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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 5th January, 2022)

New Year Gate-crasher


New Year Gate-crasher
St Marie’s in Standish on New Year’s Day - the gate posts have been struck by cars running out of road a number of times in recent years.

Photo: David Long  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Mick on 5th January 2022 at 07:43

I saw this yesterday, I think the increase in crashes on the corner is due to drivers leaving Alberts

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th January 2022 at 07:56

How come they run out of road ? It seems wide enough to me & the gates are not near the kerb. Wouldnt want to be standing there when there are idiots driving cars !

Comment by: Veronica on 5th January 2022 at 08:47

The last time I passed by the church those new buildings weren't there. There's always idiots on the road.

Comment by: burtspieeater on 5th January 2022 at 09:12

It is probably caused by those drivers rushing to escape Standish and reach the delights of Shevington.

Comment by: Roy on 5th January 2022 at 09:52

HELEN, the church is on a bend in the road. The 'affected' gate post hasn't long since been re - erected after a previous similar incident.

Comment by: Poet on 5th January 2022 at 10:28

I don't think this is a particularly tight bend . There doesn't seem to be a problem coming the other way , possibly because the traffic moves quite slowly in that direction . Going up School Lane however , impatient motorists , after ' straining like greyhounds in the slips ' through two sets of lights , suddenly let loose and if unfamiliar with the oncoming bend , run out of road , as David says .
I'm not making any excuse for these clowns but perhaps a speed camera would make them less clownish .

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 5th January 2022 at 10:44

We keep seeing this. Speed camera required opposite the vets pointing towards the church. Would raise some revenue too.

Comment by: DTease on 5th January 2022 at 11:56

If this mess was in Shangri La Shevington the Parish Council would have a fit.
I reckon it would be an act of neighbourly friendship if they sent Mick round on his bike to patrol the area. He would be perfectly safe with a flashing blue light on top of his cycling helmet.

Comment by: Mick on 5th January 2022 at 12:31

It seems to be happening more frequently since the asylum seekers came to the Britannia Hotel.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 5th January 2022 at 12:58

Who pays for the damage ? car drivers insurance ( presuming they hung around ), or Church funds. Either way I bet St Maries are sick of having this wall rebuilt.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th January 2022 at 13:05

Dtease I am in stitches here! I can just imagine the scene ... Mr Pastry with a blue light flashing..Ructions in Shevvy La

Comment by: Poet on 5th January 2022 at 13:47

See PaD 14th December 2018 for more buffoonery at this spot .

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 5th January 2022 at 14:02

I know the asylum seekers get a bad rep Mick, but I don't think they've moved onto robbing cars yet. This collision happened heading back towards the Britannia, perhaps they were late back for supper !!

Comment by: Edna on 5th January 2022 at 14:11

If its happened so often,why are there no cameras up.They seem to put them were there not needed.

Comment by: Joan on 5th January 2022 at 15:32

Ive spoken to Mick today and he said the post at 12:31 about asylum seekers from the Britannia Hotel is not from him

Comment by: DTease on 5th January 2022 at 18:28

Veronica, all the kids would be calling him Nick, Nick, Mick, Mick.

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