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Re: Myford ML7 lathe with accessories spider Yesterday at 03:45 PM
NOT FREE, NOTFREE ..Sorry, I have put this in the wrong thread. Should be in the For sale.sorry again. I have reported to admin.
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Myford ML7 lathe with accessories spider Yesterday at 02:36 PM
Myford ML7 lathe and stand,with lots of bits and bobs,milling fitting,cutters,dials,chucks,etc.All in good condition.Spare motor .£1500 collection only Ch43 3dg Prenton. Will fit in car if taken to pieces and back seats drop.
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Re: Clarke 180E Arc Welder - gwo gerrymoore Yesterday at 10:24 AM
Reduced to £40 ........
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Re: The State of Wirral these days 2022? diggingdeeper 26th Jun 2022 3:10pm
Putting out to contract was effectively a Government edict at one time, less so now but it also reduces financial and reputational risk to the Council. The contract specifies pretty exactly what work is done.

Most of the Wirral has had its weeds sprayed according to the contractor https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...fvwv7XxADX/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true. Allowing for the two week delay if you don't think your weeds have been sprayed (I am 99% sure ours haven't) then contact the Council https://www.wirral.gov.uk/about-council/contact-us/how-contact-council - and your local Councillor if you want.

New Brighton has introduced parking charges for its main car park some time ago and now has put an overnight restriction on parking to stop the use of public parking for residential use.

New Brighton was killed off when we decided to put a shopping precinct in a prime leisure area. Yes it has made New Brighton busier but you could claim the same for Woodchurch every since ASDA opened there.

Every town/borough Council is going through similar problems, Wirral Council is doing well compared to many others.
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Re: Tracing history of Bob simister motorcycles. bri445 26th Jun 2022 12:48pm
I can't remember exactly where it was but I bought my first 'motorised transport' from him, a Lambretta LD150, in 1955, the year they came out. He had already registered it FCM55, presumably for publicity and this is the number in the advert, though it's not very distinct.
It cost £140, I think, plus extras, screen, spare wheel and panniers. Happy days!
Does the first floor frontage give a clue to the building?
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Re: The State of Wirral these days 2022? keef666 26th Jun 2022 12:30pm
Thanks for this Diggingdeeper,
But forgive me, i thought the most of the work done, ie drains, grass cutting, street lighting was put out to contract?
If this is the case surly those firms putting in bids, would do so for three years of more, the way things look now, its as if the Council has said we can't afford to pay you just do less, so what is it?
As for the grass not getting cut, i just find that a load of cobblies, it looks a bloody mess, you want firms coming here to invest and employ staff and you have weeds growing out every where it looks so run down, and as you have left it so late to control it will be even worse next year and money will be even tighter won't it, If i remember correclty there are Bye -Laws ith regards over growning gardens full of weeds? But its ok to have the streets full of them .As for uncut grass verges that's just asking people to fly tip rubbish!
I just come thought New Brighton, and noticed all the no parking time limit post and signs gone up, i would hate to thing how much all that cost? and wonder what the the Council will do with New Brighton in a year or two as they have just killed it off, who in there right mind is going there to pay to park,
Wirral the town that doesn't have an functioning Town Hall Its like the old saying, Will the last one out turn the lights off!
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Re: Old School - Hoylake PatriciaM 26th Jun 2022 9:19am
How can I access the photos of the old Leas School. Three of my Moss ancestors went to school at Leas
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PS3 Controller Wanted Please. BultacoAstro 26th Jun 2022 9:06am
Morning.
Hi does anyone have a Unwanted PS3 controller that work's that I could have.
I have 3 but unfortunately all faulty thoe did try to fix following YouTube vid.
I did stop flicker but X Button won't work Now.
The Battery one is missing the Fire Button the other won't connect but light's Up ?.
I gave up on fix Incase made worse.
I don't want to spend £10 on a second hand one Incase console dies as PS3 is Old and make's grinding noise's starting but then is ok.
Nobody uses it and wanted to see what my son's games are like ?
Thanks.
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Re: Car oil filter removal tool KevinFinity 25th Jun 2022 10:24pm
I use pipe grips to get them off. It dents it a bit but its only the old one anyway. The new one gets put on carefully. They dont need to be that tight.
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Re: The State of Wirral these days 2022? Excoriator 25th Jun 2022 1:23pm
Owls need large areas of unmowed grassland where mice thriv on the seeds.

