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Politics / Re: Theresa May will be the next Prime Minster
« on: July 14, 2016, 09:56:57 AM »
Well now it was a busy night in Politics last night and I only caught the headlines before going to bed.

So the new PM is TM, she speaks well make promises 'yours' meaning the countries people? Lets not forget she;s a Tory and since when have the countries minions been top of their bucket list?
I'm not trusting what she says - lets wait and see shall we.

George Osbourne has gone - booted out I hope rather than resign! I detest his face and piggy eyes.
The best item of clothing for him is a Balaclava - put on back to front.
 He along with Ian Duncan Smith and David Cameron came up with what were to be  devastating welfare changes, backed by many Tories -
I'm not going to be warming towards TM - she has to prove herself first.

Meanwhile the labour party - are in disarray and it's a bloody good job there were not in power at this time. Corbyn needs to go! He's not a leader, he can't remember what he's supposed to be saying half of the time - apart from - No I'm not standing down - someone needs to shove him onto his bum then!

UKIP - who are they?
Where have they gone?
What's happening within their Party since Farage announced would be be standing down?

General Discussion / Re: Tysons Mansion - Wow!
« on: July 14, 2016, 09:35:33 AM »
Hasn't he just fly - Georgie Best comes to mind

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Is Chesterfield a dying town?
« on: July 14, 2016, 09:34:23 AM »
If Chesterfield offered a greater variety of shops people would be attracted to going into the the town to shop instead of places like Meadowhell  and may be encouraged to ditch the online shopping.
There is a new ladies dress shop in town, opened by a friend. The person told me 'the college students have to go into Sheffield for their clothes as there isn't a shop in town which sells this clothing'
Good idea eh - I went in to say hello once it had opened and there were ladies ' older than me'  ::)  fervently routing amongst the dresses and shoes!

Out with some of those Pound Shops and bring in more clothes shops for all ages, sizes and both sexes.

Bus fares - we all need to contribute to the running of our transport.

Taxis - people who struggle with shopping such as the elderly could 'taxi share'.
Four is a car - shopping in the boot.

General Discussion / Re: Tysons Mansion - Wow!
« on: July 13, 2016, 01:50:00 PM »
he became a trouble man didn't he and the last I heard of him maybe a couple of years ago he was still struggling with drink/substance abuse.
It sounds as if he may have picked himself up a bit since then Jumbo  (y)

Politics / Re: Theresa May will be the next Prime Minster
« on: July 12, 2016, 09:00:28 PM »
and who had voted in the 'minions' for for Theresa May  in the elections - just the MP's?
The countries minions haven't.
I think we do need at some point to have a general election - only problem is Jeremy Corbyn  needs to get a vote of confidence  from his party  first?

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Is Chesterfield a dying town?
« on: July 12, 2016, 08:55:53 PM »
I think free parking would help, and a few intelligent councillors would be a bonus

Har Har Jumbo1  where would the intelligent Councillors come form then?  :)

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Is Chesterfield a dying town?
« on: July 12, 2016, 08:54:23 PM »
What will make it even worse is if the local authorities stop subsidising bus travel for senior citizens and disabled next year as they are currently planning to do. Although, to be fair, I think they would not object too much to paying a concessionary fare like they used too.
Time will tell, & whoever is in charge at the time will get it in the neck no doubt. I believe Mr Tony Blair brought it in initially.

What will happen if Sheffield takes over then Scimitar?
Would it be better, just the same or worse do you think?

Politics / Re: Theresa May will be the next Prime Minster
« on: July 12, 2016, 09:21:08 AM »
Should their be a general election instead of swap the leader ?

I think we have to have someone in Cameron's place before we can have a general election as at the moment the Tory have no leader.

Hasn't someone said there won't be a general election though?

Politics / Re: Theresa May will be the next Prime Minster
« on: July 11, 2016, 08:58:59 PM »
Was she one who voted to stay in?
If so shes's a bit fickle with her beliefs don't you think?

