Score: -10

4:16pm Sat 10 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

pembury53 wrote:
CarnMountification wrote:
There's alway been problems with the residents, next to the Grand, I wouldn't put it past some of them to attempt a slur, against the new owner, by painting these lines, then attempting blame to Mr Norcross, afterall do you really think he gives a monkys uncle about who parks where?
I can't see it being norcross either, as you say, doesn't really make any sense..... a local resident makes much more sense, trying to deter others from parking, safe in the knowledge they could park on the lines without risk of an enforceable ticket...... in truth, not a bad attempt, if they had got those lines a bit straighter.....
yeah looks like they got Marty Feldman to do it, and not sure why the need to highlight 'I'm disabled and need a taxi' has anything to do with the matter either.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: There's alway been problems with the residents, next to the Grand, I wouldn't put it past some of them to attempt a slur, against the new owner, by painting these lines, then attempting blame to Mr Norcross, afterall do you really think he gives a monkys uncle about who parks where?[/p][/quote]I can't see it being norcross either, as you say, doesn't really make any sense..... a local resident makes much more sense, trying to deter others from parking, safe in the knowledge they could park on the lines without risk of an enforceable ticket...... in truth, not a bad attempt, if they had got those lines a bit straighter.....[/p][/quote]yeah looks like they got Marty Feldman to do it, and not sure why the need to highlight 'I'm disabled and need a taxi' has anything to do with the matter either. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

4:46pm Sat 10 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

pembury53 wrote:
Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Shock horror, a taxi stopping in the middle of the road. When since have taxi drivers been observers of road rules.
what would you expect them to do letting a disabled passenger out ? hover in the air for while to let the impatient pr1cks pass under ?
💩
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: Shock horror, a taxi stopping in the middle of the road. When since have taxi drivers been observers of road rules.[/p][/quote]what would you expect them to do letting a disabled passenger out ? hover in the air for while to let the impatient pr1cks pass under ?[/p][/quote]💩 Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Sat 10 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Fuuck The Law wrote:
Whoever did this is a legend!
Did it outside my house been there for 22 mths
[quote][p][bold]Fuuck The Law[/bold] wrote: Whoever did this is a legend![/p][/quote]Did it outside my house been there for 22 mths Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -2

5:36pm Sat 10 May 14

emcee says...

Quote Cheryl Hindle-Terry, the council official responsible for parking in the borough: “It is an offence under section 132 of the Highways Act to put down yellow lines illegally like this."
-
So is the developer going to be prosecuted? If not, why not?
Quote Cheryl Hindle-Terry, the council official responsible for parking in the borough: “It is an offence under section 132 of the Highways Act to put down yellow lines illegally like this." - So is the developer going to be prosecuted? If not, why not? emcee
  • Score: 14

7:34pm Sat 10 May 14

sesibollox says...

The colour is an exact match..
The colour is an exact match.. sesibollox
  • Score: 0

9:51pm Sat 10 May 14

beaulocks says...

If I was you mr Norcross

I would ban Yve Collins from your hotel and the car park after doing this.
If I was you mr Norcross I would ban Yve Collins from your hotel and the car park after doing this. beaulocks
  • Score: -10

10:10pm Sat 10 May 14

mr_happy says...

I don't blame him for doing this. We took over a commercial property just over a year ago. We have a large yard at the side and there are double yellow lines across our drive onto the yard. People still park there every day and we have even had to turn deliveries away. People are selfish, stupid and too lazy to park and walk a few extra yards, they just don't care.
I don't blame him for doing this. We took over a commercial property just over a year ago. We have a large yard at the side and there are double yellow lines across our drive onto the yard. People still park there every day and we have even had to turn deliveries away. People are selfish, stupid and too lazy to park and walk a few extra yards, they just don't care. mr_happy
  • Score: -1

11:13pm Sat 10 May 14

LoopyLou88 says...

just ban him from the whole hotel its better as it is. screw the nightclub. why do we need a nother night club night clubs are just booze festering pits.
just ban him from the whole hotel its better as it is. screw the nightclub. why do we need a nother night club night clubs are just booze festering pits. LoopyLou88
  • Score: 5

1:44am Sun 11 May 14

_Lotus_ says...

