Alert after bogus clamp warning sent to houses in Daubhill

The Bolton News: The bogus letter that was sent to houses in Vigo Avenue, Daubhill The bogus letter that was sent to houses in Vigo Avenue, Daubhill

RESIDENTS have received bogus letters warning them that their cars could be clamped for parking outside their homes.

The letters, delivered to addresses in Vigo Avenue, Daubhill, state that as of May 5, a security firm has taken over the control of parking in the road and surrounding areas and will be enforcing restrictions.

Residents have been told that “there will be no more pavement parking in this street due to planned operations in this area” and that “single file parking on one side of the street is advised”.

The “planned operations” refer to the start of work to build four new football pitches, changing rooms, toilets and a car park at the Hulton Lane playing fields.

Builders from the council will fully drain the site so that the new pitches — two for adults, one for youth football and one for juniors — can be installed as part of the £474,000 development.

The author of the letter, under the name of Stalwart Security Ltd, states that the firm would carry out “random 24 hour patrols and checks in the area” and that parking restrictions including clamping could be used while the council’s work was ongoing.

Bolton Council has dismissed the letter as a fake.

Cabinet member for the environment Cllr Nick Peel said: “As we suspected this letter is entirely bogus “And it has nothing to do with the council or its contractors.

“The road in question is adopted and the council has no plans whatsoever for any restrictions while the work is taking place.

“Any residents should simply ignore this letter.” Alison Heap, of Vigo Avenue, said she was not sure whether to believe if the letter was genuine.

She added: “Looking at it we did think it was fake.”

Hulton councillor Andy Morgan said: “This is just a cheap punt.

“We will do what we can to find out who is behind this.”

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10:52am Tue 13 May 14

melloj says...

Fake straight off the bat. Clamping vehicles is an illegal activity so straight away it gives itself up. But what is obvious is it's written colloquial: "there will be no more parking...." and "will be doing random patrols" Sounds more like tough talk than an official letter.

If your going to attempt to dupe people go back to school and learn to write properly.
Fake straight off the bat. Clamping vehicles is an illegal activity so straight away it gives itself up. But what is obvious is it's written colloquial: "there will be no more parking...." and "will be doing random patrols" Sounds more like tough talk than an official letter. If your going to attempt to dupe people go back to school and learn to write properly. melloj
  • Score: 6

10:52am Tue 13 May 14

The Running Man says...

" Hulton councillor Andy Morgan said: “This is just a cheap punt.

“We will do what we can to find out who is behind this.” "

I'm no expert in these matters, and I'm certainly not saying this will definately work, but you could do worse than ringing Stalwart Security Ltd. There are subtle clues are in the flyer, if you read it well enough you'll see what I mean.

Oh, by the way, I'm not telling a council member what he should be doing. How could anyone improve on what we have already?
" Hulton councillor Andy Morgan said: “This is just a cheap punt. “We will do what we can to find out who is behind this.” " I'm no expert in these matters, and I'm certainly not saying this will definately work, but you could do worse than ringing Stalwart Security Ltd. There are subtle clues are in the flyer, if you read it well enough you'll see what I mean. Oh, by the way, I'm not telling a council member what he should be doing. How could anyone improve on what we have already? The Running Man
  • Score: 11

11:04am Tue 13 May 14

MarkAllRead says...

melloj wrote:
Fake straight off the bat. Clamping vehicles is an illegal activity so straight away it gives itself up. But what is obvious is it's written colloquial: "there will be no more parking...." and "will be doing random patrols" Sounds more like tough talk than an official letter.

If your going to attempt to dupe people go back to school and learn to write properly.
Don't you mean "you're", not "your"?
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: Fake straight off the bat. Clamping vehicles is an illegal activity so straight away it gives itself up. But what is obvious is it's written colloquial: "there will be no more parking...." and "will be doing random patrols" Sounds more like tough talk than an official letter. If your going to attempt to dupe people go back to school and learn to write properly.[/p][/quote]Don't you mean "you're", not "your"? MarkAllRead
  • Score: 18

11:09am Tue 13 May 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Don't know who Stalwart Security Limited are but a quick credit check on them shows that they don't appear to be a trading company and haven't filed any accounts since their incorporation in 1990. Both directors of this company are also directors of numerous other active companies within the industry.

Sounds like trading standards might be interested....
Don't know who Stalwart Security Limited are but a quick credit check on them shows that they don't appear to be a trading company and haven't filed any accounts since their incorporation in 1990. Both directors of this company are also directors of numerous other active companies within the industry. Sounds like trading standards might be interested.... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 5

11:37am Tue 13 May 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Stalwart Security were trading in 2000/2001 because I know people that were employed by them.

