Olympic stadium could form part of Oasis redevelopment

Swindon Advertiser: Action from the the London International Basketball Invitational test event at the Basketball Arena in the Olympic Stadium Action from the the London International Basketball Invitational test event at the Basketball Arena in the Olympic Stadium

PART of the 2012 Olympic basketball arena could come to Swindon to help build a concert venue and sports hall at the redeveloped Oasis Leisure Centre.

Moirai Capital Investments, the developer leading the £65m overhaul, has registered an interest in securing part of the 12,000-capacity stadium, which will be dismantled after the Games.

Under the draft plans and depending of how much, if any, of the building comes to Swindon, a section could create a 5,000 to 7,000-seater multi-use arena which could be used for concerts, as well as a sports hall.

Barr Construction, the Scottish firm which built the stadium at London’s Olympic Park, said in January that its “preferred” option would be to re-use the whole stadium at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but if not, there were others interested in using it.

The Adver understands the deadline for Brazil to confirm the deal recently elapsed, meaning it no longer has first refusal.

The paper also understands there at are least four organisations, including Moirai, which have expressed an interest.

A decision is expected by August, but it is still early days and nothing is certain.

The Adver reported last week that Swindon Council also hopes to get about £1m worth of plant equipment, used in a temporary Olympic training pool, to build a 50m pool at the Link Centre.

Commenting on the basketball stadium, Coun Keith Williams, Swindon Council’s cabinet member for leisure, said: “It’s a great opportunity. It really shows that with regards to the Olympic legacy, Swindon is looking to capitalise on that as much as possible.

“And where people have been unable to get tickets, generations of Swindonians will be able to benefit from a once-in-a-lifetime Olympic Games.”

Coun Williams said Moirai hoped to get a length of the building, plus an end wall, which would be used to build the new facility on the adjoining former Clares factory site.

The Adver understands that, providing the developer gets a sufficient section, there would be a separate arena and the sports hall, but it might end up as one flexible space. The Adver also understands that the council and Moirai plan to build the arena, regardless of whether parts come from the Olympics.

The arena would replace the Oasis sports hall as Swindon’s main concert venue, while the new sports hall could be used for sports such as basketball, squash and badminton.

Coun Williams said: “It’s fitting that gap because we do have smaller venues, and we can get 3,000 capacity at the moment, but this would bring things to a whole new level.

“We will have a greater range of acts, attract the larger acts that wouldn’t normally perform in somewhere like the Oasis.

“The acoustics will be better with this facility, so I think it’s definitely moving in the right direction and will be a great benefit for the people of Swindon.”

The Oasis is set to transfer to Moirai on June 1, with the start of a 12-month refurbishment. Work to build further leisure facilities, including an indoor ski slope would take place in later phases.

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8:19am Sat 5 May 12

Robfm says...

So nothings changed, our Councillors are intent on bankrupting Swindon.
So nothings changed, our Councillors are intent on bankrupting Swindon. Robfm

10:04am Sat 5 May 12

matt71 says...

Rob this is exactly the kind of project that the council should be spending our money on I would gladly pay a bit more council tax to fund it.people moan that Swindon has nothing to do then moan about the cost when the council tries to improve it.i also believe this is privately funded so no cost to tax payers.
Rob this is exactly the kind of project that the council should be spending our money on I would gladly pay a bit more council tax to fund it.people moan that Swindon has nothing to do then moan about the cost when the council tries to improve it.i also believe this is privately funded so no cost to tax payers. matt71

10:30am Sat 5 May 12

sn5 says...

it's a good idea to look at this as a possibility - no doubt rfm would slam the council if they were to refurbish the oasis or the link and not look at this as a possibility
it's a good idea to look at this as a possibility - no doubt rfm would slam the council if they were to refurbish the oasis or the link and not look at this as a possibility sn5

10:33am Sat 5 May 12

SockPuppet says...

Nice plans, but a prime example of the rest of the country getting the scraps of the Olympics. Britain is far too Londoncentric.
Nice plans, but a prime example of the rest of the country getting the scraps of the Olympics. Britain is far too Londoncentric. SockPuppet

10:52am Sat 5 May 12

Robfm says...

The Council has already given the land over (not said what lease payment is), and stated they will pay £1.2 million towards a 50 metre pool.

So yes it is rate payers money.

I am all in favour of commercially sourced and paid for projects like this. I fear however this will come with lots of subsides we can't afford.

Take a look at the Union Square development Muse are building the entire first phase and it's costing them nothing, and making £14 million into the bargain.

As for the major events have there been one where the community in general has benefited in the long term.

There was a programme 2 weeks ago on Barcelona, once great stadia are now ruins, as in Greece.
The Council has already given the land over (not said what lease payment is), and stated they will pay £1.2 million towards a 50 metre pool. So yes it is rate payers money. I am all in favour of commercially sourced and paid for projects like this. I fear however this will come with lots of subsides we can't afford. Take a look at the Union Square development Muse are building the entire first phase and it's costing them nothing, and making £14 million into the bargain. As for the major events have there been one where the community in general has benefited in the long term. There was a programme 2 weeks ago on Barcelona, once great stadia are now ruins, as in Greece. Robfm

8:30pm Sat 5 May 12

I Too says...

Oh so it's fine for YOU to go off thread then.

One set of rulea for you and a different set for everyone else I suppose.
Oh so it's fine for YOU to go off thread then. One set of rulea for you and a different set for everyone else I suppose. I Too

9:12pm Sat 5 May 12

I Too says...

