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The Bosses in particular :P

I was thinking more of the people left standing at bus stops you missed  - sod the bosses  ;)

In a Bus? That will go down well I'm sure :D

If I were in your bus and you went the scenic route - I would love it !  :)

many wouldn't though eh  ;)

To be honest stopping folk turning right at those lights into the retail park is not the worst idea in the world. Quite often the number of cars turning right is to much for the small bit of right turn lane and it causes issues for folk just wanting to go straight on. That said the design of the retail park is garbage as well with it not able to cope with the number of cars it gets at really busy times. I used to be a member of the gym when it was Cannons and you could have great fun watching folk fall out and near misses as all the normal roundabout rules went out the window as folk tried to get in and out.

I agree with you bransoj, the whole lay out of that area was ill thought out, I have had problems turning right onto the complex. Also getting stuck on the middle of the roundabout when the traffic comes to a sudden full stop. Other vehicles speeding past the back of me, isn't pleasant. also the sun catches the McD's window as you travel out of town - it's blinding at times.

Can't wait >:(

Go the scenic route  ;)

Chesterfield Discussion / Traffic light improvements A61 Chesterfield
« on: March 07, 2017, 01:27:45 PM »
I've just had this email from DCC

Brilliant - always something to delay us.

Think I will be using the scenic route.  ::)

Work to replace traffic lights outside a Chesterfield leisure park is set to start next week.

Traffic lights on the A61 outside the town's Alma Leisure Park, which sites a cinema and several restaurants, are being upgraded by us.

The work is essential as the current lights are reaching their sell-by date and is also part of wider work to improve road conditions and help manage congestion along Derby Road.

The current signals will be replaced with LED lights and extra low voltage technology which will help reduce energy costs.

Work is set to start at 8am, on Monday 13 March 2017, and is expected to take around six weeks.

The work has been planned to avoid the need for temporary traffic lights. Diversions will be in force around the clock and traffic will not be allowed to turn right into or out of the leisure park.

A temporary crossing will be in place near to the entrance to the park for pedestrians.

And diversion signs will be in place. For traffic wanting to turn right into the leisure park the alternative route will be via Hornsbridge Roundabout.

Traffic turning left out of the leisure park will be diverted via the A61 southbound, Baden Powell Road, Redvers Buller Road, before rejoining the A61 northbound.

Our Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure Councillor Dean Collins, said:

"Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum but unfortunately this work is likely to cause delays so motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys."

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: February 25, 2017, 07:37:27 PM »
I have been talking to  a chap I know today who lived on Houldsworth Drive on that estate in the late 1980/1990's .He told me they were definitely Coal Board houses which were condemned  along with others throughout the country in 1986 by an Act of Parliament.
Grants were made available to update them which included removing the concrete panels  which they were built with.
The roofs were suspended  by heavy pit props  and first breeze blocks and then bricks were built  up to the roof level.Once that was done the concrete panels were then removed.
Does that make sense?

It does Umpire thanks for that.
Obviously very precise work and I'm supposing it was cheaper then flattening them and rebuilding, although it wouldn't have been cheap would it.

Certainly some of the houses on the  Hurst Farm Estate in Matlock had  massive re structural work done to them but they do look good now.

They haven't got the same outer finish though as Hady Estate houses, so I'm thinking maybe it was decided to finish them off in a more 'unique' way to others?

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: February 25, 2017, 10:58:20 AM »
That's a lot of roof with water going down there, obviously   the guttering must cope though.

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: February 24, 2017, 07:36:17 PM »
They do have guttering   ;),-1.4012205,3a,15y,263.84h,90.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOvmWllNjSXOo6gaKzSp8Zw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

Sorry I didn't word that very well fly.
There appears to no guttering directly below the roof - it's much lower just above the windows - how does that work for rain coming off the roof?

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: February 24, 2017, 07:03:01 PM »
Strange how the top half seems to come out over the bottom half - and the guttering is right over the bottom windows??
How does that work when it rains?
I can't see guttering below the roof.

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: February 24, 2017, 05:10:33 PM »
     Many of the concrete block houses you refer to were manufactured by a company called Reema  who had a large factory on Storforth Lane opposite where the Bowling Alley is.
     I went to work there in 1960 and we had  many multi million pound contracts  to build housing estates ,tower blocks  and village halls  in Sheffield,Crewe and Leeds to name a few.The blocks were delivered to site by lorries  carrying a dozen blocks at once and by the next day the carcass of the house was already assembled.
    It was in the days when old slum houses were being demolished and there was a desperate need for houses and flats.I only stayed there two years but eventually that type of dwelling  went out of favour and the company folded.

I've had another look at the ones in our village Umpire.
Ex Coal Board House which they have only in the last maybe 3 years or so done up, putting new roofs on and what looks like a pebble dashing to cover the concrete.
They have probably done more to the houses than that but this is the finished product.

The houses in Hady are very different with a brick bottom half and the top half 'appears to come out on a slant with windows. The roof is then set back from this.

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: February 24, 2017, 05:06:17 PM »
These ones ?,-1.4021641,3a,37.5y,97.76h,83.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDs_ts-mTUsUEFW4S2O9Qxw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

Non of the ones are like these though.
If you take the map down the road and to the bend there is a house there which is slightly different to the rest, having white painted wood to the lower half - I like it. Very different

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: February 22, 2017, 06:12:21 PM »

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: February 22, 2017, 06:11:11 PM »
Amazing what copy and paste can do :P (y)

I was looking for info last night and didn't really find much so you did better than I did.

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: February 22, 2017, 09:58:38 AM »
Chuffin ell scimitar that's a post and a half but very informative thanks.

It sounds as if Umpire was maybe correct then that they may have been Coal Board houses as the ones in our village were concrete and needed the work doing as described in your post.

Just to add a large housing estate in Matlock had similar work undertaken and council houses on the Adlington's Estate Wingerworth the council also had a lot of work done of I think maybe similar nature.

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hady -
« on: February 21, 2017, 06:57:31 AM »
Yes Fly.

I have an elderly relative who lived there for many years but I never visited their home. Now in hospital but I will ask him when he comes home and see if he can tell me more.
They don't live there anymore.

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