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nelz
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:46 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

A low loader would be better Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

Make an appointment to meet the Chairman of the Council, and go talk to him about it. He (she?) is an elected person, not a dumb jobsworth, or an official on a big screw.
You will be surprised how helpful he (she) can be. They have to be if they are to be re-elected. But do not tell anyone the real reason for your need for the appointment until you get there in person. Just flannel about something. There should be plenty to chose from.
I've had some very good results.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

Definitely worth an idea, I had thought similar about meeting the principal parking officer but an elected official would be much better.

Oddly I had just finished reading this months edition of Bike when the notification came through.

No post tomorrow but there may be a letter from The PPO Mon or tues, if not I'm going to set the wheel rolling on the next step, whatever that may be Wink

Oh and if I do go with the flatbed anyone want photos? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

shifty_ben wrote:

Oh and if I do go with the flatbed anyone want photos? Very Happy


Well I'd definitely like to see it.
If you need to take this further isn't there a motorcycling organisation that you could rope into the fight?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:05 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

Yeah theres a few in the uk, I'be already written into Bike magazine Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

MartyBartfast wrote:
shifty_ben wrote:

Oh and if I do go with the flatbed anyone want photos? Very Happy


Well I'd definitely like to see it.
If you need to take this further isn't there a motorcycling organisation that you could rope into the fight?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:36 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

I was a member of the BMF for a while, but then I had to stop because it was an extra expense and I am supposed to be budgeting. No post today it woulde seem, though thats nothing new for a monday.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:24 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

Well the faltbed is looking more and more likely, the council seem to be stalling now. My partner received a note this morning laccy banded to her bike from a resident of the street we park on (ive censored parts of it with stars jsut in case any kids are reading Wink)

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To whom it may conern can you park your contraption in your own street as you are p***ing off the residents in this street


Nice thing to find at 8 in the morning eh? So naturally I have chased up the council again.

Its depressing to look at
http://benscomputer.no-ip.org/IBC-Parking/
and see what percentage of the text is correspondence from em compared to from them.

Life will be so much easier when I take over the world!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:33 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

So, how exactly is a legally-parked (I hope Wink) bike p***ing off residents? Does it growl or spout off obscenities at them as they walk past it?

Stupid residents.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

Thats what I figured, in other news


I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

The council have caved, we are getting our second permit!

Excellent.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:31 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

Well done! Dogged persistence has had it's just reward. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:31 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

Oh great, so what am I going to do with this low loader I just found you Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

Well done Ben Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:29 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

A victory for common sense... treasure it, they're few & far between.

Congrats, Ben - it must have been very tempting to get the low-loader in rather than continue politely playing the system. I'm not sure I would have had the patience.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:59 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Motorcycles and Parking Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
Oh great, so what am I going to do with this low loader I just found you Sad


Ben can still have it, park the bike on it and sell the 2nd permit at a knock down price to a neighboure


Yes Ben congrats Smile
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