On 12 May 2013 at 12:08pm Oldbutintouch wrote:
I suggest that Lewes sits back and allow the inevitable chaos on the fateful weekend. This will be a very small price to pay for the rapid (and equally inevitable) resignation of James Page and the fragrant Miss Rowland!
On 12 May 2013 at 3:13pm Super KY wrote:
@oldbutincrotch. I suggest we all sit back and wait for it to be a huge success, bring in 1.5mil additional revenue to the town and gives the town and district a "can do" reputation which it has sadly lacked for years. Then the inevitable deitification of Jimmy page and the beatification of Ms Rowlands, it's the least they deserve for helping you lot get over yourselves with all they have done for the district.
On 12 May 2013 at 4:05pm High Dudegon wrote:
And the chances of LDC allowing free parking elsewhere in the town for those displaced residents' parking permit holders who've already lined the council's/NCP's coffers with tens, nay hundreds of thousands of pounds? We'll start with slim and none and work downwards. Visitors' parking permits have become a damn sight harder to get hold of from the Ripoff... Parking Shop just lately. Is there a black market springing up?
On 12 May 2013 at 4:34pm lost revenue wrote:
SKY it would be a success for the town if the visitors could see the town while they were awake and it was light, and the Council got a share of the profits. But they won't, and they won't.
On 12 May 2013 at 5:47pm Super KY wrote:
They can you complete numpty. As for a share, they do, by supporting tourism and trade, it's called regeneration. Long term investment and growth, not myopic capitalist exploitation. Do try harder to understand all the economics, it's not that tricky if you actually wanted to be part of a solution.
On 12 May 2013 at 6:14pm moving on wrote:
is that a quick dash round the town for 15,000 people after breakfast but before midday, or is someone enterprising offering post midnight tours of 'Lewes by night'?
People have limited time, budgets, and days off, so are turning up for the start of this event, .... and leaving when it finishes. Some may, and will take longer to look round the town, and others will never leave the site, because why should they? and how can they?
I have no problem with this, but the reason it is controversial is nothing to do with that, it is the fact that this arrangment is not what was promised when the town 'agreed' to host this event. I don't recall an argument being made that whilst no one would actually benefit locally on the day, it would lead to the possibility that perhaps these people might come back to have a drink , or meal, or shop, on some unspecified day in the future. Neither do I recall James Page broadcasting an opinion that local businesses should take a hit at the weekend, in the hoe that they would gain as part of some longterm economic strategy. Do you?
Does anyone else recall this long term economic policy being part of the debate? If there was a debate at all.
wether it is part of an economic regeneration strategy (does Lewes actually need 'regenerating'?) is not relevant. what is relevant is what was agreed. It seems that agreement has been breached, and I can understand why ticket purchasers and businesses are not impressed.
On 12 May 2013 at 7:00pm Tired legs... wrote:
Leader Page is back on the forum. It's easy to spot his posts as they are always arrogant and condescending, and intimate that anyone who disagrees with him is simple.
On 12 May 2013 at 7:15pm If You Do wrote:
On 12 May 2013 at 7:21pm turn a page wrote:
why dont you lot get a life instead of bitchin and moaning
On 12 May 2013 at 11:03pm robert plant wrote:
So, is it going ahead or not?
On 13 May 2013 at 2:22am Nick Luthi wrote:
If it is indeed true that the leader of Lewes District Council is posting comments on this thread, as suggested, it shows a lack of judgement at the best and at the worst could be questioned by many as to whether it is at odds with a Councillor's Code of Conduct.
It also seems peculiar considering, that to my knowledge, LDC staff have been warned off using the Lewes Forum.
Who knows? Perhaps this is a question for another day.
In the meantime, a lot of Lewes businesses would like to rescue what we can.
A lot of ticket holders would like the rules to be relaxed.
A lot of residents need commitment and assurances that our concerns are legitimate and should be heeded and incorporated.
A lot of goodwill needs to be restored for this to work.
The Twitter feeds on this today are not good and it will reflect very poorly on all parties and Lewes if the gig is cancelled, or if the gig goes badly wrong or if Gentleman of the Road do not appreciate that something has gone badly wrong here and you cannot parachute a generic Stopover formula into a town like Lewes if the Town and the ticket holders have been told a different story at the outset.
I will repost part of this with a different heading, because I have a few requests for anybody in the know for the proposed meeting at the Lansdown.
I also have a child who is looking forward to their first outdoor gig.
On 13 May 2013 at 8:03am Happy Shopper wrote:
As far as I am aware the LDC (and ESCC possibly) IT departments have been instructed to add the Lewes Forum to the list of web sites barred to their employees.
On 13 May 2013 at 10:02am wouldn't surprise me wrote:
If it is true that James Page is posting, or getting someone to post anonymous comments on websites, about Council matters then another Councillor should be asking. 1: who is he representing when he posts on here? 2: why is he not using his real name. It is a very serious issue, and quite appalling if true.
Incidentally, I know that at least one other Councillor has done it, and what disturbs me is that they either do not realise how inappropriate that is, or they do realise.
On 13 May 2013 at 12:49pm LDC Worker wrote:
Not true Happy Shopper. This is one of the few forums' that we can actually access. By the way, I'm on my lunch break.
On 13 May 2013 at 10:10pm DC wrote:
You're ten minutes early.
On 13 May 2013 at 11:10pm LDC Worker wrote:
Ha ha, Mr B, I don't think we're obliged to go on the hour. This isn't Colditz.
On 14 May 2013 at 9:29pm LDC Worker 2 wrote:
Super KY is Cllr Page