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Chesapeake
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I am hoping that someone can help? I recently heard a rumour that Newbury Leisure Ltd operating as Krazy Klub and Lakeside Superbowl have gone out of business. Does anyone know if this is true or not? I don't seem to be able to find anything anywhere to confirm it or not.

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Posted on: Nov 9 2011, 10:05 PM


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QUOTE (Chesapeake @ Nov 9 2011, 10:03 PM) *
No, I was just a little worried that it might have been my son as he had one of those flashing-light sword things and was play fighting whenever he could.

We were however joined by the family from **** (adult male, adult female and 2 young children) at the fence where we had stood staunchly defending our fantastic position. We ended up having to move away because of the yobbish parenting skills of the adults in said "family from ****" and their yobbish children! angry.gif



Sorry didn't realise that "h e l l " was a swear word! huh.gif
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Posted on: Nov 9 2011, 10:03 PM


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QUOTE (xjay1337 @ Nov 9 2011, 03:18 PM) *
I didn't properly see as I sorted of yelled at them from 10 ft away in the dark, looked to be in a gaggle of 3 or so, they had jackets and what not, think they had caps/beanies as well.

Did you yell at them as well? laugh.gif


No, I was just a little worried that it might have been my son as he had one of those flashing-light sword things and was play fighting whenever he could.

We were however joined by the family from **** (adult male, adult female and 2 young children) at the fence where we had stood staunchly defending our fantastic position. We ended up having to move away because of the yobbish parenting skills of the adults in said "family from ****" and their yobbish children! angry.gif
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Posted on: Nov 8 2011, 08:41 PM


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QUOTE (xjay1337 @ Nov 7 2011, 12:13 PM) *
It did. Unfortunately my video recording started after I said that but nevertheless it did happen. Unlike most people have no problem intimidating people of a younger age.

My literal words might have been "If you do that again I'll shove it up your ****" but words to that effect were definitely used.


Approximately how old was the child and what was he wearing?
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Posted on: Oct 16 2011, 07:27 PM


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QUOTE (Vodabury @ Oct 16 2011, 04:10 PM) *
Quoted from the linked webpage:

"Employers do not have to give a full and comprehensive reference. Given the potential liabilities involved, it is common for employers to give only a short statement confirming that the individual was employed, the dates of the employment and the employee's job title." [My emphasis].

I will say again, why would you want to go much further? With a company reference, I would keep it entirely factual and neutral.



Did you not read this section below? Although it is sometimes best practice to keep references short and neutral (and sometimes Company Policy) there is the added obligation to the possible new company if there has been "major" problems with the outgoing employees service. This of course would have had to have been fully dealt with through the company's disciplinary procedure. It could not just be conjecture.


<h2 style="clear: both;">"What are the respective rights and obligations?</h2>Negligence

Obligation:

An employer owes a duty of care to both the employee and the recipient for the content of a reference. The employer must provide a true, accurate and fair reference.

Rights:

If an employer fails to take care in providing a reference, the employee or the recipient may be able to bring a claim in negligence for any damage suffered as a result."



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Posted on: Oct 16 2011, 11:20 AM


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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Oct 15 2011, 07:31 PM) *
As Vodabury said, outside of any contract between the parties it's not obvious what cause of action the new employer might have against the old employer for not giving a reference that mentioned the faults of the applicant, but it's possible the old employer owes the new employer some statutory or common law duty of care that Chesapeake knows about and if there is it would be good to know what it is.



Hope this link helps explain things in a little more detail?

http://www.michaelpage.co.uk/content/15611...references.html
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Posted on: Oct 14 2011, 04:09 PM


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QUOTE (Dodgys smarter brother. @ Oct 14 2011, 05:08 PM) *
Wakey wakey, that's exactly what I said, plus I gave a link to further advice.



But I said it before you so, wakey, wakey you tongue.gif
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Posted on: Oct 14 2011, 03:21 PM


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QUOTE (Chesapeake @ Oct 13 2011, 06:09 PM) *
Actually, companies ARE allowed to give "bad" references as long as they are factual.


In fact, if a company were not to divulge to the new propective company that had written for the reference that the employee had been fired for, let's say theft and the new company was then also a victim of the employees theft then the new company could sue the old company for not including important facts about the employees service. Hope that makes sense? unsure.gif



QUOTE (JeffG @ Oct 13 2011, 07:13 PM) *
There are contributors here who are obviously in the legal profession, so it would be interesting to hear their take on this.



QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Oct 13 2011, 07:17 PM) *
The basic rule is that you can say what you like provided it is demonstrably true, and you haven't signed any agreement to keep quiet.



QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 13 2011, 07:28 PM) *
I tend not to , but have been advised by our HR department that it is OK to give a bad reference, so long as you can back yourself up when questioned.



