Northumbia idle going up for sale

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by charlie, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. xenubarb Member

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    So this big gig was on 4th September 2010 but you started this thread on 01 Nov 2010 to say the building was up for sale!

    Somebody's postulates aren't sticking.

    From high hopes of Clearing Northumbria to a ruined building up for sale in less than two months.

    Only clams could be that deluded. :)

    Only clams could fail that miserably. :)

    Perhaps somebody might want to email the guy and ask him about this year's Summer Fair.
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    Funny how there's never any mention of Scientology though isn't there...
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  12. Sponge Member

    Did they actually hold this event though? Can you imagine the depressing sight of a cheapass bouncy castle and the Jive Aces in the carpark of a boarded-up and practically derelict building?

    I thought "mining survey" was local code for oral sex.
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  15. Anonymous Member

    now that's an event we should hold.
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  16. charlie Member

    The place has been trashed did'nt go in , I was in gateshead with the wife and the only place to park was across from the building very shocked at the amount of vandalism thats happened in the last couple of week's
    Door missing
    Window frames busted out
    Back door
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  17. xenubarb Member

    Amusingly, that "plaster peeling off brick" is a design feature found in many Socal Mexican restaurant buildings. What a shame to see this beautiful old building surrender to entropy.
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  18. RolandRB Member

    Gateshead's premium Bella den. Fantastic.

    Looks like there is a little more air in the conservatory area.

    I wish we had more pictures.
  19. RolandRB Member

    Obviously that building was not "suitable".
  20. charlie Member

    Did'nt want to trespass and the only camera I had was on the wife's phone (no flash) .

    Look's like more complaining to the council and another call to his accountants .

    I took a pic of the sink hole in the car park but it dos'nt look that bad on the photo but it's foot deep .
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  21. RolandRB Member

    When is somebody going to leaflet Gateshead and Sunderland to advertise the Bellabrusco/Lambrini Party of 2011? Enough room for everyone to party. Have a smashing time!

    Northumbria's No. 1 Charver Palace

    Turn up.

    Get smashed.

    But above all,

    PARTY !!!!
  22. RolandRB Member

    I hope you report it again so that they spend more of their ill-gotten gains.

    And of course in two weeks it will be vandalised again so they can spend some more.

    They really should fill that sink hole before somebody breaks a leg or a hip. It's not easy to see it in the dark when you're Bella'd up and out for a smashing time.

    "Northumbria Ideal Org" - what a hoot!
  23. RolandRB Member

    Condition of the Northumbria Ideal Org‏

    From: Roland Rashleigh-Berry (
    Sent: 12 July 2011 05:28:39

    My Dear Scientologist Friends,

    I am writing to you to inform you about the condition of the new Northumbria Ideal Org building. This building is suffering neglect and damage and losing its value as a result. The roof is not water-tight due to lead having been removed from the roof and the damp has brought down some ceilings and more ceilings will come down. Windows have been smashed and doors are hanging off their hinges due to the work of vandals. There is a foot deep sinkhole in the car park that could break somebody's leg or hip.

    I know that many of you have contributed money and even gone into debt to purchase what used to be a fine building but whoever is in charge of it now is failing to keep the premises secure and it is now losing value at a rapid rate. It is maybe worth only 2/3rds what was paid for it as a result of the deterioration. This is a shame as I am sure the whole of Gateshead and the surrounding area were looking forward to the grand opening of this Ideal Org and the regeneration of the area that would result.

    I hope some of you will be able to check on what I am saying and send in the appropriate KRs to get this situation remedied.

    Yours sincerely,
    Roland Rashleigh-Berry
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  24. RolandRB Member

    It won't be so easy to board up where the double glazing was kicked out as the nails or screws will spoil the frame.

    I'm assuming it was kicked out rather than kicked in.

    Where the window frame was kicked out then I see the frame is on the ground. Perhaps it can be glued together and reused.

    What a shame.

    Don't the local charvers realise that this is now a church and not their bella den?

    What does that sign say on the shutters below the kicked out window frame?

    Maybe it should say something like "This is a Scientology church. Do not vandalise this building"
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  26. xenubarb Member

    LOL yeah...that'd work!
  27. RolandRB Member

    Good, well somebody please do it before that fine building suffers further damage.
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    I think they should not wait until it gets colder to open their "church". The charvers inside will need to keep warm somehow, what with the doors broken and off their hinges and with the windows kicked out, and they may resort to inventive measures to generate heat.
  29. xenubarb Member

    Like, rubbing two squirrels together?
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  30. RolandRB Member

    Rubbing two squirrels together could cause a blaze and we would not want that. If a blaze broke out they could suffocate or get carbon monoxide poisoning due to a lack of air.

    Oh, I just remembered, they already fixed the "lack of air" problem.
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  31. RolandRB Member

    I hope these photos of broken windows and missing doors all come from the sheltered side of the building otherwise it is possible that damp could enter if we get a spot of rain in Gateshead.

    Oh, I do wish those Scientologists would get that wonderful building secured and refurbished so we could have a Grand Opening with the Jive Aces there. In just a year after that I am sure the whole area would be regenerated with Scientologists welcomed and respected.
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  32. RolandRB Member

    I've got a better notice to post on the building to stop it getting vandalised. I thiught "This is a Scientology church. Do not vandalised this building" was a winner but then you might get some anti-religious extremists in the area out to cause trouble so how about the simpler and more positive-sounding.....

    Area Regeneration Project Headquarters
  33. RolandRB Member

    And if that does not stop the vandalism then use trickery. Poster the place as "Gateshead Gay Community Meeting Rooms" and then the local gays will kick out the charvers and stop them damaging the place.
  34. xenubarb Member

    They might even redecorate it!
  35. Sponge Member

    "...until we fall!...over. Hey la-li-la, hey loopy-loo"


    Damn bitch has MEST! Who knows where she might pop up next.
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  36. xenubarb Member

    LOL...Patty is the New Squirrel!
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  37. RolandRB Member

    They might. I think mine is a brilliant plan when you think it through.

    The way it stands is that we people here are the only ones who care about that beautiful old building. The Scientologists don't care. The local council don't care. The youths (charvers) who live round there don't care. But we care because we are public-spirited people (which is why we are here on this forum). To protect that architectural treasure, we will have to resort to subterfuge, and I have a plan..........

    What we do is to attach posters to the building to say "Gateshead Gay Community Meeting Rooms" and then the building will receive frequent visitors who are not charvers and even when there is nobody inside there will be gentlemen outside walking dogs and looking around who can keep an eye on things and report any suspicious behaviour to the police on their mobile phones such as charvers going in with dubious intentions.

    And yes, Barb, once the charvers have been driven away we might see the building and the grassy surrounds kept in much better conditions. Floral wallpaper put up and floral curtains with dainty net curtains going up in the windows and gentlemen with smartly cut hair and neatly trimmed beards plucking at the curtains to ensure they hang straight and look attractive from the outside.
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  38. RolandRB Member

    Rain in Gateshead forecast for Saturday and Sunday but I hope it misses the building or at least does not cause any damp inside. Fingers crossed!

    The forecast changes from day to day. They are predicting heavy rain in a few days as I look at it but this might change.
  39. charlie Member

    Yep been pissing down all day LOL , gay pride day in newcastle as well today .
  40. DeathHamster Member

    They might as well rename the place Charvalot Castle.

    "We're charvs of the round table, we stand when'er we're able!"
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