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MHS

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  1. MHS

    Dogs

    Oh dear, just wait until David Attenborough features them on Blue Planet!! 🌍 (shame I can’t do his voice on here) ”Here in the southern oceans, we have seen a massive increase in Turtle deaths due to an influx of Tesco squeakies” Our GSD didn’t seem to want toys until our daughter bought her one for Christmas. Lily was around 3 at the time and now gets one every year. She now has 5 as she is gentle with them and chooses which one she fancies playing with.
  2. No, but the tent is unlikely to survive up there. There was no one on site at 15.30 today, but the report said improvement to the spill way. The stone in the maxi bags wasn’t for more concrete. Not idea for building a wall either.
  3. I had some time spare this afternoon so walked up to see how the work was going. After a steep climb up the road I joined the footpath up to the reservoir. It didn’t look ideal for quads! The original track isn’t a public path and is through the nearby farm. As I approached the reservoir I could see a CRT tent. Any thoughts of a cup of tea and a chocolate Hobnob were sadly dashed. There was no cheerful volunteer asking if I wanted to join CRT. As per the bbc footage, the water level is very low, but will soon fill up during a typical wet Yorkshire winter. They have managed to shutter an area adjacent to the spill way and have poured the concrete today. It was still slightly wet and I resisted the temptation to sign it.
  4. A big quad and trailer can carry around 350kg but if there’s absolutely no access, it’s not going to work.
  5. I know they use them regularly but generally for larger amounts of material to further from a road. I will bow to your superior knowledge. Do do they usually bring helicopters in from as far away as Aberdeen though?
  6. I have lived in the Pennines for 25 years so are well aware of the terrain around upland reservoirs. There also appears to be a track adjacent to the spill way, to the east of the reservoir leading down to Blake Lee Lane.
  7. Quads can drive over fields in Yorkshire.
  8. My wording is fine. The air lift was to protect the wildlife. Yes the stone was to make improvements to the reservoir which is fine. It may be “in the middle of nowhere” but there’s an A road 500m from it. They could have moved the stone way cheaper by Quad bike and trailer like a farmer would.
  9. Is £20k to hire a helicopter from Aberdeen good value for money? Tonight on BBC’s Look North, CRT spent twenty grand in costs to air lift 20 maxi-bags of stone to a feeder reservoir for the HNC to protect an unspecified habitat. Good job they moved a toilet up there. A few humans adding to the sheep excrement would have tipped the balance of global warming!!
  10. MHS

    Parking in Trevor

    We have parked there in the past, but I thought that car park is short term only now. The area I’m talking about is mentioned on the Pontcycliite website. It’s marked on Google but appears as a (presumably now demolished) factory. Is that car park finished now?
  11. MHS

    Parking in Trevor

    My brother is joining us in a few weeks time and will meet us at Trevor. I understand that there is a large new car park since we were last up there. It appears to be close to the visitor moorings through the Anglo Welsh hire base. Has anyone experience of leaving a car here for 2 or 3 days? I think there’s a £3 per day charge, but can you leave a car there for more than a day? Many thanks Mike
  12. MHS

    Vodafone

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43877267 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45799403 Vodafone are officially the worst phone supplier. Our two experiences with them were truly awful. I won’t go into all the details, but they tried to charge us over £500 to get out of a contract that was cancelled 1 day into their 14 day cooling off period. They had refused to port over our number without going to payg for 60 days, so we returned the phone to the store having never switched it on. It took weeks of wrangling for them to sort it. They also can be very reluctant to hand out PAC codes.
  13. MHS

    Saving water at Foxton

    In which case, wouldn’t they want more water down Foxton to maintain that pound?
  14. MHS

    Great Canal Journeys. New series

    I think you are actually on the Coventry Canal. Isn’t that Mount Judd near Nuneaton?
  15. MHS

    Great Canal Journeys. New series

    Better than being inseine!
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