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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hawarden Airport Operators shoot themselves in the foot

Dave Goodban in The Flintshire Chronicle reports on the turning of Hawarden Airport into a regional setup. Airport bosses say light passenger aircraft will be used. It won't be like Gatwick.

The last line in the article has airport bosses saying Hawarden will provide a fast convenient alternative to Liverpool and Manchester.

This is precisely the fears of those interested in local environment.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Why the Main Stream Media hate the Internet

On this rainy Bank Holiday Monday.

Simple equation: free, open uncontrollable Internet versus shackled newspapers equals no newspapers. Let's get real.
Rupert Murdoch

A beautiful post from Murdoch disclosing fully and unashamedly the big media agenda; the use of state power to shut down more efficient and better competition.


You go to the above comments section at your own risk

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jack of Speed


What a Shame About Me

Penyffordd schoolgirl burned by toxic park plant

in the Flintshire Chronicle

"Bo Slater, from Penyffordd, near Mold, suffered severe blisters after coming into contact with giant hogweed when playing with other children while on holiday at a campsite in Devon."

I used to have one of these. An import from Russia. Without checking I think they are bi-ennial. Second year they will shoot up to 14 feet.
(wrong on that, a short lived perrenial)
The insects love the flowers. If you allow one to seed you are in trouble.
No need for the protection gear as long as you do them no harm.

There used to be hundreds around Blacon the council have done their best to erradicate them. Northop has a field full every year. I've seen them growing along the A55.

Lovely plants but deadly to the ignorant and unknowing which includes children and most people. The plant sap will cause erruptions on your skin. Mine looked a bit like bubonic plague. Large bubble erruptions.

Respect is what they demand.

The plant is notifiable to Defra.

I'm sure Wikipedia has the full hit.

Link Giant Hogweed

Hawarden Airport continued

Sorry I mean Chester.


Lorries, Lorries, Lorries

Over 20 an hour through the village today.
Why do we have a bypass?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

£10,000's to be knocked off Penyffordd property prices

in The Leader.

An environmental disaster for Penyffordd.

This has been on the cards for a while.

keywords: Chester Airport, airfield, regional airport,

Monday, August 13, 2012

Campaigner calls for council meetings to be broadcast online

We're talking county here but I don't see why it can't be extended to town and community councils.
Of course Penyffordd Council needs an email address first..........

Link Full story Walesonline

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Welsh Assembly Government Grant Money

for Penyffordd Post Office. Many thanks to Carl Sargeant AM Minister for Local Government for making this money available. The WAG recognises the need to keep village centres active. They are to be commended. I'm sure Cllr Cindy Hinds will have been in the mix making sure the grant was applied for, filling in the forms.

Full story in The Flintshire Chronicle.

Home at Last

Thursday, August 09, 2012


Yesterday we returned to R*ncorn town centre after about 4 years. It was supposed to be a  treat for Lisa. A vegan lunch. The Vegan /vegetarian cafe has gone. Most of the charity shops have closed down.
We buy out of print books from charity shops hence the interest.
Many shops are boarded up. The soul of the town has gone.

This is what Buckley and Mold need to guard against.

It was a depressing sight.

Mervyn King the Governor of the Bank of England expects zero growth in 2012.
What planet does Mervyn live on!

Of course it can't all be blamed on Mervyn and the Bankers.
Supermarkets and the Internet are big players in the race to destroy community centres.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Higher Kinnerton Traffic Calming

Is now complete.

My own view is that Penyffordd should be a village where through traffic use the bypass.
That's why its called a bypass.

The benefits of having a slower village is less noise, less danger, a better environment.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Penyffordd Broadband still in the Stone Age

On the BT box at the start of Corwen Rd, that's the cabinet that you see the OpenReach man with his head in there is a label advertising Fibre Broadband.

However Penyffordd does NOT have it as yet.

A check on a telephone number on either Buckley or Caegwrle exchanges says we haven't got it

You can check your speed here

Ours comes up 2.2 Mb

My mate in Hawarden is showing 30 Mb

Fibre is £30 plus VAT when it arrives


Penyffordd Post Office Cafe passed by Flintshire Planners

This is good news for Penyffordd. A place to meet during the day that is not alcohol based.

Flintshire house-hunters offered 30% discount at Penyffordd development

Read in the Flintshire Chronicle.
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