On Tuesday I roared across town and idly noticed that "they" had done yet more alterations to that end of the High Street that they keep fucking up. This time where the Taxi rank used to be they had daubed double yellow lines and the extra upright lines on the kerb which means "Super NO PARKING", plus some strange black and white chequerboad on the kerbstones "Supa Ultra + NO PARKING" ? though I've never seen that in the Highway Code. Oh dear, they've shifted the Taxi rank even further away from the pedestrianised area and the multiple bus stops too. My, how sad that they have also removed those few short term parking bays that were so handy for the disabled and elderly when doing their shopping.
Today, Thursday 29th Sept, I was reading my weekly local paper which had a major article detailing proposed new arrangements for the City Centre which are total bollox and will cause all sorts of problems but never mind because we The Public and our local businesses are going to be "CONSULTED". You know, asked our opinion, do we think it will work, could it be done another way? We are to be consulted for 2 hours one wet and windy evening later in October in a Primary School with no car park and, now, even less on street parking.
The jist of it is to make yet more of the City car free which I don't have a problem with since it was car free from Roman times until quite recently.
Hold on, thinks I; they have already created all the infrastructure to enforce their stupid new scheme. What sort of consultation is that? Consultation? Insultation more like!
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