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 71 
 on: November 26, 2018, 03:18:55 PM 
Started by CLIPPER - Last post by Watchman
It's the way Cookham (in general)  is headed, unfortunately.

You have a dictatorial council who selectively decide which greenbelt land to approve building on,
You have avaricious farmer/s who continuously seek corner-cutting to ensure their land is built on,
You have a government who scream for more "affordable housing" yet who never follow up to ensure the fact
that affordable housing is being built ( are there any plans for affordable housing pencilled in for Maidenhead Golf Course?)
I suspect not.
Finally, you have ever vigilant and aggressive builders who seek every opportunity to continuously wear away
at locals protests against building on green belt land (Poundfield is an example) - until such time as they finally succeed
after taking it all the way to the Environment Secretary.

It's a hellish merry go round where, sadly, the populace face the final consequences.

And it is, sadly, the way of the world

 72 
 on: November 26, 2018, 03:07:08 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Watchman
A traffic warden's main duties will include :
monitoring parking meters,
reporting parking offences and issuing fixed penalty notices.
Traffic wardens also monitor controlled parking zones and can
have vehicles clamped or towed away by the police


From the traffic wardens directives.

Mea Culpa … I stand corrected.

So ... they clamp a dozen or so cars and then advise the police to remove them - tail wagging dog or what (?) -
or do they advise the local cowboy clamping outfit to intervene at £150 a pop?  An interesting scenario.

Do you actually see the police turning out to remove the dozen or so cars nobbled by the ever-vigilant traffic wardens?
I would certainly hope NOT. The police have other much more important tasks and duties to carry out.

Frankly, I think this is all a farce -  Christmas approaches and they ask traffic wardens to selectively choose non
road tax payers whilst overlooking and ignoring MOT failures, non insured cars, banned drivers etc.,
It kinda makes a mockery of the whole system.

In Singapore they have junction cameras for catching out non payers in all categories... leaving the wardens and the police
to carry out their official tasks properly.

 73 
 on: November 26, 2018, 09:14:43 AM 
Started by CLIPPER - Last post by Paris
Just because it hasn't been farmed, doesn't mean it should be covered in enormously expensive houses.

 74 
 on: November 26, 2018, 09:10:43 AM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by fision
Traffic wardens can have vehicles clamped. If the cars are un-taxed, I don't mind who clamps them TBH as they shouldn't be used on the road.

 75 
 on: November 25, 2018, 05:30:42 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Watchman
Do traffic wardens have the authority to do that?

Whilst it is an offence not to have a road fund licence/tax, I'm not sure that clamping a car by a traffic warden,
which may well be parked legitimately, is not the REAL offence here!

I thought that it was only the police that had the authority to intervene in cases of road tax … and certainly not by clamping.

And here's the rub … who does the clamping?
Private clamping companies who charge £150 to release your car?

Sounds rather flakey to me !!

 76 
 on: November 25, 2018, 05:10:45 PM 
Started by Housejar - Last post by Housejar
IMPORTANT HEADS UP TO ALL VILLAGERS AND FOLKS DRIVING THROUGH COOKHAM NEXT SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER

COOKHAM HIGH STREET WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10AM - 6PM FOR THE COOKHAM CHRISTMAS STREET FAYRE TO TAKE PLACE

SCHOOL LANE, BERRIES ROAD AND SUTTON ROAD WILL BE ACCESSIBLE.

PLEASE COULD ALL RESIDENTS ON THE HIGH STREET KINDLY PARK OFF THE HIGH STREET DURING THESE TIMES IN ORDER THAT THE FAYRE CAN BE SET UP AND TAKE PLACE SAFELY

MARSHALLS WILL BE REDIRECTING TRAFFIC FROM 10AM - 6PM

PLEASE FOLLOW THE EVENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION...

https://www.facebook.com/CookhamChristmas/


 77 
 on: November 25, 2018, 04:53:30 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by Cookham Webmaster
It appears that traffic wardens are checking road fund licences on vehicles parked in Marlow and clamping those unlicensed cars.

 78 
 on: November 24, 2018, 01:22:30 PM 
Started by RBWM Press Release - Last post by RBWM Press Release
Residents asked for their views after changes are made to polling station and districts following resident feedback

 
Residents are being asked for further feedback on the location of polling stations and districts after alterations were made to proposals following resident feedback.

Residents were asked for their views on changes to polling stations and districts following the electoral boundary review undertaken by the Local Government Boundary Commission earlier this year, which reduced the number of wards from 23 currently to 19 from the May 2019 elections.

Following the initial consultation which took place between 1 October and 9 November this year a number of changes have been made, including:

Keeping the Pinkneys Green polling station at its current location of the Youth & Community Centre on Blenheim Road rather than moving it to the Cricket Club. This proposal was changed following feedback from residents that access to the Cricket Club may be more difficult than its current location of the cricket club.

All Datchet residents will now vote at the Village Hall rather than being split across two stations. This follows feedback from the Parish Council and local residents.

More electors who live in the Forlease Road area will be able to vote at Forest Bridge, as requested by residents.

The polling district boundaries in the Clewer East polling boundary have been amended to allow residents in the west of Hermitage Lane to vote at Clewer First School rather than Kipling Court.
 
Residents now have the chance to give further feedback on both the changes to the scheme following the consultation and the scheme as a whole. This consultation will run from Friday 23 November until Friday 14 December.

Cllr Marius Gilmore, chair of the polling district working group said: “Getting resident feedback on these changes is a vital part of the process and I am pleased that we have been able to include many of the excellent suggestions from residents in our revised scheme.

“It’s very important that we now hear any final feedback from residents on these changes before they are introduced for the May 2019 election.”

Residents will be able to give their feedback on the proposed districts and stations by completing the questionnaire online or by downloading the form and returning it by post.

The Royal Borough is required to review its polling districts and stations every four years but on this occasion the electoral ward boundary review means that a review of the districts and changes is needed before the next set of scheduled elections.

https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/4094/polling_district_and_places_scheme_provisional.pdf

 79 
 on: November 23, 2018, 11:40:20 PM 
Started by Cookham Webmaster - Last post by James Hatch
The Hay Knife for cutting hay from the Hayrick was on the way out when I was a boy. I did get to use it to cut Silage from a pit clamp:

https://youtu.be/Ag2fLDUNHWg

So turn up your sound.

 80 
 on: November 23, 2018, 10:27:56 PM 
Started by James Hatch - Last post by James Hatch
Here is one bird I am sure will come to your bird feeder, and that is of course the Chaffinch.

 https://youtu.be/zrS4vBX8oKc

So turn up your sound.

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