Squatters hold up Brighton restaurant plans

TGI Friday's has pulled out of plans to redevelop the old Post Office as squatters have moved in

TGI Friday's has pulled out of plans to redevelop the old Post Office as squatters have moved in

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A multi-national restaurant chain has shelved proposals for a new eatery – because squatters have taken over the planned site.

TGI Friday’s was set to have its licence decided on Friday (January 4) by Brighton and Hove City Council.

But the Texas-based company had to withdraw at the last minute as it could not access the Ship Street site.

The fire service asked developers for more details on safety procedures, but the company could not heed their calls because squatters are living in the Old Post Office site.

However, Walsingham Planning’s Mark Thackeray, who is acting on behalf of TGI Friday’s, said that they still hoped to open the new restaurant later in the year.

He said: “There were a few matters which needed clearing up but as I understand it we can’t access the building at the moment because of squatters.

“We’re still working on it and TGI Friday’s is still very keen to open in Brighton.”

Job creation

Blueprints submitted to the council show that the 250-seat restaurant would create 90 full-time and 60 part-time jobs.

The dining room would take up much of the ground floor of the Grade II listed property with a separate bar area also featuring.

Last year when the plans were first put in, council bosses asked the company to provide more details on how it would protect the architectural and historical character of the building.

They also flagged up concerns around the intention to use the building for housing and asked the company to consider the upper floors for flats.

Built in 1925, the building was a post office until 2007. Since then it has been vacant apart from squatters.

Police powerless

New laws brought in last year made it illegal to squat in residential properties. However, commercial buildings are still within the law.

A Sussex Police spokesman said that they were powerless to evict the squatters but would help “keep the peace” if the owners decided to take action.

Alex Casper has not squatted in the building but knows people who have.

He said: “I’m sure they will complain about how we destroy buildings but what destroys buildings is the apathy and inconsiderate nature of developers who leave properties empty for years.”

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2:49pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Dealing with idiots says...

Get TGI's to send the bill for wasted time to Jason Kitcat and his mottly crew. Could the Argus take some pics through the window to see how the squatters are restoring and caring for the building?

Please can we have out town back from the champagne Marxists. Email us now
greensoutnow@gmail.c
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Get TGI's to send the bill for wasted time to Jason Kitcat and his mottly crew. Could the Argus take some pics through the window to see how the squatters are restoring and caring for the building? Please can we have out town back from the champagne Marxists. Email us now greensoutnow@gmail.c om Dealing with idiots
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3:06pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Mr_Tom says...

Alex Casper needs a reality check...
"I’m sure they will complain about how we destroy buildings but what destroys buildings is the apathy and inconsiderate nature of developers who leave properties empty for years."
that's fair enough but when you stop the new residents moving in you are just as bad..
I don't think these people realise how much of the population are disgusted by the way they act..
and I'm a very liberal person! but when I see 'squatters' using the term to mean 'party organisers there to destroy a property' I think it's pretty dreadful..
these people need to stop giving squatting a bad name..
Alex Casper needs a reality check... "I’m sure they will complain about how we destroy buildings but what destroys buildings is the apathy and inconsiderate nature of developers who leave properties empty for years." that's fair enough but when you stop the new residents moving in you are just as bad.. I don't think these people realise how much of the population are disgusted by the way they act.. and I'm a very liberal person! but when I see 'squatters' using the term to mean 'party organisers there to destroy a property' I think it's pretty dreadful.. these people need to stop giving squatting a bad name.. Mr_Tom
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3:36pm Mon 7 Jan 13

banargustrolls says...

Good I hope the squatters stay there until the Post Office returns. As if we need further deterioration of the Laines from the likes of TGI Friday's... FFS Friday's more like..
And why on earth is there an apostrophe in their name anyway?
Good I hope the squatters stay there until the Post Office returns. As if we need further deterioration of the Laines from the likes of TGI Friday's... FFS Friday's more like.. And why on earth is there an apostrophe in their name anyway? banargustrolls
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3:38pm Mon 7 Jan 13

voiceofthescoombe says...

Fine squat in an unused building but when its going to be used again clear off.
Its been empty for 5 years you've had a good run clear off.
Fine squat in an unused building but when its going to be used again clear off. Its been empty for 5 years you've had a good run clear off. voiceofthescoombe
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3:40pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Fairfax Sakes says...

