This is how new market in Colchester High Street will look

Essex County Standard: This is how new market in Colchester High Street will look This is how new market in Colchester High Street will look

COLCHESTER Council has released an artist’s impression of how the High Street will look when the market returns for the first time in more than 20 years.

The authority’s cabinet has agreed to move the market from Culver Street East and West to four loading and disabled parking bays on the western end of the High Street, opposite Williams & Griffin.

Stalls will be set up on Fridays and Saturdays and for one-off events.

Concerns have been raised at the loss of six spaces for Blue Badge holders on the High Street.

Alternative spaces have been offered on nearby Culver Street West. But the spaces will only be accessible before 11am and after 4pm, although those parking before 11am would be able to stay for three hours.

See Friday's Gazette for more.

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8:59am Fri 27 Jun 14

romantic says...

I love artists' impressions! The sky is always blue, the people are always thin, the streets are always clear of litter and gum. People sip lattes on a hazy summer day while butterflies fly around. In artist impression world, it never rains, there is no graffiti and nobody allows the pavement to be hit by vomit, urine, blood or chips. It's Photoshop as it existed before the computer age.

But seriously, I think this is a good move and helps bring people back to the High Street. Look forward to it when it happens.
I love artists' impressions! The sky is always blue, the people are always thin, the streets are always clear of litter and gum. People sip lattes on a hazy summer day while butterflies fly around. In artist impression world, it never rains, there is no graffiti and nobody allows the pavement to be hit by vomit, urine, blood or chips. It's Photoshop as it existed before the computer age. But seriously, I think this is a good move and helps bring people back to the High Street. Look forward to it when it happens. romantic
  • Score: 16

9:08am Fri 27 Jun 14

tattymarmet says...

I'm afraid you won't find me there though as I am disabled and can't walk far!
I'm afraid you won't find me there though as I am disabled and can't walk far! tattymarmet
  • Score: -26

9:12am Fri 27 Jun 14

PROOFREADER says...

If the market is going to move and be opposite Williams and Griffin why does the picture show stalls by the town hall. Is the High Street going to be closed
to traffic on market days?
If the market is going to move and be opposite Williams and Griffin why does the picture show stalls by the town hall. Is the High Street going to be closed to traffic on market days? PROOFREADER
  • Score: 10

9:24am Fri 27 Jun 14

Treacle77 says...

it is opposite WG just the angle of picture makes it look as though it is town hall side , that is the pavement and not road next to stalls.
it is opposite WG just the angle of picture makes it look as though it is town hall side , that is the pavement and not road next to stalls. Treacle77
  • Score: 3

9:45am Fri 27 Jun 14

Jess Jephcott says...

Bring it on and ban the cars, just as the picture. Fat chance!
Bring it on and ban the cars, just as the picture. Fat chance! Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 8

9:51am Fri 27 Jun 14

graham1983 says...

You couldnt move on the high street when the market was there last time so although the artists impression looks lovely, I dont think its very realistic.
You couldnt move on the high street when the market was there last time so although the artists impression looks lovely, I dont think its very realistic. graham1983
  • Score: 7

9:51am Fri 27 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

tattymarmet wrote:
I'm afraid you won't find me there though as I am disabled and can't walk far!
totally agree with you. Its great to see the market return. I do understand why the disabled parking is being moved. However to move it then to say it can only be used at certain points of the day is just wrong. Surely disbled people have just as much right to have access to the market through-out the day like everyone else.
[quote][p][bold]tattymarmet[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid you won't find me there though as I am disabled and can't walk far![/p][/quote]totally agree with you. Its great to see the market return. I do understand why the disabled parking is being moved. However to move it then to say it can only be used at certain points of the day is just wrong. Surely disbled people have just as much right to have access to the market through-out the day like everyone else. pixiebell87
  • Score: 6

10:13am Fri 27 Jun 14

Shambolic says...

Is the pavement really that wide?
Is the pavement really that wide? Shambolic
  • Score: -4

10:13am Fri 27 Jun 14

Ontheball says...

Disabled can park in Head Street and at the end of the High Street in front of the Castle.
Disabled can park in Head Street and at the end of the High Street in front of the Castle. Ontheball
  • Score: 12

10:43am Fri 27 Jun 14

PROOFREADER says...

Treacle77 wrote:
it is opposite WG just the angle of picture makes it look as though it is town hall side , that is the pavement and not road next to stalls.
The stalls in the picture are clearly opposite the Town Hall and the job centre
not Williams and Griffin!
[quote][p][bold]Treacle77[/bold] wrote: it is opposite WG just the angle of picture makes it look as though it is town hall side , that is the pavement and not road next to stalls.[/p][/quote]The stalls in the picture are clearly opposite the Town Hall and the job centre not Williams and Griffin! PROOFREADER
  • Score: -10

10:43am Fri 27 Jun 14

PROOFREADER says...

