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velosaurus

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active Aug 2019
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    Sorry, missed this. I complained about the aplanning department, and stated they were discriminating against cycling, and issuing an illegal and unenforcable notice threatening cycling clubs and showed no evidence of mediwtion with the cafe owner whose business encourages healthy living in the community etc etc

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    Yes it now transpires the RBWM are still being complete dicks.

    Sounds like CyclingUK are supporting Lee

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    Thing is its always been dead as a pub, even when it was the Fox - dont think I have ever seen anyone in there, unlike the Dewdrop which is 1/2mile down the road, really welcoming and quite busy.

    They're not looking after their own interests at all these government officials are they?

    Totally - its bollocks. As Zed says hopefully disciplinary action to follow. The best thing anyone can do is bang in a complaint using this form as RBWM then HAVE to respond and follow up.

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    Yep - there used to be a really lovely old 1930s factory building opposite - I wondered how it was replaced by 7 executive houses....

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    Yeah fuck it - you are entitled to make as much noise, when you like, and fuck everyone else. Go you!

    Tbh It sounds like sour grapes from when the Cafe was open, and the disturbance was what they could finally exploit. I dont know whether people were driving to the early morning meets by car, or by bike.

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    Yep! :-)

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    Exactly.

    As said before if people were driving there for a 6am meet, then that could be disruptive to local residents and RBWM and Lee need to work together to deal with it, but it sounds like a resentful former owner and his sidekick from the start, who just happen to be a RBWM councillors, and the whole thing has been dealt with disproportionately and in a rushed way by the Council.

    I do wonder as well whether this is a bit of a Boxhill syndrome of disgruntled local residents who dont like being held up by the increased number of peletons on the local lanes, finding a way to express frustration. I am very local to the Cafe and see them quite regularly, but its nice to see so doesn't bother me*. Ironic that this issue has lead to far more club runs to the Cafe to show support.

    *Although the groups dont help themselves at times as I have seen some terrible standards of cycling. Its not difficult to pull over and let cars past if you have a queue of 10-15 cars behind you? And when you do stop, why not indicate and pull over just like any other road user, rather than just stopping in the middle of the road?

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    Its been a mess from the start. Its reported that the two complainants are actually RBWM councillors!!

    Cllr Robert Anwyl-Hughes lives at The Saxons next to the cafe and his colleague Councillor Maureen Hunt also lives nearby.

    RBWM also threatened local cycling clubs with prosecution if they visited the club which has no legal basis

    The MD of RBWM, Duncan Starkey, then backtracked on this. As reported above.

    And as @Zed says the leader of the RBWM Council has now visited with another different view.

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    Sorry Bombtrack steerer too short for me. Shame, lovely forks.

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