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Meeting - Vandalism at the Pells Pool

On 26 Aug 2008 at 1:59pm Janet Street Preacher wrote:
There is a meeting tonight (26/08/08) in the Town Hall to discuss this issue - please come along if you have been affected by vandalism, noise, antisocial behavour or the Pells getting broken into.
The police are active in the area and us local residents will be damned if the Pells will become a no-go area at night.
The kids of Malling and Landport must understand that it's their Lewes too and all they are doing is bringing us all down to their level.
On 26 Aug 2008 at 3:57pm Paul wrote:
what I forgot to ad in my email that Janet has so kindly copied here is what time it will start - Janet, any ideas?
On 26 Aug 2008 at 6:00pm paul wrote:
the meeting is at 19:30 people in the Town Hall for all those in the Pells who are sick of noctural "youf" activities!
On 26 Aug 2008 at 8:36pm Dee Pwarter wrote:
That is the same time as Paul wheelers do so don't expect much support you donut
On 26 Aug 2008 at 9:41pm Paul wrote:
Thanks for that constructive information......there were loads of people from the area.
On 27 Aug 2008 at 10:07am sashimi wrote:
So what was the outcome? I couldn't get there.
On 27 Aug 2008 at 10:12am paul wrote:
sorry - donuts can't speak!
Seriously though, lots of ideas - from improved lighting at the Pells to more plod patrols or even closing both bridges after it gets dark.... something drastic is needed (but not as drastic as parents looking after their kids obviously!)
Have you any ideas - there's another meet in about 2 months so please come along
On 27 Aug 2008 at 10:38am FA wrote:
Any reason why you can't put barbed or razor wire around the outside on top of the wall.
No doubt all our fluffy liberals will say "awww but it'll hurt the children if they climb over the walls with the intention of commiting an offence"
On 27 Aug 2008 at 10:38am juju wrote:
Paul,as a parent i am sorry that the pool and area have suffered at the hands of vandals, but please dont tar us all with the same brush, which is the way your coment in brackets comes across.
i could not make the meeting as i have a young child to look after. Do we know for sure the age group of youth that is causeing the problem are they of the age where parents need to be "looking after them". Yes parents are responsilble for the actions of the children and good upbringing can reduce the risk of them acting in this way, but we also know that this alone will not solve the problem.
Be careful not to push the parents away from these meetings by your comments, its the parents that pay for the children to use the pool and you need the revenue that this produces. In the end you need parents at your meetings for change to take place dont get their backs up.
On 27 Aug 2008 at 12:04pm little linny wrote:
My mate and i climbed up the white plaque ( its like a set of steps ) to look over the wall at the skinny dippers whilst p****d Sunday night, she fell off and has broken her foot! so some sort of anti climbing measures would have prevented this.
On 27 Aug 2008 at 9:36pm Paul wrote:
I'm sure you'll agree that there is a big difference betwen a midnight dop (a Lewes right of passage!) and smashing the place up (which isn't).
Hope your friends foot gets better soon
On 28 Aug 2008 at 9:49am Little Linny wrote:
Paul are you saying its ok to go in and swim after hours?? then why not leave the gate open and save on accidents! how i would have got her out if she had fell in the pool side of the wall i don't know!! maybe when some drunken fool has drowned, then maybe something will have to be done, once the HSE gets involved.
p.s is a "dop" the same as a dip?
On 28 Aug 2008 at 11:15am Paul wrote:
On the contrary - it's trespass when the pool is closed but I'm realiastic enough to know that it does happen......
All the rest of your email is your problem in the same way that getting drunk and drowning would be (until the poor bloke from the pool had to fish your body out the next day)
and btw - dop did mean dip
On 28 Aug 2008 at 1:02pm Taff wrote:
Shades of diminished responsibility Linny. At least be aware of your actions and their possible consequences.
On 28 Aug 2008 at 2:02pm terry lesser wrote:
Remind me Taff old man. I have a dim recollection of the words 'responsibility' and 'consequences' but in conversations so long ago that their meaning now escapes me......... As a matter of fact I thought they were considered very unfashionable these days.
On 28 Aug 2008 at 3:00pm Taff wrote:
Unfashionable or are they just plain frightening a prospect to some? Either way the results the same. SEP I think the acronym is, someone elses problem.
On 28 Aug 2008 at 3:13pm Crime writer wrote:
I suggest adding a few piranahs, Portugese Man o' War, and sharks to patrol the waters at night....
On 29 Aug 2008 at 9:20am Paul wrote:
lol...maybe the ducks from the pond could do it!.....
On 29 Aug 2008 at 9:27am terry lesser wrote:
Thank you awfully Taff old bean. I suppose that would explain the overuse these days of phrases like 'Not my problem' and 'What's your problem'.
It seems to me that a lot of the youthful wayward antics are fueled by too much alcohol and quite frankly I often witness people old enough to know better behaving in the most appaling fashion as a result of too much booze and often in the company of theirs or others younsters. I was in a Lewes pub just the other night at the dog end of the evening and children, of primary school age, were there to witness drunkeness, bad language and threatened violence. Not a good example of parenting, call me old fashioned.
On 29 Aug 2008 at 12:23pm Mystic Mog wrote:
I think the swans would be better, they eat ducklings!

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