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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: I miss chesterfield so much
« Last post by Alsatian on Today at 10:57:06 AM »
Hello Chesterfield 4eva, and welcome to the forum

In number we may be small, but we are perfectly formed!
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Chesterfield Discussion / I miss chesterfield so much
« Last post by Chesterfield 4eva on Today at 09:18:25 AM »
I was born in chesterfield and went to Brampton junior school manor and Newbold green. At the age of 13 me and my dad my mum and my brother moved to the north east of England😭. I miss my home town everyday and I miss my friends who still live there. I do hope to move back and very soon. I'm chesterfield born and I'm chesterfield bred I'll be chesterfield till the day I am dead. Hello to everyone in chesterfield.
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Chesterfield Discussion / Queens Platinum Jubilee - Bank Holiday
« Last post by Old Cruser on May 18, 2022, 02:21:55 PM »
I think I may have posted this topic before a god while ago but
What's happening where you live for this special weekend -
Owt or Nowt?

Our Village has a good programme of events planned from Thursday to Saturday.

Thursday
The local History society who has a speaker who will tell of our Queens Life and Reign with a buffet after.
The lighting of a Beacon and other attractions in the Community Garden

Friday
Street Party with stalls and entertainment.

Saturday A Variety show with local artists at night

What's happening in your village or town??
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General Discussion / Re: Wallpaper
« Last post by Old Cruser on May 18, 2022, 02:11:57 PM »
TWO bathrooms - we still use an outside loo!! 😂😂😂

So do we  :)) Old habits last  :))
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General Discussion / Re: Wallpaper
« Last post by Sorastro on May 16, 2022, 02:54:03 PM »
You have a loo ?  Luxury.



What's a loo????
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General Discussion / Re: £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate for Bands A - D
« Last post by Sorastro on May 16, 2022, 02:51:59 PM »
One way they could help both o.a.p's as well as workers is {especially if your a council tenant}:-
 If you rent your property {as I do} from the council then after you have been a tenant for a certain number of years {lets say 15} then your rent should be frozen at the 15 years amount, so if you stay a council tenant in the same house for 30 years then you will still pay the monthly equivalent of what you paid 15 years ago, also a reduction in council tax. Lets face it there's families out there that pay a lot less to the council than me so it's about time all my years as a council tenant were rewarded. I've been a council tenant for almost 50 years now and yes if I chose to buy this property I would get a decent discount but I'm a bit too long in the tooth to think about that now, unless of course I win the lottery. Looking back I must have "bought" this house twice over with the rent I've paid over the years but it was my choice because back then {when I had a young family} I was too scared to go for it in case I lost my job and subsequently lose my home.

I realise this doesn't help home owners, but that's the choice they made. Having never been a home owner myself I can't really comment on what I don't know and what help there is out there for them, maybe they could get the same help with council tax.
In my case although even if I did have my rent frozen, if I stayed in the house for fifty years, at the end I would still never own a brick of it whereas the home owner will see his "investment" continue to grow in value.

Another thing that I've always believed to be wrong is paying tax more than once. The working man has tax stopped out of his wages, so why should he be taxed again and again with things like v.a.t. and fuel duty, why does literally everything you buy have a "surcharge" so  the Government can get their cut.
They should either take it out of your wage packet and scrap v.a.t. but that would only benefit people not working. A better idea is let you keep what you earn and charge minimal v.a.t. fuel duty etc that way EVERYONE contributes.
Same when they change the rules, a classic example was putting up the retirement age, that's all well and good but people of a certain age didn't want to work any longer, and so they shouldn't, if your going to do something like that it should only apply to people of a certain age {and below} so they have plenty of time in which to adjust and those older expected to retire at 60 and 65 could do. That happened to my wife, she had to do an extra 2 years before retiring at 62 she wasn't happy.
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General Discussion / Re: £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate for Bands A - D
« Last post by Alsatian on May 16, 2022, 12:08:23 PM »
A government safeguarding minister - Rachel Maclean - has suggested that people struggling with the cost of living should "work more hours, or get a better job".

That just shows how out of touch this government is!! 🤬

Also how are we pensioners supposed to increase our income? I have said on many occasions that the proposed benefits to ease the burden are either pure fiction, or only of benefit to the workers.

Proposal 1: Car MOT tests to be once every two years - this will only help drivers, and c£45 saving over a year - that's of little help, especially when, in an effort to recoup some of the loss, garages will stop discounting the cost of a tast and start charging the recommended fee (c£50?).

Proposal 2: Prescription charges frozen, once again of no help whatsoever to pensioners and people on certain benefits.

I can't get my breath!! 🤬
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General Discussion / Re: £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate for Bands A - D
« Last post by Alsatian on May 16, 2022, 12:05:57 PM »
A government safeguarding minister - Rachel Maclean - has suggested that people struggling with the cost of living should "work more hours, or get a better job".7

That just shows how out of touch this government is!! 🤬

Also how are we pensioners supposed to increase our income? I have said on many occasions that the proposed benefits to ease the burden are either pure fiction, or only of benefit to the workers.

Proposal 1: Car MOT tests to be once every two years - this will only help drivers, and c£45 saving over a year - that's of little help, especially when, in an effort to recoup some of the loss, garages will stop discounting the cost of a tast and start charging the recommended fee (c£50?).

Proposal 2: Prescription charges frozen, once again of no help whatsoever to pensioners and people on certain benefits.

I can't get my breath!! 🤬
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There is much worse places than chesterfield. At least you have shops that you can walk to. I was born in chesterfield but moved when I was 13 with my family. The seaside town where we are now minus my dad it has absolutely nothing in the way of shops. It's everything you want you are on busses to travel to places then you spend most of your money on bus fares, give me chesterfield any day over some stupid seaside town
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Chesterfield Discussion / Re: Eyres store to cease trading
« Last post by Chesterfield 4eva on May 14, 2022, 07:40:30 PM »
Expensive shop but shame it's gone. Was a part of chesterfield for so long,. I was just down in chesterfield the other week (born and bred chesterfield till I die moved away at 13 dad's choice) but was hearing what people want the old shop to be a few things that would be useful one a hotel it's big enough and chesterfield needs some more. Old co-op is great to stay in always reminds me of the Santa and toys. Have some great memories of chesterfield. Hope to move back soon.
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