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Adrian symonds

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Adrian symonds last won the day on July 29 2017

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  1. I have not posted in here for a while as people are in cloud cuckoo land and that is being polite. @mick, 20p may not seem a lot, but since the price of bus fares are over the top in the first place it adds up. going from town to the College Green is £2.30 and going the other way whiich I don't, is now a tour to Bobblestock, due to the councils over priced road to nowhere, since traffic now have to turn left out of barrs court road. Our bus service is overpriced and unreliable, because Yeomans miss out busses if they are late due to the fact that our council seems to love traffic lights and have really mucked up the traffic in this city even more, if that is possible. On to the next reason for posting, as much as i hate to agree with a Councillor, Chris Chappell is right, a tram is not feasable and if it is, it will cost a small fortune. Last year I went for a walk with some people where the tram would go, a lot of places are blocked off, been built on and just have not got the space. Take down by aldi for instance, you have a low bridge that would cost hell of a lot of money to change, Bulmers storage yard would also have to be moved to make space. The iron Bridge is falling apart, you can see the river through the holes that are not suppose to be there. A mate of mine who came with us who is very much into the idea of trams, have now realised how difficult it would be. But carry on in fantasy land, because that is all it will be. What we need is a decent bus service that is reliable and for the council to stop building useless roads that will do nothing for the city, even the so called by pass have nothing to do with traffic, it is so the council can open up land to build even more houses that will put even more traffic on the road, by it don't matter as the council will have more money from council tax due to more people moving here. the council do not care about you, me or the city, or they care about is money, simple as that. if people do not like this post, I really do not give a monkeys, in my view and in many others view as well, Hereford is a total waste of time, it stinks, it is filthy, shops are closing, traffic is awful,, we have nothing here, cinema is more expensive here than anywhere else, theatre is a waste of space, too small and too expensive for what it is, but at least it makes the posh people happy. Many of my friends have left Hereford because they do not see it going anywhere and they are fed up of it being a dead city, now I have very little to stay here for now, with both my parents gone, so I think it may be time to go as well, I know people on here will say good riddance, but again I do not really care.
  2. £22k was spent on this already, so where did the money go? Yep, that money could have been used for something that makes sense.
  3. But you also see how many bins and containers people have in some of these counties. i have heard of places that have four bins or more and nowhere to put them. do we really want that here? At least now you have a choice. If the council did a subscription service like Biffa, i am pretty sure that would be the only option. i prefer buying the bags as i do not need to use them every week and a couple of rolls of bags will last me the summer.
  4. since i do not have a green bin or recycling bags, it makes no difference to me.
  5. I noticed it says on that note, not at property boundary, So they have to go to where the bin is to put the notice on and yet they will not take the bin to empty. i remember years ago they used to pick a bin up from around the back of the property, now they complain if it is a couple of feet from where it should be. Gets worse, we pay more each year and get less for it.
  6. I pay my monthly, I got rid of the credit meters a few months after i moved in, too much hassle, but i can understand why some people think they are better even if you are paying more for using them. i must admit the smart meters came in useful last week, clearing out my Dads bungalow and we could not get into the electric meter, I never realised he had smart meters until I looked at the bill and it made it easier to close the account down. The problem is that even if people refuse to have them, they are still going to pay for them in the long run as our bills go up to pay for these things. As for saving energy unless you act on the info you are given by the display there is no way energy will be saved. Take me for instance, i still have to cook, so i still need to use the cooker, I still need to make coffee, so the espresso machine and grinder will still be used, i still need to wash my clothes, still need lighting at night, still need heating in the winter, still need to keep my fridge and freezer on. Still use my Tv for Netlfix and stuff like that, i do nto have a Tv licence so I do not watch normal TV. My computer still need power, so do everything else up here, printers, scanner and that sort of thing. even if i turned all the power off up here the saving would be minimal. so just because a display is saying that using my coffee machine is costing me such a such, it do will not stop me using it. I know a few people who have smart meters and as far as i am aware, not one have saved any money. I do think they are dangerous for older people in that they may look at how much their heating is taking and decide to turn it off, thankfully my Dad did not have a display, not that he would use it anyway.
  7. With it now working maybe the council will stop bugging me about getting a green bin, they can chuck all my rubbish into the incinerator.
