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  1. With the recent snow and ice i have noticed EVERY road i drive on in Sheffield has potholes, even the recently resurfaced ones.

    I think the DVLA should introduce a new part for the hazard perception test on how to spot and avoid potholes safely.

    I'm getting really fed up of pothole's now, it's a running joke with me and my work colleagues on how many potholes we see on our drive to work and whoever has the most wins.

    Really? Or rubbish? Where exactly are these?


  2. I was going to say Loxley Road is pretty bad, but for some odd reason it has been completely resurfaced from top to bottom. Quite odd given that it's not exactly a main route to anywhere. SCC planners strike again I suppose.

     

    And even when they are surfaced there are still reasons to grumble.......

     

    Perhaps the "odd reason" is because it was considered to be one of the worst roads in Sheffield?


  3. I was planning to go for a drink and meal to Sheaf Island Saturday 4-00 pm time,one of my sisters has cried off because someone told her the place was a madhouse after United home games!This put the wind up 8 people I had invited who are not going so instead of around 20 people invited for my birthday its down to 8!.Is she correct have I picked the wrong place and wrong time?Any info welcome!Thanks!.:confused::huh::help:

     

    I go in after every game. It no more busy than any other city centre pub and certainly no madhouse. Just don't turn up in blue and white stripes.


  4. Many thanks for all your quick responses!!

    I want to leave the loo where it is; knock out the dividing wall between kitchen and porch / coal house; raise the floor level of the porch area.

    But can the RSJ sit directly on the dividing wall between kitchen and living room or does it need a brick pillar leaving in?

    I don't want the pillar and I was hoping that if somebody has done this before then I won't have to employ a structural eng for calculations.

    I won't be doing this myself and need a builder. House is Freehold BTW.


  5. Excellent news. :banana:

     

    If you don't progress you stagnate.

     

    The Luftwaffe, post 1960 modernisation, Sheffield City Council, Thatcher's industrial revolution and now the University. They have all played their part in Sheffield's lack of heritage. Jessops is simply the latest chapter but all more disappointing because it was Grade II listed and sets a dangerous precedent for any developer who wants to tickle our Planning Committee's tummy.

     

    But we can always go and stare at some stone circles instead eh?


  6. Yes the decisions are tough, but we have to move on don't we ? We cannot survive on our heritage like York can for instance, we aren't geared to do that.

     

    We aren't geared to do that because we keep bulldozing our heritage. The Uni are destroying a Grade 2 listed building and being allowed to replace it with something completely out of character with the rest of the area.


  7. Just had someone knocking on my door to tell me that one of the iron water mains covers has flown off as a car's gone over it, bang outside my house. This is on the little stretch Amey have been labouring over for weeks, and is supposedly finished, bar the white lines. Sheer brilliance.

     

    What number Loxley Rd do you live at and why is it Amey's fault that the water main (almost 100 years old) keeps bursting? And it isn't Amey who repair the main but Yorks Water, who also turn it off in the middle of the night to do repairs.

     

    Could you also post some dates that back up your constant reference to the works taking weeks? I think they have done a great job, as do many others who live and work alongside Loxley Rd.


  8. That sounds bad. In your estate they're only doing the tarmac wearing course, not the hardcore or the tarmac base?

     

    Thanks for the explanation. I'll be Googling this weekend to learn more. At times like this I realise despite middle age I'm essentially still an 8-year-old boy when it comes to construction equipment.

     

    Be careful when you Google "hardcore"..................

     

    Road construction typically comprises Sub-base / Base Course / Binder Course / Surface Course.

     

    Googling will be a bit less messy that way!

     

    And the majority of Amey's resurfacing is Binder & Surface Course, perfectly ok for the most of the City's road network.


  9. A few more details to tempt you with:

    We are a Charter Standard Club.

    Annual fees are £20!! (A fraction of what some clubs charge).

    We play on the fields adjacent the Cricket Inn pub.

    We will be getting back together on the 7th of August for training (in Totley) before the season starts again in September.

    Current age range is 17 to below 30 (!) but we will happily welcome ladies of any age above 16.

    I'll add a Facebook link when my own daughter sorts the IT aspects of this out!

    As before, A lady called Jane Speddings is "Mrs Socrates" and can be contacted on 07922 157888.

    See you all in August??


  10. There's been the usual buses running up and down Wood lane instead of Stannington Road all day. They've just had to take a different route that's all.

    We all had letters of the dates etc when this was going to happen.

     

    Let's face it , it's not before time, the road and pavements do need doing.

     

    All the buses are diverted around the closed area.

    4 days to go from the top of Stannington to the bottom. That is impressive.

    Back up to the top tomorrow to start the final layer. And all done by next Friday.

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