In today's Gazette: High Street car ban date set

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In today's Gazette: A trial banning cars from Colchester High Street will start in 55 days.

Only buses, taxis, bicycles and motorbike will be allowed to use the road between 11am and 6pm from March 17.

<li> A disabled pensioner produced a stunning display of strength to pull a burning caravan away from his home.

Police and fire crews went to Rockhampton Walk, Colchester, after arsonists set fire to Roy Griffith's caravan. But Roy, 68, who has arthritis, pulled the blazing remains of his caravan away from the house moments before it went up in flames.

<li> A gran has spoken of her gratitude after police, coastguards and residents searched for her granddaughters after they went missing.

Twins Cheyenne and Paris-Louise, 12, sparked a 14 hour search after they went missing in the freezing cold. They were found near Dovercourt Swimming Pool.

<li> Tributes have been paid to a university lecturer and former Colchester schoolgirl who killed herself after a prolonged dispute with her neighbours.

Dr Suzanne Dow, 33, who attended St Helena School and Colchester Sixth Form College, took an overdose of pills after saying neighbours in Nottingham made her life a misery.

<b>For more on these and other stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.</b>

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8:50am Tue 22 Jan 13

GreensteadResident says...

RIP Dr Dow.

I appreciate that this case happened up in Nottingham.

I read the story an d the coroners comments about how the police and the local council had failed to act in the national press.

It was a disgrace how the local council and police dealt with the matter.

I have experienced similar abuse to Dr Dow and that is why I'm leaving Greenstead.

The people at Colchester Borough Council, Colchester Borough Homes and Essex Police should be forced to read the coroner's report on this case because they don't regard the matter of having to live next door to anti-social behaviour and drug dealing scumbags very seriously.

There are numerous cases around Colchester of people suffering dreadful anti-social behaviour and what do the council and Colchester Borough Homes do about it?

They do nothing and instead they regard it as a simple lifestyle issue.

Funny though if someone was to behave in a similar lifestyle issue manner at the offices of CBC or CBH they'd be quick enough to call the police.

I know what I'm saying probably won't change anything but I hope the following advice will be of help anyone suffering anti-social behaviour :

1) Don't waste your time complaining to the council or CBH. They will only waste your time with filling in diary sheets and mediation ( who wants to mediate with scum) just focus on earning as much as you can and move to a better area.

2) Never, ever think about taking your own life. The scumbags causing you the trouble and the council officials who are failing to help you aren't worth a minute of your life. Again just focus on the solution (i.e work harder earn more money and move).

CBH and CBC are a waste of time when it comes to dealing with anti-social behaviour and I know it from experience and so do they but they will never admit it.

Once again RIP Dr Dow - my thought are with you and your family and friends.
RIP Dr Dow. I appreciate that this case happened up in Nottingham. I read the story an d the coroners comments about how the police and the local council had failed to act in the national press. It was a disgrace how the local council and police dealt with the matter. I have experienced similar abuse to Dr Dow and that is why I'm leaving Greenstead. The people at Colchester Borough Council, Colchester Borough Homes and Essex Police should be forced to read the coroner's report on this case because they don't regard the matter of having to live next door to anti-social behaviour and drug dealing scumbags very seriously. There are numerous cases around Colchester of people suffering dreadful anti-social behaviour and what do the council and Colchester Borough Homes do about it? They do nothing and instead they regard it as a simple lifestyle issue. Funny though if someone was to behave in a similar lifestyle issue manner at the offices of CBC or CBH they'd be quick enough to call the police. I know what I'm saying probably won't change anything but I hope the following advice will be of help anyone suffering anti-social behaviour : 1) Don't waste your time complaining to the council or CBH. They will only waste your time with filling in diary sheets and mediation ( who wants to mediate with scum) just focus on earning as much as you can and move to a better area. 2) Never, ever think about taking your own life. The scumbags causing you the trouble and the council officials who are failing to help you aren't worth a minute of your life. Again just focus on the solution (i.e work harder earn more money and move). CBH and CBC are a waste of time when it comes to dealing with anti-social behaviour and I know it from experience and so do they but they will never admit it. Once again RIP Dr Dow - my thought are with you and your family and friends. GreensteadResident
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7:15pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Im_Like_HELLO says...

GreensteadResident, sorry to hear of your experiences, and hope your new area is better.
GreensteadResident, sorry to hear of your experiences, and hope your new area is better. Im_Like_HELLO
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