Reaction as Hinkley Point C given the go-ahead

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  • Hinkley Point C given planning permission this afternoon
  • EDF Energy says scheme would create thousands of jobs in Somerset
  • Anti-nuclear protestors had hoped scheme will be blocked

12:25pm

THE Sedgemoor and West Somerset Green Party secretary, Jamie Robertson, said: "Granting permission for Hinkley C to go ahead is an unnecessary gamble.

"Robust studies show that long-term low-level radiation emissions do have detrimental local health effects; and permission should not have been granted while no safe facility has been agreed for the disposal of the very highly toxic waste.

"If Hinkley C does come to be built it would be a very unwelcome legacy for our children and grandchildren, as well as a huge burden for this generation by artificially raising the already high cost of electricity."

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WEST Somerset Council's deputy leader, Cllr Chris Morgan, added: "I am pleased that the waiting game is very nearly over.

"The local community is already seeing changes to the environment and I know the council is working very hard together with EDF Energy and our partner councils to minimise any disruption that will be caused.

"We are already working hard to make sure that there are no adverse effects on the local housing market, our tourist industry or from a community safety perspective.

"Members of our council are very keen to support and work with the places and people most affected, such as Stogursey, to gain access to the funding for communities which becomes available once the project starts in earnest.”

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CLLR Tim Taylor, leader of West Somerset Council, said: "This is very positive news and the project will provide a really welcome and massive boost to the local economy.

"We have heard for some time that the EDF Energy team is 'shovel ready' and I am pleased to confirm that our Council has already been working hard to deliver on our commitments and is also 'Hinkley ready'.

"The Secretary of State’s announcement on the imminent conclusion of the negotiations on the wholesale ‘strike price’ for electricity is also welcome and I would urge all parties to reach agreement soon.

"I am also encouraged by the Secretary of State’s statement that there will shortly be a government announcement on the subject of community benefit.

"From the council’s perspective we already have a series of programmes in place providing all sorts of opportunities for local businesses to benefit from being in the supply chain and local people to be trained to become part of a skilled workforce.

"We will use the resources provided to us from the development to create a sustainable legacy for our community."

10:16am

REACTION from campaign group Stop Hinkley.

Spokesman Theo Simon said: "I don't think anyone in West Somerset believed that the public consultation last year was anything more than an elaborate, undemocratic sham, and that in itself is a political scandal."

Mr Simon said Ed Davey's decision was "a rubber-stamping exercise".

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Yeovil Express: COMEBACK: An otter in Sussex. Picture by Stephen Bray

THE Somerset Wildlife Trust says it has been trying to make sure any new nuclear development at Hinkley C does not adversely affect species including otter, skylark and barbastelle bats, and important habitats like hedgerows.

The Trust said: "We made a strong case to EDF that where impacts could not be avoided, they should be mitigated and compensated for straight away by creating new habitat, improving existing habitat, and linking this together so that wildlife can move around the local landscape.

"As non-statutory consultees the extent to which we could influence EDFs approach to nature conservation in the new development was limited.

"Having made our case for the best possible protection of wildlife, and requested the development bring a net benefit to local biodiversity, we have relied upon the Planning Inspectorate and the Government’s nature conservation agency, Natural England, to ensure that Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station brings about the best deal for Somerset’s precious wildlife.

"We hope that with the granting of this Development Consent Order, EDF will take the opportunity to maximise the longer term benefits to local nature they could bring about."

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5:06pm

PICTURED at Hinkley Point this afternoon are Tim Taylor, leader of West Somerset Council, Duncan McGinty leader of Sedgemoor District, Nigel Cann, construction director at Hinkley C and David Hall, deputy leader of Somerset County Council.

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Friends of the Earth chief Craig Bennett said: “The Alice-in-Wonderland economics of the nuclear industry killed off previous plans for a new reactor at Hinkley – decades later, little has changed.

“The only way this plant will be built is if the Government hands over a blank cheque from UK taxpayers to French developers, EDF.

“The most cost-effective way to cut carbon and keep the lights on is a combination of energy efficiency and investing in renewables, the cost of which are falling year on year.

“For decades nuclear industry has over-promised and under-delivered – we can’t afford to keep throwing money at it.”

4:29pm

Cllr Norman Cavill, who holds the economic development brief, said Taunton Deane residents were well placed to take maximum advantage of the jobs that will be created at Hinkley Point C.

He said: “Such a major investment will give opportunities to our young people who will be able to take advantage of the jobs and apprenticeships that will be on offer. There will be local businesses, too, which will benefit from Hinkley supply contracts.

“The economic climate has been difficult but when EDF confirms its investment in Hinkley Point C it will bring major benefits to the local and regional economy, benefiting existing businesses and making this part of Somerset very attractive to inward investors.”

4:14pm

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The Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge, Ken Smout, said: “Our concern from the start has been what impact Hinkley C will have on tourism.

“Any effect on tourism would be catastrophic but we'll have to wait and see.
“The impact will go on for many, many years; time will tell if it's a good thing.”

3:30pm

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EDF Energy chief executive Vincent de Rivaz: “Receiving permission to construct a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C is a huge achievement, which represents years of hard work.

"It reflects an extraordinary level of professionalism and work from EDF Energy’s planning team, the Planning Inspectorate, local authorities and a wide range of stakeholders.

“This decision sets up a huge opportunity for this project to provide enormous benefits to the UK in jobs, skills, cutting carbon emissions and future energy security.

"We are ready to deliver and an extensive supply chain is standing by to begin work.

“To make this opportunity a reality, we need to reach agreement swiftly on the Contract for Difference for Hinkley Point C.

"It must offer a fair and balanced deal for consumers and investors. Intensive discussions with the Government are taking place and agreement is still possible.

“The success of this pioneering project will kick start the new nuclear programme in the UK and is expected to lead to lower costs for successive UK nuclear plants.”

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2:37pm

Bridgwater College principal Mike Robbins said: "We are delighted that another crucial milestone has been achieved for Hinkley Point C, and look forward to the final go-ahead being given.

"EDF Energy has invested heavily in our facilities to support the training needs for the new build and we've been working with them for a number of years to help students, the unemployed and other local people gain the necessary skills to secure the job opportunities that this prestigious project would bring.

"We look forward to the opportunity of developing our partnership for many years to come and helping not just young people but everyone in our community to realise their potential."

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1:18pm Tue 19 Mar 13

BaldCarl2 says

It's megawatt hour actually.
Which basically means the wholesale price if electricity from Hinkley C would be at least double the current retail price

EDF certainly know how to go after good business.

The only thing stopping the Government and ILG from growing a pair and saying no is fear of embarrassment when the deal collapses

2:03pm

SEDGEMOOR District Council leader Cllr Duncan McGinty said: “This is a landmark decision and an important step towards the delivery of the next generation of nuclear power stations.

"The communities around Hinkley Point recognise the urgent national need for new energy infrastructure and their role as pioneers in the new low carbon economy.

“The decision heralds significant opportunities as well as challenges over the coming decade and we are ready to work hard to see that the full benefits are felt locally and to try to keep disruption of daily lives to a minimum.

"We will be working very closely with the community and EDF Energy to help deliver this nationally important project.

"However, we now ask that the Government turns its attention to the needs of these communities in Sedgemoor and West Somerset.

"It must ensure they receive fair, reasonable, and proportionate benefits in recognition of the burden of hosting a power station which will deliver great benefits to the nation but whose significant impact is felt locally.”

1:43pm

ED Davey has told the Commons he expects ongoing discussions with EDF Energy regarding future energy prices linked to Hinkley C to be completed 'shortly'. 

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ED Davey, the Energy Secretary, said: “The decision to give consent to Hinkley follows rigorous examination from the Planning Inspectorate and detailed analysis within my Department.

“I am confident the planning decision I have made is robust, evidence-based, compatible with the Energy National Policy Statements and is in the best interests of the country.

“It’s vital to get investment in new infrastructure to get the economy moving. Low carbon energy projects will bring major investment, supporting jobs and driving growth.

“This planned project adds to a number of new energy projects consented since May 2010, including wind farms and biomass and gas-fired power stations.

“This planned new nuclear power station in Somerset will generate vast amounts of clean energy and enhance our energy security.

"It will benefit the local economy, through direct employment, the supply chain and the use of local services.”

1:36pm

MARGUERITE Bowden, assistant principal at the West Somerset Community College, added: "We believe that Hinkley Point C will help to raise educational aspirations and give young people the vital skills needed to be in the best possible position to get jobs on this huge development. 

"With EDF Energy's support, we are working hard to get the local community properly prepared for the employment opportunities we hope lie ahead."

1:35pm

WEST Somerset Community College principal, Gaynor Comber, said: "This is great news and another important step towards building Hinkley Point C.

"The project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Somerset and we intend to help our community take advantage."

1:32pm

Cllr David Hall, Somerset County Council’s deputy leader, said: “The Hinkley Point C project will unlock tremendous opportunities for Somerset, including thousands of new jobs, supply chain investment and a large number of apprenticeships for our young people.

