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  1. Journalism, almost as honourable a profession as a politician. Only kidding Jonathan, good luck in whatever you do.
  2. to an extent???????? and also that is the first time I have ever found a use for the rolls eyes smiley.
  3. Shelley you have to see these. If the Government are serious about reducing emissions and using greener forms of transport why are Councils not obliged by our Government to set us an example and use these vans. They have 100 mile range which would be fine for most local council uses and for supermarket home deliveries etc. I even like how they look. http://www.modeczev.com/
  4. Everthing is history, eventually
  5. Jonathan you say all these things but if you were a Conservative Councillor(or any other party) you would be forced to toe the party line and go against or at least dilute beyond recognition your personal views. Ask Cllr. Kennedy and I am sure he will put you in the picture.
  6. Paul Kennedy wasn't up against any other local candidate either
  7. Jonathan L, in answer to you question then no I would not vote for you because you are 18 years old. I would also not vote for you because you are a member of the Conservative party. I would only vote for you if I felt you were the best candidate to vote for. I would only vote for you if you were from the Ward you were standing in and I would only vote for you if I felt you had proved yourself worthy of my vote. In the recent local elections I truly did not know who to vote for but I ruled out the Conservatives immediately as they had a Candidate from outside the Ward standing as Local Councillor and also never had a single person standing to be on the much less glamourous parish Council. I felt that if the Conservatives were not prepared to work at Parish level then they certainly did not deserve my vote for Local Council.
  8. It seems to me Baz that this is the only area where we have complete cross party harmony, how much swill in the trough. Thoroughly disgusted by the lot of them.
  9. One here for you Shelley, it wont solve the problem we face though but will at least give some people a sort of viable option and ?75 a year fuel costs is very appealing, my van costs more to 3/4 fill with diesel than that. Plus they are exempt from congestion charges. http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/news/article4187546.ece Now if these vehicles weren't such death traps perhaps they would have a future?
  10. Even in these cynical times, where I feel I was beginning to become increasingly numb to the self serving and vile acts perpetrated by our politicians, this latest assault on all that is decent by our lords and masters truly made me feel sick to my stomach. How the hell they expect people to accept that this is done in any form of good faith and correctness is beyond me and I wish a pox on the lot of them. link http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article4187779.ece I am absolutley disgusted to be in any way represented by any of the greedy swine in Parliament.
  11. P J

    Olympics UK.

    And wasn't Seb Coe an athlete and Tory M.P. and he is now running the whole shebang? Have a word with him regarding your ideas Paul.
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    Bewsey Old Hall

    I don't think anything like that went on Baz, more a case of lack of imagination not a lack of morals.
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    Bewsey Old Hall

    Baz what I find amazing is that the hall and all the land was given, free of charge to the developers, not one penny was recieved. No wonder they want to proceed with this development even though countrywide building companies are mothballing projects already well under way and steering well clear of starting any new sites. It is win win for them.
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    Bewsey Old Hall

    Did you check the plans for your answer or did you make an assumption?
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    Bewsey Old Hall

    McBain, although I was unaware that the term Ancient Woodland did indeed have particular meaning in planning circles it is a phrase which appers several times in the planning documents online at WBC website. Page 139 3.2 There is a belt of ancient woodland (bog wood and twig wood)located to the north of Bewsey Old Hall(appendix 1). Ancient woodland is listed as an important habitat in the Warrington UDP. Page 163 reference 19932 Ancient and semi natural woodland. on page 165 is a drawing which is supposed to show ancient woodland amongst other things but it is completely illegible. It may be that no ancient woodland will be destroyed but woodland will definitly be destroyed and ancient woodland is seen to have been identified. I am not a planning expert or even well up on the terminology used in this profession. I do however think that to apply the "enabling development" to this project is not right. Being allowed to build and sell 48 new flats in an area where you would not dream planning permission would be considered in order to enable the developer to convert the Old Hall into more flats is not the same as alowing the flats to be built to enable the developer to restore and open the Old Hall to the benefit of the Town and community. As it stands the public will be locked out of the Old Hall for ever and the protected special features (King James Wall etc. ) will be a talking point in the midde of somebobys new living room. The footprint of the new flats is huge and putting a sedum roof on them doesn't mask the fact that they will look totally out of place and detract from the beauty of a very popular parkland area. Imagine giving away for free Walton Hall to be developed into flats and a vast swathe of the park being uprooted and turned into 48 modern apartments to fund developing the Hall. No person in their right mind would agree that this would benefit the people of Warrington in any way shape or form and neither will the Bewsey Old Hall development.
  16. Because of their very quiet engines will electric cars not pose a major hazard as people will not be able to hear them coming and step out into the road?
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    Bewsey Old Hall

