Fidler’s Castle to be Demolished

May 9th, 2008

I have just heard through the grapevine that the house / castle that was illegally built without planning in Salfords, Redhill is to be demolished and the land returned to agricultural use within 6 months.

Fidlers Castle The house was hidden for four years behind hay bales to mask the activity and removed when the four years were up. The house has been a talking point for many in the area, and indeed the country. Views are mixed – no one agrees that the house should be allowed to stand but also no one agrees with the fact that the council are allowed to do similar but with thousands of homes instead of just the one. Fidlers house was indeed doomed from the first moment the local council heard of the illegal build – after all, the council gets paid £1,000 for every house they choose to put up on a flood plain! They are not likely to let Mr Fidler build himself a million pound house for nothing!

Everyone is expected to abide by planning rules – not least that it’s assumed that no building inspection was ever done and therefore the house may not even be safe and certainly never sale able. It seems the the inevitable has always been that the house will have to be torn down. However, the hypocrisy remains that what’s good for the goose is most definitely not good for the gander with thousands of new houses being built a mile away that everyone objected to!

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South East Water Sewage Contamination

July 26th, 2007

During the flooding in the UK it was reported on BBC1 that the South East water supply had been contaminated with sewage when a pumping station became flooded. we were told by the BBC to only drink tap water if it was boiled first, to be on the safe side.

That was a week ago. I have heard nothing from South East Water Limited (who’s ironic google snippet says; “South East Water supplies quality drinking water in the south east of England every day.”. No press release, no advice, nothing. We have no idea if the water is safe to drink or not.

South East water, already on very thin ice (pun intended) after last summer’s water shortages in the South East are looking to be in for more flak from the public after this.

Looking on the South East water website, there is no mention of this at all. Even if the BBC had got it wrong, you would assume that the water company would have put a statement on there website at the very least to dispel the fear of drinking sewage contaminated water! This is what they DO have for the month of July 2007.

Honestly, I am disgusted with the way this company treats its customers.

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Elect Jane Eyles – Reigate and Banstead Borough Elections

April 20th, 2007

A letter to home owners in the Crossoak Lane surrounding area

Dear Neighbours

As you know we have recently suffered the complete destruction of the trees and hedgerows in Cross Oak Lane, after being told by representatives on the Borough Council that they were going to carry out ‘pruning and hedge trimming’. This is yet another example of how our local elected councillors ride roughshod over our desires and sensibilities.

In addition, we have been denied the opportunity to find out exactly what is happening to Lake Lane and the construction of the new road. Both of these instances demonstrate quite clearly the contempt with which our councillors hold us, their electorate.

Having discussed the issues with many local people and the other members of the Cross Oak Conservation Society, we have come to realise that the only way that we can possibility find out what is going on in our area and gain benefits for the community is to have an Independent member on Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, working for the community and not tied to central government or opposition party politics.

As a founding member of the Cross Oak Conservation Society, I feel strongly about local democracy and the way that it should work to benefit the community. For this reason I have agreed at the request of the other members to stand as an independent councillor in the forthcoming elections. I am therefore writing to you to ask for your help and assistance in achieving this goal and giving us a voice and a source of information in our local government.

I attach a copy of my election leaflet which we will be distributing throughout the Salfords and Sidlow Ward this Saturday 21st April. If you would like to help, we would welcome you at 9.00am at Cross Oak House, Cross Oak Lane. Please let me know by email if you can help. If you can’t make it, I am holding a Public meeting at Salfords Village Hall on Wednesday 25th April between 6 and 8 pm to give local people the opportunity of meeting me and expressing their local concerns.

It would also be extremely helpful if you could forward this email and my leaflet to any friends, relatives or contacts that you may have in the Salfords and Sidlow ward, urging them to vote for me (if you agree with my thoughts) so that we can truly have a local voice for local people.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and I hope that I will be able to represent your needs locally after May 3rd.

Download Jane Eyles Election PDF

Jane Eyles
01293 783 065
07885 083 005

jane.eyles@cross-oak.co.uk

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Crawley’s New Tip

September 27th, 2006

It’s not like me to rave about a tip, but if it didn’t smell as bad as the old one, Crawley’s new tip would be a breath of fresh air!

A high tech, state of the art rubbish dump is what Crawley is. No, wait; did I finish that sentence too soon? A high tech, state of the art rubbish dump is what Crawley is setting itself apart from other Sussex towns with (with lesser tips).

Fastway Bus Service? I would rather have a dump!

The new rubbish disposal point in Crawley is everything that that Fastway Bus is not; Namely useful. I would say that the Fastway bus is also full of shit but how can I? It is always empty when it rolls past me, with the driver looking slightly embarrassed that he can’t be trusted to drive a normal bus, that he needs one with stabilisers that Noddy would be ashamed of. But I have drifted off the point. Which is that at least someone in authority knows how to make a decent decision regarding public amenities. The new tip, whilst looking like the Millennium Dome’s little brother’s tip, has a drive up ramp to ensure easy off loading of the car load of rubbish, a low wall to drop stuff over, lots of parking and friendly attendants. It has the very best in recycling opportunities that I have ever seen. All in all, worth the trip! Even if you have no rubbish to dispose of.