On topic, I hope this latest "promise" doesn't effect the previous "promise" of a ski dome.

They will certainly need both the Oasis and Clares sites for that

I don't think the pool and sports hall alone would cover it

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The additional area across the road would be essential

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On topic, I hope this latest "promise" doesn't effect the previous "promise" of a ski dome. They will certainly need both the Oasis and Clares sites for that I don't think the pool and sports hall alone would cover it www.flickr.com/photo s/73970391@N03/67901 56266/in/set-7215762 8887121529/ The additional area across the road would be essential www.flickr.com/photo s/73970391@N03/70394 06341/in/set-7215762 8887121529/ I Too

9:19pm Sat 5 May 12

I Too says...

Course a ski dome would be something different for Swindon, but having visited the one at Milton Keynes.....
This is what I'd be spending my time doing

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Course a ski dome would be something different for Swindon, but having visited the one at Milton Keynes..... This is what I'd be spending my time doing http://m.flickr.com/ #/photos/73970391@N0 3/6893304934/in/set- 72157629184123578/ I Too

9:31pm Sat 5 May 12

itsamess says...

Bob
You are just upset that the council have not personally given you all the details-and that you cannot work out how much benefit the whole project will benefit swindon.
As you are not a ratepayer by virtue of being a simple employee--and clearly anti everything that could improve this town--why dont you go somewhere else to aggravate them.
Clearly you have not grasped the fact that the Oasis and the rest of the project is not being funded by the ratepayers. They will get an income and of course attract visitors to our town with an income as well. As the company has applied for equipment that could help build more facilities--that is good for us--a better venue and extra sports facility. The pool is an entirely different matter and has great potential--just one more thing to raise our profile.
Bob You are just upset that the council have not personally given you all the details-and that you cannot work out how much benefit the whole project will benefit swindon. As you are not a ratepayer by virtue of being a simple employee--and clearly anti everything that could improve this town--why dont you go somewhere else to aggravate them. Clearly you have not grasped the fact that the Oasis and the rest of the project is not being funded by the ratepayers. They will get an income and of course attract visitors to our town with an income as well. As the company has applied for equipment that could help build more facilities--that is good for us--a better venue and extra sports facility. The pool is an entirely different matter and has great potential--just one more thing to raise our profile. itsamess

7:29am Sun 6 May 12

Robfm says...

Wow the fountain of all knowledge has done it again. So I am not a rate payer. Well best I stop paying SBC then. I can say that an internationally renowned Fantasist, sorry, Nuclear Scientist, says so, and he's never wrong.

You pillock, as well as the business paying non-domestic rates, we also pay domestic rates.

Once again you show your knowledge is simply googled, and clearly not very well.

As for the project try reading what I wrote, I am all in favour of this. I have visited the MK Xscape many times over the years, when there on BII business. It's directly opposite where I use to stay.

The use of public funds, and the benefits to the public should be public knowledge or are you now going back on numerous other posts you've made saying that, just to disagree again.
Wow the fountain of all knowledge has done it again. So I am not a rate payer. Well best I stop paying SBC then. I can say that an internationally renowned Fantasist, sorry, Nuclear Scientist, says so, and he's never wrong. You pillock, as well as the business paying non-domestic rates, we also pay domestic rates. Once again you show your knowledge is simply googled, and clearly not very well. As for the project try reading what I wrote, I am all in favour of this. I have visited the MK Xscape many times over the years, when there on BII business. It's directly opposite where I use to stay. The use of public funds, and the benefits to the public should be public knowledge or are you now going back on numerous other posts you've made saying that, just to disagree again. Robfm

8:37am Sun 6 May 12

itsamess says...

Robfm says...
7:29am Sun 6 May 12
"You pillock, as well as the business paying non-domestic rates, we also pay domestic rates."

Bob--but you claim you are just an employee--and unless the rules have changed--employees are not responsible for the rates.

As for the project at the Oasis-the Council have given out the information as to what and when the already planned units are going ahead and the huge investment by Moirai-likewise the council has made plans for other projects tying in with the project.
The election result will help us in the next few years as we can expect more funding to stave off the loss of more seats in 2 years.
Robfm says... 7:29am Sun 6 May 12 "You pillock, as well as the business paying non-domestic rates, we also pay domestic rates." Bob--but you claim you are just an employee--and unless the rules have changed--employees are not responsible for the rates. As for the project at the Oasis-the Council have given out the information as to what and when the already planned units are going ahead and the huge investment by Moirai-likewise the council has made plans for other projects tying in with the project. The election result will help us in the next few years as we can expect more funding to stave off the loss of more seats in 2 years. itsamess

10:40am Sun 6 May 12

Robfm says...

Everyone who lives in a domestic premises is liable to domestic rates (unless on benfits or one of the other exemptions), it's nothing to do with the business.

As husband and wife we are both vicariously liable for the rates. So much for your legal knowledge.

SBC don't have funds, that is rate/taxpayers money. Whatever they spend comes from us in some way or other.
Everyone who lives in a domestic premises is liable to domestic rates (unless on benfits or one of the other exemptions), it's nothing to do with the business. As husband and wife we are both vicariously liable for the rates. So much for your legal knowledge. SBC don't have funds, that is rate/taxpayers money. Whatever they spend comes from us in some way or other. Robfm

11:11am Sun 6 May 12

Bored of Robfm says...

