Saturday, 9 November 2013

Max Speed Limits

I keep hearing that if the speed limit is 50, then you shouldn't drive at anything less. Well, that's nonsense.

And if its 20mph, wear something bright at night, or some idiot will knock you down.

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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Caddington ...

Studham, this weekend

A beautiful ward with a people of diverse incomes. It covers the Parishes of Caddington, Hyde, Kensworth, Slip End, Studham and Whipsnade. I have lived in places all around the edge of the ward though not actually in it, and driven through most of it at one time or another. It's also a very historical ward that once ran right down Blows Down, and like Houghton Regis has suffered land-loss to Dunstable.

At Church End, Kensworth on Saturday


Saturday, 2 November 2013

How Can Holywell, Studham, Fire Be Not Treated Suspiciously?

Remains of caravan after fire on 31/10/2013. Photo: A D Winter

HOLLYWELL: Was it so cold the other night that some bright spark thought they'd warm up by setting light to a caravan?

Perhaps they thought it was a fair target after a few cans of beer and watching yobbish programmes depicting destruction of caravans? 

It was set on fire and abandoned near Studham on October 31. Firemen attended Dunstable Road in Hollywell just before 8pm.

Apparently the police were also called but are reported to be not treating the incident as suspicious. What? Did it spontaneously combust, then? Really, it beggars me that these things are not treated more seriously. Today's abandoned caravan is tomorrow's farmhouse. 

Of course, it could have been a Romany funeral, but if so aren't those things attended by many of the clan?

If you have any information, call the police on 101 or call the Crimestoppers independent charity.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Make a Video, Help Save Lives, Win An iPad

I saw a useful initiative mentioned recently that will help to make people think about not drinking and driving, or not travelling with people who are drunk. After all these years of campaigning, it seems that some people never get the message, but we've got to keep trying.

To win an iPad, people need to make a video up to two minutes long. It need not be professional. You can even use your mobile phone to record it.  Just remember to highlight the don't drink and drive message.

In my younger years I can recall crowding obliviously into a mini with about 7 other people and being driven by a drunk from a disco in Kings Langley, back to my home in Hemel Hempstead. The driver went round sets of bollards the wrong way, drove fast, and irresponsibly. As I was in the back, and quite squashed my lots of flesh, there was not a lot I could do to get him to stop. Anyway, after driving around recklessly, various people were  dropped off, and then myself. Unbeknown to me, the driver then carried on through Hemel town centre, hit the brick wall in the central reservation, put himself and a colleague in hospital for several weeks. I had had a lucky escape. Lucky for the driver and other passengers no one was killed. 

So, anyway,  The Bedfordshire and Luton Casualty Reduction partnership are giving people the chance to win an iPad (sponsored by Autohome Assistance) by promoting the dangers of drink driving.

Once recorded, send your film, to or post it to Road Safety Team, Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, LU1 2BU.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on 22 November and all shortlisted films will be uploaded to a dedicated YouTube channel.