Owls are crap as domestic mousetraps. Cats are better.
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Re: The State of Wirral these days 2022? diggingdeeper 25th Jun 2022 4:43am
Originally Posted by Excoriator
We need MORE wilding than less. One of the benefits is that rodents thrive too and they are preyed on by owls. Want to hear owls hooting? Then don't mow the grass

I'd forgotten about owls, used to see them regularly in Birkenhead, their favourite perch being atop telegraph poles. Its a long long time since I've seen one in town. There's no shortage of mice, cats are always catching them.
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Re: The State of Wirral these days 2022? Excoriator 24th Jun 2022 4:46pm
You are right Greenwood. I've had tostop to clean the windscreen in the past. These days it's a clear at the end of the journey as when you started. Much of it is the bloody farmers spraying insecticide everywhere. There are laws against it, but they are not enforced. They can't be as the inspectors have been cut back to a ridiculous level. You are more likely to be struck by lightning than to get caught and the fines are derisory.

We need MORE wilding than less. One of the benefits is that rodents thrive too and they are preyed on by owls. Want to hear owls hooting? Then don't mow the grass
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Re: The State of Wirral these days 2022? Greenwood 24th Jun 2022 8:50am
I'd rather they mowed less and fixed the drains! I've seen quite a few bunged up solid. For verges and grassy areas, they seem to be mowing the very narrow ones and in larger areas just mowing a 1m strip round the edge which seems like a good compromise solution to me. It's giving something back to wildlife, when we've taken so much away. I like watching the various grasses with their subtle colours waving in the breeze (apologies to hay fever sufferers!) Let's face it, the days of carpet-bedded roundabouts and manicured verges are gone. I used to enjoy the carpet bedding, but I think leaving more grass unmown is a step forward, not back, in the grand scheme of things.

Years ago, when you came back from a long summer drive your number plate'd be splattered with numerous unfortunate insects. That doesn't seem to happen any more. Unmown verges will help to boost insect numbers, which in turn will help to feed the birds and support their populations.
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Re: The State of Wirral these days 2022? diggingdeeper 24th Jun 2022 2:41am
Originally Posted by keef666
So the Council Tax has gone up again, [when will it ever go down?]
And the first excuse we get is the Goverments fault! Really? No bad management?

Some of the "bad management" is the Council failing to meet Government mandates. The Government has continually reduced Council budgets whilst increasing mandatory functions, conditions and targets. Look at green belt, virtually every Council has had to put forward plans to build on green belt, not through choice but because of the rules the Government created. The Government then proudly tell you how bad the Councils are for allowing Green Belt to be built on.

Wirral desperately needs more industry and yet we are being forced to destroy industrial and commercial areas for housing. Being a housing supply for Liverpool won't work out well for Wirral soon Council's are going to be funded more through business rates than they are now.

The sneakiest part of this is the use of Government grants to Councils where the Government has 100% control over the funding, use and allocation. If the Council doesn't apply for grants then they are sidelined in future applications for grants, this forces them to do projects which might not be necessary. Around 40% of the Council's finance is specific grants from the Government.

The days of a Council setting its own budget and plans have well gone, now the budget setting is almost entirely what services they can cut just to meet Government requirements.

If you want the grass cutting or weeds poisoned more often .... which other service are you going to cut to obtain the funding? Which Government rules are you going to break in doing so?

It is the Council's policy not to mow or poison at certain times of the year and in certain areas as part of the desire to rekindle wildlife diversity and population. The UK has lost about 50% of its insect population in the last 50 years, that is a loss of pollinators for plants and loss of food-chain for many other creatures, the eco-systems have been gradually destroyed and nobody knows where the tipping points are.

Not forgetting that the funding is very heavily subsidised by volunteers performing a lot of actions and raising money, this disguises how short of money the Council is.
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Re: Asylum and Rwanda diggingdeeper 24th Jun 2022 1:20am
Originally Posted by Gibbo
Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
ECHR issued a "Rule 39", rule 39 is not legally binding it is a request, information or a suggestion not a mandate. The UK Government can totally ignore it.

I think you might be mistaken. That's why the UK want to alter the laws, so Rule 39 can be ignored.

If Rule 39 was a "request" then they would have ignored it.

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Under the government proposals, interim measures issued by the ECHR under so-called Rule 39, which applies to situations where “there is an imminent risk of irreparable damage,” would not be binding on British courts.

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The law would also mean that interim measures from the court issued under “rule 39” are not binding on UK courts.

https://www.politico.eu/article/bre...-ignore-decisions-new-human-rights-plan/


Boris is opportunistically changing the law (as he has on other occasions as part of the change to a dictatorship/autocracy), you don't think that if Rule 39 is a mandate that a simple national law change could override the whole of the ECHR system whilst remaining a member of the Council of Europe

From the ECHR itself .... note the word "request"

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The vast majority of interim measures indicated concern deportation and extradition cases. In these cases, the Court can request the State concerned to suspend a deportation order against the applicant.

SOURCE
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Re: The State of Wirral these days 2022? Excoriator 23rd Jun 2022 3:00pm
Personally, I'd prefer to see LESS mowing, not more. Your manicured lawn may look nice to the civic minded, but they are a desert as far as wildlike is concerned.

