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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Village Xmas Decorations

have changed this year from the expensive street illumination accessories. I say expensive I do not know the cost but it's not cheap.
Each year my ear drums are subject to the why oh why do we have these naff xmas lights
I usually say bah humbug.

We are having a Christmas tree next to the Millenium Clock.
There is also a Xmas tree at Dobshill.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Faster Internet for Penymynydd Rd?

The men who dig the road up have been hard at it today. I thought they were going to stop the large amounts of water that lift the BT communication manholes, 1000's of gallons spew out onto the road whose drains cannot deal with the volume.

Nothing to do with that.

Apparently its so Ysgol Penyffordd can have faster internet

I find BT's roll out of faster internet annoying. They still act as a public monopoly.

It's outside the house yet we can't have it.

It's available in various parts of the village.

Best you register an interest if want faster internet

Not sure if this link works for you

It's called BT Infinity which just about weighs up the company.
You may wish to google the term. There is nothing infinite about BT excepting phone conversations with them.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Coca Cola causing trouble

Not just with your teeth and pancreas.

postscript: Some people are saying wait till the new cinema and shops get going. Traffic ! You ain't seen nothing yet.

Further postscript. Linking Father Christmas with drinks that f children up in many ways should be banned.

Friday night a bit early

Something you may have missed at Airbus

The new type of wings made at Airbus Broughton flew over here on Thursday.

What the above article does not explain is that the wings have large sections of carbon fibre which is new for commercial aircraft. This involved the creation of a new factory.

Wikipedia explains

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

JFK Assassination - The view from Penyffordd

This pre Twitter, Facebook and Blogger. Communication was sooooooooo difficult then.

Mrs Parkins, of Egerton Street, Chester, was living in Penyffordd, Flintshire, at the time of the shocking event.

An accident waiting to happen

A young man in a small black car comes hammering up Penymynydd Rd, pushing cars in front of him exaggerated weaving in and around parked cars.

He will either run a child over or cause someone else to.

His profession? Penyffordd primary school teacher.

Someone needs to have a word with the headmaster or governors

This young man is an idiot, he needs stopping now.

Good news on Immigration?

We shall see.

I should point I have no issue with immigrants who come here to work.
They do the work and the long hours that a lot who live here find unacceptable.

It's a little known fact that Polish people keep cleaner houses than UK people.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

That Mark Tami is a very nice man

Mr Tami did not support a major airport at Broughton, arguing: “It is in a very built-up area, and we have two perfectly good airports at Manchester and Liverpool. We do not need to expand any service at Broughton; we need to ensure it is easier to get to and from the airports at Manchester and Liverpool.”


Also of importance

Photo Competition - Guess Who?

Circa 1984
The children are not from Penyffordd.

This photo can be bought here

Medical Plans

Go ahead all around Penyffordd.

Buckley, Hope and Broughton.

Penyffordd? We've been stuffed.

Doomed forever to travelling outside the village to visit a doctor.
Many having to get the bus.
I had to do three visits last time to get a prescription from my Buckley doctors. The practice manager took exception to me making a formal complaint over her head.

Fancy doing three trips to Buckley on a bus to get a prescription?
There back, there back, there back.

If you want expert advice Penyffordd Chemist the only place to go.

May I suggest some of our councillors have sat on their hands for the last 30 years. We've had doctors surgeries, a medical centre but they have been allowed to atrophy.

Perhaps the village would have been better served with a more eclectic councillor committee. It's the residents fault really for rubber stamping the same old tired faces.

Penyffordd residents can now suffer at their own leisure. Architects of their own foolishness.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

John Gray over at Trelawnyd

Apparently John's a "Friend of Dorothy".

Since I last looked John has a new friend called Winfred as well.
(second picture right hand side)

All these girls in John's life.

Dobshill Ambulance Station too far from major population?

There's a form of mathematics that can be used to find the optimum position for a depot within a given irregular area. I used it to base an argument on why the edge of Flintshire should not be the place for a giant dumping ground for North Wales. St George's near Rhyl I found to be the optimum place for North Wales.

If Flintshire is about 30 miles long and the ambulance depot is 3 miles from one edge one might reasonably ascertain that Dobshill is not the optimum place for a centre.

Having watched my mother in law die waiting for an ambulance I have first hand experience.
It was tragic Keystone Cops.

I am usually against tables. The current farce of Police Crime Statistics is good example. All our politician's fault.

If we have data of when emergency call was taken against arrival of ambulance we could all see.
The Ambulance Services blaming volume. I think a poor excuse.

Some crap corporate speak from Welsh Ambulance Services. It should be banned.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Give us a Kiss

How to hold a ferret

Any regular readers will remember I got bit by a ferret last week. Got bit on my thumb in two places that made gripping stuff for 4 days a bit of a job. According to its owner they can "lock on".
Not an inviting prospect at all.

Anyway, this chap Roy Smith from Queensferry looks like he won't get bit. No room for the barsteward to swivel around and bite.
Being from S'croft I remember this chap.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Parking News

Since the changeover for parking violations from North Wales Police to Flintshire County Council in October over 50 individuals have received fines.
To be honest NWP were not interested in parking violations for various reasons. No need to go into that here lol.

 FCC however are a different kettle of fish. There are habitual yellow line and footpath parkers in every community.

 There's gold in them towns and villages ......

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Penyffordd remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Off we go.

Members sharing a light moment beforehand.

Those in attendance included Tony and Decima Hodge, John Martin, Cllrs David Williams, Cindy Hinds and Edwina Davies.

The procession included former armed forces personnel, Penyffordd Scouts, Cubs and Brownies.

The names of those who fell reside on the walls of the Penyffordd Memorial Institute.

We remain in their debt forever.

Friday, November 08, 2013

I spy with my little eye something beginning with F

In Captivity

This morning I was looking for something in the shed when I heard this rustle. Sometimes I get blackbirds in but this sounded bigger. Low and behold!

 What shall I do? Propagator looked handy so I dumped it inside and taped lid on with gaffer tape. There is a way to pick ferrets up, a way I'm not familiar with.... Cue exit to kitchen with blood stained hand. I had gloves on but this creature greatly resents 
being picked up went straight through gloves..

Cue 99% isopropyl alcohol spray.....

They need water but NOT cheese , dogfood, catfood or sugery food.
What's left you may ask?

Cue teatime, gratefully returned to owner nearby.
The other escapee was caught earlier also after biting someone......

Fact of the Day - Male ferrets if not neutered or allowed to have
sex will die.

Parents say lives at risk at crossing in Penymynydd

The story here

Our lolly pop in Chester Rd has had some near misses.

Time for compulsory 20mph zones

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Recent Property Sales Penyffordd District

Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0LJEdit location

3 Melwood Close £140,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0NB 23rd August 2013

5 White Rock Road £205,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0YR 8th July 2013

Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0HPEdit location

2 Park Crescent £118,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0HE 28th August 2013

34 Berwyn Avenue £138,020
Penyffordd, CH4 0HS 13th June 2013

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