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General Discussion / Re: The 2016 jollies thread :-)
« on: January 28, 2016, 10:06:17 AM »
Thanks for the comments. (Pete, the Welsh is Allllllcoholig ).

When I finish my rehab I calculate that I will have saved 3,640 on booze and 1,908 on fags, more than enough to get me away.

When we have the next meet up you can laugh at the guy drinking the funny green drink (Soda and Lime) but you will save money as it will only cost you 60p to buy me a drink.

We won't be laughing mycul, applauding more like!
Just make sure you are there with us with that funny green drink in front of you !
Go mycul Go !

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Co-Op Transformed
« on: January 28, 2016, 10:02:56 AM »
Seem to remember the initials artists impressions of the development including a Smokehouse BBQ type place...the one in Sheffield is really good so that would be a very good addition.

Never heard of that bransoj, sounds like something different though so if that happened I bet it would be a favourite

Politics / Re: European Union - Get us out of the EU stranglehold.
« on: January 27, 2016, 07:52:54 PM »
The main sticking issue seems to be immigration/Refugees with Cameron and judging by his slip of the tongue I think he thinks the same about them as he does about the vulnerable, sick and disabled in this country - they take his money and he hates that!

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Co-Op Transformed
« on: January 27, 2016, 07:46:08 PM »
Would it have to be pedestrianised ? Why ?
People who stay have luggage.

I'm wondering about the '6 family restaurants err

McD's ?
Pizza Hut ?
Kentucky Fried Chicken ?
Chinese ?
A Steak House ?
Harry Ramsdens ?

Does it warrant six?

Politics / Re: Can't beat them join them legalize drugs
« on: January 27, 2016, 07:33:32 PM »
I would be very loath at legalising drugs, just a visit to South America with armed police on every street was enough for me.

We would have more out of work and robbing to fuel their habit.

I suppose the obvious way would be to put much more money into the campaign to scale down the drugs rings but I know it's a huge challenge - look at smoking it's been going on for years and only now are some getting to grips with the realisation that they are a killer.
The government in this country are not going to do that though are they - that would mean cutting back on profits and that means more than lives to these that are in at the moment.

I'm sad for the drug users who have had the need and pressures to go down this route ( the pushers are very clever in getting them addicted ), but I feel so sorry for the parents of the addicts ( and yes I know some ) it has to be heart breaking for them.

General Discussion / Re: The 2016 jollies thread :-)
« on: January 27, 2016, 11:11:22 AM »
Yes I know about the  booze Pete, you told me at the Christmas meet up  (y)

Stick with the nicorett Pete it's better than fags  (y) - and nice one ( remember the true story what I told you at the Christmas meet  ;) ) x

General Discussion / Re: The 2016 jollies thread :-)
« on: January 27, 2016, 08:40:57 AM »
Good man. I was beginning to think that Roberts was Welsh for kamikaze...

Come on then Pete - what about your fags - going to give em up for 2016?

General Discussion / Re: The 2016 jollies thread :-)
« on: January 27, 2016, 08:38:35 AM »
Finally given up the booze and fags so out of rehab next month then New Zealand for 6 weeks.
They say giving up makes you live longer.  Don't believe it, it just seems longer.

Hey up mycul  :)
That's good news for our new year.
Pleased you have given up the vices and enjoy New Zealand with the monies instead  :)

Politics / Re: European Union - Get us out of the EU stranglehold.
« on: January 26, 2016, 06:02:44 PM »
Reading the link fly posted we may as well just roll a dice!
It's a gamble and could swing either way


Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Co-Op Transformed
« on: January 26, 2016, 05:52:24 PM »
Reading the last half it's not cut and dried yet - or is it?

Chesterfield Discussion / Will our council Tax go up by 3.99% this year?
« on: January 26, 2016, 03:46:17 PM »
It reads to me as if the 2% increase isn't going to be enough and we will have to dig deeper to pay the 3.99% do others read it the same?

Further plans to balance the books will also be considered by Full Council including setting the authority's annual budget for 2016/17 at 483 million and generating 10.6 million to help deal with the shortfall by asking residents to pay an extra 3.99% in council tax.

This year councils with responsibility for providing adult care services were for the first time given Government permission to raise council tax by up to 2% in addition to the maximum 2% ordinarily permitted.

A 3.99% increase in council tax would mean an increase of 34.77 a year − or 67p a week − for a Band B property. Most homes in Derbyshire are Band A or B.

In Derbyshire the extra 2% for adult care would raise 5m a year but this would only partially protect services as the council is facing a 13m adult care cut this year.

The council is considering the 2% charge specifically to help pay for the following adult social care-related services:

Voluntary and community groups that provide the most benefit in helping older and vulnerable people to live safely and well in their own homes without relying on social care services
Protecting the council's home care service  which provides support to people at home so they can stay living independently for as long as possible. This service can help to reduce or prevent hospital admissions and also speed up hospital discharges
Services that support people with dementia and their carers
More use of assistive technology and specialist equipment, for example pressure pads and alarms
Support services for younger adults with mental health issues and learning disabilities to help them live independently, prepare for independent living or a move to supported accommodation and help them learn new skills including support into employment where appropriate.
In November last year the county council asked residents whether they thought council tax should increase to help deal with the cuts. 852 people responded and 46% said council tax should increase by 4% or more.

Councillor Western said:

"We'd prefer not to raise council tax but we feel we have no choice other than to consider it because the funding we get from Government is being rapidly cut and the Government has made it clear that raising council tax is what it expects us to do.
 "Whilst the extra 2% for social care services would help to protect some services for elderly and vulnerable people, it would bring in much less than half the amount we would need to stop any cuts to adult social services this year."

General Discussion / Re: General photo thread
« on: January 26, 2016, 01:52:55 PM »
Love the photo's Gerty and WCT  :)

Here's my first two, not recent ones though. I took them several years ago -

The Derwent Dams

Chesterfield Discussion / Co-Op Transformed
« on: January 26, 2016, 10:59:59 AM »
We have lift off for the Co-op in town.

Work will start quite soon according to the D.T.
 Pretty quick turn around for Chesterfield as I think it only closed in 2013?

I'm wondering if it will be profitable though, no car park for guests and multiple eating places - what kind of clientele will it attract.

Never heard anything about that for a long time WCT, if I remember correctly it was said that this had been proposed before and nothing ever came of it - maybe the same thing has happened again!

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Plans for former Robinson's site
« on: January 25, 2016, 09:25:38 PM »
WCT ----- CAMERA!!!

Maybe another one biting the dust!

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