Leader John Osman added: “This is an exciting time and a time of huge opportunity should EDF make a decision to go ahead.

“It is the chance of a lifetime and could regenerate a huge area and create jobs and opportunities for our young people for years to come.”

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Mr Liddell-Grainger said the authorities are 'Hinkley-ready' and admits that Sedgemoor will feel 'the pain' of the development to some extend.

1:27pm

THE Planning Inspectorate, which handled EDF Energy’s Hinkley C planning application, said Ed Davey had supported the recommendation it made in December to give the go-ahead.

That recommendation has only now been made public.

More than 1,200 people registered an interest in the application, which amounted to more than 30,000 pages and contained 800 plans and drawings.

A panel of five inspectors examined the plans over a six-month period.

Sir Michael Pitt, chief executive of the Planning Inspectorate, said: “This was the largest application to be handled by the Planning Inspectorate.

“A major priority for us over the course of the examination was to ensure that communities who might be affected by this proposal had the opportunity to put forward their views.”

Do you feel your views were listened to? Have your say here.

1:26pm

SPEAKING in the Commons, Bridgwater and West Somerset MP has said today is a 'phenomenally good day' for the region.

1:24pm

THE Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station has been given development consent by the Energy Secretary.

The decision by the Energy Secretary follows an examination process by the Planning Inspectorate which met or exceeded all the statutory timescales laid down in the Planning Act 2008.

Planning Inspectorate chief executive Sir Michael Pitt said: "This was the largest application to be handled by the Planning Inspectorate under the planning Act 2008 and required a Panel of five Examining Inspectors who were given the task of considering the evidence put to them by the interested parties.

"A major priority for us over the course of the examination was to ensure that communities who might be affected by this proposal had the opportunity to put forward their views.

“The examination of the application was completed within the timescales prescribed in the Planning Act and a recommendation made to the Energy Secretary.

"Today’s decision by the Energy Secretary supports that recommendation.”

1:19pm

ENERGY Secretary Ed Davey has given Hinkley C the go-ahead. More to follow.

12:32pm

This from parliament.uk regards Ed Davey's announcement.

"The statement is expected to commence between 1 and 1.30pm, following the conclusion of the urgent question on the EU Council."

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11:23am

UNITE national officer for energy Kevin Coyne has spoken in favour of the development at Hinkley Point.

He said: "This is a significant milestone towards meeting the UK's low carbon energy needs and the project will be a massive boost for jobs.

"The construction of Hinkley Point C will create thousands of skilled construction jobs for the next five years and around 800 jobs in the operation of the power station over the next 60 years.

"Nuclear is a crucial part of a balanced energy policy, to stop the lights going out.

"We hope Hinkley Point C is just the first in a fleet of new nuclear power stations which would also create jobs in construction for the next 20 years."

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11:02am

THE union Unite is hoping Ed Davey gives Hinkley C the go-ahead today. 

Unite's national officer for energy Kevin Coyne said: "This is a significant milestone towards meeting the UK's low carbon energy needs and the project will be a massive boost for jobs.

"The construction of Hinkley Point C will create thousands of skilled construction jobs for the next five years, and around 800 jobs in the operation of the power station over the next 60 years.

"Nuclear is a crucial part of a balanced energy policy, to stop the lights going out.

"We hope Hinkley Point C is just the first in a fleet of new nuclear power stations which would also create jobs in construction for the next twenty years."

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EDF Energy says that if it is given the go-ahead to build Hinkley Point C it will be the biggest engineering project in Western Europe.

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WEST Somerset Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset County Council say they are busy preparing their teams to help implement the project should it be given the green light.

West Somerset Council leader Tim Taylor said: “I am pleased the wait for the main decision to build (or not) the two nuclear reactors is nearly over.

"We should know on Tuesday whether the Minister has granted planning permission for the project.

"Our council took an active part in the Planning Examination and has helped shape with details of the project. We are naturally keen to see a positive outcome of our hard work.

"Should the decision by the Minister be positive, we are ready to play our important part, working with EDF Energy and partner councils to deliver education and skill programmes and jobs for local people, while at the same time taking sure measures to minimise the impact of the project on local communities.”

9:32am

ONE of Somerset's MPs has described the decision over Hinkley Point as 'momentous' for Bridgwater and the county.

Bridgwater and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger said: “A 'yes' is vital. It will show that the work that's been done by Sedgemoor District Council, the town and everybody else has come to fruition.

“This is a momentous day.”

9:29am

HOW Hinkley Point C might look.

Yeovil Express: An artist's impression of Hinkley Point C

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8:57am

ENERGY Secretary Ed Davey, who will make the announcement over Hinkley Point later today.

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8:23am

ENERGY Secretary Ed Davey will announce whether EDF Energy will be permitted to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point today.

It is widely expected the Government will give the scheme for the Somerset coast near Bridgwater the go-ahead.

However, even if the project is approved, EDF Energy says it still wants assurances over the price it will be paid for the power it produces before it will commit to build the nuclear plant.

It is estimated the plant will create 25,000 jobs and boost the Somerset economy by many millions of pounds.

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9:46am Tue 19 Mar 13

grisleyreg says...

At what cost to the consumer £100 per KwH fixed for many years is not affordable to most. (around £45 per KwH at present )
At what cost to the consumer £100 per KwH fixed for many years is not affordable to most. (around £45 per KwH at present ) grisleyreg
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11:09am Tue 19 Mar 13

bridgwater.resident says...

grisleyreg wrote:
At what cost to the consumer £100 per KwH fixed for many years is not affordable to most. (around £45 per KwH at present )
I don't know who your supplier is but mine's 4.7p per KwH, I would suggest changing!
[quote][p][bold]grisleyreg[/bold] wrote: At what cost to the consumer £100 per KwH fixed for many years is not affordable to most. (around £45 per KwH at present )[/p][/quote]I don't know who your supplier is but mine's 4.7p per KwH, I would suggest changing! bridgwater.resident
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1:18pm Tue 19 Mar 13

BaldCarl2 says...

It's megawatt hour actually.
Which basically means the wholesale price if electricity from Hinkley C would be at least double the current retail price

EDF certainly know how to go after good business.

The only thing stopping the Government and ILG from growing a pair and saying no is fear of embarrassment when the deal collapses
It's megawatt hour actually. Which basically means the wholesale price if electricity from Hinkley C would be at least double the current retail price EDF certainly know how to go after good business. The only thing stopping the Government and ILG from growing a pair and saying no is fear of embarrassment when the deal collapses BaldCarl2
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1:48pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Jon Alsbury says...

A purely political decision with absolutely no justification on economic terms. Once again the UK tax payer gets screwed for years to come.
A purely political decision with absolutely no justification on economic terms. Once again the UK tax payer gets screwed for years to come. Jon Alsbury
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3:36pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Makes I laugh says...

Whats done is Done lets hope most of them jobs come from the local area as much as it can, Those kids leaving school in the coming years have a great opportunity to become Engineers and actually land a job at the end of there training.
Whats done is Done lets hope most of them jobs come from the local area as much as it can, Those kids leaving school in the coming years have a great opportunity to become Engineers and actually land a job at the end of there training. Makes I laugh
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3:44pm Tue 19 Mar 13

The Central Scrutinizer says...

Then let's hope these young engineers will know the difference between 'there' and 'their' when they come to fill in the application form...
Then let's hope these young engineers will know the difference between 'there' and 'their' when they come to fill in the application form... The Central Scrutinizer
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4:28pm Tue 19 Mar 13

FreeSpeech? says...

I say lets build two reactors now. but lets make them nationalised as if we are paying all these subsidies why don't we do it for us and see a drop in our bills. Stop giving our money to the bl**dy French or Spanish.
I say lets build two reactors now. but lets make them nationalised as if we are paying all these subsidies why don't we do it for us and see a drop in our bills. Stop giving our money to the bl**dy French or Spanish. FreeSpeech?
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4:45pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Makes I laugh says...

The Central Scrutinizer wrote:
Then let's hope these young engineers will know the difference between 'there' and 'their' when they come to fill in the application form...
Ha Ha, Yes lets hope so!!
[quote][p][bold]The Central Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: Then let's hope these young engineers will know the difference between 'there' and 'their' when they come to fill in the application form...[/p][/quote]Ha Ha, Yes lets hope so!! Makes I laugh
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6:55pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Baldbloke says...

Makes I laugh wrote:
The Central Scrutinizer wrote:
Then let's hope these young engineers will know the difference between 'there' and 'their' when they come to fill in the application form...
Ha Ha, Yes lets hope so!!
Don't forget the misplaced apostrophe's and misplaced Capital Letters!

That said - my hope is that local people - especially the youngsters who have never had a job - are given the first opportunity to benefit from this project and the thousands of jobs that will be on offer!
[quote][p][bold]Makes I laugh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Central Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: Then let's hope these young engineers will know the difference between 'there' and 'their' when they come to fill in the application form...[/p][/quote]Ha Ha, Yes lets hope so!![/p][/quote]Don't forget the misplaced apostrophe's [sic] and misplaced Capital Letters! That said - my hope is that local people - especially the youngsters who have never had a job - are given the first opportunity to benefit from this project and the thousands of jobs that will be on offer! Baldbloke
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7:00pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Baldbloke says...

