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Adrian symonds

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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.
  15. I never said they did not pay for their own trip. but no doubt some money will come out of our tax to pay for something to do with it. As i said, very few people cares about twinning, ask joe public on the street what towns Hereford are twinned with and most will have no idea.
  16. I should have said it differently I suppose, I see no reason for me to eat or drink in town unless meeting someone. I know people uses cafes for lunch if they are working in town and other people do like to pop into town and pop into a cafe for something, that is not me. It is sad because people do use it and because it have been part of the city for so long. I like the older type cafes to be honest, i do not like these posh ones that spring up with tacos and stuff like that. When i go into town to be honest, I just want to get in, do what I need to do and get back home again, never used to feel like that, I used to love wandering around town.
  17. So tell me, why would I need to sit down in a cafe in town to have something to eat when I am a 15 minutes walk away from home? Sure if i was meeting someone in town and they say lets pop into the Regency and have a something to eat I may do so, but if I am in town by myself i do not feel the need to do that. Just because I do not eat out, do not make me unhappy.
  18. While this have nothing to do with Brexit, I do agree that it is not required, we are twinned with some place in France and somewhere in Germany, I do not know, what they are and I bet if you ask the majority of people in Hereford they would not have clue. Twinning is just an excuse for people to jet off to these places. They do nothing for the majority of people in the city.
  19. Excuse me for not going into town and sitting in a cafe. If I go into town which is becoming less these i normally do what i have to do and go straight back home, the only time I have a coffee in town these days is when I meet a mate and that is only normally the coffee cart. To be honest, I see no real reason to eat or drink in town unless you are meeting some one.
  20. if true that is sad, it have been there for so long, I remember going in with my Mum many years ago as a child. I admit i have not been in there for a few years now. My next door neighbour will miss it as she goes there a lot for coffee.
  21. Can't afford to fix stuff like this and yet can find the money to build roads that will do nothing and make compulsory purchase orders for these said roads. This is one of the reason why my interest in Hereford is less now than it have ever been.
  22. No doubt because they offered the lowest price, I just hope it do not all go wrong and we end up with a road that needs re patching every few months. From the bits i have seen, i am not that impressed,
  23. A joke I hope, not that i go over to that side of the river much these days. I remember when those toilets was built, remember popping a stone in the path, well it was beside the path, A builder told me i could, I was only young. shows how long they been up.
  24. From what I have seen of Griffiths workers i can understand why they can not get things right. I have seen them throw cones in front of cars as they chuck them from one side of the road to another, leave a generator working non-stop all night that is suppose to power lights to light up a path and yet the lights was not working and this happened for a few days in a row and one trying to play chicken with the traffic. if that is the best they can do, expect the new road to fall apart in less than a year.
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