Dismay over safety railings at Marlow Lock

Dismay over safety railings at Marlow Lock

Dismay over safety railings at Marlow Lock

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SEEING an elephant, giraffe or kangaroo at Marlow lock would be extremely surprising to put it mildly.

Yet, the pleasant experience of watching boats go by has become more like peering through gates at a zoo, according to Marlow National Trust Chairman Chris Elam.

The disgruntled resident has blasted unsightly new railings at the site.

The green metal safety fencing, erected by the Environment Agency, has been criticised for spoiling the beauty spot.

The agency said there had been 'near misses' involving children and it was a measure to prevent any serious harm occurring.

But Mrs Elam believes the railings are unnecessary and now hamper those wishing to witness one of the town's traditional and pleasant sights.

She told the Free Press: "Instead of being able to sit on a bench and watch the boats pass through the lock as lots of people, including visitors to Marlow do, now we have to peer through bars as though at a zoo.

"Although on the face of it an understandable reaction, considering that a child could fall in the river at any point, it is rather a pity that a favourite spot for relaxation, sitting and contemplation is now spoilt by having to sit behind far from beautiful bars."

She questioned to what extent the railing will protect people.

Mrs Elam, of Gossmore Walk, said: "In my opinion it is just as easy to fall in the river from the slippery banks or for a child to ride into the river on their bike or scooter as it is to fall in to the lock."

Marlow Free Press reader Tom Curtis agreed with Mrs Elam.

He said: "The new railings at Marlow Lock are a disgrace. We have had a lock in Marlow since 1773 and despite there being no children falling in the officials have now erected a complete eyesore.

"Will they now proceed to fence in the rest of the river? This is a tragic despoilation of a favourite Marlow beauty spot. Shameful."

EA spokesman Michelle Southby said: "It's unfortunate and we recognise it will take a whole to get used to the railings but it's better to have them and prevent an accident.

"There's been a few near misses but we haven't actually had a child in the lock.

"There's a pathway over the bridge which children tend to run over and on the other side there's a steep bank.

"Children being children, they don't stop. Quite often they'll tumble and if they go down the bank the chances are they'll go in the lock.

"The railings have gone up to stop that happening. This has been on the schedule for about four years."

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8:51am Mon 26 Nov 12

Lividov says...

I agree completely with Mrs Elam - children should be allowed to fall in the lock from time to time. It serves as a lesson to them and a warning to others. We don't put railings up by the side of every road nor railings at the top of every cliff or mountain. This health & safety madness must end now.
I agree completely with Mrs Elam - children should be allowed to fall in the lock from time to time. It serves as a lesson to them and a warning to others. We don't put railings up by the side of every road nor railings at the top of every cliff or mountain. This health & safety madness must end now. Lividov
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8:51am Mon 26 Nov 12

VoiceOfSeason says...

Stop your moaning. The decision wasn't made to stop you lazing around by the beautiful canal. It was done in the very best interests to prevent the possible loss of life. Honestly, the lengths some people go for a bit of publicity!
Stop your moaning. The decision wasn't made to stop you lazing around by the beautiful canal. It was done in the very best interests to prevent the possible loss of life. Honestly, the lengths some people go for a bit of publicity! VoiceOfSeason
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9:02am Mon 26 Nov 12

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

VoiceOfSeason wrote:
Stop your moaning. The decision wasn't made to stop you lazing around by the beautiful canal. It was done in the very best interests to prevent the possible loss of life. Honestly, the lengths some people go for a bit of publicity!
Why not fence the rest of the river? The weir could be dangerous should a child manage to fall over near that, perhaps it should be fenced off.
[quote][p][bold]VoiceOfSeason[/bold] wrote: Stop your moaning. The decision wasn't made to stop you lazing around by the beautiful canal. It was done in the very best interests to prevent the possible loss of life. Honestly, the lengths some people go for a bit of publicity![/p][/quote]Why not fence the rest of the river? The weir could be dangerous should a child manage to fall over near that, perhaps it should be fenced off. Ivor'sbestfriend
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9:12am Mon 26 Nov 12

cazze82@hotmail.com says...