Those pesky kids....
Those pesky kids.... Fairfax Sakes
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3:41pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Thetruth666 says...

How about the the people who will not be working because the building is unavailable?Ironic that people who have no intention of working have managed to stop so many others from working.The law needs to be changed to make this illegal but also to stop buildings being left empty for years.It's crazy that in a city as expensive to live in as Brighton that buildings are left empty.
How about the the people who will not be working because the building is unavailable?Ironic that people who have no intention of working have managed to stop so many others from working.The law needs to be changed to make this illegal but also to stop buildings being left empty for years.It's crazy that in a city as expensive to live in as Brighton that buildings are left empty. Thetruth666
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3:51pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Gee Jay says...

Some people just don;t deserve to be called 'citizens'.
They put nothing in to the community, but see it as their right to take everything THEY want out of it.
Benefits are taken, but paid for, and worked for, by the real citizens and businesses of the community.
New businesses opening mean jobs (although these freeloaders don't know what a day's work means).
What have we come to when anyone can decide to break into someone else's property, and the law is such that the police cannot force them to leave?
I fear for the future that appears to be facing the generations to come.
Some people just don;t deserve to be called 'citizens'. They put nothing in to the community, but see it as their right to take everything THEY want out of it. Benefits are taken, but paid for, and worked for, by the real citizens and businesses of the community. New businesses opening mean jobs (although these freeloaders don't know what a day's work means). What have we come to when anyone can decide to break into someone else's property, and the law is such that the police cannot force them to leave? I fear for the future that appears to be facing the generations to come. Gee Jay
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3:52pm Mon 7 Jan 13

juleshove says...

Get the squatters out ! All they do is ruin buildings.

Shame its TGI's which is only one step up from very downmarket chains like Weatherspoons, which only encourage alcoholics.
Get the squatters out ! All they do is ruin buildings. Shame its TGI's which is only one step up from very downmarket chains like Weatherspoons, which only encourage alcoholics. juleshove
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3:59pm Mon 7 Jan 13

tooned_in says...

Tragic for the city as the new owners would renovate a wonderful building to the standards the council set & bring employment to approx140 people!
When the local community suffers because of squatting thats when special tactics are needed and squatters should simply moved on.
Perhaps they may even like one of the vacancies in TGI's and go and rent somewhere like most people have to
Tragic for the city as the new owners would renovate a wonderful building to the standards the council set & bring employment to approx140 people! When the local community suffers because of squatting thats when special tactics are needed and squatters should simply moved on. Perhaps they may even like one of the vacancies in TGI's and go and rent somewhere like most people have to tooned_in
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4:11pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

Oh brilliant, thanks Squatters, now we have to look at these old dank building while you hole up and use the free space. There could be a TGI's that creates more jobs but nooooooooooooo got to squat, because you are soooo desperate. I absolutely despise squatters.
Oh brilliant, thanks Squatters, now we have to look at these old dank building while you hole up and use the free space. There could be a TGI's that creates more jobs but nooooooooooooo got to squat, because you are soooo desperate. I absolutely despise squatters. Hoarder12345444
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4:26pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Algeria Touchshriek says...

Kitekat and the snot Greens.

Remember, they have more hate in them than the BNP, and the BNP are a pretty hateful lot.
Kitekat and the snot Greens. Remember, they have more hate in them than the BNP, and the BNP are a pretty hateful lot. Algeria Touchshriek
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5:00pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Thetruth666 says...

Algeria Touchshriek, Couldn't agree more.
Algeria Touchshriek, Couldn't agree more. Thetruth666
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5:04pm Mon 7 Jan 13

vivelavive says...

Thetruth666 wrote:
How about the the people who will not be working because the building is unavailable?Ironic that people who have no intention of working have managed to stop so many others from working.The law needs to be changed to make this illegal but also to stop buildings being left empty for years.It's crazy that in a city as expensive to live in as Brighton that buildings are left empty.
Spot on! The law is protecting deadbeats and allowing them to stick two fingers up at the rest us while they enjoy their alternative lifestyle and simultaneously standing in the way of over 100 people getting jobs!!
You couldn't make it up!!
[quote][p][bold]Thetruth666[/bold] wrote: How about the the people who will not be working because the building is unavailable?Ironic that people who have no intention of working have managed to stop so many others from working.The law needs to be changed to make this illegal but also to stop buildings being left empty for years.It's crazy that in a city as expensive to live in as Brighton that buildings are left empty.[/p][/quote]Spot on! The law is protecting deadbeats and allowing them to stick two fingers up at the rest us while they enjoy their alternative lifestyle and simultaneously standing in the way of over 100 people getting jobs!! You couldn't make it up!! vivelavive
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5:06pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Brightonaldm says...