Treacle77 wrote:
it is opposite WG just the angle of picture makes it look as though it is town hall side , that is the pavement and not road next to stalls.
The stalls in the picture are clearly opposite the Town Hall and the job centre
not Williams and Griffin!
[quote][p][bold]Treacle77[/bold] wrote: it is opposite WG just the angle of picture makes it look as though it is town hall side , that is the pavement and not road next to stalls.[/p][/quote]The stalls in the picture are clearly opposite the Town Hall and the job centre not Williams and Griffin! PROOFREADER
  • Score: -8

10:43am Fri 27 Jun 14

PROOFREADER says...

Treacle77 wrote:
it is opposite WG just the angle of picture makes it look as though it is town hall side , that is the pavement and not road next to stalls.
The stalls in the picture are clearly opposite the Town Hall and the job centre
not Williams and Griffin!
[quote][p][bold]Treacle77[/bold] wrote: it is opposite WG just the angle of picture makes it look as though it is town hall side , that is the pavement and not road next to stalls.[/p][/quote]The stalls in the picture are clearly opposite the Town Hall and the job centre not Williams and Griffin! PROOFREADER
  • Score: -8

10:53am Fri 27 Jun 14

cabbie77 says...

Take it you really wanted us to know that treacle 77
Take it you really wanted us to know that treacle 77 cabbie77
  • Score: 2

11:26am Fri 27 Jun 14

born2know says...

tattymarmet wrote:
I'm afraid you won't find me there though as I am disabled and can't walk far!
I'm not being funny but if you can't walk far then there is no point going to the market anyway, or you could just park the other side of high street with your blue badge in the window but walking over to the market might be a problem.
[quote][p][bold]tattymarmet[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid you won't find me there though as I am disabled and can't walk far![/p][/quote]I'm not being funny but if you can't walk far then there is no point going to the market anyway, or you could just park the other side of high street with your blue badge in the window but walking over to the market might be a problem. born2know
  • Score: 6

11:29am Fri 27 Jun 14

born2know says...

Did they pay someone to draw that? Its were it used to be anyway!
Did they pay someone to draw that? Its were it used to be anyway! born2know
  • Score: -1

12:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

why is it so many people have such a big problem with disabled people - they are not asking for much just that they have as fair a chance as abled bodied people. Seriously some people on here are so narrow minded. They clearly have no clue how it feels to be in a position where you want to be able to do stuff for themselves but they simply cant manage it it due to a physical disability.
Then to add insult to injury they have to constantly prove that they are disabled to get any sort of help and even then the help is a long time coming due to lots of services and funds being cut or axed completely.
Then to top it all off the governtment constantly try to portray all disabled people as benefit cheats who dont really need the money.
Granted there are some but it is a very small percentage.
I guarantee your attitude would be very different if it was a member of your family.
Ill robably get alot alot of people having a pop at me for this post , but I dont care, its time for people to wake up!!
why is it so many people have such a big problem with disabled people - they are not asking for much just that they have as fair a chance as abled bodied people. Seriously some people on here are so narrow minded. They clearly have no clue how it feels to be in a position where you want to be able to do stuff for themselves but they simply cant manage it it due to a physical disability. Then to add insult to injury they have to constantly prove that they are disabled to get any sort of help and even then the help is a long time coming due to lots of services and funds being cut or axed completely. Then to top it all off the governtment constantly try to portray all disabled people as benefit cheats who dont really need the money. Granted there are some but it is a very small percentage. I guarantee your attitude would be very different if it was a member of your family. Ill robably get alot alot of people having a pop at me for this post , but I dont care, its time for people to wake up!! pixiebell87
  • Score: 12

12:38pm Fri 27 Jun 14

mirokou says...

Sunny side of the street or not….Is traffic still the same?
Sunny side of the street or not….Is traffic still the same? mirokou
  • Score: -2

12:48pm Fri 27 Jun 14

hughie-s says...

As part of their expansion plans for W&G Fenwick's purchased Greytown House in July 2012.
As part of their expansion plans for W&G Fenwick's purchased Greytown House in July 2012. hughie-s
  • Score: 0

12:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

HARRY438 says...

Looks like some stall holders will be culled to fit in with that space. They missed out the buses in that cartoon?
Looks like some stall holders will be culled to fit in with that space. They missed out the buses in that cartoon? HARRY438
  • Score: 1

1:01pm Fri 27 Jun 14

born2know says...

hughie-s wrote:
As part of their expansion plans for W&G Fenwick's purchased Greytown House in July 2012.
What's this got to do with the market?
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: As part of their expansion plans for W&G Fenwick's purchased Greytown House in July 2012.[/p][/quote]What's this got to do with the market? born2know
  • Score: -1

1:20pm Fri 27 Jun 14

hughie-s says...

born2know wrote:
hughie-s wrote:
As part of their expansion plans for W&G Fenwick's purchased Greytown House in July 2012.
What's this got to do with the market?
For the information of the posters stating the stalls in the photo are not opposite Williams & Griffin.
[quote][p][bold]born2know[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: As part of their expansion plans for W&G Fenwick's purchased Greytown House in July 2012.[/p][/quote]What's this got to do with the market?[/p][/quote]For the information of the posters stating the stalls in the photo are not opposite Williams & Griffin. hughie-s
  • Score: 0

1:21pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jamest says...

