On 29 Mar 2011 at 12:43pm Alfresco wrote:
Ringmer Parish Council are championing the revival of the village idiot. They have for some time been trying to raise funds to extend and 'update facilities' at the Villages' perfectly adequate Village Hall.
They have not succeeded in raising the amount they 'need' as the sensible locals can't see the need to support their grandiose plans, so they have decided to try to a less subtle method of achieving the wishes of the unelected councillors.
They need to raise up to £420,000 and are now suggesting that the villagers Parish precept element of the council tax should be raised by a whopping 125% and to ensure that they have their way they intend to carry out a survey to seek the communities support.
This is the best bit.........they intend to do this when the polling in the May elections take place. A time when very few people turn out to vote as many have postal votes and many are not interested; proof of this is obvious as most of the Parish council have been co-opted! They should win the survey by 13 votes!
HAVE THEY NOT GOT THE MESSAGE!!
On 29 Mar 2011 at 1:48pm Rods Tiger wrote:
Thank you for your application, Alfresco, it will be considered in due course when the time comes to appoint the village idiot.
Based on the number of inacurate statements in you post and your inability to grasp any of the issues, I think you will have an excellent chance.
On 29 Mar 2011 at 2:06pm Dumbfounded wrote:
Have you ever wondered why "Ring"mer has a pub called the Anchor?
On 29 Mar 2011 at 2:50pm Rods Tiger wrote:
It's because it's where the dray anchor was left whilee the brewery delivery round was completed. The anchor would be dropped off the back of the dray for the steep descents on earwig and malling hills, to stop the cart overrunning the horses. It would be carried on the cart on the outward journey from the brewery and left at the first pub, The Anchor in Ringmer, and picked up on the way back. BTW, the Half Way House on the Uckfield road was half way round the delivery route.
On 29 Mar 2011 at 5:28pm Penguin wrote:
And was the Cock Inn where the drayman stopped for a bit of light relief?
On 29 Mar 2011 at 6:35pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
The Halfway House is half way between Tunbridge Wells and Brighton. Where the coaches used to stop.
On 29 Mar 2011 at 7:59pm Mr Forks wrote:
And The Gardeners Arms is on the site of an historic allotment!
On 29 Mar 2011 at 8:31pm Fisherman wrote:
You fell for that one Rods Tiger. Reading between the lines Alfresco was looking for a bite and succeeded at first cast.
Perhaps you should do the honourable thing by either tell him/her how you got the VI job or explain where you think the statements were inaccurate.
Get somebody to read the information slowly to you before you get caught again!!
On 30 Mar 2011 at 8:12am 'ere be monsters wrote:
You anchor Rod!
On 30 Mar 2011 at 11:01am Andaxi wrote:
Oops!! Foot and shot come to mind Rods Tiger. You've earned the aforementioned title and look to be consolidating your hold on it!
You'll be a hard act to follow.........I've read the newsletter too.
On 31 Mar 2011 at 9:35am Spring Gait wrote:
Nothing wrong in what Alfresco posted, it's all in the Ringmer Parish newsletter.
They also appear to be proud of their efforts to encourage the overspill of East Brighton into the village which has resulted in the doubling of the intake into Ringmer Primary School.
They omit to mention that this has resulted in mixed ability classes
of 30 children or more. It has also resulted in an application to site a Portakabin at the school is being considered to provide an extra classroom.
Temporary classroom for the children or extensive refurbishment for the Village Hall.........a no brainer I think!
Also with the increasing population of the Village the reservoir at Plashett Farm begins to look like a very sensible option!
Perhaps a wind farm would provide extra power too.
On 31 Mar 2011 at 10:16am MC wrote:
The idea of a reservoir at Plashett is madness. It'll be huge and exceptionally shallow so destroying a lot of land for not much water. The evaporation will be massive and it will destroy Plashett Wood, an ancient woodland and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI), an area of particular natural beauty.
On 31 Mar 2011 at 12:40pm Rosalyn wrote:
A reservoir at Palshett is madness. Currently the Conservators of the Ashdown Forest have required SE Water to investigate a leak of drinking water from a reservoir at Wych Cross. The run off has the force of a stream going into now established, but artificial wetland. It is probable that he water comes from the treatment works at Barcombe!
On 31 Mar 2011 at 12:49pm Spring Gait wrote:
Don't spoil it for me MC I was only presenting my credentials, tongue in cheek, as a candidate for the Parish Council!
The rest is fact! The 'wind farm' already exists in the Council chamber methinks.
On 31 Mar 2011 at 1:12pm Teachers Pet wrote:
What colour is it?
On 1 Apr 2011 at 5:04pm Alfresco wrote:
Ringmer Parish Council meeting on Thursday 7th April. Please be there to see the old VI before he/she is co-opted again.
On 6 Apr 2011 at 5:40pm Justin Time wrote:
I hear they are providing free beer and food too!