Mersea Island: Car stranded on Strood

A VEHICLE became stranded on a notorious stretch of causeway for the second time in as many days.
The Mersea Coastguard team was on a routine patrol when it came across a Ford Fiesta partly submerged on the Strood on Friday.

The previous day a 4x4 and Toyota van were stuck on the causeway that links Colchester to Mersea Island and the police towed both vehicles to safety.
A Thames Coastguard spokesman said: “The chap was sitting in the car. As the tide became lower, our guy helped him to push it to the side of the road and the RAC were called.”
The call out at 1.40pm was at high tide.
Last month eight vehicles got stuck there at high tide.
The spokesman urged motorists not to even try crossing the waterway at high tide.

 

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3:38pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Joker50 says...

WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO TAKE NOTICE THAT MY NEIGHBOURS CAR DIDN'T START 3 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS LATE FOR WORK.
WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO TAKE NOTICE THAT MY NEIGHBOURS CAR DIDN'T START 3 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS LATE FOR WORK. Joker50

5:09pm Sat 17 Nov 12

itsawedge says...

Pardon!
Pardon! itsawedge

5:17pm Sat 17 Nov 12

hughie-s says...

Joker50 wrote:
WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO TAKE NOTICE THAT MY NEIGHBOURS CAR DIDN'T START 3 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS LATE FOR WORK.
Sorry, not of interest, they need to be a single mum living in a council flat with poorly fitting windows, a duff boiler and a grotty kitchen and it stopped them going to sign on which meant their Jobseekers was stopped and as a result they couldn't pay for the (slow) broadband and gas which were cut off preventing them looking for a job, the flat getting damp and the debt collectors calling round.
[quote][p][bold]Joker50[/bold] wrote: WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO TAKE NOTICE THAT MY NEIGHBOURS CAR DIDN'T START 3 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS LATE FOR WORK.[/p][/quote]Sorry, not of interest, they need to be a single mum living in a council flat with poorly fitting windows, a duff boiler and a grotty kitchen and it stopped them going to sign on which meant their Jobseekers was stopped and as a result they couldn't pay for the (slow) broadband and gas which were cut off preventing them looking for a job, the flat getting damp and the debt collectors calling round. hughie-s

7:44pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Grabber says...

hughie-s wrote:
Joker50 wrote:
WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO TAKE NOTICE THAT MY NEIGHBOURS CAR DIDN'T START 3 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS LATE FOR WORK.
Sorry, not of interest, they need to be a single mum living in a council flat with poorly fitting windows, a duff boiler and a grotty kitchen and it stopped them going to sign on which meant their Jobseekers was stopped and as a result they couldn't pay for the (slow) broadband and gas which were cut off preventing them looking for a job, the flat getting damp and the debt collectors calling round.
A* for this post !
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joker50[/bold] wrote: WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO TAKE NOTICE THAT MY NEIGHBOURS CAR DIDN'T START 3 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS LATE FOR WORK.[/p][/quote]Sorry, not of interest, they need to be a single mum living in a council flat with poorly fitting windows, a duff boiler and a grotty kitchen and it stopped them going to sign on which meant their Jobseekers was stopped and as a result they couldn't pay for the (slow) broadband and gas which were cut off preventing them looking for a job, the flat getting damp and the debt collectors calling round.[/p][/quote]A* for this post ! Grabber

11:09pm Sat 17 Nov 12

greenbroker says...

hughie-s wrote:
Joker50 wrote:
WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO TAKE NOTICE THAT MY NEIGHBOURS CAR DIDN'T START 3 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS LATE FOR WORK.
Sorry, not of interest, they need to be a single mum living in a council flat with poorly fitting windows, a duff boiler and a grotty kitchen and it stopped them going to sign on which meant their Jobseekers was stopped and as a result they couldn't pay for the (slow) broadband and gas which were cut off preventing them looking for a job, the flat getting damp and the debt collectors calling round.
Lovely stuff!
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joker50[/bold] wrote: WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO TAKE NOTICE THAT MY NEIGHBOURS CAR DIDN'T START 3 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS LATE FOR WORK.[/p][/quote]Sorry, not of interest, they need to be a single mum living in a council flat with poorly fitting windows, a duff boiler and a grotty kitchen and it stopped them going to sign on which meant their Jobseekers was stopped and as a result they couldn't pay for the (slow) broadband and gas which were cut off preventing them looking for a job, the flat getting damp and the debt collectors calling round.[/p][/quote]Lovely stuff! greenbroker

12:59am Sun 18 Nov 12

Sdapeze says...

