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Sunday 25th Jul

6:51pmwittoner on Asbestos
  • Shane you can take it to the council recycle plant in Whitchurch, pretty sure they have a skip for asbestos.

3:10pmShane thomson on Asbestos
  • Does anyone know where I can take 9 corrugated asbestos sheets to be disposed of safely?

Saturday 24th Jul

4:10pmCareless Driver on Funny Old World
  • Disabled parking spaces should be for disabled drivers only — but only if they display the blue badge the right way up. Showing the badge upside-down is stupidity, not disability, and they should be fined for stupidity just like anyone else. Disability does not put you above the law!

    I'd have more sympathy if the blue badge was not so abused. I use my mother-in-law's blue badge all the time (she doesn't even have a car) and so do most families who have a disabled member.

    A report in May this year showed that 4,340 blue badge disabled parking permits belonged to holders who are, in fact, deceased..

12:11pmsj on Funny Old World
  • I agree with you Billy, it is selfish to park in disabled spaces. Someone I know has difficulty with the space at the Combermere where this happens frequently and causes a real problem for people with mobility problems. I do appreciate that sometimes there does appear to be a disproportionate number of designated spaces but certainly not in this case.

Friday 23rd Jul

8:08pmBilly Gibbons on Funny Old World
  • Judging by the fantastic response subjects such as Fireworks, Hosepipe ban and Restaurant has/had recieved and the poor response my subject, Disabled Parking, has recieved, I take it that it's ok for someone who is able bodied to park their vehicle in a space (in this instance, in Audlem Car Park) that is designated for a Disabled driver or someone who has the relevant badge. I can't believe hardly anyone (G'oS excluded) has replied. It must be me then...maybe because I live in a time warp, the law has changed and it's ok now to do the above.
    Funny Old World you say? Your not kidding!

12:53pmMM on Hankelow Restaurant
  • I was in there recently and it was packed with diners. Friendly service, terrific food — a treat to have such as good Indian on the doorstep. I hope it succeeds this time, it certainly deserves to.

11:11amOld Tom on Teenage party
  • I'm pleased to note that Chris Cottrell is attempting to rectify the party problem at the Hall. At least she is not as defeatist as Annt, who now apparently needs Dario G to speak on her behalf!

7:26ambinwars on Bin Stickers
  • Don't be fooled. This is Cheshire East setting things up for "pay as you throw". It was trialed in Crewe and Nantwich two years ago so they have all the equipment in place. When the political climate is right you will have to pay to get rid of all the waste packaging fobbed off on you by supermarkets.
    Councils can claim it is not "snooping" — they are just weighing the bins for a more efficient service, aren't they?

Thursday 22nd Jul

10:19pmeric cantona on Loud Fireworks
  • Wittoner: which world beating team do you support then?

9:33pmtomm on Hankelow Restaurant
  • Wonderful, keep up the good work. at last we got a best restaurant. I would recommend, to those who have not visited yet, to do so. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

7:46pmGB on Weight Limit
  • trucker has clearly shown the impracticalities of Weight Limits. They are a policy for those who do not think things through. I do not understand why Audlem Online continues to support it.

12:11pmAgainst the grain on Bin Stickers
  • That would be about right for Cheshire East thinking. They wouldn't have considered that somebody nicking bins would think to remove identifying marks would they?

10:57amTrashman on Bin Stickers
  • Ah, I think I may have solved the mystery. I think it is a clever ploy by Cheshire East, even thought they deny having anything to do with these stickers. It is all about savings in the current climate of cutbacks and austerity measures. It is to track the theft of our wheely bins. By using these stickers Cheshire Constabulary can deploy their Tracker systems and apprehend the offenders thus saving Cheshire East money, and us, as council tax payers any rise in the aforementioned tax..

10:46amChristine Cottrell on Teenage party
  • I was most upset to learn of the fracas last Friday evening. The policy laid down and administered by Mrs Grange is in fact very strict and we turn down many requests each month. Usually we only let the hall to people we know or to children's parties of primary school age.
    On this occasion we were told it was a family event and would be a normal happy night.
    The hall letting is vital to our finances which does mean that over 120 children use the Scout & Guide Hall each week, let alone the other village groups. Please be assured we will keep an even tighter control of the letting.
    On behalf of the Hall Committee we send our disappointed apologies.
    Christine Cottrell, Hall Chairman

Wednesday 21st Jul

7:24pmCareless Driver on Bin Stickers
  • I rang up Cheshire East about this and was told categorically that it is nothing to do with them and they know nothing about it. As the bins technically belong to Cheshire East I presume the stickers are unauthorized. The stickers have clearly been put on bins without the knowledge or approval of the local authority. I have done Cheshire East a favour and ripped my sticker off. I suggest others do the same.

6:35pmtrucker on Weight Limit
  • The local deliveries that are excluded — the limit saying "except for access" means only access to INSIDE the confines of the weight limit. So you cannot pass through a weight limit sign to access a point the other side of the exit weight limit sign. So if a truck has to go from Adderley to Hankelow his new route would be to Market Drayton, Woore, Nantwich, then back into Hankelow, he cannot pass through the weight limit!

6:11pmtrucker on Weight Limit
  • Your poll to find out who wants a weight limit in Audlem says that it will not affect farm traffic.
    I presume you mean tractors because if you put a limit on the village no local delivery trucks can come through. So if you get a truck delivering one side of the village and his next drop is the other side, both outside of the weight limits, he will have to go miles round.
    A weight limit is a weight limit you cannot choose who goes through. If he is not delivering inside the weight limit he can't get through. Or if you put an axle weight limit on the bridges no truck can cross them anyway. I suggest you research your facts a bit better!

    Editor's comment: Those campaigning to stop the long-distance HGVs have been told by those involved in highways that local deliveries are excluded — the limit would say 'except for access.'

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