P1ss off and do some work then so you can pay for our olympic stadium
P1ss off and do some work then so you can pay for our olympic stadium Bored of Robfm

12:44pm Sun 6 May 12

moonraker says...

Robfm - can you provide a definition for the word vicariously. I've checked in the internet dictionaries and still am unable to understand your use of the word in your sentence.

Thank you.

And why do you have to resort to abuse of other posters?
Robfm - can you provide a definition for the word vicariously. I've checked in the internet dictionaries and still am unable to understand your use of the word in your sentence. Thank you. And why do you have to resort to abuse of other posters? moonraker

2:04pm Sun 6 May 12

itsamess says...

Bob
You have not explained how as an employee you can be held liable be held responsible for business rates.

"SBC don't have funds, that is rate/taxpayers money. Whatever they spend comes from us in some way or other."

That does not apply to the Oasis project as Moirai are funding the project.
Thus we the people of swindon are getting a host of leisure pursuits without capital investment--and to boot--more jobs and an income.
Bob You have not explained how as an employee you can be held liable be held responsible for business rates. "SBC don't have funds, that is rate/taxpayers money. Whatever they spend comes from us in some way or other." That does not apply to the Oasis project as Moirai are funding the project. Thus we the people of swindon are getting a host of leisure pursuits without capital investment--and to boot--more jobs and an income. itsamess

3:57pm Sun 6 May 12

Jim Royle says...

Think it looks a great idea myself. The site troll acting in his repulsive manner still i see. Shame he aint banned but only a matter of time i'm sure
Think it looks a great idea myself. The site troll acting in his repulsive manner still i see. Shame he aint banned but only a matter of time i'm sure Jim Royle

4:33pm Sun 6 May 12

Bored of Robfm says...

You would hope so
You would hope so Bored of Robfm

7:40pm Sun 6 May 12

MrAngry says...

itsamess, if I have understood the post correctly, Bob is referring to domestic rates (ie. council tax) not business rates.

A tenant would usually be liable for Council tax depending on the terms of the tenancy agreement.
itsamess, if I have understood the post correctly, Bob is referring to domestic rates (ie. council tax) not business rates. A tenant would usually be liable for Council tax depending on the terms of the tenancy agreement. MrAngry

8:03pm Sun 6 May 12

itsamess says...

AG

Robfm says...
7:29am Sun 6 May 12
You pillock, as well as the business paying non-domestic rates, we also pay domestic rates.
I responded

Bob--but you claim you are just an employee--and unless the rules have changed--employees are not responsible for the rates.

Is that clear?
AG Robfm says... 7:29am Sun 6 May 12 You pillock, as well as the business paying non-domestic rates, we also pay domestic rates. I responded Bob--but you claim you are just an employee--and unless the rules have changed--employees are not responsible for the rates. Is that clear? itsamess

8:25pm Sun 6 May 12

MrAngry says...

Very clear.

An employee of the business and therefore not liable for the non-domestic rates, but also a tenant jointly liable for council tax (domestic rates).
Very clear. An employee of the business and therefore not liable for the non-domestic rates, but also a tenant jointly liable for council tax (domestic rates). MrAngry

8:33pm Sun 6 May 12

Phantom Poster says...

Robfm wrote:
Off thread, who else thinks the photo of the men the Police would like to speak to look very much like the Military.
Has it occurred to you that there might well be a reason why the Adver have disallowed comments on that article? But of course, as usual you have decided that you are much too important for such restrictions!

Were you booted out of the police force for incompetence?
[quote][p][bold]Robfm[/bold] wrote: Off thread, who else thinks the photo of the men the Police would like to speak to look very much like the Military.[/p][/quote]Has it occurred to you that there might well be a reason why the Adver have disallowed comments on that article? But of course, as usual you have decided that you are much too important for such restrictions! Were you booted out of the police force for incompetence? Phantom Poster

10:36pm Sun 6 May 12

Even Angrier Monkey says...

make this happen.
.
Swindon REALLY needs something like this.
make this happen. . Swindon REALLY needs something like this. Even Angrier Monkey

8:33am Mon 7 May 12

Robfm says...

Oh dear PP subtly repeating the same old lie by putting it in the form of a question. I left the police force with a Certificate of Exemplary Conduct. You cannot get a higher leaving reference than that from the Police.

But keep on trolling like the rest.

By the way, please explain why comments shouldn't be allowed, they are seeking identities. They have already posted the picture, so aren't protecting anyone's identity are they.
Oh dear PP subtly repeating the same old lie by putting it in the form of a question. I left the police force with a Certificate of Exemplary Conduct. You cannot get a higher leaving reference than that from the Police. But keep on trolling like the rest. By the way, please explain why comments shouldn't be allowed, they are seeking identities. They have already posted the picture, so aren't protecting anyone's identity are they. Robfm

8:35am Mon 7 May 12

Robfm says...

MrAngry, Walters just playing his usual game, later he will contend it was me who changed the context.

Clearly you understand what the fountain of all knowledge doesn't, rather suggests he doesn't pay domestic rates, or is not married as he claims.
MrAngry, Walters just playing his usual game, later he will contend it was me who changed the context. Clearly you understand what the fountain of all knowledge doesn't, rather suggests he doesn't pay domestic rates, or is not married as he claims. Robfm

10:35am Mon 7 May 12

Bored of Robfm says...

Robfm wrote:
Oh dear PP subtly repeating the same old lie by putting it in the form of a question. I left the police force with a Certificate of Exemplary Conduct. You cannot get a higher leaving reference than that from the Police.

