Well, I’ve started to put together the PowerPoint presentation for next Tuesdays Street Talk. If you’re in London, please pop along to see me discuss such items as Bull Taming, the British Class System and the Ford Capri. I shall also, as a finale, be taking you on a pictoral trip from my house to the sea on a Worthing Cycle Network Route before openly wondering why West Sussex Council Highways Officials shouldn’t be lined up against a wall and shot. Or at least made to ride a bicycle along the Magical Mystery Tours that they design and build. I shall be giving away Fererro Rocher and a Worthing Bucket and Spade! Yes, I know Worthing has a pebble beach but only at high tide.
Also, if you are in Worthing this evening, do pop along to the Beechwood Hall Hotel for 7.30pm (in the Bar, obviously), where the monthly meetings of our local campaign group, Worthing Revolutions takes place. We had to change the name from ‘Revolution’ to ‘Revolutions’ as ‘Revolution’ sounded a bit too…well, Revolutionary for Worthing.
In local news:
From Worthing Herald (1 April 2011) – my emphasis in bold:
THE elderly cyclist who was knocked off his bike in Goring yesterday (March 31) has been released from Worthing Hospital.
The 82-year-old man was released last night (Thursday, March 31) after his bike collided with a black Honda Jazz at The Strand roundabout, near The Boulevard, at around 10.45am that day.
He was taken to Worthing Hospital with head injuries, which were not as serious as police first feared.
The local male driver of the black Honda Jazz was shaken but uninjured in the collision.
Traffic was diverted for more than an hour as police secured evidence from the road and made it safe.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Electra.
From The Argus (6 April 2011):
A schoolboy has been left with serious head injuries after being struck by a car outside a college.
Emergency services went to the A23, Crawley Avenue, Crawley, at 3.15pm yesterday, where a 12-year-old boy had been injured following a collision with a silver Vauxhall Meriva saloon car outside Ifield Community College.
An air ambulance landed at the scene, but the boy, who lives with his family in Crawley, was subsequently taken to St Georges Hospital. Tooting, South London, by road.
The 38-year old Crawley woman who was driving the car was unhurt.
Road closures were in place at Gossops Drive and Ifield roundabout whilst the boy was taken to hospital and the scene was examined by police investigators.
A Sussex Police spokesman said; “We are asking anyone who saw what happened to contact our Road Policing Unit at Haywards Heath via 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Fraser.”
Finally from The Argus (6 April 2011)
A man has been charged with causing the death of a 28-year-old passenger by dangerous driving in a crash in central Brighton.
Jonathan Wenham, 40 of Ridgeside Avenue, Brighton was charged on Tuesday with causing the death of Nicholas Messenger, 28, of Old Kent Road, London.
Mr Messenger was a passenger in a BMW which collided with a tree in Grand Parade on January 21.
Wenham was also charged with driving with excess alcohol, making a false statement to obtain insurance and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
He has been bailed to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on April 21.