Baldbloke wrote:
Makes I laugh wrote:
The Central Scrutinizer wrote:
Then let's hope these young engineers will know the difference between 'there' and 'their' when they come to fill in the application form...
Ha Ha, Yes lets hope so!!
Don't forget the misplaced apostrophe's and misplaced Capital Letters!

That said - my hope is that local people - especially the youngsters who have never had a job - are given the first opportunity to benefit from this project and the thousands of jobs that will be on offer!
There was supposed to be a "sic" in square brackets after "misplaced apostrophe's" in my comment - don't you just love HTML :-) !!!
[quote][p][bold]Baldbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Makes I laugh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Central Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: Then let's hope these young engineers will know the difference between 'there' and 'their' when they come to fill in the application form...[/p][/quote]Ha Ha, Yes lets hope so!![/p][/quote]Don't forget the misplaced apostrophe's [sic] and misplaced Capital Letters! That said - my hope is that local people - especially the youngsters who have never had a job - are given the first opportunity to benefit from this project and the thousands of jobs that will be on offer![/p][/quote]There was supposed to be a "sic" in square brackets after "misplaced apostrophe's" in my comment - don't you just love HTML :-) !!! Baldbloke
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7:15pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

FreeSpeech? wrote:
I say lets build two reactors now. but lets make them nationalised as if we are paying all these subsidies why don't we do it for us and see a drop in our bills. Stop giving our money to the bl**dy French or Spanish.
So you want us to go back to the Bad Old Days, where everything that mad a loss was Nationalised, instead of sorting out the Cost structures and overheads to make it a viable entity, whatever the Product.
What the French, owners of EDF UK, are now trying to do is move the Goal Posts, and Screw Us the British, EDF is Bankrupt in France, Bailed out by the French Government.
We do need Hinkley C, for the period 2022 -2070, as Hinkley B has only been extended for a further 7 years, from 2016.
The French need to produce & Generate Nuclear Energy, not only for the UK, but excess generation will be as it is now, feed across the Channel.
The Germans no longer will build or have built on their soil, nuclear reactors. So, who are they going to buy their Electricity from?? Guess Who, EDF, now there's a Suprise or not..
I am pro, Hinkley C, what I am not ok with is EDF so called Mitigation Package for the 10 year Build time, if they had pledged to build the Bridgwater By-Pass, I and most of the residents who called for this as No 1 Priority, for Bridgwater, I do not care really if SCC, or the previous Government, said they don't have too.
We in Bridgwater, realise that our Town will be Gridlocked, with all extra up to 800 HGV, and 24/7 worker Transport vehicles, plus Contractors vehicles.
Twenty years ago when Hinkley C was first Muted, it was deemed neccessary to build a Bridge from Dunball -COMBWICH Wharf. So why now, has that changed and now not a requirement, there is more Transportation on our roads now.
They have actually mitigated little, for the New Build Power Station, to us in Somerset, as a whole area.
Blues-Owl
David L Preece
[quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: I say lets build two reactors now. but lets make them nationalised as if we are paying all these subsidies why don't we do it for us and see a drop in our bills. Stop giving our money to the bl**dy French or Spanish.[/p][/quote]So you want us to go back to the Bad Old Days, where everything that mad a loss was Nationalised, instead of sorting out the Cost structures and overheads to make it a viable entity, whatever the Product. What the French, owners of EDF UK, are now trying to do is move the Goal Posts, and Screw Us the British, EDF is Bankrupt in France, Bailed out by the French Government. We do need Hinkley C, for the period 2022 -2070, as Hinkley B has only been extended for a further 7 years, from 2016. The French need to produce & Generate Nuclear Energy, not only for the UK, but excess generation will be as it is now, feed across the Channel. The Germans no longer will build or have built on their soil, nuclear reactors. So, who are they going to buy their Electricity from?? Guess Who, EDF, now there's a Suprise or not.. I am pro, Hinkley C, what I am not ok with is EDF so called Mitigation Package for the 10 year Build time, if they had pledged to build the Bridgwater By-Pass, I and most of the residents who called for this as No 1 Priority, for Bridgwater, I do not care really if SCC, or the previous Government, said they don't have too. We in Bridgwater, realise that our Town will be Gridlocked, with all extra up to 800 HGV, and 24/7 worker Transport vehicles, plus Contractors vehicles. Twenty years ago when Hinkley C was first Muted, it was deemed neccessary to build a Bridge from Dunball -COMBWICH Wharf. So why now, has that changed and now not a requirement, there is more Transportation on our roads now. They have actually mitigated little, for the New Build Power Station, to us in Somerset, as a whole area. Blues-Owl David L Preece Blue Owl
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8:42pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Bridgy old Boy says...

Blimey on this point I do agree with Blue Owl it seems crazy that EDZf are srewing the the energy consumer and Bridgwater doesn't even get a bypass. I think dear old ILG in his **** for nuclear grossly underestimates the likely impact this development is going to have on Bridgy it will be total gridlock for 10 years and that is before we consider the impact of 2,000 plus transient workers will have.
Blimey on this point I do agree with Blue Owl it seems crazy that EDZf are srewing the the energy consumer and Bridgwater doesn't even get a bypass. I think dear old ILG in his **** for nuclear grossly underestimates the likely impact this development is going to have on Bridgy it will be total gridlock for 10 years and that is before we consider the impact of 2,000 plus transient workers will have. Bridgy old Boy
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10:44pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Jamesey says...

This is great news for Somerset. Thousands of new jobs and high-tech industry right on our doorstep.
This is great news for Somerset. Thousands of new jobs and high-tech industry right on our doorstep. Jamesey
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10:55pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Amused&Bemused says...

when finished jamesey i believe there will only be aprox 300 full time workers at hinkley c!!! As for blue owl's last comment i totally agree i would not mind if their were 10 power stations at Hinkley if only the infrastructure was in place (a direct route Dunball to Hinkley)
when finished jamesey i believe there will only be aprox 300 full time workers at hinkley c!!! As for blue owl's last comment i totally agree i would not mind if their were 10 power stations at Hinkley if only the infrastructure was in place (a direct route Dunball to Hinkley) Amused&Bemused
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8:35am Wed 20 Mar 13

awayswing says...

If, as predicted,the electricity produced by HPC is at least one third more expensive on todays prices,then it would seem pointless building it.If people cannot pay their electricity bills the lights will not be on anyway.
If, as predicted,the electricity produced by HPC is at least one third more expensive on todays prices,then it would seem pointless building it.If people cannot pay their electricity bills the lights will not be on anyway. awayswing
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8:38am Wed 20 Mar 13

awayswing says...

Further to my my above comment it is difficult to imagine much inward investment in a town which may well be permanently gridlocked.
Further to my my above comment it is difficult to imagine much inward investment in a town which may well be permanently gridlocked. awayswing
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8:59am Wed 20 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