I'm sure I can see a drunk person picking a fight in the background...
I'm sure I can see a drunk person picking a fight in the background... jamest
  • Score: 10

1:31pm Fri 27 Jun 14

julieee says...

might be an idea to place the stalls so hat pedestrians walk between them and the shops so that the rate paying businesses also benefit.
might be an idea to place the stalls so hat pedestrians walk between them and the shops so that the rate paying businesses also benefit. julieee
  • Score: -3

1:44pm Fri 27 Jun 14

meadowlady says...

Hate it.
Hate it. meadowlady
  • Score: 2

2:05pm Fri 27 Jun 14

sam vines says...

Quite clearly the artist has never been to the high street as they have missed the chewing gum stained, cigarette butt littered pavement and its no where near W&G as that post box in the image is outside superdrug
Quite clearly the artist has never been to the high street as they have missed the chewing gum stained, cigarette butt littered pavement and its no where near W&G as that post box in the image is outside superdrug sam vines
  • Score: 1

4:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Smouldering Ewok says...

What is with all the negativity?
Lighten up, this is an artist's impression and a chance to get the market in the right place.
I swear you lot are always drinking from half empty glasses.
What is with all the negativity? Lighten up, this is an artist's impression and a chance to get the market in the right place. I swear you lot are always drinking from half empty glasses. Smouldering Ewok
  • Score: 4

5:14pm Fri 27 Jun 14

William George says...

Smouldering Ewok wrote:
What is with all the negativity?
Lighten up, this is an artist's impression and a chance to get the market in the right place.
I swear you lot are always drinking from half empty glasses.
Ewok you are right in what you say in your comment but most of them other lot are cotinuing to top up their glasses too soon. Making a silly spill of their twit words. I'm glad that you can write better words then that.
[quote][p][bold]Smouldering Ewok[/bold] wrote: What is with all the negativity? Lighten up, this is an artist's impression and a chance to get the market in the right place. I swear you lot are always drinking from half empty glasses.[/p][/quote]Ewok you are right in what you say in your comment but most of them other lot are cotinuing to top up their glasses too soon. Making a silly spill of their twit words. I'm glad that you can write better words then that. William George
  • Score: 3

5:27pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Assimilation says...

Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not! Assimilation
  • Score: -3

5:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Smouldering Ewok wrote:
What is with all the negativity?
Lighten up, this is an artist's impression and a chance to get the market in the right place.
I swear you lot are always drinking from half empty glasses.
S.E. I believe the negativity comes from at least two decades of ill conceived, dislocated planning disasters. Which, in turn have brought out once great town to its present sorry state. Ps agree with yours on knife crime - see my response. Any sign of Russel here? Can't find him anywhere! Not even a pic of him opening an envelope in the gaz
[quote][p][bold]Smouldering Ewok[/bold] wrote: What is with all the negativity? Lighten up, this is an artist's impression and a chance to get the market in the right place. I swear you lot are always drinking from half empty glasses.[/p][/quote]S.E. I believe the negativity comes from at least two decades of ill conceived, dislocated planning disasters. Which, in turn have brought out once great town to its present sorry state. Ps agree with yours on knife crime - see my response. Any sign of Russel here? Can't find him anywhere! Not even a pic of him opening an envelope in the gaz Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 18

6:06pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Smouldering Ewok wrote:
What is with all the negativity?
Lighten up, this is an artist's impression and a chance to get the market in the right place.
I swear you lot are always drinking from half empty glasses.
S.E. I believe the negativity comes from at least two decades of ill conceived, dislocated planning disasters. Which, in turn have brought out once great town to its present sorry state. Ps agree with yours on knife crime - see my response. Any sign of Russel here? Can't find him anywhere! Not even a pic of him opening an envelope in the gaz
Re missing Russel - there is a rumour he is hiding in Jumbo. Come out bob and please explain why you voted against a move to reduce death by knife crime....
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Smouldering Ewok[/bold] wrote: What is with all the negativity? Lighten up, this is an artist's impression and a chance to get the market in the right place. I swear you lot are always drinking from half empty glasses.[/p][/quote]S.E. I believe the negativity comes from at least two decades of ill conceived, dislocated planning disasters. Which, in turn have brought out once great town to its present sorry state. Ps agree with yours on knife crime - see my response. Any sign of Russel here? Can't find him anywhere! Not even a pic of him opening an envelope in the gaz[/p][/quote]Re missing Russel - there is a rumour he is hiding in Jumbo. Come out bob and please explain why you voted against a move to reduce death by knife crime.... Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 18

6:10pm Fri 27 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not! pixiebell87
  • Score: 6

6:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

The market resiting after more resiting...as well as the High St fiasco(s) are well known **** ups. Just like the pop up wc......bus lanes / routes.....sort it...and leave it that way for god's sake.......the council seem to just want to SPEND/SPEND/SPEND...
balls up / change minds / spend more ! The market has been moved SO many times the traders must be getting dizzy. Someone should be hauled in to account......now switch the bloody lampposts back on....another stupid idea. !
The market resiting after more resiting...as well as the High St fiasco(s) are well known **** ups. Just like the pop up wc......bus lanes / routes.....sort it...and leave it that way for god's sake.......the council seem to just want to SPEND/SPEND/SPEND... balls up / change minds / spend more ! The market has been moved SO many times the traders must be getting dizzy. Someone should be hauled in to account......now switch the bloody lampposts back on....another stupid idea. ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 5

