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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    When was the last time you saw a 'sludge gulper' clearing out the roadside drains? Another contributing factor is the rooting out of gardens to form a hard standing for cars.
    A big contributing factor imo. Every year a couple more gardens on our estate are being paved. Not big drinkers, tarmac and printed concrete
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Indeed, and all because every fucker in every household thinks that they can't function without having their own car!

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    When was the last time you saw a 'sludge gulper' clearing out the roadside drains? Another contributing factor is the rooting out of gardens to form a hard standing for cars.
    The one that goes past my house misses the nearby drains because it diverts its path to avoid the bollards on a speed hump. That is understandable but nobody follows up with a manual clear up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    When was the last time you saw a 'sludge gulper' clearing out the roadside drains?
    Yup, all because of continued cutbacks in local council expenditure. Don't talk to me either about the paucity of police, protecting us now either in the event of an emergency (or 'bobbies on the beat'), due to the same! But of course, as long as we have enough bombs and nuclear submarines, we'll be all right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yup, all because of continued cutbacks in local council expenditure. Don't talk to me either about the paucity of police, protecting us now either in the event of an emergency (or 'bobbies on the beat'), due to the same! But of course, as long as we have enough bombs and nuclear submarines, we'll be all right...

    Marco.
    Care for each other in times of crisis always comes down to real community involvement. A real democracy in coming months would see under performing council members
    turfed out ,along with policies that are either ineffective or hinder proper assistance, then changed at the next election.

    I can see nationally already though the framework there is wrong ,exampled with this https://www.gov.uk/government/organi...ronment-agency
    The environment agency being accountable to the parliament and therefore NOT independent to advise away from politics of the day.
    The present emphasis they appear to have is ensuring formalities are addressed and having very little actual application to environmental protection.
    The actual discussion papers and outcomes I see, are NOT being disclosed. Can anyone see where any outcome of discussion is actually addressed or made public ?

    For example WHAT did Toby Willison discuss at 10.50 as item 6 anyone care to write and ask ? https://assets.publishing.service.go...rd_meeting.pdf


    This article applying to Australia gives good strategy, for addressing today's unique set of circumstances.
    " develop conservation plans, monitor invasive species, and set nationally binding air pollution standards and climate adaptation plans."
    http://theconversation.com/why-austr...r-health-93861

    but is sure to be ignored by the present government - just like this https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-...eting/11705330

    It comes down to voting very carefully at elections for parties that consider the environment, rather than parties that exploit the environment for share holder strategy.

    As for nuclear submarines and bombs totally agree Marco, they need their heads read. BUT democracy of the past enabled them to create Acts and funding for such
    items... the power of the vote HAS to change such thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Dependant Resistor View Post

    For example WHAT did Toby Willison discuss at 10.50 as item 6 anyone care to write and ask ? https://assets.publishing.service.go...rd_meeting.pdf
    I have emailed, and will advise if a reply is provided.

    " Dear Madam / Sir
    I refer to the paper provided by Toby Willison at the meeting on Oct 9th at 10.50am
    is a copy of that paper available please ?

    6. Sustainability Strategy eMission 2030 6.1 Net Zero Carbon (for approval) 6.2 eMission 2030 ambitions and targets (for discussion) Toby Willison 10:50 60 mins

    I look forward to your reply. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Indeed, and all because every fucker in every household thinks that they can't function without having their own car!

    Marco.
    Surely, you and your Mrs both have a car?
    We do.

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    did i tell you ive got a car and in the car is another car
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibster_2000 View Post
    Surely, you and your Mrs both have a car?
    We do.
    Ah yes, but you obviously haven't read my proposals (when I become the new transport secretary - evil, short skirted, high-heeled bitch) and introduce a new law allowing only a maximum of two cars per household!

    It's the fuckers in larger households, with, say four kids over 18, all of whom WANT a car each, plus the parents themselves (and therefore a six-car household), I'm talking about. And there are plenty about!

    In that instance, four of them need to learn to car-share or use public transport instead, as our (often narrow) UK streets are littered with too many bloody parked cars, causing major access problems and all sorts of chaos - not to mention the issue Piggurs stated about gardens now being turned into 'concrete jungles', simply to facilitate car parking, and contributing to the flooding problem!

    Marco [currently in a one-car household until the new year].
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    Yes, parking in Bristol is a nightmare, often turning streets in to one way roads due to cars being parked all over the place.
    Lots of people commute in their cars, park up in residential areas and walk in to avoid parking fees. Flipping nightmare.

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