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Got something to say? / Re: Newbury - Blatant disregard for any speed limits.
« Last post by Old Goat on May 13, 2018, 07:02:28 pm »
Yes, totally agree!  Sainsburys this afternoon, walking through aisles, two shall we say economy sized ladies walking very slowly pushing a trolly side on, looking at stuff but not letting anyone pass.  Casual insolent rudeness; the me,me,me society.  Comprehensive education really works doesn't it.
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What- and create a whole new raft of infill development opportunities to further swell the council coffers and local developers back pockets ?
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Got something to say? / Re: Newbury - Blatant disregard for any speed limits.
« Last post by Number 6 on May 10, 2018, 02:53:50 pm »
You mean the 4x4 brigade who can just about manage to go forwards in a straight line but find anything else too tricky- especially reversing in car park bays ?  Sadly a decline in standards seems to be endemic across all areas of life.
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Got something to say? / Re: Newbury - Blatant disregard for any speed limits.
« Last post by Old Goat on May 09, 2018, 05:38:49 pm »
Well, with headcount well down, if I was Chief Constable I'm not sure I'd concentrate on traffic.  It's hugely unpopular.  In my view, much bad driving is excaserbated by people who purchase high powered large cars they are actually scared of driving.  Boy racers are just a nusance.
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Interesting this one.  Mr Cynic could be forgiven for thinking a major traffic issue would be beneficial, to the the long term plan at least.  What better reason could there be to connect the A339 at Newtown directly to the A34......

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Got something to say? / Newbury - Plans resubmitted for the Sandleford Development
« Last post by BrianB on April 25, 2018, 09:59:04 am »
I see that plans have been resubmitted for Sandleford.

They are still pursuing plans for Warren road to be the main access point for the Western end of the development. This road (even increasing the width to 6 metres) is just not suitable for the expected volume of traffic.

Also the access onto the Andover Road is not sustainable without constructing a roundabout or at the very least installing traffic lights.
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Got something to say? / Re: Newbury - Blatant disregard for any speed limits.
« Last post by Number 6 on April 18, 2018, 03:24:29 pm »
Indeed I have noticed. The police do run occasional speed traps but not enough to make a real difference (not their fault given the cuts they have had)- there was one on Bury's Bank road today. It seems to be  mainly younger to middle aged drivers in flash cars and giant 4x4 vehicles who think the are invincible. also at peak times the can be found constantly jumping red lights at junctions in total disregard to other road users. This is deliberate not accidental. The odd boy racer used to be a menace, now it is a gender free free-for-all of bad driving that is a major menace to law abiding road users. Rant over.
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Got something to say? / Newbury - Blatant disregard for any speed limits.
« Last post by BrianB on April 18, 2018, 11:54:17 am »
I am now finding that there is a blatant disregard for any speed limits. Some cars are travelling at ridiculous speeds.

In particular I am having problems in the Andover Road and Monks Lane. Nobody cares anymore. In the past it has been the excepted norm that you could get away with 5 to 10 mph over the limit. Now I am convinced that some vehicles are travelling at speeds approaching 70 mph particularly on the stretch of Andover Road beyond Park House School.

I am constantly being flashed by cars that come up close behind me trying to force me to go faster.

Am I alone or have other people noticed this problem?
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Got something to say? / Re: Micro Focus
« Last post by Number 6 on March 19, 2018, 10:48:01 am »
Sad to see that Micro Focus are facing some inevitable integration challenges which will inevitably turn attention inward for a while. Lets hope they also find enough resource and energy to concentrate on opportunities as well, as a very large swathe of their potential customer base has to focus on ROI (return on investment) as global businesses comes under pressure due to the prevailing economic climate and slowly rising interest rates.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43457024
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Got something to say? / Re: Newbury - The Marsh Lane Scenario - All over again.
« Last post by Number 6 on March 12, 2018, 09:32:10 pm »
Indeed. What was public right of way will be signed over to a private developer who will immediately exclude public access. Can't remember voting for this kind of abuse of power and all for the princely sum of £1.00 . All we can plan to do is to vote the administration out of office at the next election.
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