Of the two, I find wildlife far more interesting than tidy-minded civic guardians. I hope they do even less of this sort of destruction and poisoning.
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Re: Asylum and Rwanda Gibbo 23rd Jun 2022 11:38am
Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
ECHR issued a "Rule 39", rule 39 is not legally binding it is a request, information or a suggestion not a mandate. The UK Government can totally ignore it.

I think you might be mistaken. That's why the UK want to alter the laws, so Rule 39 can be ignored.

If Rule 39 was a "request" then they would have ignored it.

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Under the government proposals, interim measures issued by the ECHR under so-called Rule 39, which applies to situations where “there is an imminent risk of irreparable damage,” would not be binding on British courts.

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The law would also mean that interim measures from the court issued under “rule 39” are not binding on UK courts.

https://www.politico.eu/article/bre...-ignore-decisions-new-human-rights-plan/
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The State of Wirral these days 2022? keef666 23rd Jun 2022 9:05am
So the Council Tax has gone up again, [when will it ever go down?]
And the first excuse we get is the Goverments fault! Really? No bad management?
Have you seen the state of the place, Seacombe [ or as i call it these days, S***hole] looks likes Bidston's tip second dropping off point!
We have weeds some as high as a metre tall gowning all of the place, i don't think there is a road or street [ unless you have a Councillor living there!] not over grown, in the last week or two the quad bike have been out spraying weed killler around, but they are three months too late, next year will be even worse as the seeds would have been blown all over!
Also what's with our grass verges no getting cut any more, well in the poor area's anyway, the ones in Heswel, West Kirby etc are all cut don't we have million pound contracts with ground maintenance firms? So why aren't they doing their job? The same can be said for the grids there is still 80% of these still blocked up around Wirral, and they say rain is on the way so that will be more flooded roads!
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Re: Asylum and Rwanda keef666 23rd Jun 2022 8:47am
Sorry but this whole story is a joke, They could have put a stop to this some two or three years ago, how many people have they let in the country so far? I bet no one knows!
Stop them coming across the channel, how hard can it be! We now have the Royal Navy,RNLI and Border Patrol now being used as a taxi service! Its a bloody discrace and Patel[ America's friend!} needs to go!
As for being Asylum Seekers that is also a joke, they are only here to get onto the benefits systems so the few people who still work these days are paying their taxes to put them up in Hotels and camps, they are even recuiting for staff for said camps! Wonder how long it will be before they start digging tunnels and disappearing into the night only to surface years later, working in post in a local Council?
Who's footing the bill for these appeals in court?
Then to come up with an idea of sending them to Rwanda? Costing millions to do a deal yet we have poeple here living on poverty line how many old people are going to be dead this winter?, Unsure whether they can afford food or engery because of a weak corrupt Government not looking far enough ahead to avoid all this!
If you left this to me i could put a stop to these crossing in a week!
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Re: 278 Combermere Mark 22nd Jun 2022 8:58pm
Hi Paul,

Click Me

Explains how to subscribe, any problems drop me a private message. (Im still setting up our contact pages).

Regards Mark.
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Re: 278 Combermere WPaulW 22nd Jun 2022 7:19pm
My grandfather, Charles Bollans, was the landlord of the Combermere Hotel when I was young. I'd love to see a photo of the place if you have one (or tell me how to get permission to access this one).
Thanks
Paul W
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Re: Asylum and Rwanda diggingdeeper 22nd Jun 2022 3:10pm
Originally Posted by Gibbo
Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
To top it all it turns out the ECHR hasn't blocked any transfers to Rwanda.

Only thing I can find about that is this:

https://fullfact.org/immigration/EU-rwanda-flight-court/

which claims

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The flight didn’t go ahead because of an intervention from the European Court of Human Rights


ECHR issued a "Rule 39", rule 39 is not legally binding it is a request, information or a suggestion not a mandate. The UK Government can totally ignore it.
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Re: Asylum and Rwanda Gibbo 22nd Jun 2022 11:34am
Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
To top it all it turns out the ECHR hasn't blocked any transfers to Rwanda.

Only thing I can find about that is this:

https://fullfact.org/immigration/EU-rwanda-flight-court/

which claims

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The flight didn’t go ahead because of an intervention from the European Court of Human Rights
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Re: Car oil filter removal tool gerrymoore 22nd Jun 2022 8:46am
If you didn't get sorted you can make one with a socket handle and some webbing - just wrap the webbing round the socket handle and 'spin' the filter off ...I did this on my wifes' mazda 2 as I 'lost' my proper filter tool ....
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Clarke 180E Arc Welder - gwo gerrymoore 22nd Jun 2022 7:47am
As said ...Clarke arc welder in good working order. Fitted with a 'turbo' fan cooler from new. Not used now as I have gone to Mig. This is very heavy so collection only from Bebington. If you want to try it bring a couple of rods with you ... I have plenty of scrap steel!! £45.00 cash on collection.
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