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Everything posted by Dizzy

  1. Fearnead Center Grotto

    Aww what a shame I guess Father Christmas is very busy though and can't be everywhere during the run up to Christmas saying 'Hello' and meeting people as he needs to conserve some energy for Xmas Eve. PS if he's reading I've been a VERY GOOD GIRL this year...honest
  2. Front page news today.... WBC have apparently decided to buy the Garnets Cabinet works and presumably all the land and the iconic landmark water Tower from the current owners PTS who, over their years of ownership, have failed to develop or even secure the site from un-authorised access and vandalism let alone doing anything at all to stop the never ending decay of the buildings on the site. Other news reports suggest the council are paying a whopping £1 million for the site which is way above market value and around £300k more than PTS paid for it before they just left it to rot. Good investment or bad from WBC ? I wonder what the council are planning to do with it all once they own it though? While yes at least the council will then have control but I can't see that they will be able to afford to renovate it considering the state it's all now in after being left for so long......so my guess, and I hope I am wrong, is that very soon we will hear the news that the council have decided to DEMOLISH due to lack of available funding to renovate but more likely because of safety 'fears'. http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2016/12/15/civic-society-welcome-decision-to-buy-historic-cabinet-works/
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    You weren't missing me that much then...it took you 11 days to reply to me Yep working silly hours totally knackered computer (now finally up an running again)..oh and LIFE...just gets in my way lol
  4. Red means Go for Western Link in the dark

    I'd probably scare everyone off Geoff or say something I shouldn't which would get me in trouble
  5. So just as we suspected nearly a year ago then !!! .....and Baz was right too re the land becoming a temporary car park....
  6. Travel ?

    No I wouldn't. Why do you ask...are you planning a xmas holiday Obs ?
  7. Travel ?

    No I wouldn't. Why do you ask...are you planning a xmas holiday Obs ?
  8. Red means Go for Western Link in the dark

    Geoff.. having just watched the footage again from the link you posted the bloke at the end quite clearly says he had had a letter from the (HCA) Homes & Communities Agency about moving his horses from Houghton Green near The Plough. The first bloke made a few good points re the Western Link which many people are already concerned about but some of what he said was a little bizarre and didn;t make sense not would it probably hold up to scrutiny...maybe being filmed was putting him off his thread though
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    Ps Gary....forum is working again for me now on my tablet. Bet nobody missed me though....
  10. Advertisements

    I've got an ad for disabled parking advice... I closed that ad with the X and Google asked me why so I clicked not interested... and it was replaced by one advertising dating older single people. Made me giggle... I closed that too saying inappropriate and Google said sorry 😂
  11. Recent drone aerial footage of the Lumb Brook Valley/Appleton/Grappenhall area of Warrington showing all the greenbelt land a lot of which, if the council have their way, will be turned into housing and the greenbelf gone for EVER. You only really realise what will be lose when you see it all from above #IloveWA4 #saveourgreenbelt
  12. Reams

    Surely you've heard of Depeche Mode and know what a 'ream' is Togger Saying that maybe it's an age thing... errm not saying I'm as old as Asperity of course..I'm still in my late 20's (honest) lol
  13. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    Blimey remind me never to start a topic about the green belt again Saying that hoola hooping or even trying to jump through them in the fresh air and open green fields could be nice relaxing way to spend some time....... anyone care to join me...You've Been Framed still pay £250 a clip and god knows how it would turn out on the day with everyone face to face with each other
  14. Hurricane Ophelia

    I am doing...again....but WHY am I at 1am in morning ? See what you do and this forum does to me Asp lol
  15. Hurricane Ophelia

    ooh now that I like Asp...I clicked on the right and viewed the waves too....lovely colours (not that I know what all the colours mean) but I could watch that all day....it's so relaxing
  16. Hurricane Ophelia

