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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hong Kong Olympia bus in Chesterfield.
« on: August 13, 2016, 10:02:09 PM »
What ?
You thought I was implying . . . . .

No, not me  ;)

No I didn't think that at all flybynight.
Just my little joke that's all.
Scimitarrrrrr has always got a smile and a wave.  :)

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hong Kong Olympia bus in Chesterfield.
« on: August 13, 2016, 09:51:55 PM »
No comment LOL  8) :P

Pickies of buses ->

No it wasn't scimmi --- tarr  ::) Just a grumpy mare who couldn't even be bothered to acknowledge or smile - very different one on the return though.

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hong Kong Olympia bus in Chesterfield.
« on: August 13, 2016, 09:39:45 PM »
Not seen it then WCT.

Have been into town by bus today and got the most miserable driver for a long time.

As we approached town we passed an open topped bus - don't see many around here.

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Hong Kong Olympia bus in Chesterfield.
« on: August 13, 2016, 07:43:02 PM »
Was it an open topped bus by any chance?

General Discussion / Re: Impersonal life
« on: August 12, 2016, 08:24:25 PM »
Social skills are very important to life and sadly they cannot be learned sat playing games or on social networks which is the norm for many.
In moderation there is nothing wrong with this but all too often it becomes addictive.

I was brought up with the basic pleasures in life and have passed this on to my own and many other children.
The excitement of climbing a tree or catching a Bully Head in the river are real life pleasures - not electronic.
I remember one rainy school holiday with 3 adolescent boys to occupy I got out the Ludo/Snakes and ladders boards -

Never had they seen one but of what fun we all had that day. The phone rang and it was someone from social care - as I answered it there was a roar of triumph as one of the boys got 'home' - It sounds like a football match the person on the other end of the phone remarked -
Err no just Ludo  :-[  :))

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Grangewood Estate
« on: August 10, 2016, 04:44:25 PM »
I reckon there are now many places where drugs is becoming a problem.
Also I think areas where known drug users and people who repeatedly fall foul of the law are housed are going to be a problem area to live - don't know if this has been the case with Grangewood though.

Few years back it was well known certain areas were used for housing these people.

Chesterfield Discussion / Grangewood Estate
« on: August 08, 2016, 01:06:52 PM »
This area has always seemed to attract a bad name.
Years ago when I took my driving lessons I was told by instructor keep moving around here, I don't want to lose my tyres - Tongue in cheek maybe but it's the name the area has got.
More recently there has been a murder which is covered in the link below.

I wouldn't like to live there, can anyone give it a good name?

Sport / Re: Rio Olympics 2016
« on: August 06, 2016, 09:14:01 PM »
Very much enjoyed the opening of the Olympics the music was spot on not so good for Russia with 180 sportsmen's banned. By that going to look forward to it. :)

Nice to hear someone is --- :-X

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: A polite notice to the towns litterbugs
« on: August 06, 2016, 09:12:35 PM »
First glance at the title of this I thought it read -

 A Polite notice to the towns little buggers  :-[

Where's spec savers in town?   ::)

Fun Stuff / Re: A man and his dog
« on: August 03, 2016, 08:34:29 AM »
It was the same when my brother was in scimitar - they used to come round with a 'drinks' trolley' of the stronger kind in the afternoon. Brother enjoyed a tipple and the very fact visitors can go anytime day or night is much appreciated as well.
Lovely staff and well cared for patients.
What more could we want.

You are right about the Palliative care as well scimitar I know people who have gone in for a few days to help with such as pain relief.
Wonder place and we need to keep it

Fun Stuff / Re: A man and his dog
« on: August 02, 2016, 09:10:20 PM »
Aww how kind was that  (y)

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Devolution - Chesterfield Sheffield
« on: August 02, 2016, 09:07:51 PM »
Fair point WCT - I remember many older drivers saying things were better when it was CCT - Chesterfield Corporation Transport.
I don't know if those days could be brought back though :-\

That's going backwards and they won't do that will they.

It's the way it goes at the moment - look at the pubs !
Just take lots of photo's = it's our past

There were meetings concerning this WCT. I seem to think people who opposed it were told it would cost less to rebuild rather than up date the existing one.
I'm sure someone will have more on this than I have though as I never went to a meeting

Chesterfield Discussion / Devolution - Chesterfield Sheffield
« on: July 31, 2016, 11:08:42 AM »
Scimitar - thoughts on number 6?

It reads as if everything stays the same apart from transport - is there a real purpose to all this then apart from chesterfield getting a lot of money and the transport change?

1. Devolution mans that local decision makers will be given extra powers and responsibilities that are currently held by ministers and civil servants in London. These are different to the everyday powers local councils have.

2. Our councillors voted at a meeting in April that Chesterfield should be a full member of the Sheffield City Region devolution deal and a non-constituent member of the North Midlands Combined Authority area.

3. Sheffield City Region has agreed a deal with the Government which would allow Chesterfield access to £900 million of funding over the next 30 years along with £484 million over five years.

The North Midlands Combined Authority has no devolution deal agreed.

4. Chesterfield is not leaving Derbyshire – no decision will change the borough’s boundaries. Chesterfield will remain a part of Derbyshire We will not become part of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Nottingham or Nottinghamshire.

5. All Chesterfield Borough Council services will stay exactly as they are and no other council will be able to dictate how they are run. This includes day-to-day council house decisions, as well as services like sports centres, parks and open spaces, collecting rubbish and cleaning the streets.

6. Derbyshire County Council services for Chesterfield residents – including schools, social care and libraries - will also stay the same, except for some public transport powers. The devolution deal will mean that public transport services are integrated across administrative boundaries to better meet the needs of local people. Derbyshire County Council will remain responsible for highways maintenance in Chesterfield.

7. There is no Derbyshire option to get devolution powers. The Government has ruled out Derbyshire receiving devolved powers on its own.

8. We are not merging with Sheffield City Council – they will not have control over the services we currently provide

9. The Government will only hand over the full range of devolved powers, including housing, some transport powers, skills and training and business support, if they are run by a combined authority and an elected mayor. The elected mayor for the region will have responsibility for the powers devolved from London to the local area.

10. The devolution deal would not affect Chesterfield’s mayor who carries out a civic rather than a political role.

11. Residents have already had the opportunity to take part in consultations on the issue of devolution. The public was encouraged to take part through public meetings, the local media, e-bulletins to the business, community and voluntary sectors, and through websites and social media.

12. The consultation runs from 1 July to 12 August. For more information, visit

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