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  1. The cynic in me thinks that they are suspending things for 10 days because they were all about to get a kicking or worse. I am surprised someone hasn't run any of them over yet!
  2. And in Answer to your question. If you need to build quick and cheap they are going to be Crap aren't they!! In the next "Village" to me, called Hethersett, which had a population of around 5000 10 years ago. Then they approved a New Housing Estate of 600 houses. It took them 4 years to build. Next they approved another estate of 1500 more houses ......... Now take into account there is no plan to increase infrastructure.......... This time it has taken around 2 years. They have just applied for another 200 houses. Now take into account several things: 1. There are 4 Doctors in the Surgery and they service all the surrounding area as well as the Village, 2 Dentists, One Tesco Express, a chippy and a Farm shop. No extra roads or infrastructure has been built. The schools have a waiting list, the Doctors is failing and is now shut from 3pm even online to cope with the demand, its now shutting one day every 2 weeks. 2. It took less time to build 1500 houses than it had 600. The new 200 Houses they have applied for are on the "Green Area's" they had allocated and the area for a new School, in the agreed plans. 3. They are using Apprentices to build some houses unsupervised 4. My Friend runs a building company that "puts right new build issues". Its all they do. He condemned several houses there recently as they would cost more to put right than rebuild. 5. Profit. Profit. Profit. They build on Greenfield sites instead of Brown because its cheaper. They cut corners and use cheaper and cheaper materials as the builds go on. My friend said that on the majority of estates the gardens in the last houses built are much smaller than plans because they have fitted an extra house or 2 in by cutting gardens and Green Areas. 6. They often agree things in their plans with the Council and then change them without permission because they know the councils don't have the money to take them to court. For Example: The 1500 housing estate in Hethersett said it would Protect all the Oak Trees on the agreed Site. However, as the build has gone on they have slowly been disappearing to excuses like "The roots were accidently undermined" etc. This culminated earlier this year in nesting season, when they cut down all the mature hedging and Trees surrounding the site that weren't even theirs!!!! Please read this if you think I am exaggerating 7. We are next. My village of 400 or so houses will look like this soon. Also with no more infrastructure. Its all about the money people! We need to be protecting our natural habitat to help combat climate change and flooding (a mature Oak drinks up to 400 gallons of water a day) not building on them! "But people need houses" Great! build up not out! Why are we one of the only developed country where people think it's their right to have a house instead of an apartment? The blue area to the North is an "Ancient Woodland" planted about 10 years ago with British Native Trees. The "E" in Melton is my house
  3. I have to ask @C8RKH............. What are YOU doing reading the Mirror??
  4. On the positive I have just had a Maccy D's and though I'm not a fan it did help! On the negative I have been unable to answer the question "How many Burgers can you eat while badly hung over!". After 4 meals I am still hungry
  5. Drinking on a Sunday Night and into Monday morning. Stupid Stupid boy! Feel like crap! (Managed to work though).
  6. My Brother in Law always buys 2. One to build and one for investment. But then his friend does work at Lego as a designer in Denmark.
  7. Sadly this will continue for at least another year. And with such a huge lack of cars out there the price is now being driven more by "Essential" purchases. Cars written off, broken down permanently and even Companies who need cars for employees etc. These have historically bought new on Contract Hire/Lease but can't get a new car so are having to buy used. Creating new demand for used at a time when supply of used is down 70%.
  8. So the Industry has now virtually ground to a halt. the last bastion of supply, the South Korean car makers have announced they have nothing coming through until March next year. All the other Manufacturers are putting on a brave face but secretly behind the scenes we are being told buying a new car will soon be virtually impossible. Don't get me wrong! You will be able to order a new car, but there will be no "production date" applied to it. Examples are blaringly obvious for those of us in the industry. Kia Sorento's ordered 6 months ago for January 2022 supply are now back in May 2022, but this can't be guaranteed. Peugeots ordered in July for November still don't even have a build date. Allocations of build dates on cars ordered in May are for January but they aren't guaranteed. VW has no build dates till June next year. The list could go on and on. What this means is today we have been told by CAP and Autotrader that they see absolutely no change in the hugely inflated used prices as people are forced to buy used instead of new. HOWEVER!!! There has been virtually no supply of New since June in most brands meaning there won't be many if any nearly new or up to one year old cars available from now until 6 months after new production starts again. As a result any new cars that will be built will also be much more expensive as most brands take supply and demand into account. For example, a Kia Niro had a price increase in March, May, June, September AND October (all of around £200) AND as a whole Kia have increased their Delivery charge AND paint cost on top! This is happening across the board Soon I think you will find 2 year old cars at nearly new prices. This is all really good news for you if you want to sell your used car, however do take into account you will be paying up to £6000 more for its replacement! The final result of this will also be a massive exodus of experienced Sales and Management staff from the industry. All of whom are paid between 50 and 80% of their wages in commission. This also explains the sale of my Evora, to cut costs for myself.
  9. Yeah I didn't see that. I only watched the first and was so disappointed I have never watched anymore of that series.
  10. Also watched this at the Weekend! Absolutely Brilliant!
  11. Screw the Game of Throne Prequel! This will excite any Fantasy fan! Based on Robert Jordans Wheel of Time Series. I can't wait!!
  12. Trouble is you know the ending already as it was all gone through in GOT. We aren't really that interested TBH our focus is on The Wheel of Time series.
