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    Have you fallen out with someone in a big way? Has your relationship with a friend, relative or neighbour reached the point where you’re no longer talking? Do you have an issue that’s reached stale mate which you desperately want to sort out?

    The BBC is offering a unique opportunity for people to get together to sort out their problems as part of a non-broadcast pilot. Our fully trained mediator is on hand to help people bring common sense to a situation and to help everyone sort it out.

    If it sounds like we could help you, please give us a call on 09015 22 33 33 or alternatively email us at streetlegal@bbc.co.uk with your name, phone number, town, and a brief summary of your situation.

    Calls cost a total of 15p from a BT landline. Mobiles and other networks may be higher.

  • #2
    Originally posted by BBC Street Legal View Post
    The BBC is offering a unique opportunity for people to get together to sort out their problems as part of a non-broadcast pilot. Our fully trained mediator is on hand to help people bring common sense to a situation and to help everyone sort it out.
    Common sense? From the BBC? I think not...

    Peter

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BBC Street Legal View Post
      Have you fallen out with someone in a big way? Has your relationship with a friend, relative or neighbour reached the point where you’re no longer talking? Do you have an issue that’s reached stale mate which you desperately want to sort out?

      The BBC is offering a unique opportunity for people to get together to sort out their problems as part of a non-broadcast pilot. Our fully trained mediator is on hand to help people bring common sense to a situation and to help everyone sort it out.

      If it sounds like we could help you, please give us a call on 09015 22 33 33 or alternatively email us at streetlegal@bbc.co.uk with your name, phone number, town, and a brief summary of your situation.

      Calls cost a total of 15p from a BT landline. Mobiles and other networks may be higher.
      I have an issue that needs sorting out. Spamming by the BBC using licence payers money!
      Any ideas on how this can be resolved?

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      • #4
        Almost all the 60 000 LZ posts stem from disagreements. Perhaps an entire BBC Channel should be devoted to these disputes (but who'd want to watch it?) It could be called 'BBC Five a Strife', the film rights are still available, and I want Woody Allen to play me.
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Colincbayley View Post
          I have an issue that needs sorting out. Spamming by the BBC using licence payers money!
          Any ideas on how this can be resolved?
          Don't pay your license fee in protest.

          We don't have a TV, so don't pay for a licence. Over the past 3 years we must have had 10-15 nasty letters from the authority asking us to pay up or risk a fine.

          Yes, I know that the letters say "please let us know if you don't have a TV" but I object to having to do that. I don't have to phone the police to tell them I don't need a gun licence; people without cars don't have to phone the DVLA to tell them they don't need a driving licence.

          It's almost as if they assume that people can't possible live without TV. A bit sad, really.

          But the point is that we could have got away with having a TV with no licence for the last 3 years. It won't be long before we can say it'll be cheaper to pay the £1000 fine that it would have been to pay the £130 licence fee every year...

          Peter

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pcwilkins View Post

            It's almost as if they assume that people can't possible live without TV. A bit sad, really.
            It is now classed as a sign of poverty if you do not have a TV. You can even apply for a crisis loan to buy one!!!!

            Didn't know you were that poor.

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            • #7
              I don't have a TV either. I throw all the letters in the bin and tell the 'inspectors' to go away when they knock on the door.

              As for not having a TV being a sign of poverty... well all the grotty council houses/flats near to me have a satellite dish on the outside and generally a 40" TV inside.
              The contents of this note are neither advice nor a definitive answer. If you plan to rely on this, you should pay somebody for proper advice.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Colincbayley View Post
                It is now classed as a sign of poverty if you do not have a TV. You can even apply for a crisis loan to buy one!!!!

                Didn't know you were that poor.
                In my opinion it's a sign of poverty if you have a TV. Not financial, poverty, perhaps, but common-sense-poverty

                Originally posted by Grange
                I don't have a TV either.
                Congratulations!

                I throw all the letters in the bin and tell the 'inspectors' to go away when they knock on the door.
                You actually get inspectors, then? We've never seen one.

                Peter

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                • #9
                  Snap! I don't have a TV either- join the club. I feel slightly guilty at being a compulsive radio addict, unforrtunately.
                  The TVLC letters aren't nasty as such. They just warn of the dire penalties for cheats who use unlicensed equipment- and rightly threaten prosecution against such freeloaders.
                  JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                  1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                  2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                  3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                  4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                  • #10
                    £2.60 for relatively the most reliable media broadcaster in the world, without inane consumer adverts? A bargain!

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                    • #11
                      The 'inspector' who came to my door was nasty, though. He told me that I had to have a licence - and I got him to put it in writing.
                      The contents of this note are neither advice nor a definitive answer. If you plan to rely on this, you should pay somebody for proper advice.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sibec View Post
                        £2.60 for relatively the most reliable media broadcaster in the world, without inane consumer adverts? A bargain!
                        I agree. Isn't it odd how the journalists sniping at whatever the BBC does, or keening over the financial problems of at least one commercial service provider which led to its closing two DAB-only stations, are employed by multimedia conglomerates that tend to own- guess what?- commercial service providers in competition with the BBC!
                        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sibec View Post
                          £2.60 for relatively the most reliable media broadcaster in the world, without inane consumer adverts? A bargain!
                          I'd rather have the £2.60, thanks!

                          Peter

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                          • #14
                            Presumably the 'show' would be run along the lines of 'Judge Judy', and they'd get that Dom to twist arms, and that guy in 'Bargain Hunt' who's always mugging the camera to act? as court bailiff. Any other suggestions for characters anyone?
                            I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jta View Post
                              Presumably the 'show' would be run along the lines of 'Judge Judy', and they'd get that Dom to twist arms, and that guy in 'Bargain Hunt' who's always mugging the camera to act? as court bailiff. Any other suggestions for characters anyone?
                              Jeffrey - As the Lawyer

                              pcwilkins - As the Copper

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