Police called to town centre after PSCO raises alarm

Gazette: Police called to town centre after PSCO raises alarm Police called to town centre after PSCO raises alarm

POLICE were called to an incident in Colchester town centre after a PSCO reported being in distress.

A number of marked cars arrived on the scene in Queen Street after the incident at approximately 10am on Saturday after a PSCO sounded their personal alarm.

The officer is uninjured.

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3:24pm Sat 5 Jul 14

pjannece says...

I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead.

When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident.

Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it.

Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me
I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead. When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident. Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it. Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me pjannece
  • Score: 41

3:36pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Citizen 139 says...

There were reports, albeit on twitter, that there was an armed person sighted in town this morning. Maybe related?
There were reports, albeit on twitter, that there was an armed person sighted in town this morning. Maybe related? Citizen 139
  • Score: 1

5:28pm Sat 5 Jul 14

NolongerGREATBritain says...

PCSO = PLEASE CALL SOMEONE OFFICIAL
PCSO = PLEASE CALL SOMEONE OFFICIAL NolongerGREATBritain
  • Score: 29

6:06pm Sat 5 Jul 14

HARRY438 says...

NolongerGREATBritain wrote:
PCSO = PLEASE CALL SOMEONE OFFICIAL
PCSO is an anagram of COPS.

Which ironically, is about as close as they will get to becoming one.
[quote][p][bold]NolongerGREATBritain[/bold] wrote: PCSO = PLEASE CALL SOMEONE OFFICIAL[/p][/quote]PCSO is an anagram of COPS. Which ironically, is about as close as they will get to becoming one. HARRY438
  • Score: 18

6:07pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

Apparently she discovered a suspicious looking package, but it turned out to be nothing.
Apparently she discovered a suspicious looking package, but it turned out to be nothing. Mohammad Akbar
  • Score: 9

7:07pm Sat 5 Jul 14

graham1983 says...

Another pointless article! Great story!
Another pointless article! Great story! graham1983
  • Score: 24

8:14pm Sat 5 Jul 14

cowdraydarran says...

one of these idiots cost me £80 for breach of the peace and all i did was try and return a soiled garment.The manager of USC refused to let me return a top that i purchased 2 days earlier but when i tried it on it had a big dirty handprint on it.When i asked the manager to refund he refused and called for security and a PCSO arrived as well asking me to leave the store so i did and headed to the castle park for a cup of coffee with my wife and recently widowed mother only to be confronted by a police unit and issued an on the spot fine or a night in the cells on the eve of my fathers funeral.I had no choice to accept the fine because i needed to attend my fathers funeral the next day.PCSO,s are jumped up little tw*ts who no doubt were bullied at school and enlist just to have powers over those that bullied them.Get a life you worthless peices of s**T.By the way USC shut down recently due to poor customer relations and falling sales projections so Mr PCSO next time listen because the customer is alway right.
one of these idiots cost me £80 for breach of the peace and all i did was try and return a soiled garment.The manager of USC refused to let me return a top that i purchased 2 days earlier but when i tried it on it had a big dirty handprint on it.When i asked the manager to refund he refused and called for security and a PCSO arrived as well asking me to leave the store so i did and headed to the castle park for a cup of coffee with my wife and recently widowed mother only to be confronted by a police unit and issued an on the spot fine or a night in the cells on the eve of my fathers funeral.I had no choice to accept the fine because i needed to attend my fathers funeral the next day.PCSO,s are jumped up little tw*ts who no doubt were bullied at school and enlist just to have powers over those that bullied them.Get a life you worthless peices of s**T.By the way USC shut down recently due to poor customer relations and falling sales projections so Mr PCSO next time listen because the customer is alway right. cowdraydarran
  • Score: -25

8:51pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

graham1983 wrote:
Another pointless article! Great story!
A professional footballer was test driving a Ferrari 458 today and crashed it on the A12 today, but no story about that in the Evening Gazette maybe they were having a lay in this morning at 11am when it happened?
[quote][p][bold]graham1983[/bold] wrote: Another pointless article! Great story![/p][/quote]A professional footballer was test driving a Ferrari 458 today and crashed it on the A12 today, but no story about that in the Evening Gazette maybe they were having a lay in this morning at 11am when it happened? Mohammad Akbar
  • Score: 10

9:01pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

graham1983 wrote:
Another pointless article! Great story!
Graham I agree, pointless reporting - there are more important things going on in Colchester. Strange that neither the Gazette nor the county standard made any sort of report when Bob Russell, member of parliament representing the citizens of Colchester, chose recently to vote against a change in the law to reduce knife crime! Not one word of comment was made - I wrote to the paper and no tesponse. Seems very strange, as both rags were quick to report the gory detail the terrible knife murders in our town and promote panic, but didn't notice bob Russel's lack of balls to stand up to his lib dem party whip and vote for the change in the law. It does look to me that the town rags are Russell supporters no matter what antics he gets up to. Any one agree? If so please make the to comment on any thread.
[quote][p][bold]graham1983[/bold] wrote: Another pointless article! Great story![/p][/quote]Graham I agree, pointless reporting - there are more important things going on in Colchester. Strange that neither the Gazette nor the county standard made any sort of report when Bob Russell, member of parliament representing the citizens of Colchester, chose recently to vote against a change in the law to reduce knife crime! Not one word of comment was made - I wrote to the paper and no tesponse. Seems very strange, as both rags were quick to report the gory detail the terrible knife murders in our town and promote panic, but didn't notice bob Russel's lack of balls to stand up to his lib dem party whip and vote for the change in the law. It does look to me that the town rags are Russell supporters no matter what antics he gets up to. Any one agree? If so please make the to comment on any thread. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 41

9:27pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Nom De Plume says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
graham1983 wrote:
Another pointless article! Great story!
Graham I agree, pointless reporting - there are more important things going on in Colchester. Strange that neither the Gazette nor the county standard made any sort of report when Bob Russell, member of parliament representing the citizens of Colchester, chose recently to vote against a change in the law to reduce knife crime! Not one word of comment was made - I wrote to the paper and no tesponse. Seems very strange, as both rags were quick to report the gory detail the terrible knife murders in our town and promote panic, but didn't notice bob Russel's lack of balls to stand up to his lib dem party whip and vote for the change in the law. It does look to me that the town rags are Russell supporters no matter what antics he gets up to. Any one agree? If so please make the to comment on any thread.
Bob Russell is now an entity in himself, he no longer represents the rank and file views of general LD's.
A bit like the Dennis Skinner of The Labour party.
Or Grimaldi the Cl*wn of Monaco
If you dont know read your WIKI !
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham1983[/bold] wrote: Another pointless article! Great story![/p][/quote]Graham I agree, pointless reporting - there are more important things going on in Colchester. Strange that neither the Gazette nor the county standard made any sort of report when Bob Russell, member of parliament representing the citizens of Colchester, chose recently to vote against a change in the law to reduce knife crime! Not one word of comment was made - I wrote to the paper and no tesponse. Seems very strange, as both rags were quick to report the gory detail the terrible knife murders in our town and promote panic, but didn't notice bob Russel's lack of balls to stand up to his lib dem party whip and vote for the change in the law. It does look to me that the town rags are Russell supporters no matter what antics he gets up to. Any one agree? If so please make the to comment on any thread.[/p][/quote]Bob Russell is now an entity in himself, he no longer represents the rank and file views of general LD's. A bit like the Dennis Skinner of The Labour party. Or Grimaldi the Cl*wn of Monaco If you dont know read your WIKI ! Nom De Plume
  • Score: 12

