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laura ashley parking this sunday

On 15 Aug 2009 at 8:02am not ncp wrote:
anyone fancy scuppering the scam of the clampers, i have a spare blue hat ! was think about getting down there early to stand and inform drivers not to park there, in the vain hope that if the clampers caught no one for 2 or 3 weeks they might not be so keen to turn up if they went home empty handed,
On 15 Aug 2009 at 9:08am TDA wrote:
I've thought about doing something suitably Banksyish there too, like daubing a giant clamp on the ground or a massive radioactive sign or something. Then I realized I couldn't be bothered.

What I'd like to know is are the spaces being "protected" for someone (presumably a local business owner) to park there? Or is it purely a money-making scam? Who owns that tiny bit of ground? Who watches the watchmen? Who is paying the clampers?
On 15 Aug 2009 at 9:48am Here we go again wrote:
- Land owned by investment property company in London (called Cheval)
- Clamping B'stards employed by Cheval
- Cheval also sell car parking permits to maximise their income from their investment
On 15 Aug 2009 at 10:06am Spongebob wrote:
I have a devilishly cunning plan to outwit the nazi clampers.
Wait for this because it's reveloutionary.

I don't park there
On 15 Aug 2009 at 10:52am ItsTheWeekend wrote:
If my car (pulling my caravan) were to breakdown by the entrance to those parking spaces preventing access to those places (but still allowing room for traffic to pass) would I be clamped? (even though I had my engine bonnet up with a sign on the windscreen saying I was waiting for the repairman (who seemed to be taken an unusually long time to arrive))
On 15 Aug 2009 at 1:54pm Spongebob wrote:

If my aunty had bollox, she'd be my uncle
On 15 Aug 2009 at 2:22pm Pearl wrote:
Lol are u on something spongey?
On 15 Aug 2009 at 2:32pm Squidward wrote:
V funny Spongebob!
On 15 Aug 2009 at 2:58pm not ncp wrote:
so back to op, guess you all want to moan but are not up for trying a little wheeze to upset the apple cart, im still game if someone wants to join me,
On 15 Aug 2009 at 4:58pm Spongebob wrote:
Are you going to be there tomorrow morning Not ncp ?

I'm coming down just for a laugh to see you wearing your sandwhich board...LMFAO !!!
On 15 Aug 2009 at 9:38pm not ncp wrote:
spongey not this week as lack of iterest, and if its nice weather will go enjoy myself by scratching aunty bettys sweatys
On 15 Aug 2009 at 10:53pm Lopster wrote:
started off as a good thread with a great idea - thwarted by apathetic tarts - I cannot believe a company in London is allowed to buy parking spaces in Lewes just to make money? why don't local shops that could benefit own this space - who owned it before and how in god's name can they have been allowed to sell it on like this? - absolutely unbelievable situation - can only suppose our swallock-less councillors are involved somehow
On 16 Aug 2009 at 12:19pm sashimi wrote:
I believe the land and the nearby buildings belong to a single owner who has contracted with a clamper to raise income from the parking area on the site by selling permits and clamping those who park there illegally. That may be why the tenants aren't being too active about discouraging parkers. Not NCP's idea is good but I suspect the patience of the clampers will outlast that of the picketers. Lopster, much as I disrespect the Council, I don't think we can lay this at their door. They haven't caused this situation and I don't think they have any powers to resolve it. The law needs changing to bring England into line with Scotland where the clampers and the landlord would be locked up. So, lobby Norman.
On 16 Aug 2009 at 12:54pm not ncp , wrote:
was out early in the sunshine, happy to do it next week rain or shine, yes im sure the clampits would hang around longer than me, as they gat paid, but would be fun for a while, i just feel it would be good for 2 of us to be there, for witness purposes, get my drift, if anyone wants to join me let me know,
On 16 Aug 2009 at 3:40pm not ncp wrote:
sorry you feel like that spongenob, think its best to end this thread now,
On 16 Aug 2009 at 3:56pm Spongebob wrote:
I think it's probably best to end your life now don't you ?....you sad individual.
On 16 Aug 2009 at 4:08pm Keeley wrote:
On 16 Aug 2009 at 4:12pm Good doer wrote:
Spongebob you are a knob
On 16 Aug 2009 at 4:43pm Spongebob wrote:
Thank you....now f**k off and slit your wrists too.
On 16 Aug 2009 at 5:20pm Good doer wrote:
thank you........and you are still a knob
On 16 Aug 2009 at 8:57pm jonnyboy wrote:
A foreign guy in a 4x4 parked opposite the Waitrose loading bay today and was clamped. He was parked right beside a warning sign. However the sign is placed above head height (presumably to deter vandals). How many people look upwards for signs. I regularly warn people about the clampers but 3 weeks ago when I told a couple parking at Laura Ashleys that they would be clamped they argued with me, saying they had parked there before and anyway, wouldn't be long. When I pointed out the clamper's van they moved. The clampers don't only operate on Sundays but I guess the bootfairers are easy targets. A shout always goes up at the bootfair when the clampers arrive and to suggest that the organisers employ someone to warn people (as suggested in a previous post) would, I'm sure, put up pitch prices. The organisers pay for the carpark 52 weeks a year whatever the weather and I don't think it's making any of them rich. "not ncp" if you can help please do. Maybe take a megaphone with you to warn people and an AK47 for the clampers.
On 16 Aug 2009 at 10:06pm Squidward wrote:
Spongebob, thank goodness for people like you who say it as it is! Your posts on so many of the topics on here are well observed, brutally frank and hilarious- keep it up and 'lopster' if you were referring to me as an 'apethetic tart' you are a Knob too!!
On 17 Aug 2009 at 9:05am Merlin Milner wrote:
Please see previous posts about this subject and my correspodance with the owners.
On 17 Aug 2009 at 12:20pm Skinny wrote:
People must be blind if they can't see the signs up...judging by the size of the women's arses at the bootsale it wouldn't do them any harm to park further away...try a car park!!!!
On 17 Aug 2009 at 4:23pm sashimi wrote:
The large signs are cleverly designed to be unreadable as well as being placed well above eye level. They say: "WARNING" instead of "NO PARKING" in big letters and the text is in red in caps which is much harder to read. So, they are designed to be ignored which they are which is what the clampers want. It's a bit like the warnings on cigarette packets, designed to have the minimum impact.
On 17 Aug 2009 at 7:13pm Spongebob wrote:
Common sense sashimi...common sense.