Isn't there a dropped kerb there? If so, people shouldn't park across the entrance anyway.
Isn't there a dropped kerb there? If so, people shouldn't park across the entrance anyway. _Lotus_
  • Score: 5

2:04am Sun 11 May 14

emcee says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
Isn't there a dropped kerb there? If so, people shouldn't park across the entrance anyway.
Shouldn't does not mean they can't.
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: Isn't there a dropped kerb there? If so, people shouldn't park across the entrance anyway.[/p][/quote]Shouldn't does not mean they can't. emcee
  • Score: 7

7:52am Sun 11 May 14

RichardAC says...

I think the council can now save the money and a lot of hot air because someone has painted ober them in a colour matching our appallingly maintained roads. Work on the Grand continues much to the critics dismay. Blimey a pub/hotel built before all the houses and I mean all the houses in that area will be shortly doing what it was designed for. I cannot wait. Oh and I'm a "resident", whatever that means i.e. have chosen to live within 110 yards of a licensed premise.
I think the council can now save the money and a lot of hot air because someone has painted ober them in a colour matching our appallingly maintained roads. Work on the Grand continues much to the critics dismay. Blimey a pub/hotel built before all the houses and I mean all the houses in that area will be shortly doing what it was designed for. I cannot wait. Oh and I'm a "resident", whatever that means i.e. have chosen to live within 110 yards of a licensed premise. RichardAC
  • Score: -9

8:07am Sun 11 May 14

RichardAC says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
Isn't there a dropped kerb there? If so, people shouldn't park across the entrance anyway.
Indeed there is but I doubt it would stop someone parking across the one access point to the front of the Grand if they really wanted to for whatever reason.
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: Isn't there a dropped kerb there? If so, people shouldn't park across the entrance anyway.[/p][/quote]Indeed there is but I doubt it would stop someone parking across the one access point to the front of the Grand if they really wanted to for whatever reason. RichardAC
  • Score: 3

9:56am Sun 11 May 14

abd123 says...

Yellow lines regulations allow the dropping off of passengers. You cannot stop in the middle of the road and think the yellow lines don't apply there because they do. I think the problem there was not dropping off passengers But longer term parking over a dropped kerb entrance.
Yellow lines regulations allow the dropping off of passengers. You cannot stop in the middle of the road and think the yellow lines don't apply there because they do. I think the problem there was not dropping off passengers But longer term parking over a dropped kerb entrance. abd123
  • Score: 5

11:14am Sun 11 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

RichardAC wrote:
_Lotus_ wrote:
Isn't there a dropped kerb there? If so, people shouldn't park across the entrance anyway.
Indeed there is but I doubt it would stop someone parking across the one access point to the front of the Grand if they really wanted to for whatever reason.
I am sure the traffic wardens will stick tickets on those blocking the access as they are walking around the Broadway all day everyday, if they are not slapping tickets on then why not..?, you simply can not block access i know some ignorant dummys do though, the CCTV cameras are going up, the ball is gathering momentum...slowly.
[quote][p][bold]RichardAC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: Isn't there a dropped kerb there? If so, people shouldn't park across the entrance anyway.[/p][/quote]Indeed there is but I doubt it would stop someone parking across the one access point to the front of the Grand if they really wanted to for whatever reason.[/p][/quote]I am sure the traffic wardens will stick tickets on those blocking the access as they are walking around the Broadway all day everyday, if they are not slapping tickets on then why not..?, you simply can not block access i know some ignorant dummys do though, the CCTV cameras are going up, the ball is gathering momentum...slowly. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 5

12:02pm Sun 11 May 14

sesibollox says...