Lovely stuff indeed. As if anybody is interested in those thickos in Mersea who cannot figure out the tides that affect their lives. I cannot figure out though who is more stupid, those that live in Mersea or those that go out to 'rescue' these 'stranded' idiots in 6 inches of water. Mersea. Where idiots excel!
Lovely stuff indeed. As if anybody is interested in those thickos in Mersea who cannot figure out the tides that affect their lives. I cannot figure out though who is more stupid, those that live in Mersea or those that go out to 'rescue' these 'stranded' idiots in 6 inches of water. Mersea. Where idiots excel! Sdapeze

2:04am Sun 18 Nov 12

Boris says...

Sdapeze wrote:
Lovely stuff indeed. As if anybody is interested in those thickos in Mersea who cannot figure out the tides that affect their lives. I cannot figure out though who is more stupid, those that live in Mersea or those that go out to 'rescue' these 'stranded' idiots in 6 inches of water. Mersea. Where idiots excel!
Sdapeze, once was funny, twice is boring. Why do you insist on winding up the Mersea islanders, who all know the tide tables and never get stuck? Have you ever been there? Can't you get it into your head that those idiots who get stuck are people who don't know the Strood?
Did some Mersea islander once do something to offend you? Did you once get stuck?
Just stop being so infantile.
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: Lovely stuff indeed. As if anybody is interested in those thickos in Mersea who cannot figure out the tides that affect their lives. I cannot figure out though who is more stupid, those that live in Mersea or those that go out to 'rescue' these 'stranded' idiots in 6 inches of water. Mersea. Where idiots excel![/p][/quote]Sdapeze, once was funny, twice is boring. Why do you insist on winding up the Mersea islanders, who all know the tide tables and never get stuck? Have you ever been there? Can't you get it into your head that those idiots who get stuck are people who don't know the Strood? Did some Mersea islander once do something to offend you? Did you once get stuck? Just stop being so infantile. Boris

10:34am Sun 18 Nov 12

Field Marshal Sprocket says...

Build a bloody bridge! It's not rocket science you know.

Absolutely disgusting and infuriating that there is no bridge in this day and age. If a bridge is too much dig a bloody tunnel. They managed to put a tunnel from England to France years ago. Why is there no tunnel from Colchester to Mersea? I demand to know!

Why oh why do I pay all those taxes. Why oh why can they not just find some way of linking Mersea to the mainland.

Disgusting
Build a bloody bridge! It's not rocket science you know. Absolutely disgusting and infuriating that there is no bridge in this day and age. If a bridge is too much dig a bloody tunnel. They managed to put a tunnel from England to France years ago. Why is there no tunnel from Colchester to Mersea? I demand to know! Why oh why do I pay all those taxes. Why oh why can they not just find some way of linking Mersea to the mainland. Disgusting Field Marshal Sprocket

1:29pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Sdapeze says...

Sorry Boris. It is my idea of humour. But curious as to how you know that those who get 'stranded' don't live on the island. And yes, still peeved my the small minded there, ever since I used to have my boat there. Note, 'used to'. Clannish lot!
Sorry Boris. It is my idea of humour. But curious as to how you know that those who get 'stranded' don't live on the island. And yes, still peeved my the small minded there, ever since I used to have my boat there. Note, 'used to'. Clannish lot! Sdapeze

2:58pm Sun 18 Nov 12

itsawedge says...

Field Marshall, there is a link,it's called "The Strood", I lived on the Island for 6 years and never got caught out by the tide, it's called common sense.
Field Marshall, there is a link,it's called "The Strood", I lived on the Island for 6 years and never got caught out by the tide, it's called common sense. itsawedge

6:15pm Sun 18 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

Those of us who live in sub standard housing povided by Colchester Council / Colchester borough homes do not have a choice. The idiots visiting Mersea Island do have a choice as to whether or not they drive along the Strrod at high tide!
Those of us who live in sub standard housing povided by Colchester Council / Colchester borough homes do not have a choice. The idiots visiting Mersea Island do have a choice as to whether or not they drive along the Strrod at high tide! PROOFREADER

6:18pm Sun 18 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

provided not povided. Strood not Strod.
provided not povided. Strood not Strod. PROOFREADER

7:24pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Honk says...

