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Martin C

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  1. The Harlequin are doing take-away draught beer at £2.00/£2.50 per pint and hope to soon offer take-away food too. Best to contact them via social media (twitter for pub or FB/Twitter for Exit 33 Brewery) to check availability and "book" a collection time (nominally between 7- 11 each evening) as the door will be closed.
  2. Kelham Island Tavern are doing take-out 1 pint and 2 pint cartons. 50p off per pint for take-out. Also 50p off take-out cans and bottles.
  3. Indeed. Surely any current trials/sentencing is a subject that people are allowed to have their own opinions on and may wish to discuss (subject to forum rules blah blah blah).
  4. The people involved with Cafe Totem will be running the live music events in the basement venue at Sidney + Matilda, 46 Sidney Street, Rivelin Works, Sheffield, S1 4RH (only five minutes walk away) From the Sidney & Matilda Facebook page:- "Our life evolves! As we near completion of our basement/ former paper store @sidneyandmatilda we are delighted to welcome @cafetotem whom will lead Live programming for the space, expect fresh regional and national Artists gracing our very own sub-level stage at Sidney & Matilda. All info re gigs, events and as ever exhibitions will be on our socials and emailer. All welcome, we look forward to welcoming you to Sidney & Matilda at Rivelin Works very soon!"
  5. Most users are (sadly) all too well aware that the Thought Police have ruined this forum with their 'woke' approach to diverging views on various issues that people wish to discuss. It's absolutely no surprise that people drift away and traffic is down. I've had several warnings so tend to just browse as a guest these days. Shame.
  6. First Bradford is certainly significantly more expensive for comparable journeys than First Sheffield.
  7. Pedestrians have had to dodge round this sort of thing for some time - surely they've been frequently used (e.g. at the bottom of Fargate during the Christmas Market) in an attempt to mitigate any potential terrorist attacks by the usual or (in attempt to avoid censure by the "thought police") unusual suspects. Fully support your suggestion of towing parking offenders' vehicles away though (ideally at a starting fine of £1,000 not £200).
  8. Exactly. As a song (penned by a much more caring person than myself) that I love goes:- "Everybody wades through the same coloured **** But it doesn't drag everyone down"
  9. My thoughts entirely. I'm so glad I'm not "woke" or whatever the terminology is these days.
  10. I trust that Theresa Villiers has complained to Priti Patel in the strongest possible terms.
  11. I assume I'm (as if often the case) over-concerned here but I'd still welcome a categorical assurance that the whole "city of sanctuary" thing under Julie's watch hasn't led to any increase (whatsoever) in council (or policing) costs.
  12. We don't get this level of entitled whinging every time Tesco (other supermarkets are available) increases the price of bread, jam. bog roll or when pubs/coffee shops increase the price of drinks etc etc etc.. As Andy C frequently points out our local bus fares are exceptionally good value compared to similar cities. A 10/15 minute bus ride in Bradford (First) cost £2.30/£2.60 BEFORE any January price rise. For a comparable daily amount I can get unlimited travel on every bus/tram within the Sheffield city boundary. Our fares are (relatively speaking) very good value.
  13. Precisely. As with the Fitzalan Square "regeneration" why do these schemes take so excessively long? - often with very little (if any) work done on a daily basis. If you hired a builder/contractor to do a job you'd expect this to be completed in days. OK, these are clearly much bigger schemes - so weeks or months (in single figures) is probably more realistic. As it is though months and years have gone by without any sense of urgency whatsoever. Who signed (and who monitors/enforces) the contracts concerned?
  14. It seems very sensible to encourage off-vehicle purchase - hopefully saving time and reducing delays by less faffing about with payment cards as people board. . Surely very few people (other than many older pensioners - who get free bus travel anyway) don't have on-line access of some sort these days.
  15. The drivers on this route certainly seem totally incapable of following their advertised diversion between Bridgehouses Roundabout and Haymarket. Would be very interested to hear the reasons for this from any of our better informed bus driving forum members.
  16. Have done so (to First as they're the main offenders) repeatedly via Twitter. Other than a response to say they'll pass it on to the depot nothing has changed. Presumably no-one at OIive Grove is listening.
  17. Both First and Stagecoach drivers seem incapable of following advertised diversions. Due to the current works on Waingate the 7/8/8a/95/95a are advertised as being diverted from Bridgehouses roundabout via Bridge St, Millsands (calling at both stops to replace the one on Nursery Street), Bridge St, Sning Hill and Castle St to rejoin their normal route on Haymarket. There is a notice on the Nursery St/Joiner St stop advising passengers to use the stops on Millsands instead. Drivers of the vast majority of buses on these routes though seem to ignore this planned diversion and continue to run via Nursery St (then after Lady's Bridge divert via Bridge St to Snig Hill - like all the buses coming off The Wicker). I suspect that it's actually quicker to use Nursery St - but if the drivers' real life experience backs this up surely they should be feeding this back to their management to get the planned diversion via Millsands cancelled. - but in the meantime they should be running as advertised via Millsands. It's very frustrating to be stood at the Vulcan House Steel stop on Millsands only to look over the river to see a succession of buses proceeding into town along Nursery Street!
  18. Hopefully common sense will prevail (I'll not hold my breath though) and the few remaining routes (20 & 97/98 I believe) that operate via Commercial Street, Park Square and Blonk Street to reach The Wicker will be diverted via Angel St, Castle Street and Waingate.
  19. Try Bag N B - there's a participating shop only 5 minutes from the railway station. I've used it in other cities and it's always worked well. https://bagbnb.com/luggage-storage/sheffield/station/luggage-storage-train-station?dropOff=2019-11-01T11:30:28%2B00:00&pickUp=2019-11-01T17:30:28%2B00:00&bags=2
  20. It's time for our new neighbours to stop treating the areas around their homes as a pigsty. Once that happens it would be nice to think that more of us could become more friendly, tolerant and caring.
  21. None of them have ever had a penny piece from me. Get rid of the fraudsters and chancers and even this hard heart might show some sympathy - but until then they can all 'whistle'.
  22. Absolutely. All those who want public toilets on every street corner 24/7 please offer to pay a voluntary council tax levy to finance said provision.
  23. All part of the Liberal/See The Best In Everyone (even irredeemable violent scumbags like this "person") attitudes sadly so prevalent today.
  24. Unfortunately those locals affluent enough to own cars don't give a whotsit about those who rely on buses. Parking within six feet of their front door minimises the distance they have to waddle their not inconsiderable posteriors and that's all that matters.
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