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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Community Transport Hubs

Following a comment by Cllr David Walker in my article "Up creek without a paddle" I thought I'd see how other communities manage.

Here's a few links

Buckingham County Council
http://www.communityimpactbucks.org.uk/pages/community-transport.html

http://onlineborders.org.uk/node/14251

http://cthub.org.uk/

http://bristolcommunitytransport.org.uk/community_buses_2/highridge_uplands_and_bedminster_down_

https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?source=search_app&gfe_rd=cr&ei=A6EkV-z-KI-3tged5JLoAw&gws_rd=ssl#q=community+transport+hub

Penyffordd, Penymynydd and Dobshill Manweb Electricity Substations

In Cindy's Newsletter there is a phone number to contact Manweb should there be an issue with a substation. I have one near me. I'm putting it on here so its online and Google searchable.

Manweb SP 0800 001 5400

Sometimes they go on fire, sometimes someone steals the electric cable and fittings. I find this quite clever. I can dismantle something live at 240v but stuff in a substation?

I suppose there are those that know and those that are dead. Here's the master Nikola Tesla sitting near a very large electrical discharge. Don't try this at home.

http://www.teslasociety.com/teslacoil.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_coil

http://www.teslasociety.com/index.html


Friday, April 29, 2016

Up Creek Without Paddle

It would appear that access to a vehicle will be a "must have" in the future if you want to leave the village.

Un-economical bus services are being cut back.

I read in Cllr Cindy Hinds' newsletter that Sunday service to Chester has been cut.

Travelling to your doctors in Hope and Buckley is going to be difficult. Best not be ill. I suppose there's always the ambulance :)

Flintshire County Council are going to phase out subsidies for bus services over the next 3 years.
This will make more bus routes uneconomical. ie. withdrawn

The Community Transport option being muted seems very "Dad's Army".

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Penyffordd District going Urban?

Cindy's newsletter discusses plans by Flintshire County Council to categorize Penyffordd as Urban.
Which Cindy describes as ludicrous.

You have till 5 pm tomorrow to object at developmentplans@flintshire.gov.uk.

Haven't done a google on being urban yet but I can imagine its an excuse for more housing...
Perhaps we are at present "rural".

You may wish to peruse http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/PDFFiles/Housing/Housing-Strategy.pdf

It's all about more choice, improving people's lives, the needs of users, delivery and of course more houses........

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Gosafe having some bother

I've been in correspondence with Penyffordd Community Council of late. I am personally against volunteers from the village getting involved in speed awareness issues. I remember standing with CBM Chris Pullen up Chester Rd. Chris had a speed camera and was pointing it at vehicles coming out of the middle of the village ( a major route to school) One gent stopped his car by Chris and demanded to know why Chris was wasting police time.

There are those that see issues with speeding cars and those that don't.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/watch-moment-gwynedd-driver-confronts-11246541

postscript: Readers comments scroll down page

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/heres-what-you-say-gwynedd-11249019

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mourners pay respects to ‘man of vision’ from Penymynydd

So says the Leader.

Read story below.

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/161297/mourners-pay-respects-to-man-of-vision-from-penymynydd.aspx

IT Dept acting silly - Bt Infinity

Its BT Infinity day for us today. Internet goes off 9.15 am. Get new box out of the packaging which came in the post last week, connect the network, switch BT Hub 5 on. A bit of light flashing, blue light appears looks like we are in business.

On the sheet of paper it says "set up your first device using smart setup"

Just open your web browser, it only takes a few minutes.

So I'm sitting there head scratching, why hasn't the smart set up appeared?
No internet to ask why without driving around looking for a wifi hotspot for Lisa's mobile.

So I get Lisa to ring BT, I've already turned computer on and off, turned off my adblocker, even tried Internet Explorer instead of Chrome.

I suddenly realise we have Internet as I'm talking to BT lady, profuse apologies follow..................
What it should say on leaflet is that you should just connect box to your network and everything should work without messing around putting passwords and username stuff in.

Its that smart it doesn't even tell you its working..............

Only thing we had to alter was Lisa's iphone setting password for wireless.
My o2 phone didn't need anything altering ( edit I write pants)

Do our computers go any faster? I would say yes. Might even go faster when I put adblocker back on.
I know someone who cancelled their Infinity because the individual couldn't see and difference. Problem being vastly out of date computer and using computer for such stuff as emails etc.

Infinity being a video thing really and multiple internet activity.

I increasingly watch YouTube and will be buying Chromecast to watch stuff on the main telly with Lisa.
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