  8. Sure smart meters in the UK may one day be able to do what you linked to, but as yet they do not, they are just simple things that send the meter reading to the energy provider every now and again and even then you have control over that and only allow them access once a month. The ssart meters that are available at the moment are pretty dumb and they are not final anyway as some time in the future they will have to be changed again as the government have not even sorted out a standard yet. That shows how naff it all is and as normal in this country the whole process have been done badly. As for tagging appliances that is not going to happen for many years, I doubt it will happen in our time to be honest, as i said above it need smart appliances or plugs put onto those appliances to communicate with the meter. As for danger to our health, they use a phone sim card, so are they any more dangerous to you than you having a mobile phone held to the side of your head or your wireless router stuck in your house? This is what I do not get, people complains about mobile phone masts and the radiation if they are put near schools or houses and yet they use a mobile phone and their kids use mobile phones and would soon complain if there was no signal. I think with all the equipment we have using radio waves of some sort we use these days, it is a bit late to worry about adding one more thing, not that anything have been proven that these radio waves are harmful. Yes I know they are are pretty close to microwaves. As I said above, I have no interest in having a smart meter as I do not think they will make any difference to my energy use and the energy company I am with do not seem to be in a hurry anyway. anyway you can always say no I do not want one, I know a few people who have done that and only one of them have had repeated letters from their energy provider until they wrote a email back to them to tell them where to go and had nothing since.
  9. There are mini trees growing out of the side of the College Bridge, and on the sides of the roads, it is a disgrace. I wonder how long it will be before we see weeds growing on the road to nowhere?
  10. And people said i was negative about Hereford.
  11. He is not wrong to be honest, I have no idea what they are using in France but the so called smart meters that are being used in the UK are not that smart at all, they are pretty basic and just send back to the provider how much energy you are using, either gas or electric. They can not really tell what is using that energy. Ok in theory if all of a sudden they get a very large spike in electric they could guess you are having a shower, but then you may have turned on the washing machine, a kettle, an electric cooker and a toaster on at the same time. so the only info they are really going to get is that someone is home. But even that may not be true, I get my washing machine to come on at any time even if I am not here. To know what appliance is in use means the appliance will have to talk with the meter or have a plug on that can identifying the appliance. The same as the rubbish about radiation, they use a normal mobile phone sim card, will in the UK they do, so the radiation is not more than your mobile phone or Wi-fi. Now i am the type of person who do not like this tracking lark, I will not have a loyalty card and prefer to pay in cash, but spying with smart meters? nah. Saying that i doubt i would have one as i would have to be home for them to fit them, so too much a hassle to find a day, I also do not think they save energy as you are still going to use the same energy. I know a few people who have them, one household have put the display unit in the drawer, another household used the display for a week and then it got buried behind stuff, another looked at it a lot for months and realised that it makes no difference as they still have to use the kettle, they still have to use the washing machine, the shower, cooker and other stuff.
  12. Maylord is awful not all Maylords fault, but with Argos gone, there is even less reason for me to go there, the pound shop and Wilkos are really all that is left in Maylords. TBH, I now do more of my shopping online apart from food, get it from amazon, and it is delivered even to Morrisons or my post office, cheaper as well.
  13. Grow up, people have the right to have their say and if you do not agree with so what? I do not agree with what you say, but I do not go and throw my toys out of the pram, you sure you are not part of our council as they seem to do that when they can not get their way. Accept it, Hereford is awful, roads falling apart, pavements with holes in so big that when it rains you get huge puddles, a stnech from Sun valley, #~Traffic jams that puts fumes into the air that people like myself have to breath when we walk around. A town centre that is falling apart, with few shops worth bothering with, a so called new shopping centre with even less shops worth bothering with a load of glorified fast food shops. The only semi decent thing that have come to Hereford is the cinema, and that is run by the wrong company. To top it off, Hereford have put in for the city of culture, that is a laugh, oh yes and do not forget the so called university and that huge blot on the landscape they want to stick up in Rotherwas. Hereford is a dead end City, with a dead end council that have no idea what they are doing apart from spending our money on dead end projects.
  14. nah, only if you agree with other people on here, if you do not agree you are in the wrong. you have to love Hereford, you have to be positive about Hereford, you have to say how great it is. Not saying it is a mouthpiece for trolls, but i do not think it is a place where they like you having your say.
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