7:02pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
Agree with you pixy. My friend can't walk. His car and folding wheel chair are his only way of getting about. I don't know how he keeps going, always in pain. He hangs out of the car and assembles the chair. So brave. And then you get the arrogant drivers who park in his disabled bay. And, when challenged flutter their eyes and smile - cause they are usually females in a rush to pick up their shopping - and say only be a minute. My friend can't park in the road waiting do he leaves! Ps pixy have you seen the Russel? He seems to have vanished since that disgraceful vote he made last week against reducing death by knife crime.
[quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]Agree with you pixy. My friend can't walk. His car and folding wheel chair are his only way of getting about. I don't know how he keeps going, always in pain. He hangs out of the car and assembles the chair. So brave. And then you get the arrogant drivers who park in his disabled bay. And, when challenged flutter their eyes and smile - cause they are usually females in a rush to pick up their shopping - and say only be a minute. My friend can't park in the road waiting do he leaves! Ps pixy have you seen the Russel? He seems to have vanished since that disgraceful vote he made last week against reducing death by knife crime. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 20

1:16am Sat 28 Jun 14

Assimilation says...

pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
[quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask. Assimilation
  • Score: -1

8:57am Sat 28 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Granted there a number of disabled people who constantly ask for more- but that is not all of them
In regards to them being allowed free parking, have you stopped to consider the fact that some disabled people incurr costs in their daily living which abled bodied people dont for example-
1-they may need to visit hospital on a regular basis- the car parks there are not cheap and hospital transport isnt always reliable
2- they may need to spend more money on food shopping as they can only eat certain things.
3- they may need to buy new clothes on a regular basis as they have to change their clothes a few times through out the day due to bladder control issues.
the Government knows all the points that is why blue badges are there, to make things a little easier for people who are at a disavantage because of their health.
As for disabled people complaining about discrimination, with the parking ban ill be honest I do believe they went over the top with the complaining, however there are a few things the have been or will scrapped or reduced and I think they have every right to say its not fair, lets now talk about the independant living fund. A fund set up to support moderately disabled people to live in their own homes in the community, by supplying a fund so they can get things to asist in everyday living whether that be someone to help them or equipment. The government want to scrap it. That means a large number of disabled people will no long be able to live in the community an will be forced into care homes for the disabled. So the government are in effect saying " you cant live in the community as your disabled so off you go into care", now you will no doubt disagree but that in my eyes is a form of discrimination.
People always think that disabled have it easy, they couldnt be more wrong, and it is made harder by the cuts to things there to help them.
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Granted there a number of disabled people who constantly ask for more- but that is not all of them In regards to them being allowed free parking, have you stopped to consider the fact that some disabled people incurr costs in their daily living which abled bodied people dont for example- 1-they may need to visit hospital on a regular basis- the car parks there are not cheap and hospital transport isnt always reliable 2- they may need to spend more money on food shopping as they can only eat certain things. 3- they may need to buy new clothes on a regular basis as they have to change their clothes a few times through out the day due to bladder control issues. the Government knows all the points that is why blue badges are there, to make things a little easier for people who are at a disavantage because of their health. As for disabled people complaining about discrimination, with the parking ban ill be honest I do believe they went over the top with the complaining, however there are a few things the have been or will scrapped or reduced and I think they have every right to say its not fair, lets now talk about the independant living fund. A fund set up to support moderately disabled people to live in their own homes in the community, by supplying a fund so they can get things to asist in everyday living whether that be someone to help them or equipment. The government want to scrap it. That means a large number of disabled people will no long be able to live in the community an will be forced into care homes for the disabled. So the government are in effect saying " you cant live in the community as your disabled so off you go into care", now you will no doubt disagree but that in my eyes is a form of discrimination. People always think that disabled have it easy, they couldnt be more wrong, and it is made harder by the cuts to things there to help them. pixiebell87
  • Score: 3

9:00am Sat 28 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 4

9:00am Sat 28 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 5

9:06am Sat 28 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time pixiebell87
  • Score: 1

1:50pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
[quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 2

2:54pm Sat 28 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same.
I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !!
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.[/p][/quote]Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same. I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !! pixiebell87
  • Score: 1

5:47pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same.
I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !!
Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.
[quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.[/p][/quote]Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same. I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !![/p][/quote]Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 5

6:44pm Sat 28 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same.
I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !!
Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.
that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.[/p][/quote]Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same. I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !![/p][/quote]Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.[/p][/quote]that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters. On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me. pixiebell87
  • Score: 4

6:57pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same.
I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !!
Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.
that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.
I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.
[quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.[/p][/quote]Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same. I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !![/p][/quote]Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.[/p][/quote]that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters. On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.[/p][/quote]I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 5

7:51pm Sat 28 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same.
I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !!
Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.
that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.
I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.
To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.[/p][/quote]Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same. I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !![/p][/quote]Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.[/p][/quote]that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters. On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.[/p][/quote]I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.[/p][/quote]To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is. pixiebell87
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Misty4 says...

