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  1. Ok I get the paying extra, but that does not explain the parking services driving through areas and even, in my experience being held up by inconsiderate and illegally parked vehicles yet doing nothing about it. these areas should be targeted as bad areas and be treated as such, not ignored.
  2. So you take an alternate route because of parking yet ironically say my post should be closed when I point it out? rutland is extremely busy during peak times because many people use that very same idea as you to avoid spital, even if it may be quicker or simpler. my point is parking in all areas need equal time, not just the permit holding areas, the laws should be upheld regardless of any other factors.
  3. So essentially what your saying is the laws of the road and parking only apply to those that pay a premium for them? if that's the case why bother having the restrictive lines, parking restrictions etc anywhere other than in permit zones? maybe only convict drunk drivers if they can't afford a levy that allows them to drive drunk? speeding allowed if you pay for the extra miles per hour your can can achieve? the list is endless. but I digress, I was originally asking if the laws should be applied to ALL in ALL areas regardless of affluence in that area or any other factors.
  4. Mods can close this just because you claim to have seen in 2 areas enough to contradict me? jog on mate, round here burngreave and pitsmoor heading up from the wicker, they park in no parking, loading only and bus stops, both sides of the road, blocking traffic often including many ambulances with blue lights on coming from NGH , speak to any regular bus driver that does any of the routes that pass through spital hill and burngreave road they will all tell you, it's insane and at times dangerous. as for other areas, look at the parking up from western park hospital, the parking services patrol that and are there several times a day handing out tickets, contradict that old boy. there are areas that get a blind eye and others that are blanketed with parking services. so mods you can ignore the joker as he obviously is speaking from a point of ignorance of the facts.
  5. I travel around pitsmoor and Burngreave daily, from spital hill around the shops, outside Red Sea cafe/Supermarket and all surrounding roads, just pull up, double park, park on double yellows with kerb marks, in restricted bus stops even on the roundabout at the junction of gower street and ellesmere road, the area between that roundabout and the lights on Burngreave road are a particular favourite all on double yellows yet parking services pass through often stop occasionally, hand out tickets , never to my knowledge yet if I park on double yellows in town or anywhere else, tickets would shower on me like confetti. is there a legitimate reason , taxis especially "abandoning" there vehicles in a often dangerous parking situation are often ignored, and yes I've seen it happen , even actively by passed in this area? Is this another "don't cause a scene" for the sake of integration in this massively diverse area but shouldn't the law apply no matter what or who is breaking it? this is not looking for arguments, I'm looking for a simple reason the law is not being applied evenly in different areas of Sheffield.
  6. Yet another hole opened, this time on Buckingham Street Burngreave. opened up Monday around 08:00, no one been seen there since, 4 days and counting. any other time wasting holes elsewhere around Sheffield's already potholed road system?
  7. Firstly it's been since just after xmas 2020 this small stretch has been closed, I pass it almost daily and various times and have not seen a single person working or even inspecting, the traffic lights in question are just above as you leave Tesco headed towards penistone road, atop Albert terrace. the Same insanity is the traffic lights exiting Tesco on spital hill, no cars allowed into Tesco top car park (another piece of fantastic management) yet traffic is stopped on occasion for absolutely no reason. Ive noticed recently Amey and SCC open up road works, put up diversions and/or temporary traffic lights, then ignore them for several days or even weeks before popping back and finishing said works in an hour or less and then opening traffic again. My question is why don't they just do the works all in a single day, and avoid annoying locals and passing motorists.
  8. Maybe free because council tenants pay the council via rents etc and the waste disposal, run by third parties is usually paid from council budgets. as for social housing equates to low income, I didn't make that distinction just mentioned some people no matter their housing can barely afford second hand furniture so paying for removal of old furniture maybe out of their budget.