awayswing wrote:
If, as predicted,the electricity produced by HPC is at least one third more expensive on todays prices,then it would seem pointless building it.If people cannot pay their electricity bills the lights will not be on anyway.
What we have to realise is that it is not just us here in Somerset that will be paying for the Construction Costs of building Hinkley C, like also the Seperate National Grid Connections, that are routing the Power Cables to Seabanks in Glos, from Hinkley C, we on the Forum Groups, wanted the route to be Subsea, up the Severn Channel, not overland on Pylons Twice the size of existing Pylons, National Grid, ruled this option out, from the beginning, not even considering it in its " Preferred Route Options ". That is supposed to be Consultation?? Taking it off the Agenda, B4 you start Negoiating!!
This is the same as Hinkley C, the Bridgwater Bypass, was not in the Equasion, so hence, we in Bridgwater, will be gridlocked.
When, we finally see the Highway Proposals from SCC, to Mitigate, the impact, that up to 800 HGV, Worker Buses, Park& Ride traffic will use the routes through Bridgwater, all merging
On Quantock Rd / Homberg Way NDR
Roundabout, before winding its way out to Cannington and onwards to Hinkley.
I have heard of a couple of Junction changes, which will speed up Hinkleys Traffic, to the detriment of Bridgwater
Local traffic, you can bet that ever traffic light set will be tweaked to Favour EDF Traffic, holding up the other routes.
Before all that even starts, we are going to face Road works throughout the Spring and Summer on all these Proposed Junction Works.
So on your Bikes Bridgee Folk, at least you can cycle on Pavements ,through red lights, with no lights on your Bike, with no risk of being Fined for doing so, of course I do not promote u breaking the Law, but, it goes on every day, every week now, so the precident is set........
All we asked for was a Bypass, £100 Million, out of a 14- 20 £ Billion Scheme, not a lot to ask in Mitigation.
Blue-Owl
David L Preece ( Former District Cllr / Town Cllr)
I only hope that I'm Proved Wrong in my Assesment !!! But I will not Cross my Fingers....
[quote][p][bold]awayswing[/bold] wrote: If, as predicted,the electricity produced by HPC is at least one third more expensive on todays prices,then it would seem pointless building it.If people cannot pay their electricity bills the lights will not be on anyway.[/p][/quote]What we have to realise is that it is not just us here in Somerset that will be paying for the Construction Costs of building Hinkley C, like also the Seperate National Grid Connections, that are routing the Power Cables to Seabanks in Glos, from Hinkley C, we on the Forum Groups, wanted the route to be Subsea, up the Severn Channel, not overland on Pylons Twice the size of existing Pylons, National Grid, ruled this option out, from the beginning, not even considering it in its " Preferred Route Options ". That is supposed to be Consultation?? Taking it off the Agenda, B4 you start Negoiating!! This is the same as Hinkley C, the Bridgwater Bypass, was not in the Equasion, so hence, we in Bridgwater, will be gridlocked. When, we finally see the Highway Proposals from SCC, to Mitigate, the impact, that up to 800 HGV, Worker Buses, Park& Ride traffic will use the routes through Bridgwater, all merging On Quantock Rd / Homberg Way NDR Roundabout, before winding its way out to Cannington and onwards to Hinkley. I have heard of a couple of Junction changes, which will speed up Hinkleys Traffic, to the detriment of Bridgwater Local traffic, you can bet that ever traffic light set will be tweaked to Favour EDF Traffic, holding up the other routes. Before all that even starts, we are going to face Road works throughout the Spring and Summer on all these Proposed Junction Works. So on your Bikes Bridgee Folk, at least you can cycle on Pavements ,through red lights, with no lights on your Bike, with no risk of being Fined for doing so, of course I do not promote u breaking the Law, but, it goes on every day, every week now, so the precident is set........ All we asked for was a Bypass, £100 Million, out of a 14- 20 £ Billion Scheme, not a lot to ask in Mitigation. Blue-Owl David L Preece ( Former District Cllr / Town Cllr) I only hope that I'm Proved Wrong in my Assesment !!! But I will not Cross my Fingers.... Blue Owl
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9:28am Wed 20 Mar 13

windswept and interesting says...

Bridgy old Boy wrote:
Blimey on this point I do agree with Blue Owl it seems crazy that EDZf are srewing the the energy consumer and Bridgwater doesn't even get a bypass. I think dear old ILG in his **** for nuclear grossly underestimates the likely impact this development is going to have on Bridgy it will be total gridlock for 10 years and that is before we consider the impact of 2,000 plus transient workers will have.
You have to remember that ILG does not live in the affected area, and neither to a large majority of the decision makers.

So basically he, and they, don't give a toss.
[quote][p][bold]Bridgy old Boy[/bold] wrote: Blimey on this point I do agree with Blue Owl it seems crazy that EDZf are srewing the the energy consumer and Bridgwater doesn't even get a bypass. I think dear old ILG in his **** for nuclear grossly underestimates the likely impact this development is going to have on Bridgy it will be total gridlock for 10 years and that is before we consider the impact of 2,000 plus transient workers will have.[/p][/quote]You have to remember that ILG does not live in the affected area, and neither to a large majority of the decision makers. So basically he, and they, don't give a toss. windswept and interesting
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10:13am Wed 20 Mar 13

Dick Turpin Works For Council says...

Jobs?
Are we really so desperate to create even more employment for imported Eastern European labour, who will spend most of their income in their countries of origin, that we condemn ours and future generations to the undeniable risks of nuclear power?
Jobs? Are we really so desperate to create even more employment for imported Eastern European labour, who will spend most of their income in their countries of origin, that we condemn ours and future generations to the undeniable risks of nuclear power? Dick Turpin Works For Council
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11:46am Wed 20 Mar 13

teslafanatic says...

I cycle in and around Bridgwater and in the evening or when its dark I have six lights on my bike, three on the front and three on the back and I always stop at traffic lights and whenever required to do so, as I am a firm believer of the highway code, although when I was out cycling on Monday there was some prat driving a Jag like a total idiot, although he was out with his wife and was proberly showing off.
I cycle in and around Bridgwater and in the evening or when its dark I have six lights on my bike, three on the front and three on the back and I always stop at traffic lights and whenever required to do so, as I am a firm believer of the highway code, although when I was out cycling on Monday there was some prat driving a Jag like a total idiot, although he was out with his wife and was proberly showing off. teslafanatic
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3:33pm Wed 20 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

Ps, I got carried away with my last post, but I could'nt help myself.

Regards Blue-Owl.
Ps, I got carried away with my last post, but I could'nt help myself. Regards Blue-Owl. Blue Owl
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3:48pm Wed 20 Mar 13

The Central Scrutinizer says...

Who is this 'Blue Owl' fool??
Who is this 'Blue Owl' fool?? The Central Scrutinizer
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5:43pm Wed 20 Mar 13

FreeSpeech? says...

Don't know who he is but if as he says hes got 28 brothers his parents obviously never had a t.v.
Don't know who he is but if as he says hes got 28 brothers his parents obviously never had a t.v. FreeSpeech?
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5:58pm Wed 20 Mar 13

tuesday ruby says...

Makes I laugh wrote:
The Central Scrutinizer wrote:
Then let's hope these young engineers will know the difference between 'there' and 'their' when they come to fill in the application form...
Ha Ha, Yes lets hope so!!
In another article I berated Blue Owl for using this forum as a base for verbally attacking people in an arrogant way. But the more comments I read from him the more I'm tempted to make comments on him, as he does on others. He does like himself, doesn't he?
[quote][p][bold]Makes I laugh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Central Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: Then let's hope these young engineers will know the difference between 'there' and 'their' when they come to fill in the application form...[/p][/quote]Ha Ha, Yes lets hope so!![/p][/quote]In another article I berated Blue Owl for using this forum as a base for verbally attacking people in an arrogant way. But the more comments I read from him the more I'm tempted to make comments on him, as he does on others. He does like himself, doesn't he? tuesday ruby
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6:28pm Wed 20 Mar 13

daveman says...

good news for construction workers looking for cheap hardcore to build primary school foundations with - loads available in the decommissioning of hinkley a, hinkley b and of course, hinkley c when it melts down !
good news for construction workers looking for cheap hardcore to build primary school foundations with - loads available in the decommissioning of hinkley a, hinkley b and of course, hinkley c when it melts down ! daveman
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10:34pm Wed 20 Mar 13

jimeee says...

Whats the hold up...this should of been nearly finished now.
Whats the hold up...this should of been nearly finished now. jimeee
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9:06am Thu 21 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

notasnarrowmindedasm
ost
wrote:
FreeSpeech? wrote:
Don't know who he is but if as he says hes got 28 brothers his parents obviously never had a t.v.
Or he comes from one of the surrounding villages ...;-) I believe incest is now compulsory in Westonzoyland ....hence every one has seven fingers on each hand ...have you noticed how they all look the same .....spooky
If you above, do not recognise when I am being sarcastic, in my posts to the stupid, comments that are posted, in this forum, if you can not take back what you give out, don't give it out.!!
I again state that I will answer sensible posts with a direct, measured response, if aimed @ a post I have made. But, if the likes of some of the Moronic Comments, aim to do nothing but degenerate the forum into Slagging of, disrespectful inane slurs.
Then I will let both Barrels go, in my response to these such idiotic Comments.
As Part of the Terms that we all must abide by in this Forum as laid down by the Mercury Terms and Conditions, is that we must be respectful, courteous, and not be Libelous in the Posts contents.
So Tuesdayruby, just look at, why and what comments, I am responding to b4 you judge me to be arrogant and belittling, most of the time my response is Tongue in Cheek, to the childish personal insults directed to me, just because, I am a former District Councillor, and Bridgwater Town Cllr, for 8 years. So I do have Knowlege, and can and do impart that into this forum page, to help others with topics raised.
I do not hide behind, Pseudenom's so when I am being attacked for my views
It is being done, by annonomous posters, who possibly have agendas to rubbish my post's, for whatever reason, could even be that they will not believe any thing from a Concervative, hence the political Banter, it comes with the territory, if you put your head above the parapet, some one will always have a pop at you.
Am I worried No, But, I reserve the right to reply and respond. To who ever they are.
If they or you post Crap, or incorrect facts, and I know differently, I will post it.
Regards David L Preece
Blue-Owl, not Tit , Fowl, Osterich, Blue Owl Fool. Or any other derogatory name.
It's so cowardly to post comments, behind a post name, without being accountable, if you write to the PostBag, in the Mercury, you have to supply your Real Name, and Address.
[quote][p][bold]notasnarrowmindedasm ost[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: Don't know who he is but if as he says hes got 28 brothers his parents obviously never had a t.v.[/p][/quote]Or he comes from one of the surrounding villages ...;-) I believe incest is now compulsory in Westonzoyland ....hence every one has seven fingers on each hand ...have you noticed how they all look the same .....spooky[/p][/quote]If you above, do not recognise when I am being sarcastic, in my posts to the stupid, comments that are posted, in this forum, if you can not take back what you give out, don't give it out.!! I again state that I will answer sensible posts with a direct, measured response, if aimed @ a post I have made. But, if the likes of some of the Moronic Comments, aim to do nothing but degenerate the forum into Slagging of, disrespectful inane slurs. Then I will let both Barrels go, in my response to these such idiotic Comments. As Part of the Terms that we all must abide by in this Forum as laid down by the Mercury Terms and Conditions, is that we must be respectful, courteous, and not be Libelous in the Posts contents. So Tuesdayruby, just look at, why and what comments, I am responding to b4 you judge me to be arrogant and belittling, most of the time my response is Tongue in Cheek, to the childish personal insults directed to me, just because, I am a former District Councillor, and Bridgwater Town Cllr, for 8 years. So I do have Knowlege, and can and do impart that into this forum page, to help others with topics raised. I do not hide behind, Pseudenom's so when I am being attacked for my views It is being done, by annonomous posters, who possibly have agendas to rubbish my post's, for whatever reason, could even be that they will not believe any thing from a Concervative, hence the political Banter, it comes with the territory, if you put your head above the parapet, some one will always have a pop at you. Am I worried No, But, I reserve the right to reply and respond. To who ever they are. If they or you post Crap, or incorrect facts, and I know differently, I will post it. Regards David L Preece Blue-Owl, not Tit , Fowl, Osterich, Blue Owl Fool. Or any other derogatory name. It's so cowardly to post comments, behind a post name, without being accountable, if you write to the PostBag, in the Mercury, you have to supply your Real Name, and Address. Blue Owl
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9:16am Thu 21 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

