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5 minutes ago, foxdaleliberationfront said:

They seem to have a wrecking crew who are able to pull up the road. But nobody that knows how to lay the new road. 

I'd assumed they couldn't get the reinstatement video to load on YouTube!

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8 minutes ago, foxdaleliberationfront said:

They seem to have a wrecking crew who are able to pull up the road. But nobody that knows how to lay the new road. 

The first bit is all the DOI are for the most part :lol:

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9 minutes ago, finlo said:

I'd assumed they couldn't get the reinstatement video to load on YouTube!

I thought they'd been told to stop using YouTube. The 'how to lay concrete and train tracks' video didn't exactly work out too well! 

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1 hour ago, the stinking enigma said:

Commentating on this must  be akin  to trying to describe a perpetually rained off  never ending cricket match. No wonder they've given up

This seems to have popped up on Twitter this afternoon :lol: Sounds like a case for Mulder and Scully. 

 

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On 9/13/2019 at 2:03 PM, foxdaleliberationfront said:

It seems that Broadway is going to be closed for five weeks

https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_595143.html

 

It would be nice if the 'MyProm team' could be arsed to update their social media or website. It's not been updated in 3 weeks. 

The last time Harmer and Co. got their arse kicked by Bettison, Callister and Robertshaw they were full of apologies and promises that the work sites wouldn't be more than 400m and that communication would be greatly improved... what a load of shite that turned out to be!! 

So is the stop sign at the bottom of broadway permenant, with no more traffic lights ?

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4 minutes ago, LightBulb said:

So is the stop sign at the bottom of broadway permenant, with no more traffic lights ?

There's going to be a roundabout,  that nobody knows how to use!

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1 minute ago, finlo said:

There's going to be a roundabout,  that nobody knows how to use!

I assume the horses do though ?

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On 9/13/2019 at 2:17 PM, Roger Mexico said:

Well nothing since the 27th August and the Twitter is similarly inactive.  They do still appear to be keeping Facebook up to date though, except that none of the recent posts actually seem to be about the works on the Prom.  I believe there are people working full time on this, you know.

There was a full time limited term contract for the engagement officer. I think it was paying about 30 grand. 

With the reputational damage associated with the role, its not one I would want on my CV. That said, it was an impossible task from day one. This was never going to go smoothly.

I wonder if they have actually seen the light and left, and taken the account passwords with them? 

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Can someone please, please tell me why there are double tram tracks down at t'far end, when (obviously?) one would have been ample (if not profligate)

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1 hour ago, Derek Flint said:

There was a full time limited term contract for the engagement officer. I think it was paying about 30 grand. 

With the reputational damage associated with the role, its not one I would want on my CV. That said, it was an impossible task from day one. This was never going to go smoothly.

I wonder if they have actually seen the light and left, and taken the account passwords with them? 

£30 grand!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????

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1 hour ago, Derek Flint said:

There was a full time limited term contract for the engagement officer. I think it was paying about 30 grand. 

With the reputational damage associated with the role, its not one I would want on my CV. That said, it was an impossible task from day one. This was never going to go smoothly.

I wonder if they have actually seen the light and left, and taken the account passwords with them? 

But you're forgetting that the role of these contracts is to get some favoured person a place under the civil service umbrella.  Once there they pick up something more permanent, often one of those 'internal only' appointments.  (You'd think that being prepared to drop a contract halfway through wouldn't be much of recommendations, but there you go).  The fact they often don't then take on someone to complete the rest of the contract indicates it wasn't that important a position anyway.

Of course the whole idea of engagement officers and the like is nonsense anyway.  The people who should be interacting with the public are those in charge, who actually have the power to change things that are causing problems or the authority to explain why things are being done a particular way.  But rather than doing their job properly they put up a human shield of recent graduates who only have the authority to apologise profusely and promise improvements, but no ability to improve anything.  See also the  'Customer Services' departments of most companies.

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23 minutes ago, gettafa said:

Can someone please, please tell me why there are double tram tracks down at t'far end, when (obviously?) one would have been ample (if not profligate)

I agree, originally there was a single tram track but then, as tourism grew exponentially, a second track was laid. Now that we don't have anywhere near, or ever will, the peak tourism figures we once had then why oh why are we having two tracks, even if only for half the distance, it makes no sense whatsoever, and to add to the lunacy they are in the middle of the road again...utter madness, it makes no sense, even if the tracks are to have an electric tram (at some point in the future...maybe) it still doesn't make any sense...at all!

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Here's a shitty stick, or is it a poisoned chalice? Not sure, but would you like to hold it for 4 years. We'll pay you a couple of grand a month.

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