9:29pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Nom De Plume says...

cowdraydarran wrote:
one of these idiots cost me £80 for breach of the peace and all i did was try and return a soiled garment.The manager of USC refused to let me return a top that i purchased 2 days earlier but when i tried it on it had a big dirty handprint on it.When i asked the manager to refund he refused and called for security and a PCSO arrived as well asking me to leave the store so i did and headed to the castle park for a cup of coffee with my wife and recently widowed mother only to be confronted by a police unit and issued an on the spot fine or a night in the cells on the eve of my fathers funeral.I had no choice to accept the fine because i needed to attend my fathers funeral the next day.PCSO,s are jumped up little tw*ts who no doubt were bullied at school and enlist just to have powers over those that bullied them.Get a life you worthless peices of s**T.By the way USC shut down recently due to poor customer relations and falling sales projections so Mr PCSO next time listen because the customer is alway right.
The Milky Bar Kids Are Strong & Tough
And Only The Best Is Good Enough !
[quote][p][bold]cowdraydarran[/bold] wrote: one of these idiots cost me £80 for breach of the peace and all i did was try and return a soiled garment.The manager of USC refused to let me return a top that i purchased 2 days earlier but when i tried it on it had a big dirty handprint on it.When i asked the manager to refund he refused and called for security and a PCSO arrived as well asking me to leave the store so i did and headed to the castle park for a cup of coffee with my wife and recently widowed mother only to be confronted by a police unit and issued an on the spot fine or a night in the cells on the eve of my fathers funeral.I had no choice to accept the fine because i needed to attend my fathers funeral the next day.PCSO,s are jumped up little tw*ts who no doubt were bullied at school and enlist just to have powers over those that bullied them.Get a life you worthless peices of s**T.By the way USC shut down recently due to poor customer relations and falling sales projections so Mr PCSO next time listen because the customer is alway right.[/p][/quote]The Milky Bar Kids Are Strong & Tough And Only The Best Is Good Enough ! Nom De Plume
  • Score: 0

9:58pm Sat 5 Jul 14

blockpaver says...

pjannece wrote:
I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead.

When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident.

Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it.

Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me
Let’s get this right: you’ve passed the pedestrian’s crossings on the High St at the top of East Hill; and then you swing immediately right, around the island, back on yourself into Queen’s St. How do you know if the lights are allowing pedestrians to cross the road? They certainly wouldn’t be looking for you to be mad enough to carry out this manoeuvre. Little wonder that the PCSO pointed out to you the error of your ways. As a minimum I would suggest you’re guilty of driving without due care and attention. The traffic controls are perfectly clear, it's just that some, such as you, don't like them. get over it.
[quote][p][bold]pjannece[/bold] wrote: I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead. When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident. Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it. Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me[/p][/quote]Let’s get this right: you’ve passed the pedestrian’s crossings on the High St at the top of East Hill; and then you swing immediately right, around the island, back on yourself into Queen’s St. How do you know if the lights are allowing pedestrians to cross the road? They certainly wouldn’t be looking for you to be mad enough to carry out this manoeuvre. Little wonder that the PCSO pointed out to you the error of your ways. As a minimum I would suggest you’re guilty of driving without due care and attention. The traffic controls are perfectly clear, it's just that some, such as you, don't like them. get over it. blockpaver
  • Score: 36

10:08pm Sat 5 Jul 14

pjannece says...

blockpaver wrote:
pjannece wrote:
I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead.

When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident.

Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it.

Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me
Let’s get this right: you’ve passed the pedestrian’s crossings on the High St at the top of East Hill; and then you swing immediately right, around the island, back on yourself into Queen’s St. How do you know if the lights are allowing pedestrians to cross the road? They certainly wouldn’t be looking for you to be mad enough to carry out this manoeuvre. Little wonder that the PCSO pointed out to you the error of your ways. As a minimum I would suggest you’re guilty of driving without due care and attention. The traffic controls are perfectly clear, it's just that some, such as you, don't like them. get over it.
You are quite correct, that's the manouvre I made, and will continue to make, as I work near the high street, live on priory street, and have to drive after a spine injury. I am not guilty of any offence, including driving without due care and attention, and can assure you that I will not 'get over it' as the council have ignored my many suggestions to remedy their poor design. If I'm stopped again for an offence invented by a PSCO or traffic officer, I will file a harassment claim. So thank you for your suggestion but I'm quite happy using this route in the absence of any alternative, and have seen many other affected residents do the same.
[quote][p][bold]blockpaver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjannece[/bold] wrote: I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead. When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident. Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it. Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me[/p][/quote]Let’s get this right: you’ve passed the pedestrian’s crossings on the High St at the top of East Hill; and then you swing immediately right, around the island, back on yourself into Queen’s St. How do you know if the lights are allowing pedestrians to cross the road? They certainly wouldn’t be looking for you to be mad enough to carry out this manoeuvre. Little wonder that the PCSO pointed out to you the error of your ways. As a minimum I would suggest you’re guilty of driving without due care and attention. The traffic controls are perfectly clear, it's just that some, such as you, don't like them. get over it.[/p][/quote]You are quite correct, that's the manouvre I made, and will continue to make, as I work near the high street, live on priory street, and have to drive after a spine injury. I am not guilty of any offence, including driving without due care and attention, and can assure you that I will not 'get over it' as the council have ignored my many suggestions to remedy their poor design. If I'm stopped again for an offence invented by a PSCO or traffic officer, I will file a harassment claim. So thank you for your suggestion but I'm quite happy using this route in the absence of any alternative, and have seen many other affected residents do the same. pjannece
  • Score: -38

10:36pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Nom De Plume wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
graham1983 wrote:
Another pointless article! Great story!
Graham I agree, pointless reporting - there are more important things going on in Colchester. Strange that neither the Gazette nor the county standard made any sort of report when Bob Russell, member of parliament representing the citizens of Colchester, chose recently to vote against a change in the law to reduce knife crime! Not one word of comment was made - I wrote to the paper and no tesponse. Seems very strange, as both rags were quick to report the gory detail the terrible knife murders in our town and promote panic, but didn't notice bob Russel's lack of balls to stand up to his lib dem party whip and vote for the change in the law. It does look to me that the town rags are Russell supporters no matter what antics he gets up to. Any one agree? If so please make the to comment on any thread.
Bob Russell is now an entity in himself, he no longer represents the rank and file views of general LD's.
A bit like the Dennis Skinner of The Labour party.
Or Grimaldi the Cl*wn of Monaco
If you dont know read your WIKI !
Ok non de plume, I didn't know enough about the internal situation of the lib dem's and can't make comment. Other than I believe a whip to vote against the change was pretty useless, and made without real consideration of the impact of a "yes vote" to the balance toward saving life. Russell does nothing of account as an mp, he has presided in in one parasitic form or another in his town, as it has slid into the abyss of stagnation and violence. How is it local lib dem's don't have the courage to challenge him to perform or get chucked out.
[quote][p][bold]Nom De Plume[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham1983[/bold] wrote: Another pointless article! Great story![/p][/quote]Graham I agree, pointless reporting - there are more important things going on in Colchester. Strange that neither the Gazette nor the county standard made any sort of report when Bob Russell, member of parliament representing the citizens of Colchester, chose recently to vote against a change in the law to reduce knife crime! Not one word of comment was made - I wrote to the paper and no tesponse. Seems very strange, as both rags were quick to report the gory detail the terrible knife murders in our town and promote panic, but didn't notice bob Russel's lack of balls to stand up to his lib dem party whip and vote for the change in the law. It does look to me that the town rags are Russell supporters no matter what antics he gets up to. Any one agree? If so please make the to comment on any thread.[/p][/quote]Bob Russell is now an entity in himself, he no longer represents the rank and file views of general LD's. A bit like the Dennis Skinner of The Labour party. Or Grimaldi the Cl*wn of Monaco If you dont know read your WIKI ![/p][/quote]Ok non de plume, I didn't know enough about the internal situation of the lib dem's and can't make comment. Other than I believe a whip to vote against the change was pretty useless, and made without real consideration of the impact of a "yes vote" to the balance toward saving life. Russell does nothing of account as an mp, he has presided in in one parasitic form or another in his town, as it has slid into the abyss of stagnation and violence. How is it local lib dem's don't have the courage to challenge him to perform or get chucked out. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 14

