Found 17th Dec 2010
Massive fire in Coventry this morning, 6 factories up in smoke including one with gas bottles that exploded! Ive just spent the last 2 hours gritting a roundabout near me to allow the fire crews to get through! Done my bit this year! lol

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Does Coventry not have a council?

Original Poster

DLM

Does Coventry not have a council?



The gritting depot is sat behind the factories that went up, they were evacuated and cant get any lorries out.

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dh058977

The gritting depot is sat behind the factories that went up, they were … The gritting depot is sat behind the factories that went up, they were evacuated and cant get any lorries out.



Oh dear!

dh058977

The gritting depot is sat behind the factories that went up, they were … The gritting depot is sat behind the factories that went up, they were evacuated and cant get any lorries out.



LOL, can't make that up. Surprised a fire engine cant get through some snow though - did it really need some grit?

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TUSSFC

LOL, can't make that up. Surprised a fire engine cant get through some … LOL, can't make that up. Surprised a fire engine cant get through some snow though - did it really need some grit?



The roundabout was blocked with lorries and cars.

Well at least it's warm where you are

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harlzter

This?



That's the one. It quickly spread across the industrial estate, they set up loads of pumping equipment to get water from the canal. You should have seen the gas tanks flying around!

yeah A444 was standstill

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When the southern bypass (A45) was shut one time, I tried to save time by going through the local urban areas in the north of the city. Absolutely horrific. Looked like something from a third world country, and crammed full of benefit cheats.
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Nothing wrong with it!
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bassman_uk

Nothing wrong with it!



Ive always said that although Coventry isnt nice on the eye the majority of the people are great.
I grew up in a village in the new forest and there was 0 community spirit yet in Coventry everyone seems to know everyone. As an example in my second year of uni we lived in a house in hillfields which everyone will warn you off but you couldnt meet nicer people than our neighbours.
I now live in a new build apartment which is lovely in itself but I have to agree with vb1, Coventry is an eye sore!
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dh058977

Ive always said that although Coventry isnt nice on the eye the majority … Ive always said that although Coventry isnt nice on the eye the majority of the people are great.I grew up in a village in the new forest and there was 0 community spirit yet in Coventry everyone seems to know everyone. As an example in my second year of uni we lived in a house in hillfields which everyone will warn you off but you couldnt meet nicer people than our neighbours.I now live in a new build apartment which is lovely in itself but I have to agree with vb1, Coventry is an eye sore!



Yes, but you are talking about Foleshill and the wreck that is Hillfields. Also Stoke Aldermoor and Binley
Try Earlsdon

Fact is, all cities have good and bad areas. Bradford was particularly bad from my experiences, but I bet there are others who would point out the good parts


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bassman_uk

Yes, but you are talking about Foleshill and the wreck that is … Yes, but you are talking about Foleshill and the wreck that is Hillfields. Also Stoke Aldermoor and BinleyTry Earlsdon



I lived in both earlsdon and hillfields as a student plus i dont live in foleshill! The point is all of Coventry is an eye sore! Earlsdon is as much as any other area!

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Oh and FYI bassman I agree that everywhere has its good and bad points hence why I pointed out a good point about Coventry and a bad one. It wasnt an attack on Coventry so stop trying to make it out that way.

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bassman_uk

Nothing wrong with it!



Thats absolute crap and you know it.

Just looked on google. I stopped somewhere to grab a bottle of coke or summut. Think it was the shopping centre bit at Foleshill.... here:

Here

If I wasn't such a hard **** I think I could have been murdered.

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vibeone

Thats absolute crap and you know it.Just looked on google. I stopped … Thats absolute crap and you know it.Just looked on google. I stopped somewhere to grab a bottle of coke or summut. Think it was the shopping centre bit at Foleshill.... here:HereIf I wasn't such a hard **** I think I could have been murdered.



lol, foleshill is such a dump! It really is the a sshole of Coventry.

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dh058977

lol, foleshill is such a dump! It really is the **** of Coventry.



Starting to realise that from the responses - which is fine, but the other parts in the north are pretty ropey too.

That said, the southern bits seem very nice in places, and Walsgrave is ok if you only mean the bits near the M6. Go too deep away from the main roads and you'll never get out alive.
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vibeone

Thats absolute crap and you know it.Just looked on google. I stopped … Thats absolute crap and you know it.Just looked on google. I stopped somewhere to grab a bottle of coke or summut. Think it was the shopping centre bit at Foleshill.... here:HereIf I wasn't such a hard **** I think I could have been murdered.



Thats Bell Green. Stop being such a pussy
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vibeone

Starting to realise that from the responses - which is fine, but the … Starting to realise that from the responses - which is fine, but the other parts in the north are pretty ropey too.That said, the southern bits seem very nice in places, and Walsgrave is ok if you only mean the bits near the M6. Go too deep away from the main roads and you'll never get out alive.



Yeah, i dont like going into Potters green or Vile hill, sorry Tile hill. I live in Radford which isnt too bad.
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bassman_uk

Thats Bell Green. Stop being such a pussy



Thats Foleshill not Bell Green
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dh058977

Thats Foleshill not Bell Green



Check again - see the sign that says 'Riley'? Thats Riley Square, which is Bell Green
Or the sign that says Bell Green Post Office

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bassman_uk

Check again - see the sign that says 'Riley'? Thats Riley Square, which … Check again - see the sign that says 'Riley'? Thats Riley Square, which is Bell GreenOr the sign that says Bell Green Post Office



Thats not the one that comes up on the map for me, thats the one marked c on google maps. Anyway I was still wrong as the one it showed me was actually Radford.

I lived in Middleborough Road Coventry. The house had rats, moved away after a year of it.

we should have an award for threadkiller of the year ... oO
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