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Old 03-06-2021, 13:48   #6841
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

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Another pet hate of mine are people who smoke in public. Apart from the disgusting way most of them discard their butts, they stand in restaurant doorways so that the smoke blows in - and always to where I'm sitting.

Another another pet hate of mine are people, usually Lib-Dem Remainers, who peel oranges on the commuting train. That smell pervades the carriage for the duration of the journey.

And that damn, poxy, Peloton advert (mentioned in the Ads thread.


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Old 03-06-2021, 14:30   #6842
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Dreadful young women in the redtops and so called "reality" TV with pumped up lips, pumped up boobs and pumped up backsides. Don't they realise how ridiculous they look?
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Dreadful young women in the redtops and so called "reality" TV with pumped up lips, pumped up boobs and pumped up backsides. Don't they realise how ridiculous they look?
But they look in the mirror and think they're beautiful

Has anyone else noticed the alarming drop in quality of mirrors lately?
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But they look in the mirror and think they're beautiful

Has anyone else noticed the alarming drop in quality of mirrors lately?
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most pumped up of all?
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

The Vale of Glamorgan council charged a fixed fee of £497.50 for THREE YEARS regardless of how many chairs and tables cafés had outside.

From July, ANNUAL licences will cost from £150 for one or two tables with up to eight chairs, to £750 for 11 tables or more with 40 chairs.

The council says the move is to clear pavements for the old and blind.

But if every café and restaurant pays, the pavements will still be full of chairs and tables!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57350370

The great rush to charge us more to recoup pandemic losses has started.
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The Vale of Glamorgan council charged a fixed fee of £497.50 for THREE YEARS regardless of how many chairs and tables cafés had outside.

From July, ANNUAL licences will cost from £150 for one or two tables with up to eight chairs, to £750 for 11 tables or more with 40 chairs.

The council says the move is to clear pavements for the old and blind.

But if every café and restaurant pays, the pavements will still be full of chairs and tables!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57350370

The great rush to charge us more to recoup pandemic losses has started.
Many councils have found themselves in the financial doodah after the last 12 months. They've seen a dramatic drop in income and at the same time a dramatic rise in the demand for services. They're expected to have a balanced budget - deficits are not allowed. Some of the larger ones have reserves to draw down but many of the smaller one don't.

The Government may come good on the promise to reimburse local councils for the additional expenditure they've experienced but the last I heard for Leeds City Council they are still £10's millions short and don't seem to be holding out much hope of the money ever arriving and as such have had to base this year's budget on what they know they've got not what they'd like to have. Some of the additional work undertaken has been quite impressive all of which has been done over and above what was expected when the last year's budget was planned in late 2019 and early 2020.

I'm not defending Vale Of Glamorgan, but I'm sure they've looked long and hard at ways to increase income. It's a shame they tried to spin the line about keeping pavements clear instead of being honest about it being an income generator!
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Street table licence money is mere spittle. The councils know that so I doubt it’s there to lessen budget deficits.
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Street table licence money is mere spittle. The councils know that so I doubt it’s there to lessen budget deficits.
Maybe so, but having been involved in various meetings regarding budget pressures I know if we can save the odd £500 here and there the council will take it. It's even to the stage where I am that they'd snatch your hand off if you asked to reduce your hours by only an hour a week . Things are pretty bad in local government at the moment and all those small amounts can make a difference.
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Winchester council started charging for parking in evening and on Sunday/Bank holidays to pay for work done during CV. All the things that no-one wanted or wants and most now want reversed.
They also claim it's to stop traffic coming in to town and to use park and ride, fair enough but the biggest traffic issue is through traffic and deliveries made on the street side not the back. But no-one really want the alternative of tearing up the countryside for a bypass ("you've got to build by-passes" - HHGTTG).
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