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Old September 12th, 2017, 03:26 AM   #6261
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I wonder if the fruit and veg stall in the background will have some Tomatoes for sale to throw at them.

The rules are strict as well, even coming out of that box for a break the chuggers have to take off their official uniform first.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 12:08 PM   #6262
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South Tyneside council chiefs keeping close eye on new ‘chugging’ zone rules in Newcastle

From today's Shields Gazette @ http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/s...stle-1-8750041
South Tyneside council chiefs keeping close eye on new ‘chugging’ zone rules in Newcastle
13 September 2017 Lisa Nightingale


CHUGGERS ... On King Street South Sheilds

Council chiefs in South Tyneside are set to monitor the response of tough new rules being brought in to curb “chuggers” approaching shoppers in Newcastle. The city council had attempted to stop the fundraising practice but were unable to do so.

In a bid to limit their reach, the council has introduced two designated areas in which they can operate. Charity collectors will also only be allowed to work from the spots two days a week. The new rules which came into force on Monday, are part of the city’s Public Space Protection Order.

While, South Tyneside Council say they have no plans to adopt the same approach, they would be looking closely at the response to it. A spokeswoman for South Tyneside Council said: “Whilst South Tyneside Council has no plans to implement this at present we will be looking closely at the response to Newcastle’s PSPO and similar ones across the country.”

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Old September 13th, 2017, 02:18 PM   #6263
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I'm having difficulty working out exactly what this means.

This is the PSPO:

https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/d...-_11.05.17.pdf

Para 17-18 cover chuggers but para 19 effectively gives a power for NCC to make a derogation. There are 4 maps but none relate to chuggers.

I am hoping that this does relate to the core city[and that it is enforced] but it would be typical of NCC to announce a ban with great fanfare only for us to find out that it is a ban on Northumberland street and they just end up at Monument instead.

Kemp is quoted as saying:

“We believe this strikes the right balance and will put an end to the dark days when fundraisers would spread themselves out across Northumberland Street and accost people as they went about their daily business."

I ve noticed one chugger parking himself at the bottom of Grainger street recently.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 03:02 PM   #6264
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I'm having difficulty working out exactly what this means.

This is the PSPO:

https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/d...-_11.05.17.pdf

Para 17-18 cover chuggers but para 19 effectively gives a power for NCC to make a derogation. There are 4 maps but none relate to chuggers.

I am hoping that this does relate to the core city[and that it is enforced] but it would be typical of NCC to announce a ban with great fanfare only for us to find out that it is a ban on Northumberland street and they just end up at Monument instead.

Kemp is quoted as saying:

“We believe this strikes the right balance and will put an end to the dark days when fundraisers would spread themselves out across Northumberland Street and accost people as they went about their daily business."

I ve noticed one chugger parking himself at the bottom of Grainger street recently.
Does the begging section (map 3) also include Chuggers in the definition?

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Old September 13th, 2017, 04:52 PM   #6265
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Does the begging section (map 3) also include Chuggers in the definition?

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Not in terms. Under Sn 5 - definitions it says:

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beg or begging’ means asking for or accepting money, personal,
charitable or any other donations or approaching a person for that
purpose, when to do so would cause, or is likely to cause, a nuisance or
annoyance, harassment, alarm or distress to that person. Examples of
nuisance, annoyance, alarm or distress include, but are not limited to,
the following:
(a) Obstructing the path of the person solicited during the solicitation or
after the person solicited responds or fails to respond to the solicitation.
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(b) Using abusive language during the solicitation or after the person
solicited responds or fails to respond to the solicitation.
(c) Continuing to solicit a person in a persistent manner after the person
has responded negatively to the solicitation.
(d) Placing self in the vicinity of an automated teller machine, taxi rank
or public transport stop to solicit and or soliciting a person who is using,
waiting to use, or departing from any of these services.
Which in my experience covers quite a lot of chuggers, but as they are mentioned in terms in a separate section you could make a pretty good case that they are excluded from the above.

It may be that I am just being my usual sceptical self but NCC has a track record of avoiding enforcement of what you might call sensitive regulations. Look at the total inaction on Sn141 and 142 of the licencing act and cycling on pavements. Zero 'tickets' issued for either.

If it applies to the city and they do enforce you can expect the very savvy trade body to find a student doing something like nursing and collecting for a charity no one would dare 'criticise' and offer them up for ticketing.

