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RE: Solihull

#16 by Sheldonboy , Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:32 am

Phil how could you suggest such a thing ?


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RE: Solihull

#17 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:06 am

I'm not very well up on prices of building plots at the moment, but I would think £2,000,000 is slightly overpriced for a bit of parkland.

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RE: Solihull

#18 by Sheldonboy , Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:52 pm

I may be a bit out Phil but I don't think so. Also wer'e not just talking about the value of the land, they also want no opposition. The money paid is supposed to benefit the Oaklands, we'll see. On the other side of the Oaklands on the Hobmoor Road side a Junior School has been built.
Closer to where I live on the Meadway five blocks of flats have been demolished. to be replaced by housing. To pay for the demolition of these blocks part of the Kents Moat Park has had to be taken.
None of this is new, it's happening everywhere.
A tactic I have witnessed is when our Lords and Masters want to carry out a large job, instead of coming up with a plan and then having to fight off massive objections. What they do now is come up with the plan that they want and then come up with two other outlandish plans that the public would never agree on. Then they hold public meetings and hold a vote on the options. The public of course vote for the option that the council want.
One thing I have found is that it's very difficult to get City Planning Officers to public meetings. They appear to be a law unto themselves.
I would be surprised Phil if you havn't got one or two horror stories. SB


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RE: Solihull

#19 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:28 pm

SB

I have worked for several councils in the midlands, I have also worked for the government (Health Authorities). I could tell you stories that would make your hair curl. The public money that is wasted and other things that occur are unbelievable. I have no intention of going in to detail, but if you think that some of the things that get into the newspapers are anywhere near all of what goes on then you are way out.

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RE: Solihull

#20 by Sheldonboy , Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:02 pm

Phil I don't doubt you for a minute.


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RE: Solihull

#21 by Voltman , Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:02 pm

I see evidence of what Phils says about the waste of public money every day.
Useless, as in incompetent, contractors getting good contracts at the lowest tender price then performing in a manner to match their low prices. They get paid for unfinished or incorrect works and then someone else, with a bit of pride and skill, is asked to go in and put things right. The tax and rate payer pays twice.
The councils have to use them because of their own rules about spreading the work about and getting the best price, not necessarily the best value.

I don't need to say which side of the equation I am on, I sleep well at night and see the payment as a tax refund.

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RE: Solihull

#22 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:45 am

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I don't need to ask which side of the equation you are on, I know your standards and would recommend you for the finest work. SB


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RE: Solihull

#23 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:46 pm

But it goes far deeper than shoddy work by contractors being rectified by competent contractors who should have got the work in the first place.

Such as government and councils having their own works and engineering departments and then contracting out any job more complicated than changing a light bulb.

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RE: Solihull

#24 by xuanxanh99 , Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:15 pm

I am living in a big city, but I was born in a different province, I was in the rent house and go to work, every year I go home once it's Happy New Year.Now, I am working part time at travel company. Others time, I try hard learn english.


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RE: Solihull

#25 by Deleted User , Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:00 pm

I admire your desire to learm a different language......I was never very good at that.

It must be hard to go home only once a year...only at New Year.

Happy New Year is a greeting.

Just new year was all you needed to say,hope that helps.


Like this....I go home at New Year.


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RE: Solihull

#26 by xuanxanh99 , Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:17 pm

HI Denise.
Thanks your reply.Now, my country 's middle night.
Hope success will to me.
good bye.. see you again.


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RE: Solihull

#27 by Voltman , Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:35 pm

And I was just about to ask what time it is in Vietnam
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RE: Solihull

#28 by xuanxanh99 , Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:40 pm

Sorry Voltman.
You don't call Xuanxanh. It's my name gmail.
You can call hero.
Now, my coutry's sixty past two.
sure, I fell happy when I am reading everyone reply.
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RE: Solihull

#29 by Voltman , Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:44 pm

Sixty minutes in one hour, Hero, perhaps you mean 40 (Forty) minutes past two?
This would be twenty minutes to three in the way we say it.
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RE: Solihull

#30 by xuanxanh99 , Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:52 pm

Posted by Voltman
Sixty minutes in one hour, Hero, perhaps you mean 40 (Forty) minutes past two?
This would be twenty minutes to three in the way we say it.
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