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Bus boss to meet disgruntled passengers over Coldean service

The Argus: Brighton and Hove Bus Company managing director Martin Harris Brighton and Hove Bus Company managing director Martin Harris

Bus bosses have agreed to meet passengers in Coldean after a mother-of-two started a petition calling for a more reliable service.

Ashley Desmond, 33, of Ingham Drive, Brighton has asked for the 24 route from Hollingbury to Churchill Square to become more dependable and invited Brighton and Hove Bus Company bosses Martin Harris and Mike Best to visit Coldean.


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She said: “Sometimes it takes me two hours to do the school run to Coombe Road Primary because I have to allow so much extra time in case the buses are late.

“That’s for a journey that only takes eight minutes once I’m on the bus.

“Reliable information about waiting times would really help. You can’t rely on the app or the timetable. Things seemed to get better before Christmas but now they’re worse again.

“The bus company has promised better services, but I want to be sure that they are really committed. It would be great to see them here talking to residents and shop owners, who know all about the problems we’ve been having.”

Her petition has so far received over 240 signatures.

The 24 bus is scheduled to run twice hourly in the mornings and evenings and three times hourly during the day. Changes to the timetable are planned.

Martin Harris, the managing director of Brighton and Hove Bus Company, said: “I am happy to confirm that we would of course be very pleased to attend a meeting to explain our current service levels and how the improvements to the timetable we are making in April will benefit residents in Coldean.”

“Equally we would be very happy to listen to feedback and suggestions from residents.”

Labour’s local campaign team has now joined the chorus asking for improvements to the service.

Councillor Jeane Lepper said: “I have raised this issue before with the bus company and have repeatedly asked the council for more bus shelters and real time electronic displays in Coldean.

“I hope the reliability of the service does improve with the timetable changes in April.

“It’s no fun waiting in the cold and rain at a bus stop with no shelter for a bus you don’t know is going to arrive.”

The provisional date of the bus company visit to meet residents is March 25 but the time and venue is yet to be confirmed.

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9:42am Fri 7 Mar 14

ARMANA says...

The bus service in Coldean is a joke, & has been for years, I drive now, so much for our Green council & there bus lanes, trying to get folks on the busses, p.s, anyone seen a bin lorry lately,
The bus service in Coldean is a joke, & has been for years, I drive now, so much for our Green council & there bus lanes, trying to get folks on the busses, p.s, anyone seen a bin lorry lately, ARMANA
  • Score: 9

9:48am Fri 7 Mar 14

TonE60 says...

Totally agree. Sometimes you can go a whole hour during the day, without seeing a 24. As for the App, it's told me many times that a Bus was due, only for that Bus never to appear. I've been late for work three times this week, because the Bus hasn't turned up or has been late at the junction of Lewes Rd/Coldean Lane!
Totally agree. Sometimes you can go a whole hour during the day, without seeing a 24. As for the App, it's told me many times that a Bus was due, only for that Bus never to appear. I've been late for work three times this week, because the Bus hasn't turned up or has been late at the junction of Lewes Rd/Coldean Lane! TonE60
  • Score: 6

9:56am Fri 7 Mar 14

jsuk2000 says...

Surely if "been late at the junction of Lewes Rd/Coldean Lane!" you can get a 25, 28 or 29 to town as well, by crossing the road?
Surely if "been late at the junction of Lewes Rd/Coldean Lane!" you can get a 25, 28 or 29 to town as well, by crossing the road? jsuk2000
  • Score: 5

10:30am Fri 7 Mar 14

bluemonday says...

jsuk2000 wrote:
Surely if "been late at the junction of Lewes Rd/Coldean Lane!" you can get a 25, 28 or 29 to town as well, by crossing the road?
unless your going upto coldean from lewes rd
[quote][p][bold]jsuk2000[/bold] wrote: Surely if "been late at the junction of Lewes Rd/Coldean Lane!" you can get a 25, 28 or 29 to town as well, by crossing the road?[/p][/quote]unless your going upto coldean from lewes rd bluemonday
  • Score: 3

10:40am Fri 7 Mar 14

Postman_Pat says...

I don't understand why someone who lives 2min walk from Coldean School would get the bus to Coombe Road if it is such a nightmare journey?
I don't understand why someone who lives 2min walk from Coldean School would get the bus to Coombe Road if it is such a nightmare journey? Postman_Pat
  • Score: 1

11:16am Fri 7 Mar 14

lizkra@ntlworld.com says...