Is it not the parents responsibility to stop children failing into the river, why should I assume tax payers be paying for it! I am a mother and I am responsible for my daughters safety no one else.
Is it not the parents responsibility to stop children failing into the river, why should I assume tax payers be paying for it! I am a mother and I am responsible for my daughters safety no one else. cazze82@hotmail.com
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10:04am Mon 26 Nov 12

Amersham-Normal!! says...

So, you have one guy getting publicity for a waterlogged path to be laid properly to enable him to walk in the country (joke), and now, you have someone else complaining about something clearly done to protect people. Weird bunch you lot.
So, you have one guy getting publicity for a waterlogged path to be laid properly to enable him to walk in the country (joke), and now, you have someone else complaining about something clearly done to protect people. Weird bunch you lot. Amersham-Normal!!
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10:53am Mon 26 Nov 12

shaky2 says...

what next safety netting over our heads incase something might fall out of the sky where will this madness stop.

ps BFP "There's a pathway over the bridge what does that mean?
what next safety netting over our heads incase something might fall out of the sky where will this madness stop. ps BFP "There's a pathway over the bridge what does that mean? shaky2
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11:12am Mon 26 Nov 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

I think ivor should do a blog on it. This is a biggie.
I think ivor should do a blog on it. This is a biggie. ImpeturbableLawrence
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11:13am Mon 26 Nov 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

I think ivor should do a blog on it. This is a biggie.
I think ivor should do a blog on it. This is a biggie. ImpeturbableLawrence
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11:25am Mon 26 Nov 12

Amersham-Normal!! says...

ImpeturableLawrence, I'd personally like to thank you for the time and effort you spend in focusing on Ivor and his bigoted (at best) comments. If I had more time and a better vocabulary when reading such drivel, I would make many more comments, not just the two word responses that he generally makes me blurt out at the screen.
ImpeturableLawrence, I'd personally like to thank you for the time and effort you spend in focusing on Ivor and his bigoted (at best) comments. If I had more time and a better vocabulary when reading such drivel, I would make many more comments, not just the two word responses that he generally makes me blurt out at the screen. Amersham-Normal!!
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11:29am Mon 26 Nov 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

Amersham-Normal!! wrote:
ImpeturableLawrence, I'd personally like to thank you for the time and effort you spend in focusing on Ivor and his bigoted (at best) comments. If I had more time and a better vocabulary when reading such drivel, I would make many more comments, not just the two word responses that he generally makes me blurt out at the screen.
Thank you!
[quote][p][bold]Amersham-Normal!![/bold] wrote: ImpeturableLawrence, I'd personally like to thank you for the time and effort you spend in focusing on Ivor and his bigoted (at best) comments. If I had more time and a better vocabulary when reading such drivel, I would make many more comments, not just the two word responses that he generally makes me blurt out at the screen.[/p][/quote]Thank you! ImpeturbableLawrence
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11:39am Mon 26 Nov 12

