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On 2 Aug 2008 at 7:16pm Local wrote:
I see Bill has now taken over the street. I suppose with pedestrianisation this parking will become a permanent feature.
On 2 Aug 2008 at 7:33pm Doink the clown wrote:
Oh crikey this subject is really starting to bore me now. yawn.ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
On 2 Aug 2008 at 8:49pm madge wrote:
oh crikey be fair Doink Bill brings it on himself, the only thing thats boring about it is he gets away with it again again & again ZZZzzzz
On 3 Aug 2008 at 9:14am sashimi wrote:
I agree with Doink. What do you want to do with that bit of unused road that Bill's putting some tables out prevents you doing, Madge? It's not as if they'll be there for ever.
On 3 Aug 2008 at 9:54am Frustrated hippy wrote:
Sashimi....god you are such a free spirit, first the travellers, now Bills, i wish i was more like you.
On 3 Aug 2008 at 11:43am sashka wrote:
I am quite happy for the newly developed pedestrian area to not be used by the pedestrians it is intended for, as long as it is available to all shopkeepers, and that they all rent at commercial rates the space we have paid to renovate.

On 3 Aug 2008 at 12:04pm sashimi wrote:
FH, hippies are meant to be free spirits, so let's get to work on that frustration.
On 3 Aug 2008 at 1:23pm madge wrote:
I agree with sashka that would be fine if its the same for all the shopkeepers & if Bill wants more than everyone else let him pay for the priviledge. Sadly even then one wonders how long it would be before the man creeps over his allocated area!
On 3 Aug 2008 at 1:37pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I'm working on a way of disguising my car as a restaurant table and chairs. If only i could do that, it seems I'd be able to park it on the pavement in the Cliffe without any fear of getting a ticket.
On 3 Aug 2008 at 6:09pm renee bird wrote:
Do we know for sure that Bill isn't paying more?
On 3 Aug 2008 at 7:29pm Doink the clown wrote:
I can understand if people want to vent their frustation on this but it wasnt that long ago when there was a thread full to the brim on this issue. If you want Madge my fellow forumer, i will go down there and clown about a bit and kick some chairs about and squirt my fake flower at Bill and honk my nose at him in an unruley manner HONK HONK!!! he he !
On 3 Aug 2008 at 10:01pm Frak wrote:
Surely with the road being pedestrianised, it is really quite easy to walk past the tables without them really getting in the way. How come no other shops or pubs are targetted in this way, the 'general store' has tables on the road and I haven't heard anyone complaining about that.
On 4 Aug 2008 at 8:19am Mrs Angry wrote:
Bill is an A hole who think he can do what he likes cos he's been featured in a few poncy magazines and the middle class twats of lewes like paying over the odds to sit in pile of roadwords just cos its the fashionable thing to do........shut him down and put on Aldi in its place....
On 4 Aug 2008 at 8:23am madge wrote:
Hey Doink I didnt re-start this reference to Bill I was merely responsing to someone elses comments just like you did lol. Your suggestion sounds entertaining :-) go for it but let us know when you are going!
On 4 Aug 2008 at 9:40am Sashka wrote:
Annette, I like your thinking. Maybe just a menu and a mustard pot on the roof and we will be exempt.
Renee, no he doesn't pay anything. Just pick up the phone and have a little chat with ESCC highways about Bill's who seems to have become the Hoegstraaten of 'Greengrocers'.
Thye reason Bills is so irritating is not because he nicks a bit of pavement, its that he doesn't know when to stop.
On 4 Aug 2008 at 10:10am Local wrote:
How much does Bill pay the kids who work there? They're generally a nice lot but I assume they're being exploited by the Great Bill.
On 4 Aug 2008 at 12:44pm johnpierre wrote:
Why does this forum keep knocking Bills? He an honest buisness man making a good living, and he brings a lot of joy to peoples lives, and no! i am not some "poncy middle class twat" just a gezzer who likes to eat fine food now and again. The staff there look happy, Yes i've heard rumours he drives them hard, but you don't have success like him from being the easy going nice guy! he provides jobs for a large number of people, and from what i've witnessed hes a good family man with time for his kids, often see them all out cycling together. So lets stop moaning and just enjoy this asset to our town. just seems to me that there is a bit of jealousy of his success. Bill i salute you.
On 4 Aug 2008 at 1:33pm Mrs Angry wrote:
On 4 Aug 2008 at 3:03pm Johnpierre wrote:
Mrs Angry. Don't hold back speak your mind! I'll blow smoke up whever's ring i chose.
On 4 Aug 2008 at 5:53pm Miss Daisy wrote:
Not so sure about the 'honest businessman'. Have heard from an informed source that he pays less than minimum wage. Not sure he brings much joy to his staff's lives either. Has anyone heard the way he shouts at them sometimes on the shop floor? Can't be great for morale.
On 4 Aug 2008 at 6:23pm Doink the clown wrote:
He he he! will do Madge. Im up for a laugh!! And yes your point is accepted. I stand corrected ( said the man in the orthopaedic shoes)!! HONK HONK!!
On 4 Aug 2008 at 7:41pm Sashka wrote:
Why don't you ask Bill about the wages he pays, and the hours his staff work. You can also ask if he pays to rent the pavement (and now the roa, and why he seems so 'edgy' quite often.
You could let us know the answers here.
On 4 Aug 2008 at 8:23pm BurntheDFLS wrote:
Dumb shop for dumb DFLS with kids called Tarquin, blockin up the road with his endless displays of overpriced crap.
On 4 Aug 2008 at 8:44pm SHS wrote:
He might be 'edgy' now and again because he works bloody hard from before dawn, doing the physical work and managing dozens of staff (who he also takes the trouble to train up), trying to be friendly and cheerful to every ilk of customer, ensuring supplies arrive and deliveries go out, etc etc etc. With countless greengrocers, bakers, butchers and candlestickmakers closing all around us it's great to see one small business thriving and a boss who spends time on the shop floor with the workforce, not shut in an office or out playing golf.
On 4 Aug 2008 at 8:52pm BurntheDFLS wrote:
Blocks the bloody road and pavements so no one else can use them though, selfish!
On 5 Aug 2008 at 12:31am Smiler wrote:
I think Bill and Bills is a real asset to Cliffe and Lewes
I can't think of anyone who works harder that he does

Bill for mayor!
On 5 Aug 2008 at 9:09am Mrs Angry wrote:
Sycophant number 2
On 5 Aug 2008 at 9:34am BurntheDFLS wrote:
I think Bills is a blot on the landscape of the Cliff and why the hell does he insist on them playing there music so bloody loud when there clearing up every evening, no need for it.
On 5 Aug 2008 at 4:50pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
If anyone is interested, it is really easy to go on the East Sussex County Council website, go into the 'roads' section and make a complaint about the obstruction in Cliffe High Street.
On 5 Aug 2008 at 5:07pm Smiler wrote:
Try the Bill's Breakfast its fantastic

Bill for mayor!
On 6 Aug 2008 at 12:39pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
Smiler - who is minding the shop while you're busy on this site Bill?
On 6 Aug 2008 at 7:32pm Jason wrote:
i dont really have a problem with bill taking over the pavement, especially as the cliffe is going to be pedestrianized.
On 6 Aug 2008 at 11:11pm sashka wrote:
Ok everyone, lets pressume none of us mind that any shop can use whatever part of the road they wont. Harveys could have a a beer stall, the camping shop can put sale offers outside, sale raile for the charity shops etc, a bit like Gardener St in Brighton. Bills has tables
Who is going to make sure pedestrians and permitted vehicles can get past, and what would the boundaries be?

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