This sounds like someone using an old company name in a scam. Maybe they indeed have some kind of ties to the old Stalwart Security Ltd that was based on St Georges Road for many years.
Stalwart Security were trading in 2000/2001 because I know people that were employed by them. This sounds like someone using an old company name in a scam. Maybe they indeed have some kind of ties to the old Stalwart Security Ltd that was based on St Georges Road for many years. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 3

10:00pm Tue 13 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

Well if clamping is no longer legal how about towing the ones below away... maybe whoever is in charge for stopping people parking their cars fully on the pavement and blocking a pedestrians path so they have to walk in the main road, which i'm sure is illegal as it is a public highway they could try calling at randal street, daubhill instead it's always got cars fully parked on the pavement day and night,
Well if clamping is no longer legal how about towing the ones below away... maybe whoever is in charge for stopping people parking their cars fully on the pavement and blocking a pedestrians path so they have to walk in the main road, which i'm sure is illegal as it is a public highway they could try calling at randal street, daubhill instead it's always got cars fully parked on the pavement day and night, Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 4

10:22pm Tue 13 May 14

steveG says...

If the council weren't renowned for doing stupid things then we would immediately know it was a bogus note.
If the council weren't renowned for doing stupid things then we would immediately know it was a bogus note. steveG
  • Score: 0

7:14am Wed 14 May 14

BOLTON_COLIN says...

Some people in the Daubhill area, park where they want anyway with little or no thought or consideration for pedestrians. Nothing has been done about it and probably won't be. I personally have had to walk on main roads/streets taking my life in my hands, because there are cars parked almost totally and in some cases totally on pavements, both on main roads and on side streets. Some months ago I witnessed a Lady with a pram with a baby in it having to go on the road and almost getting hit by a speeding car. (She did have her own way of dealing with it by accidentally leaving a very long, deep scratch mark along the side of the car) A top of the range Mercedes as I recall. Was she right in what she did I asked myself? My answer was, that She had the same right to do it as the person had the right to block the pavement. :-)
Some people in the Daubhill area, park where they want anyway with little or no thought or consideration for pedestrians. Nothing has been done about it and probably won't be. I personally have had to walk on main roads/streets taking my life in my hands, because there are cars parked almost totally and in some cases totally on pavements, both on main roads and on side streets. Some months ago I witnessed a Lady with a pram with a baby in it having to go on the road and almost getting hit by a speeding car. (She did have her own way of dealing with it by accidentally leaving a very long, deep scratch mark along the side of the car) A top of the range Mercedes as I recall. Was she right in what she did I asked myself? My answer was, that She had the same right to do it as the person had the right to block the pavement. :-) BOLTON_COLIN
  • Score: 2

10:08am Wed 14 May 14

BOLTON_COLIN says...

BOLTON_COLIN wrote:
Some people in the Daubhill area, park where they want anyway with little or no thought or consideration for pedestrians. Nothing has been done about it and probably won't be. I personally have had to walk on main roads/streets taking my life in my hands, because there are cars parked almost totally and in some cases totally on pavements, both on main roads and on side streets. Some months ago I witnessed a Lady with a pram with a baby in it having to go on the road and almost getting hit by a speeding car. (She did have her own way of dealing with it by accidentally leaving a very long, deep scratch mark along the side of the car) A top of the range Mercedes as I recall. Was she right in what she did I asked myself? My answer was, that She had the same right to do it as the person had the right to block the pavement. :-)
I notice 2 people have given this comment the thumbs down. I wonder if one is a pavement parker with a Mercedes? lol
[quote][p][bold]BOLTON_COLIN[/bold] wrote: Some people in the Daubhill area, park where they want anyway with little or no thought or consideration for pedestrians. Nothing has been done about it and probably won't be. I personally have had to walk on main roads/streets taking my life in my hands, because there are cars parked almost totally and in some cases totally on pavements, both on main roads and on side streets. Some months ago I witnessed a Lady with a pram with a baby in it having to go on the road and almost getting hit by a speeding car. (She did have her own way of dealing with it by accidentally leaving a very long, deep scratch mark along the side of the car) A top of the range Mercedes as I recall. Was she right in what she did I asked myself? My answer was, that She had the same right to do it as the person had the right to block the pavement. :-)[/p][/quote]I notice 2 people have given this comment the thumbs down. I wonder if one is a pavement parker with a Mercedes? lol BOLTON_COLIN
  • Score: 3

10:10am Wed 14 May 14

BOLTON_COLIN says...