The Central Scrutinizer wrote:
Who is this 'Blue Owl' fool??
The Centralscrutinizer??
??
You wrote" Who is this Blue Owl fool?
Ugh, unlike you hiding behing a made up name!!!!
I do not, if you had enough sense, and not stupid enough to realise the answer to your question is and was in front of you all along!!
Blue-Owl is David L Preece, former District and Bridgwater Conservative Councillor for 8 years, which is why I bother to respond to comments on this Forum, as sometimes, for those who are wanting to know the real facts, if I have the info, I will share it. But, if those who don't like the truth, can not accept it, then that s their and your problem not mine.
All, I do is reply, to good points and bad, it's up to the individual, as to wether they accept, or come back with Criticism or sarcastic replies.
Water off a Blue-Tits Back.
Regards David L Preece
Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]The Central Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: Who is this 'Blue Owl' fool??[/p][/quote]The Centralscrutinizer?? ?? You wrote" Who is this Blue Owl fool? Ugh, unlike you hiding behing a made up name!!!! I do not, if you had enough sense, and not stupid enough to realise the answer to your question is and was in front of you all along!! Blue-Owl is David L Preece, former District and Bridgwater Conservative Councillor for 8 years, which is why I bother to respond to comments on this Forum, as sometimes, for those who are wanting to know the real facts, if I have the info, I will share it. But, if those who don't like the truth, can not accept it, then that s their and your problem not mine. All, I do is reply, to good points and bad, it's up to the individual, as to wether they accept, or come back with Criticism or sarcastic replies. Water off a Blue-Tits Back. Regards David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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9:27am Thu 21 Mar 13

Dick Turpin Works For Council says...

Sorry to interject in your petty squabbles but the subject of the article is "Reaction as Hinkley Point C given the go-ahead."
Can we just stick to that, instead of the "Normal For Bridgwater" rants that have ensued?
Cheers
Sorry to interject in your petty squabbles but the subject of the article is "Reaction as Hinkley Point C given the go-ahead." Can we just stick to that, instead of the "Normal For Bridgwater" rants that have ensued? Cheers Dick Turpin Works For Council
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9:33am Thu 21 Mar 13

windswept and interesting says...

David, you have just quoted from the Mercury Terms and Conditions as follows:-

"As Part of the Terms that we all must abide by in this Forum as laid down by the Mercury Terms and Conditions, is that we must be respectful, courteous, and not be Libelous in the Posts contents."

It is apparent that you have not in fact read this yourself. Do you consider your character assassination of the Landlord of the Compass to be respectful or courteous ?

That was not in response to a comment made by them,they have made no comment on this forum, it was a direct attack by you on them !

Practice what you preach !
David, you have just quoted from the Mercury Terms and Conditions as follows:- "As Part of the Terms that we all must abide by in this Forum as laid down by the Mercury Terms and Conditions, is that we must be respectful, courteous, and not be Libelous in the Posts contents." It is apparent that you have not in fact read this yourself. Do you consider your character assassination of the Landlord of the Compass to be respectful or courteous ? That was not in response to a comment made by them,they have made no comment on this forum, it was a direct attack by you on them ! Practice what you preach ! windswept and interesting
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9:35am Thu 21 Mar 13

awayswing says...

To return to the subject,everybody is very worried about what the British government will accept as the strike price,I am too.However there is another government that will have a say in negotiations,the French.As I understand it they have bankrolled EDF,when presumably nobody else would,and will want a quick return on their investment.This will be at the expense of British electricity consumers.
The more I read and think about HPC the less I like about it.When you think about the eventual price to consumers and the lack of a proper road system ,between the M5 and the building site,one of the most important things to happen in this part of Somerset looks more and more unappealing.
To return to the subject,everybody is very worried about what the British government will accept as the strike price,I am too.However there is another government that will have a say in negotiations,the French.As I understand it they have bankrolled EDF,when presumably nobody else would,and will want a quick return on their investment.This will be at the expense of British electricity consumers. The more I read and think about HPC the less I like about it.When you think about the eventual price to consumers and the lack of a proper road system ,between the M5 and the building site,one of the most important things to happen in this part of Somerset looks more and more unappealing. awayswing
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5:07pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

windswept and interesting wrote:
David, you have just quoted from the Mercury Terms and Conditions as follows:-

"As Part of the Terms that we all must abide by in this Forum as laid down by the Mercury Terms and Conditions, is that we must be respectful, courteous, and not be Libelous in the Posts contents."

It is apparent that you have not in fact read this yourself. Do you consider your character assassination of the Landlord of the Compass to be respectful or courteous ?

That was not in response to a comment made by them,they have made no comment on this forum, it was a direct attack by you on them !

Practice what you preach !
I am allowed to make a comment based on my actual experience, of visiting the Compass Inn. At the time there was an assessor from the Pub Chain watching the Bar Maid doing the lunch time Service. She, also shrugged in disbelieve as to how the Pub Staff, were performing their duties, or not. I'm sure the notes she was making at the time, reflected the attitude that lunchtime. So yes, I was not rude, but expressing my wish as a paying customer, as to what I was ordering for lunch off the Menu and a pint. If you were in my position that lunchtime to have Ham, supposedly home cooked, egg (one) and a small handful of fries. For £7.99.
The ham looked like it was from Morrisons deli counter, machine thin slice (one). Not as you would expect when ordering supposedly home cooked fare. As a former Chef, I would for the money charged, an adult sized portion, not a child's meal.
I raised my concerns there and then, giving them the opportunity to make amends..!! Better than saying nothing, and telling all that it was bad, without giving the Landlord the chance to remedy the situation, Hence my Comment. I have not Character Assasinated the landlord, but have relayed a personal experience.
David L Preece.
Blue-Owl
The Landlord, who was in the kitchen came out when I was leaving, asked what the problem was, so I told him what I had relayed to his Bar Staff, his response was, where was I from, when I told him Bridgwater, he suggested that I , xxkc off back there. !!!!
[quote][p][bold]windswept and interesting[/bold] wrote: David, you have just quoted from the Mercury Terms and Conditions as follows:- "As Part of the Terms that we all must abide by in this Forum as laid down by the Mercury Terms and Conditions, is that we must be respectful, courteous, and not be Libelous in the Posts contents." It is apparent that you have not in fact read this yourself. Do you consider your character assassination of the Landlord of the Compass to be respectful or courteous ? That was not in response to a comment made by them,they have made no comment on this forum, it was a direct attack by you on them ! Practice what you preach ![/p][/quote]I am allowed to make a comment based on my actual experience, of visiting the Compass Inn. At the time there was an assessor from the Pub Chain watching the Bar Maid doing the lunch time Service. She, also shrugged in disbelieve as to how the Pub Staff, were performing their duties, or not. I'm sure the notes she was making at the time, reflected the attitude that lunchtime. So yes, I was not rude, but expressing my wish as a paying customer, as to what I was ordering for lunch off the Menu and a pint. If you were in my position that lunchtime to have Ham, supposedly home cooked, egg (one) and a small handful of fries. For £7.99. The ham looked like it was from Morrisons deli counter, machine thin slice (one). Not as you would expect when ordering supposedly home cooked fare. As a former Chef, I would for the money charged, an adult sized portion, not a child's meal. I raised my concerns there and then, giving them the opportunity to make amends..!! Better than saying nothing, and telling all that it was bad, without giving the Landlord the chance to remedy the situation, Hence my Comment. I have not Character Assasinated the landlord, but have relayed a personal experience. David L Preece. Blue-Owl The Landlord, who was in the kitchen came out when I was leaving, asked what the problem was, so I told him what I had relayed to his Bar Staff, his response was, where was I from, when I told him Bridgwater, he suggested that I , xxkc off back there. !!!! Blue Owl
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8:57pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Alex@SDA says...

