Joe Kilker

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Joe Kilker last won the day on October 2 2017

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  1. This might help you.
  2. Hi Jack. Do you mean the Sainsburys at the Peel Centre or the one at Barnett Way? If recycling bins are being allowed to fill up, speaking to your local councillors might be an idea. I'm always saying that with council elections coming up is the best time to request help from these supposed servants of the public. Amazon's boxes are a conundrum. It's tempting to keep them for storage purposes, then you never get around to deciding what to put in them, and they take up even more space. Plus, even when they look the same size, most of them seem to have different dimensions, so don't stack conveniently. A crotchety ex-chair of our ex-partnership complained about corrugated plastic not being accepted for recycling, and now it is, but I never saw that large bits of cardboard were that much of a problem, more like an opportunity. I think local schools would love them for projects, if only as floor protection. They're also in demand when some group holds a sponsored 'rough' sleep-in. And of course, protestors can always find a use for them, this summer...
  3. I'm not aware of stating an intention to make a complaint about the lack of a crossing, only that it needed to be raised as an issue. Perhaps you could jog my memory? The current outstanding issue on that stretch of road is storm gulleys. Since the beginning of the year, there has been an almost permanent wide puddle outside Biedronki's. When I queried Usman Bhaimia (who you may recall used to be a Lib Dem, until he decided he had no chance of being re-elected unless he jumped ship to Labour) on Twitter, he said on March 13th that 'The clogged water had been reported to the highways long time ago', but wouldn't say if he was the one who reported it, or how long ago 'long time ago' was. He has refused to say anything about it since, and neither have either of our councils. The puddle finally evaporated, just about, during the recent hot spell, but I've noticed that the next two gulleys, starting from 250 Barton St, are also blocked. That's four gulleys in the space of 50 or so meters, a hundred max, that somehow got clogged up on a main street, and even with a police station just down the road, ignored for months. Disgrace is the only word for it. But they will probably become magically clear about a week before the council elections, just as potholes that have also been ignored, or dismissed as not being 'serious defects', have also been filled in the last few weeks. Sajid Patel needs his election boost, he certainly hasn't been dropping leaflets on my street. And I know there's an argument to be made that elections are timed for warm weather, and so are street repairs, a well as funding becoming available at the start of the financial year, so nothing suspicious should be read into that, but there wasn't this springtime activity last year, and I doubt there will be next year, either...
  4. It's now been a full two weeks since I used the report button to notify 'Luke' of this. Two weeks since more than a half dozen threads were spammed with links like the one above, which are still there. Can anyone in charge speak up?
  5. A full week after the spam salvo, am I out of order in suggesting that whoever's in charge now is sleeping on the job..? I could do that...
  6. Not much seems to have happened on the boards since Tuesday...
  7. So much that is potentially libelous in that comment, with zero evidence to back it up. I'm 'hated' by who? 'Many' who are prepared to waste their energy on such a useless emotion? You, perhaps, Paul Harries? No, you haven't been 'banned' from any community meetings. You haven't done anything in recent years that would cause fragile egos like the last few chairs of the partnership to throw a needless strop. I remember when you would boast about your exploitation of the 'fine print' to get results, but sat back and did nothing when I did the same with the BTCT and the BTNP, and let Ward, Lowery, Francis, Yearwood etc ignore their own rules. It's entirely up to you to imply that you have 'done' something about your doorbell, even after stating that it is still un-fixed after 11 years. If you don't want to chase your landlord up about these 'legal duties', I can do it for you, and alert Usman Bhaimia, for example. He should have your contact details,since he used to be a Liberal Democrat, and he passes your flat on his way to the mosque, several times a day, I guess. Don't feel the need to thank me, or post any more snide and unwarranted comments, for that matter. We're probably about due for this thread to be closed down, and I've already give you the opportunity to say as much as you like, with as little grounds, elsewhere... (and did your OP originally mention trying to get the landlord to fix the bell/intercom?)
  8. If it's 'typical' of me to point out the inconsistencies, the shoes that aren't dropping, in people's stories, then guilty as charged. Nothing to stop you doing something about the landlord 11 years ago, appealing to your MP, your councillors... After 2008, you could even have asked the partnership to intercede, but I guess you were too busy ignoring how the chairs mis-applied, or even made up rules to suit themselves and short-change residents. And it remains a fact that a mere email stands between you and holding Ismael Rhyman, city council employee, accountable for the partnership's rude demise. So spare me the empty cant, and just do the very least thing you can do to prove that you were ever interested in making a difference in our ward/division.
  9. Advice from a campaigner who can't get his landlord to fix the doorbell. Maybe the present Lib Dem candidate can add it to his/her casework? We don't have the grit/salt bins and spreaders Sonia Friend agreed to procure with her &10,000 of 'Highways Local' county council spending money in [2013?], and neither the local Labour party, or the county council, will explain why they were never delivered, or what was done with the money instead. Ismael Rhyman refused on his doorstep to talk about it, so maybe you could ask him, Paul Harries, while you're reminding him of the promise he gave you to publicly announce the dissolution of the neighbourhood partnership? I can make a good guess at why we never got the equipment, though. At the partnership meeting of that year, we reviewed all the options, and things like bus stops and zebra crossings were so expensive that the 10k would only have partially paid for one item, so five bins and five spreaders were judged to be the pragmatic choice. However, then, I would guess, Sonia Friend went to the council with her wishlist, only to be reminded that clearing paths of snow is legally problematic, because while you are not liable for accidents on uncleared paths, the moment you try to clear one and somebody slips on a bit of compacted snow ice you missed, you're responsible. So the council probably persuaded Friend to change her mind. That still leaves the question of why she didn't tell anyone, if this is what happened, just as hardly anybody has been told about the dissolution. But I guess we get the 'community leaders' we deserve.
  10. It's disturbing to think there hasn't been a new post for over a week...
  11. A 'Dead Ringers' special had just started on Radio 4, so I may have been shaking with laughter at the time, so it was cancelled out.
  12. So, GCH building on more open spaces, but you're still doing better for green spaces than Barton & Tredworth, who don't seem to rate a Youtube video...
  13. I'm aware you spoke at the council meeting. I think I may even have been present. It's the council's claim, via Ismail Rhyman at a Street Reps meeting, that Section 106 funding didn't apply because [he claimed] the original building was not demolished, that needed to be challenged. Money should have been available to spend on something in the community, and we lost out, with councillors not lifting a finger to help.
  14. Or that the partnership could have addressed instead of going down the Tony Ward route of finding residents to be detrimental to the smooth running of a residents' association. The need for a crossing is as self-evident as the every day hazard posed by delivery lorries on the DYLs in front of Biedronki. That no-one chased the council up on Section 106 money, or persuaded one of our councillors to do so, is scandalous.
  15. Link to the documents page of that application, because the one further up now gives an error message: