Council action after PR boss trips on hazards outside Firstsite

Essex County Standard: Council action after PR boss trips on hazards outside Firstsite Council action after PR boss trips on hazards outside Firstsite

TOUGHER lights will be installed on “trip hazards” outside Colchester’s Firstsite art gallery.

The concrete blocks, marking out the disabled bay outside the venue, were painted bright yellow after Wendy Bailey fell over one two years ago.

Skateboarders wore off the paint, so Colchester Council installed lights on the blocks, but they have been vandalised.

Mrs Bailey suffered another fall on Saturday, prompting the council to try again.

See Tuesday's Gazette for the full story.

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3:21pm Tue 25 Mar 14

wearebeingwatched says...

Maybe she should open her eyes and look where she is going. Also, whilst she is at it she could give the VAF some much needed PR
Maybe she should open her eyes and look where she is going. Also, whilst she is at it she could give the VAF some much needed PR wearebeingwatched
  • Score: 26

3:44pm Tue 25 Mar 14

icallitkarma says...

From what I hear this woman falls over a lot!!!!
From what I hear this woman falls over a lot!!!! icallitkarma
  • Score: 23

4:54pm Tue 25 Mar 14

jim_bo says...

Clumsy....?
Clumsy....? jim_bo
  • Score: 18

5:52pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Stupid to put blocks there in the first place but the same woman falling over the same thing twice is simply clumsiness. The woman is a risk!

I sense a claim coming on!
Stupid to put blocks there in the first place but the same woman falling over the same thing twice is simply clumsiness. The woman is a risk! I sense a claim coming on! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 28

8:51pm Tue 25 Mar 14

angryman!!! says...

Once is an accident twice is just her fault fine her for damaging them
Once is an accident twice is just her fault fine her for damaging them angryman!!!
  • Score: 17

9:57pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Ontheball says...

What a nonsense non story.
What a nonsense non story. Ontheball
  • Score: 8

10:18pm Tue 25 Mar 14

greenbroker says...

Pretty standard things, those blocks . They weren't exactly in the middle of a pathway? I would be embarrassed to complain, twice!
Pretty standard things, those blocks . They weren't exactly in the middle of a pathway? I would be embarrassed to complain, twice! greenbroker
  • Score: 17

10:36pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Boris says...

Ontheball wrote:
What a nonsense non story.
Whenever Wendy Bailey is involved, there's a story. She needs a white stick.
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: What a nonsense non story.[/p][/quote]Whenever Wendy Bailey is involved, there's a story. She needs a white stick. Boris
  • Score: 13

7:50am Wed 26 Mar 14

Fnagster says...

Anyone that makes the same mistake twice is simply an idiot.

Anyone that makes the same mistake twice is simply an idiot.
Anyone that makes the same mistake twice is simply an idiot. Anyone that makes the same mistake twice is simply an idiot. Fnagster
  • Score: 12

8:35am Wed 26 Mar 14

jammin says...

Anyone that makes a double post is a joker!
Anyone that makes a double post is a joker! jammin
  • Score: 7

10:37am Wed 26 Mar 14

Catchedicam says...

More money to be wasted on this useless white elephant
More money to be wasted on this useless white elephant Catchedicam
  • Score: 3

11:43am Wed 26 Mar 14

Bert_Stimpson says...

Catchedicam wrote:
More money to be wasted on this useless white elephant
Come on, she's not that big... Oh no, wait a minute, I see what you mean. Firsts*ite can't afford to pay out on any claim. All their money (our money, actually) is tied up funding big juicy pensions and staff wages for sitting around in the UK's only £28m public loo every day...
[quote][p][bold]Catchedicam[/bold] wrote: More money to be wasted on this useless white elephant[/p][/quote]Come on, she's not that big... Oh no, wait a minute, I see what you mean. Firsts*ite can't afford to pay out on any claim. All their money (our money, actually) is tied up funding big juicy pensions and staff wages for sitting around in the UK's only £28m public loo every day... Bert_Stimpson
  • Score: 5

