Ready, fire, aim. First the Dunedin City Council decides it wants to spend our money, and then it decides what it wants to spend it on. The DCC has decided to spend $60 million on a central city upgrade, and to consult everyone on the idea that those who trade from the central city should pay for 10% of the ‘‘upgrade’’ on the basis these businesses stand to gain the most financially from the improvements. We are informed that there will be ‘‘key transformative projects’’ creating ‘‘compelling attractive spaces’’. While there are some suggestions as to what these may be, it is not at all clear where the planners will go after their ‘‘consultation’’. We can have no idea about whether there is likely to be any financial advantage to downtown ratepayers. In May last year, a DCC manager said construction was due to begin in 18 months, and businesses could expect … [Read more...] about Central city upgrade: the big questions
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PUBLISHED: 16:33 26 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:39 26 March 2019 A pot hole in Wymondham. Photo: Antony Kelly © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2010 Investment in the region’s roads is still falling short of the amount needed to maintain target conditions, a new report claims, as council bosses said it would cost nearly £40m to make Norfolk’s roads as good as they were more than a decade ago. Trafford Road potholes. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY The Asphalt Industry Alliance’s (AIA) annual survey said the decline of local road conditions was being stemmed by councils increasing their highway maintenance budgets.But it claimed much of the money was spent on short-term “patch and mend” work to fill in potholes, which did not improve underlying road structure issues.In 2018/19, councils in the east of England filled in 124,674 potholes and paid out £2.1m in compensation claims.Nick Tupper, assistant director of highways and waste at Norfolk County Council, said: … [Read more...] about Investment in region’s roads still falling short, new report claims
0 Post a comment Friday, 15 March 2019 - Motorsport by Adam Hughes - Sports editor @CambrianSport [email protected] Jason Pritchard got the defence of his Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title off to the best possible start by winning the opening round of the 2019 series, the Rallynuts National Tour of Epynt Rally, in his North Road Garage Ford Focus WRC05. Strong winds sent dark clouds sweeping over the military ranges all day long, with heavy downpours of rain, sleet and hail making driving conditions hazardous and tyre choice almost impossible.While a high retirement rate decimated the high-quality field, a brilliantly controlled performance by Pritchard made the extremely difficult look easy. Having not driven his Focus since last October, Pritchard admitted to being a little rusty on the opening stage – but then he and Phil Clarke took the lead of the event on SS2 and never looked back.On each stage thereafter they stretched their … [Read more...] about Pritchard’s defence off to flying start
To provide work for the unemployed in Portsmouth, construction began on the Eastern Road in the 1920s. In the early years part of the southern end was used as a car racing track. A tablet was unveiled on the bridge over the railway by the Lord Mayor, followed by a luncheon. The total cost of the road was £312,789. Although the photograph, right, looking north to the railway bridge, is captioned as the opening ceremony, the road looks a little rough to me and appears to be asphalt.There are many now living in the city who would have no idea that we once had a infectious diseases hospital. It was alongside Milton Road to the north of Milton Cemetery.It opened in 1883 and was sometimes known as Milton Hospital until 1934.From 1960 it was known as Priorsdean Hospital, and in 1967 was absorbed into St Mary’s Hospital, becoming the east wing. The hospital closed in the 1990s and houses were built on the site.Across Milton Road was Portsea Island Union House, … [Read more...] about Portsmouth’s Eastern Road used to be a racing track – Nostalgia
MARTIN Clunes OBE is one of Britain's leading TV stars, most famous for his roles in Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly. At the start of this year he also starred as DCI Colin Sutton in Manhunt, a series which explored the real-life Levi Bellfield murders Now he's back on his travels in a new ITV series Islands of America... How old is Martin Clunes? Martin Clunes, 57, was born in Wimbledon, London. Acting is in his blood as he is the son of classical actor Alec Clunes, who died of lung cancer when Martin was eight. He is also the nephew of actor Jeremy Brett, who played Sherlock Holmes in the Granada series from 1984 to 1994. Martin has an older sister Amanda. When is Martin Clunes in Warren? Martin plays the title role in BBC series Warren. It i s next on BBC One tonight (March 18) at 9pm. If you miss it, you can catch up on BBC iPlayer. What else has Martin Clunes starred in? Martin is best known for his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham in ITV's hit show Doc Martin. But before he … [Read more...] about How old is Martin Clunes, when is he in ITV’s Warren and who is his wife Philippa Braithwaite?