Good. TGI Fridays are not welcome in the city. We're already saturated with big multinationals taking business away from independent, locally-run establishments. I'd rather see citizens who don't have a home to go to be able to sleep with a roof over their head, especially in the depth of winter.

Typical reactionary, tabloid nonsense from a paper that's no longer local and a readership comprised almost entirely of Thatcherite curtain twitchers.
Good. TGI Fridays are not welcome in the city. We're already saturated with big multinationals taking business away from independent, locally-run establishments. I'd rather see citizens who don't have a home to go to be able to sleep with a roof over their head, especially in the depth of winter. Typical reactionary, tabloid nonsense from a paper that's no longer local and a readership comprised almost entirely of Thatcherite curtain twitchers. Brightonaldm
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5:09pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

Once again its the minority miscreants that spoil things for those who care and contribute.

Just awaiting comments from the usual morons and of course the green party's own village idiot, who as ever will attempt tp reason that its OK.
Once again its the minority miscreants that spoil things for those who care and contribute. Just awaiting comments from the usual morons and of course the green party's own village idiot, who as ever will attempt tp reason that its OK. Somethingsarejustwrong
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5:17pm Mon 7 Jan 13

moonster says...

They don't own it so send in the police kick them out and tell them to do one. Bring on TGI's.
They don't own it so send in the police kick them out and tell them to do one. Bring on TGI's. moonster
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5:21pm Mon 7 Jan 13

kkj says...

Algeria Touchshriek wrote:
Kitekat and the snot Greens.

Remember, they have more hate in them than the BNP, and the BNP are a pretty hateful lot.
You do appear to be rather hateful yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Algeria Touchshriek[/bold] wrote: Kitekat and the snot Greens. Remember, they have more hate in them than the BNP, and the BNP are a pretty hateful lot.[/p][/quote]You do appear to be rather hateful yourself. kkj
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5:26pm Mon 7 Jan 13

LargeAndInCharge says...

It's actually quite easy to get rid of squatters. All you have to do is follow these three simple steps:
1) Open the door / letter box
2) Chuck a bar of soap in there
3) Watch the vermin run.
Job done!!!
It's actually quite easy to get rid of squatters. All you have to do is follow these three simple steps: 1) Open the door / letter box 2) Chuck a bar of soap in there 3) Watch the vermin run. Job done!!! LargeAndInCharge
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6:18pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

LargeAndInCharge wrote:
It's actually quite easy to get rid of squatters. All you have to do is follow these three simple steps:
1) Open the door / letter box
2) Chuck a bar of soap in there
3) Watch the vermin run.
Job done!!!
How true, soap can usually be relied on to get rid of scum
[quote][p][bold]LargeAndInCharge[/bold] wrote: It's actually quite easy to get rid of squatters. All you have to do is follow these three simple steps: 1) Open the door / letter box 2) Chuck a bar of soap in there 3) Watch the vermin run. Job done!!![/p][/quote]How true, soap can usually be relied on to get rid of scum Somethingsarejustwrong
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6:51pm Mon 7 Jan 13

NickBrt says...

No doubt Jason, Caroline, Philomena and all the rest will be thrilled by this. their lovely squatters having a building all to themselves whereas TGI would at least have paid some business rates.
No doubt Jason, Caroline, Philomena and all the rest will be thrilled by this. their lovely squatters having a building all to themselves whereas TGI would at least have paid some business rates. NickBrt
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6:52pm Mon 7 Jan 13

stir up says...

