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by SloopJohnB
Wed 06 May, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Election 2015
Topic: Election Page
Replies: 7
Views: 4684

Re: Election Page

Mrs B and I were just saying that since moving to Folly Island about 20 years ago not one prospective candidate from any party for any level of government has ever knocked on our door to canvass for a vote. We get some literature but no human touch. Although I think I recall Norman Lindop knocking o...
by SloopJohnB
Mon 04 May, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: New on street parking bays
Replies: 1
Views: 2060

Re: New on street parking bays

"Do any of the people who make these decisions actually live in the town?" In my experience - NO. What fun we had at the Hertford Transport Forum trying to make Highways understand local problems when a)none of them worked here and b) none of them lived here. I don't think there is any Highways pres...
by SloopJohnB
Fri 01 May, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Ashleys closing.
Replies: 6
Views: 3271

Re: Ashleys closing.

... Clintons now a restaurant ... You're jumping the gun there. It's not yet open ... and may never do so. As far as I am concerned it looks like a restaurant and doesn't obscure the fact that many prime retail outlets are becoming coffee shops or similar. Even worse if it never opens because that ...
by SloopJohnB
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Ashleys closing.
Replies: 6
Views: 3271

Re: Ashleys closing.

Sad news indeed. We have often bought gifts from here and the owners have never been anything less than polite and helpful. This is just another loss to the independent trade in town; and this sector in general. Artico gone, Decorated Room gone, Michael's gone, Colin Sykes to retire although I see t...
by SloopJohnB
Thu 23 Apr, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: About Discover Hertford Online
Topic: New look site
Replies: 1
Views: 3368

New look site

Can I say how much I like the new layout on the landing page and even the most recent forum posts. A lot cleaner when on home page although still a lot of stuff underneath as it were.
by SloopJohnB
Thu 09 Apr, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Mercury Leaving Hertford?
Replies: 5
Views: 3039

Re: Mercury Leaving Hertford

Quite a number of years ago a lot of the production staff were moved to Cambridge where the Mercury was printed using the Cambridge Evening News as a base. A few local people were made redundant in the process and many of the journalist staff either left for pastures new or went to Cambridge. I thin...
by SloopJohnB
Fri 03 Apr, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Election 2015
Topic: Town Council Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Re: Town Council Elections

I would support everything that's been said above. I have worked with three (I think, or four) administrations since 2001 and all of the members do care; even it must be said some who have been much maligned on these boards. I have also done some very serious head banging against brick walls with so...
by SloopJohnB
Wed 01 Apr, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Election 2015
Topic: Town Council Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Re: Town Council Elections

Yes I will. I think it is important to exercise one's democratic right; some people around the world don't get the chance. Not too sure where my four 'x's will go as I haven't seen all the candidates literature. Unlikely to go to all one party. A question; why bother to vote. What is the point of th...
by SloopJohnB
Thu 26 Mar, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Bircherley Green Redevelopment
Replies: 77
Views: 34482

Re: Bircherley Green Redevelopment

I've spoken to a few people today and no one understands this at all - including I might add Savills (the managing agents, not Cordea Savills) and Diageo. On Tuesday Savills take back the Bircherley Green car park, toilets and lifts. It was always on the understanding that it would happen only if Wa...
by SloopJohnB
Thu 26 Mar, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Bircherley Green Redevelopment
Replies: 77
Views: 34482

Re: Bircherley Green Redevelopment

I think it was me rather than Steve who said that the redevelopment would be put on hold; actually quoting from the Mercury. I have to err on the side of caution because I don't know how confidential my information was. However as we are all men and women of the world Wrenbridge put it something lik...