pixiebell87 wrote:
why is it so many people have such a big problem with disabled people - they are not asking for much just that they have as fair a chance as abled bodied people. Seriously some people on here are so narrow minded. They clearly have no clue how it feels to be in a position where you want to be able to do stuff for themselves but they simply cant manage it it due to a physical disability.
Then to add insult to injury they have to constantly prove that they are disabled to get any sort of help and even then the help is a long time coming due to lots of services and funds being cut or axed completely.
Then to top it all off the governtment constantly try to portray all disabled people as benefit cheats who dont really need the money.
Granted there are some but it is a very small percentage.
I guarantee your attitude would be very different if it was a member of your family.
Ill robably get alot alot of people having a pop at me for this post , but I dont care, its time for people to wake up!!
If a person has a genuine disability then fair enough but 'disabled' has also become a euphemism for obese. Have you ever noticed the number of fat people using disabled spaces?
[quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: why is it so many people have such a big problem with disabled people - they are not asking for much just that they have as fair a chance as abled bodied people. Seriously some people on here are so narrow minded. They clearly have no clue how it feels to be in a position where you want to be able to do stuff for themselves but they simply cant manage it it due to a physical disability. Then to add insult to injury they have to constantly prove that they are disabled to get any sort of help and even then the help is a long time coming due to lots of services and funds being cut or axed completely. Then to top it all off the governtment constantly try to portray all disabled people as benefit cheats who dont really need the money. Granted there are some but it is a very small percentage. I guarantee your attitude would be very different if it was a member of your family. Ill robably get alot alot of people having a pop at me for this post , but I dont care, its time for people to wake up!![/p][/quote]If a person has a genuine disability then fair enough but 'disabled' has also become a euphemism for obese. Have you ever noticed the number of fat people using disabled spaces? Misty4
  • Score: 0

12:22am Sun 29 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same.
I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !!
Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.
that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.
I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.
To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.
I understand, but would hope it can change - for others if not you. Easy to say but perhaps we all need to man up! Bet you hate me now! - we have to fight, promise I will take time to raise the profile the "disabledt" - not now, have my own problems with king Bob. When I've neutralised him in will challenge CB C 's attitude.
[quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.[/p][/quote]Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same. I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !![/p][/quote]Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.[/p][/quote]that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters. On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.[/p][/quote]I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.[/p][/quote]To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.[/p][/quote]I understand, but would hope it can change - for others if not you. Easy to say but perhaps we all need to man up! Bet you hate me now! - we have to fight, promise I will take time to raise the profile the "disabledt" - not now, have my own problems with king Bob. When I've neutralised him in will challenge CB C 's attitude. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 2

7:53am Sun 29 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

Misty4 wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
why is it so many people have such a big problem with disabled people - they are not asking for much just that they have as fair a chance as abled bodied people. Seriously some people on here are so narrow minded. They clearly have no clue how it feels to be in a position where you want to be able to do stuff for themselves but they simply cant manage it it due to a physical disability.
Then to add insult to injury they have to constantly prove that they are disabled to get any sort of help and even then the help is a long time coming due to lots of services and funds being cut or axed completely.
Then to top it all off the governtment constantly try to portray all disabled people as benefit cheats who dont really need the money.
Granted there are some but it is a very small percentage.
I guarantee your attitude would be very different if it was a member of your family.
Ill robably get alot alot of people having a pop at me for this post , but I dont care, its time for people to wake up!!
If a person has a genuine disability then fair enough but 'disabled' has also become a euphemism for obese. Have you ever noticed the number of fat people using disabled spaces?
Yes I have and I agree with you there Being fat is certainly not a disability and they should not be using the parking spaces. I also so know of people claimimg sickness benfit for things that shouldnt be allowed to, such as a stomach ulcer. also those who have drink & drug issues. even though its a small percentage its a percentage that is still to high. However then what happens is rather than going after the real benefit cheats everyone gets labeled the same so the genuine claiments suffer. its a shame its this way but I guess there will always be people who try to play the system
[quote][p][bold]Misty4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: why is it so many people have such a big problem with disabled people - they are not asking for much just that they have as fair a chance as abled bodied people. Seriously some people on here are so narrow minded. They clearly have no clue how it feels to be in a position where you want to be able to do stuff for themselves but they simply cant manage it it due to a physical disability. Then to add insult to injury they have to constantly prove that they are disabled to get any sort of help and even then the help is a long time coming due to lots of services and funds being cut or axed completely. Then to top it all off the governtment constantly try to portray all disabled people as benefit cheats who dont really need the money. Granted there are some but it is a very small percentage. I guarantee your attitude would be very different if it was a member of your family. Ill robably get alot alot of people having a pop at me for this post , but I dont care, its time for people to wake up!![/p][/quote]If a person has a genuine disability then fair enough but 'disabled' has also become a euphemism for obese. Have you ever noticed the number of fat people using disabled spaces?[/p][/quote]Yes I have and I agree with you there Being fat is certainly not a disability and they should not be using the parking spaces. I also so know of people claimimg sickness benfit for things that shouldnt be allowed to, such as a stomach ulcer. also those who have drink & drug issues. even though its a small percentage its a percentage that is still to high. However then what happens is rather than going after the real benefit cheats everyone gets labeled the same so the genuine claiments suffer. its a shame its this way but I guess there will always be people who try to play the system pixiebell87
  • Score: -1

