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Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« on: April 23, 2009, 07:11:43 PM »
I saw on the Advertiser website tonight, that Sainsbury's were refusing to deliver to Penhill after dark !
And they are risk assessing the situation lol.

Full story here: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/4312179.Supermarket_shuns_estate_after_dark/

All I can say is................... Taxi Drivers always  come , Pizza/chinese/indian take-aways etc always deliver.
The milk man used to deliver (he stopped because it wasnt worth his while... No rude comments please ! )
Asda deliver/Icelands deliver/the Avon lady and the Kleeneazy person delivers.
Not forgetting Mary the 'Betterware' Lady who is aproximately in her late 60's, delivers, complete with pull along shopping trolley.
Then, there are the collectors who collect such as Morses, Shop-a-cheque and Provident.

Even the bloody postman delivers (oops I forgot, thats early in the morning so it doesnt count) lol


So come on Sainsbury's get your act together.......PENHILL IS NOT A BAD PLACE...............IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU DELIVER AT 8.00AM IN THE MORNING, 9.00PM IN THE EVENINIG...... THE SAME PEOPLE LIVE IN PENHILL LOL  ;D

We are a friendly bunch honest  O0

Maybe its the thought of them bumping into myself or muggins lol  :2funny:

OOOPPPS Almost forgot the spud man who calls on a friday evening !


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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 07:48:47 PM »
In my younger days I did a paper round in Penhill, mornings and evenings. Never had a spot of bother there.
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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 08:33:54 PM »
I used to work in the Off-Licence in the Valley 9 years ago, I worked there for 11 years
and did the 6.00pm -10.00pm shift.

I very rarely had any trouble during my time there, and we all looked out for each other.
I remember a couple of incidents, but during 11 years, thats nothing.

One was when this fella come in and asked to have a look at a big bottle of whisky off the top shelf, I remember it well.
I got it down and held the bottle so he could read it, then without warning he snatched it out of my hand and legged it.

As it happens I was not working alone, and I chased him to a block of flats (I was a lot fitter then lol) chased him up three flights of stairs and he disappeared into a flat, so I hammered on the door of the flat as I knew the person who lived there, he opened the door and I put my foot in the door so he couldnt close it lol.
I then said to the bloke, to tell his visitor if he didnt return the bottle of whisky or the money for it by the next evening, they would both be barred for life, and that I would put a poster up in the offie window amongst the display naming and shaming them !

It worked, the boss rang me the next day and she said the fella whos flat it was, came into the shop with a letter of apology from the his mate who stole the whisky plus the money to pay for it and an extra fiver for the charity pot.

Another time, I had a shop full of customers, and went to serve a man when another man stood behind him and said what about the stuff in your pockets ?

I made him empty his pockets, and told him how disapointed I was with him and to get out and not to come back untill the boss said so.
Ialways felt safe and the local lads used to say, get any trouble , just let us know.

I was never afraid to walk home, some nights I didnt get home untill 11.00pm and had to walk up the hill on my own, or occasionally one of the locals would walk home with me.
If anything, any incidents we did have were from 'outsiders' to the community.
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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009, 09:46:50 PM »
You say about the postman coming around, going back to the days of the giro check deliveries, postmen wouldnt go near the valley or any of those blocks of flats for fear of being beaten up, the braydon court block was favourite for the postmen to be attacked on the stairways..

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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 08:24:51 AM »
You say about the postman coming around, going back to the days of the giro check deliveries, postmen wouldnt go near the valley or any of those blocks of flats for fear of being beaten up, the braydon court block was favourite for the postmen to be attacked on the stairways..,

Funny, in the days of Giro's days I worked in our local Neighbourhood Centre, it helped people with benefits advice etc., if someone didn't get their Giro, they were straight up to us to help with phone calls etc., Never, never heard of the postman being too afraid to deliver.  That's one of those urban myths and doesn't make sense anyway.  By that rationale - the ones who needed those giros most, were those threatening to postman?? Not likely, the chances are ONE person at ONE time lost his rag because the postman did not have his giro. Not right, but ONE person not a hundred people, a hundred times. Most people waiting for their giro's knew what side their bread was buttered when it came to respecting their postman.

A good (mature) friend of mine lived in Braydon Court for 15 years and though he had us in fit's about what used to go on there (even though it wasn't funny) he never once mentioned a postman being beaten up. It was only in recent years that anti social behaviour centred itself in that area and the results of that was a well publicised eviction, people were simply not prepared to put up with it. Apart from two or three flats, over the past ten years it has been used for emergency housing anyway, so there was no settled community there for long -always brings a few extra problems.

Hi Chav, I had the same experience when I was doing stuff with the Community Assocation, we regularly finished Family Disco's late and I often had to walk across the estate home on my own - usually the only people I saw were people taking their dogs out and I knew most of them anyway. If it was a weekend and a little earlier evening, I sometimes met with jovial mini crowds coming out of the Leap or the British Legion so I had company.  I was more scared of the dark between the lights than who I might meet there. 