Mr Blue Owl.

You have made two excellent and pertinent responses re this subject, and then sadly you let it degenerate by your own (un)doing, by high-jacking and ultimately polluting it out of recognition.

Your personal campaigns actually undermine the work you initially undertake in your opening posts and by doing so you weaken your own input.

It has already been pointed out to you in a direct manner in this very thread that you have taken it off topic, and to introduce your sentiments on the Compass Inn is totally unwarranted when the subject is Hinkley C. No wonder he told you to **** off back to Bridgwater!

Problem is, I’m probably not helping as no doubt you will endeavour to have the last word, respond to this statement and still plough your own furrow.

Moving on. Like it or lump it, we are moving into the next stage of Hinkley C.

I attended most of the meetings, consultations and sat in for most of the Jetty Enquiry. All the presentations were professionally carried out and as per the rules. However a lot of the conclusions have made all this a “box ticking exercise”

There are positives. Some of them may be debateable, but nevertheless among other benefits will give value and socio-economic input to our local fabric. Will show this as a growth area, and hopefully improve employment and perhaps reduce some apathy.

There are of course negatives. Nuclear issues go without saying. The waste will be an issue for Millennia, for example had the Romans had Nuclear we would still be saddled with the waste.

There are local matters as well, importantly the traffic, night time economy related disorder. Overburdening small schools, health services as well as police etc.

The overriding issue will be the potential gridlock in Bridgwater.

A Northern By-Pass was advocated in the 1989 HPC enquiry (carried out at our expense) and considering this will be four times the size, and the increase of traffic over the last few years, it appears to be highly malevolent of Électricité de France and indeed insulting that they have managed to get this through without substantial improvements to the road network.

So please Mr Blue Owl, do try and keep to the point, as you do make some good comments, but get lost in the morass of your own tirades.
Mr Blue Owl. You have made two excellent and pertinent responses re this subject, and then sadly you let it degenerate by your own (un)doing, by high-jacking and ultimately polluting it out of recognition. Your personal campaigns actually undermine the work you initially undertake in your opening posts and by doing so you weaken your own input. It has already been pointed out to you in a direct manner in this very thread that you have taken it off topic, and to introduce your sentiments on the Compass Inn is totally unwarranted when the subject is Hinkley C. No wonder he told you to **** off back to Bridgwater! Problem is, I’m probably not helping as no doubt you will endeavour to have the last word, respond to this statement and still plough your own furrow. Moving on. Like it or lump it, we are moving into the next stage of Hinkley C. I attended most of the meetings, consultations and sat in for most of the Jetty Enquiry. All the presentations were professionally carried out and as per the rules. However a lot of the conclusions have made all this a “box ticking exercise” There are positives. Some of them may be debateable, but nevertheless among other benefits will give value and socio-economic input to our local fabric. Will show this as a growth area, and hopefully improve employment and perhaps reduce some apathy. There are of course negatives. Nuclear issues go without saying. The waste will be an issue for Millennia, for example had the Romans had Nuclear we would still be saddled with the waste. There are local matters as well, importantly the traffic, night time economy related disorder. Overburdening small schools, health services as well as police etc. The overriding issue will be the potential gridlock in Bridgwater. A Northern By-Pass was advocated in the 1989 HPC enquiry (carried out at our expense) and considering this will be four times the size, and the increase of traffic over the last few years, it appears to be highly malevolent of Électricité de France and indeed insulting that they have managed to get this through without substantial improvements to the road network. So please Mr Blue Owl, do try and keep to the point, as you do make some good comments, but get lost in the morass of your own tirades. Alex@SDA
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10:35pm Thu 21 Mar 13

greycatz-2 says...

YES to Hinkley Point C

NO to EDF

The britsh government should not give in to EDF's bully boy tactics. It should stand it's ground, maybe EDF will pull out that would be a shame in the near future but in the long term that can only be good for my kids and their kids in the future not being held to ransom by the french. Perhaps when we have paid our deficit off and become a proud tall standing nation again we would then be able to fund projects like these ourselves state built. That way any profits can be re-invested back into our infrastructure and country and not taken straight out to profit others.

I can understand why we can't do that right now it would be the same as maxing out your credit card so you can't pay no more then getting another one, the lodgic was there for private investment to attempt to build it now but as per usual it's all about greed and profits that is why i will not be surprised when EDF announce they are pulling out.
YES to Hinkley Point C NO to EDF The britsh government should not give in to EDF's bully boy tactics. It should stand it's ground, maybe EDF will pull out that would be a shame in the near future but in the long term that can only be good for my kids and their kids in the future not being held to ransom by the french. Perhaps when we have paid our deficit off and become a proud tall standing nation again we would then be able to fund projects like these ourselves state built. That way any profits can be re-invested back into our infrastructure and country and not taken straight out to profit others. I can understand why we can't do that right now it would be the same as maxing out your credit card so you can't pay no more then getting another one, the lodgic was there for private investment to attempt to build it now but as per usual it's all about greed and profits that is why i will not be surprised when EDF announce they are pulling out. greycatz-2
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10:44pm Thu 21 Mar 13

ianeggbert says...

I'm just researching a new disorder which has been given the medical name of "Electronic Forum Tourette's Syndrome"

The first diagnosed case has been discovered in a town in Somerset and although not contagious is said to have symptoms including delusions of grandeur, the excessive use of capital letters and the inability to stop typing long after intellectual thought has left the afflicted individual.

Apparently there is no known cure yet but symptoms can often be alleviated by taking the patient for long rides in large fuel guzzling cars whilst allowing them to let off steam by shouting randomly at cyclists or pedestrians
I'm just researching a new disorder which has been given the medical name of "Electronic Forum Tourette's Syndrome" The first diagnosed case has been discovered in a town in Somerset and although not contagious is said to have symptoms including delusions of grandeur, the excessive use of capital letters and the inability to stop typing long after intellectual thought has left the afflicted individual. Apparently there is no known cure yet but symptoms can often be alleviated by taking the patient for long rides in large fuel guzzling cars whilst allowing them to let off steam by shouting randomly at cyclists or pedestrians ianeggbert
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11:51am Sat 23 Mar 13

Bridgy old Boy says...

I wish like Facebook there was the ability to press the "like" button so it could be used on ianeggberrts contribution above hilarious!
I wish like Facebook there was the ability to press the "like" button so it could be used on ianeggberrts contribution above hilarious! Bridgy old Boy
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1:18pm Sat 23 Mar 13

windswept and interesting says...

I think the BTYahoo forum has the best idea. Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down. Once a posting has (I think) 10 Thumbs Down it gets deleted !
I think the BTYahoo forum has the best idea. Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down. Once a posting has (I think) 10 Thumbs Down it gets deleted ! windswept and interesting
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2:31pm Sat 23 Mar 13

notasnarrowmindedasmost says...

windswept and interesting wrote:
I think the BTYahoo forum has the best idea. Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down. Once a posting has (I think) 10 Thumbs Down it gets deleted !
Great idea ....would certainly free up space and get rid of all Blue Fowls incoherent ramblings
[quote][p][bold]windswept and interesting[/bold] wrote: I think the BTYahoo forum has the best idea. Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down. Once a posting has (I think) 10 Thumbs Down it gets deleted ![/p][/quote]Great idea ....would certainly free up space and get rid of all Blue Fowls incoherent ramblings notasnarrowmindedasmost
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7:43pm Sat 23 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

ianeggbert wrote:
I'm just researching a new disorder which has been given the medical name of "Electronic Forum Tourette's Syndrome"

The first diagnosed case has been discovered in a town in Somerset and although not contagious is said to have symptoms including delusions of grandeur, the excessive use of capital letters and the inability to stop typing long after intellectual thought has left the afflicted individual.