RichardAC wrote:
I think the council can now save the money and a lot of hot air because someone has painted ober them in a colour matching our appallingly maintained roads. Work on the Grand continues much to the critics dismay. Blimey a pub/hotel built before all the houses and I mean all the houses in that area will be shortly doing what it was designed for. I cannot wait. Oh and I'm a "resident", whatever that means i.e. have chosen to live within 110 yards of a licensed premise.
We'll be Peeing in the Gardens, throwing up on verge, we shall never give in.......
[quote][p][bold]RichardAC[/bold] wrote: I think the council can now save the money and a lot of hot air because someone has painted ober them in a colour matching our appallingly maintained roads. Work on the Grand continues much to the critics dismay. Blimey a pub/hotel built before all the houses and I mean all the houses in that area will be shortly doing what it was designed for. I cannot wait. Oh and I'm a "resident", whatever that means i.e. have chosen to live within 110 yards of a licensed premise.[/p][/quote]We'll be Peeing in the Gardens, throwing up on verge, we shall never give in....... sesibollox
  • Score: -4

12:37pm Sun 11 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Yeah the lines have gone, so has the chain across the entrance.
Yeah the lines have gone, so has the chain across the entrance. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Sun 11 May 14

Tessiec says...

People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in.

Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?
People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele? Tessiec
  • Score: -1

1:10pm Sun 11 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Tessiec wrote:
People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in.

Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?
They'll soon move when I hammer my skip lorry down along there, Thwack dang wallop...
[quote][p][bold]Tessiec[/bold] wrote: People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?[/p][/quote]They'll soon move when I hammer my skip lorry down along there, Thwack dang wallop... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -1

1:40pm Sun 11 May 14

pembury53 says...

Tessiec wrote:
People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in.

Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?
keeping the riff raff out will be the challenge, with the mariners crew just a stumble away, on a charge up, and looking to sniff out a bit of class...... if they don't let me in, i know where my kebeb wrapper will end up....
[quote][p][bold]Tessiec[/bold] wrote: People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?[/p][/quote]keeping the riff raff out will be the challenge, with the mariners crew just a stumble away, on a charge up, and looking to sniff out a bit of class...... if they don't let me in, i know where my kebeb wrapper will end up.... pembury53
  • Score: -1

1:43pm Sun 11 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Tessiec wrote:
People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in.

Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?
They'll soon move when I hammer my skip lorry down along there, Thwack dang wallop...
Up...you go up it as its a One way street(Northerly direction), but then don't suppose it matters if you have a skip lorry.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tessiec[/bold] wrote: People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?[/p][/quote]They'll soon move when I hammer my skip lorry down along there, Thwack dang wallop...[/p][/quote]Up...you go up it as its a One way street(Northerly direction), but then don't suppose it matters if you have a skip lorry. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -1

9:09pm Sun 11 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

pembury53 wrote:
Tessiec wrote:
People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in.

Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?
keeping the riff raff out will be the challenge, with the mariners crew just a stumble away, on a charge up, and looking to sniff out a bit of class...... if they don't let me in, i know where my kebeb wrapper will end up....
Or The Carlton crew.(Now The More Fancier name of The Broadway).
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tessiec[/bold] wrote: People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?[/p][/quote]keeping the riff raff out will be the challenge, with the mariners crew just a stumble away, on a charge up, and looking to sniff out a bit of class...... if they don't let me in, i know where my kebeb wrapper will end up....[/p][/quote]Or The Carlton crew.(Now The More Fancier name of The Broadway). DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

8:10am Mon 12 May 14

pembury53 says...

whats happening to the broadway ! first a costa, now the carltons gone, and i notice this morning bombay spice has gone all 'nouveau'...... exactly what you hoped wouldn't happen in an earlier post ? i hope they haven't tamed down the phall in there, that was the only serious challenge left around here...
whats happening to the broadway ! first a costa, now the carltons gone, and i notice this morning bombay spice has gone all 'nouveau'...... exactly what you hoped wouldn't happen in an earlier post ? i hope they haven't tamed down the phall in there, that was the only serious challenge left around here... pembury53
  • Score: 3

10:17am Mon 12 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

pembury53 wrote:
whats happening to the broadway ! first a costa, now the carltons gone, and i notice this morning bombay spice has gone all 'nouveau'...... exactly what you hoped wouldn't happen in an earlier post ? i hope they haven't tamed down the phall in there, that was the only serious challenge left around here...
Yeah thats right..The Bombay spice is now just Bombay, all contemporary, suppose it had to happen, the last remaining Old Skool curry House in the area, alas no more, the best Onion Bahjees around and good value food, bet the prices have increased to pay for the refit, will check it out next week i think.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: whats happening to the broadway ! first a costa, now the carltons gone, and i notice this morning bombay spice has gone all 'nouveau'...... exactly what you hoped wouldn't happen in an earlier post ? i hope they haven't tamed down the phall in there, that was the only serious challenge left around here...[/p][/quote]Yeah thats right..The Bombay spice is now just Bombay, all contemporary, suppose it had to happen, the last remaining Old Skool curry House in the area, alas no more, the best Onion Bahjees around and good value food, bet the prices have increased to pay for the refit, will check it out next week i think. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

10:21am Mon 12 May 14

Feminism is Dead says...

