"Town should feel ashamed" after arsonists strike again at historic bandstand

"Town should feel ashamed" after arsonists strike again at historic bandstand

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Mindless arsonists have been condemned after a unique bandstand was set alight for the second time.

Fire crews from Braintree and Halstead were called to Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens at about 6pm on Saturday.

The thatched roof of the bandstand, thought to be the only remaining one of its kind in the country, was 20 per cent alight and the fire took about 35 minutes to put out.

Julien Courtauld, chairman of the Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens Trust, said: “The whole town should feel ashamed that among us live people who can do such a completely stupid and potentially lethal thing."

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7:24pm Fri 4 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Oh, come ON. What is it with these stupid little bastards that they take pleasure effing up something like this? OK, so how does one turn this around?

I know! Let's build 'em a skate park where they can play and work off their energy and hang with friends. Pardon? Say what? We did that? And ... It's a haven for illegal drinking and smoking? And thuggery (no: I sad "thuggery").

Hmmm ...

How about we penalise the blasted parents that brought up the little sods and send a strong message to younger parents that this behaviour will not meet a simple ASBO slap on the wrist but a firm, short sharp shock a la Dr. Cordingley's infamy of the sixties and seventies and a serious life lesson for the parent. Parents. Both of them. They have EQUAL responsibility.
Oh, come ON. What is it with these stupid little bastards that they take pleasure effing up something like this? OK, so how does one turn this around? I know! Let's build 'em a skate park where they can play and work off their energy and hang with friends. Pardon? Say what? We did that? And ... It's a haven for illegal drinking and smoking? And thuggery (no: I sad "thuggery"). Hmmm ... How about we penalise the blasted parents that brought up the little sods and send a strong message to younger parents that this behaviour will not meet a simple ASBO slap on the wrist but a firm, short sharp shock a la Dr. Cordingley's infamy of the sixties and seventies and a serious life lesson for the parent. Parents. Both of them. They have EQUAL responsibility. /@|_|@\
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11:43pm Fri 4 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Chain gang? (Ala Springfield)

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om/watch?v=vwjkYflb1
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Chain gang? (Ala Springfield) http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=vwjkYflb1 WE OMPITA [Intl]
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7:18pm Sat 5 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Yes! "Gonna dig me a hole ..." Maybe that'd work and we could bury the gypsies from King George playing fields in it.

Ooops. I erroneously omitted an apostrophe and the word "mess". My bad.
Yes! "Gonna dig me a hole ..." Maybe that'd work and we could bury the gypsies from King George playing fields in it. Ooops. I erroneously omitted an apostrophe and the word "mess". My bad. /@|_|@\
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9:33pm Sat 5 Apr 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Oh dear! Do I detect an inadvertent Freudian slip in your comment /@|_|@\?

You want to penalise the ‘parents’ and ‘the little sods’ - ‘BOTH of them’. (Not ALL of them)

To me, that implies that you are automatically and subconsciously assuming the miscreants are the product of single parent families.

Watch out for the Gingerbread Army my friend - you could be in deep and murky water.

Better keep your snorkel handy – you might have to hole up with the local ‘gaters and snapping turtles for a day or two).
Oh dear! Do I detect an inadvertent Freudian slip in your comment /@|_|@\? You want to penalise the ‘parents’ and ‘the little sods’ - ‘BOTH of them’. (Not ALL of them) To me, that implies that you are automatically and subconsciously assuming the miscreants are the product of single parent families. Watch out for the Gingerbread Army my friend - you could be in deep and murky water. Better keep your snorkel handy – you might have to hole up with the local ‘gaters and snapping turtles for a day or two). OMPITA [Intl]
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2:45pm Mon 7 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

No, no: sorry for being unclear. When I said BOTH of them, I meant that BOTH the parents should be held responsible. (I don't mean to shout using upper case but I can't seem to get this thing to render italics).

"Gingerbread Army"? Hmmmm... I reckon if I've enough hutzpah to face down your gal Bhuddie, then I can face the sweet red heads!
No, no: sorry for being unclear. When I said BOTH of them, I meant that BOTH the parents should be held responsible. (I don't mean to shout using upper case but I can't seem to get this thing to render italics). "Gingerbread Army"? Hmmmm... I reckon if I've enough hutzpah to face down your gal Bhuddie, then I can face the sweet red heads! /@|_|@\
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