If only we had a law so that we could send them to Rockall off the coast of Scotland and just drop in basic supplies. Transportation to Australia is no longer possible but this would do the job.
There will be several trying to defend their actions but they really have no defence, let the people who think this is OK invite them into their own homes and let them have free rein then see how they like it.
If only we had a law so that we could send them to Rockall off the coast of Scotland and just drop in basic supplies. Transportation to Australia is no longer possible but this would do the job. There will be several trying to defend their actions but they really have no defence, let the people who think this is OK invite them into their own homes and let them have free rein then see how they like it. stir up
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7:20pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

Brightonaldm wrote:
Good. TGI Fridays are not welcome in the city. We're already saturated with big multinationals taking business away from independent, locally-run establishments. I'd rather see citizens who don't have a home to go to be able to sleep with a roof over their head, especially in the depth of winter.

Typical reactionary, tabloid nonsense from a paper that's no longer local and a readership comprised almost entirely of Thatcherite curtain twitchers.
You are so dumb you could be Caroline in disguise.
[quote][p][bold]Brightonaldm[/bold] wrote: Good. TGI Fridays are not welcome in the city. We're already saturated with big multinationals taking business away from independent, locally-run establishments. I'd rather see citizens who don't have a home to go to be able to sleep with a roof over their head, especially in the depth of winter. Typical reactionary, tabloid nonsense from a paper that's no longer local and a readership comprised almost entirely of Thatcherite curtain twitchers.[/p][/quote]You are so dumb you could be Caroline in disguise. Idontbelieveit1948
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10:13pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Living in the real world. says...

As a senior resident in Brighton who's life has been made hell by nearby squatters in the past I simply can't believe that we haven't changed he law to include commercial premises.

These are awful and selfish people and they need to be shown the door and told that if they try to come back they will be arrested.

I sometimes think the world's gone mad when I read stories like this.
As a senior resident in Brighton who's life has been made hell by nearby squatters in the past I simply can't believe that we haven't changed he law to include commercial premises. These are awful and selfish people and they need to be shown the door and told that if they try to come back they will be arrested. I sometimes think the world's gone mad when I read stories like this. Living in the real world.
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11:18pm Mon 7 Jan 13

imnotpc says...

Can't they just send in a few really nasty people with baseball bats to give them a really good beating? I'm sure the scum would think twice about doing it again.On the plus side it would give decent people some excellent entertainment to watch it happen lol
Can't they just send in a few really nasty people with baseball bats to give them a really good beating? I'm sure the scum would think twice about doing it again.On the plus side it would give decent people some excellent entertainment to watch it happen lol imnotpc
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1:34am Tue 8 Jan 13

Thoushillnotjudge says...

Nothing new! If your in the majority in life your doomed! In the minority your treated like a king! end of
Nothing new! If your in the majority in life your doomed! In the minority your treated like a king! end of Thoushillnotjudge
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1:36am Tue 8 Jan 13

Thoushillnotjudge says...

Alex Casper needs to get a job and stop freeloading off the rest of the world! Yet our incompetent leaders allow people like this to get their own way. Pathetic this country is beyond control or help!
Alex Casper needs to get a job and stop freeloading off the rest of the world! Yet our incompetent leaders allow people like this to get their own way. Pathetic this country is beyond control or help! Thoushillnotjudge
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1:39am Tue 8 Jan 13

Thoushillnotjudge says...

Quick question so why do I and everyone else have to pay council tax? Yet these people are allowed to freeload off all of us? Is that a fair world? No just freeloaders taking advantage of laspes in the laws of the country we live in. Down to the incompetents the run this country we have to roll with it! Pathetic!
Quick question so why do I and everyone else have to pay council tax? Yet these people are allowed to freeload off all of us? Is that a fair world? No just freeloaders taking advantage of laspes in the laws of the country we live in. Down to the incompetents the run this country we have to roll with it! Pathetic! Thoushillnotjudge
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4:01am Tue 8 Jan 13

Poccypoc says...

Get these thugs and scroungers out of there ASAP! I pay my mortgage, my bills - why should these long-haired layabouts get something for nothing? No reason at all, so get them outta there!
Get these thugs and scroungers out of there ASAP! I pay my mortgage, my bills - why should these long-haired layabouts get something for nothing? No reason at all, so get them outta there! Poccypoc
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5:34am Tue 8 Jan 13

willy harris says...

how about asking mister hootstratan to help ,he knows how to get scroungers out,,or get the fire brigade to put hoses in the top windows full blast for an hour or two,,might see the rats leaving,plus the mice like creatures,
how about asking mister hootstratan to help ,he knows how to get scroungers out,,or get the fire brigade to put hoses in the top windows full blast for an hour or two,,might see the rats leaving,plus the mice like creatures, willy harris
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8:11am Tue 8 Jan 13

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

juleshove wrote:
Get the squatters out ! All they do is ruin buildings.