7:43am Sun 6 Jul 14

Nom De Plume says...

I wont cut and paste Angry's above quote, as it will make the post too long.
B.R. Should have stood down at the next term or announced it.
It is the measure of the situation that he is continuing to carry on.
Yes you are quite right ! What started as a fairy-tale, honeymoon, halcyon period in politics for Colchester in the 90's, has now turned into a precognitive nightmare.
Basically the town is in the Sh*t tight up to its neck in may areas.
Ars*s at Colchester Borough Council wont be kicked, (Conflict of interests):
The Knighthood has been received.
He has too many people whispering rubbish in ones lug hole, very much akin to the mouse in dumbo's hat.
I blame the people close too him, very close too him, one of them who writes on this thread on his behalf, an alternate pseudonym or Nom De Plume.
They say in Las Vegas and good gambler, the true professional knows when to quit.
Instead of us clinging to power here in Colly, like "The Wimp Sliding Down The Trouser Leg Of The Schoolboy Bully", we really should Put Up next year, to see how strong we are in the community without him !
Dont think its all wine & roses in the party, it is not and has not been for some time.
Power is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands.
I know you are not a party member and possibly never will be, some of your stuff is fairly good that you come out with.
But to be fair this argument, has nothing to do with the plight of the PCSO's who were in trouble.
Another time Angry !
I wont cut and paste Angry's above quote, as it will make the post too long. B.R. Should have stood down at the next term or announced it. It is the measure of the situation that he is continuing to carry on. Yes you are quite right ! What started as a fairy-tale, honeymoon, halcyon period in politics for Colchester in the 90's, has now turned into a precognitive nightmare. Basically the town is in the Sh*t tight up to its neck in may areas. Ars*s at Colchester Borough Council wont be kicked, (Conflict of interests): The Knighthood has been received. He has too many people whispering rubbish in ones lug hole, very much akin to the mouse in dumbo's hat. I blame the people close too him, very close too him, one of them who writes on this thread on his behalf, an alternate pseudonym or Nom De Plume. They say in Las Vegas and good gambler, the true professional knows when to quit. Instead of us clinging to power here in Colly, like "The Wimp Sliding Down The Trouser Leg Of The Schoolboy Bully", we really should Put Up next year, to see how strong we are in the community without him ! Dont think its all wine & roses in the party, it is not and has not been for some time. Power is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands. I know you are not a party member and possibly never will be, some of your stuff is fairly good that you come out with. But to be fair this argument, has nothing to do with the plight of the PCSO's who were in trouble. Another time Angry ! Nom De Plume
  • Score: 13

9:31am Sun 6 Jul 14

HARRY438 says...

cowdraydarran wrote:
one of these idiots cost me £80 for breach of the peace and all i did was try and return a soiled garment.The manager of USC refused to let me return a top that i purchased 2 days earlier but when i tried it on it had a big dirty handprint on it.When i asked the manager to refund he refused and called for security and a PCSO arrived as well asking me to leave the store so i did and headed to the castle park for a cup of coffee with my wife and recently widowed mother only to be confronted by a police unit and issued an on the spot fine or a night in the cells on the eve of my fathers funeral.I had no choice to accept the fine because i needed to attend my fathers funeral the next day.PCSO,s are jumped up little tw*ts who no doubt were bullied at school and enlist just to have powers over those that bullied them.Get a life you worthless peices of s**T.By the way USC shut down recently due to poor customer relations and falling sales projections so Mr PCSO next time listen because the customer is alway right.
This is a growing trend in Colchester ,shop assistants calling plastic pigs to sort out their problems. You are not the only one to fall foul of these worthless articles.
[quote][p][bold]cowdraydarran[/bold] wrote: one of these idiots cost me £80 for breach of the peace and all i did was try and return a soiled garment.The manager of USC refused to let me return a top that i purchased 2 days earlier but when i tried it on it had a big dirty handprint on it.When i asked the manager to refund he refused and called for security and a PCSO arrived as well asking me to leave the store so i did and headed to the castle park for a cup of coffee with my wife and recently widowed mother only to be confronted by a police unit and issued an on the spot fine or a night in the cells on the eve of my fathers funeral.I had no choice to accept the fine because i needed to attend my fathers funeral the next day.PCSO,s are jumped up little tw*ts who no doubt were bullied at school and enlist just to have powers over those that bullied them.Get a life you worthless peices of s**T.By the way USC shut down recently due to poor customer relations and falling sales projections so Mr PCSO next time listen because the customer is alway right.[/p][/quote]This is a growing trend in Colchester ,shop assistants calling plastic pigs to sort out their problems. You are not the only one to fall foul of these worthless articles. HARRY438
  • Score: -4

11:10am Sun 6 Jul 14

cowdraydarran says...

HARRY438 wrote:
cowdraydarran wrote:
one of these idiots cost me £80 for breach of the peace and all i did was try and return a soiled garment.The manager of USC refused to let me return a top that i purchased 2 days earlier but when i tried it on it had a big dirty handprint on it.When i asked the manager to refund he refused and called for security and a PCSO arrived as well asking me to leave the store so i did and headed to the castle park for a cup of coffee with my wife and recently widowed mother only to be confronted by a police unit and issued an on the spot fine or a night in the cells on the eve of my fathers funeral.I had no choice to accept the fine because i needed to attend my fathers funeral the next day.PCSO,s are jumped up little tw*ts who no doubt were bullied at school and enlist just to have powers over those that bullied them.Get a life you worthless peices of s**T.By the way USC shut down recently due to poor customer relations and falling sales projections so Mr PCSO next time listen because the customer is alway right.
This is a growing trend in Colchester ,shop assistants calling plastic pigs to sort out their problems. You are not the only one to fall foul of these worthless articles.
Thankyou Harry but it seems due to my minus 12 score that your the only one that agrees with me.Lets see what the individuals do when its there turn and they are victimised and harassed by one of these would be cops.
[quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cowdraydarran[/bold] wrote: one of these idiots cost me £80 for breach of the peace and all i did was try and return a soiled garment.The manager of USC refused to let me return a top that i purchased 2 days earlier but when i tried it on it had a big dirty handprint on it.When i asked the manager to refund he refused and called for security and a PCSO arrived as well asking me to leave the store so i did and headed to the castle park for a cup of coffee with my wife and recently widowed mother only to be confronted by a police unit and issued an on the spot fine or a night in the cells on the eve of my fathers funeral.I had no choice to accept the fine because i needed to attend my fathers funeral the next day.PCSO,s are jumped up little tw*ts who no doubt were bullied at school and enlist just to have powers over those that bullied them.Get a life you worthless peices of s**T.By the way USC shut down recently due to poor customer relations and falling sales projections so Mr PCSO next time listen because the customer is alway right.[/p][/quote]This is a growing trend in Colchester ,shop assistants calling plastic pigs to sort out their problems. You are not the only one to fall foul of these worthless articles.[/p][/quote]Thankyou Harry but it seems due to my minus 12 score that your the only one that agrees with me.Lets see what the individuals do when its there turn and they are victimised and harassed by one of these would be cops. cowdraydarran
  • Score: -6

