Parking can be a nightmare on the weekend and during school holidays. You can never find a space in St Stephen’s, it feels like it takes hours to get out of Princes Quay and it seems to cost and arm and a leg to get anywhere within walking distance of the city centre. But if you’re willing to put in a little bit of leg work, you can actually get a parking space for £3 or less for all day. That means you can park near to work instead of getting the bus in when it’s raining, you can avoid extortionate car parking costs elsewhere and you don’t have sprint back after two hours in case the warden has got his pen out. Here are the best places to park all day for £3 or under in Hull. Londesborough Street Where: Near Hull Royal Infirmary Cost: £1 for 12 hours North Bridge Where: Lime Street, Hull Cost: Monday to Sunday all day for £2. Trippett Street Where: Near Napoleon’s Casino Cost: Monday to Saturday £3 or Sunday £1 all day. … [Read more...] about Here are the best places to park all day for £3 or under in Hull
Hadleigh has featured in a national guide as one of the best places to live in the UK – based on factors including house prices and schools performance. A survey by The Sunday Times included 12 towns from the East of England, with Hadleigh ranked at number six.Deputy mayor Peter Matthews said: “I’m not surprised. We have a good community spirit in Hadleigh and there are more than 60 different community groups with clubs for children and the elderly, although we could probably do with more for youth groups. “We have a good range of businesses and lots of small, independent retailers and no empty shops. “I think it’s great to get recognition like this for being very nice place to live.“We have a swimming pool, health centre, good schools and, on a summer’s day, you can take a lovely walk by the riverside.” He added: “It’s a very stable environment and long may it stay that way.”Top of the list of the 12 best places … [Read more...] about Hadleigh among best places to live in UK, survey finds
Wetherby has been named in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide 2018 for the first time. The guide describes it as “a handsome Georgian market town with a real sense of community and picturesque water meadows for walking the dog”.Mayor of Wetherby Coun Norma Harrington said she is delighted at the inclusion in the prestigious national list.“I am proud and honoured to have been the Mayor of this fabulous town of Wetherby for the past two years, and am excited and delighted that The Sunday Times has recognised us in this way,” she said. “The people who are born and bred here have known it all along, but those of us who are more recent residents soon fall in love with the town, its history, its people and its friendly community atmosphere.”The guide states: “The market town has been slowly gentrifying, while retaining the down-to-earth friendliness that neighbours such as Harrogate are in danger of losing.“Many locals volunteer, from … [Read more...] about Wetherby named in Sunday Times Best Places guide
Fish and chips is England’s national dish for a reason and you can’t beat tucking into a plate on a Friday after a long week at work. In Hertfordshire we are spoiled for choice when it comes to great takeaways and restaurants to choose from when you fancy fish and chips. But with such a wide number of choices it can be hard to make up your mind where to go. With Good Friday coming up in a couple of weeks, we have complied a list of all the best places to get fish and chip in Hertfordshire according to TripAdvisor. Here is the list: Abbots Langley The Lighthouse, School Mead – 4.5 stars Barkers Fish and Chip Shop, College Road – 4 stars Baldock George IV, London Road – 4 stars The George at Baldock, Coach Yard 2, Hitchin Street – 4 stars Fish’n’Chick’n, High Street – 3 stars Berkhamsted The Alford Arms, Frithsden – 4.5 stars Martins Pond, The Green, Potten End – 4.5 stars Berkhamsted Fish Bar, Lower Kings Road … [Read more...] about Best places to go for fish and chips in Herts
Shipston has been named as the best place to live in the Midlands for the second consecutive year by The Sunday Times. The Warwickshire market town was praised for its ‘Cotswold charm without the tourists’, community spirit and house prices by the newspaper, which revealed its top tens on Friday.Shipston mayor Dan Scobie said he wholeheartedly agreed with the praise for the town, saying he was proud of its community spirit.“I obviously think Shipston is a special place and I’m glad to see that recognised,” he said.“It’s important to see the reasons behind it and when it talks about people being friendly and welcoming, I believe that is the greatest accolade you can give.“Our events are a big part of that as they bring people together. The events we run are all free and help towards a social cohesion we find is being lost in so many places.“So we’re very proud of that and to be recognised for the second year … [Read more...] about Best place to live in the Midlands is . . .