9:34am Sun 29 Jun 14

catflap1 says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same.
I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !!
Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.
that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.
I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.
To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.
I understand, but would hope it can change - for others if not you. Easy to say but perhaps we all need to man up! Bet you hate me now! - we have to fight, promise I will take time to raise the profile the "disabledt" - not now, have my own problems with king Bob. When I've neutralised him in will challenge CB C 's attitude.
who the cares
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.[/p][/quote]Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same. I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !![/p][/quote]Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.[/p][/quote]that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters. On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.[/p][/quote]I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.[/p][/quote]To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.[/p][/quote]I understand, but would hope it can change - for others if not you. Easy to say but perhaps we all need to man up! Bet you hate me now! - we have to fight, promise I will take time to raise the profile the "disabledt" - not now, have my own problems with king Bob. When I've neutralised him in will challenge CB C 's attitude.[/p][/quote]who the cares catflap1
  • Score: -5

9:49am Sun 29 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

catflap1 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same.
I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !!
Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.
that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.
I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.
To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.
I understand, but would hope it can change - for others if not you. Easy to say but perhaps we all need to man up! Bet you hate me now! - we have to fight, promise I will take time to raise the profile the "disabledt" - not now, have my own problems with king Bob. When I've neutralised him in will challenge CB C 's attitude.
who the cares
catflap1 its that sort of attitude that is the problem
[quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.[/p][/quote]Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same. I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !![/p][/quote]Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.[/p][/quote]that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters. On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.[/p][/quote]I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.[/p][/quote]To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.[/p][/quote]I understand, but would hope it can change - for others if not you. Easy to say but perhaps we all need to man up! Bet you hate me now! - we have to fight, promise I will take time to raise the profile the "disabledt" - not now, have my own problems with king Bob. When I've neutralised him in will challenge CB C 's attitude.[/p][/quote]who the cares[/p][/quote]catflap1 its that sort of attitude that is the problem pixiebell87
  • Score: 0

9:08pm Sun 29 Jun 14

A Very Primate Gentleman says...

Thank goodness there are actually disabled people who go out and grab life with both hands regardless of the hand life has dealt them. Not everyone in a wheelchair lives like a recluse wallowing in self pity and paranoia. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and start living your life the only person you're letting down is yourself.
Thank goodness there are actually disabled people who go out and grab life with both hands regardless of the hand life has dealt them. Not everyone in a wheelchair lives like a recluse wallowing in self pity and paranoia. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and start living your life the only person you're letting down is yourself. A Very Primate Gentleman
  • Score: -2

9:16pm Sun 29 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
Thank goodness there are actually disabled people who go out and grab life with both hands regardless of the hand life has dealt them. Not everyone in a wheelchair lives like a recluse wallowing in self pity and paranoia. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and start living your life the only person you're letting down is yourself.
Firstly im not in a wheelchair and secondly I do not feel sorry for myself at all, im happy staying in actully. I not letting myself down if im living how i want to.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness there are actually disabled people who go out and grab life with both hands regardless of the hand life has dealt them. Not everyone in a wheelchair lives like a recluse wallowing in self pity and paranoia. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and start living your life the only person you're letting down is yourself.[/p][/quote]Firstly im not in a wheelchair and secondly I do not feel sorry for myself at all, im happy staying in actully. I not letting myself down if im living how i want to. pixiebell87
  • Score: 3

9:49pm Sun 29 Jun 14

jamest says...

pixiebell87 wrote:
catflap1 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same.
I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !!
Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.
that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.
I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.
To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.
I understand, but would hope it can change - for others if not you. Easy to say but perhaps we all need to man up! Bet you hate me now! - we have to fight, promise I will take time to raise the profile the "disabledt" - not now, have my own problems with king Bob. When I've neutralised him in will challenge CB C 's attitude.
who the cares
catflap1 its that sort of attitude that is the problem
This quoting is getting daft. My arm hurts from scrolling.
[quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.[/p][/quote]Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same. I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !![/p][/quote]Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.[/p][/quote]that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters. On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.[/p][/quote]I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.[/p][/quote]To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.[/p][/quote]I understand, but would hope it can change - for others if not you. Easy to say but perhaps we all need to man up! Bet you hate me now! - we have to fight, promise I will take time to raise the profile the "disabledt" - not now, have my own problems with king Bob. When I've neutralised him in will challenge CB C 's attitude.[/p][/quote]who the cares[/p][/quote]catflap1 its that sort of attitude that is the problem[/p][/quote]This quoting is getting daft. My arm hurts from scrolling. jamest
  • Score: 5

1:02am Mon 30 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

jamest wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
catflap1 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Assimilation wrote:
Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want.
The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance.
Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not!
No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not!
If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ?

The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on.

Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street.