I very much doubt that it's Mersea Islanders getting stranded on the Strood. We check the timetables but on the rare occasion we have been caught out, it's often that we see that there's usually one that gets stranded. I would expect that it's a chancer who is not used to such an silly, old fashioned stretch of road.

I agree that there should be a solution, not just for those coming on and off of the island, but for those who have had an accident and need the emergency services. When I was pregnant not too long ago, that was my worst nightmare, being standed on this island whilst in labour. The amount of money that is spent on calling out the coastguard, would it not be better to raise the road by a few feet, or build a bridge?
I very much doubt that it's Mersea Islanders getting stranded on the Strood. We check the timetables but on the rare occasion we have been caught out, it's often that we see that there's usually one that gets stranded. I would expect that it's a chancer who is not used to such an silly, old fashioned stretch of road. I agree that there should be a solution, not just for those coming on and off of the island, but for those who have had an accident and need the emergency services. When I was pregnant not too long ago, that was my worst nightmare, being standed on this island whilst in labour. The amount of money that is spent on calling out the coastguard, would it not be better to raise the road by a few feet, or build a bridge? Honk

11:14pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Boris says...

Sdapeze wrote:
Sorry Boris. It is my idea of humour. But curious as to how you know that those who get 'stranded' don't live on the island. And yes, still peeved my the small minded there, ever since I used to have my boat there. Note, 'used to'. Clannish lot!
OK Sdapeze, I know you like winding people up, and I appreciate it. You are certainly one of the most interesting people on this site so I enjoy most of your posts.
I'm sorry the Mersea islanders seem to have given you the cold shoulder. Did you misbehave with your boat?
I have no family connections there but as a child I used to go a lot with my parents. I joined the Dabchicks and sailed there (in my friend's boat). I still know lots of people on the island and they have always been good to me. They have a normal range of intelligence. But one thing that unites them all is that they keep the current tide table to hand, so they are never caught out by the tides.
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: Sorry Boris. It is my idea of humour. But curious as to how you know that those who get 'stranded' don't live on the island. And yes, still peeved my the small minded there, ever since I used to have my boat there. Note, 'used to'. Clannish lot![/p][/quote]OK Sdapeze, I know you like winding people up, and I appreciate it. You are certainly one of the most interesting people on this site so I enjoy most of your posts. I'm sorry the Mersea islanders seem to have given you the cold shoulder. Did you misbehave with your boat? I have no family connections there but as a child I used to go a lot with my parents. I joined the Dabchicks and sailed there (in my friend's boat). I still know lots of people on the island and they have always been good to me. They have a normal range of intelligence. But one thing that unites them all is that they keep the current tide table to hand, so they are never caught out by the tides. Boris

11:29pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Boris says...

Honk wrote:
I very much doubt that it's Mersea Islanders getting stranded on the Strood. We check the timetables but on the rare occasion we have been caught out, it's often that we see that there's usually one that gets stranded. I would expect that it's a chancer who is not used to such an silly, old fashioned stretch of road.

I agree that there should be a solution, not just for those coming on and off of the island, but for those who have had an accident and need the emergency services. When I was pregnant not too long ago, that was my worst nightmare, being standed on this island whilst in labour. The amount of money that is spent on calling out the coastguard, would it not be better to raise the road by a few feet, or build a bridge?
Honk, thanks for confirming to Sdapeze that Mersea islanders do not get "stranded" on the Strood. But are you a recent immigrant to the island? Why else would you call the Strood "silly" and "old fashioned"?
For genuine emergencies like accidents there is the air ambulance. This could surely also be used in cases of women going into labour when it is high tide. But Mersea is a large community and maybe it should have a resident midwife who could deliver a baby at the mother's home.
As for raising the height of the roads, or building a bridge, this is obviously not going to happen with a county council highways department which can't even repair normal potholes. How much extra council tax do you want to pay?
[quote][p][bold]Honk[/bold] wrote: I very much doubt that it's Mersea Islanders getting stranded on the Strood. We check the timetables but on the rare occasion we have been caught out, it's often that we see that there's usually one that gets stranded. I would expect that it's a chancer who is not used to such an silly, old fashioned stretch of road. I agree that there should be a solution, not just for those coming on and off of the island, but for those who have had an accident and need the emergency services. When I was pregnant not too long ago, that was my worst nightmare, being standed on this island whilst in labour. The amount of money that is spent on calling out the coastguard, would it not be better to raise the road by a few feet, or build a bridge?[/p][/quote]Honk, thanks for confirming to Sdapeze that Mersea islanders do not get "stranded" on the Strood. But are you a recent immigrant to the island? Why else would you call the Strood "silly" and "old fashioned"? For genuine emergencies like accidents there is the air ambulance. This could surely also be used in cases of women going into labour when it is high tide. But Mersea is a large community and maybe it should have a resident midwife who could deliver a baby at the mother's home. As for raising the height of the roads, or building a bridge, this is obviously not going to happen with a county council highways department which can't even repair normal potholes. How much extra council tax do you want to pay? Boris