Interesting comments...........i
.e. If it doesn't affect ME, then it doesn't matter. This person should be able to send her kids to the school of her choice and IF the 24 ran on time, she wouldn't have a problem. All she is asking for is a bus service that she can rely on and surely that isn't too much to ask? Look at all the huge amount of university buses which frequently run on empty - makes me so cross when I'm waiting for ages shivering at the bus stop for the nearly always late 24........
Interesting comments...........i .e. If it doesn't affect ME, then it doesn't matter. This person should be able to send her kids to the school of her choice and IF the 24 ran on time, she wouldn't have a problem. All she is asking for is a bus service that she can rely on and surely that isn't too much to ask? Look at all the huge amount of university buses which frequently run on empty - makes me so cross when I'm waiting for ages shivering at the bus stop for the nearly always late 24........ lizkra@ntlworld.com
  • Score: 7

12:13pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Postman_Pat says...

lizkra@ntlworld.com wrote:
Interesting comments...........i

.e. If it doesn't affect ME, then it doesn't matter. This person should be able to send her kids to the school of her choice and IF the 24 ran on time, she wouldn't have a problem. All she is asking for is a bus service that she can rely on and surely that isn't too much to ask? Look at all the huge amount of university buses which frequently run on empty - makes me so cross when I'm waiting for ages shivering at the bus stop for the nearly always late 24........
I didn't suggest any of that, just wondering why someone in Coldean would go all the way to Coombe Road when there is a school in Coldean. I know I wouldn't..... in fact I didn't... I went to Coldean, and so did my son.

I know the 24 service is a nightmare, I used to get it every morning, now I work in Crawley and I can make the drive quicker than it used to take me to get from Coldean to North Street.... and don't even get me started on the journey home!
[quote][p][bold]lizkra@ntlworld.com[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments...........i .e. If it doesn't affect ME, then it doesn't matter. This person should be able to send her kids to the school of her choice and IF the 24 ran on time, she wouldn't have a problem. All she is asking for is a bus service that she can rely on and surely that isn't too much to ask? Look at all the huge amount of university buses which frequently run on empty - makes me so cross when I'm waiting for ages shivering at the bus stop for the nearly always late 24........[/p][/quote]I didn't suggest any of that, just wondering why someone in Coldean would go all the way to Coombe Road when there is a school in Coldean. I know I wouldn't..... in fact I didn't... I went to Coldean, and so did my son. I know the 24 service is a nightmare, I used to get it every morning, now I work in Crawley and I can make the drive quicker than it used to take me to get from Coldean to North Street.... and don't even get me started on the journey home! Postman_Pat
  • Score: 4

1:44pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Mashelz says...

I sent him there because I lived nearer the school when he started and all his nursery friend's are there. And for residents that live further up into Coldean, especially the elderly, walking to the bottom bus stops is quite a treck. It's not like the bus company don't make a fortune with their ticket prices. We deserve the service we pay for! :)
I sent him there because I lived nearer the school when he started and all his nursery friend's are there. And for residents that live further up into Coldean, especially the elderly, walking to the bottom bus stops is quite a treck. It's not like the bus company don't make a fortune with their ticket prices. We deserve the service we pay for! :) Mashelz
  • Score: 7

2:16pm Fri 7 Mar 14

LexAngel says...

The service is rubbish. Sometimes buses are just cancelled, but with no signs, you have no idea. Kids are late for school, attendance records suffer and it's neither the parent nor the child's fault. As for the distance thing, if you had to get from Ingham Drive to Coombe Road school and back twice a day with a seven year old and a toddler, I have a feeling you may consider taking a bus. If you did make that decision, you'd probably want the bus you'd just paid in advance to travel on actually bothered to turn up. This is a common occurrence on this service, and it's unacceptable. When the Tuctucs were running, the bus company harassed them out of business, citing lack of adhesion to the timetables, yet they do it all the time. Hypocrites.
The service is rubbish. Sometimes buses are just cancelled, but with no signs, you have no idea. Kids are late for school, attendance records suffer and it's neither the parent nor the child's fault. As for the distance thing, if you had to get from Ingham Drive to Coombe Road school and back twice a day with a seven year old and a toddler, I have a feeling you may consider taking a bus. If you did make that decision, you'd probably want the bus you'd just paid in advance to travel on actually bothered to turn up. This is a common occurrence on this service, and it's unacceptable. When the Tuctucs were running, the bus company harassed them out of business, citing lack of adhesion to the timetables, yet they do it all the time. Hypocrites. LexAngel
  • Score: 5

2:18pm Fri 7 Mar 14

LexAngel says...

