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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Steve_b, May 27, 2014.

  1. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    The bakers has been closed for a lot longer than two years. Every time I ask in Jaspers Penkridge about when it will reopen, the answer is 'soon'. I think in Jasper's language 'soon' means 'never'.
     
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  2. Apricot

    Apricot Well-Known Forumite

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    I meant two years in Weeping Cross time
     
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    Steve_b Well-Known Forumite

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    David Bott Re the pub/cafe
    Hopefully I have only withdrawn the application temporarliy, negotiations on the lease have taken much longer than I ever thought was possible. Rest assured I am doing all that I can to get Bod up and running. It is a really exciting project, the local support has been amazing and very useful. See you at the opening.
     
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    Let's see!

    Staffordshire Highways will no doubt reply to any planning application with the standard wording:-

    "Recommendations: There are no objections on Highway grounds to the proposed development subject to the following conditions being included on any approval:-
    The development hereby permitted shall not be brought into use until the access, parking, servicing and turning areas have been provided in accordance with the approved plans."
     
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  6. Steve_b

    Steve_b Well-Known Forumite

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    100 houses for former police HQ. via E&S
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  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Who does the taxpayer pay these rates to?
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    He could save the taxpayer £250000 per annum by abolishing himself and his acolytes from his totally pointless post.
     
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    100 homes only?? Perhaps for Phase 1!
     
  10. Steve_b

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  11. Steve_b

    Steve_b Well-Known Forumite

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    Business rates are collected by the Borough Council. Some of it is kept locally. Some is handed back to Central Government to redistribute as needed. So the money does stay in the public sector, although not necessarily in the local area.
     
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  12. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Sort of "resting in different accounts", then?

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    Partially correct. All rates are handed to government and a % is handed back to local councils. Most local councils receive back monies up to 18 months in arrears
     
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    From my experience with Weeping Cross Doctors over the past few weeks, losing the walk in morning surgery is a disaster. How people are getting appointments I don't know. Having to tell the receptionist why you need an appointment and then they make the decision is wrong . Every time I rang last week I was told there were no appointments and to ring back the next day. I couldn't even get a telephone consultation booked with a Doctor, so Tuesday morning I will be back on the phone again.
    I think more people will end up going to A & E because they can't get an appointment at the Doctor's.
    Very disappointed with the service after being at this surgery since the days of Dr Raby when the surgery was on Stockton Lane.
     
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    Husband needed to make an appointment for his medication review, as it ran out on 20th May. Kept looking online ready to book as soon as the May appointments became available .....wasn't fussy who he saw , as with being under a cardiac consultant and on the medication for life, he needed that repeat prescription renewed. Only 2 appointments showed available at Weeping Cross that month, which were both after the 20th.

    Thought they must have been saving more appointments available for if booking by phone, but apparently not....

    Definitely very disappointed with the service provided at this surgery at the moment. At least before you could go and sit for a couple of hours in the open surgery to see a doctor or nurse, although towards the end of this arrangement they quite often informed patients that the doctors lists were full and to come back the next day. I once arrived at 8.30am to be told that through a shortage of doctors the lists were already full and I couldn't be seen. (They already had leaflets on the counter with an emergency surgery details somewhere up north end of town to ring to try to make an appointment! )
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    It all seems a bit crazy to me. I've never had to visit a GP for anything that really required a doctor's experience, but just the agreement that the closed-shop system requires. At times the delays have been quite bizarre and unnecessary - nine days to be told what I already knew, then a further nine days to get somebody to use the machine that was in the next room at the time that the agreement finally occurred, etc.

    Imagine ringing the AA when you've got a puncture, to be told that a bloke will look at it next week, then he turns up and says "It's a puncture, I'll get somebody to fix it next week".

    To be fair, I did ring the AA for somebody once and explain that they had ripped the sump plug out, along with the welded boss, unless they brought a replacement sump, it was a towing job or a transporter - they sent some bloke in an Escort van to see if it was driveable...

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    I once rolled a metro once forwards and three times sideways (I was counting as it rolled) before embedding it into a ploughed field.

    I called the AA to get a tow truck to recover it and the nice lady said we'll send a mechanic as well to fix the car. I again explained it was a total write off only to be told "but he'll probably be able to get it going again for you".
     
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  19. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    I have been told by a Receptionist that every day there are a certain number of appointments reserved for emergencies and that these appointments are not being always filled every day.

    As for the online reservation system, I have got the form but have yet to complete it, return it or actually use the system.
     
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  20. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    You've been lucky.

    I'm not sure how I would have approached things with the new system when I had a TIA (<<link) a couple of years ago. When it happened, I went to the drop in clinic and waited to see a Doctor and within a couple of hours was in the hospital after an emergency ambulance ride. I didn't know what had happened but thought it best to go to see a Doctor which I am glad I did do.

    Given that you can't just walk in now and have to ring, I may not even have been seen that day and could have possibly had further TIAs or maybe even a full blown stroke.
     
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