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Cllr Gardiner changes his mind

On 23 Jan 2009 at 3:02pm Marina Juggs Pepper wrote:
I read in the Sussex Express today, that Cllr Gardiners new explaination for the silly road names nonsense, is........
To avoid confusing street addresses, and not to avoid rude names. he even provides a rude example in Seaford that was approved. 'Coxall' (titter, titter, it sounds like cocks, which is a euphemism for male reproductive members)
Apparently we all wander aimlessly around new roads, and developments in confusion because no-one with an IQ gigantic enough is monitoring new addresses to avoid the apparently catastrophic level of confusing addresses. This is all very strange, because I am yet to come across anyone so bothered by this terrible blight on our lives that they wish to see it prioritised by a cash strapped Council, but I am sure Cllr 'I'm always right' Gardiner will come up with another excuse if necessary. I am also wondering when Cllr Gardiner will realise that his patronising letter writing style ("now that we have all had our fun") is the kind of desperate and ineffective rank-pulling, that most of us are familiar with from our primary school days, and Joyce Grenfell monologues.
On 23 Jan 2009 at 8:58pm LTR wrote:
And sadly I will be doing the same thing, having, to my shame, previously voted Lib Dem with enthusiasm but without checking who the candidates actually were. I could cope with good Councillors who I don't agree with, but when the local lib dems choose to be represented at LDC level by a clearly nut-job white witch topless model, who writes incomprehensible rubbish in local magazines, but not a sane local South street resident, then I am afraid its time to walk away from the car crash.
Oh, and by the way, if any Lib Dems are reading this, they will be pleased to hear that their idiocy has resulted in a piece in the New York Times that confirms that Mr Gardiner and his whacky friends, have made Lewes District Council the laughing stock of the world.
Congratulations on being possibly the only Council to be so stupid as to achieve such a feat.
On 24 Jan 2009 at 7:39am sashimi wrote:
LTR, what article in the New Yorker? Sounds worth a read.
On 24 Jan 2009 at 1:23pm LTR wrote:
See below. Its ironic that whilst our Council can only generate negative publicity for Lewes (trying to prosecute over Glenda poster, silly road names) residentsare effective promoters of Lewes (getting nice beer baces Arms, Lewes pound etc) I am wondering when it might occur to Cllr Peter Gardiner that it might be prudent to take advice from his knowledgable and effective electorate that he is supposed to be representing, instead of his error ridden, embarassment creating officers who he doesn't represent, and who didn't elect him.
I can't post link, but if you go on NY Times web site, it was made availbale this week, and may be found by searching under 'Lewes' or 'Crapstone'
On 24 Jan 2009 at 2:20pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
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It's nice to know that Cllr Peter part time Gardiner (the man with the plan) has now gone global.
How does such an esteemed organ as the NY Times glean such knowledge?
On 24 Jan 2009 at 2:31pm sashimi wrote:
Thanks, both. A very good read.
On 24 Jan 2009 at 4:08pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I found this thread very disappointing. I was hoping to find he'd changed his mind for one that actually worked.
On 24 Jan 2009 at 5:12pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Ma'am needs the fiction section.
On 24 Jan 2009 at 7:59pm expat two wrote:
Given the frequency of their being exposed as fraudulent, corrupt and self serving, it might be prudent to ban roads being named after councillors too.
On 24 Jan 2009 at 10:11pm joker wrote:
Oh no...So no 'Gardiners Passage' then?...Or 'Marina's Mount? Shame...
On 25 Jan 2009 at 12:41pm Geoff wrote:
Anybody see the Guardian crossword yesterday? 9 across reads:
"misrepresented Lewes's present "NIMBY" position'
On 25 Jan 2009 at 1:06pm I dont lewes in lewes anymore wrote:
Tricky, like LDC planning dept.
Being an uneducated commoner I wouldnt know the answer.
You'll have to ask an intellectually superior councillor or look "elsewhere".
On 25 Jan 2009 at 2:10pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I did see it, and was damn disappointed that Gardiner didn't fit as the solution!
On 25 Jan 2009 at 4:16pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Disappointed that he wasn't the solution, but I would think not suprised.
On 27 Jan 2009 at 9:42am I cant do crosswords wrote:
So what was the solution to 9 across?
On 27 Jan 2009 at 2:36pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
"sackthebustard" or "elsewhere". Both fit nicely.
On 27 Jan 2009 at 3:56pm Geoff wrote:
I wonder what this all means for 'Philcox" the jewel in Martin Elliot's empire. Maybe Councillor Gardiner would approve the conversion of the closed HQ Gallery that no-one wanted, into an office, that no one wanted either, if Philcox becomes 'Phil-lovelythings' ?
On 27 Jan 2009 at 5:23pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
I can see it now.
The following planning application was registered by Lewes District Council. Conversion of Gallery into a Mausoleum for ...

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