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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7890 on: April 30, 2022, 03:41:17 PM »
ok, for those who remember, and did not like, my previous incarnation of class37025, this would be a good time to close this thread, and head to more serene areas of the forum.....


still here ?

today, both SWMBO and I received letters from the local district council regarding a petition regarding the so called 'northern arc'.. two letters, two lots of postage, to the same address, each with an enclosed SAE for a possible reply...

the northern arc is, for those not in the area, an unwanted, except by the council, development of over 3,500 houses, DO NOT ASK ABOUT  AFFORDABLE HOUSES, plus assorted industrial etc areas built on what was a green area between Burgess Hill, and Haywards Heath.

did it include any increases to the infrastructure in the area, ie reservoirs / waste disposal facilities ?

don't be stupid, you cannot make a profit from those.

new schools .... possibly, though not actually sure

new doctors surgeries ... mmmm possibly

we've all heard that before, supposed additions, which do not appear, and no areas undeveloped where they would / should have been.

so, in theory, you can go to the district council website, link in letter, and make your views known...

I forgot to mention, that with the new housing etc there will be new council tax, and Burgess Hill town council thought they would get it....
but obviously there were those in other local town / parish councils who set their eyes on it, and spoke to their 'friends' on the district council...

the result, this massive development on the outskirts of Burgess hill will now be allocated to Ansty & Staplefield parish council...
check google earth.

so B H TC got the hump, people out with clipboards 'we're going to lose money, your services will suffer etc'

so as a result of the 'petition' a review, and the issue at great cost of the letters.

make your views known on this link...

except  :veryangry:

after making a quite reasoned comment [what me  :-[] the linked MSDC site told me it could not link woith some other site to verify my response, and to refresh my page, which then wiped everything I spent ages writing.

so basically, my mate want to be a councillor, and get the expenses, so do not do anything to stop this, cause he's agreed to fit me a new kitchen FOC  :censored:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7891 on: April 30, 2022, 05:17:28 PM »
the northern arc is, for those not in the area, an unwanted, except by the council, development of over 3,500 houses, DO NOT ASK ABOUT  AFFORDABLE HOUSES, plus assorted industrial etc areas built on what was a green area between Burgess Hill, and Haywards Heath.

did it include any increases to the infrastructure in the area, ie reservoirs / waste disposal facilities ?

don't be stupid, you cannot make a profit from those.

new schools .... possibly, though not actually sure

new doctors surgeries ... mmmm possibly

How many new pubs ?

 :)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7892 on: April 30, 2022, 05:53:01 PM »
I never thought to ask that...

perhaps @trainfish would be a better person to answer that..

though, as little affordable housing declared, perhaps the question should be

"how many  yuppie wine bars"

seriously, though, would'nt it be nice to see infrastructure improvements made BEFORE the new housing, or am I being too innocent ?

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7893 on: May 06, 2022, 01:00:59 PM »
censored DVLA  :veryangry:

my daughter applied last august to renew her driving licence, with a change of address, so she had to send a cheque with the payment.

yesterday she received a  letter from DVLA dated 28th April, postmarked 4th May, advising her that as her cheque was no longer valid due to it's date she needed to send a new payment within 10 days.

slight problem, the returned cheque had DVLA date stamps on the back for 15th oct 2021, 01 feb 2022, and 02 feb 2022,

"if you have any queries do not hesitate to contact me on the above telephone number"

unfortunately, when you ring it it cuts off straight away, and on a mobile to get the message 'no response'.

so it looks as though they are even more useless than the passport office.

and of course she can't get a cheque to them within the 10 days quoted in the letter, because it sat for several days in their post room before someone could be bothered to actually frank it  :veryangry:

looks like HB is going to get a second walk while I try to calm down before round 2 with DVLA.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7894 on: May 06, 2022, 01:21:30 PM »
oh, and don't start me on the use of Covid as an excuse for poor service, it's not a problem, the governments says so, while of course using it on it's own sites as an excuse.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7895 on: May 06, 2022, 02:05:48 PM »
Can your daughter not drive to the DVLA with a new cheque? That way she can get it there within the 10 days. Oh, hang on ........ maybe not, as she needs a driving licence to drive a car.  :hmmm:

It's almost laughable.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7896 on: May 06, 2022, 03:01:41 PM »
I've already got away with an almost political comment, so I'll leave it at that.

by the way, HB caught a mouse  :thumbsup:

then dropped it when it started wriggling  :thumbsdown:

back to Tesco for dog food by the look of it  :*(

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7897 on: May 06, 2022, 04:52:54 PM »
Can your daughter not drive to the DVLA with a new cheque? That way she can get it there within the 10 days. Oh, hang on ........ maybe not, as she needs a driving licence to drive a car.  :hmmm:

It's almost laughable.

and possibly a passport to get into Wales  :*(

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7898 on: May 06, 2022, 04:55:10 PM »
Owing to people using WFH (work from home for anyone wondering) many gents outfitters have ceased selling suits. Yesterday I drove around using valuable expensive fuel trying to source one as I have a solemn occasion next Tuesday to attend. I ended up with trews and a sports jacket.
If I'd started the search earlier maybe I could have gone online but I hadn't realised just how big my boobs and belly had got :o :-[

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7899 on: May 06, 2022, 04:57:35 PM »
Owing to people using WFH (work from home for anyone wondering) many gents outfitters have ceased selling suits. Yesterday I drove around using valuable expensive fuel trying to source one as I have a solemn occasion next Tuesday to attend. I ended up with trews and a sports jacket.
If I'd started the search earlier maybe I could have gone online but I hadn't realised just how big my boobs and belly had got :o :-[

Ah, the old 'moobs' problem,...

...and the 'six pack' 'party barrel'.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7900 on: May 06, 2022, 05:01:51 PM »
actually managed to get to a 'bot' ???? which when I mentioned 'complaint' put me on a queue at 4:26:42

surprise, still waiting at 16:59

what is it with these government departments ?

obviously not fit for purpose, and the usual
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are busier than usual and we apologise for any delay this has caused. We will answer your query as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience.


as if they actually care :censored:

flask filled, and lunch box, as we know where I'm going to be going  :*(

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7901 on: May 06, 2022, 05:11:05 PM »
...and the 'six pack' 'party barrel'.

At least I can gaze upon it and think "All my own work" :laugh:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7902 on: May 06, 2022, 05:18:25 PM »
...and the 'six pack' 'party barrel'.

At least I can gaze upon it and think "All my own work" :laugh:

Not so much Rembrandt,...

...more, Picasso?
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7903 on: May 06, 2022, 06:16:05 PM »
I thought they were called  "Party Sevens".  That's why you look "odd" Mick :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #7904 on: May 06, 2022, 08:15:05 PM »
...and the 'six pack' 'party barrel'.

At least I can gaze upon it and think "All my own work" :laugh:

Not so much Rembrandt,...

...more, Picasso?

Nah - I struggle to reach that bit

I thought they were called  "Party Sevens".  That's why you look "odd" Mick :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

It's OK for you, Trev. I've seen more fat on a butcher's pencil!

 

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