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Westbury News & Discussion / Re: Bus timetable
« Last post by Debs on Yesterday at 14:34:52 »
Sorry   cant seem to upload the photo of the piece in the whn about the bus timetable
Westbury News & Discussion / Bus timetable
« Last post by Debs on Yesterday at 14:33:08 »
 I havent been well for the past week. So i havent been able to take My partner to work as usual. We have tried the buses. We were thinking we couldnt have been looking at them properly. Then i read this piece in the newspaper this morning. Its totally unacceptable. I thought the government were trying to encourage the public to use public transport.    He works at airsprung. And cannot bet there for 7.45 start using buses.  And this mornings trip was even a bigger laugh . He has to be there by 5.45 am to work... again no buses...    and my friends who have taken him this week dont need to start 2 hours earlier themselves. So he dips out again...or would have IF I HADNT CRAWLED out of bed and drive him to work and crawled bk in bed when i got home. Coming home in the evening he finishes at 4.30pm and still doesn't get through the door well after 6 for what is effectively a 15 min journey
Ive had to resort to asking my range of fb friends if they are going that way and able to help out
I would say this new system isnt working out for the people who use it. What is with the starting point at hawke ridge estate??? How bloody dangerous is that? No pavement to access that road at all. On dangerous dark UNLIT bends.  Having to walk 5 bus stops in order to catch a bus is ridiculous... If it wasnt for the fact i take him on a daily basic he wouldnt be able to Work because would be unable to access public transport. Those who have been through the job centre process will know that they wont accept no public transport as a reason for not taking a job.? He had been sent to the other side of frome to yoghurt dessert factory knowing he couldnt drive and  public transport couldnt get him there.

General Discussion / Re: New shop for trowbridge
« Last post by Debs on Yesterday at 14:06:50 »
Oh I forgot to say Debs. I hope your daughters baby business booms !  (baby boomer)  ;D

There used to be one down Maristow Street that I was always in with Mrs DeBilda getting stuff for the grandies. That was a great shop.

Thank you  .  us too .   This is going to be different to the one in maristow street. This is all new items. No secondhand.  Katy is specializing in tiny and newborn / preemie babys mostly but other sizes available.  She  will be embroidering a lot of her items on request. Hopefully braching out to work logos / branding etc. There will also be handmade baby items.   My pom pom baby blankets and baby hats.
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: What's the point of Westbury
« Last post by baldy on January 16, 2020, 14:42:12 PM »
Well, most of the time the emissions from the gasification plant will be carried on the wind towards Devizes. In reality, the only people affected actually in the town will be those up on the hill at The Butts, Newtown and Studland Park during a northerly wind (ie. one going south from the north).

When I spoke to the Hills technical adviser about this, he basically said that it will be really no different to the exhaust coming from nearby residential dwelling gas flues spreading out amongst the nearby homes when the wind blows the wrong way. He was adamant that by the time the exhaust gasses from the Hills plant hit the ground a mile or more away, they will be so diluted that they will be no different to the more nearby gasses from the nearby gas flues.

One of the issues is that the gas being burnt and released to air is basically similar to the old coal gas. Not great, but not any sort of really dangerous stuff like if the actual waste was being incinerated with all the gasses released.  The gasification process basically heats the waste to extract "Syngas". All the nasty stuff becomes a sort of clinker that can be used as hardcore in the bottom layer of roads etc. 

This is why the law allows this sort of plant to happen.

I noticed that Friends of the Earth are still going on about the planning permission and are asking Wiltshire Council to withdraw the permission.  This just shows that Friends of the Earth do not understand the planning process. Wiltshire Council cannot withdraw planning permission. If they ever attempted it, the council would just be sued for the entire lost profits of the plant. It is not going to happen - not ever. It's just a daft stunt by Friends of the Earth. I do not understand why they are doing this except to gain publicity for failing to make any difference to anything on this matter.

The real issue is the public consultation by the Environment Agency, when that comes, on the application by Hills for an operating licence. That is the process that will consider environmental issues. In law the council could not take account of issues that will be considered by the Environment Agency (EA) in its licencing process. It had no choice in law but to issue the planning permission because the plant complies with all relevant planning policies - whatever nonsense the objectors keep bleating on about. They are simply talking complete rubbish.
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: What's the point of Westbury
« Last post by Dana Scully on January 16, 2020, 12:46:46 PM »
It is a commuter town now, just one big housing estate without any proper services, the shops are rubbish, the tight knit community has gone, I hate it here now, if we could move out then we would, there are many more houses planned which will make the situation even worse, Westbury as a small market town is dead sadly.  Once the gasification incinerator arrives, perhaps the commuters will regret movng here once their children develop breathing problems.Come to the contryside for fresh air! yeah right!

What a dump! soon the dump of the south west with everyones waste coming here to be disposed of.
In the News / Re: General Election 2019
« Last post by Shizzy on January 16, 2020, 12:23:14 PM »
Don't' be too hard on yourself Michael, you're not an idiot, delusional but not an idiot.
Westbury News & Discussion / Re: What's the point of Westbury
« Last post by Shizzy on January 16, 2020, 12:21:37 PM »
You could say that about most towns. Many towns in the country are just commuter towns. What's the point of Bratton, Edington etc?
Westbury News & Discussion / What's the point of Westbury
« Last post by Bob DeBilda on January 16, 2020, 09:56:24 AM »
A while ago I was asked this question.

I struggled to answer it really apart from saying it grew up around the woolen mills and iron works. Not wishing to cause offence to anyone, what is the point of Westbury?

These days it is just a commuter town?
In the News / Re: General Election 2019
« Last post by Michael on January 16, 2020, 09:27:01 AM »
All far-right and far-left parties need thugs to enforce their beliefs, and to intimidate those that won't toe the party line. Hitler had the brown shirts and Labour has Momentum.
To quote Mark Twain "No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot"
In the News / Re: General Election 2019
« Last post by Shizzy on January 15, 2020, 15:49:56 PM »
All far-right and far-left parties need thugs to enforce their beliefs, and to intimidate those that won't toe the party line. Hitler had the brown shirts and Labour has Momentum.
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