We think it could be an Otter.
Any other ideas other than a car, beaver or otter?
Adrian, thanks for the article on the Rhythm of Life. Excellent reading.
The Mystery nocturnal visitor looks, well, mysterious!
At first I thought it was a pair of headlights (which wouldn't surprise me at present!) then I looked closer and thought – is it a beaver maybe??
Is there a prize for the correct answer?
Thanks again Adrian and the Tree Planters.
Mr Lee has a very good point, surely the whole business model for this new service is flawed. It can only work well if very few people use it. At the moment people are using it as a private taxi which is great, but surely if the service became very popular throughout its service area the chance of you booking it at the time you wanted it would become less and less likely, and therefore you couldn't rely on it to get you somewhere in time so you would possibly have to make alternative arrangments.
Hi Maureen, being fairly new to Audlem I too would be interested in getting my car washed locally, if you could kindly let me know who to contact I would really appreciate it. Many Thanks Annette
I agree there are some dangerous drivers in the village and that 20mph is a good idea. One of the major problems when trying to negotiate a safe passage through with a large vehicle including the massive HGVs or even a small one, is the horrendous parking situation with cars on double yellow lines. Some people can't even be bothered to cross the road for their fish and chips!! Just to say we don't have any red trailers and I believe our drivers, be they employed or self-employed, drive with care and consideration. As with any drivers – there are some good and some bad
Just for some light teatime pursuing
Hi, Thank you for the helpful replies as regards the car wash. I have been given the name of a local person so my car is booked in for next week, thank goodness.
Maureen Morgan, there is a car wash opposite Morrison's in Market Drayton, you go to back of car dealers. Big orange sign outside..
Very good and reasonably priced too!
Will this Go to bus service introduced by Cheshire East , that people are saying is marvellous, become the final nail in the coffin for Routes 72 and 73. This 'new' service does not have a timetable, so can be run as and when Cheshire East say so, how can you arrange say an appointment. It then becomes a chicken and egg situation- which do you book the 'bus' or the 'appointment' with any certainty that you can tie both in together. At least with routes 72/73 you can book your appointment knowing full well how long the journey will take and exactly what time you are able to go and come back.
First we lost a regular train service are we now heading towards losing a regular bus service – we may be 'country bumpkins' but can still read between the lines be they 'double yellows' or 'railway tracks'.
I will admit to being only an occasional bus user at the moment but my time will come when I may well be a regular one as electric cars are a 'no no' for me.
Hand car wash in Market Drayton behind Nagingtons, opposite Morrison's is very good.
Hi, Not wishing to go to petrol station, Does anybody know where I can get my car cleaned locally.
Thanks to Mr Bricknell for his remarks re the airport style lighting around the Lyme wood / McCarthy and stone development. As a neighbour to this development and Mr Reynolds, representations have been made to both the planners who approved the design and the management of the facility. To no avail. For context since it's inception we have had the tower crane phase, the weekend working phase, the floodlighting pointing at our houses phase and now the runway lighting phase. So any help with the visual intrusion would be welcome.
We live in a small hamlet and had been looking forward to the dark, starry nights when we moved here. Found out on our first night that there is an, at least 5ft, orange streetlight on the corner shining into the master bedroom all night. In all honesty cannot see the reason for it being there.
Lighting anywhere, rural, suburban or in a city should be looked at again in the current climate. Much of the lighting that is around at present will have been installed well before climate change became an issue and should be re evaluated.
Reductio ad absurdum works better for mathematical problems than light pollution problems.
Well Rosemary, there is only one thing to say after your caustic comment re the lights at night – MEEEEEOW!
I believe that Mr. Reynolds is a neighbour of Lyme Wood Grange and can understand that he may not be happy with the nighttime security lighting here. However, it is ironic that he appears to be a chimney sweep thus professionally facilitating the use of fossil fuels and increased pollution by open fires.
It may be that something could be done to reduce the light pollution but the use of sarcasm and or irony to make the point is hardly going to facilitate cooperation. Perhaps dialogue with the local management might be more productive, it certainly could not be less so. I am a resident of the development and would rather we had a pleasant relationship with our neighbours. This is hardly the best route to that end.
It is very necessary to have lights on in and around farm buildings at night. There are many farms where evening milking takes place and where the milk tanker will call to collect the milk. Lights on in the sheds will also prevent cows treading on the calves who are asleep in the deep straw. Perhaps this has never occurred to non farming people.
Yes I propose an all out blackout law at night, please draw all curtains and duct tape your headlights please.
As for farmers, please switch off all lights and hope that undesirables don't use the undercover of darkness to steal from you, as for motion detectors, please tell the cows to stop moving and stay in their beds
I would like to endorse Ian's comment about lights on all night. There seems to be a fashion to make your house visible with up lighters, downlighters etc. Not only is this wasting precious energy, at increasing cost but is very annoying when those interested in the night sky which to observe a comet or similar. There is also a farm on my horizon with lights which dazzle although it must be half a mile away.
Does anyone know why the A529 was closed today
Used for our first time the go-too bus service.
Easy to use, lovely drivers, clean new buses, prompt service.
Excellent especially as ' other half' on crutches at the moment and can't drive😳.
Will definitely use again.
We went from Emberton Place to Nantwich.
A chat bench is a lovely idea, but I'll have to admit that the first thought that entered my head is, isn't every bench in the village a chat bench? :-)
I wonder if anyone had considered making one of the benches in the village a "chat bench".
A tool to combat loneliness a "happy to chat bench" has been used in some locations as a simple way to get people talking, who may not be confident to kick-start a conversation with a stranger.. Perhaps I should've mentioned this in the summer!
Josien: to find out about joining the bell ringing in Audlem, contact Chris Hughes on 812038.
Hi Josien, If you can are an experienced ringer you can join us on Sunday morning at 10.15 or come to the weekly practice on Thursdays at 7.30. If you want to learn how to ring please contact me – Christine Johnson on 07772150739 and I will arrange for lessons. Either way, we will be delighted to meet you.