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Rosslyn Park in trouble???
HonkyTonk (IP Logged)
30 May, 2018 15:51
Everyone has their own opinion (and is entitled to of course), but I think this is ridiculous

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I will be signing

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Boonie (IP Logged)
30 May, 2018 16:42
Signed. Shared on FB too.



"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to bleat about it all over the internet"

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Scaramouche (IP Logged)
30 May, 2018 16:47
ditto



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Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
adquin (IP Logged)
30 May, 2018 17:10
Signed

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
T-Bone (IP Logged)
30 May, 2018 17:29
What a ridiculous campaign to havwe the boards taken down. They are no more of an eyesore than a lot of the things you see on the south circular. Will be signing

One3 of the tactics of the campaign to take down the ads is apparently "to shame the advertosers". Says all you need to know really. Spiteful, petty, small-minded individuals.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 30/05/2018 17:36 by T-Bone.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
RodneyRegis (IP Logged)
30 May, 2018 19:05
Disgraceful. Anyone who ever played rugby at school will know how much rosslyn park have done for grass roots rugby, and in these days of rising obesity and lack of school playing fields they are an absolute beacon. Will be signing and circulating.



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Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
raedarius (IP Logged)
30 May, 2018 20:11
They get my support for their organisation and running of the Middlesex U12 Championship this season alone. They're an asset to the wider rugby community.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
InsertQuinsPunHere (IP Logged)
30 May, 2018 20:28
Ah, NIMBYs...

To be honest, I drove into London last weekend, up the A3, and was surprised by the proliferation of digital billboards since I moved out to leafy Surrey a few years ago. They are quite distracting, being bright and animated.

I used to work in advertising (sorry), so I know that such installations can earn large amounts of money, and I'm sure that Rosslyn Park put said money to good use in the community. But it's an area I'd prefer stricter planning laws in.

Very innovative from RP though; good luck to them

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Brown Bottle (IP Logged)
30 May, 2018 21:04
I'm probably with Insert on this, but it would have been better if Rosslyn Park had shown what the old lady (campaign? really? doing quite well!) was upset about.



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Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Tom A Hawk (IP Logged)
31 May, 2018 09:07
Chief in peace, Just seen this on the protesters website

Quote:
Takedowntheads is a campaign group formed to resist the steady influx of digital advertising screens into our local landscapes. We started in response to Rosslyn Park Rugby Clubís installation of three huge screens in South West London, and have come to realise that there is a much wider problem.

This really is 'I don't like it so lets ban it' type of thinking, Also I take it this person has never been to the States...

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
HonkyTonk (IP Logged)
31 May, 2018 09:49
Should strap them to a chair in front of them, a la Clockwork Orange!!!

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
ChiddQuin (IP Logged)
31 May, 2018 11:22
It would make more sense for them to campaign for stricter planning laws rather than taking it out on RP who have done everything they could by the sound of it to not only keep within the law but also take local resdients views into account.

I've signed.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Fearless Fred (IP Logged)
31 May, 2018 11:51
A little digging shows that the lady in question is actually relatively young (I'd guess she's in her 30s by the photo of her on LinkedIn) and she's an Estate Agent (no doubt the reason why she's started the campaign up in order to protect her business).

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
31 May, 2018 12:07
A little more digging shows she's 61.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Yareet (IP Logged)
31 May, 2018 13:05
Quote:
Fearless Fred
A little digging shows that the lady in question is actually relatively young (I'd guess she's in her 30s by the photo of her on LinkedIn)

Quote:
Quinten Poulsen
A little more digging shows she's 61.

(Sm142)

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Fearless Fred (IP Logged)
31 May, 2018 13:10
Apologies, I was mistaken! She is indeed older than I had understood.

 
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QuickerQuin (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 10:12
Quote:
Fearless Fred
Apologies, I was mistaken! She is indeed older than I had understood.

And the relevance of her gender or age is - what, precisely?

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 10:29
Odd question.

 
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blucherquin (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 10:46
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Quinten Poulsen
Odd question.

Is it? Whoever is behind it is clearly a nimby moron.

