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On 2 Jul 2008 at 9:04am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
I see martin elliot and angel property are in v*v* Lewes sponsoring the 'Moving on Parade'. The charm offensive has begun. Keep'em peeled.
On 2 Jul 2008 at 10:00am Local wrote:
The last we'll be hearing from Angel I think. The value of their land at the Phoenix has plumetted and they're still in a nasty bit of trouble in their 'flagship' development in London. If the big boys (Barratt, Wimpey) are in trouble you can bet the small boys are wetting themselves.
On 2 Jul 2008 at 10:32am Geoff wrote:
Ress Elliott haven't got a hope. They burnt their bridges with Lewes residents, and then hit the double with football fans.
VIVA Lewes is the magazine that published the deranged ramblings of Marina Pepper before she vanished. Hopefully the same will happen to Mr Elliott.
On 2 Jul 2008 at 12:09pm Janet Street Preacher wrote:
Actually Rees Elliot have sponsored the Moving On Parade before its not a new charm offensive. Credit where credits due and all that.
On 2 Jul 2008 at 1:32pm geoff wrote:
quite right
an old charm offensive .
On 2 Jul 2008 at 2:18pm Disillusioned Parent wrote:
No wonder children are growing up to be so delinquent. They do not have a chance if people or companies like Rees Elliott are sponsoring them.
On 2 Jul 2008 at 4:50pm Not New School Parent wrote:
I've heard the parade costs 35.000 to put on! Is it really worth it?
On 2 Jul 2008 at 7:55pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I think it's a fantastic parade, even if it is full of peskies! But I agree, the Rees-Elliott association is poisonous.
On 3 Jul 2008 at 1:03pm Year 6 Parent wrote:
Patina, who are putting on the moving on parade, are having problems with sponsorship and any help they can get is a bonus. I personally don't care where the money comes from and if Mr Elliott wants to put money into sponsorship it will be a few less pounds he can spend on the Harveys development. I can't see how it costs so much though, surely they can get more volunteers to help out rather than paying a lot to artists to conceptualise the childrens ideas. Its a shame they don't work with Lewes Carnival so the kids can enter that if they want to.
On 3 Jul 2008 at 11:08pm Smiler wrote:
I have been involved in the Moving on Parade, making costumes and such and I think its a fantasticly unique, uplifting celebration of moving from one educational stage to the next.
Lewes high street, filled with exuberant, excited positive kids in all sorts of colourful costumes they made themselves is a beautiful sight and if Martin Elliott is sponsoring it, good on him. I don't agree with some of his developments and I realise his motives but for gods sake leave your prejudices out of this one or many many kids may pay the price.
Yes Janet, Credit where credit's due - Your support is greatly appreciated thanks Martin Elliott (but please make the Pinwell Road building smaller)
On 31 Jul 2008 at 6:11pm parent of upset child wrote:
Yep, fantastically unique and uplifting. The behaviour of a few participants after they got back to the paddock was less exuberant and excited and 'positive' than selfish, destructive, negative little oiks.

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