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NorburyNewlywed
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NorburyNewlywed
Re: update on bypass
25th October 2010 at 7:31AM
JohnEllis Wrote:

I actually found a site for a "Mercian Independence Party", arguing that we'd be better governed by breaking up England into its ancient component parts!

Mercia included London, but maybe we could redraw the boundary.
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JohnEllis
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JohnEllis
Re: update on bypass
26th October 2010 at 5:14AM
Belvoir Wrote:

Come on then Grovers..... get you fingers out..we could cause 'more' chaos in the 'Grove'

Agree with Coleman - if a bunch of us kept pressing the buttons on London Road's numerous pelican crossings, would it make things any worse than they already routinely are at the moment ...?
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JohnEllis
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JohnEllis
Re: update on bypass
26th October 2010 at 5:32AM
NorburyNewlywed Wrote:

Mercia included London, but maybe we could redraw the boundary.

Only in its later "glory days" when some of its kings managed a bit of successful conquering of their neighbours; for most of the time, it went no further south than what's now the West Midlands.

Its capital, originally, was Tamworth, and, when the Mercian kings adopted Christianity, its bishop (who mattered then more than bishops tend to matter now) was at Lichfield. So they were "more our neck of the woods" than them alien southerners in Oxfordshire and all points south-east from there, where all the serious money now is.

It'd be one way to take a swipe at "London-centric"-ness! After all, most of the English do live north of Watford ...
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JohnEllis
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JohnEllis
Re: update on bypass
26th October 2010 at 1:49PM, Edit: 26th October 2010 at 1:50PM by JohnEllis
Just been on the news that the Transport Secretary has this afternoon announced the road schemes that will be funded. I checked on the DfT website and - guess what! - the A555 bypass doesn't seem to be there. But who knows: it also says:

"... the Transport Secretary announced a pot of over 600m of funding for further local authority projects. Local authorities will be invited to bid for this funding over the next few months. Councils will be challenged to consider the cost, scope and possibility of local funding when bidding."

So even now, it seems, the possibility's not closed off.

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Baby10
Drifter
Re: update on bypass
26th October 2010 at 4:12PM
Seems that the Bypass has gone again until the next election. The BBC website states that this is not one of the projects given the green light - Surprise, surprise!!!
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BlueGrover
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BlueGrover
Re: update on bypass
4th November 2010 at 8:07AM
Lib Dem Leader of the Council, Cllr Goddard is "angry" at the withdrawl of funding.
Ring your coalition buddy, Nick (20 a day)Clegg for his views Mr Goddard. Once again the North is shafted.
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OliverJohnstone
Hazel Grove Councillor

OliverJohnstone
Re: update on bypass
4th November 2010 at 9:07AM
Both Andrew Stunell and Mark Hunter are both government ministers - have they been fighting our corner for the bypass?

Stunell has promised to fight for the bypass for years and now he finally has some influence. We heard how great it was that Stockport has 2 MPs in government - where are the rewards?
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imm
Drifter
Re: update on bypass
4th November 2010 at 12:05PM
2MPs in goverment there lib dems they make the tea.
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