  13. Welcome and I'm sure you'll love it!
  14. Sadly as time goes on people will get more and more pissed off with their rediculous protest. My worry is that, like when Extinction Rebellion sat on trains and were attacked by commuters, this could get violent. This is a group of protesters who are so miniscule and have such a small following that they have to resort to this to get noticed. many are professional protesters and I would be surprised if any worked for a living. Funnily enough on an interview on Radio 5 live one protester was interviewed and refused to answer if she worked or what her career was because she was a well known paid protester! Sadly their message is not a bad one, but by doing this they actually turn people away from them and their cause. After sitting on the A12 cause they were blocking the junction to the M25 last week I have absolutely no sympathy and infact its turned me off the whole debate!
  15. Every member of the public in the UK are innocent until proven guilty. The Police service is unique in that they are the only people in the UK who are guilty until proven innocent. Even to the point where, if a Police Officer tries to save someone from drowning/jumping off a building etc and are unsuccessful, they are automatically referred to the IPCC and often suspended from their positions. They are given a lawyer by the Federation and even though they know they only tried to help they could easily be dismissed or prosecuted. I am all for Police Officers being accountable for their actions but it goes far too far when just by being the last person to have contact with someone they are considered guilty and investigated when everyone knows they are innocent! Likewise if a Police Officer is going to a 999 call on blue lights and someone else causes an accident, even if the Officer was not involved his license is suspended while its investigated! Dan is right, it has gone too far now where when one bad Police Officer is found guilty of a horrendous crime all of a sudden the whole service is scrutinised. That's like saying after Peter Sutcliffe murdered all those women, Truck Drivers were all tarred with the same brush! Bad people are bad people. Its rare for them to get into any emergency service but no amount of vetting will read their thoughts! I see a Nurse is being investigated for potentially murdering a lot of babies. Are the Media going to target all nurses now? No of course not because there is no band wagon from the Govt to jump on in knocking the Nursing service, unlike the Police!
  16. Thanks everyone. After another weekend of sitting in the drive (thats 3 weeks now without turning a wheel) she is going. I have turned down an offer of £27k from a garage, because I really do think she's worth more with everything done to her. So If anyone wants a well sorted N/A let me know. I'll be putting together and Ad shortly. MJK is gutted but totally on board with my reasons,
  17. My life is changing quite a bit right now and I think it's the Evora that may suffer instead of the family (another grand kid on way) or early retirement. So here's my dilemma and I would appreciate your true thoughts instead of a "Don't do it". 1. Money. I am not a rich man, the industry I am in is very hard right now and I see at least 6 months coming up where we have nothing to sell or very little so my job is likely to be paid Basic instead of my normal 33% Basic 66% commission. As you can guess that leaves me with very little. My loan is small on the car but £200 a month plus insurance, RFL and running costs on top. 2. Market. The market at present is way up and frankly MJK thinks it will stay high after as the Evora is going to get rarer and rarer, especially when Lotus go 100% electric. Petrol Lotus's will be in great demand. This means I get a good deal now and the buyer gets a good investment 3. My car. I like to think its one of the most sorted around. @C8RKHwill tell you it has a hugely upgraded interior, Tubular Manifold that makes it sound stunning, its dyno'd at 314 HP, had a complete brand new Air Con system, front end respray by Lotus Paint Tech to get rid of any blemishes or chips, front Splitter and barge boards all painted by paint tech as well, loads of extras like painted engine cover, newly powder coated Black alloys, painted grills throughout and a full service last year including plugs points etc. AND 28,000 miles gen with FSH (books not there but all old invoices are). 4. I don't drive it in winter and don't have a garage to put it in so it will sit through all weathers if I keep it, blocking the drive, getting wet and nasty. 5. Before I advertise it if anyone wants the best NA around please PM me. I am thinking £32500 for a quick sale (been offered £30k already by a dealer)
  18. Awesome! Glad you love it mate. Great car!
  19. I am currently selling Boxer Vans at £22000 trade at 6 mos and with around 12k miles. If you order one brand new you can get it for £20500. I am selling certain cars such as Peugeot 5008/3008, Kia Sportage around new price or up to £1000 more than new car price at 6 mos/10k miles. The difference is you order a new Van now and you'll get it July next year. You order one of those 3 cars mentioned and you won't get a date at all. It will be built but they don't know when. I have some Kia Sorento coming in in January......possibly (this may go back), I ordered them in March this year. This is all due to Semi Conductor issues. This is why used prices are so high. if you NEED a car now you have to buy used....if you can find one, you see the other issue is that due to lock down in 2020 cars weren't built. Then the majority of nearly new cars (6 mos to 2 years old) are sold by companies like us. Rental, Leasing, short term contractual vehicles. Only we have a double whammy. Because all our sites were locked down we didn't buy as many cars as normal and now............? We can't get new cars so we are holding on to most of what we did buy or else our rental sites won't have a business! So there is a huge shortage of good used cars as well! I have dealers who have over 100 spots on their forecourt with less than 30 in stock, One dealer has 120 sports and 12 cars! Believe me, prices are going up and will continue to be high well into next year possibly this time next year!
  20. Get debit card, book Hotel/Restaurants ignore the [email protected]*k out of any of this Camping lark!! Especially in Australia where everything from the smallest insect to the largest Mammal wants to kill you!
  21. I am currently arguing with some idiots on a friends FB page where most of the people replying are against the idiots blocking the roads but "The few" are shouting louder and using words like "You are all ignorant and need to wake up before the planet dies. ANY way to protest about this gets my support". I thought my reply was actually quite measured: "Ahhhh jolly good. Selective breaking the law! Always a good way to run society. "It's ok to break the law as long as it fits my personal view and beliefs or if its for a good cause and to raise awareness!". Anyway, I'm off to Break into your houses so I can make a donation to their cause, that's obviously ok cause it's all in their cause. By the way, don't try calling 999 all the Police are tied up dealing with people blocking the roads!"
  22. But surely when they use it the gas dissipates into the atmosphere adding to the Co2?
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