Student volunteers clear up town

Members of the Essex University Students' Union vTeam.

Members of the Essex University Students' Union vTeam.

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UNIVERSITY students helped complete 19 volunteering projects around Colchester.

Schemes ranged from renovating community meeting rooms to giving part of Greenstead a facelift by painting a row of 14 unloved garage doors.

More than 200 people were involved from the Students’ Union vTeam in the blitz last week, and they also braved wintery conditions to build a wooden causeway through marshy woodlands in Alresford and did a clean-up of the riverbank in Wivenhoe, rescuing everything from For Sale signs and desks from the River Colne.

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4:22pm Wed 20 Feb 13

meadowlady says...

I like students.
I live next door to 3 of them.They are perfect neighbours.
I used to have 2 of my own who are now very civilised young adults.
Be nice to students and they will be nice to you.
I would like to thank the Essex University Students' Union v team for keeping Colchester tidy.
I like students. I live next door to 3 of them.They are perfect neighbours. I used to have 2 of my own who are now very civilised young adults. Be nice to students and they will be nice to you. I would like to thank the Essex University Students' Union v team for keeping Colchester tidy. meadowlady
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4:39pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Scoot says...

How many Tesco trolleys did they find which their fellow students hadn't returned ??
How many Tesco trolleys did they find which their fellow students hadn't returned ?? Scoot
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5:31pm Wed 20 Feb 13

meadowlady says...

Can Scoot prove his or her comment was anything to do with students.
Can Scoot prove his or her comment was anything to do with students. meadowlady
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9:44am Thu 21 Feb 13

setbuilder says...

Scoot wrote:
How many Tesco trolleys did they find which their fellow students hadn't returned ??
Perhaps you'd like to let everyone know what voluntary contribution you've made to your local community over and above the frequent denegration of its population?

The students in this article should be admired, applauded and, above all, thanked for performing such selfless actions.

Your comments show you to be a shallow minded, quite ignorant buffoon!
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: How many Tesco trolleys did they find which their fellow students hadn't returned ??[/p][/quote]Perhaps you'd like to let everyone know what voluntary contribution you've made to your local community over and above the frequent denegration of its population? The students in this article should be admired, applauded and, above all, thanked for performing such selfless actions. Your comments show you to be a shallow minded, quite ignorant buffoon! setbuilder
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11:24am Thu 21 Feb 13

Scoot says...

In response to those that don't know me I started charity work when I was 12 helping my father who was a member of a charitable organisation and also my mother who fundraised for the building of a new hospice. For example I have amongst other things over the years taken part in assisting a wheelchair bound fundraiser on an ascent of Snowdon and Ben Nevis. I can go on about the fundraising I've done and most things I've seen in my time doing voluntary work for various charities would make many peoples toes curl... Yes what the students were doing was good and glad to see some want to do something in the community but I was having a dig at the fact (and it has been printed in this paper) that some students don't return trolleys. Wasn't it the Union who stopped returning the trolleys from the campus that resulted in Tescos starting the pound a trolley system which they have now withdrawn ?
In response to those that don't know me I started charity work when I was 12 helping my father who was a member of a charitable organisation and also my mother who fundraised for the building of a new hospice. For example I have amongst other things over the years taken part in assisting a wheelchair bound fundraiser on an ascent of Snowdon and Ben Nevis. I can go on about the fundraising I've done and most things I've seen in my time doing voluntary work for various charities would make many peoples toes curl... Yes what the students were doing was good and glad to see some want to do something in the community but I was having a dig at the fact (and it has been printed in this paper) that some students don't return trolleys. Wasn't it the Union who stopped returning the trolleys from the campus that resulted in Tescos starting the pound a trolley system which they have now withdrawn ? Scoot
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1:44pm Thu 21 Feb 13

O rly? says...