    Urban Splash specialise in regenerating run down urban buildings. Sankey Valley Park is not in need of regeneration. It is Urban Green Space not some crumbling warehouse. The proposed new development covers over a 50 thousand square feet area a lot of which is ancient woodland, natural habitat and archaeologically important land.. What the Town is giving up is in no way compensated by what it will recieve. It is a deal which only benefits the vested interests of a few investors and seriously detracts from a beautiful and popular area.
  18. May I take your lack of reply as a no then Chrissy?
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    Bewsey Old Hall

    It would be nice to meet you
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    Bewsey Old Hall

    I can tell from your posts that you care for our heritage Tony and was in no way having a go. Some of the original campaigners for the Hall told me they will be coming to the Parish Council meeting to voice their objections. Good for them I say and I hope a major rethink can be forced on the present Council.
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    Bewsey Old Hall

    Tony if you had seen the plans for the new "apartments" you wouldn't be happy either. They look horrid and so out of place it is unbelievable that things have got this far. This town has built a pub over a historic Friary because town centre really needed another pub instead of a unique archealogical find. It built a Morrisons over Roman ruins which originally defined the town because we really needed another supermarket especially on one of the towns main arteries. This town turned Cromwells Cottage into a curry house because we needed another curry house more than a very significant piece of local and national heritage. This town allowed contractors to get away with illegally demolishing the Bay Horse pub as it was inconveniently protected by law. The first grammar school at school brow was also destroyed, this time by many years of complete neglect which allowed it to fall into such a poor state that health and safety could overrule any protection orders. If the combined sum of successive councils imaginations can not come up with a better use of Bewsey Old Hall than to turn it into 7 flats, and to fund it by allowing the developers to build 48 new flats in the middle of a wood in the middle of Sankey Valley Park then I for one despair. They look like giant fruit boxes on stilts and are over 150 metres wide in total They are much higher than normal houses too. Totally out of scale and character if you ask me.
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    Bewsey Old Hall

    It appears that the planning submission to convert this lovely old building into flats has reared its ugly head once again. Not only this but the developers want to turn the surrounding parkland into a further 48 flats too. We do not need more flats, we need our parks and our historic buildings to be preserved for ourselves and our future. Building works have all but ceased on Rylands development due to the economic downturn and lack of demand for flats. Chapelford Village is well underway in this ward providing thousands of new homes which people will no doubt struggle to get a mortgage for. Why on earth should we even consider destroying one of the most historically important and interesting buildings this town has to offer in order to produce flats we dp not need? I live in Callands and regularly take my daughter down through Sankey Valley Park and we always go and look at the Hall and have a wander through the maze, it is a beautiful place. It is very popular with families throughout the year and always has been. I was born and bred in Bewsey and grew up with the ghost stories and history of this grand old building and i for one would feel a great sense of personal loss if the proposals were allowed to succeed. I can't help but think,perhaps unfairly, that if this was Lymm Old Hall or Grappenhall Old Hall these proposals would already be in the bin. As it is Bewsey Old Hall should be respected for what it was and is and turned into something benefiting the community at large not the bank balance of a faceless building company. We, as a town, seem very adept at destroying any heritage we have ever had and there comes a time when we have to stand up and say no more, enough is enough. I for one will be doing whatever I can to try to stop this travesty occuring and I hope that anyone who has the power to help does so. You can read the article here http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/articles/2850/1/Historic-building-faces-uncertain-future/Page1.html
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