Hi, just wondering if anybody knows when the council paint over and rip down the posters in belfast i.e if its every week or on mondays or fridays etc?? just i am gonna be doing a bit of postering but didn't wanna stick them up to get ripped down the next morning! Any light on the subject would be much appreciated!!
u had a bad experience then andyzsp!lol.
strangely i had just facebooked one of the bands that did my graveyard gig that i wanted to protest both belfast city council and stormont on the "painting over posters" issue by driving up to the gates in a cutainsider,pull back the curtains thereby revealing the loudest,smelliest most metallest (is that a word!?)band i can find,let them blast it out until the peelers come and arrest us all........sounds like a plan
anyone lend me a curtainsider?anything up to 7.5 tonnes,i have trade insurance and friends at utv and the smellygraph!lol
Or, if you do actually want to get something constructive done, you could write to the Assembly Environment Committee who are currently calling for evidence on the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill.
yeah right rentaghost!u dont get anything done by writing letters.been there,done that.totally pointless and a waste of paper.
i used to work in environmental health and i can tell u that,as long as these civil servant pen pushers get their payslips,they really dont give a flying fuck about us gurning about them painting over posters!
it has been suggested many times that the council has dedicated poster sites but its too much like hard work and the council and the planning dept just cant be arsed with the paperwork and logistics.they really couldnt organise a pissup in a brewery.i have had a planning app in since 2006 and its still in a big big queue.if you think that writing letters will change anything you're living in cloud fuckin cuckoo land.
yup,driving up in a big fuck off lorry and making a loada noise prob wont achieve much either but it will get it in the public eye and get people talking about it.plus itll be fun.....i dont get out much!
In an ideal world (where all gig going folk could get behind a single purpose) it could be possible to fly poster to such an extent that it would cost the council too much to deface. However, it may result in the elderly being postered prisoners of their own private dwelling.
well it did JK Rowling alright but ive got a real hard on for some direct action rather than the passive "oo ,i'll write some mildly worded letters on recycled paper in between knitting sessions,this will show my distain.meanwhile i shall look forward to going into work tomorrow for the civil service" approach.fuck right off!
i have offers of vehicles already....damn straight....i'll paint over fuckin city hall if i have to
I doubt you're going to top the last attempt at direct action, to be honest Flightstrip.
Organised by regular user here The Ronster (he also did the Belfast4Haiti gig). Not only did he arrange guerilla postering, he got a load of kids to make a video about it which was a huge hit on the youtube site.
Top that, if you can, which I seriously doubt.
Still didn't change anything tho :(
a superb effort too ron...
i luv the way rentaghost and t ents try to carry on a sensible conversation whilst ignoring idiots like me....
they obviously have kids!lol
But Karen, do you reckon thon Bill will go through during this mandate?
I'm sceptical, given the massive backlog of stuff that they have to get through. i was going to say "more important stuff" there, but actually it's all a big lot of pish. And I'm also sceptical about Poots staying in post post election, given that he's been a cowardly failure on absolutely every issue
FFS Ron, just because you're a Big Man With A Proper Big Job In The Media, there is no need to disown your earlier efforts!
It was a good solid try, and I know you've come a long way from then.
But it captured a moment - a moment of people power. Not much perhaps, but a snapshot of solidarity in a city that badly needed it.
Don't sully that memory because you're too cool now :S
Marty, it has 26 council and cross party support, so I'm guessing yes. Think the Waste and Contaminated Land amendments will go through too. I want the Reorganisation Bill to go through but I reckon I've two hopes of that. I have a meeting with Boylan tomorrow afternoon about all the planning stuff, so I'll maybe see you at some stage.