QUOTE (Chesapeake @ Oct 13 2011, 07:37 PM) *
Sorry Strafin but isn't this exactly what I said? References should be legally truthful for both a "good" and "bad" reference!



QUOTE (CBW137Y @ Oct 13 2011, 09:11 PM) *
Will ask tomorrow (I work for a team of lawyers, including employment lawyers). I will say though, that I showed the original post to a member of the team way back when, and my colleague didn't have much sympathy for the OP. Sorry - prob not what you wanted to hear!



QUOTE (Dodgys smarter brother. @ Oct 13 2011, 09:44 PM) *
Contrary to obvious public misconceptions, it is NOT illegal for an employer to give a bad reference. BUT whatever they give has to be true, just in case they need to back it up later.

Businesslink.gov.uk


Okay, nobody seems to want to read my posts or believe them! Jeff, my job used to be Employment Law for a very large Multi-National Company so please believe me everyone when I say IT IS LEGAL TO GIVE A BAD REFERENCE AS LONG AS IT IS FACTUAL!

As far as the original post by Cornflake is concerned it depends on exactly what was said on Facebook and whether it could be attributed to the company in question by friends or outsiders as this can then be classed as "bringing the company into disrepute" and therefore classed in the Company's Policies & Procedures as a "dismissable offence"

Also, if the employee had been employed for less than a year, including the contractual notice period then the employee could not bring a case of unfair dismissal unless Company Procedure had not been followed or unless the employee had been discrimated against as set out in the current Employment Law.
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Posted on: Oct 13 2011, 06:37 PM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 13 2011, 07:28 PM) *
I tend not to , but have been advised by our HR department that it is OK to give a bad reference, so long as you can back yourself up when questioned.


Sorry Strafin but isn't this exactly what I said? References should be legally truthful for both a "good" and "bad" reference!
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Posted on: Oct 13 2011, 05:09 PM


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Actually, companies ARE allowed to give "bad" references as long as they are factual.


In fact, if a company were not to divulge to the new propective company that had written for the reference that the employee had been fired for, let's say theft and the new company was then also a victim of the employees theft then the new company could sue the old company for not including important facts about the employees service. Hope that makes sense? unsure.gif
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Posted on: Mar 13 2011, 07:25 PM


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QUOTE (Cognosco @ Mar 13 2011, 04:55 PM) *
It would be nice to know how successful it turned out?


Well I enjoyed it and so did my dog rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Mar 8 2011, 09:17 PM


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QUOTE (minx_2001 @ Mar 8 2011, 06:22 PM) *
Brilliant! I was a bit worried I was going to look like a loon posting on here! I'm planning to go up to Greenham this weekend if people are free? Chesapeake I get the same response about my playful lab - people are very rude and mistake his playfulness (he has only just turned a year) for agression, but he loves other dogs and playing with them!!

Biker1 I have seen these red posts up there and will avoid them know I know what they are for!


Cool, PM me time (preferably not too early) and place wink.gif
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Posted on: Mar 8 2011, 05:00 PM


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QUOTE (minx_2001 @ Mar 8 2011, 03:55 PM) *
I didn't know where else to post this but I am trying to get a dog walking group together to meet at Greenham on a regular basis? I have a young lab who loves other dogs and wondering if anyone was looking to join a group or some companionship on thier walks??



I try to walk my dog up on the common as often as I can so would love to join you as she loves to play and socialise with other dogs and some owners can be quite against it! She is fully inoculated and non aggresive. rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Feb 13 2011, 03:14 PM


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Why would you rather the racecourse dsappeared? What are your reasons for thinking that racing is cruel?
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Posted on: Feb 13 2011, 03:10 PM


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I cannot believe the amount of drivel coming from some of the posts on this subject! I have to say that I am with Richard Garvie on this matter.

It is an absolutely terrible thing to have happened and NRC have handled the whole thing in a very professional and caring way. They are giving racegoers a 100% refund of their tickets even though legally they only have to give a 50% refund according to their Terms & Conditions. They have lost an absolute fortune and yet their main concern is for their racegoers, the horses and all those who work with, train and own the horses.

Apparently it will have an impact on the new racecourse development causing a very probable delay in it's inception.

In the dealing that I and my family have had with NRC I cannot priase them enough and feel for them at the moment.

The Grand National deaths are totally different. In this case 2 horses died in very unusual circumstances and, at this moment inexplicable circumstances, whilst parading round the ring where very few accidents occur.