1:16pm Wed 26 Mar 14

julieee says...

damaged by skateboarders? do they seriously expect us to believe that the skateboarders wore the paint off? They'd have to be skateboarding along the side at 90 degrees to wear anything off so evenly. While their tricks are good there simply isn't enough space between blocks for this to be possible.
Poor paintwork possibly?
damaged by skateboarders? do they seriously expect us to believe that the skateboarders wore the paint off? They'd have to be skateboarding along the side at 90 degrees to wear anything off so evenly. While their tricks are good there simply isn't enough space between blocks for this to be possible. Poor paintwork possibly? julieee
  • Score: 8

1:27pm Wed 26 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

Hope you're feeling better wendy.take it easy.
Hope you're feeling better wendy.take it easy. stevedawson
  • Score: -15

11:35pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Hamiltonandy says...

No idea why the blocks are there. A safety hazard for the public especially someone who is visually disabled. Same goes for the balls on the steps. After the Firstsite parasites ignored the problem the H&S commission were informed but they took no action. If anyone is seriously injured it will be the taxpayer forced to pay compensation as the land outside the VAF is owned by the council. Colchester Council would have no legal defence as the hazard has been publicly exposed in the Gazette.
No idea why the blocks are there. A safety hazard for the public especially someone who is visually disabled. Same goes for the balls on the steps. After the Firstsite parasites ignored the problem the H&S commission were informed but they took no action. If anyone is seriously injured it will be the taxpayer forced to pay compensation as the land outside the VAF is owned by the council. Colchester Council would have no legal defence as the hazard has been publicly exposed in the Gazette. Hamiltonandy
  • Score: 1

8:05am Thu 27 Mar 14

rhetoric says...

Sorry this lady hurt herself. Maybe if you have a lot on your mind you are not continually thinking about an accident that happened two years before, and can make the same mistake again?

It is fairly non-news except that the Gazette knows it will stir up all the acid bile in the Frequent Posters.

If you're a PR Boss then you are going to be talking to the press a lot, it's your job. Maybe this just came out in the general conversation and it was a slack day for the Gazette? Well, yes, it must have been. Or, maybe it was picked up and highlighted by someone else who feels the blocks outside Firstsite are a hazard?

W o t-e v v a h!! It gave the Usual Suspects a chance to vent their spite. Does this activity relieve or exacerbate their high blood pressure? On balance and on average, the Bile Spitters seem to hate women so much more than they hate men.
Sorry this lady hurt herself. Maybe if you have a lot on your mind you are not continually thinking about an accident that happened two years before, and can make the same mistake again? It is fairly non-news except that the Gazette knows it will stir up all the acid bile in the Frequent Posters. If you're a PR Boss then you are going to be talking to the press a lot, it's your job. Maybe this just came out in the general conversation and it was a slack day for the Gazette? Well, yes, it must have been. Or, maybe it was picked up and highlighted by someone else who feels the blocks outside Firstsite are a hazard? W o t-e v v a h!! It gave the Usual Suspects a chance to vent their spite. Does this activity relieve or exacerbate their high blood pressure? On balance and on average, the Bile Spitters seem to hate women so much more than they hate men. rhetoric
  • Score: 1

12:19pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Jess Jephcott says...

Take more water with it Wendy.
Take more water with it Wendy. Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 6

5:18pm Thu 27 Mar 14

meddler1 says...

What a coincidence that thsi lady, who appears to fall over rather a lot, happens to be a PR consultant! The chances of that?!
What a coincidence that thsi lady, who appears to fall over rather a lot, happens to be a PR consultant! The chances of that?! meddler1
  • Score: 2

9:08pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Hatpeg says...

There are other toilets in Colchester, Wendy.
There are other toilets in Colchester, Wendy. Hatpeg
  • Score: 3

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