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
Amersham-Normal!! wrote:
ImpeturableLawrence, I'd personally like to thank you for the time and effort you spend in focusing on Ivor and his bigoted (at best) comments. If I had more time and a better vocabulary when reading such drivel, I would make many more comments, not just the two word responses that he generally makes me blurt out at the screen.
Thank you!
For your valued comment.
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amersham-Normal!![/bold] wrote: ImpeturableLawrence, I'd personally like to thank you for the time and effort you spend in focusing on Ivor and his bigoted (at best) comments. If I had more time and a better vocabulary when reading such drivel, I would make many more comments, not just the two word responses that he generally makes me blurt out at the screen.[/p][/quote]Thank you![/p][/quote]For your valued comment. Ivor'sbestfriend
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11:49am Mon 26 Nov 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
Amersham-Normal!! wrote:
ImpeturableLawrence, I'd personally like to thank you for the time and effort you spend in focusing on Ivor and his bigoted (at best) comments. If I had more time and a better vocabulary when reading such drivel, I would make many more comments, not just the two word responses that he generally makes me blurt out at the screen.
Thank you!
For your valued comment.
That was what I meant to say.
[quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amersham-Normal!![/bold] wrote: ImpeturableLawrence, I'd personally like to thank you for the time and effort you spend in focusing on Ivor and his bigoted (at best) comments. If I had more time and a better vocabulary when reading such drivel, I would make many more comments, not just the two word responses that he generally makes me blurt out at the screen.[/p][/quote]Thank you![/p][/quote]For your valued comment.[/p][/quote]That was what I meant to say. ImpeturbableLawrence
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11:49am Mon 26 Nov 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
Amersham-Normal!! wrote:
ImpeturableLawrence, I'd personally like to thank you for the time and effort you spend in focusing on Ivor and his bigoted (at best) comments. If I had more time and a better vocabulary when reading such drivel, I would make many more comments, not just the two word responses that he generally makes me blurt out at the screen.
Thank you!
For your valued comment.
That was what I meant to say.
[quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amersham-Normal!![/bold] wrote: ImpeturableLawrence, I'd personally like to thank you for the time and effort you spend in focusing on Ivor and his bigoted (at best) comments. If I had more time and a better vocabulary when reading such drivel, I would make many more comments, not just the two word responses that he generally makes me blurt out at the screen.[/p][/quote]Thank you![/p][/quote]For your valued comment.[/p][/quote]That was what I meant to say. ImpeturbableLawrence
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2:11pm Mon 26 Nov 12

J B Blackett says...

It will all end in tiers.
It will all end in tiers. J B Blackett
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2:16pm Mon 26 Nov 12

andy40 says...

VoiceOfSeason wrote:
Stop your moaning. The decision wasn't made to stop you lazing around by the beautiful canal. It was done in the very best interests to prevent the possible loss of life. Honestly, the lengths some people go for a bit of publicity!
The lock has been unfenced for 250 years and NO children have fallen in. It is much more probable that a child will climb the railings to see the boats and topple over. The fencing has increased the chance of an accident, not reduced it. Nanny-state at work again at our expense.
[quote][p][bold]VoiceOfSeason[/bold] wrote: Stop your moaning. The decision wasn't made to stop you lazing around by the beautiful canal. It was done in the very best interests to prevent the possible loss of life. Honestly, the lengths some people go for a bit of publicity![/p][/quote]The lock has been unfenced for 250 years and NO children have fallen in. It is much more probable that a child will climb the railings to see the boats and topple over. The fencing has increased the chance of an accident, not reduced it. Nanny-state at work again at our expense. andy40
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3:10pm Mon 26 Nov 12

thethe says...

I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots
I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots thethe
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3:36pm Mon 26 Nov 12

IslandSolutions says...

There may have been no (publicised) accidents at Marlow lock, but as any boater will know, the risk is not just the depth of water, but the fact that as the lock empties, the water is sucked at high speed through sluice channels in the brickwork - along with anything (or anyone) that may happen to be in the water. It's an operation that, even in emergency, takes time to stop - and meanwhile the object (or person) could be sucked further into the sluice - or simply crushed against the side of the lock by a boat.

Come on Marlow. It's hardly the end of the world.
There may have been no (publicised) accidents at Marlow lock, but as any boater will know, the risk is not just the depth of water, but the fact that as the lock empties, the water is sucked at high speed through sluice channels in the brickwork - along with anything (or anyone) that may happen to be in the water. It's an operation that, even in emergency, takes time to stop - and meanwhile the object (or person) could be sucked further into the sluice - or simply crushed against the side of the lock by a boat. Come on Marlow. It's hardly the end of the world. IslandSolutions
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3:49pm Mon 26 Nov 12

shaky2 says...

thethe wrote:
I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots
you forgot safety glasses, mask, and high viss jacket this should satisfy the health and safety
[quote][p][bold]thethe[/bold] wrote: I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots[/p][/quote]you forgot safety glasses, mask, and high viss jacket this should satisfy the health and safety shaky2
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3:51pm Mon 26 Nov 12

shaky2 says...