Not sure age or gender is a bar to being a @#$%&.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Fearless Fred (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 10:50
I think it's more the fact that she's works for an estate agent that has a bearing on this.

 
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Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 11:16
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blucherquin
Quote:
Quinten Poulsen
Odd question.

Is it? Whoever is behind it is clearly a nimby moron.

Not sure age or gender is a bar to being a @#$%&.

I wouldn't say she's clearly a moron, she just has a different point of view. But I don't know why mentioning her gender or age needs to be questioned.

 
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blucherquin (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 11:22
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Quinten Poulsen
Quote:
blucherquin
Quote:
Quinten Poulsen
Odd question.

Is it? Whoever is behind it is clearly a nimby moron.

Not sure age or gender is a bar to being a @#$%&.

I wouldn't say she's clearly a moron, she just has a different point of view. But I don't know why mentioning her gender or age needs to be questioned.

I think they were wondering what difference it makes to the campaign?

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 11:24
I don't think it makes any difference and I don't think it was being suggested that it did.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
QuickerQuin (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 11:41
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Quinten Poulsen
I don't think it makes any difference and I don't think it was being suggested that it did.

So why mention it?

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 11:56
Well why not? What's the issue with him mentioning it?

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Freddiequin (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 12:22
I have signed and asked all of my rugby playing/alickadoo mates to do the same

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Brown Bottle (IP Logged)
02 June, 2018 14:19
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Quinten Poulsen
Well why not? What's the issue with him mentioning it?

Quite. It's not like he said she drank from the furry cup.



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Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
tigerburnie (IP Logged)
03 June, 2018 10:37
I'll spread the petition round a bit further.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Scaramouche (IP Logged)
03 June, 2018 13:36
Can we get it on all the others boards?



If at first you don't succeed, Try, Try and Try again.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
QuinAlan (IP Logged)
03 June, 2018 21:40
This is a temporary measure by Roslyn Park until they can raise enough funding to update their facilities, is this correct? If so itís pretty mean by the objectors. If itís a permanent fixture then they might have more of a point.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Camquin (IP Logged)
04 June, 2018 08:43
The current planning application is for temporary sign, which funds the 3g pitch and other necessary work.

However, I suspect they may apply for an extension - it would be a great way to fund the aims of the club to offer more rugby to more people, or to press for a championship challenge.

However, if they were told to take it down tomorrow, I suspect the rugby world would find a way to raise the funds to keep them alive.

But while the objector has every right to object in principal to the signs - her ad hominem attacks on the club go to far. RP has done every thing it can to act properly on this.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
sarricen (IP Logged)
04 June, 2018 13:33
This shows everything that is wrong with the power of social media and a vocal minority.

Nothing on facebook or twitter by them has been liked or shared more than a few times, and their petitions have a pathetically small number of signatures. Yet companies who are so scared of bad social media messages and offending people withdraw ads and apologise purely on the back of a minescule amount of people complaining writing angry emails and tweets.

All the while the petition to support Rosslyn Park has almost 10,000 signatures.

Madness

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
QuickerQuin (IP Logged)
13 June, 2018 08:27
Piece about Rosslyn Park in The Torygraph today by Daniel Schofield.

It's all about the fact that an all weather pitch is essential for Park's survival.

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Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
Bedfordshire Boy (IP Logged)
13 June, 2018 08:54
Quote:
sarricen
This shows everything that is wrong with the power of social media and a vocal minority.
Nothing on facebook or twitter by them has been liked or shared more than a few times, and their petitions have a pathetically small number of signatures. Yet companies who are so scared of bad social media messages and offending people withdraw ads and apologise purely on the back of a minescule amount of people complaining writing angry emails and tweets.

All the while the petition to support Rosslyn Park has almost 10,000 signatures.

Madness

Spot on.

 
Re: Rosslyn Park in trouble???
F-F-F-FEZ (IP Logged)
14 June, 2018 22:25
Quote:
Scaramouche
Can we get it on all the others boards?

I have posted the link on Saracens Board. Looking fwd to dropping in at The Stoop next season (so much nicer than the London Stadium or Webberley!!)


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