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West End Protest Camp

Postby nodrog » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:58 am

Wondered about posting these under the 'Signs' thread but thought they probably deserved a thread of their own - anyone else spotted the folk camping out in the derelict space between Gibson St/Otago Lane to protest about the flats to be built on the site?

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Lots of nice signs when I passed this morning:

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You can just about make out one of the tents in the last pic; the area is quite overgrown though.

I have some sympathy with them - especially as the new flats they want to build look revolting & entirely out of keeping with their surroundings - but the site is only open space because an exisiting tenement was demolished there years ago because of (I think) subsidence - I'm surprised the site has lain unbuilt on for so long!

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Postby rosco » Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:41 am

Is that the area just down from the Tchai-Ovna tearoom? I'd hope they leave it alone... Any links to images of what they want to build there?
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Postby nodrog » Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:45 am

Thats the place, yes.

Can't find a photo of the development online, but it is described here:
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5027809.html
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"block of brightly-coloured flats"
"22 luxury, green-clad flats - with a restaurant and underground parking"
"Developer CPD is behind the ultra-modern plans, which are similar to The Matrix development in Cowcaddens. "

Sounds lovely.... :roll:
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Postby stinkpad » Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:44 pm

Well, they'd better not be wearing shorts because they're camped in a big patch of chinese hogweed, which can give a really nasty rash if you touch it in sunlight.

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Postby PlasticDel » Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:22 pm

stinkpad wrote:Well, they'd better not be wearing shorts because they're camped in a big patch of chinese hogweed, which can give a really nasty rash if you touch it in sunlight.

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I knew that stuff was bad! Yes!!! I am soo right! Thanks man, I was beginning to think my Uncle Bobby was just talking pish.
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Postby rosco » Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:12 pm

stinkpad wrote:Well, they'd better not be wearing shorts because they're camped in a big patch of chinese hogweed, which can give a really nasty rash if you touch it in sunlight.

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How many GCC councillors could we throw in that patch then? :twisted:
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Postby turbozutek » Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:27 pm

rosco wrote:
stinkpad wrote:Well, they'd better not be wearing shorts because they're camped in a big patch of chinese hogweed, which can give a really nasty rash if you touch it in sunlight.

Stinkpad.


How many GCC councillors could we throw in that patch then? :twisted:


That would be exceptionally cruel!

To the hogweed.

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Postby DMcNay » Tue Jul 13, 2004 7:06 pm

rosco wrote:
stinkpad wrote:Well, they'd better not be wearing shorts because they're camped in a big patch of chinese hogweed, which can give a really nasty rash if you touch it in sunlight.

Stinkpad.


How many GCC councillors could we throw in that patch then? :twisted:


If it was that fat b@stard Malik, then....one.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:29 pm

dr_lightning wrote:
If it was that fat b@stard Malik, then....one.


Don't hold back now.....Dr -L- tell it as it is ::):
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Postby DMcNay » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:38 pm

He's fat enough to cover the whole area.
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Postby aliferste » Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:26 pm

Thats a rather nice pool to fish on the river actually......they will need to watch that the new developments dont bugger it up !
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