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  1. Does anyone know how and why the bottom end of Marmion Road that leads up from Endcliffe Park to the shopping precinct higher up has been blocked off. I am pretty sure cars of the owners of houses on Ecclesall Road used to park there.
  2. Bracken looks like a grey and white greyhound but I think he is a cross. If his dog walker spent more time watching the dog , less time on her phone , less time gossiping . she might pick up the dog's poop. When another owner informs you the dog has crapped and told you where the dog has done so, you can't even be bothered to pick it up. Sadly a lovely park is becoming increasingly covered in dog turds because of people like you.
  3. Successive governments have loosened the restrictions on gambling and the public purse benefited to the tune of £2.7billion in 2017. Not so many years ago offcourse bookmakers had blackened out windows , received only a radio commentary with no tv pictures and were not allowed to advertise. As time passed live tv broadcasts were allowed and suddenly banks of tv screens appeared in betting shops. The major UK bookmakers pushed for more betting " opportunities" and greyhound tracks like Sheffield were allowed to run daytime meetings , Sunday race and dog meetings came into being. Attendances were not great at afternoon dog meetings ,however it was an incentive to keep punters in the shops. The arrival of betting exchanges greatly reduced cash betting office turnover however as a previous comment rightly suggested betting offices were allowed to install betting terminals. A pal of mine who worked as a betting office manager informed me several years ago it was the cash betting terminals kept his office viable. Punters queued to get on them. Occasionally the terminals would get trashed by an outraged punter who had done in his money. No way would the company report it as it would be bad publicity. The bookmakers are allowed to spend fortunes on advertising and must be ******* themselves laughing when Ray Winstone and Fred Done being the punters'pal advise " bet responsibly."
  4. I am considering an Indesit Aria ifw6330. The previous oven was an old Baumatic and is now at the council tip. The indesit comes with a plug fitted .I was under the impression that as it is rated less than 3kw it could be fitted either to a plug socket or hard wired into the existing connection.The existing oven is wired to a wall switch and into its own circuit breaker on fuse board. Forgive me if I am not using the correct terminology. The shop saleslady informed me that it cannot be hardwired. I have read other posts where the same question was asked which sadly degenerated into arguments between other posters.
  5. I will be getting an electrician to fit but i would like to know for definite what is involved before I order the oven .
  6. I am replacing a single under oven. The previous was hard wired. The one I am considering comes with a fitted plug. It is rated 2.4kw. Can the new one be hard wired and is it safe to do so?
  7. The AEU working Mens Club was somewhere on Stanley St.
  8. Having had experience of 3 elderly relatives living in various care homes over the past few years I would agree with Annie Bynnol's comments. Thankfully 2 of the homes where our relatives lived are now closed. We were happy with the care given to my mum at Cotleigh Care Home. I also wish you good luck in your search .
  9. Re previous comments from Sport Billy and Slacker I if there is a paid groundsman there , why has the cricket wicket become so poor and is now reliant on volunteers to prepare it? It suggests he is either idle or rubbish. There seems to be an assumption that should Sheffield FC's application proceed it will benefit the cricket section . True there will be a groundsman for the football pitch but will the cricket wicket be looked after. If a G4 artificial football pitch is laid ,( as has been suggested) the maintenance will be entirely different from that of a cricket strip.
  10. Apology for how I worded previous comment I meant the football pitch element of the Coach and Horses and not the Coach and Horses pub. But then again it's a bit of prime land so if the price was right then Thornbridge Brewery or who ever owns it might sell. If Sheffield FC does move its ground there will be a dramatic turnover loss for the brewery.
  11. I think it great that Sheffield FC might return to Sheffield. The club has had a few homes over the years and hopefully will find a long term base. Planning has yet to be approved and I wonder if the club will own the whole or part of the sports field. Will the club wish to include its own bar as one of Sheffield FC's 4 directors also owns Thornbridge Brewery? Plans are afoot to sell the existing Coach and Horses site for housing. I wonder if the move to Meadowhead proves to be not so successful or at a later date a more central site becomes available might Sheffield FC want to move again and sell and stick some more houses there of course subject to planning permission. Just saying ; I realise this would never happen. Just food for thought.
  12. Methinks Sheffield FC is doing a bit of lobbying to show there are already ties with the Transport ground. I think Greenhill Juniors act as a feeder side for Sheffield FC youth teams . Some of the Greenhill junior teams play or did play there.
  13. Sheffield FC is a limited company. Newspaper reports suggested the sale of the original rules would be used to help fund a return to Sheffield.
  14. With a return to Sheffield the club would expect crowds to increase. Even if they remain the same the car parks at the front and rear are usually full and the overspill parks a fair old distance up Bowshaw. Sheffield FC are doing very well this season and may well be promoted which again should lead to higher crowds. I think local residents will be definitely affected by parking problems on match days and nights. Looking at an aerial pic of that area there appears to be a deal of fields south of Bochum Parkway that could be used rather than see another local sports ground disappear from use of amateur clubs.
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