11:46am Sun 6 Jul 14

HARRY438 says...

cowdraydarran wrote:
HARRY438 wrote:
cowdraydarran wrote:
one of these idiots cost me £80 for breach of the peace and all i did was try and return a soiled garment.The manager of USC refused to let me return a top that i purchased 2 days earlier but when i tried it on it had a big dirty handprint on it.When i asked the manager to refund he refused and called for security and a PCSO arrived as well asking me to leave the store so i did and headed to the castle park for a cup of coffee with my wife and recently widowed mother only to be confronted by a police unit and issued an on the spot fine or a night in the cells on the eve of my fathers funeral.I had no choice to accept the fine because i needed to attend my fathers funeral the next day.PCSO,s are jumped up little tw*ts who no doubt were bullied at school and enlist just to have powers over those that bullied them.Get a life you worthless peices of s**T.By the way USC shut down recently due to poor customer relations and falling sales projections so Mr PCSO next time listen because the customer is alway right.
This is a growing trend in Colchester ,shop assistants calling plastic pigs to sort out their problems. You are not the only one to fall foul of these worthless articles.
Thankyou Harry but it seems due to my minus 12 score that your the only one that agrees with me.Lets see what the individuals do when its there turn and they are victimised and harassed by one of these would be cops.
What could have been resolved verbally in-store is now handed over to wannabe's with the power to extract £80 for guilty until proved innocent rule of law. Colchester has lost many good spenders due to heavy handed tactics of the plastics. Be warned - in Colchester the customer is always wrong & you better believe it!
[quote][p][bold]cowdraydarran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cowdraydarran[/bold] wrote: one of these idiots cost me £80 for breach of the peace and all i did was try and return a soiled garment.The manager of USC refused to let me return a top that i purchased 2 days earlier but when i tried it on it had a big dirty handprint on it.When i asked the manager to refund he refused and called for security and a PCSO arrived as well asking me to leave the store so i did and headed to the castle park for a cup of coffee with my wife and recently widowed mother only to be confronted by a police unit and issued an on the spot fine or a night in the cells on the eve of my fathers funeral.I had no choice to accept the fine because i needed to attend my fathers funeral the next day.PCSO,s are jumped up little tw*ts who no doubt were bullied at school and enlist just to have powers over those that bullied them.Get a life you worthless peices of s**T.By the way USC shut down recently due to poor customer relations and falling sales projections so Mr PCSO next time listen because the customer is alway right.[/p][/quote]This is a growing trend in Colchester ,shop assistants calling plastic pigs to sort out their problems. You are not the only one to fall foul of these worthless articles.[/p][/quote]Thankyou Harry but it seems due to my minus 12 score that your the only one that agrees with me.Lets see what the individuals do when its there turn and they are victimised and harassed by one of these would be cops.[/p][/quote]What could have been resolved verbally in-store is now handed over to wannabe's with the power to extract £80 for guilty until proved innocent rule of law. Colchester has lost many good spenders due to heavy handed tactics of the plastics. Be warned - in Colchester the customer is always wrong & you better believe it! HARRY438
  • Score: -2

11:48am Sun 6 Jul 14

HARRY438 says...

BTW whats a PSCO?

Police called to town centre after PSCO raises alarm
BTW whats a PSCO? Police called to town centre after PSCO raises alarm HARRY438
  • Score: 3

11:58am Sun 6 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Nom De Plume wrote:
I wont cut and paste Angry's above quote, as it will make the post too long.
B.R. Should have stood down at the next term or announced it.
It is the measure of the situation that he is continuing to carry on.
Yes you are quite right ! What started as a fairy-tale, honeymoon, halcyon period in politics for Colchester in the 90's, has now turned into a precognitive nightmare.
Basically the town is in the Sh*t tight up to its neck in may areas.
Ars*s at Colchester Borough Council wont be kicked, (Conflict of interests):
The Knighthood has been received.
He has too many people whispering rubbish in ones lug hole, very much akin to the mouse in dumbo's hat.
I blame the people close too him, very close too him, one of them who writes on this thread on his behalf, an alternate pseudonym or Nom De Plume.
They say in Las Vegas and good gambler, the true professional knows when to quit.
Instead of us clinging to power here in Colly, like "The Wimp Sliding Down The Trouser Leg Of The Schoolboy Bully", we really should Put Up next year, to see how strong we are in the community without him !
Dont think its all wine & roses in the party, it is not and has not been for some time.
Power is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands.
I know you are not a party member and possibly never will be, some of your stuff is fairly good that you come out with.
But to be fair this argument, has nothing to do with the plight of the PCSO's who were in trouble.
Another time Angry !
NDP, thanks takes some inner strength to make that comment. And yes, I'm not a party member - of any party, but I might just join if I could help the town raise the standard of the member of parliament who represents Colchester. Colchester has an opportunity use the negative situation we find ourselves in, as a powerful motivator to rebuild top down.
[quote][p][bold]Nom De Plume[/bold] wrote: I wont cut and paste Angry's above quote, as it will make the post too long. B.R. Should have stood down at the next term or announced it. It is the measure of the situation that he is continuing to carry on. Yes you are quite right ! What started as a fairy-tale, honeymoon, halcyon period in politics for Colchester in the 90's, has now turned into a precognitive nightmare. Basically the town is in the Sh*t tight up to its neck in may areas. Ars*s at Colchester Borough Council wont be kicked, (Conflict of interests): The Knighthood has been received. He has too many people whispering rubbish in ones lug hole, very much akin to the mouse in dumbo's hat. I blame the people close too him, very close too him, one of them who writes on this thread on his behalf, an alternate pseudonym or Nom De Plume. They say in Las Vegas and good gambler, the true professional knows when to quit. Instead of us clinging to power here in Colly, like "The Wimp Sliding Down The Trouser Leg Of The Schoolboy Bully", we really should Put Up next year, to see how strong we are in the community without him ! Dont think its all wine & roses in the party, it is not and has not been for some time. Power is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands. I know you are not a party member and possibly never will be, some of your stuff is fairly good that you come out with. But to be fair this argument, has nothing to do with the plight of the PCSO's who were in trouble. Another time Angry ![/p][/quote]NDP, thanks takes some inner strength to make that comment. And yes, I'm not a party member - of any party, but I might just join if I could help the town raise the standard of the member of parliament who represents Colchester. Colchester has an opportunity use the negative situation we find ourselves in, as a powerful motivator to rebuild top down. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 15

