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Monday 22nd Mar

10:24pmswan on Longhill Moss
  • What was Longhill Moss? Was it a peat bog, like Norfolk, or was it scrubby with willow birch? What kind of plants grew there? I'm fascinated by it. It seems the few things we have we destroy it. It was like the sand pits there — they used to house sand martins but that also has been filled in and I remember a pond and great crested newts and they used to find them hibernating in the embankment. So sad that their home has been destroyed — it's so sad that they were not saved.

10:48ammontymoose on Logo
  • I can't really understand what all the fuss is about. The template they have given us seems to be a JPG file which is the most common of all image formats. Any computer in the world will open it!

    If people haven't the skills or software to edit images, it makes me wonder why they are attempting to design a logo for a website!?

9:32amlogohater on Logo
  • As yesterday I can get the logo template, but then can't do anything with it.

8:50ambutter on Logo
  • Well said logohater. I couldn't agree more with your comments. Re the logo template, I can download it but cannot open it up to insert anything in the circle. Just how are we supposed to use this template? Do explain please, webteam.

8:27amGB on Longhill Moss
  • To swan: I have suggested that Longhill Moss be planted with trees which would help birds more than anything. The note is not here but can be found on my website: www.Geobea.Btinternet.Co.Uk.

Sunday 21st Mar

10:47pmbored on Logo
  • Actually logohater, and hate is a rather strong emotion for a logo which has to be explained, I owe you an apology and thanks for livening up a dullish evening. Not so bored after all I find. Thanks!

10:39pmBored on Logo
  • Sorry logohater — have I missed a conspiracy? The webteam trying to suppress discussion? Surely not. Not that your minor rant seems to be in the nature of a contribution to a discussion. No idea if other logo 'contributions' are accessible or not, why would they need to be.I think most of us can remember the drift. Enter the competition when you are able. As to references to big brother and also lack of doing anything, what a load of rubbish that is. However do remember that the site is run by a small team which does mean that more is done than if it were run by referenda or an outside agency. They seem to me to be almost too proactive. Were I on the team, a task I am thankfully spared, I would be less inclined to try to reason with such rants. However that is only my opinion and you may be as entitled to yours as I am to mine. I don't like the logo either but it isn't spoiling my enjoyment of a super site..

6:01pmlogohater on Logo
  • I would like to draw the attention of readers to the latest feature on the home page about designing a new logo — which I have just seen.
    I assume that the webteam is trying to suppress discussion on the logo as there has been no item in the latest news column announcing it — as there always has been with other features.
    The story appears to be biased suggesting "occasional comments" from "a small number of readers". A large number of comments have been made since the logo first appeared. However, as gb has pointed out about other things, the vast majority of these have now disappeared.
    Can the webteam explain just how you are meant to get into the logo template. I have tried and failed. Is this another example of Big Brother pretending to kowtow to the wishes of the people, without actually doing anything? So readers, here is your chance to change that awful logo.

    Editor's comment: The only reason there's been no News story is that members of the webteam have been away in the Yorkshire Dales and had unexpected difficulties getting on to the Internet to publish all the stories we planned. There's a News story going straight up. We would be interested to know if anybody else has had difficulties getting the logo template. We've tested it and there haven't been any problems that we can see. As for the comment about a "small number of readers", we have an average of 600 readers a day, or around 18,000 a month. The number of comments about the logo has been small — perhaps a few dozen.

Saturday 20th Mar

7:23pmswan on Longhill Moss
  • Why can't Longhill Moss be brought back if it was such an important place for wildlife? If, all it was, was to tip our waste, I think it is a disgrace. Something should be done. I'm going to speak to the RSPB about this get their advice.

Friday 19th Mar

4:47pmCanal Cat on Road Works
  • Well, the road surface outside the coop is certainly a big improvement. Maybe we really should get rid of those parking spaces opposite...That might be one way to stop non-villagers from blocking the road, — if it were double yellow lines both sides of the road, the dangerous audlem "chicane" would be gone for good and we could all walk there like cjb says. Alternatively...We could have a traffic light...Also, hats off to Ken Maple for the recent purge on bad driving, — le'ts hope this is the first of many and that people take note, — maybe this will reduce some of the foolishness we see on the roads through the village.

9:18amCJB on Road Works
  • Swan. I reckon you might be on to something there......Banning all the non villagers... A village shop for village people (and not the band) then there would be no need for a carpark because we can all walk to the shops.... What an inspiration! I am guessing that when the branches at Stapely and Crewe were being built they did not have some people who call themselves developers messing arround with the plans all the time!

Thursday 18th Mar

9:05amCJB on Road Works
  • Canal cat.... You're right I was not talking about the pop group.... More the people that do live in the village. It would be good to be able to walk to the coop without an unexpected shower from passing cars.

Wednesday 17th Mar

6:16pmMick on Road Works
  • This bit of road mending in the village is fantastic but it's a pity that it will all be dug up again in the near future when, and if, the correct size sewerage pipes are installed for the Muller development.

5:37pmswan on Road Works
  • Ok! Why has the co-op in Stapley got a car park and the Co-op in Crewe got a car park? Some people just haven't got the time to nip to the shops and plus the people who are passing through. It's not just for village people. Are you going to ban every non-villager that walks in to the shops?.

4:32pmBilly Gibbons on Road Works
  • I'm not sure but....I really do wish Moseley's were still here..And Bonells...And...Etc etc...Sorry, I know i'm old but.......

2:50pmCanal Cat on Road Works
  • I don't think cjb meant "village people" as in the pop group, — but he makes an important point.We really needed that road re-surfacing and hopefully when they have finished (tomorrow ?) pedestrians can walk to the coop without getting an unexpected shower as they enter the shop or come out in wet weather. That bypass idea someone mentioned the other day is the real solution to the traffic probs, — and if the pedestrianisation concept was adopted, we would have to have a bypass, woudn't we ?

10:20amCJB on Road Works
  • Swan, perhaps you should ask Asda or Morrisons to build a supermarket in the village then. Flatten the village to make way for your supermarket so you can have your free parking! Just an idea but have you considered walking to the shop? After all its a village shop for village people.

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