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Hinkley nuclear power station - an update
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As well as the 750 HGV Trucks* per day as mentioned, there will be 900 buses, and then other incidental build traffic,according to EdF figures. All on top of what we already endure on an over subscribed road that is far too narrow.

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A few locals driving very slowly through the village and a few strategically parked cars at the right times will soon get the contractors to hurry up with the bypass. You'll just have to let the locals know what times to avoid.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
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As well as the 750 HGV Trucks* per day as mentioned, there will be 900 buses, and then other incidental build traffic,according to EdF figures. All on top of what we already endure on an over subscribed road that is far too narrow.............


A few locals driving very slowly through the village and a few strategically parked cars at the right times will soon get the contractors to hurry up with the bypass. You'll just have to let the locals know what times to avoid.


As if we would. The double yellow lines have increased in the village, and there are more restrictions to come.

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Do you think they'll station a permanent Traffic Warden in the village to police those yellow lines? Once established a blockage takes quite a while to fully disperse so some guerilla tactics like these could cause huge problems for the builders.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the lines get accidentally tarmacc-ed over, or fade to the point of being invisible, parking on where they were is no longer an offence.

Just saying, like.
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The white paint used for cycle lanes seems to corode tarmac faster than the general wear and tear. A long stretch on the main road I cycle home on was getting quite bumpy and pitted, so the council kindly came and put a nice new strip of tarmac over the line - erasing an important cycle lane completely overnight.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about some regular Critical Mass bike rides in Cannington? That would cause plenty of chaos, without having to worry about yellow lines etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strategic mass cycling, not a bad thing. Get all participants to wear a striped tee shirt, beret and string of onions round the neck.

May be more prudent to co-ordinate an equivalent amount of commuters anticipated for each shift change, and get them all to converge onto the approach road to Hinkley. Need someone to bankroll a load of buses, lorries and helicopter as well to record the chaos from the air. Sadly would never happen as the cohesion is never good enough, and too many would agree with the idea, but not take part.

Moving on, some bits from the press. Hit the Green highlighted under HERE

Even at home there are problems. Flamanville Costs Increase

As well as this little bit from Business Green

Finally the Enel Italian withdrawal Enel in Italy to part company

May be watch this space?

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