Shame its TGI's which is only one step up from very downmarket chains like Weatherspoons, which only encourage alcoholics.
As you cannot spell the name of the company you decide to quote you illustrate your ignorance immediately & then reinforce this with a pathetic stereotype, I wonder if you have ever seen the posh grannies sipping tea on the nearest one to this site which has been extensively. & expensively fitted out?
[quote][p][bold]juleshove[/bold] wrote: Get the squatters out ! All they do is ruin buildings. Shame its TGI's which is only one step up from very downmarket chains like Weatherspoons, which only encourage alcoholics.[/p][/quote]As you cannot spell the name of the company you decide to quote you illustrate your ignorance immediately & then reinforce this with a pathetic stereotype, I wonder if you have ever seen the posh grannies sipping tea on the nearest one to this site which has been extensively. & expensively fitted out? ShorehamBeachcomber
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8:57am Tue 8 Jan 13

Siboloy says...

Surely these squatters have been there for months, they were certainly in there back in May. Is there more to this and the squatters are being used to divert attention from the real reason the TGI deal fell through.
Surely these squatters have been there for months, they were certainly in there back in May. Is there more to this and the squatters are being used to divert attention from the real reason the TGI deal fell through. Siboloy
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10:18am Tue 8 Jan 13

inadaptado says...

Siboloy wrote:
Surely these squatters have been there for months, they were certainly in there back in May. Is there more to this and the squatters are being used to divert attention from the real reason the TGI deal fell through.
My thoughts exactly. This all reeks of excuse. And a good one, they only needed to yell 'squatters!' and nobody will talk about anything else.
[quote][p][bold]Siboloy[/bold] wrote: Surely these squatters have been there for months, they were certainly in there back in May. Is there more to this and the squatters are being used to divert attention from the real reason the TGI deal fell through.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. This all reeks of excuse. And a good one, they only needed to yell 'squatters!' and nobody will talk about anything else. inadaptado
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10:26am Tue 8 Jan 13

Joshiman says...

Get rid.Council what are you doing?.What are you about?What is your policy re squatters/travellers
/tentewrs/campers?.W
e want Brighton back.
Get rid.Council what are you doing?.What are you about?What is your policy re squatters/travellers /tentewrs/campers?.W e want Brighton back. Joshiman
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11:31am Tue 8 Jan 13

Weirdorama says...

Joshiman wrote:
Get rid.Council what are you doing?.What are you about?What is your policy re squatters/travellers

/tentewrs/campers?.W

e want Brighton back.
Blimey don't rely on the Greens to do anything about them, you're more likely to see Jason Kitkat handing them bowls of couscous than evict them.
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Get rid.Council what are you doing?.What are you about?What is your policy re squatters/travellers /tentewrs/campers?.W e want Brighton back.[/p][/quote]Blimey don't rely on the Greens to do anything about them, you're more likely to see Jason Kitkat handing them bowls of couscous than evict them. Weirdorama
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12:02pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Seagulls2 says...

banargustrolls wrote:
Good I hope the squatters stay there until the Post Office returns. As if we need further deterioration of the Laines from the likes of TGI Friday's... FFS Friday's more like..
And why on earth is there an apostrophe in their name anyway?
Looking on line the apostrophe is sometimes there and sometimes not - though probably this is a lack of subediting by the Argus. MORE IMPORTANTLY please use the proper term for this area of Brighton - The Lanes. The area north of Jubilee Street is The North Laine ( singular). You're not guilty of this - but I get increasingly frustrated by the use of "The south Lanes" there is no such place!
[quote][p][bold]banargustrolls[/bold] wrote: Good I hope the squatters stay there until the Post Office returns. As if we need further deterioration of the Laines from the likes of TGI Friday's... FFS Friday's more like.. And why on earth is there an apostrophe in their name anyway?[/p][/quote]Looking on line the apostrophe is sometimes there and sometimes not - though probably this is a lack of subediting by the Argus. MORE IMPORTANTLY please use the proper term for this area of Brighton - The Lanes. The area north of Jubilee Street is The North Laine ( singular). You're not guilty of this - but I get increasingly frustrated by the use of "The south Lanes" there is no such place! Seagulls2
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12:35pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Therapist says...

