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 51 
 on: December 30, 2016, 07:00:25 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Please excuse the word ďIĒ about to be used as this far more about ďusĒ as 2017 apparently will show in our graveyards. At the beginning of this year I was asked to assist with a council notice that had been attached to a gravestone. The correspondence that then followed was extensive and full of problems / issues. During this time it became apparent that many people were in the same situation and some had no money to pay for repairs. There are many internet discussions around but with such a delicate subject not many had the drive to ask questions.  I have underlined repairs as I will comment further in a moment.

In brief the circumstance is this. After a fatal accident a few years ago with a child being killed by a headstone a liability issue arose. The cost to make good by councils was so great that a get out had to be found to pass cost liability on. As most graves are a 99 year leased plot the get out was to blame the lease holder and create a test that would always create a fault. The test is to place a hand on a grave stone and apply 25 kg of force. Before you ask how this is measured. The answer is it that is not accompanied by much correspondence. After almost a year I have managed to witness a headstone test. The test is nothing to do with an amount of force. The test is to push over the headstone to prove it could be moved. The reason is to enforce the fitting of metal pins and straps. There are many other issues that you would probably now think about such as someone is actually going around grave yards and pushing over headstones that were perfectly fine and are now un-settled. It has now been almost a year since Featherstoneís Cemeteries were tested. 2017 looks like the year when our local graves have 50% plus of the headstones laid flat on the grass.

Solutions? There are not many unless you have a lot of money to fight, you are a solicitor willing to fight or for free if public opinion gets on board. There does appear to be a solution but when asked the reply was I cannot. The solution as I read is that graveyards are applicable to grants from councils and the lottery. Was my answer wrong?
Please pass this about in the hope someone who can help does!

 52 
 on: December 27, 2016, 03:26:11 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Itís one of the hottest weekends for shop lifting. This pair of mother and son has been practising their work. The boy is well trained in holding objects in front of cameras and checking the coast is clear while the mother steels items either under her clothes or bay adding items in to packets. They usually park up and then hit one store before leaving town.






Possibly this pair were in town again last week trying the confuse the checkout money scam.....

 53 
 on: December 22, 2016, 09:55:30 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
For A couple of years there have been a number of reports of theft from the more senior end of age groups. The individuals sadly have been having mental issues. There have been many that have no issues other than using their age to steel. You would think that bad enough but imagine an elderly couple who both have the same idea and worse still they are rehearsed and possibly organised! There are a few such couples operating in and around Featherstone. This couple are a team. The male is the distraction / thief and the female is the bagger. They have just been caught with a full shopping bag of stolen goods that were taken back. The problem is how to arrest such people. The advice given this time was a full gob full and report to the police Ref:13160749503. So hardened is this pair after being caught that they then pulled up the street and went shopping again!
It will be interesting to now find out who they really are? They have a small black car Reg no WV54LFD.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0mi3jHnYGI&t=9s

 54 
 on: December 22, 2016, 09:49:45 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Yes the traders in Featherstone have had enough of putting up with scum shop lifters. Continuing the fight back lets see how a little advertising goes down.
This is JAMES BRUCE possibly living in early numbered houses on Post Office Road. There is much more footage of the male hanging about and then after the theft hiding in the Chemist car park behind an industrial bin. He keeps popping his head out for about 10 minutes until walking of again with his loot past members of the public looking but not acting!
Looks like James has a bill to pay at Fulton's unless he enjoys having a word in his ear.
Police Ref:13160749521



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXiwvjmxemc

 55 
 on: December 21, 2016, 11:11:43 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Oh itís getting spicy in Station Lane. So much theft going on its going to take a couple of days to post it all.

The prolific thief living in the unknown bail hostel in Purston seems to have calmed down after his last three beatings.

The Christmas decoration and grave wreath thief has almost been found. Someone called Steady is trying to sell the stolen stuff but is claiming itís his skinny girlfriend usually in leggings who is robbing the graves. Featherstone is now looking for full names and address to pass to the victims who are queuing up for their 10 bobs worth.

At least 3 teams of thieves have been hitting Featherstone. The latest trick is for a getaway vehicle to park in either the library or chemist car park or at the side of Fultonís while up to 6 thieves operate in mass and do runners from stores with arms full of stuff. Not to mention the old couple aged 65 plus bagging as much as they can in picked out area shops. Shocked

Un-reported so far is at least 3 armed robberies on stores in the last 5 days including pouring petrol on a person to gain entry or die in flames. Shocked

What Featherstone needs is a set of stocks to put the criminals in whilst the police take a few days/ weeks to attend. Would a Town council grant for £500 cover this? Wink

 56 
 on: December 19, 2016, 07:13:23 pm 
Started by Old Stonian - Last post by Old Stonian
Part three of the Featherstone Chronicle is now available on Google. It covers 1901 to 1910 and contains 29 historic photos plus maps and others items.

 57 
 on: December 09, 2016, 08:34:26 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Please excuse this first paragraph as I am bitter. The Police and the council were made fully aware of the individual shown on the video posted on November 20th after a long crime spree. Nothing at all has been done about this male who IS A ONE MAN CRIME SPREE.  I still believe in fate so letís see if a few details (home truths) that offend the blinkered officials looking after us have any effect. The local Labour Party is going to love this list of crimes from this one person..........

1.   10 plus caught thefts from Super Markets on Station Lane and a ban
2.   Repeated theft attempt of power tools from a workshop
3.   Theft of charity box from a cafe
4.   Car windscreen smashed to steel trainers
5.   Attempted sale of stolen trainers in a cafe
6.   Burglary of a charity shop
7.   Theft of Christmas presents

I am sure the list will grow from the seventh entry when the Labour party who do not read this site read it and work it out.
Hopefully traders will add to this particular persons escapades, but the question is will those who are looking after us do the same? Who is this male and where does he live. It appears there is something going on in Featherstone that is on the QT and only Police and Cllrs know. Well not any more. The question to ask is Featherstone a bail hostel? Part of the answer is known so I hope the response is honest. Angry




 58 
 on: December 09, 2016, 08:05:10 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Itís one of the hottest weekends for shop lifting. This pair of mother and son has been practising their work. The boy is well trained in holding objects in front of cameras and checking the coast is clear while the mother steels items either under her clothes or bay adding items in to packets. They usually park up and then hit one store before leaving town.





 59 
 on: November 20, 2016, 08:33:38 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
This guy arrived back in Featherstone about summer time. It did not take long to see him steeling from local shops. This week he hit one store 3 times until finally being caught and band. Crap hit the fan when he tried to steel from another shop and was un-politely shown the wall. White male age about 40 greasy hair in pony tail. Tattoos around neck and small beard, often has a hoody. Likes to carry a large carrier bag with a bag inside to pad it out and look full. Likes to fill his pockets as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B64f_X1TJkU&feature=youtu.be

 60 
 on: November 20, 2016, 08:16:35 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
There have been a number of break ins and thefts in the area. Some of these crimes have come up with the same culprits on other videos as the ones shown. Shortly after this video a car wind screen was smashed to steel a pair of trainers in a box. Names are all ready floating about. Where are the parents?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifKb9XwgDkk

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