You then have a front page of the Chronic with either nursey telling us the fine means she will have to sell her body/kidneys/blood to pay for her tuition fees or the charity leaping onto their high horse, paying the fine and telling the world that NCC is taking money from [say] sick children.
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Old September 28th, 2017, 04:18 PM   #6266
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Old October 7th, 2017, 01:53 PM   #6267
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Old October 16th, 2017, 01:01 PM   #6268
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Police appeal after four youths ride down Northumberland Street on HORSEBACK

I suppose it makes a change from idiots riding their cycles down Northumberland Street - from the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...riday-13764892

Of course Northumberland Street is well covered by CTV so no doubt the 'authorities' will be able to capture the faces of the youths and their horse. Of course it does raise the question as to whether any by laws were infringed - sounds like something from days gone by 'No riding of horses on Northumberland Street'.

Police appeal after four youths ride down Northumberland Street on HORSEBACK
Chris Knight 15 October 2017



An appeal has been launched to track down four youngsters who rode down a busy Newcastle shopping street on HORSEBACK.

Northumbria Police said four youths rode up and down Northumberland Street on Friday, and officers are carrying out inquiries to identify those responsible to issue safety advice.The force is also investigating whether any offences have been committed around the horses being ridden on the city centre street.

The road is restricted to traffic and cyclists but police horses are often seen in the area.

Following the report, police has issued advice for all young horse riders to always safety equipment when riding horses in public places. PC Alan Lumsden said: “We’re concerned as the youths were not wearing safety equipment so therefore putting their own safety at risk.”

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Old October 17th, 2017, 03:19 PM   #6269
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Footage shows reckless youths riding HORSES dangerously through Newcastle city centre


Follow up from the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...iding-13773284
Footage shows reckless youths riding HORSES dangerously through Newcastle city centre
Sophie Doughty 17 October 2017


Undated handout CCTV grab issued by Northumbria Police of youths riding horses along Newcastle's Northumberland Street (Image: PA)

This is the moment reckless riders put shoppers at risk as they trotted down Newcastle’s busiest shopping street.

Police are today hunting the youths who rode their stocky beasts among shocked shoppers on Northumberland Street in Newcastle.

The famous pedestrian shopping street was packed with members of the public when the four riders, who were not wearing helmets, arrived, on Sunday afternoon.

And today police have warned them that their reckless stunt put themselves and others in danger. Northumbria Police’s city centre Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Wykes said: “These individuals may be competent riders but the city centre is no place to take a horse, particularly one of the region’s busiest high streets. On Sunday afternoon it was full of shoppers, including families with young children, and someone could easily have been hurt. None of those riding the horses were wearing safety equipment and if the horses were to be startled by traffic, a dog or a member of the public then these children could have hurt themselves. Our police horses often patrol the city centre but they have extensive training to police busy areas with high footfall crowds. We are still working to identify these children so we can speak to them about bringing horses into Newcastle and anyone who may know who they are should call us on 101.”

On Sunday police received reports that four youths had been riding horses from Newcastle Quayside, up Dean Street and on to Northumberland Street. Officers are today carrying out enquiries to identify the youths so that ‘words of advice’ can be given.

Read more and see video @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...iding-13773284
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Old October 17th, 2017, 04:10 PM   #6270
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Follow up from the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...iding-13773284
Footage shows reckless youths riding HORSES dangerously through Newcastle city centre
Sophie Doughty 17 October 2017


Undated handout CCTV grab issued by Northumbria Police of youths riding horses along Newcastle's Northumberland Street (Image: PA)

This is the moment reckless riders put shoppers at risk as they trotted down Newcastle’s busiest shopping street.

Police are today hunting the youths who rode their stocky beasts among shocked shoppers on Northumberland Street in Newcastle.

The famous pedestrian shopping street was packed with members of the public when the four riders, who were not wearing helmets, arrived, on Sunday afternoon.

And today police have warned them that their reckless stunt put themselves and others in danger. Northumbria Police’s city centre Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Wykes said: “These individuals may be competent riders but the city centre is no place to take a horse, particularly one of the region’s busiest high streets. On Sunday afternoon it was full of shoppers, including families with young children, and someone could easily have been hurt. None of those riding the horses were wearing safety equipment and if the horses were to be startled by traffic, a dog or a member of the public then these children could have hurt themselves. Our police horses often patrol the city centre but they have extensive training to police busy areas with high footfall crowds. We are still working to identify these children so we can speak to them about bringing horses into Newcastle and anyone who may know who they are should call us on 101.”

