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espadrille

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About espadrille

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  • Birthday 09/10/1961

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  • Location
    The leafy district of Nether Edge
  • Interests
    Walking,reading,gardening,eating out,home improvements
  • Occupation
    Owner of The Asperger Training Company
  1. Many people actually choose where they want to live. I know people living in the E and N of Sheffield who have lived there all their life and stick close to the family and would never want to move. Personally, if I had a budget for a house I would always buy smaller in a better area with less crime, better facilities, close access to the Peaks rather than a bigger house in a less serviced area. The people who commissioned this report should factor that in. Working hard and saving for a house is an option if you are driven and for some they are happy to stay where they are.Its not always to do with deprivation. Also the difference in life expectancy hinges on many people knowing that smoking, drinking and overeating reduces their life expectancies but they know that and want to do it anyway.Again , down to personal choice.
  2. Can any plumber give me advice on my boiler? I need to know the cost to fix it if possible I think the problem is that it needs a new diaphgram for the diverter valve. It is a Worcester Bosch 28CDI RSF. The pressure tap is also in need of fixing as we have had to top up the pressure regularly. I dont know how old it is as it was already in the house when I bought it 3 years ago. Thanks
  3. I attended. I live in Nether Edge so it was a short walk for me. It was very well attended. In fact we couldnt get a seat in The Broadfield afterwards. It was heaving! Nice to see other areas getting a look in other than Ecclesall, Sharrowvale and Nether Edge.
  4. Walking around Nether Edge yesterday it seems that the Council have stopped emptying street bins as I went passed 2 of them and both were overflowing. Whats going on?
  5. It is such a shame. I know that Shaffaq was totally against it.I love that shop and shall be very sad to see it go. I also wont shop there on principle.
  6. Does anyone actually know their MPS very well? Making a sweeping statement about all MPs is a tad harsh unless you have personally being in touch with them or you know them and can say that for sure.
  7. Here are all Sheffields libraries. https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/find/all.html Personally I feel that is a lot of libraries. Being able bodied I wouldnt mind having to walk further to a library if my local one closed, but I can see that for people who are disabled this isnt an option. I do think it is important to get users views. The survey will ask the questions that it needs answers to and they may be pitched in a certain way but to be fair there was an opportunity to add any additional comments if you felt that you had been led to give a specific answer. I always try to participate in users surveys if I can. After all you cant argue about outcomes if you dont Have Your Say in the first place.
  8. Which is a result of the 13 years of mismanagement of the country s finances by the the previous Labour administration. An inherited situation which the coalition has been attempting to tackle now for over 2 years.
  9. I suppose everyone has a different view about what should be cut and what should not be.I havent sat in a recent meeting so I cant comment on that. But even if that was the case the budget had still been set to afford them in the first place so it was do able. Obviously when a different administration comes in they have different priorities like going back to 'favoured areas' which I dont agree with. But hey the people of Sheffield voted for it so that is what we have to deal with now.
  10. That simply isn't true. When the budget was set by the Lib Dems when in power there was enough money in the budget to ensure weekly collections, without any offer from the Govt. Labour got in and changed that.Lib Dems blaming the council is because it is Labour who set the current budget and chose not to offer weekly collections. Personally I see it as a civic duty to have a bin emptied weekly.Aside from the health hazards.We live in a civilised society and have this as a minimum expectation. Thats just my opinion but there are many others who agree. a bin that is full of nappies or dog poo for 2 weeks isn't hygienic. Yes I agree we can all do more to recycle but for some families issues like nappy disposal is something they are concerned about.
  11. What I am saying is that the people who run a City should do the best it can for the residents of that City and if there was an opportunity to obtain money to ensure that people could continue with a weekly collection simply by applying for some funding then I see it as a duty of that Council to do so whether it be Sheffield, Manchester or any other place in the country. 2 wrongs dont make a right IMO.
  12. No link I just know that it was said at a meeting.And its from a reliable source.
  13. Im not sure what you mean by this. Labour controlled Sheffield City Council chose not to take money that was on offer from the coalition to keep weekly bin collections.Simple fact.
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