I'm still looking for the path over the bridge
I'm still looking for the path over the bridge shaky2
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3:53pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

IslandSolutions wrote:
There may have been no (publicised) accidents at Marlow lock, but as any boater will know, the risk is not just the depth of water, but the fact that as the lock empties, the water is sucked at high speed through sluice channels in the brickwork - along with anything (or anyone) that may happen to be in the water. It's an operation that, even in emergency, takes time to stop - and meanwhile the object (or person) could be sucked further into the sluice - or simply crushed against the side of the lock by a boat.

Come on Marlow. It's hardly the end of the world.
What if they fall into part of the river that's unfenced though? Strong currents under the water, large numbers of weeds, the consequences don't bear thinking about.
[quote][p][bold]IslandSolutions[/bold] wrote: There may have been no (publicised) accidents at Marlow lock, but as any boater will know, the risk is not just the depth of water, but the fact that as the lock empties, the water is sucked at high speed through sluice channels in the brickwork - along with anything (or anyone) that may happen to be in the water. It's an operation that, even in emergency, takes time to stop - and meanwhile the object (or person) could be sucked further into the sluice - or simply crushed against the side of the lock by a boat. Come on Marlow. It's hardly the end of the world.[/p][/quote]What if they fall into part of the river that's unfenced though? Strong currents under the water, large numbers of weeds, the consequences don't bear thinking about. Ivor'sbestfriend
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4:07pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Lividov says...

You could fall face down in a puddle and come to grief - perhaps fence off the undulating path (not the one over the bridge) by the ice cream kiosk on rainy days.
You could fall face down in a puddle and come to grief - perhaps fence off the undulating path (not the one over the bridge) by the ice cream kiosk on rainy days. Lividov
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4:52pm Mon 26 Nov 12

J B Blackett says...

shaky2 wrote:
thethe wrote:
I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots
you forgot safety glasses, mask, and high viss jacket this should satisfy the health and safety
And the underwear/pants.
.
There might be an accident , for goodness sake. Remember what your mother always said.
[quote][p][bold]shaky2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thethe[/bold] wrote: I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots[/p][/quote]you forgot safety glasses, mask, and high viss jacket this should satisfy the health and safety[/p][/quote]And the underwear/pants. . There might be an accident , for goodness sake. Remember what your mother always said. J B Blackett
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5:01pm Mon 26 Nov 12

thethe says...

shaky2 wrote:
thethe wrote:
I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots
you forgot safety glasses, mask, and high viss jacket this should satisfy the health and safety
thanks for reminding me. Clearly I have been somewhat neglecting my children. They also wear elbow and knee pads just in case
[quote][p][bold]shaky2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thethe[/bold] wrote: I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots[/p][/quote]you forgot safety glasses, mask, and high viss jacket this should satisfy the health and safety[/p][/quote]thanks for reminding me. Clearly I have been somewhat neglecting my children. They also wear elbow and knee pads just in case thethe
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6:00pm Mon 26 Nov 12

norma stitz says...

Pathetic WDC, clueless buch of idiots.
Ruined a beautiful area.
I put it all down to jealousy, they are determined to desecrate our wonderful town.
Pathetic WDC, clueless buch of idiots. Ruined a beautiful area. I put it all down to jealousy, they are determined to desecrate our wonderful town. norma stitz
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6:48pm Mon 26 Nov 12

wicksandrea says...

I lived round the corner for yearsand never once in the 100s of times I walked there with my daughter were there any remotely near misses. The council spoilt the little park just along from the lock a few years back when they built staging and concrete mooring and planted bushes shielding the river from the path and park. It was lovely previously with gently sloping grass down to the waters edge and a couple of picnic tables. More clutter where it should be simplicity and nature.
I lived round the corner for yearsand never once in the 100s of times I walked there with my daughter were there any remotely near misses. The council spoilt the little park just along from the lock a few years back when they built staging and concrete mooring and planted bushes shielding the river from the path and park. It was lovely previously with gently sloping grass down to the waters edge and a couple of picnic tables. More clutter where it should be simplicity and nature. wicksandrea
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7:15pm Mon 26 Nov 12

demoness the second says...

