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  1. Ok, well I'm just off Ecclesall Road near Banner Cross so they're leafleting a wide area... Strange tactics, poorly executed and communicated message...
  2. Would you mind me asking which part of Sheffield you live in i Lack?
  3. Has anyone else received an A3 leaflet through the door with the aforementioned title? Professionally printed on glossy paper... The text reads... WARNING TO ALL SHEFFIELD TAXI USERS We support the decision by TfL's licensing officials today in relation to Uber and completely understand why the decision was taken. Keeping customers safe is my absolute number-one priority, and TfL have identified a pattern of failure by Uber that has directly put passengers' safety at risk. There is undoubtedly a place for innovative companies in the UK. In fact we are home to some of the best in the world but it is essential that companies play by the rules to keep their customers safe. Only in the last few months it has been established that 4000 Uber journeys have involved fraudulent drivers uploading their photos to other driver accounts - with passengers' safety potentially put at risk getting into cars with unlicensed and suspended drivers. At this stage TfL can't be confident that Uber has the robust processes in place to prevent another serious breach in the future. We know thid decision may be unpopular with Uber users but their safety is the paramount concern. Regulations are there to keep customers safe and fully complying with TfL's strict standards is essential if private hire operators want a licence to operate in the UK. DON'T TAKE THE RISK Any ideas who has distributed these? How many other people have received them? In the first paragraph, "Keeping customers safe is my absolute number-one priority", who is this person?? Just wondered what other people's thoughts were on the leaflet... being warned off using Uber...
  4. The correct name for the lamps is GU5.3. Also consider the colour output on your new lamps, the nearest equivalent to your current low voltage units is 2700k or warm white, if you want a cooler white, consider 4000k Anyways, there is a good chance that the dimmer will need to be changed. A good option to go for which works with a wide variety of lamps is a Varilight V-Pro dimmer, which you can obtain from an electrical wholesaler or online. If it needs doing, and you feel confident enough to swop the dimmer, take a picture prior to changing the unit to make sure you get the cables correctly in common and L1 terminals assuming your bathroom only has 1 switch.
  5. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-85246166.html
  6. Without seeing the job, I'd say around £8k to £10k, excluding plastering works. As mentioned above, a 3 bedroom semi rewire is around £3500 and could easily be £4500..That would typically comprise of 3 bedrooms, bathroom, landing and hallway, living room, dining room and kitchen. A total of 8 rooms . As a guess, the size would be under 1500 sq. feet. The joists will be straight, the bricks (mainly) soft and easy to chop out and drill through. Routes for cables will be relatively easy, cables will pull on switch drops etc. Your 16 room, 3000 sq ft old house is a completely different proposition. Routes will be much more difficult. A lot longer, requiring more installation time and materials. The walls might be a lot tougher. I once worked on a rewire where the walls were that hard and thick that it took almost 6 hours to drill 2 holes through, and took 4 drills used alternately as they were getting so hot. Best thing to do is get 3 quotes and go from there.
  7. Not quite city-centre, but not too far out on Abbeydale Road, where Chippinghouse Road crosses, is a sicilian cafe called Pronto Caldo. They do a selection of home made italian snacks and pizzas. But the best thing is the coffee. My preference is an espresso and they do the best in Sheffield. Great value for money and a true Italian vibe.
  8. The buildings been sold and will be redeveloped.
  9. If he earns more than £195 per week, I dont think he qualifies for apprentice discount. If he's the only one working in the property he will have to pay 75% of the total bill as he will qualify for single person discount of 25%.
  10. Did Millhouses have their first event today?
  11. Wow, 3426 at Hillsborough, that must be a Parkrun record!!
  12. Away from posh nosh to budget food... I highly recommend to go and visit the Shawarma place opposite The Cremorne on London Road. You get a tremendous wrap for £2.50. Bread cooked to order in the tandoor in front of you and filled with either meat or falafel and lots of fresh salad. They also do a fabulous plate of houmous and bread to go with it too for a couple of quid. If you're around London Road either lunchtime or in the evening, I would definitely give this place a try.
  13. Can't we just cancel all the Christmas rubbish? Or at least wait till Mid December to bring it up.
  14. Thanks Hayes, we will pop in next time we're in Hillsborough.
  15. Anyone have a clue where I could get my wifes purse zip repaired. Its about 15 year old or something like that. The brand is Aspinall. I've had a quick look online but couldn't come up with much locally...
  16. Sometimes the isolators are located in the back of cupboards or behind the plinths under the cabinets. Would recommend you get a reputable, registered electrician to carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report. This will give you a snapshot of the current state of your overall installation. It will cost around.£200 but will be money well spent.
  17. What annoys me, is that The Yorkshire Post (also owned by JP) is infinitely better. It has decent articles and content about Sheffield and afaik it doesn't operate any sort of paywall.
  18. I've just managed to read 4 "articles" in full before the paywall kicked in and told me I'd reached my limit ( I reached the limit last week). Not that I'm a fast reader by any stretch... they probably only average about 100 words each.
  19. Funky Gibbon is absolutely correct about £1m per city being nothing in the grand scheme of things. Take away the professional fees etc. and that money won't achieve anything at all.
  20. I'm considering applying for a dropped kerb with SCC who charge a £95 fee. Before I part with any cash, does anyone have any recommendations for companies who can carry out the work? I'm aware of the approved contractor list, but don't know anything about any of the companies on the list. Also does anyone have any rough ideas on costs for the works to be carried out. I'm thinking of a single entry dropped kerb.
  21. When does the promotion finish? Sounds interesting...
  22. Well Tramlines 2019 was a fantastic event. Apart from the downpour on Friday, the weather was great, there was hardly any trouble. The diverse line up was tremendous, something for everybody, sometimes it was hard to decide who to go and see as some bands clashed. The food offer was good and the choice of beers fantastic for such an event. Holding the event in Hillsborough Park is so much better than moving around different locations in the city to see bands. My personal favourites were, in no particular order, Manic Street Preachers, Courteeners, The Reytons, Peter Hook, Tom Grennan. Miles Kane, Johnny Marr and The Rev. Everyone who I went with had a wonderful time. We have all bought tickets for next years event and look forward to it. Tramlines really is incredible vfm. The organisers deserve lots of credit for this event and helping to raise the profile of Sheffield.
  23. I've just been trying to say that sentence.... difficult after a couple of beers...
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