Apparently there is no known cure yet but symptoms can often be alleviated by taking the patient for long rides in large fuel guzzling cars whilst allowing them to let off steam by shouting randomly at cyclists or pedestrians
You are an Arse, with you Comments, not once do you add to any debate, but make stupid, supposedly " Funny Assertions? . Ianeggbert, why don't you, come out the Closet, and reveal who you are, or can you only post derogatory insults hiding behind you posts.........I do not apologise for this statement as these posts add nothing to sensible dialogue, posted by others
Blue - Owl
[quote][p][bold]ianeggbert[/bold] wrote: I'm just researching a new disorder which has been given the medical name of "Electronic Forum Tourette's Syndrome" The first diagnosed case has been discovered in a town in Somerset and although not contagious is said to have symptoms including delusions of grandeur, the excessive use of capital letters and the inability to stop typing long after intellectual thought has left the afflicted individual. Apparently there is no known cure yet but symptoms can often be alleviated by taking the patient for long rides in large fuel guzzling cars whilst allowing them to let off steam by shouting randomly at cyclists or pedestrians[/p][/quote]You are an Arse, with you Comments, not once do you add to any debate, but make stupid, supposedly " Funny Assertions? . Ianeggbert, why don't you, come out the Closet, and reveal who you are, or can you only post derogatory insults hiding behind you posts.........I do not apologise for this statement as these posts add nothing to sensible dialogue, posted by others Blue - Owl Blue Owl
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7:58pm Sat 23 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

So I'm told to stick to the subject, but Ten of you can go Of Piste, write a load of ****, derogatory slurs re my comments, without actual challenging the validity of my comments, and I am supposed to submit to their benine Views .
Add no logical or informative response,
And believe you are correct in your assumptions.
I always, when it is pointed out to me to be incorrect in my Posts apologise.
All I endeavour to do is impart the knowledge that I have gained from my years as a Councillor, and as a resident of our Town. When you the other contributors post factual points, I am grateful, but when 70% of the Posts on here are, Maronic, and stupid responses I will treat them with the Contempt they deserve. Wether certain people like it or not, instead of criticising my Posts, Take a look @ what I am responding to !!!!!?????
Blue -Owl
David L Preece
Those who post, such mundain comments will get a response, as I feel neccessary. As they are aimed at me, it is within my remit to offer a reply.
So I'm told to stick to the subject, but Ten of you can go Of Piste, write a load of ****, derogatory slurs re my comments, without actual challenging the validity of my comments, and I am supposed to submit to their benine Views . Add no logical or informative response, And believe you are correct in your assumptions. I always, when it is pointed out to me to be incorrect in my Posts apologise. All I endeavour to do is impart the knowledge that I have gained from my years as a Councillor, and as a resident of our Town. When you the other contributors post factual points, I am grateful, but when 70% of the Posts on here are, Maronic, and stupid responses I will treat them with the Contempt they deserve. Wether certain people like it or not, instead of criticising my Posts, Take a look @ what I am responding to !!!!!????? Blue -Owl David L Preece Those who post, such mundain comments will get a response, as I feel neccessary. As they are aimed at me, it is within my remit to offer a reply. Blue Owl
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8:09pm Sat 23 Mar 13

Dick Turpin Works For Council says...

In fact, Blue Owl, your last contribution of any relevance to the topic was at 08.59 on 20th.
Every contribution since then has involved you lashing out at other contributors.
Please either stick to the topic or bore off.
NFB as previously stated!
In fact, Blue Owl, your last contribution of any relevance to the topic was at 08.59 on 20th. Every contribution since then has involved you lashing out at other contributors. Please either stick to the topic or bore off. NFB as previously stated! Dick Turpin Works For Council
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9:07pm Sat 23 Mar 13

sheldoncooper says...

Dear oh Dear oh Dear....what on earth is going on ??

Due to work commitments I have not posted for a good couple of months and thought I'd catch up with things now things have quietened down.

I have to say, having read through this and a couple of other rather long threads I don't think i'll bother.

Seems to me that the people who are pushing someone's buttons are in fact the one's who's buttons are being pushed.
Dear oh Dear oh Dear....what on earth is going on ?? Due to work commitments I have not posted for a good couple of months and thought I'd catch up with things now things have quietened down. I have to say, having read through this and a couple of other rather long threads I don't think i'll bother. Seems to me that the people who are pushing someone's buttons are in fact the one's who's buttons are being pushed. sheldoncooper
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9:53pm Sat 23 Mar 13

tuesday ruby says...

Well, it's all good entertainment. After all, there's nothing else to do in this drab little town.
Well, it's all good entertainment. After all, there's nothing else to do in this drab little town. tuesday ruby
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9:38am Sun 24 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

Alex@SDA wrote:
Mr Blue Owl.

You have made two excellent and pertinent responses re this subject, and then sadly you let it degenerate by your own (un)doing, by high-jacking and ultimately polluting it out of recognition.

Your personal campaigns actually undermine the work you initially undertake in your opening posts and by doing so you weaken your own input.

It has already been pointed out to you in a direct manner in this very thread that you have taken it off topic, and to introduce your sentiments on the Compass Inn is totally unwarranted when the subject is Hinkley C. No wonder he told you to **** off back to Bridgwater!

Problem is, I’m probably not helping as no doubt you will endeavour to have the last word, respond to this statement and still plough your own furrow.

Moving on. Like it or lump it, we are moving into the next stage of Hinkley C.

I attended most of the meetings, consultations and sat in for most of the Jetty Enquiry. All the presentations were professionally carried out and as per the rules. However a lot of the conclusions have made all this a “box ticking exercise”

There are positives. Some of them may be debateable, but nevertheless among other benefits will give value and socio-economic input to our local fabric. Will show this as a growth area, and hopefully improve employment and perhaps reduce some apathy.

There are of course negatives. Nuclear issues go without saying. The waste will be an issue for Millennia, for example had the Romans had Nuclear we would still be saddled with the waste.

There are local matters as well, importantly the traffic, night time economy related disorder. Overburdening small schools, health services as well as police etc.

The overriding issue will be the potential gridlock in Bridgwater.

A Northern By-Pass was advocated in the 1989 HPC enquiry (carried out at our expense) and considering this will be four times the size, and the increase of traffic over the last few years, it appears to be highly malevolent of Électricité de France and indeed insulting that they have managed to get this through without substantial improvements to the road network.

So please Mr Blue Owl, do try and keep to the point, as you do make some good comments, but get lost in the morass of your own tirades.
I try too, but, am guilty of responding to my own defence, when I read posts that degenerate the point or points I am raising, for this I do apologise . However, some posts never ever, comment on the Subject being discussed, these poster's should observe the same, then we could all benefit from this forum site.
I will in the future try not to reply to such taunts.
P.s the input you have made in your points reflect my own views and posts of recent months on this subject. Alas we in Bridgwater are the losers, by EDF not considering the Highway infrastructure, with more noteworthy importance, Their Consultant, was the same man who was involved with the Olympic Site Project, similar scale, but with a better road network in & around the Site to work from, not A & B roads.
With an already near capacity highway running through Bridgwater, now.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]Alex@SDA[/bold] wrote: Mr Blue Owl. You have made two excellent and pertinent responses re this subject, and then sadly you let it degenerate by your own (un)doing, by high-jacking and ultimately polluting it out of recognition. Your personal campaigns actually undermine the work you initially undertake in your opening posts and by doing so you weaken your own input. It has already been pointed out to you in a direct manner in this very thread that you have taken it off topic, and to introduce your sentiments on the Compass Inn is totally unwarranted when the subject is Hinkley C. No wonder he told you to **** off back to Bridgwater! Problem is, I’m probably not helping as no doubt you will endeavour to have the last word, respond to this statement and still plough your own furrow. Moving on. Like it or lump it, we are moving into the next stage of Hinkley C. I attended most of the meetings, consultations and sat in for most of the Jetty Enquiry. All the presentations were professionally carried out and as per the rules. However a lot of the conclusions have made all this a “box ticking exercise” There are positives. Some of them may be debateable, but nevertheless among other benefits will give value and socio-economic input to our local fabric. Will show this as a growth area, and hopefully improve employment and perhaps reduce some apathy. There are of course negatives. Nuclear issues go without saying. The waste will be an issue for Millennia, for example had the Romans had Nuclear we would still be saddled with the waste. There are local matters as well, importantly the traffic, night time economy related disorder. Overburdening small schools, health services as well as police etc. The overriding issue will be the potential gridlock in Bridgwater. A Northern By-Pass was advocated in the 1989 HPC enquiry (carried out at our expense) and considering this will be four times the size, and the increase of traffic over the last few years, it appears to be highly malevolent of Électricité de France and indeed insulting that they have managed to get this through without substantial improvements to the road network. So please Mr Blue Owl, do try and keep to the point, as you do make some good comments, but get lost in the morass of your own tirades.[/p][/quote]I try too, but, am guilty of responding to my own defence, when I read posts that degenerate the point or points I am raising, for this I do apologise . However, some posts never ever, comment on the Subject being discussed, these poster's should observe the same, then we could all benefit from this forum site. I will in the future try not to reply to such taunts. P.s the input you have made in your points reflect my own views and posts of recent months on this subject. Alas we in Bridgwater are the losers, by EDF not considering the Highway infrastructure, with more noteworthy importance, Their Consultant, was the same man who was involved with the Olympic Site Project, similar scale, but with a better road network in & around the Site to work from, not A & B roads. With an already near capacity highway running through Bridgwater, now. David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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9:40pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

Bridgy old Boy wrote:
I wish like Facebook there was the ability to press the "like" button so it could be used on ianeggberrts contribution above hilarious!
Trust you to encourage him !!!
There will be no stopping him now. We will never get to hear anything from him that adds to the Subject now.
Just more Sarcasm, siniscism,
& mundain tripe.
Blue -Owl.
DavidL Preece
[quote][p][bold]Bridgy old Boy[/bold] wrote: I wish like Facebook there was the ability to press the "like" button so it could be used on ianeggberrts contribution above hilarious![/p][/quote]Trust you to encourage him !!! There will be no stopping him now. We will never get to hear anything from him that adds to the Subject now. Just more Sarcasm, siniscism, & mundain tripe. Blue -Owl. DavidL Preece Blue Owl
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10:10pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Baldbloke says...