That goes for the warnings on fag packets, booze and signs up at beachy head saying you might die if you jump over the edge.

Absolutely priceless
On 17 Aug 2009 at 9:01pm Good doer wrote:
He's still a knob though Squidward....
On 17 Aug 2009 at 9:35pm laughable wrote:
responsible for your own actions, spongebob . you seem to be responsible for insults, and turning things in to personal grudges, and arguments, do you feel responsible ? well do you,
On 18 Aug 2009 at 5:01am Spongebob wrote:
Do ya punk ?, do ya ? do ya feel lucky ? Never been responsible in my life...of course that is unless i'm parking somewhere and then i'm very responsible !!!
On 18 Aug 2009 at 9:41am Miss Rambler wrote:
I think Spongebob speaks perfect sense...it's about time people took responsibility for their own actions.....there are plenty of places to park in lewes on Sunday in order to go to the bootsale...some people are just too idle to walk a few hundred metres...
On 18 Aug 2009 at 9:58pm Lopster wrote:
course not squidward
shame spongebob is such a selfish get though who cares not for his fellow Spongiidae - think of others for a change - if you went to a strange town and a nice local warned you that you could get a disproportionate fine for parking somewhere - would you not be grateful?
On 19 Aug 2009 at 5:29pm Berry wrote:
Quiet right Spongebob, common sense is sadly lacking today, the signs are hardly miniscule and they are there to be read, I noticed them the very first time I came to the car boot sale on a Sunday.
On 21 Aug 2009 at 9:40am Squidward wrote:
Lopster you are forgiven!
Of course, that would be very kind if someone took the trouble to warn against parking somewhere where heavy fines were enforced, but there are signs there and people should take the time to check and read them.
On 21 Aug 2009 at 10:55am Spongebob wrote:
Personally, i think the more people that get clamped there, the better. It just shows some people up for what they are...complete thicktons
On 21 Aug 2009 at 3:30pm john browne wrote:
Spongebob have you no brain or are u irish then i understand u have never used it
On 21 Aug 2009 at 3:33pm Spongebob wrote:
Says the person who uses a mix of text talk and generally poor grammar in un-punctuated sentances.
Do you need that explaining too you PEASANT.
On 21 Aug 2009 at 4:36pm Observer wrote:
He obviously assumed that someone using a name from a childrens cartoon would probably understand it better. Think we can all see who the peasant is !
On 21 Aug 2009 at 4:45pm Spongebob wrote:
He ?.......or she ???
On 21 Aug 2009 at 6:14pm Observer wrote:
The name John is kind of a hint, unless you are a thickton of course.
On 21 Aug 2009 at 9:11pm Squidward wrote:
There are no thiktons in 'bikini bottom' only 'planktons' silly!! Spongebob, what are you???
On 21 Aug 2009 at 9:21pm Hotlips wrote:
Spongebob you must be a man as you are to brutal to be a women!!!!!
On 24 Aug 2009 at 10:52pm freq wrote:
you do appear to be a bit of a mr Angry Spongebob,

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