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Cattle trough at foot of Watergate Lane

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On 18 Jun 2016 at 5:45pm Castle Gate wrote:
Just in the process of reporting this :-(

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On 18 Jun 2016 at 6:09pm Local wrote:
You could push it back into place...
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On 18 Jun 2016 at 7:30pm sorted wrote:
A Chelsea Tractor and a bit of rope.
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On 18 Jun 2016 at 10:59pm Tipex wrote:
Yes I'd say you could shove it back in place in half the time it took to photograph it and upload it here.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 12:10am Lewes Voter 3 wrote:
Tipex is right. Pathetic gutless waste of time showing off with a photo.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 6:37am community spirit wrote:
In any sensible town someone with a Landrover would have got that back into place (either pushing or pulling) by now - I mean a proper Landrover like you see in towns like Hailsham, @ the market. I'd rather see the photo of the 6 hi-viz workmen and their full safety kit buggering around with it . That would be a laugh.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 7:15am Sussex Jim wrote:
One man could lever it back into place, using a short scaffold pole and some cloth folded to protect the stone.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 11:40am HSE wrote:
And if there was damag to said landrover and or the stone , or injury , where there's blame there's acliaim , leave it to the professionals
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 1:41pm Safety First. wrote:
That structure is obviously dangerous and should be removed completely.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 2:47pm Love it here wrote:
You've got to love the good people of Lewes. The original poster actually bothers to do something about it and then gets moaned at by those who've done nothing!
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 7:20pm Agree with 'Love it here' wrote:
Lewes Voter 3 and Tipex, shame on you! First of all, there is no way a single person can shove back into place, I tried. Second of all, what is 'showing off' about? Are you incompetent at taking photos and therefore jealous? What absolute pillocks you've made of yourselves.
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On 19 Jun 2016 at 9:04pm Archimedes wrote:
Give me a lever long enough ........and I'll show you a pillock trying to shift a ton of granite. Kind regards, Archi.
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On 20 Jun 2016 at 12:59am Me wrote:
I hit that once many years ago whilst reversing thus sending the close by street light glass crashing down on to the road, I just sneaked off and Hey Presto all was well a few days later LOL
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On 20 Jun 2016 at 6:36am Mr Bean wrote:
Had a look yesterday and its definitely a job that needs to be done with care. hopefully as Council offices are within spitting distance....
For those interested, the trough marks the site where a previous "watergate" stod in the medieval town walls.
The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association is still active today! It is now called the Drinking Fountain Association.The objectives of the Association are to promote the provision of drinking water for people and animals in the United Kingdom and Overseas. They have a campaign called "find a fountain" i.e. encourage people to use drinking fountains and cut down on waste from plastic bottles.
message to "safety first" - that trough has been there for ages, survived a couple of world wars, and numerous other disruptions over the years so why do we need to remove it now? The only thing "dangerous is the idiots who drive into it!
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On 20 Jun 2016 at 8:01am HiJinx wrote:
The evidence is there for all to see.......


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