    ....depends how fast you want to fly Evils
  17. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    waste of time now...they should have actioned a 'Call-In' BEFORE the planning approval decision to was made. Muppets !
  18. Any of you more mature people on here remember seeing these local chaps playing in Warrington ? They were a group called Jimmy Horn and the Hornets and they played weekly in many of the local music/dance halls in Warrington in the late 50's early 60's. Some of the places they performed were the Parr Hall, The Bath's Hall (ie Warrington Swimming baths in town which had a floor that was placed over one of the pools to make it into a dance hall), Carlton Club, Co-op Hall, Fletchers, Burton Wood Airbase and Vulcan Village Recreation Club
  19. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    I agree with part of and yes I guess we do need more council housing too for those in a desperate need...but surely if would be better for more homes to be built that first time buyers could actually afford to buy and pay for themselves. My son and his girlfriend are desperate to get on the housing ladder and buy their own home but all are way out of reach price wise despite both of them being in full time employment and working their socks trying to earn a living and go forward in life. I'd HATE to be their age these days as it was hard enough for us when we got our first house but we were on more money back then than these are on today. How is that...oh yes it's cos house prices have soared but wages haven't kept up
  20. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    Damn...why didn't I think of that..yes that would have been a clever play on words
  21. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    I'd just like to add that I an NOT a NIMBY...most of the land around my neck of the woods has been built on over the past 10 years but none of the houses built are lower priced and affordable. I suppose we could afford one if we sold our house though but we would still have to take out a new mortgage to cover the difference...not a bloody chance !!
  22. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    Yes I suppose you are right Asp and at one time it would have been open fields just like it was where my house now sits and probably yours too. But does that make this latest plan OK? Surely there has to be a point where enough green belt or open space/fields has been lost over the years. Once it;s all gone...what then ? Regarding the Appleton/Grappenhall mass build green belt proposals do you really think that because there is a real housing need and because people can;t afford to get on the housing market so this will give some a chance to? Yeah right....I presume everyone has seen the house prices in Appleton and Grappenhall. The 'possible' developers will be sitting there praying and rubbing their hands together hoping for approval as they will make an absolute fortune....and of course the council WILL recoup a higher level of council tax too from the area concerned. Neither are stupic and will be looking at the land that will give the highest return to their own pockets and not give a jot about the need for REAL affordable housing for those who want to buy their first home when most are way out of their reach £'s wise
  23. Green Belt Under Threat - Areal View

    Do I sense a touch or sarcasm there Davy. Maybe not and I might be making assumptions but in a way you are right in what you say as the new access road/bridge(s) are certainly part of the bigger plans to allow future greenbelt housing development even if the council say they aren't. It's so obvious as without any new bridges and the road changes (which on paper 'may' show the road infrastructure could cope) they can't possibly be be serious in thinking they can open up and allow permission for all these new housing developments. It's madness
  24. HEADS UP

    I just watched their live video on your link and shocking to hear some of the things he is alledged to have said to the decoy who was pretending to be a 12 year old. Disgusted !! Well done to Silent Justice and well done to Warrington police for arriving so quickly and arresting him. If he is guilty of what they say he should be locked up for good !!!
  25. Robot Tax ?

    Good grief Evil's I'm so glad my mum never boiled pigs and sheep heads in her pan with eyes staring at us. Surely that freaked you out and put you off eating whatever was made from it...it would have me Ewww (no pun intended lol) As for a mange big enough to squeeze the water out of a mattress....that must have been whopper and where on earth did they store it in the house? My mum did have ways of freaking us (well me) out though from time to time....like when she skilfully skinned a dead squirrel in one and pegged it to a board using tiny nails folowing the whole contour of the bodys head and leg shape to keep the skins shape while it dried hung from the washing line with all the other washing. Really that was my dads fault though cos he brought the dead critter home after seeing it on the road side and he wanted fur to make his fly fishing lures....as kids should we have been a witness to that though....if I close my eyes I can still see the vision of it hanging there and thinking "WHAAAAT" Not as bad as the live baby blackbird being held under the heat of our cookers grill compartment when I walked in once though...now that did traumatise me until I realised dad was only trying to dry it's feathers and warm it up (on low heat) cos it was nearly dead after falling into the pond. It did survive... and became very attached and grateful to dad and as it grew stronger and left us it would always come if we called it.... unfortunately we named it 'Willy which was a bit embarrassing to shout over the field As the lovely Harry Hayes used to say looking back they were such 'Happy Days' ...... if not a little odd