Blue Owl wrote:
Bridgy old Boy wrote:
I wish like Facebook there was the ability to press the "like" button so it could be used on ianeggberrts contribution above hilarious!
Trust you to encourage him !!!
There will be no stopping him now. We will never get to hear anything from him that adds to the Subject now.
Just more Sarcasm, siniscism,
& mundain tripe.
Blue -Owl.
DavidL Preece
It's "cynicism" not "siniscism"

"Mundane", not "mundain"

Poor English from a person of your standing - not good is it.

As for posting off-topic - you are probably the worst offender...
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bridgy old Boy[/bold] wrote: I wish like Facebook there was the ability to press the "like" button so it could be used on ianeggberrts contribution above hilarious![/p][/quote]Trust you to encourage him !!! There will be no stopping him now. We will never get to hear anything from him that adds to the Subject now. Just more Sarcasm, siniscism, & mundain tripe. Blue -Owl. DavidL Preece[/p][/quote]It's "cynicism" not "siniscism" "Mundane", not "mundain" Poor English from a person of your standing - not good is it. As for posting off-topic - you are probably the worst offender... Baldbloke
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10:43pm Sun 24 Mar 13

The Central Scrutinizer says...

Baldbloke wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Bridgy old Boy wrote:
I wish like Facebook there was the ability to press the "like" button so it could be used on ianeggberrts contribution above hilarious!
Trust you to encourage him !!!
There will be no stopping him now. We will never get to hear anything from him that adds to the Subject now.
Just more Sarcasm, siniscism,
& mundain tripe.
Blue -Owl.
DavidL Preece
It's "cynicism" not "siniscism"

"Mundane", not "mundain"

Poor English from a person of your standing - not good is it.

As for posting off-topic - you are probably the worst offender...
How very NFB...
[quote][p][bold]Baldbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bridgy old Boy[/bold] wrote: I wish like Facebook there was the ability to press the "like" button so it could be used on ianeggberrts contribution above hilarious![/p][/quote]Trust you to encourage him !!! There will be no stopping him now. We will never get to hear anything from him that adds to the Subject now. Just more Sarcasm, siniscism, & mundain tripe. Blue -Owl. DavidL Preece[/p][/quote]It's "cynicism" not "siniscism" "Mundane", not "mundain" Poor English from a person of your standing - not good is it. As for posting off-topic - you are probably the worst offender...[/p][/quote]How very NFB... The Central Scrutinizer
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10:49pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

Baldbloke wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Bridgy old Boy wrote:
I wish like Facebook there was the ability to press the "like" button so it could be used on ianeggberrts contribution above hilarious!
Trust you to encourage him !!!
There will be no stopping him now. We will never get to hear anything from him that adds to the Subject now.
Just more Sarcasm, siniscism,
& mundain tripe.
Blue -Owl.
DavidL Preece
It's "cynicism" not "siniscism"

"Mundane", not "mundain"

Poor English from a person of your standing - not good is it.

As for posting off-topic - you are probably the worst offender...
Bald bloke, and as to which part of your post , was on Topic. I have never professed to being a scholar, I left school At 15.
With perfectionist like yourself just waiting to pounce, as soon as I post. I only go off topic, when the posts I' m replying to take me there.
Shall I go back through your past posts and see how many Grammaticle err's
There have been a few, but I would'nt be so petty to automatically high- light them. You also have to accept that the predictive text, takes over when you hit the space bar, putting in iPad words, in place of what you type.
Still , why should I bother explaining myself to you, or you mates,
Blue - Owl
David L Preece
[quote][p][bold]Baldbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bridgy old Boy[/bold] wrote: I wish like Facebook there was the ability to press the "like" button so it could be used on ianeggberrts contribution above hilarious![/p][/quote]Trust you to encourage him !!! There will be no stopping him now. We will never get to hear anything from him that adds to the Subject now. Just more Sarcasm, siniscism, & mundain tripe. Blue -Owl. DavidL Preece[/p][/quote]It's "cynicism" not "siniscism" "Mundane", not "mundain" Poor English from a person of your standing - not good is it. As for posting off-topic - you are probably the worst offender...[/p][/quote]Bald bloke, and as to which part of your post , was on Topic. I have never professed to being a scholar, I left school At 15. With perfectionist like yourself just waiting to pounce, as soon as I post. I only go off topic, when the posts I' m replying to take me there. Shall I go back through your past posts and see how many Grammaticle err's There have been a few, but I would'nt be so petty to automatically high- light them. You also have to accept that the predictive text, takes over when you hit the space bar, putting in iPad words, in place of what you type. Still , why should I bother explaining myself to you, or you mates, Blue - Owl David L Preece Blue Owl
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10:58pm Sun 24 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

tuesday ruby wrote:
Well, it's all good entertainment. After all, there's nothing else to do in this drab little town.
So, Rubytuesday, if you think so little of Bridgwater as you described it "As a drab little Town", why stay, why live here, I'm sure someone with your articulate expert qualities, would be at home in somewhere like, North Petherton, or Cannington, or even up on the Quantocks, or even Lundy Island, I'll pay for your Ferry there, one way of course. Bon Voyage!!
We like our Town, if you don't , the grass always appears greener on the other side!! Until you get there !!!!
Blue-Owl
David L Preece
[quote][p][bold]tuesday ruby[/bold] wrote: Well, it's all good entertainment. After all, there's nothing else to do in this drab little town.[/p][/quote]So, Rubytuesday, if you think so little of Bridgwater as you described it "As a drab little Town", why stay, why live here, I'm sure someone with your articulate expert qualities, would be at home in somewhere like, North Petherton, or Cannington, or even up on the Quantocks, or even Lundy Island, I'll pay for your Ferry there, one way of course. Bon Voyage!! We like our Town, if you don't , the grass always appears greener on the other side!! Until you get there !!!! Blue-Owl David L Preece Blue Owl
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11:19pm Sun 24 Mar 13

windswept and interesting says...

Please Mr Editor can we have one of these ??

"An ignore list allows members to hide posts of other members that they do not want to see or have a problem with. In most implementations, they are referred to as foe list or ignore list. Usually the posts are not hidden, but minimized with only a small bar indicating a post from the user on the ignore list is there"
Please Mr Editor can we have one of these ?? "An ignore list allows members to hide posts of other members that they do not want to see or have a problem with. In most implementations, they are referred to as foe list or ignore list. Usually the posts are not hidden, but minimized with only a small bar indicating a post from the user on the ignore list is there" windswept and interesting
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2:19pm Mon 25 Mar 13

tuesday ruby says...

Blue Owl, don't you know when people are winding you up? You fall for it every time and end up looking a bit of a twit-ta whooo!
Blue Owl, don't you know when people are winding you up? You fall for it every time and end up looking a bit of a twit-ta whooo! tuesday ruby
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12:02am Tue 26 Mar 13

Blue Owl says...

No, If that's what rocks your boat!!
I try to respond to what's posted, without the hindsight, of knowing a posts devious nature. There are to many, who never add anything to these forums but sly innuendo, or down right attacks, but hey, it does'nt worry me, I do not lose sleep, worrying about matter said in this Forum. I 'm only sorry that, some of these responders are more worried about Grammer, Diction, Pronounciation, etc.
Than be bothered to interact in the Topic being raised.
When, I respond to these such posts, I am entitled to return the sarcasm, with interest........,.fo
ur fold. Ha Ha , I'm only joking, but you don't know if I am or not. do You!!!! See difficult to determine, am I angry, as I've written this Tearse Reply, no, mildly amused!!
Blue -Owl
David L Preece
Ps. New Day now, 12 pm Monday, off to bed, Mercury Day Tomorrow, oh the joy of reading, more Dribble !!!
No, If that's what rocks your boat!! I try to respond to what's posted, without the hindsight, of knowing a posts devious nature. There are to many, who never add anything to these forums but sly innuendo, or down right attacks, but hey, it does'nt worry me, I do not lose sleep, worrying about matter said in this Forum. I 'm only sorry that, some of these responders are more worried about Grammer, Diction, Pronounciation, etc. Than be bothered to interact in the Topic being raised. When, I respond to these such posts, I am entitled to return the sarcasm, with interest........,.fo ur fold. Ha Ha , I'm only joking, but you don't know if I am or not. do You!!!! See difficult to determine, am I angry, as I've written this Tearse Reply, no, mildly amused!! Blue -Owl David L Preece Ps. New Day now, 12 pm Monday, off to bed, Mercury Day Tomorrow, oh the joy of reading, more Dribble !!! Blue Owl
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