  9. Fly tipping is a real problem, compounded more now due to recycle site restrictions and the massive queues, e.g. Normal households don't want to wait 1-2 hours to dump a few items or even a car full, so pay cheap and unscrupulous traders that don't want to pay for licensing etc so fly tip. a simple solution would be local councils drop large skips around the city, then empty when full, cost of course would be railed against but several plus points including extra jobs created, less fly tipping which the councils regularly have to pick up any way. as for large items, the council run a large items pick up service, cheaper than some services. free for council tenants. less queues at the recycle sites. someone mentioned "you bought it, you pay for its removal " a little cynical I think, there are people that have to save many months just to buy such as charity shop furniture so would have difficulty paying for removal of any old furniture being replaced i.e. Elderly or disabled.
  10. At the junction of spital hill and gower street, yesterday (Tuesday 16th February) road works appeared on the path outside the surgery on this junction, the static traffic lights were turned off and temporary traffic lights put in place, causing huge tail backs in all 4 directions, because the traffic lights instead of controlling traffic across gower street towards Andover street and visa versa plus burgreave road to spital hill (visa versa) are now controlled 1 at a time. Now to me who lives local, this would be tolerable except since around 5 pm yesterday nothing has been done on the roadworks, not one person has even been at the site, meaning another 24 hours minimum of backed up traffic in all 4 directions including a main route from the northern general hospital for ambulances but wait, there's more , around a mile further on, the traffic lights at the junction of Barnsley road and Norwood road have also been turned off and temp traffic lights installed , again using 3 way traffic control causing still more disruption. And yet again no one there since they were installed. my question is WHY.? Why dig it up, install the temp lights then leave it? And who's idea was it ? Looks like this was done to cause maximum disruption to an area and road infrastructure used quite heavily by ambulances and hospital workers, yet in no way attempting to finish it up and remove the traffic congestion on a already heavily used route. if anyone from road services or whoever could answer these simple questions, remembering it's a local election soon, feel free to try and gain or indeed lose many votes by this fiasco again, not forgetting the cycle lane mess the same people caused in the same area on derek Dooley way a little while ago, are you deliberately going out to anger this areas inhabitants?
  11. Indeed so, phoned SCC repairs at about 09:45, the guys came and repaired my alarm by 10:30. sub contractor and pleasant guys.
  12. i also have the "Telstar " alarm which no longer sets or seems to work, the number on the outside box no longer works either, so im going to phone housing repairs see if they can do anything, i do pay for the alarm that goes to SCC coffers or is on their housing bill, so surely its their responsibility. ill edit if i get any joy or not.
  13. I have to say I used to use derek Dooley way quite often, it was put in to relieve city centre congestion and stop people using "rat runs" in and out of the city. traffic was quite terrible but passable, then SCC decided to slightly widen the road causing chaos for around 2 years. fast forward a few months after road widening and SCC close off a whole lane for cyclists. now forget all the usual arguments road tax etc, let's speak in logical terms of road users. Along the derek Dooley way on average there are around 1,000 vehicles per hour including cars, vans, lorries, buses and most importantly emergency vehicles. now I can't say for sure but on what I personally have seen not only going through that debacle but sat in traffic for however long, I have seen maybe 1 bicycle per hour, mostly on the pavements and a lot whipping through kelham. no surely even the most frothing cyclist must see the logic of have more room for A. Higher volume road users and more importantly especially through that area, it being a major approach to many of the 5 hospitals on or around western bank area, and because of the now single file traffic and cycle lane totally blocked off, means emergency vehicles including blue light ambulances in many instances are held up because traffic has no where to go. this needs removing and putting back to twin lane traffic asap. Or risk having people, cycles included running through surrounding side roads and causing more havoc.
  14. On a similar subject, the Tesco petrol station on Saville street is 3-4 pence per litre more expensive than the Tesco petrol station on abbydale road (south I think) , I really don't get how Tesco can justify charging less in a far more affluent area, within a few miles of the other, as both stations will receive the same fuel from the same distribution centre and , I'm led to believe crude oil is at quite a low price per barrel yet no major retailer of fuel has drastically cut their pump prices.
  15. I noticed last night clarkson street, linking western bank and glossop road, incidentally the only entrances and disabled parking for the children's hospital now they have stopped evening parking and entry via western bank and A&E respectively, is now closed between 19:00 and 07:00 , not sure how long for but this is going to cause havoc for parents and visitors alike, I think it may be surfacing so shouldn't take long. anyone shed any more light on this?
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