12:04pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Nom De Plume wrote:
I wont cut and paste Angry's above quote, as it will make the post too long.
B.R. Should have stood down at the next term or announced it.
It is the measure of the situation that he is continuing to carry on.
Yes you are quite right ! What started as a fairy-tale, honeymoon, halcyon period in politics for Colchester in the 90's, has now turned into a precognitive nightmare.
Basically the town is in the Sh*t tight up to its neck in may areas.
Ars*s at Colchester Borough Council wont be kicked, (Conflict of interests):
The Knighthood has been received.
He has too many people whispering rubbish in ones lug hole, very much akin to the mouse in dumbo's hat.
I blame the people close too him, very close too him, one of them who writes on this thread on his behalf, an alternate pseudonym or Nom De Plume.
They say in Las Vegas and good gambler, the true professional knows when to quit.
Instead of us clinging to power here in Colly, like "The Wimp Sliding Down The Trouser Leg Of The Schoolboy Bully", we really should Put Up next year, to see how strong we are in the community without him !
Dont think its all wine & roses in the party, it is not and has not been for some time.
Power is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands.
I know you are not a party member and possibly never will be, some of your stuff is fairly good that you come out with.
But to be fair this argument, has nothing to do with the plight of the PCSO's who were in trouble.
Another time Angry !
NDP, thanks takes some inner strength to make that comment. And yes, I'm not a party member - of any party, but I might just join if I could help the town raise the standard of the member of parliament who represents Colchester. Colchester has an opportunity use the negative situation we find ourselves in, as a powerful motivator to rebuild top down.
NDP, and Ps I don't have a problem with PCSO's. At least they are a presence on the streets of Dodge City and hopefully release the fully qualified Sherriffs to round up the baddies.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nom De Plume[/bold] wrote: I wont cut and paste Angry's above quote, as it will make the post too long. B.R. Should have stood down at the next term or announced it. It is the measure of the situation that he is continuing to carry on. Yes you are quite right ! What started as a fairy-tale, honeymoon, halcyon period in politics for Colchester in the 90's, has now turned into a precognitive nightmare. Basically the town is in the Sh*t tight up to its neck in may areas. Ars*s at Colchester Borough Council wont be kicked, (Conflict of interests): The Knighthood has been received. He has too many people whispering rubbish in ones lug hole, very much akin to the mouse in dumbo's hat. I blame the people close too him, very close too him, one of them who writes on this thread on his behalf, an alternate pseudonym or Nom De Plume. They say in Las Vegas and good gambler, the true professional knows when to quit. Instead of us clinging to power here in Colly, like "The Wimp Sliding Down The Trouser Leg Of The Schoolboy Bully", we really should Put Up next year, to see how strong we are in the community without him ! Dont think its all wine & roses in the party, it is not and has not been for some time. Power is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands. I know you are not a party member and possibly never will be, some of your stuff is fairly good that you come out with. But to be fair this argument, has nothing to do with the plight of the PCSO's who were in trouble. Another time Angry ![/p][/quote]NDP, thanks takes some inner strength to make that comment. And yes, I'm not a party member - of any party, but I might just join if I could help the town raise the standard of the member of parliament who represents Colchester. Colchester has an opportunity use the negative situation we find ourselves in, as a powerful motivator to rebuild top down.[/p][/quote]NDP, and Ps I don't have a problem with PCSO's. At least they are a presence on the streets of Dodge City and hopefully release the fully qualified Sherriffs to round up the baddies. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 17

12:28pm Sun 6 Jul 14

blockpaver says...

pjannece wrote:
blockpaver wrote:
pjannece wrote:
I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead.

When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident.

Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it.

Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me
Let’s get this right: you’ve passed the pedestrian’s crossings on the High St at the top of East Hill; and then you swing immediately right, around the island, back on yourself into Queen’s St. How do you know if the lights are allowing pedestrians to cross the road? They certainly wouldn’t be looking for you to be mad enough to carry out this manoeuvre. Little wonder that the PCSO pointed out to you the error of your ways. As a minimum I would suggest you’re guilty of driving without due care and attention. The traffic controls are perfectly clear, it's just that some, such as you, don't like them. get over it.
You are quite correct, that's the manouvre I made, and will continue to make, as I work near the high street, live on priory street, and have to drive after a spine injury. I am not guilty of any offence, including driving without due care and attention, and can assure you that I will not 'get over it' as the council have ignored my many suggestions to remedy their poor design. If I'm stopped again for an offence invented by a PSCO or traffic officer, I will file a harassment claim. So thank you for your suggestion but I'm quite happy using this route in the absence of any alternative, and have seen many other affected residents do the same.
I use this footpath East Hill / across the top of Queen’s St regularly. The traffic light facilitating pedestrians at this junction face east as they control traffic coming off East Hill. May I ask please when carrying out the manoeuvre which you do when coming in from the west, how can you see the which position the light are at, or don’t you care?
An alternative route for people wishing to “turn right” into Queens St: pop along to Lewis Gardens and execute a right turn, not ideal but at least they’re not being as cavalier as you with people’s safety.
With police resources stretched to the limit trying to catch the nutter who appears to enjoy murdering people all you’re concerned about is petty traffic niggles and wasting police time with “harassment claims“. As I said, get over it.
[quote][p][bold]pjannece[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blockpaver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjannece[/bold] wrote: I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead. When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident. Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it. Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me[/p][/quote]Let’s get this right: you’ve passed the pedestrian’s crossings on the High St at the top of East Hill; and then you swing immediately right, around the island, back on yourself into Queen’s St. How do you know if the lights are allowing pedestrians to cross the road? They certainly wouldn’t be looking for you to be mad enough to carry out this manoeuvre. Little wonder that the PCSO pointed out to you the error of your ways. As a minimum I would suggest you’re guilty of driving without due care and attention. The traffic controls are perfectly clear, it's just that some, such as you, don't like them. get over it.[/p][/quote]You are quite correct, that's the manouvre I made, and will continue to make, as I work near the high street, live on priory street, and have to drive after a spine injury. I am not guilty of any offence, including driving without due care and attention, and can assure you that I will not 'get over it' as the council have ignored my many suggestions to remedy their poor design. If I'm stopped again for an offence invented by a PSCO or traffic officer, I will file a harassment claim. So thank you for your suggestion but I'm quite happy using this route in the absence of any alternative, and have seen many other affected residents do the same.[/p][/quote]I use this footpath East Hill / across the top of Queen’s St regularly. The traffic light facilitating pedestrians at this junction face east as they control traffic coming off East Hill. May I ask please when carrying out the manoeuvre which you do when coming in from the west, how can you see the which position the light are at, or don’t you care? An alternative route for people wishing to “turn right” into Queens St: pop along to Lewis Gardens and execute a right turn, not ideal but at least they’re not being as cavalier as you with people’s safety. With police resources stretched to the limit trying to catch the nutter who appears to enjoy murdering people all you’re concerned about is petty traffic niggles and wasting police time with “harassment claims“. As I said, get over it. blockpaver
  • Score: 17

2:11pm Sun 6 Jul 14

pjannece says...

blockpaver wrote:
pjannece wrote:
blockpaver wrote:
pjannece wrote:
I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead.

