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Everything posted by Centrepin

  1. The RSPCA can't prosecute, they're a charity with no official powers. Basically they couldn't care less about Mink as they get them no publicity and therefore no income. Mink are non indigenous species which as you state are killing machines and are decimating our native species. There are also many other non indigenous species causing havoc to the natural balance. Due to the actions of the few misguided soles working under the animal/bird protection and running hate campaigns against anyone taking action you rarely hear about these species. I'm sorry for your daughter, it's not anything I would like to find. A pet, any pet is part of the family and doesn't deserve that. I hope she gets over it soon.
  2. Didn't Charlie Peace come from Darnal near the rolling mills? I remember him being in a comic in the 50s/60s
  3. Can anyone reccomend someone to supply and cut to size either 3mm or 5mm plywood. Delivered if possible? Thanks
  4. Thanks I know where you mean now. Must have missed that. Nice views from there, it would be a nice place to end up. If I was to be buried, i couldn't want for a nicer area. No sarcasm or anything else intended.
  5. It's bad enough that Lidl are going ahead, but what's happening to the burial ground on High Rigs. I presume you mean the Quaker burial ground as its known.
  6. What a terrific thread, I've just found. Memories of my past and my families past. Thank you.
  7. The dogs follow the scent, the horses follow the dogs.
  8. I thought "unadopted" meant the highways were not responsible for the upkeep and only that. Unless I'm wrong, its normally a temporary thing while new estates are under construction and then the highways "adopt" them. Occasionally they remain unadopted for years due to disputes between construction companies and the highways agency. Parking would be a different matter. If unadopted I would presume the normal highways parking laws could not be enforced. Therefore a resident could request you not to park for a multitude of reasons, especially if they are paying for its upkeep. Normal trespass law would be enforced. Private roads are just that, private, and would probably be covered by trespass law. The only private roads I'm aware of that don't permit public access are normally gated and the highways agency have no responsibility for them. Of course that's just my opinion and maybe wrong.
  9. I thought it was so the overpaid prima donna ballerinas that pose as footballers for all clubs don't get their tootsies cold.
  10. CCTV is a wondrous thing. Our local courier parked across my drive in his blue astra and my daughter opened the door to receive the parcel, as he walked past she asked him is that for Number **. No he said Number * and returned to his car and drove off. Around an hour later, same blue astra, parked in same place and threw a large parcel over the high fence of the old gent diagonally opposite. I had a text and email to say my parcel had been delivered and signed for. I emailed back to complain as the phone number was constantly busy. Around 3pm, I saw the courier again on the CCTV but before I could get to him he drove off. Same blue astra. I managed to get the call centre (premium rate) and complained, I kept getting told as I had signed for the parcel there was nothing they could do. Eventually I was put through to an English speaking supervisor and advised him I have CCTV, in colour with sound and can prove without any reasonable doubt everything I had said. At this point I'd been on the phone 2 hours 20 minutes. The door bell rang and the courier pushed a wet soggy parcel in my hand and said Here are you satisfied now. Returned to his blue astra and drove off. Again all on CCTV with sound. I asked the guy on the phone did he hear that and he hung up. Unfortunately we now have another parcel missing, when my wife managed to get through, she has been told it was delivered and signed for last Saturday (14th Dec) and a GPS signal recorded its last location, which just happens to be the other side of the road. My wife was in all day. Well, back to CCTV, nothing........but we do notice the courier now parks out of CCTV range. So my best guess is he is a thief at the very least and has signed for and stolen our parcel. Today we chase up the retailer as all this has been explained and the CCTV footage offered.
  11. More houses, more people, more congestion. Malin bridge is already a choke point and now you want to add more for a profit at a loss of green space. Objected and filled in your form.
  12. You may borrow ours if it's to help Father Christmas. I'm afraid you will have to collect and return as I'm unable to.
