Cultural Vandalism…

January 15, 2013 9 Comments
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Oh, how we love a ‘bungling council workers and road signage’ story! Misspelled signs for ‘shcool’, yellow lines painted right over badger corpses, they are guaranteed local newspaper filler.

Even the MSM picks them up from time to time:

Bungling council workers have ruined historic cobblestones in a picturesque market town for the second time with clumsily painted yellow lines.People living in Stamford, Lincolnshire – dubbed ‘England’s most attractive town’ by poet John Betjeman – were horrified when they first discovered the messy lines smeared across the stones in St Mary’s Place last November.

The paint had ran (sic) into the cracks of the stones – which were laid in the Georgian era – leaving them covered in unsightly, thick, yellow dollops.

Tee hee!

But it’s unlikely to happen in the historic cobblestone streets of Beverley in the future.

Are their council workers perfect, then? Well, probably not. But they won’t have cobblestones soon…

East Riding of Yorkshire Council wants to take up the stone sets as part of a £2.5 million programme at Beverley’s Saturday Market, which will see pavements being widened and parking areas changed, as well as other work.But hundreds of opponents of the plans staged a protest march during the weekend before Christmas and have delivered a petition to the council. A contractor has already been appointed and work will start later this month. English Heritage has said the cobbles should remain and the Beverley Civic Society has also objected to the plans, but the council said reaction to the proposed changes had been positive.

Curious! If there’s a huge protest against it, who are these ‘positive reactions’ from?

The ‘Post’ is very coy about the reasons for wanting to get rid of the cobblestones, and just who provided the ‘positive reaction’ that the council is determined to heed. The ‘Mail’ isn’t so reticent:

However, town hall bosses said work will go ahead after they consulted community groups, including members of a disability advisory group, which were in favour of removing the stones.

So, a favoured identity group outweighs everyone else. Is anyone surprised?

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9 Responses to Cultural Vandalism…

  1. January 15, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Tyranny of the minority strikes again.

  2. Viscount Rectum
    January 15, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Town Hall bosses have names, its a scam they know it cobblestones are worth a lot of money and the appointed contractor who is it? who do they know? how many people make a group 2-3-4? scam scam scam.

    • Woman on a Raft
      January 16, 2013 at 12:40 am

      Absolutely.

      Relationships between construction firms and councillors are not disclosed properly and the salvage firms are able to ‘mine’ the towns for Yorkstone and granite, replacing them with inferior surfaces while being paid for the vandalism.

  3. Greg Tingey
    January 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Yup.

    Like here.
    The London Borough of What the Fuck (LBWF) have decided, atthe 3rd/4th/nth try to build a new development at the top of the High Street – been empty for 10+ years now … with a “Multi-screen Cinema.
    RIGHT NEXT TO an existing sinema, which locas are trying to restore & re-open, if they can pesuade LBWF to prize it away from the corrupt (part-Brazilian) “christian” group that currently own it.
    Who are the contractors & who’s taking a backhander?

    Will we ever find out?

    • Viscount Rectum
      January 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Yes, try offering a large brown envelope to some-one in the Planning Department.

      • Greg Tingey
        January 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm

        No, someone has ALREADY DONE THAT!

  4. amfortas
    January 16, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Disability ‘groups’? Cobblers ! I suppose this means the highly paid CEOs of one or two who are putting in their usual annual ambit claims for ‘funding’ and holding now a great bargaining chip made of cobble stones.

  5. January 16, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Is this the same lot who get wheeled out spluttering how offended they are about pigs named Mohammed, job ads for the hard-working discriminating against the lazy, etc?

  6. January 16, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Westminster Council has announced plans to tear down the Houses of Parliament and replace them with new dome to welcome the world’s best circuses. Plus ca change…

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