I went to Disneyland Paris a few years ago with my family. There was a lake outside our hotel - with a bank. No fences or anything and a child could have slipped in easily.
BUT the difference is that the french basically feel that you should be looking after your children and if one of them slips in that is your fault for not minding them.
Canny lot the french :)
I went to Disneyland Paris a few years ago with my family. There was a lake outside our hotel - with a bank. No fences or anything and a child could have slipped in easily. BUT the difference is that the french basically feel that you should be looking after your children and if one of them slips in that is your fault for not minding them. Canny lot the french :) demoness the second
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9:09pm Mon 26 Nov 12

shaky2 says...

J B Blackett wrote:
shaky2 wrote:
thethe wrote:
I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots
you forgot safety glasses, mask, and high viss jacket this should satisfy the health and safety
And the underwear/pants.
.
There might be an accident , for goodness sake. Remember what your mother always said.
And make sure they are clean
[quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaky2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thethe[/bold] wrote: I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots[/p][/quote]you forgot safety glasses, mask, and high viss jacket this should satisfy the health and safety[/p][/quote]And the underwear/pants. . There might be an accident , for goodness sake. Remember what your mother always said.[/p][/quote]And make sure they are clean shaky2
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9:20pm Mon 26 Nov 12

shaky2 says...

thethe wrote:
shaky2 wrote:
thethe wrote:
I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots
you forgot safety glasses, mask, and high viss jacket this should satisfy the health and safety
thanks for reminding me. Clearly I have been somewhat neglecting my children. They also wear elbow and knee pads just in case
With all this extra protective clothing do you think we should tell health & safety that if they did fall in the weight will make them sink suppose we could give them a deep sea divers outfit. PS don't let social services know about the neglect the place will be swarming
[quote][p][bold]thethe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaky2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thethe[/bold] wrote: I never let my children out of the house unless they are wearing a buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves and steel toe capped boots[/p][/quote]you forgot safety glasses, mask, and high viss jacket this should satisfy the health and safety[/p][/quote]thanks for reminding me. Clearly I have been somewhat neglecting my children. They also wear elbow and knee pads just in case[/p][/quote]With all this extra protective clothing do you think we should tell health & safety that if they did fall in the weight will make them sink suppose we could give them a deep sea divers outfit. PS don't let social services know about the neglect the place will be swarming shaky2
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3:03pm Tue 27 Nov 12

acjy1985 says...

norma stitz wrote:
Pathetic WDC, clueless buch of idiots. Ruined a beautiful area. I put it all down to jealousy, they are determined to desecrate our wonderful town.
Typical rose-tinted, deluded resident of this town. I agree the lock looks better without the railings but nobody is out to ruin your beloved town, which incidentally looks horrendous in many places. WDC isn't out to get you. What about that muppet resident of Marlow who complained about the impassable mud on the Thames Path. When the Mayor tarmacs the whole of that path resulting in less mud but more flooding who will you blame then? Just another case of a Marlow resident wanting attention. BFP should have that as a default headline. They could run a 'Marlow resident wants attention' feature every week.
[quote][p][bold]norma stitz[/bold] wrote: Pathetic WDC, clueless buch of idiots. Ruined a beautiful area. I put it all down to jealousy, they are determined to desecrate our wonderful town.[/p][/quote]Typical rose-tinted, deluded resident of this town. I agree the lock looks better without the railings but nobody is out to ruin your beloved town, which incidentally looks horrendous in many places. WDC isn't out to get you. What about that muppet resident of Marlow who complained about the impassable mud on the Thames Path. When the Mayor tarmacs the whole of that path resulting in less mud but more flooding who will you blame then? Just another case of a Marlow resident wanting attention. BFP should have that as a default headline. They could run a 'Marlow resident wants attention' feature every week. acjy1985
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3:19pm Tue 27 Nov 12

A Source Close to ivor says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
I think ivor should do a blog on it. This is a biggie.
Ivor cannot comment on this matter as he is meditating while composing his Tuesday evening blog: 'Sandwich Filling and the Meaning of Life'.
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: I think ivor should do a blog on it. This is a biggie.[/p][/quote]Ivor cannot comment on this matter as he is meditating while composing his Tuesday evening blog: 'Sandwich Filling and the Meaning of Life'. A Source Close to ivor
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5:46pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Lividov says...

