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Offline Spunkymonkey

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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2014, 07:39:05 PM »
The removal of the green waste collection is causing chaos at the tip.

This morning traffic was queuing along Darby Close and spilling over the roundabout blocking the road through the industrial estate. I was trying to get to work, but was stuck in the queue without wanting go anywhere near the tip.

A friend who works for the council, had a meeting at Waterside Park yesterday and had the same problem. He had to queue to get in to the offices.

I wonder how much council staff time has been wasted in this way and how much additional exhaust emissions have been created by this misguided policy.

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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2014, 08:58:05 PM »
that's a bit of a technical question for a man like me, I mean the actual toilet cistern is inside the house etc !!. :2funny:

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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2014, 09:26:09 PM »
The queue went further and was interfering with traffic travelling through the estate. Went twice and then gave up.

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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2014, 10:20:03 PM »
Are you sure its the tip that's the problem or constant road works in that area, pushing traffic through. The trading estate?

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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2014, 10:28:49 PM »
Definitely the tip. Queuing from Waterside to the roundabout and beyond.

I felt like we have been hit twice. We bought a green wheelie bin so we are now paying for a service that was once free and are also affected by increased traffic congestion.

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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2014, 08:22:53 AM »
The problem is not helped by the fact that the additional 'queuing lanes' within the compound are now filled with some sort of fuel bales associated with the new incinerator, which has removed space for probably 40-50 cars that are now forced to queue back out into the main road. I don't know whether this is a temporary situation while they sort out the new facility operating processes or destined to be a permanent 'feature.' A bit of shortsightedness on the part of some 'planner' though.

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« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2014, 10:03:49 AM »
Green Waste - the eternal problem that is now manifesting itself all over Shaw in uncollected Green Bags, with little yellow Council labels on them.  The question whose bags are they?  Will they have to police it to find out?

Lead Member Hurley says these arrangements will save £800,000, but will it cost in consequence cost £2m in unintended consequences?

If anyone had attended the meetings at which I was present Lead Member Hurley has absolutely no idea of what could be the consequence of his decision and did not seem to know much about his portfolio either, having to consult with his officers on every detail.  Musical chairs is a fair description of what resembled what some would describe as theatrical farce.

This is a disaster waiting to happen and as for the 'Consultation', if you had been present you would never bother with one ever again because the results were not, in my opinion, even considered!
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« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2014, 03:20:15 PM »
Came though the trading estate and passed the road that leads to Waterside park at 11.55am, No Queue! No traffic old-ups anywhere as it happens.
 
Have to say that the trading estate looked pretty lively too, apart form the old Square D factory (derelict) and Nu Life tools (tired).
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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2015, 10:11:08 AM »
went to the saltway centre on Wednesday with my daughter, on the way, going down Cartwright drive, nearly ran off the road, there in all its glory was a mini road sweeper, cleaning the pathways, didnt have a camera to hand to take a picture, but its in my mind, never see them around stratton or the road ones, the drains in meadowcroft are still blocked months later, but nothing done,, must go, going to see if I can get a barrow load of rocking horse manure....(wont even comment on response from local councillors).. :bash: