A Posh Skip in West St Helen Street

March 10, 2014

Temptation in West St Helen Street
A skip, parked in West St Helen Street, is causing quite a few people to stop look and even take some of the contents. Our son keeps bringing things home. We have a wooden tray, a Christmas wreath, a game, and a garden flower container which I took back. It is going to take them much longer to fill up the skip at this rate as our house gets more and more cluttered.
Danger in West St Helen Street
The pavement near the skip was cordoned off by the police today, not to stop people stealing from the skip, but because a length of guttering, loosened by wind and rain, has been dangling loose and in danger of falling on a car or person beneath.

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11 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. shellsuit  |  March 10, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Really the rubbish that is posted on the blog these days………

    Normally the problem is people putting stuff in your skip.

  • 2. Spike S  |  March 10, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    The law is an ass and our mindset is wrong in this country. I don’t condone theft but what is so criminal about recycling the contents of a skip if someone can make use of what others throw away ? Many countries now have a citizens’ kerbside recycling day. It costs, cash and environmentally, to put it into landfill.
    Put an ‘honesty box’ on every skip for charity contributions – but I am naive to think that would not go walkies.

    Perhaps Abingdon is unique – skips are usually self-filling, not self-emptying !

  • 3. JG  |  March 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Does anyone know what is happening with the old Withy King offices that are on the other side of the road from this skip? There have been renovations going on there for some time.

  • 4. Millihelen  |  March 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Being converted into housing – there is already housing at the back.

  • 5. Matt (local business owner)  |  March 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    If this is all you have to blog on I think it should be time you stopped. Come on, it is a building project and will not last forever. Find something interesting to say

  • 6. Black Flag  |  March 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    All depends on your own take on ‘interesting’, Matt. Haven’t I seen you at Didcot photographing another 08.24 to Paddington?

  • 7. Backstreeter  |  March 12, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I found it interesting which is why I wrote it

  • 8. John Styles  |  March 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Everyone’s a critic! I found it interesting too.

  • 9. Colin S  |  March 14, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I quite like skip diving,have done since childhood
    Dont see anything wrong with it my self.

  • 10. best music blog&hellip  |  May 25, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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  • 11. Abingdon Blog » Las&hellip  |  December 31, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    [...] Today’s Herald has a fuller roundup of the year, and I have run out of time to do 2014 justice except to say it went very quick … In 2014 we sadly said goodbye to a number of well known Abingdon people. The funeral of Les Argyle, former Mayor of Ock Street, was on the blog in January, for what was a moving send off by the Morris Dancers. One of the more spectacular blog pictures of the year came in February, when a tree came close to demolishing the Conduit House in Albert Park. Our local recycling centre in Drayton, has made a display from discarded Christmas decorations. There is also a place to leave tips alongside. I went there today to clear out some things that were beyond repair. Our wreath was recycled. One day we got home to find that our son had recovered a wreath from a skip up the road. I wrote about the skip and some dangling guttering on this blog in a piece called “A Skip in West St Helen Street. [...]

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