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    St Denys I.T.A wrote:
    Davepriory wrote:
    bigfella777 wrote:
    St Denys I.T.A wrote:
    Costa Baz wrote:
    Glad everyone is safe.
    Also glad the appliances were able to reach the pub through the narrow roads, with cars parked either side.
    It's bad enough trying to get a car down there some days.
    Totally agree with the above post- saw a fire engine having to reverse up Priory Rd last week as it couldn't get through due to parked cars - makes me mad!! Glad that no one was hurt at the Junction fire.
    The central black and white bollard on horseshoe bridge is a flexible dummy, emergency services or anyone else can drive over it and it springs back up.
    The first fire engine came down Priory Road, not over the bridge. Since they have put those ridiculous "seats" that look like railway sleepers cobbled together on the corner opposite the Junction I am surprised anything can get through there, let alone a fire engine.

    The car parking situation has been in this stupid state for many years, as many a lost wing mirror can testify to! Some cars and bikes still think this end of Priory Road is a good racetrack. So, the council in their wisdom decide to put utterly unnecessary speed bumps on the other end of Priory Road, where it's impossible to drive fast anyway!

    I have been told on occasion by police in the area that they will only book someone for parking on the pavement if it completely blocked by it. Just as well as they would be here full time handing out tickets!

    If we ever, God forbid, have a major incident in this area then goodness knows how the emergency services would cope with access.
    Totally agree with this post. Simply trying to walk on the pavement is a total 'mare - gawd forbid if you are a wheelchair user! And as for the speed bumps on the other end of Priory Road - what WERE they thinking?
    If drivers stick to the edge of the pavement for parking (which not enough do), then there's enough room, notwithstanding shrubs and bushes from peoples' front gardens overhanging the pavement! And wheelie-bins left there because some people are too lazy to move them.

    I often see people driving disabled buggies IN the road along here, weaving in and out of the parked cars. Now THAT is dangerous! No-one would have much sympathy for any driver who collided with one of those!"
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Twenty-five firefighters tackle blaze at Southampton's Junction Inn

Pub blaze drama

Pub blaze drama

First published in Southampton

A FIRE ripped through a Hampshire pub last night.

The blaze spread through the Junction Inn in Southampton and around 25 firefighters from across the city were called out.

Nobody was hurt.

The fire at the pub near St Denys train station started just before 7pm and was put out before 9pm by firefighters from St Mary's, Redbridge and Hightown as well as a special equipment unit and an aerial ladder platform.

The crews used eight breathing apparatus, three jets and two hose reels to extinguish the blaze.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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