WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12224 Members
65 Forums
72739 Topics
980402 Posts
49 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
81 registered (11kendo, 15 invisible), 1800 Guests and 188 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
TS Indefatigable 455
Patio work 337
vet fees 295
Hezballah 258
Sea Shepherd 244
Internet Explorer Not Working 206
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 136
TV wall mount wanted. 93
Re sizing 79
Am I missing something ? 68
New General Forums
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
Today at 02:42 PM
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
Yesterday at 09:47 PM
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Rescued Animals.
by granny
55 minutes 6 seconds ago
Internet Explorer Not Working
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:43 PM
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Tony Blair
by snowhite
Today at 02:20 PM
Changes to bin collections
by granny
Today at 11:42 AM
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
Yesterday at 09:32 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by kenmo52
Yesterday at 07:44 PM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Yesterday at 06:11 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
Yesterday at 09:51 AM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#806158 - 9th Jul 2013 12:51am Scrap Metal Collectors
fish5133 Online   content
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
Posts: 2812
Loc: Heswallish
Doing a gardening job today and the white van stops and asks if i have any scrap metal. Wasnt my house but the driver who sounded foreign spanish? asked if i would fill up a water bottle for him as it was very hot. Alarm bells---i walk in house with my petrol strimmer and stuff lying outside.Moment out of sight i hear the van door open so turned back straight away.
Just beware--.

Top
Wirral Info : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#806172 - 9th Jul 2013 8:43am Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: fish5133]
TheEpicSponge Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 1st Jan 2013
Posts: 48
Loc: Wallasey
Already reported them to the police a while back. They actually took my neighbour's iron gate, then returned to take some metal fencing with them.

They were actually back yesterday and took another neighbour's metal patio heater. Granted, it was broken anyway, but they just took it.

Terrible way of making money. If it was on the street then fair enough, but they were trespassing on private property.

Top
#806176 - 9th Jul 2013 9:06am Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: fish5133]
davymac Offline
Member

Registered: 6th Apr 2010
Posts: 67
Loc: wallasey
Confirms my suspicions of them taking a mountain bike from my garden a few weeks ago.
Was left in front garden agaginst the bay window of the house,I heard the scrap van coming down the road,went to go out about 20 mins later and the bike was gone.
They even moved the wheelie bins from the entry to see if the back gate was open.
Cheeky B*****ds

Top
#806223 - 9th Jul 2013 12:25pm Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: davymac]
Moonstar Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 2nd Jul 2011
Posts: 1240
Loc: Wirral
Sounds like they need warning off sharpish.

I take it this is the white transit with the loudspeaker making wailing sounds.

Top
#806266 - 9th Jul 2013 4:28pm Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: Moonstar]
davymac Offline
Member

Registered: 6th Apr 2010
Posts: 67
Loc: wallasey
Yeah that's the one.Might get my old bike out the loft and use it as a snare with a video camera recording from a window.

Top
#806270 - 9th Jul 2013 4:40pm Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: davymac]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: davymac
Yeah that's the one.Might get my old bike out the loft and use it as a snare with a video camera recording from a window.


Very tempted to say leave it connected to the live side of the mains and watch the pikeys dance! However, that little avenue of pleasure is closed off! DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME KIDDIES !

Top
#806393 - 10th Jul 2013 1:21am Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: fish5133]
Blueskier Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 22nd Mar 2013
Posts: 194
Loc: Wallasey
Like to give an alternative view.

Last week they knocked and ASKED if the kids bikes or scooters out front were scrap.
Said no, thanks for asking.

No problem if they make an honest pound from legitimate scrap.

Not spanish or irish sounding.

Top
#806419 - 10th Jul 2013 9:37am Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: Blueskier]
TheEpicSponge Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 1st Jan 2013
Posts: 48
Loc: Wallasey
Originally Posted By: Blueskier
Like to give an alternative view.

Last week they knocked and ASKED if the kids bikes or scooters out front were scrap.
Said no, thanks for asking.

No problem if they make an honest pound from legitimate scrap.

Not spanish or irish sounding.


They're the kind of people who I like. That 'bit of scrap' they steal might have had sentimental value to someone.

Good on those people for asking. Definitely not the same scrap collectors I've seen down here.

Top
#807711 - 15th Jul 2013 11:43am Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: fish5133]
Willo_ Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 5th Jul 2012
Posts: 2518
Loc: Merseyside
The reg number of there van is
EA04 FVM

They have just tried stealing some scaffolding polls from back of mine and some workies caught them.
_________________________
..

Top
#807717 - 15th Jul 2013 12:08pm Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: Willo_]
Gibbo Online   content
Forum Addict

Registered: 27th Dec 2010
Posts: 1738
Loc: Oxton
Originally Posted By: Willo_
The reg number of there van is
EA04 FVM

They have just tried stealing some scaffolding polls from back of mine and some workies caught them.


I read that as some WOOKIES caught them:


Top
#807721 - 15th Jul 2013 1:06pm Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: ]
DeanoBirko Offline
Wise One

Registered: 12th Oct 2011
Posts: 783
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer
Originally Posted By: davymac
Yeah that's the one.Might get my old bike out the loft and use it as a snare with a video camera recording from a window.


Very tempted to say leave it connected to the live side of the mains and watch the pikeys dance! However, that little avenue of pleasure is closed off! DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME KIDDIES !


My dad did this in the 90's when we kept getting burgled... One night a fuse popped and we never got robbed again...

Top
#807988 - 16th Jul 2013 1:26pm Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: fish5133]
futurepast Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Mar 2012
Posts: 295
Loc: wirral
Before you pass any waste to a van and man ask them if they have a waste carriers license for collecting scrap metal, if they have one then you can give them your scrap or waste but they must give you a waste transfer note for the waste being taken in return, thus clearing you of your duty of care to the said waste. If your waste is then found dumped in an alleyway or field and is later traced to have originated from yourself or your home you will be covered by your transfer note and the company who took the waste will be in trouble with the enviromental agency and may loose their license. The police have the powers to seize and destroy any vehicles that are recycling with out a current waste carriers license.

Top
#809514 - 22nd Jul 2013 10:55am Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: ]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: kmykimi
Is that scrap metal detector can be mended? Well, I'm really into metal detectors, it is a lot of fun?


When you learn to speak/understand English properly, look up the meaning of...
spamup

Top
#822483 - 6th Sep 2013 11:14am Re: Scrap Metal Collectors [Re: Moonstar]
Moonstar Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 2nd Jul 2011
Posts: 1240
Loc: Wirral
The 'wailing' scrap van just passed. They saw something, knocked on the door - no reply - so just picked something up from the front of the house and put it in the van! Beginning to wonder if my front gate will disappear one day.

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
For Sale & Free
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
Yesterday at 07:53 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
20th Feb 2017 9:24pm
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
20th Feb 2017 6:35pm
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
20th Feb 2017 4:09pm
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
18th Feb 2017 9:47pm
Featured Member
Registered: 7th Sep 2010
Posts: 228
Newest Members
raybb, CliveK, vonny, Vkj530, SunsetP
12224 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
j_demo (28)
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Internet Explorer Not Working 206
TV wall mount wanted. 93
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night 37
Ice in the 1800's 23
Wirral track renewal 9
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 7:13am
Sunset Wed 5:37pm
Local Time Wed 7:39pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .