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post Jul 31 2018, 12:27 PM
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Does anybody know how long this will be going on for? I assume that it is an insurance issue since the hole on Old Bath Road was repaired pretty quickly and I could have removed the debris from this incident with my bare hands several times over by now.
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post Jul 31 2018, 04:27 PM
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Just suppose the wall that fell hadn't been constructed properly, rest of the brick work would need removing - quite costly job. So a detailled examination, the determination of liability and for repairs may become extended.


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post Jul 31 2018, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jul 31 2018, 05:27 PM) *
Just suppose the wall that fell hadn't been constructed properly, rest of the brick work would need removing - quite costly job. So a detailled examination, the determination of liability and for repairs may become extended.

I’m told it wasn’t “tied in” when it was refaced. That being the case out unsafe so I reckon months.
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post Jul 31 2018, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (newres @ Jul 31 2018, 06:45 PM) *
I’m told it wasn’t “tied in” when it was refaced. That being the case out unsafe so I reckon months.


I admire your optimism. rolleyes.gif . Bit like Sainsbury's car park, they could have pulled the old one down completely and rebuilt it in the time it has taken. And that started out as a bit of a leak off the top floor. Little wonder we are so behind schedule with our house building programme.


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post Aug 1 2018, 09:57 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jul 31 2018, 07:19 PM) *
I admire your optimism. rolleyes.gif . Bit like Sainsbury's car park, they could have pulled the old one down completely and rebuilt it in the time it has taken. And that started out as a bit of a leak off the top floor. Little wonder we are so behind schedule with our house building programme.


Sainsbury's have signs up all round the store entrances about how they are improving "your car park".

Well, if it is my car park, I object to the ridiculous 2 hour time limit and any enforcement contract with a private parking company - I guess as I was not party to either the planning permission or the parking contract, I can simply ignore these irritations on 'my' car park
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post Aug 2 2018, 12:28 PM
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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Aug 1 2018, 10:57 PM) *
Sainsbury's have signs up all round the store entrances about how they are improving "your car park".

Well, if it is my car park, I object to the ridiculous 2 hour time limit and any enforcement contract with a private parking company - I guess as I was not party to either the planning permission or the parking contract, I can simply ignore these irritations on 'my' car park


By the same token you could invest in a couple of hundred wheel clamps and charge everyone who had the audacity to park in "your" car park. Nice little earner. biggrin.gif


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post Aug 2 2018, 03:39 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 2 2018, 01:28 PM) *
By the same token you could invest in a couple of hundred wheel clamps and charge everyone who had the audacity to park in "your" car park. Nice little earner. biggrin.gif


With you on that!

Suspect the 'your car park' is simply a clever legal device to avoid any liability for things that might happen in what most would reasonably assume is 'their car park'.


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post Aug 2 2018, 03:51 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 2 2018, 04:39 PM) *
With you on that!

Suspect the 'your car park' is simply a clever legal device to avoid any liability for things that might happen in what most would reasonably assume is 'their car park'.


Anyway it's of academic interest only as no one can get in there anyway. Next they will build 50 flats on the site on the grounds that it wasn't being used for it's intended purpose. cool.gif


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post Aug 2 2018, 04:44 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 2 2018, 01:28 PM) *
By the same token you could invest in a couple of hundred wheel clamps and charge everyone who had the audacity to park in "your" car park. Nice little earner. biggrin.gif

Only the DVLA can wheel clamp nowadays. Well their agents.
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post Aug 2 2018, 06:42 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 2 2018, 05:44 PM) *
Only the DVLA can wheel clamp nowadays. Well their agents.


So does that mean that those cowboys who used to operate on a piece of waste ground are no more?


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post Aug 3 2018, 08:13 AM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 2 2018, 07:42 PM) *
So does that mean that those cowboys who used to operate on a piece of waste ground are no more?

Exactly - they still issue tickets though but at least they can't hold people to ransom.
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post Aug 3 2018, 02:12 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 3 2018, 09:13 AM) *
Exactly - they still issue tickets though but at least they can't hold people to ransom.


Refreshing to know.........Thank you


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post Aug 3 2018, 07:46 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 2 2018, 04:39 PM) *
With you on that!

Suspect the 'your car park' is simply a clever legal device to avoid any liability for things that might happen in what most would reasonably assume is 'their car park'.


Interestingly, Sainsbury's have staff directing traffic - thus assuming liability in the case of a collision...
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post Aug 3 2018, 09:08 PM
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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Aug 3 2018, 08:46 PM) *
Interestingly, Sainsbury's have staff directing traffic - thus assuming liability in the case of a collision...

Must admit, have only seen sub contractors directing traffic. Of course, civil law remedy if they did cause a collision....provided you could find them and provided the judge accepted your version of events. Right now, if you have any worries on that score, Tesco is probably a better alternative. The London Road one is actually quite pleasant and the auto tills actually work; or at least the staff watching are attentive.


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post Aug 5 2018, 07:41 PM
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I'm sure the owner would find a suitably qualified structural enginneer very quickly if WBC would only threaten to find one for him and charge him for that service. It's something they should have done a week or so ago..
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post Aug 6 2018, 07:56 AM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 3 2018, 10:08 PM) *
Must admit, have only seen sub contractors directing traffic. Of course, civil law remedy if they did cause a collision....provided you could find them and provided the judge accepted your version of events. Right now, if you have any worries on that score, Tesco is probably a better alternative. The London Road one is actually quite pleasant and the auto tills actually work; or at least the staff watching are attentive.


To venture off tangent for a moment. If I purchase a Sainsbury's own brand gooseberry fool it states on the pot that it is not currently recyclable. The same product from Tesco states it is widely recyclable. The only discernible difference appears to be the name of the supermarket stamped on the carton.
Funny old world.


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post Aug 6 2018, 08:07 AM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 6 2018, 08:56 AM) *
To venture off tangent for a moment. If I purchase a Sainsbury's own brand gooseberry fool it states on the pot that it is not currently recyclable. The same product from Tesco states it is widely recyclable. The only discernible difference appears to be the name of the supermarket stamped on the carton.
Funny old world.


Interesting. Did you check the 'best before date' could be down to that? The bin men only collect recycling waste people every two weeks.....


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post Aug 6 2018, 09:17 AM
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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Aug 3 2018, 08:46 PM) *
Interestingly, Sainsbury's have staff directing traffic - thus assuming liability in the case of a collision...

I think if you are driving any vehicle you are responsible for your own actions regardless of any other influences surely?
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post Aug 6 2018, 09:41 AM
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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Aug 3 2018, 08:46 PM) *
Interestingly, Sainsbury's have staff directing traffic - thus assuming liability in the case of a collision...

I think that if you are driving any vehicle you are responsible for your own actions regardless of any other influences surely?
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post Aug 6 2018, 10:02 AM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 6 2018, 10:41 AM) *
I think that if you are driving any vehicle you are responsible for your own actions regardless of any other influences surely?


Absolutely!



Unless you are a shroud waving Solicitor who has just had a call from Mr Always-Right. Then, quick call to Sainsburys legal people who might just settle simply to stop the hassle of a day in Court. Everyone's entitled to compo; that's the modern way!


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