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MartinC

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  1. Premium is not everything. It is interesting to note that the Zurich policy (which appears under various names, including Craftinsure) is no longer on Agreed Value basis which has always applied to marine policies. I say this because I notice that GJW are advertising that they still offer Agreed Value so at least one underwriter is aware of how important this is in facilitating prompt settlement in the event of total loss.
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    It is quite interesting to watch BBC news then Al Jazeera, RT and Sky news. Each have their bias and, allowing for that, you get a better view of what is happening in the world, even if Al Jazeera insist on giving you the weather forecast for Australia and SE Asia on their UK broadcast!
  3. Memory of carrying the cassette alongside all the coffee drinkers to the Elsan at the end of the cafe (don't know how to get the accent on my keyboard!)
  4. Not "every householder" pays the water company to remove surface water. You only pay if you drain your surface water into a foul water sewer. For new build since the Water Act 2014 there is emphasis on attenuation, restricting foul sewer use to a last resort. Not "every householder" pays the water company to remove surface water. You only pay if you drain your surface water into a foul water sewer. For new build since the Water Act 2014 there is emphasis on attenuation, restricting foul sewer use to a last resort.
  5. I use these, as a sacrificial link, leaving the screw part not fully tightened
  6. "with the intention to reside" If the act is drafted in this way I can see lots of income for our legal friends. Also, off topic, but some are talking about the question of open access land. The National Coastal Path legislation creates all land between high tide and the Path as OA land but excludes houses, gardens, parks and commercial buildings.
  7. Harecastle tunnelkeepers now require you to show that your horn is working before entry. Follows various problems as you need to sound it as emergency signal in tunnel.
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  10. Talking Pictures is also, free, on Freeview 81
  11. Staffordshire Council Local Plan has some very stiff policies about loss of employment sites and this location is not on their Brownfield Land Register. It also reflects Stone as a "canal town", so loss of facilities would be against council policy. Can I suggest that we need to keep a watch on planning applications, particularly as there are already sufficient Part 2 sites allocated for local housing in Stone so any prospective housing developer could not use this loophole. Staffordshire Council Local Plan has some very stiff policies about loss of employment sites and this location is not on their Brownfield Land Register. It also reflects Stone as a "canal town", so loss of facilities would be against council policy. Can I suggest that we need to keep a watch on planning applications, particularly as there are already sufficient Part 2 sites allocated for local housing in Stone so any prospective housing developer could not use this loophole.
  12. Any survey result to have basic credibility needs to indicate the number of potential participants and the percentage of replies. Without that "69% of respondents" means absolutely nothing.
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  14. After the last lot of flooding the Water Act 2014 included provision for Unitary and County Councils to become Sustainable Drainage Approval Boards for all new developments of 10 houses or more. Lobbying by the big developers persuaded the Secretary of State that these were just "red tape" and they were never established, except in devoluted Wales where they work very well. Result: the maintenance of surface water drainage on new estates, including the roads, is solely in the hands of the developers as, with no Approval Board and the local water companies "declining" the responsibility there is nobody else to carry the can. Remember maintenance is for the life of the estate, a bit longer than the life of some developers! A local estate of 40 odd affordable houses has stood empty for over two years with surface water drainage problems because there was no Approval Board.
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