Brightonaldm

"Thatcherite curtain twitchers."

Mr Nail, this is Mr Head. Pleased to meet you.

Heheh, I'm keeping that one, thanks.
Brightonaldm "Thatcherite curtain twitchers." Mr Nail, this is Mr Head. Pleased to meet you. Heheh, I'm keeping that one, thanks. Therapist
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1:09pm Tue 8 Jan 13

ThinkBrighton says...

squatters - they steal gas and electricity,
rip out and sell anything of value in the property,ruin the property with graffiti and before they leavemark the property mark it with urine like sewer rats. But they still stay the Greens most supported friends
Its about time the majority of the tax paying people of Brighton did something and Vote the greens out at the next election
squatters - they steal gas and electricity, rip out and sell anything of value in the property,ruin the property with graffiti and before they leavemark the property mark it with urine like sewer rats. But they still stay the Greens most supported friends Its about time the majority of the tax paying people of Brighton did something and Vote the greens out at the next election ThinkBrighton
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1:35pm Tue 8 Jan 13

baron Von Skidmark says...

Mmmm not sure what is more of a stain on my beloved Brighton America's answer to a Harvester or thieving stinky, parasites. - People power comrades...let us re-take our once beautiful city ...!
Mmmm not sure what is more of a stain on my beloved Brighton America's answer to a Harvester or thieving stinky, parasites. - People power comrades...let us re-take our once beautiful city ...! baron Von Skidmark
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3:28pm Tue 8 Jan 13

s_james says...

Classic Argus comments, hilarious reading as always
Classic Argus comments, hilarious reading as always s_james
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5:06pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Number Six says...

baron Von Skidmark wrote:
Mmmm not sure what is more of a stain on my beloved Brighton America's answer to a Harvester or thieving stinky, parasites. - People power comrades...let us re-take our once beautiful city ...!
I would have thought being the major place in the UK for drug deaths would be a much bigger stain, or the two guys who were beaten up for being gay. A restaurant doesn't seem to come close. Then again, I'm not a snob, I have no problem with Harvester per se. Apart from Katerina, which is crap
[quote][p][bold]baron Von Skidmark[/bold] wrote: Mmmm not sure what is more of a stain on my beloved Brighton America's answer to a Harvester or thieving stinky, parasites. - People power comrades...let us re-take our once beautiful city ...![/p][/quote]I would have thought being the major place in the UK for drug deaths would be a much bigger stain, or the two guys who were beaten up for being gay. A restaurant doesn't seem to come close. Then again, I'm not a snob, I have no problem with Harvester per se. Apart from Katerina, which is crap Number Six
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5:21pm Tue 8 Jan 13

passthebook says...

Wasn't there an article on here somewhere last year about asbestos being broken up by the squatters in this building.
Can the squatters sue the owners if they become ill down the track?
Wasn't there an article on here somewhere last year about asbestos being broken up by the squatters in this building. Can the squatters sue the owners if they become ill down the track? passthebook
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5:46pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Falmer Wizard says...

When did trespassing become legal? there are any number of offices empty at present, if the Council show they are supporting those who occupy then we are going to become over run,What a state Brighton is becoming.
When did trespassing become legal? there are any number of offices empty at present, if the Council show they are supporting those who occupy then we are going to become over run,What a state Brighton is becoming. Falmer Wizard
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5:51pm Tue 8 Jan 13

sussexguy says...

Like Brighton needs yet another restaurant! Most European towns and cities have a daily market, often located in an attractive building. What does Brighton get? A dreary miserable excuse for a market, held once a week in boring Churchill Square. The old post office in Ship Street would be an ideal location for a daily market, providing the situation with deliveries could be sorted out.
Like Brighton needs yet another restaurant! Most European towns and cities have a daily market, often located in an attractive building. What does Brighton get? A dreary miserable excuse for a market, held once a week in boring Churchill Square. The old post office in Ship Street would be an ideal location for a daily market, providing the situation with deliveries could be sorted out. sussexguy
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7:24pm Tue 8 Jan 13

passthebook says...

TGI sucks so good riddance anyway.

They have obviously left the project because the listed building is too expensive and difficult to restore, their plans have already been rejected for not being sympathetic to the buildings original character and probably too controversial and troublesome to pursue.