If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.
Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town
was not aware they had suspended it after that time
Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.
Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same.
I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !!
Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.
that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.
I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.
To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.
I understand, but would hope it can change - for others if not you. Easy to say but perhaps we all need to man up! Bet you hate me now! - we have to fight, promise I will take time to raise the profile the "disabledt" - not now, have my own problems with king Bob. When I've neutralised him in will challenge CB C 's attitude.
who the cares
catflap1 its that sort of attitude that is the problem
This quoting is getting daft. My arm hurts from scrolling.
Know what you mean, but it is a subject we must deal with even if it hurts our arms - Bet pixy would like to be in the position of being able to "walk away" from the topic.
[quote][p][bold]jamest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, there is no pleasing some people. The more they get, the more they want. The answer is simple. Ban all traffic entering the High Street on Saturdays and turn it into one big market like it should be (Remember ? Colchester is a market town). It will make the High Street a safer and healthier place. Give it a chance. Or, we could go down the other road and sack all of our councillors and replace them with blue badge holders. Then they could dictate 24/7 , and you never know, they could even ban non blue badge holders from entering the town all together. What a haven that would be, not![/p][/quote]No one has ever called for a ban on non blue badge parking. What a stupid idea that would be. However plenty have called for a ban on blue badge parking. i for the record I am not a blue badge holder, nor would I want to be given all the grief that comes with it. However able bodied people need to realise that things such as blue badges are in place for a reason- to help people who's mobility is restricted whether that is because of a disability from birth or from an accident. Disabled people are not asking to much, they simply want the chance to use facilities such as shops as easily as a non disabled person. Which can be made difficult if parking bays are relocated or the hours they are in use are restricted. is that so wrong?? I think not![/p][/quote]If the disabled are not asking for much, then why are they still pursuing, through the courts, that CBC were discriminating towards them ? The car ban has gone, they have their 24/7 anywhere parking back. I feel there is a compensation claim coming on. Like I have said before let them park where they like, no problem. But put parking meters in the bays and all along the east side of Head Street. If they want to be treated the same as able bodied folk, then let them pay their way for the privilege. It`s not much to ask.[/p][/quote]Assimilation - did you know that the disabled parking bays in the high St were suspended after early evening? I think about 6.30 or 7 pm. So that means basically the disabled are not allowed equal access in the evening! I travel extensively in the UK doing night maintenance work in town centres - never seen such discrimination anywhere else. I think you will find those with disability have additional challenges in king Bob town[/p][/quote]was not aware they had suspended it after that time[/p][/quote]Yes, my friend used to made a joke of it - that he was not allowed out at night because he wouldn't look good in king bob's night time cafe society! It might have changed after the last High St comedy of errors.[/p][/quote]Think your friend is probably right and probably lots of disabled people feel exactly the same. I myself have not left my flat in 2 years, not becauseof any parking or blue badge issue ( as stated in an earlier post I am not a blue badge holder) but simply because I got fed up with all the pointing an staring that goes hand in hand with being disabled. Especially being young and using a mobility scooter Not forgetting the endless list of nasty words used when talking about disabled people that were muttered as I went passed none of which were nice at all. In the end it was just easier to stay in and shut the world out !![/p][/quote]Pixy, I'm really sorry that happened to you. Mostly I think people are unkind in ignorance. When the last change in the DDA regulation came in I was contracting to a high St chain of family friendly restaurants. They had/have one in the town which has entrances in both the high St and Culver st. There is a significant change in the level between the high St and Culver st. My company explained that to build a compliant access ramp it would take out eight seats in the seating level at the Culver st end. The area manager came up with an alternative - " why don't we just put signs up redirecting the disabled to the high St entrance " - we had quite a row, she simply was too ignorant to understand.[/p][/quote]that doesnt surprise me at all. lots of shops are not really disabled friendly. they dont have the space to move wheelchairs or mobility scooters. On the odd occasion i would go in town most of the time i would sit outside the shops while my boyfriend goes in for me.[/p][/quote]I guess you must be pretty fed up with it by now. Sometimes a note to the chief exec of the shop chain concerned will work wonders.[/p][/quote]To be honest ive Just accepted that that's how it is.[/p][/quote]I understand, but would hope it can change - for others if not you. Easy to say but perhaps we all need to man up! Bet you hate me now! - we have to fight, promise I will take time to raise the profile the "disabledt" - not now, have my own problems with king Bob. When I've neutralised him in will challenge CB C 's attitude.[/p][/quote]who the cares[/p][/quote]catflap1 its that sort of attitude that is the problem[/p][/quote]This quoting is getting daft. My arm hurts from scrolling.[/p][/quote]Know what you mean, but it is a subject we must deal with even if it hurts our arms - Bet pixy would like to be in the position of being able to "walk away" from the topic. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 3

7:33am Mon 30 Jun 14

pixiebell87 says...

I hve nothing left to say, I was never looing for people to feel sorry for me.
I have made a choice to say at home as I have found many placed to be hard to access on a mobility scooter. Maybe thats the wrong attitude to have but its mine to have.
I will not comment any further on this post or any other , where acess for disabled is being debated
I am truely sorry if any of what I have said on this post angered/upset or annoyed anyone!
I hve nothing left to say, I was never looing for people to feel sorry for me. I have made a choice to say at home as I have found many placed to be hard to access on a mobility scooter. Maybe thats the wrong attitude to have but its mine to have. I will not comment any further on this post or any other , where acess for disabled is being debated I am truely sorry if any of what I have said on this post angered/upset or annoyed anyone! pixiebell87
  • Score: 2

8:36pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Nom De Plume says...