Like you said, if Taxi firms refused to come to Penhill, they'd go out of business. By the way the postman never comes early now, neither does the milkman (yes, he still delivers). And pizza leaflet deliveries are daily. No, I think that was pathetic excuse from Sainsbury's who don't want to deliver at that time for some other reason - could be that is the only Penhill person who online shops there anyway. i.e. too far to come for one delivery.

Mind, I wonder if this myth is the reason we don't get Swindon News?

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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 10:03:06 PM »
I think people who know no better think that we are all scroungers, thugs and that we live off benefits lol, simply because we live in Penhill.

I roar with laughter sometimes when I see the comments on the Adver website - and I just wish these people would come to Penhill and talk to us.

I would be more than happy to give them a tour, as I know you would too Muggins  :)

Maybe we should invite them, plus the Sainsbury's bosses and delivery drivers.

Hey Muggins, we will have to get the amoured vehicle out of the lock up again,
your can drive them and I will sit on top with me sniper riffle as we approach the Valley to make
sure the delivery drivers are protected.
OOps almost forgot - I'll get the wardens to set up the check points  ;)
We could call it 'operation Penhillbilly'   :2funny:


Seriously, there are some hard working people who live on the Estate.
There are also some lovely people and some wonderful characters who are the salt of the earth.

I think people are just so quick to judge us based on myth alone - also times have changed people change and move on, so why wont other people who continually slag us off move on , grow up and stop being so bloody judgmental and come and talk to us - you will see that actually we are very nice people  O0

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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 08:44:11 AM »
Yes, a few years ago, I remember ordering a up taxi to get me to a town wide meeting, there I was with my smart attache case. The driver asked me where I wanted to go and then asked me what I was up to.  I said that I did things for the community, he obviously didn't understand the concept at all and from the end of our street, to when he dropped me off, (a journey of about 20 minutes) he kept up, without drawing breath, a tirade about the evils of Penhill. Not once did he give an example of how he personally had been affected by anyone or any incident here.  It was all based on what he had heard. Guess who didn't get a tip! 

You know that old saying: "Believe nothing you hear and only half you see". and that other one.  "If you believe everything you hear about me, I'll believe everything I hear about you!
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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 08:49:31 AM »
Hey Muggins, we will have to get the amoured vehicle out of the lock up again,
your can drive them and I will sit on top with me sniper riffle


Wouldn't that be more likely to be a carnival float and feather duster?

We'll find the volunteers to do our own Check up points though. aye?

As they can only get into Penhill  at two points, we could just wait at the entrances and ride shotgun/feather duster.

Oh! the dead wood stage is coming on over the hill...whip crack away, whip crack whip craaaack away.  I just know that the next post from Chav will have a poem.
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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2009, 10:12:10 PM »
well I never !
Muggins and I as well as others were witness
to a Sainsbury's delivery van driving along
Penhill Drive at aproximately 9.15pm
this evening !

The reaction of the group we were in who
had just left a meeting was OMG its a
Sainsbury's delivery van. I guess Penhill
must have passed the risk assessment then !

Well done sailsbury's delivery driver  :clap:
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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2009, 10:31:23 PM »
It was lost.
Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don’t know what your rights are, or who the person is you’re talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door.

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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2009, 09:01:18 AM »
No Mart, lost people dither and make for a crowd of people to ask the way, this SAINSBURY's van was on a mission, by the time we jumped into Chav's Porshe it was long gone. 
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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009, 06:48:04 PM »
No Mart, lost people dither and make for a crowd of people to ask the way, this SAINSBURY's van was on a mission, by the time we jumped into Chav's Porshe it was long gone. 

Yup ...... the fastest Sainsbury's delivery driver in the west ! lol
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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2009, 07:00:44 PM »
Penhill - safe - luv it - Pen Hill means Hill Hill if you speak Celtic and modern English  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2009, 08:59:44 AM »
Have already noticed the funny name if read in celtic. More likely to have meant Pen for animals, as in olden days Penhill was about equi-distant between the large town of Cirencester and Old town cattle market. There was an Estover pit (animal food pit) marked on the old maps on the Penhill side of the Crossroads, so chances are if you were driving stock from points West, (no lorries then, so it was down to hoof and foot) you would have had a rest overnight about Penhill. Place has an amazing history Kelc, like you would not believe!  Along with most of the Seven Fields, at 243 acres and 21 perches, it was the largest bit of open land in Stratton Parish. Of course there is also the possibilty the name had something to do with a previous owner of Penhill Farmhouse, now the NALGO club, it was once owned by a William De la Penne. Have tried to find out if he was related to the De la Penne that founded Pennsylvania (I know that's spelt wrong!) in America.
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Re: Sainsbury's will not deliver to Penhill after dark !
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2009, 09:12:03 AM »
Good old Penhill, some wit has driven in two stakes and hung the sign: 

'Shop Asda not Sainsburys'

on the island at the bottom of the Drive.   
Oi! Listen mush. Old eyes, remember? I’ve been around the block a few times. More than a few. They’ve knocked down the blocks I’ve been around and rebuilt them as bigger blocks. Super blocks. And I’ve been round them as well.  The Doctor (Night Terrors)