8:49am Mon 19 Nov 12

ColchesterBelgian says...

I feel like we have been over this subject before hey Boris?
I feel like we have been over this subject before hey Boris? ColchesterBelgian

9:38am Mon 19 Nov 12

romantic says...

There is a real feeling of deja vu about this issue, which seems to be happening more often than it used to.

There is no need for millions to be spent on making the Strood into a bridge, and no need for the coastguard to be called out every time. In the past, if somebody was stupid enough to effectively drive into the sea, they were left there until the tide had gone back and then towed off.

Despite sdapeze´s assertions, it is non-locals who generally get stranded, often ignoring the fact that others are already queueing.

The solution is clearer signs, and a sign which shows the depth of the water and the time until it will be safe to cross.

The Strood does not flood every day, there is no need to spend millions on raising the road.
There is a real feeling of deja vu about this issue, which seems to be happening more often than it used to. There is no need for millions to be spent on making the Strood into a bridge, and no need for the coastguard to be called out every time. In the past, if somebody was stupid enough to effectively drive into the sea, they were left there until the tide had gone back and then towed off. Despite sdapeze´s assertions, it is non-locals who generally get stranded, often ignoring the fact that others are already queueing. The solution is clearer signs, and a sign which shows the depth of the water and the time until it will be safe to cross. The Strood does not flood every day, there is no need to spend millions on raising the road. romantic

5:46pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Sdapeze says...

I have a workshop on the island so am well used to the tides. But I also have a Transit truck that can handle reasonable inundation levels or I simply have a coffee with the lads and wait it out. But as to Boris' knocking of the highways department, they spent all day yesterday on my lane in Fordham, mending over 50 potholes down to another of my premises - and probably several more beyond. A splendid job ECC contractors! It will make my cycle ride home in the dark all the easier, not having to dodge the holes any more.
I have a workshop on the island so am well used to the tides. But I also have a Transit truck that can handle reasonable inundation levels or I simply have a coffee with the lads and wait it out. But as to Boris' knocking of the highways department, they spent all day yesterday on my lane in Fordham, mending over 50 potholes down to another of my premises - and probably several more beyond. A splendid job ECC contractors! It will make my cycle ride home in the dark all the easier, not having to dodge the holes any more. Sdapeze

2:42am Tue 20 Nov 12

Boris says...

Sdapeze wrote:
I have a workshop on the island so am well used to the tides. But I also have a Transit truck that can handle reasonable inundation levels or I simply have a coffee with the lads and wait it out. But as to Boris' knocking of the highways department, they spent all day yesterday on my lane in Fordham, mending over 50 potholes down to another of my premises - and probably several more beyond. A splendid job ECC contractors! It will make my cycle ride home in the dark all the easier, not having to dodge the holes any more.
Sdapeze, I'm pleased for you. You must agree though that our county os festooned with potholes, and if there were 50 potholes in your lane, it must have been waiting a long time for action. But credit where it's due, well done ECC for fixing that lane in Fordham.
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: I have a workshop on the island so am well used to the tides. But I also have a Transit truck that can handle reasonable inundation levels or I simply have a coffee with the lads and wait it out. But as to Boris' knocking of the highways department, they spent all day yesterday on my lane in Fordham, mending over 50 potholes down to another of my premises - and probably several more beyond. A splendid job ECC contractors! It will make my cycle ride home in the dark all the easier, not having to dodge the holes any more.[/p][/quote]Sdapeze, I'm pleased for you. You must agree though that our county os festooned with potholes, and if there were 50 potholes in your lane, it must have been waiting a long time for action. But credit where it's due, well done ECC for fixing that lane in Fordham. Boris

2:42am Tue 20 Nov 12

Boris says...

is, not os
is, not os Boris

2:45am Tue 20 Nov 12

Boris says...

