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Geoffrey Settle

Dial-a-Ride, important service or not

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Hi Gary kindly featured this for me about the new issues threatening Dial-a-Ride.

http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2017/08/14/new-crisis-for-dial-a-ride-charity/

Keeping the Charity going was extremely hard 18 plus months ago and we are now on a firmer footing but for the executive members to be now actively promoting another waste centre on the other side of our premises at the end of Athlone Rd along with the skip hires dusty road and a cement producer is just taking it to a stupid level.

I will be asking a question on 4th September at Full Council - I wonder what the response will be?

What do you think?

 

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asperity    270

As a matter of interest, are these buses used in any particular part of the town, or are they all over? If the usage was centered on a particular area, then that would be the logical place for a depot.

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Milky    21

One would thought that the council could find alternative accommodation for the charity. The bus depot for example or the council depot near Sainsbury jump to mind (is it still active?), but there must be lots of community centres, collages and other places it can use.

Now a little off topic but if the waste centre is going to emit fall out clouds of dust that it will damage vehicles how is it being allowed to be built so close to residential areas?

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22 hours ago, Milky said:

One would thought that the council could find alternative accommodation for the charity. The bus depot for example or the council depot near Sainsbury jump to mind (is it still active?), but there must be lots of community centres, collages and other places it can use.

Now a little off topic but if the waste centre is going to emit fall out clouds of dust that it will damage vehicles how is it being allowed to be built so close to residential areas?

The bus depot said that we could go there but couldn't do any work, I've forgotten what the charge was. Then they were going to move to the ASDA depot .....

We have asked for school lane bu been declined despite all the apparent space.

We've looked various colleges and community places but no good either because of rental prices, security etc. Our manager kept turning them down.

Dial-a-Ride used to be based at the Uni Chester campus but with the spilt up re-organisation that went bye bye. 

As for the dust - it's from the Cement manufacturer and the break up of what's in the skips - no idea what is going to happen the the new waste treatment centre.

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Evil Sid said:

Brown envelopes?:ph34r::D

I'm sure that they will take donations in any colour of envelope, begging bowl or bank transaction. Shall I get the sort code for you?

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Well unfortunately my question at Full Council about Dial-a-Ride will not be answered on Monday as the Councillor will be away - a written response will be sent to me.

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Evil Sid    229

No doubt along the lines of

Dear sir/Madam/Other

With regards to your enquiry re (insert name of project/department/request for information). The matter has been referred to the relevant department and the head of said department will look into the matter. Further action will be forthcoming in due time.

If you need to contact us about this at any time please call the dedicated phone line and ask for extension (insert extension number here) and ask to speak to (insert relevant name here).

Please note that the (insert department name here) can be very busy at this time of year and it may be some (weeks/months) before you get a reply from them. In the mean time be assured that everything is being done to resolve this matter.

Yours sincerely

(insert name and leave space for signature.)

 

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Dizzy    293

:lol: Good proforma Evils....I wonder if the council will copy and paste your well worded one for their future use :wink:

 

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