When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident.

Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it.

Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me
Let’s get this right: you’ve passed the pedestrian’s crossings on the High St at the top of East Hill; and then you swing immediately right, around the island, back on yourself into Queen’s St. How do you know if the lights are allowing pedestrians to cross the road? They certainly wouldn’t be looking for you to be mad enough to carry out this manoeuvre. Little wonder that the PCSO pointed out to you the error of your ways. As a minimum I would suggest you’re guilty of driving without due care and attention. The traffic controls are perfectly clear, it's just that some, such as you, don't like them. get over it.
You are quite correct, that's the manouvre I made, and will continue to make, as I work near the high street, live on priory street, and have to drive after a spine injury. I am not guilty of any offence, including driving without due care and attention, and can assure you that I will not 'get over it' as the council have ignored my many suggestions to remedy their poor design. If I'm stopped again for an offence invented by a PSCO or traffic officer, I will file a harassment claim. So thank you for your suggestion but I'm quite happy using this route in the absence of any alternative, and have seen many other affected residents do the same.
I use this footpath East Hill / across the top of Queen’s St regularly. The traffic light facilitating pedestrians at this junction face east as they control traffic coming off East Hill. May I ask please when carrying out the manoeuvre which you do when coming in from the west, how can you see the which position the light are at, or don’t you care?
An alternative route for people wishing to “turn right” into Queens St: pop along to Lewis Gardens and execute a right turn, not ideal but at least they’re not being as cavalier as you with people’s safety.
With police resources stretched to the limit trying to catch the nutter who appears to enjoy murdering people all you’re concerned about is petty traffic niggles and wasting police time with “harassment claims“. As I said, get over it.
Of course I care, which is why I exercise caution when approaching the junction. The problem you describe is the same one I've highlighted to both Essex County Council (who have chosen not to act on it) and Essex Police (who have confirmed that the route I take is legal). I am in possession of the risk assessment carried out prior to the introduction of the bus lane, which failed to identify the issue, and would be happy to provide this to the Gazette. Turning in Lewis Gardens is not possible when traffic is queued down East Hill. ECC need to suspend the bus lane and rethink the access routes for affected residents/employees and accommodate them in the road layout whilst ensuring the safety of pedestrians. If they do not, people like myself will use this route out of necessity, and if an accident were to occur, I would be the first to provide evidence of negligence by the council. While some like yourself may accept these issues and choose to 'get over them', I would rather see these mistakes remedied and those responsible held to account. And yes, if a PCSO stops me for an invented offence, and threatens to call backup when I justify myself, I will press charges for harrassment
[quote][p][bold]blockpaver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjannece[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blockpaver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjannece[/bold] wrote: I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead. When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident. Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it. Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me[/p][/quote]Let’s get this right: you’ve passed the pedestrian’s crossings on the High St at the top of East Hill; and then you swing immediately right, around the island, back on yourself into Queen’s St. How do you know if the lights are allowing pedestrians to cross the road? They certainly wouldn’t be looking for you to be mad enough to carry out this manoeuvre. Little wonder that the PCSO pointed out to you the error of your ways. As a minimum I would suggest you’re guilty of driving without due care and attention. The traffic controls are perfectly clear, it's just that some, such as you, don't like them. get over it.[/p][/quote]You are quite correct, that's the manouvre I made, and will continue to make, as I work near the high street, live on priory street, and have to drive after a spine injury. I am not guilty of any offence, including driving without due care and attention, and can assure you that I will not 'get over it' as the council have ignored my many suggestions to remedy their poor design. If I'm stopped again for an offence invented by a PSCO or traffic officer, I will file a harassment claim. So thank you for your suggestion but I'm quite happy using this route in the absence of any alternative, and have seen many other affected residents do the same.[/p][/quote]I use this footpath East Hill / across the top of Queen’s St regularly. The traffic light facilitating pedestrians at this junction face east as they control traffic coming off East Hill. May I ask please when carrying out the manoeuvre which you do when coming in from the west, how can you see the which position the light are at, or don’t you care? An alternative route for people wishing to “turn right” into Queens St: pop along to Lewis Gardens and execute a right turn, not ideal but at least they’re not being as cavalier as you with people’s safety. With police resources stretched to the limit trying to catch the nutter who appears to enjoy murdering people all you’re concerned about is petty traffic niggles and wasting police time with “harassment claims“. As I said, get over it.[/p][/quote]Of course I care, which is why I exercise caution when approaching the junction. The problem you describe is the same one I've highlighted to both Essex County Council (who have chosen not to act on it) and Essex Police (who have confirmed that the route I take is legal). I am in possession of the risk assessment carried out prior to the introduction of the bus lane, which failed to identify the issue, and would be happy to provide this to the Gazette. Turning in Lewis Gardens is not possible when traffic is queued down East Hill. ECC need to suspend the bus lane and rethink the access routes for affected residents/employees and accommodate them in the road layout whilst ensuring the safety of pedestrians. If they do not, people like myself will use this route out of necessity, and if an accident were to occur, I would be the first to provide evidence of negligence by the council. While some like yourself may accept these issues and choose to 'get over them', I would rather see these mistakes remedied and those responsible held to account. And yes, if a PCSO stops me for an invented offence, and threatens to call backup when I justify myself, I will press charges for harrassment pjannece
  • Score: -16

3:20pm Sun 6 Jul 14

totallyfootball says...

I thought that we had done away with these as we could not establish their actual level of unimportance!
I thought that we had done away with these as we could not establish their actual level of unimportance! totallyfootball
  • Score: 2

6:30pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Dirk Diggler Knows says...

pjannece wrote:
blockpaver wrote:
pjannece wrote:
blockpaver wrote:
pjannece wrote:
I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead.

When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident.

Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it.

Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me
Let’s get this right: you’ve passed the pedestrian’s crossings on the High St at the top of East Hill; and then you swing immediately right, around the island, back on yourself into Queen’s St. How do you know if the lights are allowing pedestrians to cross the road? They certainly wouldn’t be looking for you to be mad enough to carry out this manoeuvre. Little wonder that the PCSO pointed out to you the error of your ways. As a minimum I would suggest you’re guilty of driving without due care and attention. The traffic controls are perfectly clear, it's just that some, such as you, don't like them. get over it.
You are quite correct, that's the manouvre I made, and will continue to make, as I work near the high street, live on priory street, and have to drive after a spine injury. I am not guilty of any offence, including driving without due care and attention, and can assure you that I will not 'get over it' as the council have ignored my many suggestions to remedy their poor design. If I'm stopped again for an offence invented by a PSCO or traffic officer, I will file a harassment claim. So thank you for your suggestion but I'm quite happy using this route in the absence of any alternative, and have seen many other affected residents do the same.
I use this footpath East Hill / across the top of Queen’s St regularly. The traffic light facilitating pedestrians at this junction face east as they control traffic coming off East Hill. May I ask please when carrying out the manoeuvre which you do when coming in from the west, how can you see the which position the light are at, or don’t you care?
An alternative route for people wishing to “turn right” into Queens St: pop along to Lewis Gardens and execute a right turn, not ideal but at least they’re not being as cavalier as you with people’s safety.
With police resources stretched to the limit trying to catch the nutter who appears to enjoy murdering people all you’re concerned about is petty traffic niggles and wasting police time with “harassment claims“. As I said, get over it.
Of course I care, which is why I exercise caution when approaching the junction. The problem you describe is the same one I've highlighted to both Essex County Council (who have chosen not to act on it) and Essex Police (who have confirmed that the route I take is legal). I am in possession of the risk assessment carried out prior to the introduction of the bus lane, which failed to identify the issue, and would be happy to provide this to the Gazette. Turning in Lewis Gardens is not possible when traffic is queued down East Hill. ECC need to suspend the bus lane and rethink the access routes for affected residents/employees and accommodate them in the road layout whilst ensuring the safety of pedestrians. If they do not, people like myself will use this route out of necessity, and if an accident were to occur, I would be the first to provide evidence of negligence by the council. While some like yourself may accept these issues and choose to 'get over them', I would rather see these mistakes remedied and those responsible held to account. And yes, if a PCSO stops me for an invented offence, and threatens to call backup when I justify myself, I will press charges for harrassment
Press charges for harrassment??? You do make laugh..

