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Thursday, 2 August 2007

Vanburger - our friend's fight against eviction

Vanburger's TrailerWe have a good friend, Tony who runs a burger van (called "Vanburger") on the South Coast. He's a lovely bloke - down to earth, friendly and immensely community-spirited; the children think he's great. It just so happens that his burger van sits on a layby which - according to enquiries at the land registry - doesn't belong to anyone.

An organisation called Glynde Estates has made a claim on the land, and told Tony to move on.

As you can see from the comments published on the Brighton Argus website, many of his customers are outraged at the claim. We are, too, which is why I have created an on-line petition here:

I'm hoping plenty of people will sign it, and the livelihood of a good, kind man will be protected from the greed of a large organisation.

On a personal note, I wonder if this might be the work one of the local residents who has a grudge against Vanburger (in a NIMBY sense). If so, that's terribly smallminded, and a real shame. Everyone deserves a cheery cuppa and hot breakfast.


Tony's plight has appeared on local television: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYBsdwgOggk.
I also took the liberty of making a silly mashup about it

Posted by james at August 2, 2007 9:28 PM

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