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  1. that is me, actually! Only go into town if i couldn't perform the same task elsewhere, for example John Lewis. But what i would say is although i go to town for a very specific purpose, more than likely i would end up buying a few things from one or two other shops and pop into a cafe/restaurant for lunch and maybe Costa or Pret for a coffee & cake. And there would be 2 of us, doing same. By increasing the parking charges ridiculously (i know well off, possibly ex-civil servants like the Planner man will disagree with 'ridiculously') the council has convinced me never to bother again. I will change my buying habits, but multiple outlets in the city centre will lose my custom & income once a month. As an individual it will matter very little to the businesses, but i suspect i will definitely not be the only one feeling this way. SCC need to wake up because their stupidity will be the final nail in the coffin for Sheffield city centre.
  2. if that's the only point you can argue against, great, I rest my case!
  3. What kind of deluded world must people live in if their justification for the price hike in Sheffield is that it still compares favourably to Manchester or Leeds. I've worked & shopped in the latter two for many years and now work in Sheffield. Let me tell you that comparison is so ridiculous it's untrue. Sheffield city centre is dying and dying fast. The council needs to breathe life into it and the one way NOT to do that is to almost double parking prices! I used to go occasionally, now i won't bother. Not paying those extortionate prices just to visit one or two decent shops. i thought extending the paid parking hours to 20.30 was the final nail in the coffin, but SCC have outdone themselves again.
  4. Wow! Have they shot up or what?! Almost 6 quid for 2 hours parking around campo lane/west bar. suspect all council car parks have gone up too. You'd think the last thing Sheffield city centre needed was another excuse for people not to go there.
  5. So lots of small scale fly tipping around me lately. tried reporting on fixmystreet (as i have always done) but it seems SCC no longer accepts reports from 3rd party sites. Went to the SCC website but it seems it no longer possible to submit online forms. They ask you to ring a number that keeps giving you 6-8 options to choose from but never gets picked up an actual human at any point. I think we will all just have to accept flytipping piling high on every street corner as a normal part of life ,as SCC clearly wants us to.
  6. no one moves to Sheffield for the job opportunities! 🤣 There's only about 3 decent size employers in the whole city (save public sector). Genuinely, gain your experience down south where there are lots of opportunities there, and then apply for the half dozen roles that exist up here and you may have a chance of beating the other 250 people who will also apply for the same role! but if i was in your position, footloose and responsibility-less, looking to build a career, I would go to Leeds or Manchester.
  7. that is bad luck indeed as Timber Top is one of few that is still closed. Around that area Sara on Barnsley Road open, Smart slightly further on, on Pitsmoor road open, and Diamond on burngreave Road open Cricket Inn road i am not familiar with.
  8. yes morrisons is definitely open. As are pretty much all the hand car washes that closed due to lock down.
  9. UX means User Experience. It is the basic factor to consider when uploading any web content. The comment wasn't aimed at anyone in particular but just to highlight the obviously incompetent digital team employed by SCC or SCR or whoever is responsible for this debacle. . A good, well-structured website with optimised content does not mean the site will be "too big or bloated". In fact, quite the opposite. So that's a factually incorrect belief employed by SCC to hide their inabilities if your insider information is correct. Are you therefore saying SCR simply fund the project and that's where their responsibility ends? They have nothing to do with the design, build, communication of the project as far as updates and/or timescales are concerned? Please don't take this personally but this is the best joke I've heard all year (admittedly the year has only started so hoping it gets better!)😊
  10. is it standard practice for SCC plans to be so badly designed and written? And contain no start/end dates? Think the council desperately needs to invest in some basic UX training before they start to upload such incomprehensible rubbish.
  11. Yes, somebody else who feels my pain and frustration! It's not only the fact they have been going on for ages but its the fact there's very little that seems to have happened in all that time. There's usually a couple of blokes with a shovel in hand and a roll-up between the lips hanging around but that's about the extent of the work as far i can see (and i have to suffer this 4 time every day!) On a more practical note does anyone know if there's any information online anywhere that can help explain what they are trying to achieve and the timescales involved?
  12. my goodness talk about hysteria! So it's not IMMINENT dump of 77K tonnes of spoil (not approved by council) and its not the "brainchild of Hague Plant Hire" (the golf club want to extend the drive range). What exactly is the problem for you though, the extension or the 8,500 lorry movements? Because i would expect once its done, the end result will be lush and green (and may even increase the value of your home if you are prepared to put up with some short term inconvenience)
  13. can't imagine anyone will go to the trouble of painting on the road apart from council so i would suspect official. Around there parking is an absolute nightmare for locals because all the spaces are taken by NGH staff parking in every nook and cranny they can find. Often dangerously and without due care (across junctions, on pavements, across private driveways etc) but SCC parking enforcement like to turn a blind eye to that.
  14. taking forever because the handful of bone idle layabouts on the job, seem to be scrolling on their phones or having a fag every time i walk past, which is minimum of 4 times a day. and Lord knows whats happening around Bridgehouses roundabout. all i know is someone high up at SCC must have shares in a traffic light company because by God, they love putting up a set every 50 yds.
  15. No. No problem but not used this Shell specifically. Also, what do you mean card? Its an app on your phone now with a picture of a bar code. Is that what they are unable to scan? Was under impression cards have all been stopped.
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