ColchesterBelgian wrote:
I feel like we have been over this subject before hey Boris?
Many times. Yet every time it happens, the Gazette reports it as a new story.
.
Blame it on mobile phones. Before they were invented, people just waited for the tide to go down, and nobody ever died.
[quote][p][bold]ColchesterBelgian[/bold] wrote: I feel like we have been over this subject before hey Boris?[/p][/quote]Many times. Yet every time it happens, the Gazette reports it as a new story. . Blame it on mobile phones. Before they were invented, people just waited for the tide to go down, and nobody ever died. Boris

8:39am Tue 20 Nov 12

Justice79 says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
Those of us who live in sub standard housing povided by Colchester Council / Colchester borough homes do not have a choice. The idiots visiting Mersea Island do have a choice as to whether or not they drive along the Strrod at high tide!
You do have a choice my friend you can buy and maintain your own house out of your own pocket like many others of us do. Or you can take what you're given and be thankful.
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: Those of us who live in sub standard housing povided by Colchester Council / Colchester borough homes do not have a choice. The idiots visiting Mersea Island do have a choice as to whether or not they drive along the Strrod at high tide![/p][/quote]You do have a choice my friend you can buy and maintain your own house out of your own pocket like many others of us do. Or you can take what you're given and be thankful. Justice79

8:40am Tue 20 Nov 12

Justice79 says...

Boris wrote:
Sdapeze wrote:
Lovely stuff indeed. As if anybody is interested in those thickos in Mersea who cannot figure out the tides that affect their lives. I cannot figure out though who is more stupid, those that live in Mersea or those that go out to 'rescue' these 'stranded' idiots in 6 inches of water. Mersea. Where idiots excel!
Sdapeze, once was funny, twice is boring. Why do you insist on winding up the Mersea islanders, who all know the tide tables and never get stuck? Have you ever been there? Can't you get it into your head that those idiots who get stuck are people who don't know the Strood?
Did some Mersea islander once do something to offend you? Did you once get stuck?
Just stop being so infantile.
You're talking to a man that spends his weekends playing "dressing up" infantile is in his nature.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: Lovely stuff indeed. As if anybody is interested in those thickos in Mersea who cannot figure out the tides that affect their lives. I cannot figure out though who is more stupid, those that live in Mersea or those that go out to 'rescue' these 'stranded' idiots in 6 inches of water. Mersea. Where idiots excel![/p][/quote]Sdapeze, once was funny, twice is boring. Why do you insist on winding up the Mersea islanders, who all know the tide tables and never get stuck? Have you ever been there? Can't you get it into your head that those idiots who get stuck are people who don't know the Strood? Did some Mersea islander once do something to offend you? Did you once get stuck? Just stop being so infantile.[/p][/quote]You're talking to a man that spends his weekends playing "dressing up" infantile is in his nature. Justice79

9:31am Tue 20 Nov 12

Sdapeze says...

Guilty as charged Justice. History is my passion. What's yours?
Guilty as charged Justice. History is my passion. What's yours? Sdapeze

12:22pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Boris says...

Sdapeze wrote:
Guilty as charged Justice. History is my passion. What's yours?
Sdapeze, you may be infantile, and I may disagree with you on various topics, but you do a fine job with your conducted tours of Colchester's history. Lots of other people enjoy history too, but you are more histrionic than most. You are one of Colchester's institutions. If this were Korea, you would qualify to be named as a Living National Treasure.
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: Guilty as charged Justice. History is my passion. What's yours?[/p][/quote]Sdapeze, you may be infantile, and I may disagree with you on various topics, but you do a fine job with your conducted tours of Colchester's history. Lots of other people enjoy history too, but you are more histrionic than most. You are one of Colchester's institutions. If this were Korea, you would qualify to be named as a Living National Treasure. Boris

1:52pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Sdapeze says...

That borders on being nice to me Boris. Please desist. It is unbecoming of you and very disconcerting. My aim is to stir. You should respond accordingly - please.
That borders on being nice to me Boris. Please desist. It is unbecoming of you and very disconcerting. My aim is to stir. You should respond accordingly - please. Sdapeze

8:01pm Tue 20 Nov 12

jut1972 says...

