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Nimby neighbours war with SSAFA - WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=468619&in_page_id=1770


It is often the first port of call for servicemen and women returning home after being wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Soldiers who may have lost limbs or suffered severe trauma spend months rebuilding their lives at Headley Court military rehabilitation centre.

But when an Armed Forces charity decided to buy a £ 1.7million six-bedroom house nearby so visiting relatives would have somewhere to stay, the well-heeled neighbours in Ashtead, Surrey, launched their own offensive.

This is unbelievable............................ Well maybe not in this day and age. :!:
 
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Hmm, on the face of it this is appauling. Only time will tell if this is the real story in full.
 

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This really makes my blood boil. For Christ's sake - Security worries???? I really can't believe some people.
 
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The giveaway is in the banner at the top of the page - The Daily Hate. This story neatly combines their fetish for the housing market with rabble-rousing stories (i.e. lies) about the Forces.

Supposition, unattributed quotes, 'unavailable for comments' etc. I'll have to read it somewhere else before I believe that even an inkling of it is true, but if it turns out to be so then it is pretty shoddy.
 
#6
they should go and see what the troops do for real and maybe they would change their minds, the selfish twats......
 
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This makes my p1ss boil!!! These feckers are a lower form of life than some of the chav scum we all hate so much. Malcolm Webb is a complete kn0bber and sounds like the sort of "man" who would capitulate on anything to save his own arrse.

I hope the Mole Valley Council approve planning permission.

On a point of interest, do the objections have to be made public? Might be interesting for IFF purposes :twisted:
 
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The real scandal about accommodation for the families of patients at Headley Court is that this house is having to be bought by a charity, after years and years of the MOD failing to provide any facilities.

The locals who have objected in this matter are beneath contempt - a close second to the politicians and MOD lickspittles who have allowed the situation to arise in the first place.
 
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rickshaw-major said:
This makes my p1ss boil!!! These feckers are a lower form of life than some of the chav scum we all hate so much. Malcolm Webb is a complete kn0bber and sounds like the sort of "man" who would capitulate on anything to save his own arrse.

I hope the Mole Valley Council approve planning permission.

On a point of interest, do the objections have to be made public? Might be interesting for IFF purposes :twisted:
Residents' association chairman Malcolm Webb, a 58-year-old oil executive, denied residents were 'nimbys'.

"This is just the wrong place and the wrong property," he said. "Some are concerned - in these awful days when these ghastly terrorists go after the softest targets - about the security situation."


Anyone who uses the word 'ghastly' - and especially in the context of terrorists - is, well, pretty ghastly themselves. 'Tommy this and Tommy that' is just as prevalent amongst the smug golf/tennis playing classes as it is anywhere else.
 
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If it's true, and with SSAFA making a statement it could well be true, it's a very poor showing from the locals.

I feel an email coming on to the local councillors

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Sensible ones only though please. Ranting won't help, and that Resident's Association may not be the one mentioned in the article.
 

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Nothing short of a disgrace. They should be taken on a tour of the wards in Headly Court, and shown what these lads have given for this country, and then soundly beaten with a shi**y club around the head. Twa**
 
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Victorian_Major said:
The giveaway is in the banner at the top of the page - The Daily Hate. This story neatly combines their fetish for the housing market with rabble-rousing stories (i.e. lies) about the Forces.

Are you some sort of fcuking commie?? Or do you work for the MOD?
 
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I shall be emailing the council. I will keep it polite - but the Daily Mail are so good at winding me up - I really want to get down there to "TALK" and "REASON" with the locals. Beyond belief, I really hope this story picks up and these people are exposed for being the sad/selfish examples of humanity that they are.
 
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If it's true, it sounds like someone needs their face running down a brick wall. Deeply selfish, deeply angering. If I had a manky caravan and a dog on a string, I'd be very tempted to take a trip down there and bivvy-up outside the house for a while. Makes me sick.
 
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Victorian_Major is merely pointing out that this story is currently only being quoted in the Daily Mail, and as such should not be taken as gospel, nor should it be taken at face value.

It is not exactly beyond the Daily Mail to mislead readers, or mispresent a story. It's possible that nothing has occurred as described. Alternatively, it's possible that this is really what has happened.

If this IS what has happened, then I too am outraged by the snobbish behaviour of these people. Clearly they have no understanding of what the forces go through at the whim of British Governments.

No, I'm not a commie.
 
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