But keep on trolling like the rest.

By the way, please explain why comments shouldn't be allowed, they are seeking identities. They have already posted the picture, so aren't protecting anyone's identity are they.
Stop posting off topic. Trollfm
[quote][p][bold]Robfm[/bold] wrote: Oh dear PP subtly repeating the same old lie by putting it in the form of a question. I left the police force with a Certificate of Exemplary Conduct. You cannot get a higher leaving reference than that from the Police. But keep on trolling like the rest. By the way, please explain why comments shouldn't be allowed, they are seeking identities. They have already posted the picture, so aren't protecting anyone's identity are they.[/p][/quote]Stop posting off topic. Trollfm Bored of Robfm

10:40am Mon 7 May 12

Robfm says...

I actually think someone who deliberately sets up a login to include my login is the troll, who has not attempted to post on topic themselves.

As for me, I responded to PP.
I actually think someone who deliberately sets up a login to include my login is the troll, who has not attempted to post on topic themselves. As for me, I responded to PP. Robfm

10:55am Mon 7 May 12

Bored of Robfm says...

Robfm wrote:
Off thread, who else thinks the photo of the men the Police would like to speak to look very much like the Military.
You took the thead off topic before your reply to pp Trollfm
[quote][p][bold]Robfm[/bold] wrote: Off thread, who else thinks the photo of the men the Police would like to speak to look very much like the Military.[/p][/quote]You took the thead off topic before your reply to pp Trollfm Bored of Robfm

10:56am Mon 7 May 12

Jim Royle says...

Robfm wrote:
Oh dear PP subtly repeating the same old lie by putting it in the form of a question. I left the police force with a Certificate of Exemplary Conduct. You cannot get a higher leaving reference than that from the Police. But keep on trolling like the rest. By the way, please explain why comments shouldn't be allowed, they are seeking identities. They have already posted the picture, so aren't protecting anyone's identity are they.
I thought you used to be a police officer? It is obvious why comments are not allowed on that article to anyone with an ounce of sense. You just show how daft you are and just trolling here for attention. Now get back under your bridge hibernate for ever.
[quote][p][bold]Robfm[/bold] wrote: Oh dear PP subtly repeating the same old lie by putting it in the form of a question. I left the police force with a Certificate of Exemplary Conduct. You cannot get a higher leaving reference than that from the Police. But keep on trolling like the rest. By the way, please explain why comments shouldn't be allowed, they are seeking identities. They have already posted the picture, so aren't protecting anyone's identity are they.[/p][/quote]I thought you used to be a police officer? It is obvious why comments are not allowed on that article to anyone with an ounce of sense. You just show how daft you are and just trolling here for attention. Now get back under your bridge hibernate for ever. Jim Royle

11:01am Mon 7 May 12

Robfm says...

Oh dear Jim, the non troll, troll, exposed once again.

Please tell me why it's obvious?. The police have released a CCTV image of those they wish to speak with.

Those people if local and not involved would of course come forward, if they were involved, now they are forewarned.
Oh dear Jim, the non troll, troll, exposed once again. Please tell me why it's obvious?. The police have released a CCTV image of those they wish to speak with. Those people if local and not involved would of course come forward, if they were involved, now they are forewarned. Robfm

11:22am Mon 7 May 12

Bored of Robfm says...

Still off topic Trollfm
Still off topic Trollfm Bored of Robfm

12:50pm Mon 7 May 12

Robfm says...

You've never posted on topic no matter what the thread,Troll.
You've never posted on topic no matter what the thread,Troll. Robfm

1:13pm Mon 7 May 12

itsamess says...

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Robfm says...
8:19am Sat 5 May 12

So nothings changed, our Councillors are intent on bankrupting Swindon.

I explained--as this and previous articles explained that the Oasis project is being wholly privately funded. That means-no funding by either C/T-NDR-or Govt funding is being used on this project.

You have claimed on this site on numerous occasions--you are just an employee in the business
thus-you cannot be held liable for NDR. However--as you have claimed on numerous sites you are a Motel Owner (Arkells own the premises).
You changed that and on numerous occasions claimed to be bereft of funds with only a fiver in your pocket (B&Q article)
On the Turbines article you claimed to be a shareholder on the wind farm community project-when challenged due to you penniless claims you claimed it was not your money-taxation laws cover such dealings.
You have also claimed to be a shareholder in SBC.
Your responses are always abusive and full of claims that just about everyone on this site and every site you contribute to are liars-trolls--fantas
ists and a host of other abusive comments.
It does appear to most on the site that you have no concept of what the truth means.
As a consequence you falsely claim the council is using public funding and taxes on what most agree is a very welcome project and we should bow to your superior knowledge-when you are completely wrong.
. Robfm says... 8:19am Sat 5 May 12 So nothings changed, our Councillors are intent on bankrupting Swindon. I explained--as this and previous articles explained that the Oasis project is being wholly privately funded. That means-no funding by either C/T-NDR-or Govt funding is being used on this project. You have claimed on this site on numerous occasions--you are just an employee in the business thus-you cannot be held liable for NDR. However--as you have claimed on numerous sites you are a Motel Owner (Arkells own the premises). You changed that and on numerous occasions claimed to be bereft of funds with only a fiver in your pocket (B&Q article) On the Turbines article you claimed to be a shareholder on the wind farm community project-when challenged due to you penniless claims you claimed it was not your money-taxation laws cover such dealings. You have also claimed to be a shareholder in SBC. Your responses are always abusive and full of claims that just about everyone on this site and every site you contribute to are liars-trolls--fantas ists and a host of other abusive comments. It does appear to most on the site that you have no concept of what the truth means. As a consequence you falsely claim the council is using public funding and taxes on what most agree is a very welcome project and we should bow to your superior knowledge-when you are completely wrong. itsamess

1:17pm Mon 7 May 12

Jim Royle says...