Do we really want Sheffield to take over our Transport, Major Planning Investments - and more.
Read below what this means.
There is also a link at the bottom of the page which gives more information.

Our Leader, Councillor Anne Western has warned "There's no easy way back" if radical proposals to hand over some council services in Chesterfield to a powerful Sheffield mayor become a reality.

Chesterfield Borough Council wants to become a full member of a group of councils know as Sheffield City Region Combined Authority which will be led by a South Yorkshire Mayor to be elected in May next year.

This would mean that in Chesterfield we would have to hand over responsibility to the Mayor and combined authority for:

major roads
funding for maintenance and road safety on all roads in the borough
public transport
travel concessions (Gold Card and b_line)
skills for employment
major planning and investment projects.
The Government's Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government will decide whether to approve the plans.

But before a decision is made Sheffield City Region is asking people what they think about the plans which we're opposing because:

Chesterfield is better-off than most of Sheffield and South Yorkshire which means the borough could be at the back of the queue for money from Sheffield City Region.

The plans will add another layer of local government in Chesterfield and make council services complicated and inefficient.

Many council services in Chesterfield are better than those in Sheffield and South Yorkshire but this could change if these plans go ahead.

Some decisions about Chesterfield's future would be taken by either a Sheffield City Mayor or combined authority. This means Sheffield and South Yorkshire councils would have a say on things like how much money is spent on maintaining roads in Chesterfield and funding for projects to help regenerate the borough.

Councils in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster together with a Sheffield City Region Mayor would each have two votes on joint-decisions affecting Chesterfield's future but Chesterfield Borough Council and ourselves would only have one vote each. We would be forced to join Sheffield City Region if Chesterfield became a full member.

Chesterfield's fortunes would be tied to a 30 year plan for Sheffield City Region but the only investment outlined for the borough so far is for the first few years.

Changes to services may be bad news for people living in other parts of Derbyshire because the Sheffield City Region Mayor may have little regard for residents in neighbouring Derbyshire districts. For example, it's possible a Sheffield City Region Mayor could change bus routes in the borough and the frequency of bus services which could make these communities more isolated.

It's a leap in the dark − No other council in the country has joined forces with a combined authority outside their county border.

It could be the thin end of the wedge with the potential for more powers being handed down in the future giving a Sheffield City Region Mayor and combined authority responsibility for making even more decisions about Derbyshire and more influence over Derbyshire people.

Our Leader, Councillor Anne Western said:

"This is a huge decision which could affect Derbyshire's largest town and beyond for generations to come. It could mean the end of Derbyshire as an administrative county.

"But it's not a done deal − the final decision rests with the Secretary of State. So if you don't want a Mayor and councils from Sheffield and South Yorkshire making decisions that affect Chesterfield and the rest of Derbyshire, it's important that you have your say to help keep Derbyshire together."

Chesterfield Discussion / Council Out in Force
« on: July 10, 2016, 07:48:35 PM »
On Saturday we passed several men hard at work - clearing weeds from between the roadside kerb stones?
Have the council come into some money?

General Discussion / Re: oscar pistorius back in court today
« on: July 10, 2016, 07:45:23 PM »
I watched the interview and to be honest he came across as full of self pity with maybe a tad of remorse for what he did.
He told the interviewer - I don't want to waste my life in prison.

Tough titty mate you got 6 years!

General Discussion / Re: Trail by social media
« on: July 10, 2016, 07:42:56 PM »
After Cliff Richards home was searched by Police and broadcast on TV by the BBC - he was judged by some as being guilty.
Now there are no charges Cliff is to sue the BBC -
Go Cliff Go!

They were well out of order doing what they did - and the Police were no better!

General Discussion / Re: PayPal question?
« on: July 10, 2016, 05:22:30 PM »
Welcome to the forum jumbo 1  :)

Techie Or Suggestions / Re: Blur Faces
« on: July 09, 2016, 09:52:54 PM »
WCT - it's Station Road - the only one it can be in the village which was on the route of the procession.
I'm really just interested in when the houses were  built on that land - it will give me an idea of how old the photo is.  :)

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