Andover bans Armed Forces Day Banners

#1
Now being reported by at least five of the nationals - Promotional banners advertising Armed Forces Day celebrations in Andover, Hants have been banned after complaints they were ‘glorifying the war in Afghanistan’. Test Valley Borough Council have removed five adverts situated by roundabouts after just five people complained. The £400 banners were erected by the Royal British Legion, but following a branch meeting in the county, they were told to take them down.

Not exactly a garrison town but close enough to rely on a lot of service money passing through it's shops, pubs and services. You'd like to think they'd be a bit more supportive! Once again no consideration for the silent majority who would no doubt be offended at the fact they've been taken down, and typical of the spineless left wing pink and fluffy muppets who attempt to run (or should that be ruin) our lives !

Armed Forces Day Banners Banned! – barbarossa - My Telegraph

Incidently if you would like to pass on your thoughts to Test Valley council please feel free to follow this link to their complaint site

Comment and Complaints Form
 
#2
Stand fast for the Outrage Bus®

Removal of Signs Advertising Armed Forces Day.

Further to recent reports in the media, the Council confirms that officers removed eight signs advertising Armed Forces Day.

However, the reason for removing these signs had nothing whatsoever to do with their content or with any complaints relating them to Afghanistan - because the Council did not receive any such complaints. The signs were removed because they were attached to railings and street furniture around Andover and were being displayed unlawfully.

The Council is a supporter of Armed Forces Day and has worked with the organisers to assist in its success. We are currently seeking to work with them to identify alternative locations for the signs.

At any one time, there are a large number of organisations who wish to erect temporary signs around the Borough. The Council has to ensure that the relevant regulations are applied consistently and fairly. In this instance, no consent had been sought to display the signs in question.

Armed Forces Day
 
#3
Now being reported by at least five of the nationals - Promotional banners advertising Armed Forces Day celebrations in Andover, Hants have been banned after complaints they were ‘glorifying the war in Afghanistan’. Test Valley Borough Council have removed five adverts situated by roundabouts after just five people complained. The £400 banners were erected by the Royal British Legion, but following a branch meeting in the county, they were told to take them down.

Armed Forces Day Banners Banned! – barbarossa - My Telegraph

Incidently if you would like to pass on your thoughts to Test Valley council please feel free to follow this link to their complaint site

Comment and Complaints Form
I hoped and prayed that this was a wind up - it isn't - Armed Forces Day: British Legion banners banned for 'glorifying war' - Telegraph

What the **** is going on...?????
 
#4
Given the above, accusations withdrawn I can kind of understand that.

New target.......................Bloody nationals always getting it wrong..(lol)
 
#6
At the end of the day, if you want to display a banner either as a business or a charity - there are rules and rules for a reason - otherwise we'd all stick whatever we liked anywhere. The RBL is not exempt - good cause or not. total wind-up this article - if it was for a fete raising money for cancer research it would have been same article, just a different headline and a different person saying they were being victimised. If you want a banner, stick it on the side of the outrage bus.
 
#7
At the end of the day, if you want to display a banner either as a business or a charity - there are rules and rules for a reason - otherwise we'd all stick whatever we liked anywhere. The RBL is not exempt - good cause or not. total wind-up this article - if it was for a fete raising money for cancer research it would have been same article, just a different headline and a different person saying they were being victimised. If you want a banner, stick it on the side of the outrage bus.
Now there's a thought, ARRSE could make some dosh renting out the sides of the outrage bus.
 
#11
Disappointing. I thought this was about Marlborough Lines.
 
#12
FFS this thread is dying on it's arrse. Can no one find a Muslim Councillor from Andover we can use to get this whole outrage thing stoked up again. Ex_Colonic come on mate what about the handwringers and the apologists?
If you ignore that **** who spoilt it all in post two we could get on with being outraged like this bloke
Rent_a_quote said:
He said: 'It is a fix. Our boys deserve better than this - they are our heroes. I am outraged with Test Valley Borough Council.

From our old favourite
Banners advertising Armed Forces Day removed after complaints they ¿glorify the war in Afghanistan¿ | Mail Online
 
#14
Andover was, in 1970, a lavatorial sort of tiny insignificant town. Clearly it has now advanced to become an excremental sort of tiny insignificant town.
 

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#17
The Council is a supporter of Armed Forces Day and has worked with the organisers to assist in its success. We are currently seeking to work with them to identify alternative locations for the signs.
Marlbro Man Lines is what the Army has chosen (in its wisdom) to re-name the old DLO/ABRO Andover site on the outskirts of town......formerly RAF Andover. Nice squash courts, pleasant Mess, rank gym, some pleasant runs locally, the Eagle serves a decent pint of Guinnness.

.....and Andover, whilst a newtown sh1t-hole, is generally pro forces.....I did street collections for both Combat Stress and H4H there at times.....good response from Joe Public and grins and cheek from (mostly) Army perss shopping in Tescos in their lunch hour.

The story is of course Arrse water and faux outrage of the first order ....pass the port.....
 
#18
Thought Marlborough Lines were in Aldershot, could be wrong, it wouldnt be the first time.
jcm:
See last post from Goatman on this thread.....
 
#19
Marlbro Man Lines is what the Army has chosen (in its wisdom) to re-name the old DLO/ABRO Andover site on the outskirts of town......formerly RAF Andover. Nice squash courts, pleasant Mess, rank gym, some pleasant runs locally, the Eagle serves a decent pint of Guinnness.

.....and Andover, whilst a newtown sh1t-hole, is generally pro forces.....I did street collections for both Combat Stress and H4H there at times.....good response from Joe Public and grins and cheek from (mostly) Army perss shopping in Tescos in their lunch hour.

The story is of course Arrse water and faux outrage of the first order ....pass the port.....



Agree 100% with Goatman. Andover may be a sh*thole, but it is our sh*thole and very pro-forces. So pro in fact, that it has some of the ugliest munters this side of the water, just waiting for singly Joe Squaddies to get rat arsed and profess their undying love. Unfortunately for them, there are very few "squaddies" in HQLF, so unless a desperate staff officer slips into the town, they may have a long wait! :)
 
#20
FFS this thread is dying on it's arrse. Can no one find a Muslim Councillor from Andover we can use to get this whole outrage thing stoked up again. Ex_Colonic come on mate what about the handwringers and the apologists?
Where is that Pashtun pillock when you need him? ..... Oh yeah, thats right I exorcised him.
 

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