Scoot wrote:
In response to those that don't know me I started charity work when I was 12 helping my father who was a member of a charitable organisation and also my mother who fundraised for the building of a new hospice. For example I have amongst other things over the years taken part in assisting a wheelchair bound fundraiser on an ascent of Snowdon and Ben Nevis. I can go on about the fundraising I've done and most things I've seen in my time doing voluntary work for various charities would make many peoples toes curl... Yes what the students were doing was good and glad to see some want to do something in the community but I was having a dig at the fact (and it has been printed in this paper) that some students don't return trolleys. Wasn't it the Union who stopped returning the trolleys from the campus that resulted in Tescos starting the pound a trolley system which they have now withdrawn ?
Cool story bro.

Perhaps in future you'll think before trying to be clever so you don't feel the need to provide 'an overview of your history which would apparently qualify you to comment'.

Welcome to the internetsszzsz...
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: In response to those that don't know me I started charity work when I was 12 helping my father who was a member of a charitable organisation and also my mother who fundraised for the building of a new hospice. For example I have amongst other things over the years taken part in assisting a wheelchair bound fundraiser on an ascent of Snowdon and Ben Nevis. I can go on about the fundraising I've done and most things I've seen in my time doing voluntary work for various charities would make many peoples toes curl... Yes what the students were doing was good and glad to see some want to do something in the community but I was having a dig at the fact (and it has been printed in this paper) that some students don't return trolleys. Wasn't it the Union who stopped returning the trolleys from the campus that resulted in Tescos starting the pound a trolley system which they have now withdrawn ?[/p][/quote]Cool story bro. Perhaps in future you'll think before trying to be clever so you don't feel the need to provide 'an overview of your history which would apparently qualify you to comment'. Welcome to the internetsszzsz... O rly?
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4:55pm Fri 22 Feb 13

setbuilder says...

Scoot wrote:
In response to those that don't know me I started charity work when I was 12 helping my father who was a member of a charitable organisation and also my mother who fundraised for the building of a new hospice. For example I have amongst other things over the years taken part in assisting a wheelchair bound fundraiser on an ascent of Snowdon and Ben Nevis. I can go on about the fundraising I've done and most things I've seen in my time doing voluntary work for various charities would make many peoples toes curl... Yes what the students were doing was good and glad to see some want to do something in the community but I was having a dig at the fact (and it has been printed in this paper) that some students don't return trolleys. Wasn't it the Union who stopped returning the trolleys from the campus that resulted in Tescos starting the pound a trolley system which they have now withdrawn ?
I didn't wish to know you and your spouting trumpet (obviously we still don't as your pseudonym doesn't betray your identity).

I was making the point that this article was about a group of students who had performed a lot of good for the community and the fact that you had used their article to spew forth your vitriol about people taking trolleys (many of whom are unlikely to be students)..

The fact that you have chosen to further denigrate this achievement by listing just how humble you are, and then to complain more about the Tesco trolleys, merely proves my point about your ignorance.
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: In response to those that don't know me I started charity work when I was 12 helping my father who was a member of a charitable organisation and also my mother who fundraised for the building of a new hospice. For example I have amongst other things over the years taken part in assisting a wheelchair bound fundraiser on an ascent of Snowdon and Ben Nevis. I can go on about the fundraising I've done and most things I've seen in my time doing voluntary work for various charities would make many peoples toes curl... Yes what the students were doing was good and glad to see some want to do something in the community but I was having a dig at the fact (and it has been printed in this paper) that some students don't return trolleys. Wasn't it the Union who stopped returning the trolleys from the campus that resulted in Tescos starting the pound a trolley system which they have now withdrawn ?[/p][/quote]I didn't wish to know you and your spouting trumpet (obviously we still don't as your pseudonym doesn't betray your identity). I was making the point that this article was about a group of students who had performed a lot of good for the community and the fact that you had used their article to spew forth your vitriol about people taking trolleys (many of whom are unlikely to be students).. The fact that you have chosen to further denigrate this achievement by listing just how humble you are, and then to complain more about the Tesco trolleys, merely proves my point about your ignorance. setbuilder
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