Postman_Pat wrote:
I don't understand why someone who lives 2min walk from Coldean School would get the bus to Coombe Road if it is such a nightmare journey?
That's actually irrelevant. The buses aren't adhering to the timetable. Where she's going has no bearing.
[quote][p][bold]Postman_Pat[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why someone who lives 2min walk from Coldean School would get the bus to Coombe Road if it is such a nightmare journey?[/p][/quote]That's actually irrelevant. The buses aren't adhering to the timetable. Where she's going has no bearing. LexAngel
  • Score: 7

7:36pm Fri 7 Mar 14

wippasnapper says...

ARMANA wrote:
The bus service in Coldean is a joke, & has been for years, I drive now, so much for our Green council & there bus lanes, trying to get folks on the busses, p.s, anyone seen a bin lorry lately,
Funny you should say that Woburn Place is beginning to look like a dump duo to NO refuge collections
[quote][p][bold]ARMANA[/bold] wrote: The bus service in Coldean is a joke, & has been for years, I drive now, so much for our Green council & there bus lanes, trying to get folks on the busses, p.s, anyone seen a bin lorry lately,[/p][/quote]Funny you should say that Woburn Place is beginning to look like a dump duo to NO refuge collections wippasnapper
  • Score: 2

7:40pm Fri 7 Mar 14

wippasnapper says...

jsuk2000 wrote:
Surely if "been late at the junction of Lewes Rd/Coldean Lane!" you can get a 25, 28 or 29 to town as well, by crossing the road?
if you live within or at the top of Coldean you'd have to walk to the Lewes Rd to get another bus, if your a fit young person that's ok but if your an elderly or disabled person the distends is way to much.
[quote][p][bold]jsuk2000[/bold] wrote: Surely if "been late at the junction of Lewes Rd/Coldean Lane!" you can get a 25, 28 or 29 to town as well, by crossing the road?[/p][/quote]if you live within or at the top of Coldean you'd have to walk to the Lewes Rd to get another bus, if your a fit young person that's ok but if your an elderly or disabled person the distends is way to much. wippasnapper
  • Score: 3

7:43pm Fri 7 Mar 14

wippasnapper says...

Postman_Pat wrote:
I don't understand why someone who lives 2min walk from Coldean School would get the bus to Coombe Road if it is such a nightmare journey?
if you had children you might also use the bus it might only be 2mins for you to walk alone but when you have children that 2mins turns into 20mins
[quote][p][bold]Postman_Pat[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why someone who lives 2min walk from Coldean School would get the bus to Coombe Road if it is such a nightmare journey?[/p][/quote]if you had children you might also use the bus it might only be 2mins for you to walk alone but when you have children that 2mins turns into 20mins wippasnapper
  • Score: 3

8:09pm Fri 7 Mar 14

TonE60 says...

jsuk2000 wrote:
Surely if "been late at the junction of Lewes Rd/Coldean Lane!" you can get a 25, 28 or 29 to town as well, by crossing the road?
Actually, that's where I did get the Bus. Whilst I was complaining about the 24, it was actually the 07:03 service 25 I was waiting for. I need to get that in order to connect with the service 48 at 07:20 at the bottom of the Avenue. The next Buses, a 23, 28 and another 25 only give me about 5 minutes to get from Coldean to The Avenue, and then walk back across the Avenue for the 48.
[quote][p][bold]jsuk2000[/bold] wrote: Surely if "been late at the junction of Lewes Rd/Coldean Lane!" you can get a 25, 28 or 29 to town as well, by crossing the road?[/p][/quote]Actually, that's where I did get the Bus. Whilst I was complaining about the 24, it was actually the 07:03 service 25 I was waiting for. I need to get that in order to connect with the service 48 at 07:20 at the bottom of the Avenue. The next Buses, a 23, 28 and another 25 only give me about 5 minutes to get from Coldean to The Avenue, and then walk back across the Avenue for the 48. TonE60
  • Score: 2

8:30pm Fri 7 Mar 14

TonE60 says...

