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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Chesterfield.. booming town or doss hole!
« Last post by Sorastro on August 12, 2022, 09:09:07 AM »
There appears to be a rumour that Clay Cross is planning to re open it's railway station to encourage more people to visit, if this does happen it looks like yet another nail in Chesterfields coffin.

Was in town the other day only to find Bowrings butchers on Glumangate has closed and I believe the R.B.S. on Stephenson place is now no more.

It comes to something when potentially a small "pit village" could end up outdoing one of the major towns in Derbyshire for visitors and footfall in general. I think Chesterfield council should take a long hard look at what's happening there.

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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Petrol prices in Chesterfield
« Last post by Umpire on August 10, 2022, 08:03:55 PM »
Tesco Express in Newbold 171.9 yesterday.
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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Heat
« Last post by Fly on August 09, 2022, 04:43:39 PM »
All this sun and heat is doing my head in so i'm getting out of it. Off to Spain for a week ;-) C:-)
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Rants / Re: Binmen!!
« Last post by Alsatian on August 09, 2022, 11:13:41 AM »
On Tuesdays we have our bins emptied. Green and maroon one week and the black one on alternate Tuesdays.

Today it's the turn of the two bins, they have already emptied the garden waste green bin and left a load of leaves on the road outside our gate for me to clean up, no doubt the same will be said of the maroon bin when they empty that, as the last time they emptied it we came home from shopping to find a broken bottle and 3 tin cans outside our gate, again down to me. This it seems is a regular occurrence with the binmen nowadays, they obviously don't give a monkeys. At least the old binmen had a shovel on the back of the lorry and any spillage {usually fire ash} was quickly scooped up and put in the lorry.

No one seems to have any pride in their work nowadays. As with the old binmen and many other jobs then there were inspectors going round double checking that the jobs were being done properly.
 

Unfortunately, these days it's all down to how quickly they can get a job done for the cheapest price, with little or no regard to quality of service.

I have exactly the same oroblem, as I'm sure many residents do. On one occasion I saw a milk carton that had dropped on the floor, and all the operative did, was to kick it into the kerbside!
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Rants / Re: Binmen!!
« Last post by Sorastro on August 09, 2022, 11:08:33 AM »
On Tuesdays we have our bins emptied. Green and maroon one week and the black one on alternate Tuesdays.

Today it's the turn of the two bins, they have already emptied the garden waste green bin and left a load of leaves on the road outside our gate for me to clean up, no doubt the same will be said of the maroon bin when they empty that, as the last time they emptied it we came home from shopping to find a broken bottle and 3 tin cans outside our gate, again down to me. This it seems is a regular occurrence with the binmen nowadays, they obviously don't give a monkeys. At least the old binmen had a shovel on the back of the lorry and any spillage {usually fire ash} was quickly scooped up and put in the lorry.

No one seems to have any pride in their work nowadays. As with the old binmen and many other jobs then there were inspectors going round double checking that the jobs were being done properly.
 
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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Heat
« Last post by Sorastro on August 09, 2022, 10:49:42 AM »
Just seen on the news this morning people are moaning about the August weather, too much sun!

The British and the weather................never happy.
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Politics / Re: Donald Trump
« Last post by Sorastro on August 09, 2022, 10:47:07 AM »
On the news this morning.... Trumps house has been raided by the F.B.I. and he's non too pleased.

So it's ok for hundreds of his supporters to storm Capitol hill uninvited urged on by Trump himself and wreck the place, but federal agents with full authority to be in his home {and presumably not causing any unnecessary damage} is somehow all wrong.

If they are looking for an excuse to stop him joining the next race for president {which they obviously are} all they have to do is remove his American citizenship, if your not an American you can't become president... end of........
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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Heat
« Last post by Sorastro on August 07, 2022, 01:50:57 PM »
Now that a nationwide hosepipe ban is imminent mainly due to river streams and reservoirs drying up and what's causing it, I have my own theory!

I have been taking a look at bottled water, basically the "free" tap water during Summer is in short supply {no surprise there} but there's an abundance of bottled water in many retail outlets waiting to be purchased.

Approximately 3 BILLION bottles of water are purchased in Britain {alone} each year, that includes 1 litre, 2 litre and 5 litre bottles among others, THAT'S A LOT OF WATER!! and that doesn't include the water being collected now, being transported to the bottling plants, already stored at the plants, already in transit to the retail outlets and the retail outlets bottled water ALREADY in stock. 

There's got to be enough bottled water out there NOW to fill lake Windermere so if water is being "diverted" from it's normal course, so it can be bottled and sold to the public, is there any wonder the streams etc are drying up.
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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Petrol prices in Chesterfield
« Last post by Sorastro on August 07, 2022, 01:23:29 PM »
Asda Forest town today..............£173:7p p/ltre

Tesco Clay x yesterday.............£183:9p p/ltre
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Politics / Re: The Russians are coming...
« Last post by Alsatian on August 03, 2022, 02:37:35 PM »
Now it appears the U.S.A. and China are squaring up to one another over Taiwan.

Not to be left out I think we should invade the Scilly isles and threaten them with our 1 ship, 3 aeroplanes and 4 tanks.

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