On 11 Jul 2011 at 1:20pm AKane wrote:
That chap who stands outside Waitrose selling big issues and his loud mouthed woman were very abusive to my husband yesterday as he drove passed them yesterday up by Abby, my blood is still boiling. Skankers
On 11 Jul 2011 at 1:25pm BigIssue wrote:
The short chap who's been selling Big Issue for years? Obviously the system works ... Much prefer the tubby chap who sings "Big Issuueeeeoooooooo" and his wife/mother although apparently they travel down from Croydon to sell it in Lewes, which makes no sense what so ever
On 11 Jul 2011 at 1:38pm AKane wrote:
The singy chap is great, no problems with him and his wife/mother. No this chap has only appeared this year. I have heard him begging in Lewes and when people say no, he mutters obsenities under his breathe.
On 11 Jul 2011 at 2:46pm stevet wrote:
I've seen the one from outside Waitrose on the bus to or from Brighton a few times. Got put off when I saw him chucking litter (drinks cans etc) out of the window of the top deck
On 11 Jul 2011 at 3:58pm NPT Lewes wrote:
We are currently liaising with the Big Issue in order to combat abusive and threatening sellers.
Please let us know if you experience any problems with any of the Big Issue sellers in Lewes.
Two sellers in Lewes have recently been suspended from selling the Big Issue due to their behaviour after complaints had been received.
PC Sarah Poplett
Neighbourhood Policing Team Lewes.
On 11 Jul 2011 at 5:05pm Clifford wrote:
Interesting that one of the few times we hear from the police in Lewes is when they're boasting about harassing Big Issue sellers.
My experience of Big Issue sellers in Lewes, particularly the couple that seem to take turns out Waitrose, is that they're very pleasant people. I've seen a lot of people chatting with them, as I do. Even the bloke who looks like a drug user has never been anything other than polite.
On 11 Jul 2011 at 8:52pm AKane wrote:
Hi Clifford, lucky you have had good experience. i for one will be avoiding them like the plague and will not be giving them any of my money. Rude, horrid people, nothing to do with the big issue, more to do with them just being nasty
On 11 Jul 2011 at 9:28pm Castle wrote:
That might be the finest piece of trolling to grace these boards in quite a while.
On 11 Jul 2011 at 9:45pm Clifford wrote:
AKane, there's someone posting here pretending to be you. The first AKane wrote, 'The singy chap is great, no problems with him and his wife/mother.' But then the other AKane wrote, 'Rude, horrid people, nothing to do with the big issue, more to do with them just being nasty.'
On 11 Jul 2011 at 10:42pm ADT wrote:
The "polite" bloke I think you might be referring to has pleaded guilty to 22 crimes and is being sentenced this month...
On 11 Jul 2011 at 10:58pm local wrote:
Obviously if it doesnt affect his royal highness CLIFFORD then it cant possibly be a problem to anyone else. Newsflash Clifford you are not the only person who lives in Lewes.
If you have nothing positive to say about the police why dont you just keep quiet.
On 12 Jul 2011 at 8:37am Vesbod wrote:
I too saw the shorter chap who sells the BI, drunk with his "girl friend" catching the bus to Brighton from the High Street. He obviously gets his money outside Waitrose and then goes off to Brighton for more booze !! I often give money to the BI sellers and don't take the mag, but I avoid these 2 idiots.
On 12 Jul 2011 at 8:39am Miss Malling nee Nevill wrote:
Totally agree local...I'm pleased the police responded to this thread..'Beggars' can be very frightening and intimidating esp to older folk...
So Clifford, go and grow a brain
On 12 Jul 2011 at 9:47am Plid Plod wrote:
Welcome to hippy dippy Cliffords world. I'm sure he'd be on the blower to the rozzers if he needed them pretty quick.
On 12 Jul 2011 at 11:07am Chailey Mouse wrote:
Like Clifford, I've never felt intimidated by the Big Issue sellers. That's not to say that others haven't, but I wonder if it isn't their conscience that's feeling threatened...?
On 12 Jul 2011 at 11:48am Clifford wrote:
Plid Plod wrote: 'Welcome to hippy dippy Cliffords world. I'm sure he'd be on the blower to the rozzers if he needed them pretty quick.'
Grow up Plid Plod. I think anyone who has ever contacted the police about anything knows that the most you can expect from them is a crime number for the insurance. And that will take a couple of days.
On 12 Jul 2011 at 11:50am Clifford wrote:
local wrote: 'If you have nothing positive to say about the police why dont you just keep quiet.'
Since when has it been illegal to criticise the police force that we pay for local?
On 12 Jul 2011 at 1:23pm ADT wrote:
Clifford, you've now been wrong twice on this thread. After the "polite" seller chap you mention tried to steal my property I reported the crime to the police, and they have been fantastic in dealing with us - through taking statements, the ID parade procedure and keeping us up to date with the court stuff. I have been nothing but impressed with the Sussex Police.
The little bloke is a known drug user (you can look him up in the Argus and he features in a case involving thefts and heroin in Brighton a couple of years ago), seems to enjoy a tin of Stella at 9am (always has a tipple while I pass him during the school run) and has basically scabbed off other people's property and charity for a bit too long.
Just saying Clifford.
On 12 Jul 2011 at 1:48pm Local wrote:
The same police who actually caught the little scumbag who burgled a house on the avenue (yes actually caught him trying to get away) and the same police who arrested the youths who broke into forfars after damaging several vehicles?
I absolutely agree we must hold the police to account but perhaps a little less negativity on the part of some may help improve confidence in the police.
Im certain there are also examples of bad policing but what will pointing those out achieve? if you have a problem contact the chief inspector of the district who certainly does not take any nonsense.
On 12 Jul 2011 at 1:49pm BigIssue wrote:
Which "polite" chap are we referring to? The tubby singing fella who is possibly Turkish or something like that? (who I first meant) Can't believe he would try to steal owt
On 12 Jul 2011 at 2:35pm ADT wrote:
No BigIssue, not him.
On 12 Jul 2011 at 9:34pm mike wrote:
The tubby singing fella who is possibly Turkish or something
has been working in seaford the last 2 weeks .how can you say he`s a crimy , can you back up your comments ? .at least he`s trying to earn his cash .and not sitting in the The Gardeners Arms or Lewes Arms thinking the world own him a favor while dribbling over a pint.he is at least better dressed than the trampy lot that do use these pubs.....
On 13 Jul 2011 at 8:33am sashimi wrote:
Hey, Mike, is that me you're talking about? I may be badly dressed, but I don't dribble over my pint.