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  1. I have to commend the Council for considering this proposal. I was sorely afraid that their attempts to run the city centre into the ground had stalled. Since the pandemic began I've parked in town three times. Why should I jump through an extra hoop and buy a fancy mobile just to park for a couple of hours? I rarely went into the city centre before the pandemic, if this becomes the policy, then I for one will give the city a wide berth. I've already found alternatives to the city centre; I suspect many others will as well.
  2. We need to decide what Woodseats is. Is it a corridor or is it a residential and commercial suburb? The problem is it can't be both. I've looked on an old map and found a few benchmarks. Whilst it is easy to draw a line on a map, there are problems with altitudes. Supposing we dig a tunnel from The Coach and Horses (460 feet above sea level) to come out at Lidl on Chesterfield Road (246 feet above SL) That's quite a gradient. Starting at the Bowshaw roundabout would be better as it could link to the Dronfield By-pass, but this would start at 535 feet above SL. It would be a shorter but steeper tunnel. There exists the possibility of cars queuing inside the tunnel, belching out fumes unless the tunnel is electric vehicles only. Put a tram track up Chesterfield Road and it will solve some problems as the disruption will close many businesses in Woodseats; after this no-one will be visiting. You have only to remember the constant complaints from West Street retailers when the tram tracks were laid. There there were alternatives (Broad Lane or Division Street). These alternatives don't exist for Woodseats unless you force all traffic along Abbey Lane and right at the roundabout or right at Bowshaw to go via Jordanthorpe. Extend the Herdings tram line to go along the Ring Road to the Norton Roundabout would mean widening the Ring Road, putting the tram tracks in the centre like Netherthorpe Road. To get maximum usage, you'd need a Park & Ride facility somewhere.
  3. There's a fairly new helipad close to the entrance to A & E. I believe there is a sloping path from the pad down to the doors. (It's easier to push a casualty downhill.) I recall there was a fundraising appeal for this helipad a few years back. It was operational in August 2016.
  4. I wouldn't have gone to see him, but what gives the snowflakes the right to tell me what I can and cannot watch? Will they soon decide what we can think? Are the snowflakes just adding fuel to his act in future: "Here's one the XXXXX in Sheffield wouldn't let me tell. There's this VVVVVV....."
  5. There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu, There's a little marble cross below the town; There's a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Mad Carew, And the Yellow God forever gazes down. etc. wasn't by Kipling, but J Milton Hayes
  6. Don Valley Stadium was a great venue for Athletics. The only problems were that Athletics rarely attracts full houses and there aren't enough top ranking athletes to justify holding events week in, week out. As for using the stadium to host football or rugby meant having the pitch so far from the stand that it was difficult to watch at that distance. Chuck in that behind the goad fans would be even further from the action and it was a non starter. I think there was a plan for Sheffield United to move to Don Valley, but the club turned it down. The only covered seats were in the main stand, with the rest uncovered. From what i remember the only space for a TV gantry was at the finish line, so it would hardly have been suitable for TV coverage of ball games
  7. https://www.petemckee.com/news/typical-wednesday-t-shirt These will only be available for a limited time. This time next week they'll be collectors' items.
  8. I think the nearest hotel is probably the Best Western Plus Aston Hall Hotel , I don't think the Duke of Leeds has rooms. I don't know about Kiveton Park.
  9. Doesn't this come under the WEEE regulations? See https://www.gov.uk/guidance/regulations-waste-electrical-and-electronic-equipment
  10. There was a story in the Yorkshire Post at the weekend of someone who took a MINI E to Tesco to charge up. This took longer than the permitted three hours in the car park and he was charged £70 for overstaying. It seems supermarket charging points are only for topping up rather than full charges.
  11. Next season the Blades and the Owls will be playing in a lower league. The matches may be less of a challenge, who knows? I went to three matches last season and enjoyed the football. It may not have been Premiership standard, but it was entertaining. Scores of 6-2, 4-0 and 4-2. The team? Sheffield FC Reserves. League Winners.
  12. I suspect that the other clubs in League 1 will experience their highest crowds when Wednesday play at their grounds, though many Owls fans will visit rather than paying into Chansiri's pocket.
  13. Spurs were charging £60 to watch them lose.
  14. And if you're contacting potential employers and they give advice, drop them a letter of thanks and when you apply there for employment, remind them of the previous contact (including the thanks).
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