Hard on Mr Softee.....

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Hard on Mr Softee.....

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Nice headline from the Guardian....."Hard on Mister Softee: London councils ban ice cream vans"

and seeing as this is the French Car Forum here is a appropriately glum looking Ice Cream Van for good measure :-D

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That is one SAD looking ice cream van, did the designers dog die the day he drew the front ?

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Now, am I hoping too much (A: Yes), but if there were a decent supply of EV charging points on our streets, the issue of ICE-cream vans (geddit?) would just melt away, would it not? :dunno:

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One I used to service back in the sixties had an auxiliary engine to run the ice dream maker, a side valve Ford 1172cc, didn't need the main engine running whilst serving.
I think a lot of parents will be happy at the ban, no wailing kids when the damned jingles start. :)

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Mister Sotftee isn’t happy

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
02 May 2019, 11:46
......when the damned jingles start. :)


Have you ever wondered how the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs occupy their time.....?

Well on the matter of "Ice Cream Van Chimes etc" they bring out a code of practice...

Code of Practice on Noise from Ice-Cream Van Chimes Etc. in England 2013

Yes all right that was 2013, they are probably much more streamlined and efficient now, and focus on more weighty matters.

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Perhaps if they were rather more tuneful, there'd have been less complaints but, really, who would actually go to the trouble of lodging a complaint?

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Nissan come to the rescue of Mr Softee



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