Robfm wrote:
Oh dear Jim, the non troll, troll, exposed once again. Please tell me why it's obvious?. The police have released a CCTV image of those they wish to speak with. Those people if local and not involved would of course come forward, if they were involved, now they are forewarned.
YOU are the troll. Yet you accuse anyone who points out what a disgusting human being you are of being one. YOU cause things to go off topic. It is obvious the police would like people to contact them if they know the men in the picture,not post stupid comments like YOURS on here. How an idiot like YOU was allowed to police our streets i'll never know.
[quote][p][bold]Robfm[/bold] wrote: Oh dear Jim, the non troll, troll, exposed once again. Please tell me why it's obvious?. The police have released a CCTV image of those they wish to speak with. Those people if local and not involved would of course come forward, if they were involved, now they are forewarned.[/p][/quote]YOU are the troll. Yet you accuse anyone who points out what a disgusting human being you are of being one. YOU cause things to go off topic. It is obvious the police would like people to contact them if they know the men in the picture,not post stupid comments like YOURS on here. How an idiot like YOU was allowed to police our streets i'll never know. Jim Royle

5:25pm Mon 7 May 12

Robfm says...

Keep trolling Jim, and keep fantasising Walter.

Ah so spending £1.2 million of rate payers money on part of a swimming pool is not, well, spending public money.

So once again Walter tries to disguise what he said about me not being a rate payer by simply ignoring he said that and now simply referring to NDR, as I predicted.
Keep trolling Jim, and keep fantasising Walter. Ah so spending £1.2 million of rate payers money on part of a swimming pool is not, well, spending public money. So once again Walter tries to disguise what he said about me not being a rate payer by simply ignoring he said that and now simply referring to NDR, as I predicted. Robfm

6:11pm Mon 7 May 12

itsamess says...

Bob
The article is about The Oasis project--not the link.
The issue YOU raised was how you pay both C/T and NDR and that you do not agree with both being used for this project.
No fantasy there bobby-neither is being used.
No fantasy about you not being liable for non domestic rates as you claim to be an employee.
That should be very simple to understand and needs no further explanation.
Bob The article is about The Oasis project--not the link. The issue YOU raised was how you pay both C/T and NDR and that you do not agree with both being used for this project. No fantasy there bobby-neither is being used. No fantasy about you not being liable for non domestic rates as you claim to be an employee. That should be very simple to understand and needs no further explanation. itsamess

6:16pm Mon 7 May 12

itsamess says...

Further--Moirai have shown the interest in the Olympic equipment to enable a much larger capacity events arena which if successful would be a big bonus.
Further--Moirai have shown the interest in the Olympic equipment to enable a much larger capacity events arena which if successful would be a big bonus. itsamess

6:32pm Mon 7 May 12

Punctured bicycle on a hillside says...

I can only conclude that Robbo has not been banned as 'Robfm' (we all know several of his other logins are barred) because the adver team like a jolly good laugh on monday morning.

The poor sodѕ have to wade through dozens of his requests to get other posters' comments removed to minimise his embarrassment - it just isn't right.

Stop trolling Robbo!
I can only conclude that Robbo has not been banned as 'Robfm' (we all know several of his other logins are barred) because the adver team like a jolly good laugh on monday morning. The poor sodѕ have to wade through dozens of his requests to get other posters' comments removed to minimise his embarrassment - it just isn't right. Stop trolling Robbo! Punctured bicycle on a hillside

7:11pm Mon 7 May 12

nick drewett says...

Well hopefully it is a private company running the business, if it was down to the council, bugger all would be done after building it, look at the state of the Oasis and Link centre, both need knocking down. As for Rob having a say off topic, carry on, fed up with reading what the cronies have to say, free country springs to mind, even though it does not seem like it most of the time,
Well hopefully it is a private company running the business, if it was down to the council, bugger all would be done after building it, look at the state of the Oasis and Link centre, both need knocking down. As for Rob having a say off topic, carry on, fed up with reading what the cronies have to say, free country springs to mind, even though it does not seem like it most of the time, nick drewett

7:26pm Mon 7 May 12

Jim Royle says...

I don't have a problem with Robfm going off topic. He always has a go at others for doing so though. Likewise him being an internet troll yet calling everyone else one
I don't have a problem with Robfm going off topic. He always has a go at others for doing so though. Likewise him being an internet troll yet calling everyone else one Jim Royle

7:59pm Mon 7 May 12

Robfm says...

It's called irony Jim.

Nick be careful you'll be accused of being me.

Walter as I said you are now making things up again. I said rate payers, I did not specify, you however did:

'As you are not a ratepayer by virtue of being a simple employee--and clearly anti everything that could improve this town--why dont you go somewhere else to aggravate them.'

So keep fantasising.
It's called irony Jim. Nick be careful you'll be accused of being me. Walter as I said you are now making things up again. I said rate payers, I did not specify, you however did: 'As you are not a ratepayer by virtue of being a simple employee--and clearly anti everything that could improve this town--why dont you go somewhere else to aggravate them.' So keep fantasising. Robfm

8:29pm Mon 7 May 12

Jim Royle says...