The manoeuvre as you state may be legal but its a stupid idiotic one to make.

If an accident did occur then i would hope the appropiate action would be taken and see you charged for dangerous driving.
[quote][p][bold]pjannece[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blockpaver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjannece[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blockpaver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjannece[/bold] wrote: I don't know the specifics of this case, but I do know that PSCOs in Queen Street have been there recently inventing traffic offences. It is not illegal to turn right on a road with an arrow pointed straight ahead. When I pointed this out to the PSCO, I was told to stop arguing or else he would call for backup. I have reported this encounter to Stanway desk and would be interested to know whether this is a linked incident. Until Essex County Council rectify the shambles at the High Street / Queen Street junction, you are still permitted to turn right after the pedestrian island. I have pointed this out to the Highways department who have ignored it. Apologies if it feels like I'm pushing another agenda here, but I'm genuinely interested in whether this story is about the over zealous twerp who stopped me[/p][/quote]Let’s get this right: you’ve passed the pedestrian’s crossings on the High St at the top of East Hill; and then you swing immediately right, around the island, back on yourself into Queen’s St. How do you know if the lights are allowing pedestrians to cross the road? They certainly wouldn’t be looking for you to be mad enough to carry out this manoeuvre. Little wonder that the PCSO pointed out to you the error of your ways. As a minimum I would suggest you’re guilty of driving without due care and attention. The traffic controls are perfectly clear, it's just that some, such as you, don't like them. get over it.[/p][/quote]You are quite correct, that's the manouvre I made, and will continue to make, as I work near the high street, live on priory street, and have to drive after a spine injury. I am not guilty of any offence, including driving without due care and attention, and can assure you that I will not 'get over it' as the council have ignored my many suggestions to remedy their poor design. If I'm stopped again for an offence invented by a PSCO or traffic officer, I will file a harassment claim. So thank you for your suggestion but I'm quite happy using this route in the absence of any alternative, and have seen many other affected residents do the same.[/p][/quote]I use this footpath East Hill / across the top of Queen’s St regularly. The traffic light facilitating pedestrians at this junction face east as they control traffic coming off East Hill. May I ask please when carrying out the manoeuvre which you do when coming in from the west, how can you see the which position the light are at, or don’t you care? An alternative route for people wishing to “turn right” into Queens St: pop along to Lewis Gardens and execute a right turn, not ideal but at least they’re not being as cavalier as you with people’s safety. With police resources stretched to the limit trying to catch the nutter who appears to enjoy murdering people all you’re concerned about is petty traffic niggles and wasting police time with “harassment claims“. As I said, get over it.[/p][/quote]Of course I care, which is why I exercise caution when approaching the junction. The problem you describe is the same one I've highlighted to both Essex County Council (who have chosen not to act on it) and Essex Police (who have confirmed that the route I take is legal). I am in possession of the risk assessment carried out prior to the introduction of the bus lane, which failed to identify the issue, and would be happy to provide this to the Gazette. Turning in Lewis Gardens is not possible when traffic is queued down East Hill. ECC need to suspend the bus lane and rethink the access routes for affected residents/employees and accommodate them in the road layout whilst ensuring the safety of pedestrians. If they do not, people like myself will use this route out of necessity, and if an accident were to occur, I would be the first to provide evidence of negligence by the council. While some like yourself may accept these issues and choose to 'get over them', I would rather see these mistakes remedied and those responsible held to account. And yes, if a PCSO stops me for an invented offence, and threatens to call backup when I justify myself, I will press charges for harrassment[/p][/quote]Press charges for harrassment??? You do make laugh.. The manoeuvre as you state may be legal but its a stupid idiotic one to make. If an accident did occur then i would hope the appropiate action would be taken and see you charged for dangerous driving. Dirk Diggler Knows
  • Score: 15

10:17pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
Nom De Plume wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
graham1983 wrote:
Another pointless article! Great story!
Graham I agree, pointless reporting - there are more important things going on in Colchester. Strange that neither the Gazette nor the county standard made any sort of report when Bob Russell, member of parliament representing the citizens of Colchester, chose recently to vote against a change in the law to reduce knife crime! Not one word of comment was made - I wrote to the paper and no tesponse. Seems very strange, as both rags were quick to report the gory detail the terrible knife murders in our town and promote panic, but didn't notice bob Russel's lack of balls to stand up to his lib dem party whip and vote for the change in the law. It does look to me that the town rags are Russell supporters no matter what antics he gets up to. Any one agree? If so please make the to comment on any thread.
Bob Russell is now an entity in himself, he no longer represents the rank and file views of general LD's.
A bit like the Dennis Skinner of The Labour party.
Or Grimaldi the Cl*wn of Monaco
If you dont know read your WIKI !
Hang him upside down at the top of his beloved ugly old jumbo for the birds to **** on !
SBK, good idea but if he's wearing the yellow lib dem waistcoat the flying rats will think he's an eagle, or perhaps say more a vulture!
[quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nom De Plume[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham1983[/bold] wrote: Another pointless article! Great story![/p][/quote]Graham I agree, pointless reporting - there are more important things going on in Colchester. Strange that neither the Gazette nor the county standard made any sort of report when Bob Russell, member of parliament representing the citizens of Colchester, chose recently to vote against a change in the law to reduce knife crime! Not one word of comment was made - I wrote to the paper and no tesponse. Seems very strange, as both rags were quick to report the gory detail the terrible knife murders in our town and promote panic, but didn't notice bob Russel's lack of balls to stand up to his lib dem party whip and vote for the change in the law. It does look to me that the town rags are Russell supporters no matter what antics he gets up to. Any one agree? If so please make the to comment on any thread.[/p][/quote]Bob Russell is now an entity in himself, he no longer represents the rank and file views of general LD's. A bit like the Dennis Skinner of The Labour party. Or Grimaldi the Cl*wn of Monaco If you dont know read your WIKI ![/p][/quote]Hang him upside down at the top of his beloved ugly old jumbo for the birds to **** on ![/p][/quote]SBK, good idea but if he's wearing the yellow lib dem waistcoat the flying rats will think he's an eagle, or perhaps say more a vulture! Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 10

1:24pm Mon 7 Jul 14

emma176543 says...

