The public spirit is alive and kicking...

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The public spirit is alive and kicking...

Postby CREPELLO » 12 Sep 2013, 9:31am


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Re: The public spirit is alive and kicking...

Postby Postboxer » 12 Sep 2013, 9:43am

So assuming the car that bent it must have been caught on CCTV too, a bill should be sent, 5 people, 4 minutes discussing strategy, 13 minutes bending it back. 5 x 17 = 85 minutes. Round up to 2 hours at £50 per hour. Bill the driver, include a fine for not being able to drive. Find the 5 people, give them £20 each, or £20 of credit at the takeaway, then hire them to sort out all the other problems that get reported because I bet the council would spend a fortune doing such a simple repair, someone would go out to inspect it first, then fill in a report, then carry out Health and Safety assessments etc etc.

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Re: The public spirit is alive and kicking...

Postby Elizabethsdad » 12 Sep 2013, 10:07am

All power to those lads for having a go to sort something out. I do have one negative observation to make though, the metal in that cycle stand will now have been weakened. The next time Mr Magoo reverses into it it may break.

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Re: The public spirit is alive and kicking...

Postby cjchambers » 12 Sep 2013, 10:49am

Someone's had their Weetabix!™

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Re: The public spirit is alive and kicking...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 12 Sep 2013, 10:58am

WaterLab Rat wrote:All power to those lads for having a go to sort something out. I do have one negative observation to make though, the metal in that cycle stand will now have been weakened. The next time Mr Magoo reverses into it it may break.

Yep - but it's taken the council weeks to do nothing.
These guys at least made it usable, and the council know it's been damaged (I hope they're chasing the driver for replacement cost)
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Re: The public spirit is alive and kicking...

Postby Mistik-ka » 12 Sep 2013, 3:37pm

Bravo lads! :D :D :D

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Re: The public spirit is alive and kicking...

Postby cjchambers » 24 Sep 2013, 10:19pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-li ... e-24224492

Follow-up!

Revellers who repaired a bike rack on a night out in Lincolnshire have been honoured with a free takeaway and thanks from the town's mayor.

Martin Griggs, 24, Dean Mason, Simon McMillan, Dan Butler and Jordan Doughty, all 23, were seen on CCTV fixing the rack in Boston.

The men were given certificates by mayor Paul Kenny and a kebab from Boston Delights on Monday evening.


:D

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Re: The public spirit is alive and kicking...

Postby mercalia » 25 Sep 2013, 8:00pm

well if a tiny amount of brute force repaired it then the cycle hoop couldnt have been very good? or was very loose in the ground? Any way not one I would want to use ! I bet they were too drunk any way, they didnt know what they were doing?

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Re: The public spirit is alive and kicking...

Postby Si » 26 Sep 2013, 9:08am

They looked like they knew exactly what they were doing to me. I didn't notice any falling over or wobbling, and they seemed to stand back and consider the best way to do it...then they took quite some time and effort fixing it...not the actions of someone who doesn't know what they are doing. Sure, they had probably had a few drinks....but they weren't out of control yobbos. I say that we should applaud their actions rather than castigate them...what sort of message does it send to people if you go looking for reasons to criticise them after they have done a good deed?


Given how long it took this group of fit young men to bend an already weakened stand I'd say that it would have been pretty safe to lock a bike to one that hadn't previously been hit by a car.