On 13 Nov 2016 at 9:55am We've had our fun wrote:
Has anyone had any success with operation crackdown? We have a problem with idiot speeding drivers in this area. Mike Higgs from ESCC is totally disinterested and clearly work shy and the police say it's a council issue so as residents we are basically on our own. It's virtually impossible to use operation crackdown without video evidence which is really hard to capture. I have reported one of these idiots but the case is 'pending' and has been for sometime. Has anyone got any experience of this situation. I am seriously considering direct action now and have said this to both Mike Higgs and the police.
On 13 Nov 2016 at 10:50am Harry wrote:
I've used it to report a couple of incidents on the road and have had a response. And I know people who have reported abandoned cars and they have been removed.
On 13 Nov 2016 at 11:29am longtimeLewesresident wrote:
Wouldn't it be a better idea to get police and police cars out there instead of sitting in the nick gazing at computer screens.
Far more effective than encouraging busybody grasses to snitch and do the old bill's job for them
On 13 Nov 2016 at 11:38am Feline wrote:
I had a good response with a repeat boy racer. I gave them a registration plate, car description and description of the driver. After the second report he's not been seen here again.
On 13 Nov 2016 at 11:43am lewes man wrote:
crackdown on dogs shi#ing all over the place
On 13 Nov 2016 at 12:27pm We've had our fun wrote:
Longtimelewesresident. Read what I said. The police will not come out or do anything to help. I am not a busy body grass you rude little twerp. No one will do anything so I have to do something myself. That's the whole point of operation crackdown. If you havnt got anything sensible or intelligent to say then please shut up.
On 13 Nov 2016 at 6:01pm George Dixon wrote:
Shall I report these threats of violence to a police officer?
Or would an e-mail to Operation Crackdown suffice?
On 13 Nov 2016 at 8:07pm Lopster wrote:
Well I think it's clearly working - I had a warning letter saying I was doing 35 in a 30 zone and my car would be closely monitored for 12 months certainly saw no one that could've witnessed me where the crime was alleged - it was 06:45 so they would've been obvious - can't imagine they had video evidence either.
That's me marked as another soft option potential coffer filler.
On 13 Nov 2016 at 8:09pm We've had our fun wrote:
Oh dear, didn't take long to reach the dregs on this forum. Would like to hear from anyone who can understand my initial post and respond sensibly. Thanks to those that did. Pretty sad first experience on Lewes forum!
On 13 Nov 2016 at 8:12pm Pedant wrote:
Just a note. Disinterested isn't a posh version of uninterested. It's a different word. Disinterested is what judges are. Uninterested is what Mr Higgs from ESCC is. I know it's a small point but it would be a pity to lose a useful word.
On 13 Nov 2016 at 8:31pm We've had our fun wrote:
Lobster, did it make you slow down? I understand it must be weird being accused with no supporting evidence. Not a great system. The cars round here do more like 70.
Thanks pedant. Posh? My bad grammar won't cause any words to be lost. Any thoughts on operation crackdown?
On 13 Nov 2016 at 9:11pm Historian wrote:
Surely, it's quite simple really, the council saw fit to decide that 20mph would be the speed limit. The Police decided they had more pressing laws to enforce. The Council can't enforce the limit. It's the same in Brighton and elsewhere.
On 13 Nov 2016 at 9:24pm We've had our fun wrote:
Nothing to do with the 20 limit. It's about operation crackdown which means neither the police or council do anything about dangerous driving when they receive complaints and leave the public to deal with it. Simplifying it doesn't address the point being raised.
On 13 Nov 2016 at 10:46pm Bert wrote:
This bloke on here calls it on by inviting some bloke on a forum to his local pub the Landsdowne wherever that is.
Said bloke says OK and all of a sudden it's him that's "the dregs."
Must find out as got a day off tomorrow and have a wander down around 6 to witness the fun and someone get theirs.
Never realised Lewes was so lively
On 14 Nov 2016 at 7:47am Reality wrote:
The 20mph limit won't ever be enforced, there simply isn't the resources. What they do is make most drivers think about there speed & hopefully slow down
On 14 Nov 2016 at 1:33pm sick of this danger wrote:
I have had good success with it.
Iíve reported several drivers for speeding up my road, including parents who fly up the road to pick up their kids from school, then crawl back with them in the car, to the inevitable young lads who desperately try to assert their undeveloped masculinity by hurtling around a 20mph area. In all cases the problem has stopped straight away, so unless itís a coincidence, itís worked. All they need is time, a reg number, who was driving (eg ďyoung white maleĒ and ideally make and model of car.
Re ďgrassingĒ, itís not the job of the citizen to approach these people and get in confrontational and potentially violent situations, thatís what we pay the police for. As for this post descending to offers to meet people in local pubs to sort it out face to face, this only makes it even more apparent that this needs police intervention and assistance.
In summary, itís an excellent scheme and I highly recommend it.
On 14 Nov 2016 at 5:41pm Bert wrote:
Hark at him
Two blokes decide to meet in a pub for a chat and he wants to call the Old Bill