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Politics / Re: austerity over?
« on: June 24, 2017, 09:46:32 AM »
I think the greedy Tories are 'over' - well hopefully they are.
They have turned deaf and blind to calls to stop their cut backs to the vulnerable and even to the fact that some people committed suicide because of the way they were being treated.
Eventually, people began to 'turn' and this reflected in the general election.

We now have T.M's treatment of the people who suffered in the Tower Block, she's a cold fish is T.M as was Cameroon!

How long are they actually allowed to limp on without the merging of the DUP?

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Chesterfield Discussion / A617 Hasland by-pass road improvements
« on: June 21, 2017, 02:10:15 PM »
Just love sharing good news I do  ::)



Motorists are advised of overnight and weekend closures on the A617 Hasland by-pass next month while work to improve the road is carried out.

Preparatory work to surface dress the five mile stretch of road between Horns Bridge, Chesterfield and junction 29 of the M1 is expected to start on Monday 10 July 2017.

Both directions of the by-pass will be closed overnight weekdays between 7pm and 5am from Monday 10 July to Friday 14 July 2017.

On Saturday 15 July 2017 the eastbound carriageway will close from 5am to 11pm for surface dressing.

On Sunday 16 July 2017 the westbound carriageway will close from 5am to 11pm, again for surface dressing.

Surface dressing seals the road to prevent water getting in and cracks and potholes forming.

First the road is patched, if necessary. A layer of bitumen is then added to act as 'glue' before the road is topped with chippings. Driving over the road helps to bed in the chippings.

Surface dressing can only be carried out in the summer as the warmer weather is needed to help the chippings bind to the bitumen.

If bad weather prevents work being carried out on 15 and 16 July 2017 it will be postponed until the following weekend.

Work to sweep the road of loose chippings and replace road markings is scheduled to start on Monday 17 July 2017.

Both directions of the by-pass will be closed overnight weekdays between 7pm and 5am from Monday 17 July to Sunday 30 July 2017.

Our Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure Councillor Simon Spencer, said:

"We appreciate that any road works can cause inconvenience to motorists but these repairs are essential to keep the by-pass in a safe and reliable condition.

"We have tried to keep disruption to a minimum by doing these improvements overnight and at weekends to avoid peak commuting times and we will endeavour to complete the work as quickly as possible, which may be earlier than advertised."

Signed diversions will be in place during closures. The diversion is the A61Horns Bridge to Clay Cross, Harris Way, Bridge Street, Furnace Hill Road, the A6175 Market Street to the A6175 Heath Road and the A617 Heath Roundabout, and vice versa. Other local roads will be useable by light traffic.

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Danesmoor
« on: June 21, 2017, 09:48:00 AM »
Strange as well how they are now building inside -  out - at one time it was outside - in?

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Danesmoor
« on: June 20, 2017, 10:40:59 AM »
I'm guessing the red is some sort of thermal insulation which will be covered by brickwork. It's amazing how quickly these houses get built these days :)

Yes you were right scimitar - bricks are now half way up the house!!  (y)

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What part of Hertfordshire … I am from Hertford (now living in Dronfield) and might be able to help is it river or lakes and what sort of fish is it you want to catch

Ha ha welcome to the forum - it has to be 'fly' fishing so whatever fish we can catch with fly  ;D

Sorry couldn't resist that.

My relative hadn't heard of this company,

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General Discussion / London again
« on: June 14, 2017, 04:52:52 PM »
What an awful day for London today - as if it hadn't had enough with recent terrorist and now the awful devastating fire in that block of flats.

I've always said I wouldn't like to live in high rise flats but for many there is no choice.

So many still missing, it must have been terrifying for everyone  including the Services who attended and still are this devastating tragedy.

My heart goes out to them  :(

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We have a Chesterfield referendum over Sheffield City Region plan coming up - more voting!
I was told Sheffield has the money   (reading the full story in the link below it doesn't back that up! ) - we don't but is it a good idea?
I'm not sure I would vote yes to it!!!

People living in Chesterfield are being urged to take part in a referendum to send out a clear message about whether local residents want to become part of Sheffield City Region and have some key decisions made by a Sheffield City Region Mayor.

The referendum is being staged by Derbyshire County Council which is opposed to Sheffield City Region Combined Authority's proposed expansion into Chesterfield - which would mean powers for key services in the town being handed to a Sheffield City Region Mayor.

More than 5000 people said "No" to the plans in an online poll held by the county council last year.

