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Coronavirus (Non-Politics)

lordlumpington

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Not sure how familiar you are with Spain, but I know our resident Padrón @Tangled up in Blue will testify that the Spanish authorities - especially La Guardia Civil - don’t **** about 🤣

Test them at your own peril.
Have a few friends who are ex-pats and they certainly didn't fancy stepping out of line.

Anyway that Sol Campbell bloke is on Sky as a pundit for his own teams game 🍻
 

GBJ

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Have a few friends who are ex-pats and they certainly didn't fancy stepping out of line.

Anyway that Sol Campbell bloke is on Sky as a pundit for his own teams game 🍻
I don’t blame them 😂

If La Guardia Civil tell you to do something, you do it, or face the prospect of being gassed and clubbed 🤣

I don’t necessarily want our old bill to be like that, but something in between what we have now, and the extremes of La Guardia Civil would be handy
 

THE SEVENTIES NORTH BANK

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Blimey, things got really bad there today.



A major incident has been declared after thousands of people defied advice to stay away and descended on BCP Council beaches on the hottest day of the year so far.

A multi-agency emergency response has now been activated to co-ordinate resources across the area to tackle the issues.

Council Leader Vikki Slade said: “We are absolutely appalled at the scenes witnessed on our beaches, particularly at Bournemouth and Sandbanks, in the last 24-48 hours.
"The irresponsible behaviour and actions of so many people is just shocking and our services are stretched to the absolute hilt trying to keep everyone safe. We have had no choice now but to declare a major incident and initiate an emergency response.”

Services were left completely overstretched as visitors arrived in large volumes resulting in widespread problems of illegal parking, excessive waste, anti-social behaviour, gridlock on roads and prohibited overnight camping.
BCP Council issued 558 parking enforcement fines – the highest on record – and responded to many reports of cars parking and causing an obstruction.

Roads in and out of the area were heavily congested into the early hours.
Crews received widespread abuse and intimidation as they attempted to empty overflowing bins on the seafront. In the stretch between just the piers, eight tonnes of waste was collected yesterday on the second collection run of the day.
This morning, a further 33 tons of waste was removed along the full stretch of coastline.
There were also a number of incidents reported which involved excessive alcohol and fights.
Additional police patrols have now been brought in, security put in place to protect refuse crews and additional parking enforcement implemented to support the management of car parks and ticketing.
Signage urging people that the conurbation is full are now in use, including on approach roads.
Overnight campers were evicted and further patrols by seafront ranger staff will be put in place.

Public health messaging has gone out to ensure people stay hydrated especially if stuck in long traffic queues.
Council Leader Vikki Slade added: “The numbers of people descending down here are like those seen on a bank holiday. We are not in a position to welcome visitors in these numbers now or to deal with the full range of problems associated with managing volumes of people like this. PLEASE do not come. We are not able to welcome you yet.”
 

KevinJH

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Absolutely, as with the street parties in Brixton (as an example), the police are damned in whatever action they take. Talk about a powder keg on the brink......
 

Tangled up in Blue

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Not sure how familiar you are with Spain, but I know our resident Padrón @Tangled up in Blue will testify that the Spanish authorities - especially La Guardia Civil - don’t **** about 🤣

Test them at your own peril.
Nor do their equivalents in the (slightly better paid) Catalan branch of the service, Los Mossos (d'Esuadra).

Fortunately (for me) I've only had one major(ish) incident with them over the years.Back in the day, a mate's car got towed away.I made the mistake of blowing a kisss throught the glass partition in the pound and uttering a few choice insults (in pretty good Spanish).As luck would have it, I could run away a lot faster in those days! :Winking:

On the Covid-19 front it'll be interesting to see what, if anything happens, now that international tourists have been welcomed back to Spain,especially in the islands.
 
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Clinton Baptiste

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I have never understood why you would want to drive down from London in the searing heat to sit on a square meter of sand surrounded by tattooed overweight blobs (and thats just the women).
 

THE SEVENTIES NORTH BANK

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The worst thing coming out today about Bournemouth, is that the toilets weren't meant for hundreds of Thousands of people wanting to go. So rather than be in a queue for over 2 hours, people were going everywhere, number 1s, number 2s, everywhere. In the road, in peoples gardens, in shop doorways.
 

Tangled up in Blue

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The worst thing coming out today about Bournemouth, is that the toilets weren't meant for hundreds of Thousands of people wanting to go. So rather than be in a queue for over 2 hours, people were going everywhere, number 1s, number 2s, everywhere. In the road, in peoples gardens, in shop doorways.

Possibly the best thing about yesterday was some imnpressive pictures of Southend front in The Grauniad (presumbably taken about the same time we were on the beach here in Castedefells (which was a lot quieter Fortunately).

 

Benfleet A1

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Possibly the best thing about yesterday was some imnpressive pictures of Southend front in The Grauniad (presumbably taken about the same time we were on the beach here in Castedefells (which was a lot quieter Fortunately).

Stefen sounds like a barrel of laughs.
 

lordlumpington

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Sounds and very much looks like it was rather unpleasant in Old Leigh last night. Also trouble in Rayleigh Fairview......FFS
 
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