On Sunday police received reports that four youths had been riding horses from Newcastle Quayside, up Dean Street and on to Northumberland Street. Officers are today carrying out enquiries to identify the youths so that ‘words of advice’ can be given.

Read more and see video @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...iding-13773284
They might also gainfully occupy themselves offering advice to deliveroo riders and other cyclists [who are barred from being there] but I suspect it will be a long wait for that....
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They might also gainfully occupy themselves offering advice to deliveroo riders and other cyclists [who are barred from being there] but I suspect it will be a long wait for that....
I suspect it will take an injured or worse pedestrian before any steps are taken to prevent cycling on Northumberland Street and no doubt with the Mobikes it could well get worse
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Old October 19th, 2017, 07:34 PM   #6272
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Horse rider who took dangerous trek along Northumberland Street is spoken to by police


Follow up from the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...erous-13785606
Horse rider who took dangerous trek along Northumberland Street is spoken to by police
Sophie Doughty 19 October 2017

And officers have now traced one of the riders and spoken to them.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “We can confirm we have identified one of the individuals who were seen riding the horses in Newcastle last weekend and given them words of advice.

“Our officers have spoken to them about wearing safety equipment when riding a horse and the dangers associated with doing so in a busy city centre. No criminal charges will be brought against those involved but we have a duty to keep the public safe and we do not believe one of the region’s busiest high street’s is an appropriate place to ride a horse.

“There are a number of concerns about what could happen if the riders lost control including the safety of the riders, who were not wearing helmets or high visibility clothing. Our Mounted Section often police the city centre but they are always wearing the correct equipment and are highly trained in high footfall areas and public order situations.”

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Old October 26th, 2017, 11:33 AM   #6273
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Data Breach....

I thought that I d post this here and in planning, there not being a thread for idiotic data security breaches from Newcastle City Council

I was sent an email requesting I fill in a survey on their not very good planning department... unfortunately rather than blind copying they have disclosed the email address of everyone it was sent to... and there are hundreds of 'em....2.5 pages of single spaced A5 with no gaps between addresses

I ve passed to NCJ but I think we can expect radio silence from there

Nice one NCC...
Follow up to this can be seen @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...ction-13812577 - nuiff said in view of litigation
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Old October 27th, 2017, 12:24 AM   #6274
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Follow up from the Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...erous-13785606
Horse rider who took dangerous trek along Northumberland Street is spoken to by police
Sophie Doughty 19 October 2017

And officers have now traced one of the riders and spoken to them.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “We can confirm we have identified one of the individuals who were seen riding the horses in Newcastle last weekend and given them words of advice.

“Our officers have spoken to them about wearing safety equipment when riding a horse and the dangers associated with doing so in a busy city centre. No criminal charges will be brought against those involved but we have a duty to keep the public safe and we do not believe one of the region’s busiest high street’s is an appropriate place to ride a horse.

“There are a number of concerns about what could happen if the riders lost control including the safety of the riders, who were not wearing helmets or high visibility clothing. Our Mounted Section often police the city centre but they are always wearing the correct equipment and are highly trained in high footfall areas and public order situations.”

Read more @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...erous-13785606
So are the police saying horse riding down Northumberland Street is fine as long as you have a high vis jacket!
Maybe we could have a Palio di Siena style races through Newcastle. Down Northumberland Street, along Northumberland Road then down JDS, after all the cycle route is always empty! Could be a new tourist attraction.
The film Palio is well worth seeing if you get the chance to see it.
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Back High Bridge

Was passing The Beehive on Saturday, 11th November 2017 and noticed their gate was open so poked my camera in (as you do). Lane runs west to east at the back on High Bridge, unsure as to whether it has a name?



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Living Statue - Northumberland Street

Is it just me or are these living statues which seem to be on a number of spots in Northumberland Street are creepy?

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This gadgie was self conscious as everyone going past was gawping. I guess he'd finished a first aid course and his lift hadn't shown up. The St Johns Ambulance is a venerable institution and still run an eye hospital in Jerusalem. I guess the monk's robes suggest hinayana buddhism maybe. (Just a guess). July, Westgate Road, on ImgBB.

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