No Rob it is hypocrisy. On your part obviously
No Rob it is hypocrisy. On your part obviously Jim Royle

8:38pm Mon 7 May 12

itsamess says...

itsamess wrote:
AG

Robfm says...
7:29am Sun 6 May 12
You pillock, as well as the business paying non-domestic rates, we also pay domestic rates.
I responded

Bob--but you claim you are just an employee--and unless the rules have changed--employees are not responsible for the rates.

Is that clear?
Read again bobby--we means?
I think HMRC should take a look as you do keep changing your mind as to your status. Same with the shares in the wind farm-not your money-remember. How on earth can anyone believe a word you say when you claimed to be the owner--then change to employee?
[quote][p][bold]itsamess[/bold] wrote: AG Robfm says... 7:29am Sun 6 May 12 You pillock, as well as the business paying non-domestic rates, we also pay domestic rates. I responded Bob--but you claim you are just an employee--and unless the rules have changed--employees are not responsible for the rates. Is that clear?[/p][/quote]Read again bobby--we means? I think HMRC should take a look as you do keep changing your mind as to your status. Same with the shares in the wind farm-not your money-remember. How on earth can anyone believe a word you say when you claimed to be the owner--then change to employee? itsamess

8:55pm Mon 7 May 12

Phantom Poster says...

Robfm wrote:
Oh dear PP subtly repeating the same old lie by putting it in the form of a question. I left the police force with a Certificate of Exemplary Conduct. You cannot get a higher leaving reference than that from the Police.

But keep on trolling like the rest.

By the way, please explain why comments shouldn't be allowed, they are seeking identities. They have already posted the picture, so aren't protecting anyone's identity are they.
Why should I explain? The Adver haven't allowed comments on that article, end of story. You should be very careful of biting the hand which feeds you!

What is the "old lie"? I was just joking and had absolutely no idea that there were question regarding your ejection from the police force. Please tell us more!
[quote][p][bold]Robfm[/bold] wrote: Oh dear PP subtly repeating the same old lie by putting it in the form of a question. I left the police force with a Certificate of Exemplary Conduct. You cannot get a higher leaving reference than that from the Police. But keep on trolling like the rest. By the way, please explain why comments shouldn't be allowed, they are seeking identities. They have already posted the picture, so aren't protecting anyone's identity are they.[/p][/quote]Why should I explain? The Adver haven't allowed comments on that article, end of story. You should be very careful of biting the hand which feeds you! What is the "old lie"? I was just joking and had absolutely no idea that there were question regarding your ejection from the police force. Please tell us more! Phantom Poster

9:22pm Mon 7 May 12

Phantom Poster says...

Robfm wrote:
Oh dear PP subtly repeating the same old lie by putting it in the form of a question. I left the police force with a Certificate of Exemplary Conduct. You cannot get a higher leaving reference than that from the Police.

But keep on trolling like the rest.

By the way, please explain why comments shouldn't be allowed, they are seeking identities. They have already posted the picture, so aren't protecting anyone's identity are they.
I hadn't realised that you left the police force with a "Certificate of Exemplary Conduct". Thanks for pointing that out!

The fact that you are so sensitive about it and pointed it out without being asked says volumes! I hope you also got a very good monetary incentive to leave! I can't imagine what the circumstances might have been!
[quote][p][bold]Robfm[/bold] wrote: Oh dear PP subtly repeating the same old lie by putting it in the form of a question. I left the police force with a Certificate of Exemplary Conduct. You cannot get a higher leaving reference than that from the Police. But keep on trolling like the rest. By the way, please explain why comments shouldn't be allowed, they are seeking identities. They have already posted the picture, so aren't protecting anyone's identity are they.[/p][/quote]I hadn't realised that you left the police force with a "Certificate of Exemplary Conduct". Thanks for pointing that out! The fact that you are so sensitive about it and pointed it out without being asked says volumes! I hope you also got a very good monetary incentive to leave! I can't imagine what the circumstances might have been! Phantom Poster

11:19pm Mon 7 May 12

Punctured bicycle on a hillside says...

Plenty of other people get a great deal more than a bit of paper from their employer when they leave, yet only Robbo feels the need to boast about that.

He'll even send you a copy if you are stupid enough to give him your email address.

What a sad case.
Plenty of other people get a great deal more than a bit of paper from their employer when they leave, yet only Robbo feels the need to boast about that. He'll even send you a copy if you are stupid enough to give him your email address. What a sad case. Punctured bicycle on a hillside

6:10am Tue 8 May 12

Robfm says...

How seriously pathetic, you allege I was sacked from the police and when I offer proof that I wasn't I'm accused of boasting about it.

Walter nice try once again but this is exactly what I said in the context of we:


'You pillock, as well as the business paying non-domestic rates, we also pay domestic rates.'

Note 'as well as the business paying non-domestic rates separated by a comma.

Caught out once more in your lack of knowledge you are attempting what you always do.
How seriously pathetic, you allege I was sacked from the police and when I offer proof that I wasn't I'm accused of boasting about it. Walter nice try once again but this is exactly what I said in the context of we: 'You pillock, as well as the business paying non-domestic rates, we also pay domestic rates.' Note 'as well as the business paying non-domestic rates separated by a comma. Caught out once more in your lack of knowledge you are attempting what you always do. Robfm

8:38am Tue 8 May 12

I Too says...

Robfm was probably never in the police force.
He is just a complete sociopath
Robfm was probably never in the police force. He is just a complete sociopath I Too

9:37am Tue 8 May 12

itsamess says...