  13. No not at all. Merely stating the truth as I observed at first hand. I'm now retired, but honestly you'll not convince me its changed unless I hear it from several sources. I could also tell you that the RDC at Lidl Donny, is so far from being the worst. But it's not a pick on Lidl or the staff, far from it. Lidl Donny is bright fresh and clean with facilities for visiting drivers. There are RDCs in this country that can keep drivers waiting over 24hrs with no facilities, which is why they stink(literally). Some are also over run with vermin. Lidl is not. All are understaffed, all have problems, many self inflicted. My point is, these big RDCs can't run to time as they are grossly understaffed. Lorries have to run to the best the RDC can manage on the day. This is country wide. It doesn't matter who wants to build a supermarket to me. It's the increase in traffic in and around the area I object to. Malin bridge and Hillsborough are simply not big enough to cope. My apologies if you think I was making a personal attack on your partner. I was trying to point out some reasons that vehicles can't run to time and that others may not be aware of.
  14. Lidl RDC is outrageous. To start with the booking in procedures are a joke, hurry up and wait. If you speak English you need an interpreter to speak to staff if you can find them, and when they do turn up, they are surly and uncooperative. So under staffed because of minimum pay and awful working conditions. Hundreds of empty bays, no staff. Drivers have to unload their own lorries with equipment they are not trained to use, because they can't keep staff, hours and hours to wait for paperwork. Containers kept for days and days to be unloaded. If they can't run a warehouse properly which is supposed to supply more than one shop, how can they be reasonably expected to supply a chain of shops on time. Therefore timings out the window, lorries arriving departing unscheduled. Queuing is inevitable. Lidl, food and produce is cheap for a reason, it lacks quality. No doubt it will be built, and people will have to find alternate routes to Hilsborough and Malin bridge yet again. A bus journey from Stannington to Hillsborough could be taking an hour soon. I seriously hope it fails, gets pulled down and turned into a park and ride.
  15. Transport logistics is a joke, it relies on all traffic lights to be green, zero traffic and absolutely no delays, all staff to be present, lorries arriving and departing the distribution centres on time. Trailers loaded in advance. Stock levels, drivers not running out of driving or spread over time or WTD. Then factor in drivers not wanting to work for poorly run or aggressive companies so agency drivers are used. Transport logistics and transport managers do not live in the real world, they have targets to meet. Just one more articulated lorry queuing through Hillsborough and Malin Bridge could cause tail backs both ways on Penistone road especially in peak period. It's just not a viable proposition. But no doubt it will go ahead and then we'll see the results. Malin bridge and Hillsborough gridlocked for hours on end.
  16. Ok, so that's food, how about bread which is from another distribution centre or the bakery? Then you have clothing and other goods. M&S have different lorries for food and clothing, also different distribution centres. What happens when 2 arrive at the same time, Oh a queue.
  17. Since when? Must be planning a tiny shop. For example, each Co-op in Stannington, 4 co-op lorries in daylight hours, plus bread lorry deliveries. Lidl can do it in one lorry, I think not.
  18. Yes, absolutely, several articulated lorries a day delivering and attempting to turn into and out of the entrance. Then you have the extra vehicle traffic in the area already at capacity. Queuing for in and out of the car park will cause longer queues round Mailin bridge and Hillsborough in general. Common sense really, the road isn't wide enough, the area is already at capacity, more houses being built in the green belt, it can only get worse.
  19. Lest we forget. Please take two minutes at 1100 to remember those who gave all. Thank you.
  20. Traffic management is needed, it's too much of a bottle neck at it's very best. Yet another supermarket is just going to make it worse.
  21. Try Towsure in Hillsborough, if memory serves me right they're about 7 quid each or you can make your own with the sticky on number/letter bits.
  22. Beard? Young looking? Definitely likes van back doors and car side windows, also known for trying door handles to houses. I don't do Facebook, but apparently he's all over that in the Stannington area including his name and where he lives. (Which the law forbids posting here) He's also banned from some shops in the area. Keep an eye open, he's very persistent and makes several attempts if he thinks there is something worth taking. He also rides a kiddies scooter for a fast getaway🙄 Stay safe🤔
  23. Planning permission and liability insurance to start with.
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