Probably purely the argus blaming the squatters just to stir up trouble.

Still, the squatters should not be allowed to destroy this lovely building. It's a disgrace that any effort to restore and maintain it are made so difficult but destroying it so easy, and apparently legal. What a crazy world.
TGI sucks so good riddance anyway. They have obviously left the project because the listed building is too expensive and difficult to restore, their plans have already been rejected for not being sympathetic to the buildings original character and probably too controversial and troublesome to pursue. Probably purely the argus blaming the squatters just to stir up trouble. Still, the squatters should not be allowed to destroy this lovely building. It's a disgrace that any effort to restore and maintain it are made so difficult but destroying it so easy, and apparently legal. What a crazy world. passthebook
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7:30pm Tue 8 Jan 13

passthebook says...

hmm that's odd
hmm that's odd passthebook
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8:04pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

passthebook wrote:
hmm that's odd
Not as odd as you, having two versions of a very similar post and then making them both and then reflecting afterwards in this way. Are you taking illegal substances perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]passthebook[/bold] wrote: hmm that's odd[/p][/quote]Not as odd as you, having two versions of a very similar post and then making them both and then reflecting afterwards in this way. Are you taking illegal substances perhaps? Somethingsarejustwrong
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8:12pm Tue 8 Jan 13

imnotpc says...

Thoushillnotjudge wrote:
Nothing new! If your in the majority in life your doomed! In the minority your treated like a king! end of
yes your right.Why is it we in this country seem to do everything the wrong way round? Other countries must laugh at the way we carry on here.Be nice to look after the majority for a change which after all is the right thing to do
[quote][p][bold]Thoushillnotjudge[/bold] wrote: Nothing new! If your in the majority in life your doomed! In the minority your treated like a king! end of[/p][/quote]yes your right.Why is it we in this country seem to do everything the wrong way round? Other countries must laugh at the way we carry on here.Be nice to look after the majority for a change which after all is the right thing to do imnotpc
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8:12pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Farouche says...

Arrest all the squatters and put them in prison.
Arrest all the squatters and put them in prison. Farouche
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8:15pm Tue 8 Jan 13

passthebook says...

Somethingsarejustwro
ng
wrote:
passthebook wrote:
hmm that's odd
Not as odd as you, having two versions of a very similar post and then making them both and then reflecting afterwards in this way. Are you taking illegal substances perhaps?
maybe I am, or maybe I should? accidental slip but thought I'd caught it before it went ahead and made me look a bit, odd.
[quote][p][bold]Somethingsarejustwro ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]passthebook[/bold] wrote: hmm that's odd[/p][/quote]Not as odd as you, having two versions of a very similar post and then making them both and then reflecting afterwards in this way. Are you taking illegal substances perhaps?[/p][/quote]maybe I am, or maybe I should? accidental slip but thought I'd caught it before it went ahead and made me look a bit, odd. passthebook
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9:24pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Somethingsarejustwrong says...

passthebook wrote:
Somethingsarejustwro

ng
wrote:
passthebook wrote:
hmm that's odd
Not as odd as you, having two versions of a very similar post and then making them both and then reflecting afterwards in this way. Are you taking illegal substances perhaps?
maybe I am, or maybe I should? accidental slip but thought I'd caught it before it went ahead and made me look a bit, odd.
Caught which? Now I am really confused.
[quote][p][bold]passthebook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somethingsarejustwro ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]passthebook[/bold] wrote: hmm that's odd[/p][/quote]Not as odd as you, having two versions of a very similar post and then making them both and then reflecting afterwards in this way. Are you taking illegal substances perhaps?[/p][/quote]maybe I am, or maybe I should? accidental slip but thought I'd caught it before it went ahead and made me look a bit, odd.[/p][/quote]Caught which? Now I am really confused. Somethingsarejustwrong
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10:44pm Tue 8 Jan 13

gheese77 says...

moonster wrote:
They don't own it so send in the police kick them out and tell them to do one. Bring on TGI's.
Have you ever been to a TGI Friday's ? I'd rather eat dog dirt
[quote][p][bold]moonster[/bold] wrote: They don't own it so send in the police kick them out and tell them to do one. Bring on TGI's.[/p][/quote]Have you ever been to a TGI Friday's ? I'd rather eat dog dirt gheese77
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