Many more examples Bob-from several sites-BBC news-Adver-TA-ukip sites-TS-quite a list.
Many more examples Bob-from several sites-BBC news-Adver-TA-ukip sites-TS-quite a list. itsamess

9:55am Tue 8 May 12

Robfm says...

I guess you have no idea what a sociopath is I Too, that would be more appropriate to you, given your disregard for your actions which has already cost you one job, but you persist in the same way.

Walter no idea what your latest comment was other than another attempt at diverting away from your stupid comment about rates.

PP not sensitive merely showing you are repeating a lie.
I guess you have no idea what a sociopath is I Too, that would be more appropriate to you, given your disregard for your actions which has already cost you one job, but you persist in the same way. Walter no idea what your latest comment was other than another attempt at diverting away from your stupid comment about rates. PP not sensitive merely showing you are repeating a lie. Robfm

10:13am Tue 8 May 12

Phantom Poster says...

Robfm wrote:
I guess you have no idea what a sociopath is I Too, that would be more appropriate to you, given your disregard for your actions which has already cost you one job, but you persist in the same way. Walter no idea what your latest comment was other than another attempt at diverting away from your stupid comment about rates. PP not sensitive merely showing you are repeating a lie.
Well I would suggest that you are very sensitive about it as you have just mentioned it again without me making another post! Very very interesting!
[quote][p][bold]Robfm[/bold] wrote: I guess you have no idea what a sociopath is I Too, that would be more appropriate to you, given your disregard for your actions which has already cost you one job, but you persist in the same way. Walter no idea what your latest comment was other than another attempt at diverting away from your stupid comment about rates. PP not sensitive merely showing you are repeating a lie.[/p][/quote]Well I would suggest that you are very sensitive about it as you have just mentioned it again without me making another post! Very very interesting! Phantom Poster

10:33am Tue 8 May 12

I Too says...

Robfm,
I have a great career thanks.

You've proven time after time that you are a pathological liar.

I don't believe you were in the police force and it's very likely that your certificate does exist.

Your knowledge of any such certificate is probably just something that you gleaned from google
Robfm, I have a great career thanks. You've proven time after time that you are a pathological liar. I don't believe you were in the police force and it's very likely that your certificate does exist. Your knowledge of any such certificate is probably just something that you gleaned from google I Too

10:36am Tue 8 May 12

I Too says...

Robfm,
I have a great career thanks.

You've proven time after time that you are a pathological liar.

I don't believe you were in the police force and it's very likely that your certificate does NOT exist.

Your knowledge of any such certificate is probably just something that you gleaned from google
Robfm, I have a great career thanks. You've proven time after time that you are a pathological liar. I don't believe you were in the police force and it's very likely that your certificate does NOT exist. Your knowledge of any such certificate is probably just something that you gleaned from google I Too

10:50am Tue 8 May 12

itsamess says...

Bob--all claims that you are the owner of the business--perhaps you should look at your statements as candidate for councillor and MP-and of course the application for bulding the motel?
All relative to this thread and many others where you complain of the council wasting your c/t and business rates.
You cannot accept this project is privately funded-which it clearly is.
In fact you--when it was pointed out that you were claiming to own the motel you then claimed " I own the business" You cannot be both-when it suits you.
Bob--all claims that you are the owner of the business--perhaps you should look at your statements as candidate for councillor and MP-and of course the application for bulding the motel? All relative to this thread and many others where you complain of the council wasting your c/t and business rates. You cannot accept this project is privately funded-which it clearly is. In fact you--when it was pointed out that you were claiming to own the motel you then claimed " I own the business" You cannot be both-when it suits you. itsamess

12:28pm Tue 8 May 12

Phantom Poster says...

Only an idiot would use their real name on a site like this.

I don't really want to know about your business, your past career, your medical problems, your parents. your son or your attempted political career.

This is a comments page. If you didn't abuse it simply for self promotion then there would be a lot less crap posted here!
Only an idiot would use their real name on a site like this. I don't really want to know about your business, your past career, your medical problems, your parents. your son or your attempted political career. This is a comments page. If you didn't abuse it simply for self promotion then there would be a lot less crap posted here! Phantom Poster

12:50pm Tue 8 May 12

itsamess says...

Bob
Just an accumulation of your claims in a few short years-both claims prove that you do not understand the meaning of truth.
A simple matter to resolve as on numerous sites you give your full name when making such claims. The adver confirmed who you are when you claimed to be a reporter for them. Have you forgotten the jobs you have claimed on here?
Here you are now threatening a persons livelihood.
Therefore i am quite happy to ask HMRC to look into your tax affairs and claimed shares dealings. Do bear in mind the many times you have claimed everyone is trying to damage your business. Perhaps you are blind to your claims that everyone is lying--when all your adverts and self promotion quotes you being the owner and a host of other titles which constantly change.
I have nothing further to say and will forward all the details to them-supported by all the documentation.
Hurl as much abuse as you like-it will get you nowhere.
Bob Just an accumulation of your claims in a few short years-both claims prove that you do not understand the meaning of truth. A simple matter to resolve as on numerous sites you give your full name when making such claims. The adver confirmed who you are when you claimed to be a reporter for them. Have you forgotten the jobs you have claimed on here? Here you are now threatening a persons livelihood. Therefore i am quite happy to ask HMRC to look into your tax affairs and claimed shares dealings. Do bear in mind the many times you have claimed everyone is trying to damage your business. Perhaps you are blind to your claims that everyone is lying--when all your adverts and self promotion quotes you being the owner and a host of other titles which constantly change. I have nothing further to say and will forward all the details to them-supported by all the documentation. Hurl as much abuse as you like-it will get you nowhere. itsamess

