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I thought it was April Fools Day when I read this

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=42547&headline=What%20a%20load%20of%20bollards%21&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

So a man offers to paint some posts so that the DOI dont have to as they’ve not touched them for 15 years and they look a state. But rather than being grown up about it the DOI threaten him with the police for criminal damage instead. 

They're clearly really busy up at Ellerslie. 

 

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I might go and paint these bollards just to  see what trouble the guy gets into. 

What with your dodgy hips?  You want to be careful you dont get a visit from the grass police. 

They stop the road sweepers from lifting up the pavement and sweeping the rubbish underneath

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51 minutes ago, thesultanofsheight said:

I thought it was April Fools Day when I read this

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=42547&headline=What%20a%20load%20of%20bollards%21&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

So a man offers to paint some posts so that the DOI dont have to as they’ve not touched them for 15 years and they look a state. But rather than being grown up about it the DOI threaten him with the police for criminal damage instead. 

They're clearly really busy up at Ellerslie. 

 

FFS Surely they could just give him the bloody paint and a handshake for his trouble!

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47 minutes ago, Declan said:

Why not just remove them? What purpose do they serve?

I think originally it was to stop taxis bumping two wheels up on the kerb to drop off; and people doing the same to park on the pavement to go to the shops. 

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16 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

I’m now expecting a call from the rozzers for criminal damage to grass. Can’t be theft as I do it with the grass box off.

 

That’ll lawn ya!

(I’ll get my coat).

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The purpose of the bollards is to stop bloodyminded selfish parking while people pick up a takeaway. Doesn't stop the double parking on the other side for the same purpose though!!!

If this chap were hit by a car while painting the bollards, who would be to blame? the DOI for not telling him not to? Himself for being so fussy about the street furniture on a pretty grotty terrace?

Bottom line is that this is down to selfish drivers/parkers. Anyone here guilty???

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