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Need to spend the Tax payers money and then put it up by 4%  :(

Anyway thanks for the tip off bransoj  (y), plans changed for tomorrow - again, but Thursday I will be on the scenic route!!

When I do come down Derby Road to the lights at St.Augustines whether its my imagination or not but there always seems to be more cars get out of that road  than  there does when the lights are on green on Derby Road.
I suspect they give priority to St Augustines Road  but if someone wants to go and stand there with a stop watch and prove me wrong they are welcome. :-* ;) ;)

Some I think sneak through on red !!

I can only go on different times of day when lights seem to let more through than other times.

I'll let the professional drivers either advice or do the stop watch test Umpire.   MD  :))

Meanwhile it's D Day at the Cineworld lights !!

Do they filter depending of the time of day as sometimes they change quicker than others?

Up Boythorpe  Road  and round Grangewood or down St Augustines for me.

Wingerworth, Grangewood and head up past West Street to go to Newbold.
Bug bare bug bare will be the roundabout as I get through Grangewood ( Walton )

It does scimitar thanks. I've had the thank you lights and thumbs up but it made me smile when the driver behind got the thumbs down.

It was more the drivers irritation when I asked that I noticed.
TBH I was very concerned when this person wasn't on the bus.
The driver could have been politer in his response I thought, but as I said had probably had a bad day.

Ticket machine updates eh ------ whatever next !   :)

PS I think the road works start on Monday --- good luck !

Sod the Bosses too - My Passengers come first :P

Well said !!. I've had two experiences with bus drivers this week, the first was for me unusual.
I stopped to let a bus out of the a pull in on Derby Road, driver of the vehicle at the back didn't like it and told me so by pressing his horn. The bus pulled out and I followed. Bus then pulls into another pull in - gives me a thumbs up - and the vehicle behind Thumbs down - never seen that before  ;)

Second, one irritated driver with me because I needed to check if a vulnerable adult I was expecting was sat on his bus. I was concerned as they should have been. Driver was even more irritated when I asked if there was another bus following soon ( just wondering if one was delayed for some reason ).

Driver must have had a bad day  ::)

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.

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