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  1. Salmon Pastures or Sheffield Council Waste Services on Attercliffe Road was indeed named because of Salmon in the river. You can see the fish ladders on the Five Weirs Walk. https://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/jumping-joy-salmon-return-river-don-sheffield-after-200-years-62016 Attercliffe could have possibly got its name from Otter Cliff and Otter Road in Attercliffe. https://longbarrowpress.com/essays/pasts-presents-futures-matthew-clegg/ Blackburn Meadows had millions spent on it to clean up the most polluted river in the UK from 200 years of industrial heritage. Building along the river has resulted in all sorts of chemicals being dumped in the river. I would like to see a ban on riverside development up to 100 metres from the course so trees and riverbanks can naturally slow down the rates of flow associated in the past with flooding in Sheffield and Doncaster. It would also create a wildlife corridor all the way through Sheffield. It could take more than a hundred years to create so banning development has to start now.
  2. A 3kw solar panel system with inverter will cost at least £5K to install with a 20 year plan to break even. It should half most consumer electric bills. Domestic appliances are much more efficient than they used to be with large current appliance mainly in the Kitchen and an electric shower if fitted. New homes could be designed to run a 12V or 5V circuit although some people say a 24V system is more efficient. A new low voltage domestic circuit could cut production costs of USB step down transformers for mains sockets.
  3. Looks like the BBC Panorama people have been listening. Richard Bilton investigates the increased risks we face when we get behind the wheel of a car and asks whether weaker policing could be to blame. Tonight 7.30 PM BBC1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0013mvc
  4. The problem with sacking people is, who is waiting in the wings to make an even bigger mess? Politicians should realise by now that the lid stays on nothing, everyone is being tracked and logged 24/7 in some way whether it be mobile phone calendars or GPS in cars. People like Ms Josephs are eroding confidence in authority to the point where authority doesn't exist.
  5. With the recent news of investment for 20,000 homes in 5 new city centre neighbourhoods then it looks good for living, work, leisure and education. https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/yorkshire/news/2087393-20000-new-homes-proposed-within-strategic-vision-for-city-centre https://www.ourcitycentre-shf.com/here-and-now Leave manufacturing to the East and all the nimby's to the West
  6. The most high profile and open conversation about Autism lately was from Paddy & Christine McGuinness https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/proginfo/2021/48/paddy-and-christine-mcguinness-our-family-and-autism Some people get diagnosed but many do not and although they do not carry the diagnosis they are still on the spectrum. The main tell tale sign is global development delay which, as said, leads to other complications later in life, like education and developing relationships with people. I have a few traits which I can relate to and my wife is very similar so it works for us.
  7. I am sure installers will only recommend approved appliances with unseasoned logs not an authorised fuel. Have a look at https://www.care4air.org/care4air-facts/smoke-control-area-map/
  8. I would say it is dictated by the infrastructure, education and enforcement of road users. Everyone who has a responsibility to road safety had blood on their hands from day one with the rate of accidents across Sheffield. I don't see any councillor campaigning for safer roads across their area using the statistics publicly available from the government or from countless University studies for accidents and pollution. The new Highway Code rules become law at the end of January and I can see many accidents happening through those who have a right to use the new rules and those that are ignorant to the new rules doing as they always have done at the expense of more vulnerable road users like motor cyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. The rules changed are 1, 5, 8, 13, 19, 52, 59, 61, 62, 63, 66, 67, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 125, 140, 144, 151, 160, 163, 167, 170, 178, 183, 186, 187, 192, 195, 199, 204, 206, 211, 212, 213, 215, 239, Annex 1 and Annex 6 If we want cleaner air then fossil fuels are the obvious target at a personal level and that means cutting down on gas, petrol and diesel. If bad car drivers have their licence removed after 12 points as they should and not be able to plead hardship then they can still use public transport or a bike. A driving licence is a privilege and not a right and if you are not responsible to hold that privilege then it should be removed.
  9. He's just cruising for a bite Norbet, don't listen to him. He will find that this is about CAR DRIVERS moving to using a bicycle to improve air quality and quality of life. anyway, it has been proved that cyclists make better drivers because of faster reaction times, greater hazard perception and local road knowledge.
  10. Glad it is finally getting recognised that the standard of driving on public roads in Sheffield has reached an all time low. BBC Radio Sheffield this morning aired an interview by Jenny Eells with guest Ann Greggs who we all know by her screaming during a very intimidating close pass from a road surfacing lorry last year as she cycled along Carlisle Street. Luckily she is ok and continuing to document the low level of driving standards by our workforce making routine journeys. Toby Foster interviewed Douglas Johnson who is the Executive Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport in Sheffield. Mr Johnson described Sheffield's roads as a difficult, dangerous and hostile environment. He admitted there is a massive problem with roads in Sheffield and that there could be more cycle lanes. Toby said that he would not let his kids on the roads to school because it is too dangerous. BBC Radio Sheffield Toby Foster 10/01/22 Ann Greggs 1:15 to 1:28 and Douglas Johnson 2:21 to 2:28 I would like to see the 12 point system being just that. If you haven't learnt by then you shouldn't be on the roads. Glad to see life sentences are now possible for taking a life on the roads. SAFE ROADS FOR SAFE ROAD USERS
  11. I’ve heard some experts are saying could take 5 years globally
  12. I can well understand your need for momentum when towing but the nature of Sheffield's flat one level road design means lots of stop start junctions. Some of the culprits I saw last year were the pelican crossings on the hills outside Crystal Peaks when Westfield school had to abandon classes and all the teachers were stranded along the tram route up to the A57. It was a case of helping to push their cars up the hill to get everyone moving stuck behind. South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership posted this Winter driving e-learning module from Buckinghamshire http://buckinghamshire.edrivingsolutions.com/ModuleList.aspx
  13. When things can't be equal they can be balanced to maintain the status quo. The term is a meaningless oxymoron
  14. Carrying on the tyres recommendation you need good tread on your tyres so if they are below 3mm get them changed to an all season tyre. Carry a blanket or compact sleeping bag in the boot along with a compact snow shovel. Make sure your fuel level doesn't drop below half a tank in case you get stuck in traffic for a few hours idling. Last thing you want to do is abandon your car as it takes forever to clear the route once the snow stops.
  15. A fantastic achievement to raise all that money for the Children's Hospital so a well deserved honour for young Tobias and his super supportive family.
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