And now it is holding an official vote to give residents the chance to have their say by answering a simple "yes" or "no" to show whether they support the plans.

Everyone who is over 18, living in Chesterfield and on the electoral roll will receive an official ballot paper delivered to their home address from 21 June 2017.

http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/news_events/news-updates/2017/june/news_items/chesterfield_referendum_over_sheffield_city_region_plans.asp

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Chesterfield Discussion / Driver training for older motorists
« on: June 10, 2017, 08:52:12 PM »
Oh heck I am old enough to go on one of these - do I need it??? Nah, not just yet anyway.  ;)

I've see enough flat cappers and blue rinse brigade to think it's a good idea.
Toddling down Derby Road behind one doing 20 miles an hour isn't much fun !

Motorists in Derbyshire are being invited to take advantage of training sessions aimed at keeping older drivers safe behind the wheel.

We're offering free Driving Safer for Longer information sessions to county motorists aged 65 and over.

The 90 minute sessions will offer drivers the chance to update their driving knowledge and will cover eyesight, hearing, seat belts, drink driving, hazard perception, vehicle adaptations and driving assessments.

Sessions are planned for:

Thursday 22 June, 2pm to 3.30pm, County Hall, Matlock
Thursday 6 July, 10am to 11.30am, Chesterfield Library
Thursday 27 July, 1.30pm to 3pm, Bradbury House, Glossop
Monday 7 August, 10am to 11.30 am, Ilkeston Library
Tuesday 22 August, 1.30 pm to 3pm, Adult Education Centre, Swadlincote
Tuesday 12 September, 10.30am to 12 noon, Adult Education Centre, Ashbourne
Monday 3 October, 2pm to 3.30pm, Buxton Library
Monday 9 October, 1.30pm to 3pm, Chesterfield Library
Thursday 26 October, Ripley (venue and time to be confirmed)
Monday 20 November, 10.30am to 12 noon, County Hall, Matlock
Monday 4 December, 10am to 11.30am, Bolsover Library

To book a place email drivingsafer.forlonger@derbyshire.gov.uk providing personal details, preferred training date and location or call 01629 538060.

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Politics / Re: Five more years of gruel
« on: June 10, 2017, 07:34:22 PM »
I don't think Paul Holmes helped the LibDems in Chesterfield TBH, people don't have short memories :-(

They certainly don't have short memories fly and now they have to build up the confidence of people again.
Will they have twelve months or five years to do this ?

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Cycle Race June 10th
« on: June 10, 2017, 03:52:24 PM »
My plans changed for today - nowt new there then!
I didn't get to see them but it has stayed dry after the initial rain this morning.

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Politics / Re: Five more years of gruel
« on: June 10, 2017, 03:51:11 PM »
Nice to see you back posting after a 3 years break LOL  (y)

I think the possible coalition with the DUP just shows how power gready the Tories are  :(
Abortion. LBGT. It's like going back in time on some basic human rights grounds. Wasn't the tories wanting to change all that anyway ?

My word you have been doing your homework fly  ;)

Yes you are right it was mentioned by the Tories to change the human rights - they would rather do that than increase spending on our Police Force  >:( Which is putting them at risk I think, most don't have firearms or tasers I believe.
Why should we expect them to defend us with no defense!

Send the bloody Tories out on the streets - let them have a go!

Rant over

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Cycle Race June 10th
« on: June 10, 2017, 11:02:20 AM »
They have put some of the rain back on for today ----- Hope you get your match bransoj!!

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Politics / Re: Five more years of gruel
« on: June 10, 2017, 11:01:03 AM »
Welcome to the forum hifimad  :)

I feel your pain I was hoping for anyone but her ------ and that's not like me!

Her plan back fired and I have to say I have never been a Corbyn fan as I really didn't think he was up to the job but fair dues I think he has improved during his time in the Labour Leadership role. I would still have been apprehensive about his abilities though, who knows he may well have proved me wrong, but he won't get the chance at the moment!

What is happening to our country, it's on it's knees!

There are some who are much more into politics than I am who are under the impression that we could be seeing another General Election in twelve months, as they say the two parties will clash - more pain with the news dominated by broken promises and lies.

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Cycle Race June 10th
« on: June 09, 2017, 08:56:33 PM »
Sounding like the clouds only dropped their load over our village!
It didn't last long but was pretty heavy when it came.
Maybe I will get to watch the Cyclists after all.

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