Just wanted to clarify my original comment! I often get the 24 to go to Hollingbury ASDA and back . I have often been waiting at ASDA and the 'real time display' says it's due at a certain time. Quite often, it hasn't turned up, even when the display is saying it's due, and I've sometimes had to wait up to an hour for a Bus, because the next one hasn't turned up either!
Just wanted to clarify my original comment! I often get the 24 to go to Hollingbury ASDA and back . I have often been waiting at ASDA and the 'real time display' says it's due at a certain time. Quite often, it hasn't turned up, even when the display is saying it's due, and I've sometimes had to wait up to an hour for a Bus, because the next one hasn't turned up either! TonE60
  • Score: 3

9:02pm Fri 7 Mar 14

ARMANA says...

TonE60 wrote:
Just wanted to clarify my original comment! I often get the 24 to go to Hollingbury ASDA and back . I have often been waiting at ASDA and the 'real time display' says it's due at a certain time. Quite often, it hasn't turned up, even when the display is saying it's due, and I've sometimes had to wait up to an hour for a Bus, because the next one hasn't turned up either!
You live in an ex council estate, so your at the bottom of the pile, BELIVE IT, !!
[quote][p][bold]TonE60[/bold] wrote: Just wanted to clarify my original comment! I often get the 24 to go to Hollingbury ASDA and back . I have often been waiting at ASDA and the 'real time display' says it's due at a certain time. Quite often, it hasn't turned up, even when the display is saying it's due, and I've sometimes had to wait up to an hour for a Bus, because the next one hasn't turned up either![/p][/quote]You live in an ex council estate, so your at the bottom of the pile, BELIVE IT, !! ARMANA
  • Score: 0

9:19pm Fri 7 Mar 14

whatevernext2013 says...

ARMANA wrote:
TonE60 wrote:
Just wanted to clarify my original comment! I often get the 24 to go to Hollingbury ASDA and back . I have often been waiting at ASDA and the 'real time display' says it's due at a certain time. Quite often, it hasn't turned up, even when the display is saying it's due, and I've sometimes had to wait up to an hour for a Bus, because the next one hasn't turned up either!
You live in an ex council estate, so your at the bottom of the pile, BELIVE IT, !!
how is it an ex council estate ,are there no council houses left there
[quote][p][bold]ARMANA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TonE60[/bold] wrote: Just wanted to clarify my original comment! I often get the 24 to go to Hollingbury ASDA and back . I have often been waiting at ASDA and the 'real time display' says it's due at a certain time. Quite often, it hasn't turned up, even when the display is saying it's due, and I've sometimes had to wait up to an hour for a Bus, because the next one hasn't turned up either![/p][/quote]You live in an ex council estate, so your at the bottom of the pile, BELIVE IT, !![/p][/quote]how is it an ex council estate ,are there no council houses left there whatevernext2013
  • Score: 1

9:24pm Fri 7 Mar 14

whatevernext2013 says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Traffic is now avoiding the Lewes Road and coming over the top via Woodingdean, it is coming up and down Coombe Road and blocks the whole of Coombe Road so buses can't get up it as the road is so narrow in places.
It's rendered the bus service in Coombe Road useless in the peak periods and hence probably explains the 40 per cent increase in taxi use on the Lewes Road.
No worries though, the council doesn't give a **** that we are now being polluted as long as they can claim PR for their road schemes.
Also the travellers have arrived in Wild Park for the start of another spring and summer of illegal occupation.
Thanks council for once again ignoring local people. You carry on with your pole plans while letting cars, vans and homes set up in the park just as we enter the key breeding season for many species.
You are a disgrace of a local authority and to call yourself green is laughable.
even the travellers need a place to breed ,but as to the lewes rd bus lanes were did all the money go ,the pot holes are a joke
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Traffic is now avoiding the Lewes Road and coming over the top via Woodingdean, it is coming up and down Coombe Road and blocks the whole of Coombe Road so buses can't get up it as the road is so narrow in places. It's rendered the bus service in Coombe Road useless in the peak periods and hence probably explains the 40 per cent increase in taxi use on the Lewes Road. No worries though, the council doesn't give a **** that we are now being polluted as long as they can claim PR for their road schemes. Also the travellers have arrived in Wild Park for the start of another spring and summer of illegal occupation. Thanks council for once again ignoring local people. You carry on with your pole plans while letting cars, vans and homes set up in the park just as we enter the key breeding season for many species. You are a disgrace of a local authority and to call yourself green is laughable.[/p][/quote]even the travellers need a place to breed ,but as to the lewes rd bus lanes were did all the money go ,the pot holes are a joke whatevernext2013
  • Score: 1