BOLTON_COLIN wrote:
BOLTON_COLIN wrote: Some people in the Daubhill area, park where they want anyway with little or no thought or consideration for pedestrians. Nothing has been done about it and probably won't be. I personally have had to walk on main roads/streets taking my life in my hands, because there are cars parked almost totally and in some cases totally on pavements, both on main roads and on side streets. Some months ago I witnessed a Lady with a pram with a baby in it having to go on the road and almost getting hit by a speeding car. (She did have her own way of dealing with it by accidentally leaving a very long, deep scratch mark along the side of the car) A top of the range Mercedes as I recall. Was she right in what she did I asked myself? My answer was, that She had the same right to do it as the person had the right to block the pavement. :-)
I notice 2 people have given this comment the thumbs down. I wonder if one is a pavement parker with a Mercedes? lol
And now the thumbs down have disappeared. I'll put it down to a gliche. :-)
[quote][p][bold]BOLTON_COLIN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BOLTON_COLIN[/bold] wrote: Some people in the Daubhill area, park where they want anyway with little or no thought or consideration for pedestrians. Nothing has been done about it and probably won't be. I personally have had to walk on main roads/streets taking my life in my hands, because there are cars parked almost totally and in some cases totally on pavements, both on main roads and on side streets. Some months ago I witnessed a Lady with a pram with a baby in it having to go on the road and almost getting hit by a speeding car. (She did have her own way of dealing with it by accidentally leaving a very long, deep scratch mark along the side of the car) A top of the range Mercedes as I recall. Was she right in what she did I asked myself? My answer was, that She had the same right to do it as the person had the right to block the pavement. :-)[/p][/quote]I notice 2 people have given this comment the thumbs down. I wonder if one is a pavement parker with a Mercedes? lol[/p][/quote]And now the thumbs down have disappeared. I'll put it down to a gliche. :-) BOLTON_COLIN
  • Score: 2

11:20am Wed 14 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

BOLTON_COLIN says...
(She did have her own way of dealing with it by accidentally leaving a very long, deep scratch mark along the side of the car) A top of the range Mercedes as I recall.

It seems the girl may have found a way to deal with these cars parked fully on pavements, so i say good on her.
Watch out watch out there's a key car scratcher about :-) ( May i suggest they use a DART if anyone else is attempting this, for better effect and damage)
BOLTON_COLIN says... (She did have her own way of dealing with it by accidentally leaving a very long, deep scratch mark along the side of the car) A top of the range Mercedes as I recall. It seems the girl may have found a way to deal with these cars parked fully on pavements, so i say good on her. Watch out watch out there's a key car scratcher about :-) ( May i suggest they use a DART if anyone else is attempting this, for better effect and damage) Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 4

10:31pm Wed 14 May 14

Greasy Chip Butty says...

I see the same parking problems in pockets of Tonge, but we all look alike there, so no need for mindless vandalism.
Randolf, you will feel at home there mate.
I see the same parking problems in pockets of Tonge, but we all look alike there, so no need for mindless vandalism. Randolf, you will feel at home there mate. Greasy Chip Butty
  • Score: -1

11:26pm Wed 14 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

oh dear what have we here our local community shops in the spotlight, but for all the wrong reasons... again !!!

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oh dear what have we here our local community shops in the spotlight, but for all the wrong reasons... again !!! http://www.thebolton news.co.uk/news/1121 2982.UPDATED__Shisha _bar_cleared_out_aft er_police_raid/?ref= var_0 Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 1

9:46am Thu 15 May 14

BOLTON_COLIN says...

Greasy Chip Butty wrote:
I see the same parking problems in pockets of Tonge, but we all look alike there, so no need for mindless vandalism. Randolf, you will feel at home there mate.
So you don't condone mindless vandalism (I prefer to look on it as, If the people who inconsiderately park like that don't give a crap why should the innocent parties give a crap?) But are prepared to put up with illegal parking which can cause injury or even death from innocent people to women/children and elderly people having to walk on roads to pass? I truly hope none of your family or friends are ever put in that situation. You may think differently then.
[quote][p][bold]Greasy Chip Butty[/bold] wrote: I see the same parking problems in pockets of Tonge, but we all look alike there, so no need for mindless vandalism. Randolf, you will feel at home there mate.[/p][/quote]So you don't condone mindless vandalism (I prefer to look on it as, If the people who inconsiderately park like that don't give a crap why should the innocent parties give a crap?) But are prepared to put up with illegal parking which can cause injury or even death from innocent people to women/children and elderly people having to walk on roads to pass? I truly hope none of your family or friends are ever put in that situation. You may think differently then. BOLTON_COLIN
  • Score: 1

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