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  1. I have to admit that I have never been that fond of visiting the city centre, and as such, haven't been there for quite some time.


    Due to the bad weather I decided to get on site via the bus this morning (something I haven't done for about five years!).


    The bus service was excellent in the snow, and the sights in the city centre were amazing.


    That great big wheel close up, the shops on West Street that wouldn't look out of place in London's smartest areas, The Peace Gardens.


    Fantastic! I feel even more proud of our city after today.

  2. Fareast - You think he intended to leave them inside the locked cars that he was examining?


    Viney - Them (person), him, he (male person). Did that confuse you somehow? You're not all that bright are you.


    Them (plural).Oops! You stated one set of tracks. Am I getting brighter?


    Him, He (male person). Correct, but Oops! you didn't see if it was a male or female. Are you feeling dimmer?


    What crime was committed? Oops!, none. Dimmer still.


    Why did you not call the police if you felt so threatened?


    I will tell you why.


    A group of kids were having a snowball fight on your street. One of the kids ran up to the nearest car (yours) for ammo'.

    You came out of the house and saw that snow had been removed from your windscreen.

    You ran back into the house, jumped onto your keyboard and started a thread that would cause unnecessary panic to any vulnerable forrumer in the Walkley area without any proof of any criminal behaviour.


    A ridiculous thread, made obvious by your reluctance to reply directly to someone who is brighter than you lad.

  3. It looks like it must have been a good 20 to 30 minutes ago, the tracks are going fuzzy with new snow, otherwise I'd have happily followed them and asked him what he thought he was doing on my drive.


    "them", "him", "he"? Not "she"? Make your mind up. Are you giving us the full story?


    Are you going fuzzy with the new snow, what was the crime?


    Help us to help you. If it was just a tiff between you and your lady, then perhaps you can work it out together.

  4. Such a pity as this building externally, has such a story to tell. Was the internal work all rip out and replace with plasterboard and magnolia paint?


    Nail on the head!


    There are now twelve listed buildings in Sheffield that are up for sympathetic refurb. Bishops House is on the list for sympathetic renewal, but no one will touch it because of constant vandalism. There is a famous pub very close to Fitzalan Square that won't stand up for much longer due to surrounding development disturbance, and a 300 year old house in Dore that is going the same way. It's a shame that the council is putting these buildings out to tender in stead of taking the same care that other councils have taken over their heritage.

  5. I don't get to town very often these days but whilst I was coming through Fitzalan Square the other week I noticed that a lot of the shops there has closed and all these betting shops have taken their places......Bet Fred, Coral, Ladbrokes, William Hill and a slot machine palace.....not to mention the Bingo Hall on the corner:roll:

    There's even a loans comany strategically placed bang in the middle of two of them....talk about temptation ....lol.

    Anyhow, just for a bit of fun on this cold, cold night, let's hear some suggestions for a new name for the square ...(unofficially of course :roll: ):|


    Why don't we call it Fitzalan Square? and boycot these duff establishments?

    You could help by avoiding your temptation!


    Sounds like fun! :)

  6. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/eimanual/eim21831.htm


    This refers to it, but it's about whether it's a taxable benefit. It was just something I'd heard, so it's possible that it's wrong.


    The EIM2' reg's are none sustainable in in all working environments. i.e. leaving work after dark, or pre-formal work part 2.4, P4.


    The decisions, in most instances are down to the employer or main contractor as to cessation of work under extreme circumstances.


    Contracts, main or sub, cover working hours, not travel to and from location of employment.

  7. Complete non sequitur that. They have the liability to make sure they are safe whilst working - but employers can't be held responsible for people getting to and from work (except perhaps in specialised industries, like oil-rig work).


    In 97 I had 35 people working for me, some casual, some contracted, and the rest subbys. Now I have a core team of seven. From back then to today there has been no change in contracts covering P4 in terms over bad weather.


    It is down to the main contractor or employers discretion.

    I have always, and remain to be fair in these circumstances.


    My contracts with employees cover safety at work. Not the travelling to and from work.


    If I feel that if anybody under my employment will be at risk through travelling to work in adverse conditions, I will advise them to stay at home.


    That is how I choose to run my business, and it has stood the test of time.


    Respect your staff, and they will respect you.

  8. Heeeeeelllz no, I'd rather take the **** and keep my car safe (and my no claims) than try and keep up with traffic. That said, this isn't a problem for me, I have only had one problem in the snow, and that is trying to get up my hill today, no gritters touched it, cos it's not a main road, and it's not exactly steep, but it's enough. Looking at it, you would just assume it was one peice of land, the road and curb pretty much blended in, I took a decent run up and managed to get half way up, wheels were spinning even when I tried to just clutch the car up. Anyroad, some 4x4's went up, and created some decent groves later on, managed to get it up. Still a struggle. My road is a dead end, an the snow is not far from half way up my tyre, and it's bloody hard to even drive on the flat now, unles you have momentum.


    All my men have decided to take the bus to work on Wednesday, if they are running! If not, we walk for our pay.

  9. There are definitely requirements outside that. Bar staff, if having to work late so they miss their transport are legally required to be offered some method of getting home other than walking. A taxi or a lift being the normal options. I don't know if that really applies in the snow though.


    That's right, You don't know! Why not post when you do know? Give the OP something tangible.

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