Tessiec wrote:
People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?
I live just off The Broadway and if people park across my drive, whether my car is on the drive or not, they get nail varnish remove on the bonnet and thai fish sauce down the air vents.
[quote][p][bold]Tessiec[/bold] wrote: People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?[/p][/quote]I live just off The Broadway and if people park across my drive, whether my car is on the drive or not, they get nail varnish remove on the bonnet and thai fish sauce down the air vents. Feminism is Dead
  • Score: 0

12:23pm Mon 12 May 14

Nebs says...

Feminism is Dead wrote:
Tessiec wrote:
People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?
I live just off The Broadway and if people park across my drive, whether my car is on the drive or not, they get nail varnish remove on the bonnet and thai fish sauce down the air vents.
That makes you no better or worse than the illegal parkers.
[quote][p][bold]Feminism is Dead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tessiec[/bold] wrote: People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?[/p][/quote]I live just off The Broadway and if people park across my drive, whether my car is on the drive or not, they get nail varnish remove on the bonnet and thai fish sauce down the air vents.[/p][/quote]That makes you no better or worse than the illegal parkers. Nebs
  • Score: 3

1:02pm Mon 12 May 14

pembury53 says...

Nebs wrote:
Feminism is Dead wrote:
Tessiec wrote: People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?
I live just off The Broadway and if people park across my drive, whether my car is on the drive or not, they get nail varnish remove on the bonnet and thai fish sauce down the air vents.
That makes you no better or worse than the illegal parkers.
i disagree, it seems a perfectly reasonable response to the selfish, arrogant, pr1cks who know full well they are blocking someone's access, but couldn't care less..... why should anyone care less if they get their car trashed as a result ?
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feminism is Dead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tessiec[/bold] wrote: People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?[/p][/quote]I live just off The Broadway and if people park across my drive, whether my car is on the drive or not, they get nail varnish remove on the bonnet and thai fish sauce down the air vents.[/p][/quote]That makes you no better or worse than the illegal parkers.[/p][/quote]i disagree, it seems a perfectly reasonable response to the selfish, arrogant, pr1cks who know full well they are blocking someone's access, but couldn't care less..... why should anyone care less if they get their car trashed as a result ? pembury53
  • Score: 2

1:24pm Mon 12 May 14

emcee says...

So you are advocating criminal damage just because of someone parks, often legally, somewhere you don't like them to. Indeed, it is illegal to block access to the highway (i.e. when the car is already on the drive) but not illegal to block access to the drive from the highway.
Your comment says more about you than those drivers you condemn.
So you are advocating criminal damage just because of someone parks, often legally, somewhere you don't like them to. Indeed, it is illegal to block access to the highway (i.e. when the car is already on the drive) but not illegal to block access to the drive from the highway. Your comment says more about you than those drivers you condemn. emcee
  • Score: 4

2:12pm Mon 12 May 14

Feminism is Dead says...

emcee wrote:
So you are advocating criminal damage just because of someone parks, often legally, somewhere you don't like them to. Indeed, it is illegal to block access to the highway (i.e. when the car is already on the drive) but not illegal to block access to the drive from the highway. Your comment says more about you than those drivers you condemn.
They're not the ones paying nearly 2k per month for the privilege of having a house off the Broadway with a driveway. If they want to block me in, or out, they can reimburse by proxy.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: So you are advocating criminal damage just because of someone parks, often legally, somewhere you don't like them to. Indeed, it is illegal to block access to the highway (i.e. when the car is already on the drive) but not illegal to block access to the drive from the highway. Your comment says more about you than those drivers you condemn.[/p][/quote]They're not the ones paying nearly 2k per month for the privilege of having a house off the Broadway with a driveway. If they want to block me in, or out, they can reimburse by proxy. Feminism is Dead
  • Score: -1

3:26pm Mon 12 May 14

pembury53 says...

