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  1. Really? What are you on about? The bus was chugging like a clown car. He did the right thing. We need more people like this to take a stand. Several 4x4s and lorries are equally bad
  2. Free Sheffield history event at uni on 1st December. FREE ENTRY GENERAL PUBLIC WELCOME https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/shrg/on-the-streets-program
  3. its a pretty horrible opinion that shows his conflicts of interests----all for opinions being voiced but when in public office they have to be balanced and appropriate
  4. Im sure many have seen the recent horrible comments by Councillor Neale Gibson about the Pret a MAnger sandwich which killed a girl? TOby Foster suggested he shoudl be sacked! Basically Gibson suggested that the girls death was her own fault rather than poor labeling practices at Pret a Manger. While I think people with allergies do generally take repsosbilities for what they eat I thought it was outrageous that A councillor would use the death of a young girl to push his own business interests (he works inthe food industry it seems)....Not only that but he seems to have been a long time supporter of PRet a Manger (see here https://www.thestar.co.uk/business/pret-a-manger-to-give-away-hundreds-of-free-lunches-in-sheffield-1-8838765)...His latest outspoken nonsense though is even out of line with Pret a Amnger themsleves as they have taken responsibility...... How can he get away with such a callous attitude---especially when he is responsible for ensuring food safety and healthy living in our city.....Im with Toby FOster on this one---I think he should go.. I dont think an apology is enough https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/councillor-apologises-for-extremely-insensitive-comments-1-9385607
  5. I know trees have become a Sheffield issue but what oh what is going on in Fitzalan square? Why are they chopping them down this morning? Madness---the only bit of real greenery in the area....are SCC mad?
  6. This is very much worth signing as it might actually stay a much needed debate over what is otherwise a secret pfi corporate take over of the council and our streets https://www.change.org/p/petition-to-rescind-the-streets-ahead-pfi-contract-with-amey-hallam-highways-ltd?recruiter=403923024&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
  7. This is very much worth signing as it might actually stay a much needed debate over what is otherwise a secret pfi corporate take over of the council and our streets https://www.change.org/p/petition-to-rescind-the-streets-ahead-pfi-contract-with-amey-hallam-highways-ltd?recruiter=403923024&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
  8. Sounds like the OP should read the daily mail less..... Is a really arrogant post which carries with it the sentiment that cyclists are wrong and if they get hit it is their fault.... I hope when they hit one the police find this thread and use it as evidence to show the ingrained intolerance the OP has against cyclists. Such intolerance kills people and pre-planned arrogance on the road may well result in murder
  9. There was a petition at a council do last week on pavements in Tinsley..... Rest of area needs reporting ---------- Post added 21-02-2018 at 08:55 ---------- This is very much worth signing as it might actually stay a much needed debate over what is otherwise a secret pfi corporate take over of the council and our streets https://www.change.org/p/petition-to-rescind-the-streets-ahead-pfi-contract-with-amey-hallam-highways-ltd?recruiter=403923024&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
  10. What are you on about???? This is claptrap. The problem well documented and declared illegal in Ireland, Netherlands and other places in EU... They are using Sma.. But likely using low grade stone.. It needs more mastic to bind it which makes it impermeable... Hence water gathers on top forming sheet Ice when sub zero. Also makes stopping distances longer and just for Sheffield produces more run off and more chance of flooding. Super.... I suspect mixed to just on spec at base by bulk consignments but individual batches could well be very much below spec... Also no variability checks likely on individual batches so average of batch (25 ton) possibly on spec but head and tails of batch might be way off and then cause problems... Which could of course be death by excessive stopping distance of bump on head..... Seems like a scandal we are happy to pay for....
  11. Pavements and roads are perilous this week...... Look at this lot....and these are just the incidents that made the news----a lot more than usual. I blame AMEYs new tarmac formulation---cheap with not enough large aggregate---just filled with dust and sand--wont last long and will kill people through falls and crashes... https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/car-landed-on-roof-in-snow-on-busy-sheffield-road-1-8963094 https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/driver-jumps-from-car-after-van-skids-down-sheffield-street-before-head-on-crash-1-8968678 https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/watch-driver-skids-into-main-road-at-sheffield-junction-where-three-cars-crashed-on-black-ice-1-8968130 https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-south-yorkshire-road-closed-after-car-careers-out-of-control-and-hits-pedestrian-1-8971463 https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/pictures-car-wedged-outside-house-after-hurtling-over-garden-wall-in-sheffield-1-8969654
  12. That's planting density... Not what the woodland ends up like... Anyway, you're probably right.. Best chop em all down if it makes you happy
  13. Two things here First these are planting rates-----you expect die off and thinning out over time to give a density of 1 every 5m but this is mainly for commercial timber production---forrestry NOT woodland. Save yourself time googling and worrying about the maths---go for a walk in Ecclesall woods with a tape measure--should sort things out
  14. Yes it does....I had ecclesall woods down as 120 Hectares. If you plant 6000 trees across 40 hectares thats 150 trees per hectare or....about one tree every 8metres which is about right if you walk round ecclesall woods--in fact alot of it is much more open than that. OK so my estimate for ecclesall wood of 120 hectares is low...if it really is 350 acres thats 140 hectares....... Ill rework that then and say 28.57% of ecclesall woods. Tree planting density is well documented...the 1 tree per 95sqm equates to about the centre of every trunk about every nine paces (yards)---thats quite dense for a mature open woodland where trees have good canopy cover....its completely reasonable---
  15. Its a complex problem and the two sides are arguing about different things but trees have become the common ground. Amey is out to make a profit... No doubt about that. They are not doing what they do for the benefit of Sheffielders.. They are here to serve their masters and shareholders not us. Getting rid of 20% of trees (they suggested 50%originally and may come back for that) lowers maintenance costs for them. All this agreed in a secret Pfi deal so that it can't be scrutinised and the con revealed. The tree supporters rightly recognise the value of trees but in the face of not being able to scrutinise the Pfi contract they have to forward their own case in their own terms. There is no openness about what is being done with our... All of our money... That's just not right. The real issue is the Pfi deal being secret and a private Corp making a stack of cash for shareholders, tax evaders etc etc If it was open it could be criticised on fair terms and the trees dealt with in a sensible manner.... Most cities prize their trees and work around them. The contract, as far is known, offers many ways to do this but it is expensive for Amey to do so... So ooo they would rather not..... I suspect the contract signed by the council said something along the lines of.. Rationalisation of existing street tree stock (reduce to manageable budget level of xxx) which is a free license to fell as much as you wish... Truth is we just don't know.. On another note , when planted at the same density as trees in local woods the 6000 felled street trees would cover an area equivalent of the entirety of woolley woods and roe woods combined or one third of all of Ecclesall woods... I don't think many would accept felling on that scale let alone for mindless profiteering
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