9:55pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

The pot holes on the Lewes Road are shocking and opening up all along the route where the white lines were burned off. They are worse in Coombe Road, probably made worse with the huge volume of traffic now using it.
Shame Ian Davey doesn't get his backside up into the hills. He seems to only cycle on the flat.
The pot holes on the Lewes Road are shocking and opening up all along the route where the white lines were burned off. They are worse in Coombe Road, probably made worse with the huge volume of traffic now using it. Shame Ian Davey doesn't get his backside up into the hills. He seems to only cycle on the flat. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 0

10:17pm Fri 7 Mar 14

ARMANA says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
ARMANA wrote:
TonE60 wrote:
Just wanted to clarify my original comment! I often get the 24 to go to Hollingbury ASDA and back . I have often been waiting at ASDA and the 'real time display' says it's due at a certain time. Quite often, it hasn't turned up, even when the display is saying it's due, and I've sometimes had to wait up to an hour for a Bus, because the next one hasn't turned up either!
You live in an ex council estate, so your at the bottom of the pile, BELIVE IT, !!
how is it an ex council estate ,are there no council houses left there
Well if there are no council houses left, ITS AN EX COUNCIL ESTATE, God, you really have to spell it out for some folks,
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ARMANA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TonE60[/bold] wrote: Just wanted to clarify my original comment! I often get the 24 to go to Hollingbury ASDA and back . I have often been waiting at ASDA and the 'real time display' says it's due at a certain time. Quite often, it hasn't turned up, even when the display is saying it's due, and I've sometimes had to wait up to an hour for a Bus, because the next one hasn't turned up either![/p][/quote]You live in an ex council estate, so your at the bottom of the pile, BELIVE IT, !![/p][/quote]how is it an ex council estate ,are there no council houses left there[/p][/quote]Well if there are no council houses left, ITS AN EX COUNCIL ESTATE, God, you really have to spell it out for some folks, ARMANA
  • Score: 3

10:32pm Fri 7 Mar 14

ARMANA says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Traffic is now avoiding the Lewes Road and coming over the top via Woodingdean, it is coming up and down Coombe Road and blocks the whole of Coombe Road so buses can't get up it as the road is so narrow in places.
It's rendered the bus service in Coombe Road useless in the peak periods and hence probably explains the 40 per cent increase in taxi use on the Lewes Road.
No worries though, the council doesn't give a **** that we are now being polluted as long as they can claim PR for their road schemes.
Also the travellers have arrived in Wild Park for the start of another spring and summer of illegal occupation.
Thanks council for once again ignoring local people. You carry on with your pole plans while letting cars, vans and homes set up in the park just as we enter the key breeding season for many species.
You are a disgrace of a local authority and to call yourself green is laughable.
even the travellers need a place to breed ,but as to the lewes rd bus lanes were did all the money go ,the pot holes are a joke
The travellers, are allowed into Wild park by the council, as they are at the top of Coldean every spring\ summer, I was told this by the police, who were called ,when they were entering these places, Moulscoomb & Coldean are ex council estates, so the travellers are dumped there, You wont see travellers in Hove park, or Goldstone crescent, I drove up Dyke road avenue, all there bins, had been collected, During past council elections, when the travellers are parked at the top of Coldean, they get moved on a few weeks before the voting takes place, funny that, !!!!
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Traffic is now avoiding the Lewes Road and coming over the top via Woodingdean, it is coming up and down Coombe Road and blocks the whole of Coombe Road so buses can't get up it as the road is so narrow in places. It's rendered the bus service in Coombe Road useless in the peak periods and hence probably explains the 40 per cent increase in taxi use on the Lewes Road. No worries though, the council doesn't give a **** that we are now being polluted as long as they can claim PR for their road schemes. Also the travellers have arrived in Wild Park for the start of another spring and summer of illegal occupation. Thanks council for once again ignoring local people. You carry on with your pole plans while letting cars, vans and homes set up in the park just as we enter the key breeding season for many species. You are a disgrace of a local authority and to call yourself green is laughable.[/p][/quote]even the travellers need a place to breed ,but as to the lewes rd bus lanes were did all the money go ,the pot holes are a joke[/p][/quote]The travellers, are allowed into Wild park by the council, as they are at the top of Coldean every spring\ summer, I was told this by the police, who were called ,when they were entering these places, Moulscoomb & Coldean are ex council estates, so the travellers are dumped there, You wont see travellers in Hove park, or Goldstone crescent, I drove up Dyke road avenue, all there bins, had been collected, During past council elections, when the travellers are parked at the top of Coldean, they get moved on a few weeks before the voting takes place, funny that, !!!! ARMANA
  • Score: 1