acjy1985 wrote:
norma stitz wrote:
Pathetic WDC, clueless buch of idiots. Ruined a beautiful area. I put it all down to jealousy, they are determined to desecrate our wonderful town.
Typical rose-tinted, deluded resident of this town. I agree the lock looks better without the railings but nobody is out to ruin your beloved town, which incidentally looks horrendous in many places. WDC isn't out to get you. What about that muppet resident of Marlow who complained about the impassable mud on the Thames Path. When the Mayor tarmacs the whole of that path resulting in less mud but more flooding who will you blame then? Just another case of a Marlow resident wanting attention. BFP should have that as a default headline. They could run a 'Marlow resident wants attention' feature every week.
Do you think it's the nature or opinion of all Marlow residents. How small minded.
[quote][p][bold]acjy1985[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norma stitz[/bold] wrote: Pathetic WDC, clueless buch of idiots. Ruined a beautiful area. I put it all down to jealousy, they are determined to desecrate our wonderful town.[/p][/quote]Typical rose-tinted, deluded resident of this town. I agree the lock looks better without the railings but nobody is out to ruin your beloved town, which incidentally looks horrendous in many places. WDC isn't out to get you. What about that muppet resident of Marlow who complained about the impassable mud on the Thames Path. When the Mayor tarmacs the whole of that path resulting in less mud but more flooding who will you blame then? Just another case of a Marlow resident wanting attention. BFP should have that as a default headline. They could run a 'Marlow resident wants attention' feature every week.[/p][/quote]Do you think it's the nature or opinion of all Marlow residents. How small minded. Lividov
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11:00pm Tue 27 Nov 12

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

shaky2 wrote:
I'm still looking for the path over the bridge
Yeah - why this conspiracy of silence about the pathway over the bridge?
[quote][p][bold]shaky2[/bold] wrote: I'm still looking for the path over the bridge[/p][/quote]Yeah - why this conspiracy of silence about the pathway over the bridge? ImpeturbableLawrence
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9:00am Wed 28 Nov 12

acjy1985 says...

Lividov wrote:
acjy1985 wrote:
norma stitz wrote: Pathetic WDC, clueless buch of idiots. Ruined a beautiful area. I put it all down to jealousy, they are determined to desecrate our wonderful town.
Typical rose-tinted, deluded resident of this town. I agree the lock looks better without the railings but nobody is out to ruin your beloved town, which incidentally looks horrendous in many places. WDC isn't out to get you. What about that muppet resident of Marlow who complained about the impassable mud on the Thames Path. When the Mayor tarmacs the whole of that path resulting in less mud but more flooding who will you blame then? Just another case of a Marlow resident wanting attention. BFP should have that as a default headline. They could run a 'Marlow resident wants attention' feature every week.
Do you think it's the nature or opinion of all Marlow residents. How small minded.
Not sure if this is a question or not due to lack of punctuation. However, no I do not think it is the view of all residents. I just think there are enough to keep the BFP ticking over.
[quote][p][bold]Lividov[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]acjy1985[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]norma stitz[/bold] wrote: Pathetic WDC, clueless buch of idiots. Ruined a beautiful area. I put it all down to jealousy, they are determined to desecrate our wonderful town.[/p][/quote]Typical rose-tinted, deluded resident of this town. I agree the lock looks better without the railings but nobody is out to ruin your beloved town, which incidentally looks horrendous in many places. WDC isn't out to get you. What about that muppet resident of Marlow who complained about the impassable mud on the Thames Path. When the Mayor tarmacs the whole of that path resulting in less mud but more flooding who will you blame then? Just another case of a Marlow resident wanting attention. BFP should have that as a default headline. They could run a 'Marlow resident wants attention' feature every week.[/p][/quote]Do you think it's the nature or opinion of all Marlow residents. How small minded.[/p][/quote]Not sure if this is a question or not due to lack of punctuation. However, no I do not think it is the view of all residents. I just think there are enough to keep the BFP ticking over. acjy1985
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