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Bill's obstruction

On 20 May 2009 at 12:32pm PavementArtist wrote:
I've heard that ESCC gave Bill permission to obstruct the pavement with his tables and chairs but that they are now going to have a public consultation before deciding whether or not to give him a licence to do it. It would be interesting to know by what right a council official can give a trader permission to obstruct. Sounds a bit dodgy to me.
On 20 May 2009 at 12:49pm Michael Martin wrote:
A nice firm (locally sourced) pair of melons can get you anywhere and open all sorts of doors PavementArtist. You are not familiar with the political system I assume?
On 20 May 2009 at 1:24pm George Doors wrote:
I wish we could move (sic) on with this subject. Lets also complain about the other traders who obstruct the pavement in Cliffe while we are about it. Alternatively can those who have anti Bill's Tourettes find a more positive outlet for one's moaning or walk on the other side of the street!
On 20 May 2009 at 1:47pm bonfirek wrote:
Le Magasin puts crap out on the street as well, lets round on them next for being the ponciest 'Newsagent' ever, apart from the small selection of papers do they sell anything else useful like Mooreys used to. Bloody DFL newsagents boutique! And they don't like bonfire!!!!!!
On 20 May 2009 at 1:50pm sleepy wrote:
On 20 May 2009 at 2:07pm Rozzer wrote:
I wonder if the county council have given other traders permission to use our pavement to sell their goods? Do the councillors know about this or is it something officers do as a favour to the shopkeeper? Perhaps a councillor will come on here and tell us - after all, you're after our votes at the moment. I also wonder whether Bill approached the council to ask for permission or whether they approached him.
On 20 May 2009 at 2:26pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Oh bonfirek, do not forget the pet shop, or is that OK because it is not seen to be middleclass despite the antiques?
Le Magasin is not an-identikit newsagent, so what if it is different. Still sells papers, sweets and fags. Also how do you know that they do not like bonfire?
On 20 May 2009 at 4:05pm Womans Institute wrote:
Melons aside, I think we really should concentrate all of our efforts on that FILTH SHOP down in that seedy Cliffe side alley. It's name alone leaves little to imagination. What a disgrace. If we don't stomp it out now they soon too will be putting their seedy sleezy immoral clothing on display on the pavement.
On 20 May 2009 at 5:15pm Dirty Old Man wrote:
WI, this is where I regularly select my girlfriend's nether garments. These are essential for her health and comfort and as it is the only underwear shop in the Town, I think we should do everything we can to encourage the proprietor to keep it going. You may not need clothing for your calendars, but decent women should not be compromised by your perverted prejudice.
On 20 May 2009 at 5:50pm hurrah for cafes wrote:
Cliffe is now a great place to hang out in. Cafe's and out door seating is just great, in my opinion. Long may they reign.
On 20 May 2009 at 5:55pm Hedwig wrote:
Dirty old Man, I think WI was joking in his post. (If he was serious then he needs to get a life).
By the way its not the only underwear shop in Lewes, New Look and McKays are 2 minutes away for a start...
On 20 May 2009 at 6:02pm Stargazer wrote:
Oysters?? I like them..very pricey though
On 20 May 2009 at 7:25pm bonfirek wrote:
Trust me, i know these things! Oh yeah, bloody pet shop obstructing the pavement, if it's not tut on the pavement it's bloody cyclists, gits!
On 20 May 2009 at 7:27pm bonfirek wrote:
crackin window display, cheers me up every time i walk past, fully approve if they wanted to put items or models in the street
On 20 May 2009 at 8:25pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
How delighted I am to hear that the the owners of Le Magasin don't like bonfire. Extra big bangers outside their shop on the 4th, I reckon. I wouldn't if they'll follow tradition and contribute to the Cliffe BS, like all the other traders do, or stick to their guns disapprovingly?
Anybody who calls their shop The Shop in a foreign language is poncey beyond belief imo. We must stand firm against this tide of poncification!
On 20 May 2009 at 8:46pm Rozzer wrote:
And you should see how much Le Magasin charges for a croissant, sorry un croissant.
On 20 May 2009 at 9:47pm Very happy customer wrote:
A,C.T, they do make great coffee and it's reasonably priced. Havent had a croissant so cant comment on the price.
W.I As for the underwear shop near the cobblers, well their underwear is beautiful and love buying it. Saw a fantastic thong in there about 5 months ago but could'nt justify spending £45 on it, but went in there last month and they had a sale on and ended up getting it for a 10.
On 21 May 2009 at 8:05am Dirty Old Man wrote:
Well, I didn't know there was so much going on in Lewes 'in the basement'. I've often paused to tie my shoelaces outside Oyster so I could take a longing sideways glance at their alluring window. Now I shall try out these other venues - unless they specialise in Bridget Jones-style underwear.
On 21 May 2009 at 8:33am bonfirek wrote:
In answer to your question ACT, they don't!
On 21 May 2009 at 8:35am Naughty Knickers wrote:
I would buy some knickers but they have the crotch sewn in ! they are not naughty enough for me xxx
On 21 May 2009 at 1:05pm Commuter wrote:
£45 for a thong, blimey that is expensive!! now I know why I haven't been in there!
On 21 May 2009 at 3:41pm George Doors wrote:
Even the string at Flint is cheaper.
On 21 May 2009 at 11:27pm walter wrote:
I can't help comparing women in thongs to Sumo wrestlers
On 22 May 2009 at 7:59am unemployed warden wrote:
traders in cliff always overstep the mark by putting clutter all over the pavement .bills and potts are the worst time something was done perhaps a clutter tax enforced by ncp?
On 22 May 2009 at 11:43am wendy wrote:
Maybe we should all go down there and chat in front of his doorway blocking the entrance so peole cannot get in or out see how he likes having an obstuction
On 22 May 2009 at 12:36pm bonfirek wrote:
Or eat the food from the DFL's plates while there sitting there?!
On 22 May 2009 at 5:36pm Annoyed wrote:
Bills and Potts are definately the worst GET RID OF THEM
On 22 May 2009 at 9:29pm The Original Annoyed. wrote:
That wasn't me!
On 23 May 2009 at 10:17am sleepy wrote:
On 26 May 2009 at 8:32am demon 2 wrote:
dodgy u got it in one cos hes a freemaison back handers secret hand shake plus he was an ex drug dealer in the past thats were he got the money for his shop blood money
On 26 May 2009 at 4:40pm That sounds wrote:
like a case for slander to me! You can't come on here and say things like that about local traders... what is wrong with you, get a life!!
I'm sure Bill could ask Webbo who you are and he'd have a sound case!
On 26 May 2009 at 10:53pm OriginalOriginal Annoyed wrote:
Yes it was.
On 7 Jun 2009 at 8:57am demon2 wrote:
the truth hurts dont it

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