8:13am Sat 8 Mar 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

And that's why the time has come to stop paying council tax. We aren't getting core services delivered so we shouldn't pay.
I'm going to cancel the direct debit first and let the council chase me for the money.
They don't deliver a refuse service, don't look after parks, the planning department doesn't reply to enquiries despite a promise of target response dates, no one is prosecuted for dogs mess.
This must be one of the most poorly performing authorities in the UK.
And that's why the time has come to stop paying council tax. We aren't getting core services delivered so we shouldn't pay. I'm going to cancel the direct debit first and let the council chase me for the money. They don't deliver a refuse service, don't look after parks, the planning department doesn't reply to enquiries despite a promise of target response dates, no one is prosecuted for dogs mess. This must be one of the most poorly performing authorities in the UK. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 4

5:16pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
And that's why the time has come to stop paying council tax. We aren't getting core services delivered so we shouldn't pay.
I'm going to cancel the direct debit first and let the council chase me for the money.
They don't deliver a refuse service, don't look after parks, the planning department doesn't reply to enquiries despite a promise of target response dates, no one is prosecuted for dogs mess.
This must be one of the most poorly performing authorities in the UK.
Maxwell's Ghost, you are a true hero, and we acknowledge this brave sacrifice you're making for us all. In any revolution, one rebel has to take the first bullet. When all this is over, if any of us survive, we shall commemorate, in stone, this brave act.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: And that's why the time has come to stop paying council tax. We aren't getting core services delivered so we shouldn't pay. I'm going to cancel the direct debit first and let the council chase me for the money. They don't deliver a refuse service, don't look after parks, the planning department doesn't reply to enquiries despite a promise of target response dates, no one is prosecuted for dogs mess. This must be one of the most poorly performing authorities in the UK.[/p][/quote]Maxwell's Ghost, you are a true hero, and we acknowledge this brave sacrifice you're making for us all. In any revolution, one rebel has to take the first bullet. When all this is over, if any of us survive, we shall commemorate, in stone, this brave act. Roundbill
  • Score: -1

10:00am Sun 9 Mar 14

ARMANA says...

Roundbill wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
And that's why the time has come to stop paying council tax. We aren't getting core services delivered so we shouldn't pay.
I'm going to cancel the direct debit first and let the council chase me for the money.
They don't deliver a refuse service, don't look after parks, the planning department doesn't reply to enquiries despite a promise of target response dates, no one is prosecuted for dogs mess.
This must be one of the most poorly performing authorities in the UK.
Maxwell's Ghost, you are a true hero, and we acknowledge this brave sacrifice you're making for us all. In any revolution, one rebel has to take the first bullet. When all this is over, if any of us survive, we shall commemorate, in stone, this brave act.
What needs to be done, is send a clear message to councillors Farrow of Moulscoomb, & Leper of Coldean, that you will not vote for them, while we are still being dumped on,
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: And that's why the time has come to stop paying council tax. We aren't getting core services delivered so we shouldn't pay. I'm going to cancel the direct debit first and let the council chase me for the money. They don't deliver a refuse service, don't look after parks, the planning department doesn't reply to enquiries despite a promise of target response dates, no one is prosecuted for dogs mess. This must be one of the most poorly performing authorities in the UK.[/p][/quote]Maxwell's Ghost, you are a true hero, and we acknowledge this brave sacrifice you're making for us all. In any revolution, one rebel has to take the first bullet. When all this is over, if any of us survive, we shall commemorate, in stone, this brave act.[/p][/quote]What needs to be done, is send a clear message to councillors Farrow of Moulscoomb, & Leper of Coldean, that you will not vote for them, while we are still being dumped on, ARMANA
  • Score: 0

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