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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Westbury TC New Website
« Last post by Al on October 07, 2019, 13:16:35 PM »
People still use Dreamweaver?
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Why are people such asses?
« Last post by Shizzy on October 06, 2019, 17:34:03 PM »
Put it on spotted Westbury.
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Why are people such asses?
« Last post by Pete on October 06, 2019, 16:10:07 PM »
And again...

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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Roadworks
« Last post by Shizzy on October 06, 2019, 12:35:48 PM »
Top of Haynes Road is awful, the old surface hasn't been replaced and you can see where the tarmac has been squeezed by all the traffic and ridden up by the kerb.

West end and bottom of Haynes Road is not too bad, looks like they rushed and cut corners near the end.
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Roadworks
« Last post by Old Codger on October 06, 2019, 11:22:15 AM »
When I came down past the garage yesterday the road surface opposite there is quite uneven, thought I had changed the car for a boat, its a bit up and down there.
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Roadworks
« Last post by Damnit on October 06, 2019, 09:16:26 AM »
Probably under pressure from other sources to *finish* earlier than scheduled resulting in a poor job wont be long will need to do it again along the Warminster Road stretch for sure...just shows how much car traffic Warminster Road takes daily, without the HGV's the gridlock on other roads was incredible, not that we minded had a few quiet weeks except from the honking horns & a few HGV's needing to do a 90 point turn to go back the way they had come because clearly 5 miles of previous warnings of the closure was not enough 🤣
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Roadworks
« Last post by Shizzy on October 06, 2019, 08:59:01 AM »
Did the council run out of money?

Apparently they have finished but lots of poor road surface has been left untouched.
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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by Maxi on October 05, 2019, 14:17:16 PM »
Brexit and the Irish Problem

The Irish Prime Minister Mr Varadkar said there are five ways to avoid a hard border, at least four of which would be acceptable to the Irish Government."
 And four of which have been rejected by the UK Government, which instead has suggested a solution that creates not one but two borders in N. Ireland and adds a referendum once every 4 years in a country which at present does not even have a sitting Parliament in a region which has enjoyed peace for only 20 years. So a referendum every four years on top of the question of identity politics brought back by the imposition of a border against the will of the majority of the Northern Irish (and Irish) populations is not bound to end well.
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Telegraph:  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/10/04/boris-johnson-pins-hopes-hungary-veto-brexit-delay/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em


Boris Johnson hopes Hungary will veto a Brexit extension as the Government said in court that he would comply with the law and request one.
The Benn Act requires the Prime Minister to send a letter to Brussels asking for an extension to Article 50 if he fails to agree a deal by Oct 19.
However, on Friday night, EU sources said senior ministers had reached out to the Hungarian government for assurances it would veto any request for a delay.
An Article 50 extension must be agreed by all 27 other EU leaders.
On Friday night the Prime Minister doubled down on his commitment to leave the EU on Oct 31, saying: “New deal or no deal – but no delay.”
His statement came hours after the Government’s legal team submitted papers to the Scottish Court of Session saying for the first time he would send the letter as stipulated by Parliament.
The Scottish case was brought by campaigners seeking to force Mr Johnson to comply with the Benn Act.
Lord Pentland, the judge ruling on the case, indicated a failure to obey the commitment given to comply with the Benn Act would amount to contempt.
However Steve Baker, chairman of the Eurosceptic European Research Group, on Friday said he was satisfied the documents submitted to the Scottish Court did not stop the UK from leaving the EU on Oct 31.
He said: “All this means is that Government will obey the law. It does not mean we will extend. It does not mean we will stay in the EU beyond Oct 31. We will leave.”
Meanwhile Robert Buckland, the Justice Secretary, attacked the “Brexit-blocking Benn Act”.
Writing for The Telegraph, Mr Buckland said: “We have compromised and we hope the EU will come to the table in that same spirit of compromise.” He added: “The UK public wants to move on from the Brexit bickering.”
On Friday Government sources suggested that the Prime Minister would both comply with the Act while also finding a way around it.
A senior Downing Street source said the Act “only imposes a very specific narrow duty concerning Parliament’s letter requesting a delay – drafted by an unknown subset of MPs and pro-EU campaigners – and which can be interpreted in different ways.
But the Government is not prevented by the Act from doing other things that cause no delay, including other communications, private and public.
People will have to wait to see how this is reconciled.
The Government is making its true position on delay known privately in Europe and this will become public soon.”
Michael Gove was among three senior ministers to hold separate meetings on Thursday with the Hungarian foreign minister.
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, who is in charge of no-deal preparations, held discussions with Peter Szijjarto and the Hungarian ambassador at the Cabinet Office.
On Friday night a Cabinet minister told The Daily Telegraph a veto was now the “only way to stop the effects of the Benn Act”.
A Government source said Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister, was the “most sympathetic [EU leader] to our cause.”
However, few in Brussels suggested that Hungary would break ranks with the other member states due to fears of reprisal.
While Mr Orbán’s governing party, Fidesz, has repeatedly clashed with Brussels over its domestic agenda, Hungary remains one of the biggest net recipients of EU funding.
Dominic Grieve, leading efforts in Parliament to stop no-deal, on Friday called the veto plan “very high-risk”, adding that Hungary voting against the bloc would “cause a seismic rift”.
Fearing Mr Johnson could use the veto option, campaigners seeking the Scottish court order asked the judge to also ban the Prime Minister from encouraging European allies to use a veto to torpedo an extension.
Cabinet ministers have previously said another option would be for Mr Johnson to send an accompanying document alongside a request to extend Article 50, setting out Government opposition to a three-month delay, although senior legal experts warned that this would be unlawful, as it would represent an attempt to circumvent the requirements of the Benn Act.
The Government appeared to rule out challenging the Benn Act in court.
One insider claimed on Friday evening that Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, had now shifted to seeking a “political solution”.
Meanwhile, the EU has engaged on Mr Johnson’s backstop proposals and will resume talks on Monday.
An EC spokesman said that it had given the UK its reaction on the proposals and had asked further questions.
But the spokesman added: “Michel Barnier debriefed [EU ambassadors] yesterday, where member states agreed the UK proposals do not provide a basis for concluding an agreement.”
A UK spokesman said: “We have made a significant offer this week. Our proposals represent a fair and reasonable compromise. We want a deal and talks continue on Monday on the basis of our offer.”
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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Why are people such asses?
« Last post by Michael on October 04, 2019, 07:18:09 AM »
There really is no excuse, Westbury Town Council provide poo bags, they can be collected from the Laverton.
 
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