Robís hedge stall must come off the wall after 15 years

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Robís hedge stall must come off the wall after 15 years

Post by GD on Tue 16 Feb 2010, 6:19 pm



Robert Staples with the hedge veg stall that had to come off the sea wall and the notice telling him to contact the Environment Department. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 0916880)
BEING forced to take his hedge veg box off Rocquaine sea wall has left it vulnerable thieves, said Robert Staples.

For 15 years Mr Staples, 56, has kept the veg stall on the sea wall opposite his house at LíEree Ė he has sold vegetables at the roadside for more than 30 years.
The outlet was originally outside his home, but he moved it after a neighbour complained that it obstructed his view as he emerged from his driveway.
ĎThe other thing was, we donít get a lot of things pinched off the wall because the box faces all the windows of the house,í said the landscape gardener.
ĎIf somebody stops, I can see their registration. Iíve had no complaints since itís been on the wall.í
Mr Staples said he was shocked when he returned from ormering to find the box had moved.
ĎIt had been taken off the wall and put in my garden,í he said. ĎIt had an Environment notice put on the side of the box, but it doesnít look to be an official one. It looks like a photocopy.í
Environment was unable to comment before going to press but said that it would do so within 24 hours. (from thisisguernsey)

Typical States takes 15 years to complain...


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Post by Thistle on Tue 16 Feb 2010, 6:21 pm

this is so jobsworth.have environment got nothing better to do.
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Post by bug1 on Tue 16 Feb 2010, 9:05 pm

I know some boxes are sited in difficult positions BUT he's had his there for 15years ! So what has changed? Jobsworth's attitudes!
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Post by karma on Tue 16 Feb 2010, 10:52 pm

I bet now it's been bought to 'light' the Income Tax Department wont be far behind demanding to see how much he owes them from the profit he's been making in the last 15 years!!!!
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Post by kat on Wed 17 Feb 2010, 10:58 am

He is lucky he has had the wall rent free for 15years ...
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Post by MOLE EXCAVATING on Fri 19 Feb 2010, 7:00 pm

karma wrote:I bet now it's been bought to 'light' the Income Tax Department wont be far behind demanding to see how much he owes them from the profit he's been making in the last 15 years!!!!

kat wrote:He is lucky he has had the wall rent free for 15years ...

Ha ha!! I bet he didnt think of that when he had his picture put in the paper and then went on to say how much money he is losing

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Post by kat on Sat 20 Feb 2010, 3:55 pm

Can you imagine how our island would look if we all put our stuff on seawalls to sell..he should remove it and be thankful for the free use all these years
Me think he might have shot himself in the foot here ! lOl
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Post by Digger on Sun 21 Feb 2010, 4:06 am

I have purchased veg from Mr Staples and IMO its the best you can get, its a coast road , its not on a corner so whats the problem. Stop bulling people. Good luck Mr staples


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Post by Thistle on Sun 21 Feb 2010, 8:16 am

i agree with digger the quality of vedge is excellent.
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Post by plimmerton811 on Sun 21 Feb 2010, 8:21 am

Digger wrote:I have purchased veg from Mr Staples and IMO its the best you can get, its a coast road , its not on a corner so whats the problem. Stop bulling people. Good luck Mr staples

Is there no problem until a complaint is made? and then authorities have to take action. Often authorities turn a blind eye to small matters that are not causing harm to anyone, but when a complaint is made they have to be seen to be taking action.

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Post by MOLE EXCAVATING on Sun 21 Feb 2010, 11:23 am

kat wrote:Can you imagine how our island would look if we all put our stuff on seawalls to sell..he should remove it and be thankful for the free use all these years
Me think he might have shot himself in the foot here ! lOl

In all honesty, he should just be gratefull that he has been able to do what he has but that is a busy narrow road, like you say, hes not really thought about it and gone straight in the paper and highlighted how he was making good money for 15 years, the tax and insurance could now investigate him and he might end up with a few grand bill, land rent to trade off public land is a few grand a year itself, he wouldnt have had any public liability either if the stall blew in the road and caused an accident.

Theres a few people that grow flowers and veg that make decent undeclared sidelines out of selling produce on the roadside, some dont even grow it themselves, they buy it in.

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Post by kingcolemk on Sun 21 Feb 2010, 6:13 pm

Oh dear, all the petty little socialist jealousies are come out now.

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Post by MOLE EXCAVATING on Sun 21 Feb 2010, 6:43 pm

Well, if im sure if you were making regular money that wasnt being declared for 15 years, the last thing youd do is let everyone know about it in the press, just common sense really

Seeing as even people from here buy from that stall, its popular, it must do on a conservative average £20 a week. Over 15 years thats over 15 grand, which would be a tax and insurance bill for over 4 grand, plus land rent on a kisok is over 4 grand a year as well. Just dont go in the paper and let people know about it



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Post by plimmerton811 on Sun 21 Feb 2010, 6:58 pm

MOLE EXCAVATING wrote:Well, if im sure if you were making regular money that wasnt being declared for 15 years, the last thing youd do is let everyone know about it in the press, just common sense really

Seeing as even people from here buy from that stall, its popular, it must do on a conservative average £20 a week. Over 15 years thats over 15 grand, which would be a tax and insurance bill for over 4 grand, plus land rent on a kisok is over 4 grand a year as well. Just dont go in the paper and let people know about it



Of course, something no one has considered, he may well have declard every penny.

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Post by MOLE EXCAVATING on Sun 21 Feb 2010, 7:53 pm

Could have but then wouldnt the states have found out where he was trading from earlier?

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Post by plimmerton811 on Sun 21 Feb 2010, 11:24 pm

MOLE EXCAVATING wrote:Could have but then wouldnt the states have found out where he was trading from earlier?

Check my earlier post, they may very well not have been interested on where he was, or even if he was trading, until they received a complaint. Just a thought.
Let's be fair in the greater scheme of things, who gives a toss if he was trading or not. If his veg has been removed from the wall the world has hardily stopped turning.

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Post by MOLE EXCAVATING on Mon 22 Feb 2010, 7:55 am

plimmerton811 wrote:Let's be fair in the greater scheme of things, who gives a toss if he was trading or not. If his veg has been removed from the wall the world has hardily stopped turning.

Thats the spirit

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