Business Man Calls For Asbo To Be Served On County Council & Highways Agency Bosses

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  1. 10 Yetis

    10 Yetis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    A Gloucester business man so fed-up with major roadworks that are affecting thousands of commuters into the City has today written to his local District Council to ask them to investigate the reasons behind the work and to apply for an ASBO to be served on the two people responsible.

    The owner of a Gloucester business who has seen his commute into work triple in time over the last few months due to roadworks has today written to the Forest of Dean District Council to ask that they apply for an ASBO to be served on the two individuals responsible for the situation.

    Andrew Barr runs a media company called 10 Yetis Public Relations, based in the City, and commutes with his business partner every day from Little London in the Forest of Dean into Gloucester City Centre.

    Like thousands of others he has been affected by the recent A40 roadwork’s and is now calling for an investigation to take place.

    Whilst it is accepted that the works must now be completed the concerned businessman is calling for an investigation to look into suggestions that the documents circulated to a select few areas outlining why the work was needed contained images that were computer manipulated to make the situation on the old A40 road look more bleak than was really the case.

    The letter also asks why road-workers can regularly be seen to be asleep in their vehicles during peak congestion periods, a matter which is not helping the relationship between the workers and the commuters.

    Mr Barr has said that should the investigation by the Forest of Dean Council find evidence of mismanagement and misleading information being put out by Gloucestershire County Council and the Highways Agency then an application for an ASBO be made to the local magistrates court to serve on David Sledge of the Highways Agency (A40 Project Sponsor) and Jo Walker of Gloucestershire County Council (Director Responsible for Traffic Management and Highway Maintenance).

    The section of the Statutory Document dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour Order relevant in this case is: Part 1, Chapter 1, England and Wales, of the Prevention of Crime and Disorder Act (1998) – FULL TEXT SHOWN IN EDITORS NOTES:

    Speaking about his call for action Mr Barr said,

    “I fully accept that the work now needs finishing but it is vital that we discover if the information used to get the work agreed and underway was falsified in any way in order to prevent this from happening again”.

    He continued, “I do think lessons need to be learned from what has happened and how we have arrived at the farcical situation where an entire community, and one which contributes greatly to the Gloucestershire economy, has been treated so poorly by the County Council that is supposed to be representing its best interests.

    If this is the case then I think that the best way to prevent this from happening again would be to serve an ASBO on the two people involved”.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT ANDY BARR ON 07743057458 or 01452 348211.

    EDITORS NOTES

    ASBO is warranted under Part 1, Chapter 1, England and Wales, of the Prevention of Crime and Disorder Act (1998) which reads as follows:

    1.Anti-social behaviour orders

    (1)An application for an order under this section may be made by a relevant authority if it appears to the authority that the following conditions are fulfilled with respect to any person aged 10 or over, namely—

    (a)that the person has acted, since the commencement date, in an anti-social manner, that is to say, in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as himself; and
    (b)that such an order is necessary to protect persons in the local government area in which the harassment, alarm or distress was caused or was likely to be caused from further anti-social acts by him;
    and in this section “relevant authority” means the council for the local government area or any chief officer of police any part of whose police area lies within that area.
     
    Posted: Sep 2, 2008 By: 10 Yetis Member since: Nov 3, 2004
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  2. An Oasis

    An Oasis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Excellent press release there big Yetis.

    I'm sure that businesses and people all over Rip-off-Britain will follow the case rubbing their hands and holding their breath.

    As a result of the disgraceful state of the roads and daily travel compressing my spine I am no longer 6ft 2in tall.
     
    Posted: Sep 2, 2008 By: An Oasis Member since: Oct 3, 2006
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  3. 10 Yetis

    10 Yetis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    ha ha ha... got my first radio interview today to talk about it. :)
    Not bad given I only put it out about an hour ago.
     
    Posted: Sep 2, 2008 By: 10 Yetis Member since: Nov 3, 2004
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  4. downsouth

    downsouth UKBF Ace Free Member

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    excellent news, with family n friends back home who sit in this traffic everyday its about time someone made an issue of it.

    As someone who used to the FOD -Glos journey himself I know how annoying its always been 'simply' doing the 20miles to glos each morning.

    What gets me is the amount of traffic on the road at 6.45-7am driving to jobs in glos/cheltenham for a 9am start, thats the sort of traffic that has always clogged the roads up.

    Why set off so early!!!!!
     
    Posted: Sep 2, 2008 By: downsouth Member since: May 16, 2008
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  5. 10 Yetis

    10 Yetis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Just done my 4th interview for this... will be on radio tomorrow! ha ha ha ha
     
    Posted: Sep 2, 2008 By: 10 Yetis Member since: Nov 3, 2004
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  6. KidsBeeHappy

    KidsBeeHappy UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    This period between September and Christmas, has the highest road usage. Parents are driving kids to school more because of the wet/cold weather. Schools are on every week, except one, with no bank holidays etc. No-one is on holiday, it's all nose to the grindstone to Christmas. (not even ski-ers, as that doesn't kick off until Christmas time).
     
    Posted: Sep 2, 2008 By: KidsBeeHappy Member since: Oct 9, 2007
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  7. sirearl

    sirearl UKBF Legend Free Member

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    You got to be joking.:p

    Get a proper job like fixing the roads.:rolleyes:

    "The letter also asks why road-workers can regularly be seen to be asleep in their vehicles during peak congestion periods"

    So would I mate I seen how you lot drive.;)

    Get a tandem for you and your partner ,speed an economy.:)

    My first job I was up at 4am and cycled 25 miles to work.

    What a soft lot the kids of today are.:|

    Earl
     
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    Posted: Sep 2, 2008 By: sirearl Member since: Apr 23, 2007
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  8. DanMartin

    DanMartin Editor Free Member

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    More coverage here.
     
    Posted: Sep 2, 2008 By: DanMartin Member since: May 14, 2007
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  9. 10 Yetis

    10 Yetis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    ha ha ha ha, this is so cool. Sof ar done three print press interviews, one broadcast for radio and also a piece to camera.

    The highlight has to be BusinessZone though... cheers Dan! Legend

    Sticking it to the man!
     
    Posted: Sep 2, 2008 By: 10 Yetis Member since: Nov 3, 2004
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  10. DanMartin

    DanMartin Editor Free Member

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    You're very welcome Andy!
     
    Posted: Sep 3, 2008 By: DanMartin Member since: May 14, 2007
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  11. sm1

    sm1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    The power of being in PR :p Great release :D haha
     
    Posted: Sep 3, 2008 By: sm1 Member since: Oct 19, 2007
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  12. 10 Yetis

    10 Yetis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    BBC is coming to film me in one hour about this.
    Quite willing to mention UKBF company names in return for cold hard cash! :)
     
    Posted: Sep 4, 2008 By: 10 Yetis Member since: Nov 3, 2004
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  13. sm1

    sm1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Haha - how did it go?? Where is it going to be broadcast?

    Cheers
     
    Posted: Sep 4, 2008 By: sm1 Member since: Oct 19, 2007
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  14. 10 Yetis

    10 Yetis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Goes out tonight, BBC1 Points West, 6.30pm
    They are going to paint me as the local wierdo!
     
    Posted: Sep 4, 2008 By: 10 Yetis Member since: Nov 3, 2004
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  15. KidsBeeHappy

    KidsBeeHappy UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I thought that the Points West newsteam performed that function :)
     
    Posted: Sep 4, 2008 By: KidsBeeHappy Member since: Oct 9, 2007
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