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Chicken Fried Rice for Everybody

August 17th, 2006

I heard someone shout “Chicken Fried Rice For Everybody” yesterday whilst I was out in Bracknell. I put it down to a marauding nutter as we were nowhere near a Chinese takeaway! However, and I mean However,, this morning, on my way to work, listening to Chris Moyles on Radio 1 (yes, that puerile twat, but other than local radio or Radio Quiet there’s not a lot of choice, besides, it’s great when he goes on holiday and the true talent that is Scott Mills takes over), he had a similar experience! Being a bit troubled that I was having similar experiences to that twat i thought I would put up this post and see if anyone searches for the phrase “Chicken Fried Rice For Everybody”, thus telling me that i am alone in being in the same boat as Chris Moyles (imagine; boat, fat sweaty person, complete with “fat” voice, my immediate sense of humour loss, but I digress).

Please let me know if you have had the phrase above shouted at, by or near you! It’s important. I really want to know what it means and remove the ties that I have with Radio 1′s hair pile morning DJ.

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Heathrow Airport Parking

June 20th, 2006

Airport Parking at Heathrow

This is a test to see if stringing my Heathrow Airport Parking page with interact with my Gatwick Airport Parking Page and improve the ranking. I will simply blather on a bit about airport parking in general and then I might go into deeper detail about Heathrow Airport Parking and make shaky comparisons to Gatwick Airport Parking. I might even diversify as far as Stanstead Airport Parking and Luton Airport Parking to see what happens.

I will note how long the airport paking pages take to get cached and see if there are any meteoric rises are made. At the moment I am at position 90 in google for the phrase Gatwick Airport Parking and nowhere at all for the phrase Heathrow Airport Parking . So, I am interested to see what will happen with only two pages linked together and no external links. I will keep you posted. Whoever you are.

Gatwick Airport Parking

May 21st, 2006

Gatwick Airport Parking (LGW)

The parking at Gatwick Airport has become a thriving business. You can now get a Chauffeur (Meet & Greet Service) where a chauffeur will meet you outside your terminal and takes your car to park whilst you are away, and then do the same for the return trip, taking you back to your car which has been stored securely. Pretty good airport parking service. Wish I had the land to do it!

Unfortunately, the downside to the gatwick airport parking is that some people don’t want to pay or can’t afford the service so they tend to clog up the streets with their cars whilst they holiday.

I also hear of some unscrupulous companies that will take your car from you, as the above, with the promise of secure storage, and then park your car in a residential street! I saw two cars clamped for two weeks that had obviously been parked whilst someone went on holiday or business that were parked in the most ridiculous of places. The parking authorities are onto the rogue gatwick airport parking business!

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Selling a house privately

March 6th, 2006

Private Property Sales

Selling a house privately in Horley or (anywhere for that matter) may be the answer that you are looking for. I have been looking at ways to reduce or eliminate estate agents’ fees. I have found some solutions that seem as though they are the right way to sell your house privately without having to deal with greedy estate agents. I have some friends who are selling their house in the south east privately and I will report on what pitfalls there are. Selling your own property and bypassing expensive middlemen might just be the way to extend finances for something better than you had hoped for.

I have to say that in the past, when buying my own property I doubt I would have been brave enough to attempt a private property sale, but now seeing that there are web sites set up to do that very thing I would certainly be more tempted.

I will keep you posted on my friends private property sale.

Water Shortage Crisis in the South East – Again

February 24th, 2006

Water Shortage in South East

Sounds like it’s going to be a nice summer, queuing up at the local standpipe with my bucket. It’s looking likely that we in the south east will be facing our worst ever water shortage – in a long run of water shortages.

I hate to harp on about it, but how can anyone plan to build thousands upon thousands of new houses in the southeast when there is not enough water to go around for the existing houses?

Why can’t some of the land be put aside for some new reservoirs? It’s getting beyond the pail (geddit?)

Who in their right mind would want to move into a house in an area that has constant water shortages and a hosepipe ban every summer? Considering we aren’t even close to summer yet?

You also have to question the folly of building on known flood plains after the driest winter sways someone’s decision. :-)

Wooden Garden Furniture

February 10th, 2006

Wooden Garden and Patio Furniture

I have been busy of late building a new mini site within one of my domains. As ever nowadays I try to always keep my mind on selling stuff that is not harmful to the environment such as solar powered lights and

Not only that but it’s increasingly difficult to find products like the wooden garden furniture that I can sell. The site can only sell within its niche market, which is house and garden. Much outside of that I will not be able to sell through the site.

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