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by musicalteapot
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Walton Housing Market
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Walton Housing Market

or could it be (and this is a long shot I know) that the UK Government attempting to destabilise the whole country via Brexit is making a lot of people cautious about making big investments?
by musicalteapot
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Trains taking the Strain
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Trains taking the Strain

Plus, signal failures on our line are frequent. There is clearly a need for new signalling equipment rather than endless bodged repairs.
by musicalteapot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Licence to Bike
Replies: 14
Views: 3517

Re: Licence to Bike

not sure I agree with you John that most drivers look. Passengers can also be an issue (particularly those in black cabs). That said, any sensible cyclist will give cars parked a wide berth to avoid being doored. My reading of the article is not that the Dutch reach will be "law" but that it will be...
by musicalteapot
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Excel pool. Filthy
Replies: 71
Views: 17806

Re: Excel pool. Filthy

Update to the above. I sent the above to People for Places Leisure via the PPL Contact Us (on their website). Got this fairly immediate response: Dear MT I'm writing in response to your complaint mailed to our enquiries@elmbridgexcelleisurecomplex.co.uk address. I've investigated the issues raised a...
by musicalteapot
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Excel pool. Filthy
Replies: 71
Views: 17806

Re: Excel pool. Filthy

For what it's worth, I visited on Sunday. The place really is falling to bits. First locker I tried in the family change was broken - lifeguard had to abandon his post to help me retrieve the cash. The place was filthy as usual. The main pool was really cold. And then to top it off, junior teapot wa...
by musicalteapot
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital
Replies: 50
Views: 2858

Re: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital

It does seem to be a pattern.
Even the Sports Hub now seems to be complete without delivering all that was promised in the plan.
by musicalteapot
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital
Replies: 50
Views: 2858

Re: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital

There was, the CCG address that in the FAQ: Buying a new stand alone, shell building that forms part of a proposed new, mixed use development being led by the Council on a site 400m away at Stompond Lane. The cost of this option was far beyond the funds available and could not be pursued. So basical...
by musicalteapot
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raab fights on
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Raab fights on

I was amused by this bit of reporting on the BBC: Mr Raab criticised the EU over its reaction to Theresa May's proposals at last month's summit in Salzburg. "Our Prime Minister has been constructive and respectful," he said. "In return we heard jibes from senior leaders, and we saw a starkly one-sid...
by musicalteapot
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital
Replies: 50
Views: 2858

Re: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital

To save you clicking and soiling your computer...

The answer to all of those sort of questions raised by the Daily Mail is:

No
by musicalteapot
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Hotel above M&S
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Hotel above M&S

The usual rationale is that they are aimed at "young professional couples".

Thus they could be walking or cycling to the station.

The problem with "young professional couples" is that they more often than not become "families" at which point it's pretty difficult to manage without a car.
by musicalteapot
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Hotel above M&S
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Hotel above M&S

Looks interesting. 18 parking spaces for 70 rooms, can't see that causing any issues, particularly as the access statement seems to think that people will be walking or cycling to the site. Lost count of the number of hotel's I've been to where I've walked there or strapped a suitcase to my back on ...
by musicalteapot
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital
Replies: 50
Views: 2858

Re: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital

Thanks NWSurreyCCG. There is an interesting point in your FAQs that Elmbridge mandate one car parking space per consulting room and the premises is compliant with that. It does seem a little irrelevant, when the correct measure would be the number of car parking spaces needed per consulting room. Pr...
by musicalteapot
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Hersham Community Council
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Hersham Community Council

Useful article here about Parish and Town Councils and the Precept concept: https://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/community/counciltaxpreceptsetting.cfm The gist is that a town or Parish council request a precept charge from the Borough Council. This is an extra levy on top of the usual Council Tax. In ret...
by musicalteapot
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital
Replies: 50
Views: 2858

Re: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital

This is the clever bit about Brexit .

Once the Medicine and food runs out and there are 50% fewer doctors and nurses, there will be a huge reduction in the elderly and vulnerable population, thus improving GP services as a concern before they are sold off as a job lot to the USA!
by musicalteapot
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Local discussion
Topic: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital
Replies: 50
Views: 2858

Re: Fort House Surgery - relocation to Walton Community Hospital

Whenever a CCG says something like "it's not permanent, probably only 3-5 years", it's likely to become permanent. By the time 3-5 years have passed the people involved will have changed, and it will have been forgotten. The only exception would be if they had a plan to build or purchase new propert...