Joker50 wrote:
WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO TAKE NOTICE THAT MY NEIGHBOURS CAR DIDN'T START 3 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS LATE FOR WORK.
Best post EVER.
[quote][p][bold]Joker50[/bold] wrote: WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO TAKE NOTICE THAT MY NEIGHBOURS CAR DIDN'T START 3 DAYS AGO AND HE WAS LATE FOR WORK.[/p][/quote]Best post EVER. jut1972

10:47pm Tue 20 Nov 12

toadytoad says...

I live on Mersea, ok not born and bred but still. I clearly understand that my car does not turn into a boat, and I can read a tide timetable. 90% of the time it's cars coming onto the island that get stuck. I'm informed the coast guard is called as there is a small risk of a car being pulled through the barriers by the current. Mersea doesn't need a bridge, but maybe some signs that display the tide times and heights for the day and a simple traffic light system red for your not a boat don't try amber for its a paddling pool but armbands may be needed and green for look its a road. As for emergencies there is a fire engine, police car and ambulance that come onto the island before a high tide in case of need and theres the air ambulance if needed. Now as a lady that has gone into labour on the island, no high tide in sight and an ambulance still took 25 minutes to reach me at 5am I don't think a bridge would make much difference in response times. But then I say all this and there will always be one plonker that will give it a go and fail
I live on Mersea, ok not born and bred but still. I clearly understand that my car does not turn into a boat, and I can read a tide timetable. 90% of the time it's cars coming onto the island that get stuck. I'm informed the coast guard is called as there is a small risk of a car being pulled through the barriers by the current. Mersea doesn't need a bridge, but maybe some signs that display the tide times and heights for the day and a simple traffic light system red for your not a boat don't try amber for its a paddling pool but armbands may be needed and green for look its a road. As for emergencies there is a fire engine, police car and ambulance that come onto the island before a high tide in case of need and theres the air ambulance if needed. Now as a lady that has gone into labour on the island, no high tide in sight and an ambulance still took 25 minutes to reach me at 5am I don't think a bridge would make much difference in response times. But then I say all this and there will always be one plonker that will give it a go and fail toadytoad

11:08pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Boris says...

As a said above, the problem is mobile phones. Before they were invented, people just waited patiently for the tide to go down.
So, what is now needed is a device in the middle of the Strood which will jam all mobile phone signals within a limited range. We would then be back to the happy situation of 20 years ago when nobody bothered the emergency services with their silly calls.
As a said above, the problem is mobile phones. Before they were invented, people just waited patiently for the tide to go down. So, what is now needed is a device in the middle of the Strood which will jam all mobile phone signals within a limited range. We would then be back to the happy situation of 20 years ago when nobody bothered the emergency services with their silly calls. Boris

11:13pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Boris says...

Sdapeze wrote:
That borders on being nice to me Boris. Please desist. It is unbecoming of you and very disconcerting. My aim is to stir. You should respond accordingly - please.
That's OK Sdapeze, just wind me up with one of your posts saying how terrible the old bus station was, or how wonderful the VAF is, and I shall go back to exposing your crass ignorance and lack of civilised values as usual.
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: That borders on being nice to me Boris. Please desist. It is unbecoming of you and very disconcerting. My aim is to stir. You should respond accordingly - please.[/p][/quote]That's OK Sdapeze, just wind me up with one of your posts saying how terrible the old bus station was, or how wonderful the VAF is, and I shall go back to exposing your crass ignorance and lack of civilised values as usual. Boris

9:27am Wed 21 Nov 12

Sdapeze says...

That's more like it Boris.
That's more like it Boris. Sdapeze

12:44am Thu 22 Nov 12

Boris says...

Sdapeze wrote:
That's more like it Boris.
Always happy to oblige, old friend.
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: That's more like it Boris.[/p][/quote]Always happy to oblige, old friend. Boris

6:48am Fri 23 Nov 12

jag99 says...

I think the solution to this problem exists ;) and a mobile might be handy... Check out "www(dot)StroodCam(d
ot)co(dot)uk"...

Ok maybe not so good at night...
I think the solution to this problem exists ;) and a mobile might be handy... Check out "www(dot)StroodCam(d ot)co(dot)uk"... Ok maybe not so good at night... jag99

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