Don't care what anyone says but I know for a fact that you wouldn't of got an £80 pound fine from a police officer if they had felt it wasn't warranted! Sorry to hear about your father but I can probably picture the incident and how you behaved without having even been there! Yes there maybe one or two police officers ( not cops, plastics or pigs) who are a little heavy handed but all in all most are bloody good at there jobs and get little thanks ! Bit of respect wouldn't go a miss as I'm sure at some point your'll need them one day! And as for Pcso ( police community support officer) they get so much abuse and have no power ( don't hold a warrant card) so probably do over react! But wouldn't you?
Don't care what anyone says but I know for a fact that you wouldn't of got an £80 pound fine from a police officer if they had felt it wasn't warranted! Sorry to hear about your father but I can probably picture the incident and how you behaved without having even been there! Yes there maybe one or two police officers ( not cops, plastics or pigs) who are a little heavy handed but all in all most are bloody good at there jobs and get little thanks ! Bit of respect wouldn't go a miss as I'm sure at some point your'll need them one day! And as for Pcso ( police community support officer) they get so much abuse and have no power ( don't hold a warrant card) so probably do over react! But wouldn't you? emma176543
  • Score: 2

7:47pm Mon 7 Jul 14

HARRY438 says...

emma176543 wrote:
Don't care what anyone says but I know for a fact that you wouldn't of got an £80 pound fine from a police officer if they had felt it wasn't warranted! Sorry to hear about your father but I can probably picture the incident and how you behaved without having even been there! Yes there maybe one or two police officers ( not cops, plastics or pigs) who are a little heavy handed but all in all most are bloody good at there jobs and get little thanks ! Bit of respect wouldn't go a miss as I'm sure at some point your'll need them one day! And as for Pcso ( police community support officer) they get so much abuse and have no power ( don't hold a warrant card) so probably do over react! But wouldn't you?
These were my thoughts exactly( Must've done something serious?) until I had first hand experience of these little monsters.They are being used as a private police force for town centre department stores. Forget calm & logic when the plastics get involved,they act like excited kids in a playground with one aim -£80 fine!
Real cops I have respect for,plastic needs recycling before it gets Colchester a bad name.
[quote][p][bold]emma176543[/bold] wrote: Don't care what anyone says but I know for a fact that you wouldn't of got an £80 pound fine from a police officer if they had felt it wasn't warranted! Sorry to hear about your father but I can probably picture the incident and how you behaved without having even been there! Yes there maybe one or two police officers ( not cops, plastics or pigs) who are a little heavy handed but all in all most are bloody good at there jobs and get little thanks ! Bit of respect wouldn't go a miss as I'm sure at some point your'll need them one day! And as for Pcso ( police community support officer) they get so much abuse and have no power ( don't hold a warrant card) so probably do over react! But wouldn't you?[/p][/quote]These were my thoughts exactly( Must've done something serious?) until I had first hand experience of these little monsters.They are being used as a private police force for town centre department stores. Forget calm & logic when the plastics get involved,they act like excited kids in a playground with one aim -£80 fine! Real cops I have respect for,plastic needs recycling before it gets Colchester a bad name. HARRY438
  • Score: 1

8:53pm Mon 7 Jul 14

BAMMERS84 says...

Being a PCSO (Plastic) as you people like to say so often, It's extremely sad and immature, the role of a PCSO is to deter crime and assist police officers in their duty. People need to realise that if a fix penalty notice for £80 it is given for a reason as this is not just given to random people.
Being a PCSO (Plastic) as you people like to say so often, It's extremely sad and immature, the role of a PCSO is to deter crime and assist police officers in their duty. People need to realise that if a fix penalty notice for £80 it is given for a reason as this is not just given to random people. BAMMERS84
  • Score: 0

9:52pm Mon 7 Jul 14

mike 96 says...

I wonder if it was the same 2 PSCO's I saw leaving the police station the other day on there bikes,crossing the bottom of Butt road and cycling down the underpass clearly marked NO CLCLING.i'M sure that's worth £80 fine.....
I wonder if it was the same 2 PSCO's I saw leaving the police station the other day on there bikes,crossing the bottom of Butt road and cycling down the underpass clearly marked NO CLCLING.i'M sure that's worth £80 fine..... mike 96
  • Score: 4

11:49pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Boris says...

mike 96 wrote:
I wonder if it was the same 2 PSCO's I saw leaving the police station the other day on there bikes,crossing the bottom of Butt road and cycling down the underpass clearly marked NO CLCLING.i'M sure that's worth £80 fine.....
Cycling is now allowed in the Crouch St subway, so why should the Butt Road one be different? Probably they just forgot to remove the notice that you mention.
And they are PCSOs, not PSCOs.
[quote][p][bold]mike 96[/bold] wrote: I wonder if it was the same 2 PSCO's I saw leaving the police station the other day on there bikes,crossing the bottom of Butt road and cycling down the underpass clearly marked NO CLCLING.i'M sure that's worth £80 fine.....[/p][/quote]Cycling is now allowed in the Crouch St subway, so why should the Butt Road one be different? Probably they just forgot to remove the notice that you mention. And they are PCSOs, not PSCOs. Boris
  • Score: -4

11:36am Tue 8 Jul 14

HARRY438 says...

Boris wrote:
mike 96 wrote:
I wonder if it was the same 2 PSCO's I saw leaving the police station the other day on there bikes,crossing the bottom of Butt road and cycling down the underpass clearly marked NO CLCLING.i'M sure that's worth £80 fine.....
Cycling is now allowed in the Crouch St subway, so why should the Butt Road one be different? Probably they just forgot to remove the notice that you mention.
And they are PCSOs, not PSCOs.
Then why does the headline say PSCO?
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike 96[/bold] wrote: I wonder if it was the same 2 PSCO's I saw leaving the police station the other day on there bikes,crossing the bottom of Butt road and cycling down the underpass clearly marked NO CLCLING.i'M sure that's worth £80 fine.....[/p][/quote]Cycling is now allowed in the Crouch St subway, so why should the Butt Road one be different? Probably they just forgot to remove the notice that you mention. And they are PCSOs, not PSCOs.[/p][/quote]Then why does the headline say PSCO? HARRY438
  • Score: 1

11:40am Tue 8 Jul 14

HARRY438 says...

BAMMERS84 wrote:
Being a PCSO (Plastic) as you people like to say so often, It's extremely sad and immature, the role of a PCSO is to deter crime and assist police officers in their duty. People need to realise that if a fix penalty notice for £80 it is given for a reason as this is not just given to random people.
The reason being,plastic win- joe public lose? Simple.
[quote][p][bold]BAMMERS84[/bold] wrote: Being a PCSO (Plastic) as you people like to say so often, It's extremely sad and immature, the role of a PCSO is to deter crime and assist police officers in their duty. People need to realise that if a fix penalty notice for £80 it is given for a reason as this is not just given to random people.[/p][/quote]The reason being,plastic win- joe public lose? Simple. HARRY438
  • Score: -1

1:35pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Hampton23 says...

To get this into context about PCSO'S they like the majority of us
have a job to do,and sometimes within our jobs we cannot please
everyone all of the time.
Rather them than me.....but it's a job after all.
To get this into context about PCSO'S they like the majority of us have a job to do,and sometimes within our jobs we cannot please everyone all of the time. Rather them than me.....but it's a job after all. Hampton23
  • Score: 2

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