12:55pm Tue 8 May 12

Jim Royle says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
Only an idiot would use their real name on a site like this. I don't really want to know about your business, your past career, your medical problems, your parents. your son or your attempted political career. This is a comments page. If you didn't abuse it simply for self promotion then there would be a lot less crap posted here!
Spot on!!!!!
The site needs moderating accordingly and the troll removing permanantly.
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: Only an idiot would use their real name on a site like this. I don't really want to know about your business, your past career, your medical problems, your parents. your son or your attempted political career. This is a comments page. If you didn't abuse it simply for self promotion then there would be a lot less crap posted here![/p][/quote]Spot on!!!!! The site needs moderating accordingly and the troll removing permanantly. Jim Royle

1:34pm Tue 8 May 12

Disco20 says...

Wow, The Carpenters must be very busy today!.
Good to see Bobbo is on track and lapping up his usual amount of attention.

Oh, sorry Bobbo, i went off topic, please do forgive me...

Just to voice my opinion, couldnt care less if it was funded through tax payers, rate payers, lottery money, collection buckets or private investers. Swindon leisure needs a serious overhaul and this is another step in the right direction
Wow, The Carpenters must be very busy today!. Good to see Bobbo is on track and lapping up his usual amount of attention. Oh, sorry Bobbo, i went off topic, please do forgive me... Just to voice my opinion, couldnt care less if it was funded through tax payers, rate payers, lottery money, collection buckets or private investers. Swindon leisure needs a serious overhaul and this is another step in the right direction Disco20

1:40pm Tue 8 May 12

itsamess says...

Disco
Exactly.
Disco Exactly. itsamess

2:21pm Tue 8 May 12

I Too says...

Robfm says...
11:48am Tue 8 May 12

"I Too you have once again shown what a complete and utter liar you are, you know full well I have produced absolute proof of being a police officer."

No. I don't recall that.
Perhaps you could post the link the link?
Robfm says... 11:48am Tue 8 May 12 "I Too you have once again shown what a complete and utter liar you are, you know full well I have produced absolute proof of being a police officer." No. I don't recall that. Perhaps you could post the link the link? I Too

9:40pm Tue 8 May 12

Punctured bicycle on a hillside says...

I don't remember seeing absolute proof that Robbo used to be police officer, though he had claimed to still be a policeman fairly recently on another forum.

In fairness to him he did publicly apologise for this "mistake" and did seem very sorry for being found out, accusing the exposer of being a stalker (naturally).

Easy mistake to make when you've been a barman for five years at the time I suppose.
I don't remember seeing absolute proof that Robbo used to be police officer, though he had claimed to still be a policeman fairly recently on another forum. In fairness to him he did publicly apologise for this "mistake" and did seem very sorry for being found out, accusing the exposer of being a stalker (naturally). Easy mistake to make when you've been a barman for five years at the time I suppose. Punctured bicycle on a hillside

11:45pm Tue 8 May 12

possibly rolling eyes says...

PP you seem like one of the few normal people on here but I'm not sure how long you've been reading these threads for so I just want to clarify something (and I never thought I'd end up defending rob) but...
The reason he is defensive about questions regarding his police career is that it is regularly brought up by other posters, as is his place of work etc.
I knew I'd end up getting dragged in. Darn.
PP you seem like one of the few normal people on here but I'm not sure how long you've been reading these threads for so I just want to clarify something (and I never thought I'd end up defending rob) but... The reason he is defensive about questions regarding his police career is that it is regularly brought up by other posters, as is his place of work etc. I knew I'd end up getting dragged in. Darn. possibly rolling eyes

8:07am Wed 9 May 12

Punctured bicycle on a hillside says...

Robbo is here primarily to promote himself and his interests. Unfortunately that involves a lot of bragging about himself, his family and his apparently numerous previous career paths.

Being proud of one's achievemnets is one thing but such self-aggrandising is bound to attract a bit of well deserved flak, nobody likes a show-off after all.
Robbo is here primarily to promote himself and his interests. Unfortunately that involves a lot of bragging about himself, his family and his apparently numerous previous career paths. Being proud of one's achievemnets is one thing but such self-aggrandising is bound to attract a bit of well deserved flak, nobody likes a show-off after all. Punctured bicycle on a hillside

9:42am Wed 9 May 12

Disco20 says...

I used to be a space cowboy before being part of a team that made tartan paint.

Now I spend my days being Batdog.
I used to be a space cowboy before being part of a team that made tartan paint. Now I spend my days being Batdog. Disco20

10:56pm Wed 9 May 12

I Too says...

I don't remember Batdog.

Supergirl was pretty hot though :-)
I don't remember Batdog. Supergirl was pretty hot though :-) I Too

9:24am Thu 10 May 12

Disco20 says...

I'm the former police detective danger squirrel. Got a certificate to prove it.
Supergirl was really a tranny.
Also, according to this link that I didn’t Google, HOT does not exist http://www.hotdoesnt
exist.com/honestly
I'm the former police detective danger squirrel. Got a certificate to prove it. Supergirl was really a tranny. Also, according to this link that I didn’t Google, HOT does not exist http://www.hotdoesnt exist.com/honestly Disco20

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