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Irene Swaine

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  1. Doctor Barbara Sloan of Sloan Medical Centre, Little London Road, Sheffield, has passed away after a short illness, aged 67 years. Doctor Sloan qualified as a doctor in 1980 and was known by many patients and colleagues in the Sheffield area. A fund in her memory has been set up on the Saint Luke's Hospice page and the surgery has suggested for donations in her memory to be made to the Saint Luke's Hospice charity. Her funeral will be held on 22nd December, at a church in Ranmoor.
  2. I would expect a policeman to be able to walk from Stannington to Malin Bridge. Where I live, in Fulwood/Crosspool, we have to walk to the University to get a bus in adverse weather but they usually keep services as normal as possible and restore a full service fairly quickly.
  3. As a stump. Not just the university, they often run through the main roads, where the gritter wagons have been but stump it there. For example, 51 usually stumps at Gleadless Townend in bad weather, and the good people of Charnock can still obtain the service by a short walk to Townend main strip.
  4. Where did I not read what I answered? You said there were no buses (for a small portion of Saturday morning) and I replied accordingly.
  5. People should just have to wait until they start running again then, or walk to work, as I did many times. Contingency plans should be considered when applying for a job. In any case, it's all academic. The pavements should never be blocked. They should be kept free for pedestrians at all times. How would you like it if you were in a wheelchair and were forced out in to the road because some wassock decided his car was more important than your safety? The bottom line is, it's not acceptable to pile mounds of snow from the road on to the pavement.
  6. Buses are equipped with strong wheels and breaks and can withstand strong impacts. There are nearly always buses running on main roads to all corners of the city. The 95/52/120/51/52a for example was running to and from University. If a bit of snow stops you getting to work, you should question the practicalities of working so far away, especially if you want to be a policeman or ambulance medic. It is very rare that there are no buses at all. A service recovery plan is always applied in such circumstances.
  7. When I was a transport worker, I often had to report for duty at 04:00 AM, when there are no buses and I live in the South West, a considerable distance from the railway. I duly walked my way in to work on those mornings, no fuss made, out of respect for my employer and because I knew if I wanted my wages, I had to put in the effort. Now, I am sure a policeman, who I assume will undergo routine medicals, will be able to walk to his nearest main road to catch the bus down to Snig Hill. I would rather that than a little old lady slips and breaks her hip on a mound of snow blocking the pavement, just so that Mr Policeman can keep his usual routine of driving to work in his car.
  8. Buses usually operate, just from main roads. If a 13 ton, 300hp bus cannot make it through the roads, a 1 ton piddly car definitely can't, so your comment is irrelevant as usual, despite your "consideration". Now there's an offer, do you keep a bottle of gin in the glove compartment? If so, you've got a deal!
  9. I'd expect policemen and nurses etc to have the naus to get up a little earlier and walk to their local bus stop. Employers and employees should both take the ability to get to work in adverse weather in to consideration when deciding if someone is suitable for the role.
  10. It doesn't matter if it's half a mile or 12 miles, if they can't get down the pavement, they can't get anywhere. Out of curiosity, how many teachers do you know exactly?
  11. I said pavement, not driveway. If they can't walk down their street to get to the school.
  12. 🧐🧐🧐🧐😬 I never suggested blocking driveways. Feel free to block your own driveway though. Just don't block our pavements.
  13. If you are going to ask me a question, have the manners to await my answer instead of telling me what my answer should be. If the school teachers can't leave their own front garden because the pavements are blocked, the post men can't deliver important letters because the pavements are blocked, the bank manager can't get to work because the pavements are blocked and all of the shop assistants can't get to work because the bus driver can't get down the pavement outside his own house, then society will definitely grind to a halt. The pavement is not to be obstructed. It is to be available for pedestrians at all times. If your car is half decent, it will be able to drive through a few inches of snow. But human beings cannot wade through 3 and a half foot mounds of snow piled up carelessly. You worry about your own space and we will worry about ours. I am more important than your car. The elderly, for whom a broken hip could be fatal, are more important than your car. When it comes to the pavement, people are more important than your car. If my neighbours can't move their car, they walk down to the main road and jump on a bus or park on the main road if snow is forecast. If no one can get down the pavement then people are stuck and that is where problems start. HHR and Planner only care about themselves, to Hell with the vulnerable who have to wade through huge mounds of snow, as long as their precious car can move.
  14. What you are suggesting isn't compromise. You are suggesting getting your own way and to Hell with us pedestrians. Even on a cul de sac, walking in the road is not preferable. I am more important than your car. If you pile snow high up in to mounds, it makes the pavement inaccessible and the roads will be slippery under foot where cars have skidded on them. There are also many impatient drivers who start gesturing and beeping at pedestrians walking down the road when the pavement is obstructed. How about you stick to your space and we will stick to ours. Snow on your space is your problem, not ours.
  15. How about us pedestrians shovel it all off the pavement and in to the road in massive mound then. It's gotta go somewhere, innit!
  16. Rest In Peace Marcia Grant. It's a sad loss of life for her and must be tortuous for her family. Condolences to all. The sentence is shocking. This means he will be out in time for his GCSEs!
  17. Never appealed to me. I just want to walk down the pavement that is intended for me to walk down. That's not too much to ask.
  18. The thing I've noticed about Sheffield, is any area that's not dog rough, is classed as "posh". For example, Broomhill, which is comprised of mostly modest terraced houses, is regarded by some people in Sheffield as "posh", because there aren't gangs of thugs hanging around the shops and the sounds of Subaru Imprezas joyriding through the precinct. Most people in the country would consider Broomhill a normal area. Having a craft beer bar doesn't necessarily mean an area has become gentrified, Stocksbridge has one and that still has thugs, bull dogs and joy riders galore. Just because an area is safe enough to pop out for a loaf of bread after 9pm, does not mean it's "posh", it's just a normal area. It's a case of many areas in Sheffield being so rough that the normal areas seem "posh" in contrast.
  19. It's selfish how car drivers use all of the salt to get their car out, leaving none for pedestrians and also create huge mounds of snow on the pavement, making it difficult for pedestrians to walk along the pavement. The selfishness of car drivers never ceases to amaze me.
  20. The High Street area is an absolute disgrace. They have made a real mess of the area outside McDonald's, rubbish and suspicious stains all over the floor and the 120 bus stop is just as bad (from the hobos, not passengers). It's filthy and shows they have no respect. For the High Street to be like this, shows Sheffield in a bad (but realistic) light.
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