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#1 brochbuilder

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:19 PM

Stuart Hill may be right in some of his research, but after several court appearances on various
charges including invading small islands, and breaking into private premises, he has little but
nuisance value.
He seems to relish confrontation, and his latest escapade involves a particularly unsightly boat
shed. The planning department have ensured it was pulled down and there will be few tears shed in
the Cunningsburgh area. There are many who feel he seems able to do whatever he likes, and now to
his great distress he has found this is not the case.
He asserts that he needs the boat shed to make his craft seaworthy once more. I would suggest that
this is a particularly bad idea. If his boat hits the water again the chances are he would require
yet another rescue, courtesy of coastguard services provided by a government he doesn't recognise.
The planning dept. get some bad press, but deserve some credit this time.
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#2 Colin

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:13 AM

Don't know any more about this than what I read in the article but, it seems to me that there appears to be fault on all 3 sides of the argument.

Was the boat shed set on foundations?  If not, then it is very definitely a "temporary" structure.

What about the laws concerning private property?  Did the Pier Committee/Trust/Whatever have the right to "pull down" (destroy) what was not theirs or did the "dismantle" (disassemble) it instead?

 

I'm not going to "take a pop" at Stuart Hill or his history but, just like the rest of us, the man has "rights".

 

Perhaps the whole issue could have been avoided by using scaffold tubing and tarpaulin.



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:59 AM

His boat, and his 'erection,, were by all accounts located on land that belonged to someone else. Unless he had a signed and sealed agreement, which there's no word of, to have it there the owners are entitled to ask him to shift his turd whenever they like. By all accounts they gave him notice to do just that, and when he didn't they did it for him.

Yeah, maybe a bit tough on him, maybe the owners and planning used each other a little bit to get what they wanted, and maybe the owners timed things to suit themselves, but so what. If he was for real, I seriously doubt what he built was anything like, sizeways at least, like what the owners thought they were allowing him to build, and were glad to be rid, and if he was intent on picking a fight with Planning, he really shouldn't have involved a third party over whom he has no control and may have no sympathy for him and his antics.

He's quoted as saying his boat can't be shifted, as it needs work. stoness! If it can't stand being lifted on a truck for a short trip from Aithsvoe to Ocraquoy, it'll never be shifted again ever, regardless how much it's worked on. If he won't can't plant it next to his house to work on, and have whatever shelter around it there he sees fit, and have whatever arguments with whoever he sees fit on his own turf, or not as the case may be, he needn't whinge when he involves other folk with it and they mess with his plans. They have rights too.
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Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:10 PM

OK but, the way I read the article, I presumed that he originally had some kind of permission to erect the shed.  Why else would he be seeking planning permission.

 

We all know that he can be his own worst enemy but, what I don't get is the "gleeful gloating" and personal attacks that go on whenever he starts another fight(?).



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:41 PM

We all know that he can be his own worst enemy but, what I don't get is the "gleeful gloating" and personal attacks that go on whenever he starts another fight(?).

 

It keeps the conversation going???



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:21 PM

OK but, the way I read the article, I presumed that he originally had some kind of permission to erect the shed.  Why else would he be seeking planning permission.
 
We all know that he can be his own worst enemy but, what I don't get is the "gleeful gloating" and personal attacks that go on whenever he starts another fight(?).


Not necessarily saying you're wrong, but the way it came across to me was that the owners had agreed he could put up a 'shelter over his boat so he could work on it'. These things usually take the form or tarp covered scaffolding pole structures, a la the big hoose on the Hillhead of late, approx a metre or two longer/wider/higher than the item it encloses. Not, wooden framed, sterling board covered sheds, three times the width and twice the height of its contents.

Any gloating' that may seem to be being done, may well have a great deal to do with that just about everything Calamity undertakes has some sort of hidden ulterior motive that he expects other folk to get involved in, whether they really want to or not. That, and the fact the vast majority of his endeavours end 'badly' for anyone anywhere near them. It's become very much an 'Oh hell, what clusterf*ck is he creating now' whenever his head pops above the parapet.
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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:04 PM

looking at the picture it looked unsafe. one strong storm and it would have been blown about. we know he is up to something.if he is desperate to go sailing he gets 4 ferry passes for free.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:42 PM

He is ma'be going to try and see if he can get a bit further than the "Elsi Arrub. :roll:



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:27 PM

looking at the picture it looked unsafe. one strong storm and it would have been blown about......


The 'shed', or the boat......

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:31 AM

i guess both. remember his 4x4 



#11 Da Burra Shop

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:00 PM

looking at the picture it looked unsafe. one strong storm and it would have been blown about. we know he is up to something.if he is desperate to go sailing he gets 4 ferry passes for free.

It stood through the winter



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:19 PM

Wasn't sheeted in then!

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:36 AM

The most unbelievable bit to this story is that CC's intention was to make his "boat" seaworthy!? Another attention-seeking child-like stunt more like.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:56 PM

looking at the picture it looked unsafe. one strong storm and it would have been blown about. we know he is up to something.if he is desperate to go sailing he gets 4 ferry passes for free.

It stood through the winter

...with no cover! Do you seriously believe that it would last even a force 7 if it was sheeted? You'd have made a better attempt at defending your buddy if you'd simply stayed quite on this. Your involvement and reputation isn't going to gain him any sympathy.

#15 Da Burra Shop

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:09 AM

 

 

looking at the picture it looked unsafe. one strong storm and it would have been blown about. we know he is up to something.if he is desperate to go sailing he gets 4 ferry passes for free.

It stood through the winter

...with no cover! Do you seriously believe that it would last even a force 7 if it was sheeted? You'd have made a better attempt at defending your buddy if you'd simply stayed quite on this. Your involvement and reputation isn't going to gain him any sympathy.

 

get over yourself. i was not defending him nor is he my "buddy" i was just stating a fact. fact is it stood the winter better than th £4.5 million interpretive centre a few mile further sooth.


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