Feminism is Dead wrote:
emcee wrote: So you are advocating criminal damage just because of someone parks, often legally, somewhere you don't like them to. Indeed, it is illegal to block access to the highway (i.e. when the car is already on the drive) but not illegal to block access to the drive from the highway. Your comment says more about you than those drivers you condemn.
They're not the ones paying nearly 2k per month for the privilege of having a house off the Broadway with a driveway. If they want to block me in, or out, they can reimburse by proxy.
I'd look for old wheel clamps on e-bay.... it would be worth the cost, just to witness their misery, upon return....
[quote][p][bold]Feminism is Dead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: So you are advocating criminal damage just because of someone parks, often legally, somewhere you don't like them to. Indeed, it is illegal to block access to the highway (i.e. when the car is already on the drive) but not illegal to block access to the drive from the highway. Your comment says more about you than those drivers you condemn.[/p][/quote]They're not the ones paying nearly 2k per month for the privilege of having a house off the Broadway with a driveway. If they want to block me in, or out, they can reimburse by proxy.[/p][/quote]I'd look for old wheel clamps on e-bay.... it would be worth the cost, just to witness their misery, upon return.... pembury53
  • Score: 1

9:51pm Mon 12 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

pembury53 wrote:
Feminism is Dead wrote:
emcee wrote: So you are advocating criminal damage just because of someone parks, often legally, somewhere you don't like them to. Indeed, it is illegal to block access to the highway (i.e. when the car is already on the drive) but not illegal to block access to the drive from the highway. Your comment says more about you than those drivers you condemn.
They're not the ones paying nearly 2k per month for the privilege of having a house off the Broadway with a driveway. If they want to block me in, or out, they can reimburse by proxy.
I'd look for old wheel clamps on e-bay.... it would be worth the cost, just to witness their misery, upon return....
easy to make your own clamp, out of a steel strip, bent like a horse shoe, feed it through the rear wheel, against the braking gear, jobby done..
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Feminism is Dead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: So you are advocating criminal damage just because of someone parks, often legally, somewhere you don't like them to. Indeed, it is illegal to block access to the highway (i.e. when the car is already on the drive) but not illegal to block access to the drive from the highway. Your comment says more about you than those drivers you condemn.[/p][/quote]They're not the ones paying nearly 2k per month for the privilege of having a house off the Broadway with a driveway. If they want to block me in, or out, they can reimburse by proxy.[/p][/quote]I'd look for old wheel clamps on e-bay.... it would be worth the cost, just to witness their misery, upon return....[/p][/quote]easy to make your own clamp, out of a steel strip, bent like a horse shoe, feed it through the rear wheel, against the braking gear, jobby done.. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 2

9:53pm Mon 12 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Feminism is Dead wrote:
Tessiec wrote:
People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?
I live just off The Broadway and if people park across my drive, whether my car is on the drive or not, they get nail varnish remove on the bonnet and thai fish sauce down the air vents.
fermented cat pee works well on the convertibles...
[quote][p][bold]Feminism is Dead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tessiec[/bold] wrote: People parked across the drop down kerb as they knew the car park had not been used for years, now people see work is going on they won't park across the drop down. I was told years ago that it is legal to park across a drop down when there is no vehicle likely to come out, but it is illegal to park across a drop down and block a vehicle in. Anyway, the Grand will look better than it is does now, and think it will cater for the more mature clientele?[/p][/quote]I live just off The Broadway and if people park across my drive, whether my car is on the drive or not, they get nail varnish remove on the bonnet and thai fish sauce down the air vents.[/p][/quote]fermented cat pee works well on the convertibles... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 3

7:35am Tue 13 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

It's not built or modernised yet, it might run out of money before completion, though it would make a nice homeless shelter..
It's not built or modernised yet, it might run out of money before completion, though it would make a nice homeless shelter.. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -1

11:11pm Tue 13 May 14

floorplan says...

Some lines painted on a road, woop-dee-doo.
Some lines painted on a road, woop-dee-doo. floorplan
  • Score: 0

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