Number
1. Parking charges extortionate.
2. N*ff fruit and veg stalls
3. Fag Butts all over the pavements
4. Mobility scooters and able bodied punters, walking around with sticks that look like German assault sniper rifles.
5. The stench of cheap perfume and ciggie smoke.
6. Cr*p goods that you can buy at half the price on eBay.
7. Chewing gum spat all over the pavements and stuck to your shoes.
8. The previous nights sick and vomit all over the pavements and stuck along side cheap chicken takeaway boxes.
9. P.C.S.O. Milky Bar Kids looking at you like something that has just stuck on their dirty shoes.
10. The market inspector rubbing his hands with glee while bagging all those site fees.
I would rather drive to Lakeside or Blue water once a month and have a great day out in a classy venue, clean, fresh and full of life.
Number 1. Parking charges extortionate. 2. N*ff fruit and veg stalls 3. Fag Butts all over the pavements 4. Mobility scooters and able bodied punters, walking around with sticks that look like German assault sniper rifles. 5. The stench of cheap perfume and ciggie smoke. 6. Cr*p goods that you can buy at half the price on eBay. 7. Chewing gum spat all over the pavements and stuck to your shoes. 8. The previous nights sick and vomit all over the pavements and stuck along side cheap chicken takeaway boxes. 9. P.C.S.O. Milky Bar Kids looking at you like something that has just stuck on their dirty shoes. 10. The market inspector rubbing his hands with glee while bagging all those site fees. I would rather drive to Lakeside or Blue water once a month and have a great day out in a classy venue, clean, fresh and full of life. Nom De Plume
  • Score: 1

12:02am Wed 2 Jul 14

Assimilation says...

Nom De Plume wrote:
Number
1. Parking charges extortionate.
2. N*ff fruit and veg stalls
3. Fag Butts all over the pavements
4. Mobility scooters and able bodied punters, walking around with sticks that look like German assault sniper rifles.
5. The stench of cheap perfume and ciggie smoke.
6. Cr*p goods that you can buy at half the price on eBay.
7. Chewing gum spat all over the pavements and stuck to your shoes.
8. The previous nights sick and vomit all over the pavements and stuck along side cheap chicken takeaway boxes.
9. P.C.S.O. Milky Bar Kids looking at you like something that has just stuck on their dirty shoes.
10. The market inspector rubbing his hands with glee while bagging all those site fees.
I would rather drive to Lakeside or Blue water once a month and have a great day out in a classy venue, clean, fresh and full of life.
On your way then !
[quote][p][bold]Nom De Plume[/bold] wrote: Number 1. Parking charges extortionate. 2. N*ff fruit and veg stalls 3. Fag Butts all over the pavements 4. Mobility scooters and able bodied punters, walking around with sticks that look like German assault sniper rifles. 5. The stench of cheap perfume and ciggie smoke. 6. Cr*p goods that you can buy at half the price on eBay. 7. Chewing gum spat all over the pavements and stuck to your shoes. 8. The previous nights sick and vomit all over the pavements and stuck along side cheap chicken takeaway boxes. 9. P.C.S.O. Milky Bar Kids looking at you like something that has just stuck on their dirty shoes. 10. The market inspector rubbing his hands with glee while bagging all those site fees. I would rather drive to Lakeside or Blue water once a month and have a great day out in a classy venue, clean, fresh and full of life.[/p][/quote]On your way then ! Assimilation
  • Score: 2

11:00pm Thu 3 Jul 14

omgwtfbbq says...

Shambolic wrote:
Is the pavement really that wide?
no
[quote][p][bold]Shambolic[/bold] wrote: Is the pavement really that wide?[/p][/quote]no omgwtfbbq
  • Score: 1

11:08pm Thu 3 Jul 14

omgwtfbbq says...

There is a massive problem in colchester of people using disabled badges that are not theirs, they are easy to spot they park in hight street or other areas of town and then run across the road, another way to spot them is to look at the serial number on the badge if it has an X in it the badge belongs to a male, if it has a Y it belongs to a female. if you spot an offender take down the serial number of badge reg of the car, take a video or photo of them and send to Essex County Council
Blue Badge Team
Essex House
200 The Crescent
Colchester Business Park
Essex
CO4 9YQ
Email: Blue.badge@essex.gov
.uk
There is a massive problem in colchester of people using disabled badges that are not theirs, they are easy to spot they park in hight street or other areas of town and then run across the road, another way to spot them is to look at the serial number on the badge if it has an X in it the badge belongs to a male, if it has a Y it belongs to a female. if you spot an offender take down the serial number of badge reg of the car, take a video or photo of them and send to Essex County Council Blue Badge Team Essex House 200 The Crescent Colchester Business Park Essex CO4 9YQ Email: Blue.badge@essex.gov .uk omgwtfbbq
  • Score: 3

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