My thoughts are with all those involved sad.gif x
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Posted on: Jan 8 2011, 04:01 PM


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QUOTE (Iommi @ Jan 8 2011, 12:45 PM) *
Great! Get rid of the buses and now we have bloody feral kids to contend with! tongue.gif



Are you suggesting that my children are "feral"???? laugh.gif
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Posted on: Jan 8 2011, 12:28 PM


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Sorry for the second post but I also think that by making Northbrook Street pedestrian only and placing additional car parking and bus stops at either end it would increase the footfall for businesses in the town centre and the market place. wink.gif
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Posted on: Jan 8 2011, 12:23 PM


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QUOTE (gardeb @ Jan 7 2011, 07:28 PM) *
I hope buses are banned from Northbrook Street as soon as possible together with all traffic, including cyclists to make the whole area much safer. At the moment it looks fully pedestrianised but just as you start to think like that a bus bears down.

Discouraging motorists from Newbury will probably add to the speed of its demise since from rural areas there is no sensible ammount of public transport. Despite what the greens may think we do enjoy using our cars even though the government and council see the motorist as a cash cow.


I agree, I also think that buses should be baned from Northbrook Street. As a mother of 2 children it is a nightmare. It looks like it's pedestrian only even to a small child as people are walking all over the area all the time and to a child this means there is no traffic and then a BL**DY great big bus comes along! I am not an engineer but where I used to live in London the main shopping street was flly pedestrianised except for emergency access. At either end of the main street there were bus stop "areas" and car parks so this meant easy access. I think that Newbury could adopt the same with a few alterations.

I also think that the bridge across the canal by Camps should be either widened to take two way traffic (if they could keep it's rather pleasing aesthetics) or an additional (twin) bridge built to keep the flow of traffic moving. I'm not an architect but I am sure this could be possible. wink.gif
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Posted on: Jan 8 2011, 12:04 PM


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QUOTE (JeffG @ Jan 8 2011, 11:26 AM) *
Well, I don't know which company collects your respective stuff, but where I live Veolia normally takes all the recycling at once, early in the morning. The rubbish bin isn't emptied until around midday (so they'd have a job to use it to mix up the recycling).


Yes, where I live there are two trucks that come from Veolia. The first one collects the normal waste first thing in the morning, usually around about 07:15 to 07:30 and then the recycling truck collects the recyling at approximately lunch time which is why they take advantage of my empty black bin. However, the garden waste is collected separately usually even later in the day.

It all seems to be a waste of my time sorting it into the various bins and also a waste of our council tax as every other week there are 3 collections in one day! Well, hopefully every other week! laugh.gif
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Posted on: Jan 7 2011, 11:00 AM


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I read this and it gave my a warm fuzzy feeling. It also gave me a sense that there REALLY are incredible people out there who far outweigh the bad ones that we all seem to talk about. His family must be SO proud of him.

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article...articleID=15555

God bless him and may he rest in peace knowing that he went that extra mile to make this world a better place.
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Posted on: Jan 7 2011, 10:55 AM


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QUOTE (Darren @ Jan 6 2011, 10:55 PM) *
The green waste goes into a different wagon and that's all it collects, at least round my way. Green waste collection has been suspended until Jan 24th, and given the weather, doing stuff in the garden was not high on my list.


I know that it is a completely different wagon for green waste but why do we spend time sorting it into it's catagorised bins for them to just tip it in all together? unsure.gif
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Posted on: Jan 6 2011, 05:34 PM


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QUOTE (JeffG @ Jan 6 2011, 04:26 PM) *
I think the simple answer is that they only have a certain capacity for each type on their lorries, and the holiday period would have generated a lot of extra glass waste.

Since they are in catch-up mode, I imagine they don't have time to offload and come back. Unless you are a dedicated wino, I'm guessing you still have space in your box for a bit more smile.gif smile.gif


Hmmm, last time I saw them doing the recycling they tipped all of my carefully sorted recycling into my empty black rubbish bin at once and then tipped it all into the recycling lorry. They also haven't taken the garden waste away either but they normally take that in the normal rubbish lorry. I find it all quite confusing although I DO prefer things to be a little more organised! wink.gif
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Jan 2 2011, 05:27 PM) *
Mine was collected on the specified day (in my case Thursday - as notified, two days later than usual). They took my paper and plastic recycling, but left the glass (I guess they were full from all the drunken orgies in the neighbourhood smile.gif )


They finally came on 5th Jan but, just like you, they only took the paper and plastic. I, a little paranoid, checked my glass to make sure there was nothing that could have caused them to leave it but it looked ok to me! Have they decided not to collect glass now? angry.gif
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QUOTE (Bofem @ Jan 5 2011, 01:19 PM) *
What are you saying - they're allowed to jack up next to the Strepsils? wacko.gif


And the children's skin cream!!! angry.gif
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jan 4 2011, 10:12 PM) *
How do you know they never run out of methadone?



I'm not sure if they do ever run out of Methadone but I should imagine that the demand is far higher for Methadone than for skin creams. I should also imagine that with Methadone the "shelf life" is never an issue as it is so "popular"!!! They do, however run out of syringes and I know this for sure as I have a friend who works in a local pharmacy!!! wacko.gif
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